Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk Takeshi Fuchigami Jr.

BRIGHAM CITY — There is a Tibetan proverb that says it is better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep. Kirk Takeshi Fuchigami Jr. was that tiger, living life fiercely, with passion and determination. That tiger turned into a pilot, served his...

Brig Gen James “Jimmy” Stewart

For all the fans of “It’s A Wonderful Life” and Jimmy Stewart. Just months after winning his 1941 Academy Award for best actor in “The Philadelphia Story,” Jimmy Stewart, one of the best-known actors of the day, left Hollywood and joined the US Army. He was the first...

Hayden Thomas Rabins

Born in Everett Washington. Died in Lehi, Utah. Hayden served in the Armed Forces since 8 April 2013. His journey began in Fort Sill Oklahoma (boot camp was a beast), followed by field medic training in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Next he was off to Fort Lewis McChord in...

Harold Stone

This Nov. 5, 2019, photo shows WWII veteran Harold Stone in Beckley, W.Va. (Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald via AP) Harold Stone wakes up every day and walks two miles. For most 95-year-olds this would be a difficult task. But no, not for Stone. Stone remains in...

PFC Richard G. Christensen

On August 3, 1970, my younger brother’s birthday, I was assigned to a flight to take Captain Bob Walker to Long Bihn for DEROS. He was going home. Captain Walker was one of our most accomplished and respected scout pilots. I had flown many combat missions with...

CPT Joe Ronnie Hooper

There is a long-standing adage in combat arms branches that says “you haven’t had a full career until you’ve gotten an Article 15.” Well, this Vietnam War veteran had his share non-judicial punishments (authorized by Article 15 of UCMJ), racked up 115 confirmed kills...