Stan Gale Jones

“This is no ordinary time,” Eleanor Roosevelt said as Europe was being engulfed by war. Stanley Gale Jones, a true survivor, has lived no ordinary life. In 1943, when he was a 17-year-old drifter in his own village, Jones resolved to fight for his country and...

Sarah Emma Edmonds

Union soldiers during the Civil War knew a comrade known as Franklin Flint Thompson, but in reality Thomspon was really a woman — Sarah Emma Edmonds — and one of the few females known to have served during the Civil War. Edmonds was born in Canada in 1841,...

SGT William Preston Armstrong

Enlisted in the Army. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. Start of tour or enlistment date was July 5, 1968. Armstrong had the rank of Sergeant. Occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantry. Served with 173rd Airborne Brigade, 3rd...

WAC Dorothy-Mae (Hinson) Brandt

Strong love of country drove young WAC to enlist at 16. In 1944, Dorothy-Mae (Hinson) Brandt was four years too young to join her five older brothers serving in America’s armed forces during World War II. Like the estimated 100,000 underage veterans who served in...

LT Nathan G Gordon

Nathan G. Gordon, a Navy pilot who received the Medal of Honor for rescuing aviators in World War II, and who later became Arkansas’ longest-serving lieutenant governor, died Sept. 8, 2008 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock. He...