Sgt Laretta Mae Duncan

Enlisted in the U. S. Women’s Air Force (WAF) three months after graduating from Spanish Fork High School on September 1, 1950 at Fort Douglas, Utah. There were six of us (including my aunt who was 11 days younger).  Sent by train to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas...

Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis

Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, [is] Durham’s first African-American female police chief.  A 30-year law enforcement veteran, Davis became chief of police of the Durham Police Department on June 6, 2016. Chief Davis comes to Durham from the Atlanta Police Department, where she...

PO1 John William Craig

Storekeeper First Class Craig was listed as Missing in Action when the USS Oklahoma received multiple torpedo attacks. During this time, it caused the Oklahoma to quickly capsize, leading to the deaths of 429 crew members. At that time, Storekeeper First Class...

SSgt Patrick Maloney

On August 26, 2016, Marine Raider and canine handler Staff Sergeant Patrick Maloney stood tall in the exposed bed of a pickup truck, returning fire with a heavy machine gun as ISIS fighters pinned down his reconnaissance team. Twice the Peshmerga machine gun...

Fire Chief Ronald C. Lewis

Ronald C. Lewis, who served as the Richmond Fire Department’s first African-American chief and fought discrimination to secure equal opportunities for a generation of black firefighters, died Friday. He was 84. Mr. Lewis headed the department from 1978 until his...