1LT Thomas Martin

First Lieutenant Thomas Martin died during combat operations October 14, 2007, while serving his country in Iraq. Tom was born October 10, 1980, in Huron, South Dakota. He left South Dakota as a very young boy, went to school for a short time in San Marcos, Texas, and...

GySgt Keith Renstrom

A native of Huntsville, Utah, Keith Renstrom grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. Feeling the need to follow in his father’s footsteps and serve his country, Renstrom joined the United States Marine Corps in 1940. After his recruit training in San Diego,...

MSG Roy P Benavidez

Today, I am remembering and honoring my dad on National Medal of Honor Day. The Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest award given in the military. It is EARNED, not won. My dad was often asked if he would do it all over again and his answer was always this,...

PhM3c John Andrew Haskins

Located on the southern banks of Suisun Bay, just over six miles outside of Martinez, California, Port Chicago was one of the Navy’s busiest and most vital munitions magazines during the Second World War.  Each day, tons of munitions destined for the Pacific Theater...

Sgt Walter “Wally” Morgan Bryant

During the mid-1960’s, Wally Bryant, fresh out of Seacrest High School, Delray Beach, FL, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was sent to Vietnam as so many others before and after him were ordered.  He would remain in that combat zone for two tours. Sgt....