SPC Dane R. Balcon

SPC Dane R. Balcon was born on 27 April 1988, at Luke AFB Arizona, Dane Balcon was only 3 years old the day he told his mother he wanted to be a soldier. In 2007, he enlisted in the Army as a Fire Support Specialist, following graduation from Sand Creek High School....

CSM William E. Vicars

William Vicars spent 21 years in the Army to learn something about himself—that he was a born teacher. Vicars enlisted a year out of high school and did two tours of Vietnam. On his second tour, at the age of 29, he was called “The Old Man” by the recruits in his...

BM1 Edgar A. Culbertson

Born on October 13,1935, Edgar Culbertson left Lincoln High School in November 1952 to join the Coast Guard. He served on active military duty for 14 years. From 1952 to 1956, and 1958-1967 he was on active duty, and from 1956 to 1958 he was on reserve service. In...

1stLt Baldomero Lopez

One of the Korean War’s most recognized images is that of a young Marine scaling a wall during the invasion of Inchon on Sept. 15, 1950. Stepping over the seawall on the northern side of Red Beach, Marine Corps 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez is the picture of courage. Lopez,...

PO2 Olivia J Hooker

On Nov. 23, 1942, legislation approved the implementation of the United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve; the program known as SPAR – the acronym derived from the translations of the Coast Guard’s motto, ‘Semper Paratus, Always Ready’ – became the foundation for...