LTJG Robert A. Huttemeyer

Brooklyn-born Robert Huttemeyer followed the advice of his father, a veteran of World War I, by choosing the Navy (“they feed you and you sleep in a clean dry bed”) over the Army when he enlisted to serve in World War II. He got into an officers’...

Millie Bailey

Millie Bailey grew up in the Deep South. During World War II, she joined the Army. She ended up the Commander of a women’s unit. Now, she lives in a Senior Apartment complex in Columbia, Howard County. It’s been a memorable journey for this accomplished Senior...

Lt Betty Tackaberry Guild Blake

Born in Hawaii while it was still a territory, Betty spent her early years reading books about aviation. When she was 14, she met Amelia Earhart who encouraged her wanting to learn to fly and invited the teenager to watch her take off when she flew solo to Oakland,...

Cpl Ken Rodgers

Ken Rodgers, born 1947, was raised in the small town of Casa Grande, Arizona. He did well in school, was a part of the National Honors Society, was active in sports, the drama club, and had served as Senior Class President, with special love of reading and writing....

Maj Kurt Chew-Een Lee

Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee is the first Chinese-American officer in the history of the United States Marine Corps. Honored for his heroic performance during the Korean War, Lee is a recipient of the Navy Cross, the second highest honor a marine can receive for valor....