CAPT Lamar “Bud” Binion

Lamar “Bud” Binion was born in Stone Mountain, GA on Nov. 20, 1917. He graduated from Georgia School of Technology (now Georgia Institute of Technology) in Atlanta, GA on June 5, 1939 as a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. In addition to his...

CPO Shannon M. Kent

The ISIS-claimed bombing of a restaurant in Syria on Wednesday (January 16, 2019) killed an Army Green Beret with four children, a former Navy SEAL working for the Pentagon’s intelligence agency and a Navy linguist, the Pentagon announced Friday. The servicemembers...

Paymaster John Edmund Colthurst

John Edmund Colthurst was born in Chicago November 29, 1871 in the South Loop, just a few blocks away from where the Great Fire had passed a month prior. He joined the Navy at Mare Island in California in 1893 and served as a yeoman on various ships in Admiral George...

Brad Snyder

Following a dizzying two-year period in which he lost his eyesight in an explosion in Afghanistan and then came back to become a Paralympic gold medalist, Navy veteran Brad Snyder decided he wanted to adopt a service dog. Gizzy, his German shepherd, has been with him...

Dick Lillie

Photo above: Dick Lillie holding “Blood Chit” he removed from a corpse wearing a pilot’s leather flight jacket. ?Photo courtesy of Britt Taylor Collins, www.bootsonthegroundART.com Meet USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) WWII Veteran Dick Lillie Torpedo...

SN1 William Bruesewitz

(Originally posted 06 December 2018) Navy Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz, killed at the Pearl Harbor attack, will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 7 on the 77th anniversary of the incident. Bruesewitz, 26, of Appleton, Wisconsin, was assigned to...