Our Honored Heroes from July 1, 2017- February 10, 2020

  • 2LT Pamela Dorothy Donovan - In July 1968 Pamela Donovan’s brief obituary read as follows: A Brighton Army Nurse who volunteered for duty in Vietnam four months ago, died Monday at Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, […]
  • Fire Captain Rebecca Boutin - Dec 14, 2012. WESTFIELD – From the outset, Rebecca Boutin said she did not get into firefighting for the awards, and she was only doing what any other firefighter would […]
  • Police Officer II Russell Lee Peterson Jr. - Officer Peterson was killed while participating in a training exercise for the police department’s Search and Rescue Team on Tuesday, March 24, 1998. Officer Peterson and another team member of […]
  • Col Burnell William Adams - Burt Adams was born on February 10, 1918, in Chester, Illinois. He enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program of the U.S. Army Air Forces on September 4, 1941, and was […]
  • Harlan Harvey - World War II Navy veteran Harlan Harvey talks with the Times Free Press at his North Shore home in Chattanooga, Tenn. Harvey, 98, still maintains his independence and takes a […]
  • Paul Kennedy - Paul Kennedy was expecting to sleep in on the morning of December 7, 1941. He had been on deck duty on board the U.S.S. Sacramento at Pearl Harbor until 4 a.m., then grabbed coffee […]
  • William McKinley - William McKinley served in the U.S. Congress and as governor of Ohio before running for the presidency in 1896. As a longtime champion of protective tariffs, the Republican McKinley ran […]
  • Arthur Van Haren Jr. - It is with great family pride and honor that I share with you the life of my tata: Arthur Van Haren Jr. Born on April 9, 1920, in Superior, Arizona, […]
  • Firefighter Andrew Sterling Ashcraft - Andrew Sterling Ashcraft was born on February 15, 1984, to parents Deborah Pfingston and Thomas Ashcraft in Orange, California. At the age of five, Andrew moved to Prescott with his […]
  • CPL Herbert Kingsley Harvey - During the Korean War, my brother Corporal Herbert K. Harvey survived a sniper attack while on patrol near Kaesong, Korea on November 10, 1949. As one of thirty men, Cpl […]
  • Cpl John M. Kmetz Sr. - John Kmetz enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1943 serving under Chesty Puller in the First Marine Division in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was the recipient of the […]
  • CPL Chris Stout - The biggest new star quarterback of NFL doesn’t get a lot of free time. Practicing is as important as game time, so when the time comes to relax, it’s understandable […]
  • Captain Janarie Cammans - The Price City Fire Department recently announced that Janarie Cammans received a promotion, pushing her ranking up to captain. This is a special promotion, as Cammans has the distinction of […]
  • James Derry - James Derry, 99, a World War II veteran who served as infantry soldier with the Army in the Anti-Tank Company 242nd Infantry, Rainbow Division, recently talked about his experiences during […]
  • SFC Daniel H. Petithory - SFC Daniel H. Petithory, 32, was a Communications Sergeant assigned to ODA 574, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was killed in action during Operation Enduring […]
  • Officer Cody Painter - “Cody was the first responder on the scene when I called 911 because my father quit breathing. When Cody arrived, he immediately got my father flat on the ground, and […]
  • Officer Cody Painter - “Cody was the first responder on the scene when I called 911 because my father quit breathing. When Cody arrived, he immediately got my father flat on the ground, and […]
  • SGT Rafael Q. Torres - Ninety-year-old Rafael Torres doesn’t have the mind he had back when he was growing up in El Paso, Texas, nor when he began penning his memories of World War II, […]
  • SGT Rafael Q. Torres - Ninety-year-old Rafael Torres doesn’t have the mind he had back when he was growing up in El Paso, Texas, nor when he began penning his memories of World War II, […]
  • Police Officer Paul Dunn - Police Officer Paul Dunn was killed in a motorcycle crash on Lakeland Highlands Road, south of Lake Miriam Drive, at approximately 5:45 am. He was en route to the police […]
  • Firefighters John “Jack” Toomey & Lt. Michael Toomey - NEW YORK — An FDNY paramedic whose father was an FDNY firefighter has been promoted to lieutenant, the rank his father had looked forward to achieving before dying in the […]
  • Officer Douglas S Barney, II - Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah End of Watch Sunday, January 17, 2016 Police Officer Doug Barney was shot and killed after responding to an accident near the intersection […]
  • Officer Douglas S Barney, II - Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Utah End of Watch Sunday, January 17, 2016 Police Officer Doug Barney was shot and killed after responding to an accident near the intersection […]
  • Chief William “Bill” O’Neal - SANDY — Those who knew Bill O’Neal knew he was a larger-than-life figure, both physically and with his personality. “The first moment I met him he was always just friendly, […]
  • Chief William “Bill” O’Neal - SANDY — Those who knew Bill O’Neal knew he was a larger-than-life figure, both physically and with his personality. “The first moment I met him he was always just friendly, […]
  • SGT Carl Berton George - A Native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Sergeant George was part of A Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was taken Prisoner of […]
  • Corp. Danielle Woods - May 23, 2018, at the Detroit Public Safety Foundation Women in Blue Woman of the Year awards, Danielle Woods was recognized as the Policewoman of the year. Corporal Danielle Woods […]
  • DN Thomas A. Christensen, Jr - 18 year old Thomas A. Christensen, Jr., enlisted in the Navy as a Dental Technician, but found himself assigned serving alongside Marines in Korea as their Corpsman. On the drive […]
  • DN Thomas A. Christensen, Jr - 18 year old Thomas A. Christensen, Jr., enlisted in the Navy as a Dental Technician, but found himself assigned serving alongside Marines in Korea as their Corpsman. On the drive […]
  • LCpl Matthew Ryan Adams - A 19-year-old Orem man serving as an active Marine before he died in a head-on car crash in California on Tuesday has been identified. Officials reported Lance Cpl. Matthew Ryan […]
  • COL Jonathan Newmark - War: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 Branch: Army Unit: 5010th US Army Hospital; 348th General Hospital; Madigan Army Medical Center; US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense; Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical […]
  • SSgt Jamie Fox - War: Afghan War, 2001 – Branch: Air Force Unit: 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron Service Location:  Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; McChord Air Force Base, Washington; Doha, Qatar; Kandahar, Afghanistan Following a childhood […]
  • Lt Firefighter Clarence Singleton - Sept. 26, 2018, 12:00 PM MDT / Source: TODAY By Gabrielle Frank Sept. 11, 2001, was a crisp, clear day, as Clarence Singleton remembers it. Singleton, who had retired the previous year from his […]
  • 1st Lt. Sharon Ann Lane - 1st Lieutenant Sharon Ann Lane, U.S. Army was killed by a rocket explosion on June 8, 1969, less than 10 weeks after she arrived in Vietnam. Assigned to the 312th […]
  • Sgt Danielle Farber - Sgt Danielle Farber smiles as she reflects on the history she just made in Pennsylvania. “Yeah, that’s kind of cool,” she said looking at the cameras surrounding her at Fort […]
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  • Army Ranger Martin Vaughn - Martin was a true American Hero and my best friend. He served in the Army as a Ranger during the Gulf war for 6 years. We honor you, (Submission by: […]
  • Homer Victor Foust - Homer Victor Foust Army Americal Division, 182nd Infantry, Company A Homer was drafted on June of 1943.  He headed from Coalville, Utah, to basic training at Camp Roberts, California.  In […]
  • Tracey Chhour - Tracey Chhour served in the Army Reserve from 1997-2005. She served in many roles, mainly medical and was attached to the 328th Combat Support Hospital. This is where she strengthened […]
  • Joey Clegg - Joseph “Joey” Clegg    Army (1969-1975) General Draftsman Awarded medals:  National Defense service medal; Army Commendation medal My dad rarely spoke of his time served in military. The image shown […]
  • William “Billy” L Sullivan - William “Billy” L Sullivan Army (1992-2001) 328th General Hospital 19th Special Forces Unlike my dad, Billy spoke of his military service often and most the time I would either be […]
  • Police Officer Aaron McNeely - Tacoma Police Officer Aaron McNeely on Monday was awarded the department’s Medal of Valor for “extraordinary act of bravery and heroism” during the mass shooting Las Vegas on Oct. 1. […]
  • CPL Jackey D. Blosser - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Jackey D. Blosser, 21, of Randolph County, West Virginia, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Nov. 12, […]
  • MAJ Hulon Brocke Whittington - Hulon Brocke Whittington was born on July 9, 1921 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He was residing elsewhere in the state when he enlisted in the United States Army on August 21, […]
  • LT Ellan Levitsky Orkin - World War II Army nurses, like Ellan and Dorothy Levitsky, joined a lineage started in World War I. In 1944, the Levitsky sisters were licensed nurses working in Philadelphia hospitals […]
  • LTC Carl Cooper - Marine Lt. Col. Carl Cooper, 99 years old in the photo.  Courtesy of Jeffrey Rease Rease photographed Col. Carl Cooper, a lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He enlisted in 1942 […]
  • LTC Carl Cooper - Marine Lt. Col. Carl Cooper, 99 years old in the photo.  Courtesy of Jeffrey Rease Rease photographed Col. Carl Cooper, a lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He enlisted in 1942 […]
  • PFC Hilman Prestridge - Army Pfc. Hilman Prestridge, who is 94 years old in the portrait.  Courtesy of Jeffrey Rease Army Amphibious Forces Pfc. Hilman Prestridge survived D-Day. He was among the first soldiers […]
  • William Massey - Army Air Corps B-17 pilot William Massey.  Courtesy of Jeffrey Rease This is William Massey, who piloted a B-17 plane during World War II.  Massey survived having his plane shot […]
  • Joseph Andrew Walag - Joseph Andrew Walag was born on February 5, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. He excelled in electronics while in high school, so much that when he enlisted in the United […]
  • PO1 Helen Sadowski - Helen Sadowski wanted to see more of the world. She grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey and had spent some time in Philadelphia (or “the big […]
  • Col. Charles McGee (Ret.) - Retired Col. Charles McGee stepped out of the small commercial jet and flashed a smile. Then a thumbs-up. McGee had returned on a round-trip flight Friday morning from Dover Air […]
  • Col. Charles McGee (Ret.) - Retired Col. Charles McGee stepped out of the small commercial jet and flashed a smile. Then a thumbs-up. McGee had returned on a round-trip flight Friday morning from Dover Air […]
  • SPC Jordan Byrd - Specialist Jordan Byrd served as a medic in the 101st Airborne. When his unit came under fire during an operation, Byrd watched as one of his fellow soldiers went down […]
  • June Fremont - Meet a 97-year-old Woodbury resident who was one of the first female Marines she joined up during WWII, shortly after the United States Marine Corps authorized a Women’s Reserve in […]
  • Police Deputy Cooper Dyson - A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash while racing to the aid of fellow deputies who were being attacked by a domestic violence suspect. It was just […]
  • Police Deputy Cooper Dyson - A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash while racing to the aid of fellow deputies who were being attacked by a domestic violence suspect. It was just […]
  • SFC Michael Goble - Tributes have poured in for an Army Special Forces soldier who was killed in action Monday in Afghanistan, with friends and family hailing him as a “true American hero.” Sgt. […]
  • SFC Michael Goble - Tributes have poured in for an Army Special Forces soldier who was killed in action Monday in Afghanistan, with friends and family hailing him as a “true American hero.” Sgt. […]
  • Matthew McDonell - For Afghanstan war veteran Matthew McDonell of Wisconsin, Dec. 24, 2012 will be a day that changed his life in many ways. “Christmas Eve we lost one of our teammates […]
  • Matthew McDonell - For Afghanstan war veteran Matthew McDonell of Wisconsin, Dec. 24, 2012 will be a day that changed his life in many ways. “Christmas Eve we lost one of our teammates […]
  • Firefighter Ruth Auger - “Congratulations Ruth Auger on earning Firefighter of the Year! Well deserved!” We honor you, Ruth Auger. (#Repost via Jensen Fire Department via Facebook, 12/3/19)
  • Paramedic Alton Giles - “South Jordan City Fire Department would like to congratulate Paramedic Alton Giles on his retirement. Alton retires today after 23 years of service to the citizens of South Jordan. We […]
  • Paramedic Alton Giles - “South Jordan City Fire Department would like to congratulate Paramedic Alton Giles on his retirement. Alton retires today after 23 years of service to the citizens of South Jordan. We […]
  • Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters - The Richmond Hill community woke up to the tragic news this morning [December 8, 2019] that one of our own – Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters – has made the […]
  • Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters - The Richmond Hill community woke up to the tragic news this morning [December 8, 2019] that one of our own – Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters – has made the […]
  • Patrolman Phillip Cardillo - It was a “10-13”. A brother officer’s life might have been in, danger. So that was all Ptl Phillip Cardillo and Vito Navarra, 28 Pct., were concerned about as they […]
  • Patrolman Phillip Cardillo - It was a “10-13”. A brother officer’s life might have been in, danger. So that was all Ptl Phillip Cardillo and Vito Navarra, 28 Pct., were concerned about as they […]
  • Fire Captain Tanner Miller - KINGMAN — The Western Arizona Council of EMS awarded City of Kingman Fire Captain Tanner Miller the Paramedic of the Year Award on May 9. Miller was nominated by Kingman […]
  • Fire Captain Tanner Miller - KINGMAN — The Western Arizona Council of EMS awarded City of Kingman Fire Captain Tanner Miller the Paramedic of the Year Award on May 9. Miller was nominated by Kingman […]
  • CPL Glenn Huff - Glenn Huff was born on April 17, 1931. He enlisted in the Army in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Corporal Huff was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He […]
  • PVT Russell Pickett - (WTVC) Chattanooga, Tenn —  In early 1944, Russell Pickett arrived in England to begin training for the Normandy Invasion. He was with Company A of the 29th Infantry Division. Company […]
  • Airman Mohammed S. Haitham - PENSACOLA, Fla. – The U.S. Navy posthumously awarded Wings of Gold to all three sailors killed during the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting. On Tuesday [December 10, 2019], acting Secretary of the […]
  • Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson - ANNAPOLIS (NNS) — The Naval Academy family is devastated to learn one of the three victims in the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting was one of our own, Ensign Joshua […]
  • Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson - ANNAPOLIS (NNS) — The Naval Academy family is devastated to learn one of the three victims in the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting was one of our own, Ensign Joshua […]
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk Takeshi Fuchigami Jr. - BRIGHAM CITY — There is a Tibetan proverb that says it is better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep. Kirk Takeshi Fuchigami […]
  • Police Chief Donny Taber - Malvern Police Chief Donny Taber was awarded the Kristi Parker Norris Leadership Award on Jan 23, 2014. “Donny is a leader that takes action,” Williams said. “He encourages others to […]
  • ENS Joshua Kaleb Watson -   Family members have identified Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, as one of the victims of Friday’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola. “Joshua […]
  • Brig Gen James “Jimmy” Stewart - For all the fans of “It’s A Wonderful Life” and Jimmy Stewart. Just months after winning his 1941 Academy Award for best actor in “The Philadelphia Story,” Jimmy Stewart, one […]
  • Hayden Thomas Rabins - Born in Everett Washington. Died in Lehi, Utah. Hayden served in the Armed Forces since 8 April 2013. His journey began in Fort Sill Oklahoma (boot camp was a beast), […]
  • Thoma “Tomy” Parker - In this Aug. 7 photo, Thoma (Tomy) Parker, a 29-year-old Marine Corps veteran and triple amputee, trains and gets exercise near downtown Ronan, Montana. (Tommy Martino/The Missoulian via AP) In […]
  • Thoma “Tomy” Parker - In this Aug. 7 photo, Thoma (Tomy) Parker, a 29-year-old Marine Corps veteran and triple amputee, trains and gets exercise near downtown Ronan, Montana. (Tommy Martino/The Missoulian via AP) In […]
  • Harold Stone - This Nov. 5, 2019, photo shows WWII veteran Harold Stone in Beckley, W.Va. (Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald via AP) Harold Stone wakes up every day and walks two miles. For most […]
  • Lt John “Lucky” Luckadoo - John Luckadoo was just a wide-eyed 21-year-old lieutenant assigned to the Eighth Air Force’s 100th Bomb Group when he manned the controls and took to the sky for his first bombing mission […]
  • PFC John Moon - The Battle for Iwo Jima is legendary in Marine Corps history. It was one of the hardest fought battles of WWII in the Pacific Theater. One of those Marines who […]
  • PFC Richard G. Christensen - On August 3, 1970, my younger brother’s birthday, I was assigned to a flight to take Captain Bob Walker to Long Bihn for DEROS. He was going home. Captain Walker […]
  • Fire Chief Robert Ross - The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has selected Robert Ross, Fire Chief and CEO of South Fire District in Middletown, Connecticut, for its Fire Safety Advocate Award. The award is given […]
  • Police officer Mark Collins - The 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award, which is given to officers who returned to duty after overcoming a major physical challenge, was awarded to Suffolk County Police officer Mark […]
  • Police officer Mark Collins - The 2016 Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award, which is given to officers who returned to duty after overcoming a major physical challenge, was awarded to Suffolk County Police officer Mark […]
  • AnnaBelle Bryan - AnnaBelle Bryan is the Director of Operations for the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah. AnnaBelle served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for […]
  • Craig Bryan - Dr. Craig J. Bryan, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, and is currently the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of […]
  • Fire Chief Steven Davis - Fire Chief Steven A. Davis has served the City of Madison community since 1989. Chief Davis has held positions within the Department as Firefighter, Paramedic, Training Officer, Fire Lieutenant and […]
  • CPT Joe Ronnie Hooper - There is a long-standing adage in combat arms branches that says “you haven’t had a full career until you’ve gotten an Article 15.” Well, this Vietnam War veteran had his […]
  • Lt Col Denise Harris, USAF (ret) - I am very excited to be the new Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) starting Fall 2019. My family and I have lived in Heber since August 2015 and love calling […]
  • Police Officer Bill Wright (ret.) - I am 64 years old and have been a lifelong resident of Payson City. My parents, Blaine and Lois Wright have also been lifelong residents of Payson. I have been […]
  • Fire Chief Clint Smith - Chief Smith worked hard and hired excellent staff members to create a brand new fire department. The new department started serving the residents of Draper on July 1, 2017. Clint […]
  • 1st Lt Catherine Stark - Erie, Pennsylvania native 1st Lt. Catherine Stark earned her wings Friday at a ceremony in Kingsville, Texas [August 2019], and in doing so became the first female Marine to be […]
  • Communications Officer IV Pam McDaniel - On Oct. 20, Gwinnett County Communications Officer IV Pam McDaniel was working her regular shift at the county’s 911 center when she heard Gwinnett County Police Department Officer Ryan Walsh’s […]
  • Communications Officer IV Pam McDaniel - On Oct. 20, Gwinnett County Communications Officer IV Pam McDaniel was working her regular shift at the county’s 911 center when she heard Gwinnett County Police Department Officer Ryan Walsh’s […]
  • Fire Captain Joy Stearns - Joy Stearns is a full-time Captain with West Jordan Fire Department and has over 17 years of experience. She has a Masters in Health Promotion and Education from the University […]
  • Fire Captain Joy Stearns - Joy Stearns is a full-time Captain with West Jordan Fire Department and has over 17 years of experience. She has a Masters in Health Promotion and Education from the University […]
  • SPAR Mabel Johnson - In 1943 at the age of 28, Mabel Johnson decided to enlist in the armed forces to serve her country. “I lived in New York at the time, and I […]
  • Police Sergeant Josh Whatcott - Sergeant Josh Whatcott has been a police officer for over 16 years. He currently works as a patrol sergeant. He was recently recognized for his part in lifesaving CPR on […]
  • Police Sergeant Josh Whatcott - Sergeant Josh Whatcott has been a police officer for over 16 years. He currently works as a patrol sergeant. He was recently recognized for his part in lifesaving CPR on […]
  • Firefighter Pilot Desiree Horton - Smoke plumes and an orange glow render the typically picturesque tree-lined view above hazy mountains into a nightmarish, apocalyptic scene. Shouts declaring “brush fire!,” echo over radios. Firefighters swarm a […]
  • PVT Thomas C. Neibaur - During his service in WWI, Thomas received seven medals from four governments: (U.S.) Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal, (France) Légion d’honneur – Chevalier, Croix de […]
  • SSGT David G. Bellavia - Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia was born, Nov. 10, 1975, in Buffalo, New York. The son of a successful dentist and the youngest of four boys, Bellavia grew up in […]
  • SGT Tyler Webber - Sergeant Tyler Webber enlisted in the Army on July 31, 2003. At the time, he was living in Yamhill, Oregon. His dream was always to become a war hero and […]
  • Vice Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley - John Bulkeley was a 1933 graduate of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Since Bulkeley could not gain an appointment to the Academy from his hometown in New Jersey, […]
  • MCPO Carl Brashear - Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Carl Brashear grew up on a farm in Kentucky as part of a sharecropper family. After being educated in segregated schools, he enlisted in the U.S. […]
  • MG John Lincoln “Johnny” Clem - In May of 1861, 9-year-old John Lincoln “Johnny” Clem ran away from his home in Newark, Ohio, to join the Union Army, but found the Army was not interested in […]
  • Police Officer Charlene Diggs - April 2016: The City of Beckley [welcomed] its first black female police officer  — a lifelong Beckley resident, 24-year-old Charlene Diggs.  She and four other young, soon-to-be officers — Alex McGhee, […]
  • CW4 Bruce Alan Smith - Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) Bruce Alan Smith of West Liberty, Iowa was killed in combat on 02 November 2003 while proudly serving America in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member […]
  • Terry Kohler - Terry Kohler is a U.S. Air Force veteran, a Utah Patriot Guard Rider, and recently became a proud owner of a very patriotic PT Cruiser last week [November 7, 2019], […]
  • Bernard Schwartz - Bernard Schwartz (better known as Tony Curtis) was born June 3rd of 1925 in his hometown of the Bronx in New York. He lived there all the way until the […]
  • Jason Mosel - Jason Mosel was a tough, smart Marine. This summer, he took the stage to talk about his struggles with survivor’s guilt, which led to drinking and thinking about suicide. His […]
  • Firefighter Sean Allen - BOISE — A local firefighter will receive the Idaho Medal of Honor for “performing with exceptional courage and bravery,” according to a news release from the Idaho Attorney General’s Office. […]
  • LCpl Adam Driver - “September 11 happened and all my friends were like ‘Let’s join the military!’ and I was the only one who actually did.” Adam Driver was born on November 19, 1983 […]
  • 2LT Charles Perry Walthour - Second Lieutenant Walthour was a member of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 21, 1950. […]
  • 1SG Floyd Sims - Floyd Sims was born in Michigan during the Depression in 1929. During World War Two, his family moved to Saginaw to work in the war factories. At 16 Floyd graduated […]
  • A1C Chuck Norris - Chuck Norris is famous as a world-champion martial artist, and movie and television star. What many people don’t know is that Norris is also very dedicated to the military community. […]
  • EMT Chris Eachen - FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 2, 2017)—Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA) employee Chris Eachen has received the American Ambulance Association’s Stars of Life award, which recognizes ambulance service professionals for outstanding […]
  • FC 2/C Lauren Fay Bruner - Fire Controlman Second Class (FC 2/C) Lauren Bruner’s battle station on the morning of December 7, 1941, was in the port-side 5” antiaircraft gun director located on the sky control […]
  • Driver-Operator Barrie Jon Niebergall - Barrie was very dedicated to two things‚ his family and the fire service. His passion and zest for life included his Harley‚ skiing‚ golf‚ boating on Lake Powell‚ and his […]
  • CW2 Lee Ingrid Papanek Lane - A lifelong adventurer, Lee Lane joined the military to become a helicopter pilot. The first female helicopter pilot in her Illinois National Guard unit, she spent her time overseas zooming […]
  • Patrolman Edward Frank Meagher - Patrolman Meagher was killed in an automobile accident while driving a new city fire truck for the Henderson Police Department to a report of a fire on Tuesday, March 13, […]
  • BG Gerald D. Griffin - On 30 May 1991, while on duty providing care for Kurdish civilians and Coalition soldiers, LTC Gerald D Griffin’s clinic was captured by Shiite Fundamental Rebels. They threatened the lives […]
  • Fire Captain William Allis - A Fort Leonard Wood fireman was awarded the Secretary of the Army’s Award for Valor during the 4th Quarter Awards of Excellence ceremony held Nov. 5 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. […]
  • Police Officer Christopher Berry - On October 8, 2015, Police Officer Christopher Berry, #10668 was in uniform, in his personal vehicle, on his way to an extra duty job. As he drove into a parking […]
  • MAJ Nathan M. Shippee - Commander of the 6th Port HQ Company under General Patton. As sub-port commander, he led the landings at Casablanca in 1942, and again at Salerno in 1942, and finally at […]
  • 1stLt Patrick Cleburne “Clebe” McClary - Patrick Cleburne “Clebe” McClary was raised on a 10,000 acre plantation in the South Carolina Low Country. Young Clebe grew up hunting, fishing and excelling at sports. After fulfilling his […]
  • Fire Chief Christine Uhlhorn - When Christine Uhlhorn was in kindergarten and was asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to do when she grew up, she drew a firetruck. “My family has […]
  • Russell M. “Rusty” Roth - Russell M. “Rusty” Roth entered aviation history on Dec. 9, 1952, over Edwards Air Force Base, flying Republic Aviation Corp.’s XF-91 Thunderceptor rocket-boosted jet fighter prototype, making it the first […]
  • SGT Kenneth R. Thurman - 1st Purple Heart: On the day I got the Silver Star. In the middle of a HUGE firefight where I was on the point vehicle of a “V” formation that […]
  • Trooper Peter R. Stephan - Indiana State Police, Indiana End of Watch Friday, October 11, 2019 Trooper Peter Stephan was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Old State Road 25, near Stair Road, while responding to […]
  • MAJ Kurt Chew-Een Lee - War: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Branch: Marine Corps Unit: Headquarters and Service Battalion Schools Regiment; Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 7th Marine Regiment; G-2 Section, 3rd […]
  • Private First Class Franklin E. Kameny - War: World War II, 1939-1945 Branch: Army Unit: 58th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division, 9th Army Service Location:  Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp Polk, Louisiana; Tidworth Barracks, England; Normandy, France; Roermond, Netherlands; Germany; […]
  • Lt. Col. Nancy Harkness Love - Lt. Col. Nancy Harkness Love’s pilot career began in 1930 when she earned her private pilot’s license at the age of 16. In 1932, she earned a limited commercial license […]
  • Col Frank E. Herrelko - Colonel Frank Herrelko reported to NSA in 1953 as Assistant Director for Communications Security, the predecessor to what is now known as Information Assurance. Although many of its concepts had […]
  • COL Mitchell Paige - A Pennsylvania boy, born in Charleroi, PA, Mitch grew up as the typical small-town American boy. His family had immigrated to the United States at the turn of the century […]
  • Police Sgt Michelle Gaden - On Aug. 29, 2016 at the Ormond Beach Police Department, Michelle Gaden was promoted to sergeant. Sgt. Gaden said she was influenced by her grandfather and cousins who were police […]
  • BG Jeannie Leavitt - Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., poses for a portrait on the flightline July 15, 2016. Leavitt is responsible for 34 squadrons at 13 […]
  • Firefighters for Rancho Cucamonga Fire District - 9 firefighter dads pose for adorable photos with babies born 5 months apart By KELLY MCCARTHY via GMA Sep 23, 2019, 2:20 PM ET A Southern California fire department welcomed […]
  • Firefighter Michael Patanella - (Thanks Steve Spring editor of my original version entitled Diary Of A Fireman) A Preface I spent a dozen years firefighting in Central New Jersey. I don’t think anybody really […]
  • Police Detective Sean G. Carrington - An NYPD detective slain in the line of duty was remembered Saturday on the same Bronx block where he was killed 21 years ago, which will now bear his name. […]
  • ADM Joseph Paul Reason - Naval officer Admiral J. Paul Reason was born on March 22, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to Bernice Chism Reason and Dr. Joseph Henry Reason. Reason graduated from McKinley Technical High […]
  • Officer Charles Marren - Fifteen years ago, Crystal Wang’s father snapped a photo of her in the arms of a Harvard University police officer during a campus visit. Turns out, the photo was prophetic. […]
  • 2d Lt Robert W. Samson - Robert Samson was part of the 717th Bomber Squadron, 449th Bomber Group. He was killed in action on 02 April 1944. Second Lieutenant Samson is buried in the Ardennes American […]
  • PVT Henry Gunther - Henry Gunther [June, 1895 – November 11, 1918] was recorded as the last official American death World War I. Gunther was one of at least 2,738 troops and 320 Americans […]
  • Firefighter Christopher Brooks - A kindergartner rode to his first day of school in style fulfilling the wishes of his late father. Last week, Cooper Brooks, 5, arrived in a fire truck alongside dad […]
  • Officer Brian Charles Mulkeen - New York City Police Department, New York End of Watch Sunday, September 29, 2019 Police Officer Brian Mulkeen was inadvertently shot and killed by other Police Officer as he attempted to […]
  • SFC Cedric Jermel King - Sergeant First Class Cedric Jermel King entered the United States Army in 1995. After completing Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training he attended and completed United States Army Airborne […]
  • Firefighter Robert W. Crump - Robert W. Crump‚ 37‚ a career firefighter with the Denver Fire Department‚ drowned while trying to rescue a woman from a flash flood on August 17‚ 2000. Crump was a […]
  • SGT Timothy Paul Padgett - Sgt. Timothy P. Padgett was born on January 13, 1979 in Geneva, Ala. He was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at […]
  • Megan Everett - “I served in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer from 2000-2006 onboard the USS JARRETT (FFG-33) and USS DENVER (LPD-9). We deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom […]
  • Detective Joseph Paolillo - New York City Police Department, New York End of Watch Monday, September 9, 2019 Detective Joe Paolillo died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the […]
  • Captain Vincent Liberto - Mandeville Police Department, Louisiana End of Watch Friday, September 20, 2019 Captain Vinny Liberto was shot and killed at the intersection of Causeway Boulevard and La. 22/U.S. 190 following a vehicle […]
  • Investigator Dornell Cousette - Tuscaloosa Police Department, Alabama End of Watch Monday, September 16, 2019 Investigator Dornell Cousette was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant at a home near the intersection of […]
  • PFC Sam Williams Huff - Not many people, including her parents, considered Sam W. Huff to be obvious Army material. She was petite—just over 5 feet tall—didn’t play any major sports and was best known […]
  • 1stLt Justin G. Mills - On August 19, 2019, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) identified the remains of First Lieutenant Justin Green Mills, missing from World War II. First Lieutenant Mills entered the U.S. […]
  • Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal - Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, the Harris County Texas Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop, made a historical first on the department when he […]
  • Maj Stan Mead - Major Stanley “Stan” Mead was born in Charlotte, Michigan, on May 7, 1954. During high school, he loved his motorcycle and working on cars. He wanted to become an engineer […]
  • Vickie Daniels - June 12, 1970 I left my home in Ogden Utah for basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. When we arrived and deplaned we were hit with the hottest air (humidity) […]
  • Susan Weiler - On December 5, 1968 I left Albuquerque, NM for Lackland AFB, TX for basic training. My parents had to sign paperwork for me to join because I was under 21. […]
  • Phoebe Love - I was born in July. One month later my BIG brother was inducted into the Navy. Shortly thereafter the Japanese paid an unfriendly visit to Pearl Harbor. My childhood was […]
  • SGT Joshua E Hansen - Sergeant Joshua E. Hansen United States Army (retired) Josh started his own motorcycle repair business in the 90’s, JH Racing, and traveled all over America as a mechanic for professional […]
  • SFC Jeremy W. Griffin - A Green Beret was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan. The Pentagon identified the soldier as 41-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Griffin out of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces […]
  • CPT Daniel Inouye - When he walked into a San Francisco barbershop after the war, he was told by the owner, “We don’t serve Japs here.” The owner of the barbershop obviously didn’t know […]
  • SPC Michael Travis Osorio - “SPC Michael Travis Osorio, 20 of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho passed away on April 23, 2019 in Iraq serving his country. Michael was born to David and Jennifer Osorio on November […]
  • Nina Mincarelli - Join the Navy…, and SEE the world! Yes! Back In 1964, I was Enthralled, Excited and Full of Wonder. I felt that my new career was going to be important […]
  • Neomi Dyal - In July 1975, at 26 years old, Neomi Dyal enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. She completed Basic Training at Lackland AFB in September 1975 and was selected to attend […]
  • Maureen Umbriaco - At eighteen and half years old, Maureen Hughes left her home in Orange, California to begin boot camp for the U.S Navy. After graduation for boot camp she was selected […]
  • COL Michele Scheeweis - Michele graduated from St Luke’s School of Nursing in MA in 1969, received her RN license and went to TX for basic training. Ft. Polk, LA was her first assignment. […]
  • Marilyn White - I spent my early days on a cotton farm in West Texas and my teen years in El Paso. After graduating from college and being miserable as a teacher, I […]
  • Mary Caruthers - In October 1969, Mary enlisted in the Army as a WAC (Women’s Army Corps). At enlistment, Mary was already a mother of two children, but ready to serve her country. […]
  • Firefighter Edward Gaicki - Edward Gaicki, a six-year firefighter and paramedic, had gone into a commercial building to search for people and fight a massive four-alarm blaze when the roof collapsed on him, and […]
  • Deborah Gannett - The first known woman to impersonate a man in the U.S. Army, Deborah served as a soldier during the American Revolution. Born in Plympton, Massachusetts on December 17, 1760 to […]
  • Police Officer Doug Byrne - Officer Doug Byrne was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a medical emergency call at approximately 8:00 pm. A vehicle stopped directly in front of his patrol car […]
  • Gun Corporal William Graham Clarke - William Graham Clarke was born in August 1873 and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1885 from Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland. He became a citizen of the […]
  • LTC Paula R. Stephenson (Ret) - It was the GI Bill that sold her parents on joining the Army because she was not yet 21 years old and still needed her parents’ signatures for her to […]
  • Sgt Martha Bigbie - At nineteen Martha left Aberdeen, South Dakota on August 4, 1967 for Basic Training in Lackland, Texas. Part of the 2nd flight of women to join the Air Force who […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Leilani (Jan) Miller - Leilani J Miller joined the U.S. Army April 10, 1970. She graduated Woman’s Army Corps basic training at Ft McClellan, Alabama. General Elizabeth P. Hoisington was the keynote speaker. At Ft. […]
  • Hospital Corpsman (FMF) Third-Class Petty Officer Chris Goehner - Rank and Military Position:  Hospital Corpsman (FMF) Third-Class Petty Officer Branch of Service: Navy Deployments, tours, and campaigns: OIF Noble Awards and/or Commendations: Navy Commendation Medal, Good Conduct After serving […]
  • SGT Brett Edwards - Rank and Military Position:  Sergeant, E-5, Rifle Squad Leader Branch of Service: Marine Corps Deployments, tours, and campaigns: OIF/ OEF Noble Awards and/or Commendations: Presidential Unit Citation Brett is a […]
  • Fire Chief Debra Pryor (Ret.) - BERKELEY — It’s a drizzly cold Tuesday evening and Berkeley Fire Chief Debra Pryor is outside the city’s public safety building talking to a homeless man with two shopping carts […]
  • Maj Howard G. “Rusty” Roshto - Howard G. Roshto, nicknamed “Rusty” was born in Dry Prong, Louisiana in June 1914. He attended Louisiana State University and was an Electrical Engineer. Rusty enlisted into the Army Air […]
  • Trooper Brooke Jones-Story - Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. Route 20 near State Route 75 in Freeport. She had stopped another tractor-trailer […]
  • Cpl Max William Donahue - Honoring Marine Handler – Corporal Max William Donahue, July 14, 1987 – August 7, 2010, Killed In Action OEF We honor you, Max Donahue. (#Repost @CWD Mazzie NDD)
  • Laurie Anne Brechtel Smith - Shortly after graduating from high school in 1974, Laurie Anne Brechtel Smith left home in Redmond Washington. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Alvin E. Brechtel, who served […]
  • Katharine M. Haworth - After graduating from high school in May of 1965, I went to Burlington Wyoming to stay with my grandparents helping out on their farm while I awaited my notice to […]
  • Janet Elaine Warner - In 1970 I had graduated from the Brigham Young University Nursing Program & was working in the Salt Lake City/County Health Department as a Public Health Nurse. My 2 uncles […]
  • SPC Donald McCune - Donald McCune wanted to be a fighter. He named his pets after characters in the fighter-pilot movie “Top Gun,” and when the time came, he asked to transfer to a […]
  • HM2 Anzac Merrithew - When his Marine Force Recon team leader was shot in the thigh, Hospital Corpsman Second Class Anzac Merrithew sliced open the wound large enough to fit his hand inside, then […]
  • Firefighter Regina Wilson - For the first time in its 75-year history, the Vulcan Society of black firefighters has elected a female president. Regina Wilson’s new role is the latest achievement for the pioneering […]
  • CDR Hamilton “Mac” McWhorter, III - Lt. Hamilton “Mac” McWhorter III was the first F6F Hellcat ace of the US Navy. He attended the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, before entering the Navy’s flight program […]
  • Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz - Los Angeles Police Department, California End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 2019 Police Officer Juan Diaz was shot and killed shortly after midnight in the area of Avenue 26 and Humboldt […]
  • Sergeant Stubby - On a fateful day in 1917, a stray pit bull mix wandered onto the Yale University campus while members of the 102nd Infantry Regiment were training. This lost pup fit […]
  • Henry Knox - From Henry Knox’s days as a teenaged street brawler in Boston, fighting was in his blood. Although the co-founder of the Boston Grenadier Corps lacked a military education, he knew […]
  • CAPT Jean Butler - Jean Butler was the first woman to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy; 13 other women also graduated as part of the Academy’s class of 1980. We honor you, Jean […]
  • SSG Jack M. Martin III - Jack M. Martin III dreamed of working as an educator or finding another way to help people when his time in the military ended, his family said. The 26-year-old from […]
  • Paramedic Debbie Vass - Aug. 8, 2018—Debbie Vass, director of quality initiatives at Sunstar Paramedics and parent company PatientCare, was honored with an Excellence in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Award from the Florida Department […]
  • Police Officer Santos Valentin Jr. - There is a saying among police officers: “When people are in trouble, they call the cops. When cops are in trouble, they call Emergency Service.” Santos Valentin Jr., a member […]
  • Sergeant Dan Daly - Marine Sergeant Dan Daly entered World War I as one of the United States’ most famous Marines, having already won the Medal of Honor on two separate occasions for his […]
  • Edouard Izac - Navy officer Edouard Izac’s remarkable odyssey began on May 31, 1918, when a German submarine torpedoed his ship, the USS President Lincoln, as it sailed near the coast of France. […]
  • MAJ Charles Whittlesey - U.S. forces pinned down in the Argonne Forest (Credit: Getty Images) An attorney by trade, Major Charles Whittlesey later made his name as the uncompromising commander of the so-called “Lost […]
  • Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr. - Deputy Kent Mundell was killed while responding to a domestic violence call in the 34300 block of Tanwax Court East in Eatonville. Deputy Mundell and his sergeant had responded to […]
  • SSG Archie Mac Cameron - Sergeant Cameron was the right waist gunner aboard a B-17F Flying Fortress heavy bomber, as part of 548th Bomb Squadron, 385th Bombardment Group, that was attacked by enemy aircraft and […]
  • CW3 Shawn Pylinski - A 23-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Shawn Pylinski is honored by Aaron Pylinski. Chief Shawn Pylinski—known to most as “Pistol,” after the famed basketball player “Pistol” Pete Maravich—dedicated his […]
  • SGM James G. “Ryan” Sartor - Sgt. Maj. James G. “Ryan” Sartor, 40, a Special Forces company sergeant major, died Saturday (July 13th) during combat operations in Faryab province, Afghanistan, the Army announced. Sartor was assigned […]
  • Henry Johnson - Henry Johnson was the most famous member of the “Harlem Hellfighters,” an all-black National Guard unit that was among the first American forces to arrive in Europe during World War […]
  • Sergeant Alvin York - Sergeant Alvin York was once described as World War I’s “greatest civilian soldier,” yet he began the conflict as a conscientious objector. A deeply devout man from the small mountain […]
  • Frank Luke - Renegade pilot Frank Luke was America’s greatest “balloon buster,” the nickname assigned to the brash aviators who attacked German observation balloons used to sight artillery. Luke joined the 27th Aero […]
  • Police Sergeant Jamie L. Donahue - With a swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday morning, Sergeant Jamie L. Donahue became the first permanent female sergeant in the history of the Falmouth Police Department. “I’m very excited to start […]
  • COL Sally Murphy - Col. Sally Murphy retired in 1999, but not before breaking down a couple of barriers. She was the first female U.S. Army helicopter pilot to graduate from flight school in […]
  • Firefighter Richard Driscoll - A retired FDNY firefighter, who labored at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, has died, making him the 200th member of the department to […]
  • Bobby Dan Davis Blocker - Millions of Americans enjoy Bonanza ! Today we honor Hollywood actor Dan Blocker “Hoss Cartwright” who as a soldier with the 45th Infantry Division served two tours of duty during […]
  • Officer Vincent G. Danz - Officer Rank: Police Officer Memorial Panel: 19-W: 23 Department: New York City, New York, P.D. End of Watch: September 11, 2001 Cause: TERRO Age: 38 Years of Service: 14 Description: Officer Danz was among over seventy law enforcement […]
  • Officer John D’Allara - Officer Rank: Police Officer Memorial Panel: 19-W: 23 Department: New York City, New York, P.D. End of Watch: September 11, 2001 Cause: TERRO Age: 47 Years of Service: 19 Description: Officer Dallara was among over seventy law enforcement […]
  • Officer Michael Curtin - Officer Rank: Sergeant Memorial Panel: 17-W: 23 Department: New York City, New York, P.D. End of Watch: September 11, 2001 Cause: TERRO Age: 45 Years of Service: 13 Description: Sergeant Curtin was among over seventy law enforcement officers […]
  • SFC Elmelindo Rodrigues Smith - There was nothing to suggest in the early morning hours of July 27, 1935 that the new baby being born from the backwater town of Wahiawa on the island of […]
  • James “Jim” O. Page - The ‘father of modern EMS’ His 2004 Los Angeles Times obituary described Jim Page as “widely viewed as the most influential proponent of emergency medical services, particularly in fire departments.”2 […]
  • Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona - Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot and killed after responding to a report of a three-car vehicle crash near the intersection of 5th and D streets. As Officer Corona was […]
  • Cpl Henry K Hart - For excellent service in the line of his profession while serving with a Marine artillery battalion in KOREA on 7 April 1951. Corporal HART, serving as a radio operator in […]
  • Officer John G. Coughlin - Officer Rank: Sergeant Memorial Panel: 18-W: 23 Department: New York City, New York, P.D. End of Watch: September 11, 2001 Cause: TERRO Age: 43 Years of Service: 18 Description: Sergeant Coughlin was among over seventy law enforcement officers […]
  • Fire Marshal Ronald P. Bucca - Officer Rank: Fire Marshal Memorial Panel: 22-W: 23 Department: New York City, New York, F.D. End of Watch: September 11, 2001 Cause: TERRO Age: 47 Years of Service: 23 Description: Fire Marshal Bucca was killed when terrorists crashed […]
  • Special Agent Leonard W. Hatton - Officer Rank: Special Agent Memorial Panel: 21-W: 23 Department: Federal Bureau of Investigation End of Watch: September 11, 2001 Cause: TERRO Age: 45 Years of Service: 5 Description: Special Agent Hatton was assigned to the Federal Bureau of […]
  • Police Deputy Chief Gertrude Schimmel - Gertrude Schimmel, who broke gender barriers in the New York Police Department as one of the first two women to become a sergeant and ultimately the first to be named […]
  • SFC Alwyn C. Cashe - Sergeant First Class Alwyn C. Cashe pulled six soldiers from the burning hulk of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, while himself on fire and under fire from insurgents who set the […]
  • Capt Wilber L Uebelhoer - The Uebelhoer Crew was one of the original crews for the 492nd BG that trained in Alamogordo, New Mexico. They transferred in as crew 1660 from the CCTS (Combat Crew […]
  • Assistant Fire Chief William ‘Dougie’ Douglas Thomas - Dougie often found that there weren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish all that he wanted. It turned out there weren’t enough years in his life. Dougie was a […]
  • SSG David Bellavia - In 2004, on the day he turned 29, then-Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia charged into a darkened house in Fallujah, Iraq and fired his weapon at lurking insurgents as the […]
  • SGT 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins - Sgt. 1st Class Elliott Robbins, 31, died Sunday [June 30, 2019] in a noncombat incident in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while serving in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to a […]
  • PVT Wayne Dalton - Healing Through Arts – Profile Wayne Dalton Private, USMC 1967-1969 – Vietnam I sat for 6 hours getting to know this United States Marine, Wayne Dalton, and it wasn’t long […]
  • Police Sergeant Paul H. Knisely - Sergeant Paul Knisely and Patrolman Robert Goodrich drowned in Little Apple Creek while attempting to rescue several people whose boat had capsized on Saturday, July 5, 1969. Sergeant Knisley was […]
  • MG Nathanael Greene - A major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, Greene was the son of a Quaker farmer, also named Nathanael, and Mary Mott. One of nine children, […]
  • Sgt Joseph F. Biber - [June 29th] would have been Joe Biber’s 73rd Birthday. A 1964 graduate of Buchser, Joe was best known as a nationally ranked miler on the track team. After a year […]
  • NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez - [Last] month, retired New York police detective Luis Alvarez delivered a heartbreaking plea to Congress to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which provides financial assistance to first responders […]
  • Karen Irene Foss - In 1968, Karen Foss was inspired to take a break from her profession as a Senior Recreation Leader for the City of Huntington Beach, California to join the U.S. NAVY. […]
  • Deanna Halterman Savage - Deanna Halterman Savage was born in Staunton, Virginia on 17 Jun 1938. After graduating from The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in September 1958, I joined the US Air […]
  • Judith Cheryl (Burdett) Goff - April 1963, Judith Cheryl (Burdett) Goff entered boot camp at the Recruit Training Command (Women), at the U.S. Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. Upon graduation she reported to U.S. […]
  • Herbert Boyd - Herbert served in the Navy as a gunner during WWII and reenlisted during the Korean Conflict. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, his ship entered the Harbor as his […]
  • Police Capt Lisa Rosenthal (ret) - Since she was five years old, Ormond Beach Police Capt. Lisa Rosenthal knew she was going to be a police officer. Growing up, she had an uncle in law enforcement, […]
  • Police Chief Chris Reed - GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — The body of Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed has been found, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. “This outcome is not what we wanted,” said Texas […]
  • SSG Albert Leon Mampre - Army Staff Sgt. Albert Leon Mampre, who served during World War II with the famed Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division depicted in the HBO […]
  • SGT Edward P. Then - War: World War II, 1939-1945 Branch: Army Unit: 15th Signal Service Company, 51st Signal Battalion; 70th Signal Service Company, 991st Signal Battalion Service Location:China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater; Panama; Trinidad; North Africa Rank: Sergeant We honor […]
  • Paramedic Cameron Padbury - JASPER, Alabama [October 12, 2014] – For a few hours Saturday morning, Cameron Padbury wasn’t sure he would ever see his three young children again. A paramedic for 18 years, […]
  • Dispatcher Rhonda Deaton - A hero 911 dispatcher in Middletown, Ohio, helped save an 11-month-old baby when the mother called 911, sounding distraught and saying that her baby was choking. The mother, who wanted […]
  • PVT John Joseph Kelly - On October 3, 1918, Kelly ran through an artillery barrage, took out a German machinegun nest, and captured eight prisoners single-handed. Both the Army and the Marine Corps nominated him […]
  • Dispatcher Christy Russell - A 911 dispatcher in Mesquite helped save the life of a 14-year old boy suffering from heat stroke. The boy was already so sick, he couldn’t say where he was. […]
  • PFC Vincent J. Speranza - Over 70 years since Vincent J. Speranza last jumped from an airplane, he was able to do it again. The difference is that, 70 years ago, Speranza was a paratrooper […]
  • 1LT Forrest P Ewens - As both an Army officer and an Army wife, First Lieutenant Megan Ewens understood the dangers her husband, Forrest, faced when he shipped out for Afghanistan in March. If anything […]
  • Patricia Whitten-Bell - Patricia was born in Germany in 1948 to an Air Force family. She started school in the Phillipines and graduated High School in Thailand. She graduated from Sacramento State University, […]
  • Sara Beck-Garcia - By my senior year in high school I knew I wanted to join the Air Force, travel, and continue my education. With my parent’s agreement that I would not actually […]
  • Barbara J. Garcia-Beck - On June 23, 1964, having completed over 2 1/2 years of college and lacking funds to continue, I joined the Air Force hoping to find a path back to college. […]
  • Police Chief Nancy Reeder - Anchorage police Lieutenant Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief. Matherly chose her over two other finalists vying for the […]
  • Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown -   On Wednesday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a proclamation ordering all flags on the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff on June […]
  • PVT William Keller - William Keller was born in Philadelphia on January 18, 1900. At 16, he left Philadelphia to enlist in the U.S. Army, serving as a private during World War I from […]
  • Fire Captain Chris Mitchell - Humboldt Bay Fire District recently announced its Firefighter of the Year: Fire Captain Chris Mitchell, a 17-year veteran with the department and a man who wears more than one fire […]
  • Firefighters Joel and Andrew Melamed - On Sunday, July 20, 2014, First Assistant Chief EMT Joel Melamed and his son, firefighter Andrew of the Albertson Fire Company, were off duty and relaxing on a boat in […]
  • COL Michele & LTC Joel Schneeweis (Ret) - We met at Ft. Sam Houston, TX in 1969.  I was a 2nd LT at the Army Nurse Basic Course and Joel was a CPT in the Career Course. We […]
  • Capt Bobbye Ann Tucker Moore - Dates of Service:  June 16, 1972 – July 20, 1974 Conflict:  Vietnam Branch of Service:  Air Force Position:  Nurse Corps “While a nurse in the United States Air Force stationed […]
  • SSG Robert (Bobby) Barrios - Robert (Bobby) Barrios, 32, lost his battle to Suicide on May 25th, 2019. Bobbie was a Green Beret in the Army for 12 years. Our prayers are with his family, […]
  • CSM Donovan Watts - When they play the Army song, I think back to the many times I stood alongside CSM Donovan Watts, singing that song at Fort Benning. “Watts was born in Anniston, […]
  • SPC Daniel Jason Freeman - SPC Daniel J. Freeman, in the wake of September 11th, enlisted in the Army’s Delayed Entry Program a year before he graduated from high school. I met him just long […]
  • SGT Philip S. Grenier - Philip Grenier was born on February 9, 1962, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended local public schools through the 8th grade, at which time he enrolled and later graduated from St […]
  • Officer Jeff Stagg - Officer Jeff Stagg has been an Honor Guard “TAPS” bugler for the past 31 years. (Photo/Indy Public Safety Foundation) This month’s poem – written to be sung to the tune […]
  • Sergeant Frank E McKee - War: World War, 1939-1945 Branch: Army Unit: 2nd Battalion, 508th Paratroop Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Service Location: Florida; Fort Benning, Georgia; Tennessee; South Carolina; Camp Shanks, New York; Northern Ireland; Great Britain; Normandy, […]
  • MG Jeanne M Holm - War: World War, 1939-1945; Cold War Branch: WAC (Women’s Army Corps); Air Force Unit: Headquarters; 106th WAC Hospital Company; Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe; 7200th Air Force Depot Wing; 85th […]
  • BC David Piper - Battalion Chief David Piper (with the District since 10/06/97) manages the Orland Fire Protection District’s Operational Services. These services include: Training, EMS, and Special Operations. Each of the above areas of […]
  • ROTC Cadet Riley Howell - Hailed as a hero for knocking a shooter off his feet in a UNC Charlotte classroom, Riley Howell was posthumously awarded two of the military’s highest honors in his hometown […]
  • MAJ Stephen V. Long - Specialist [at that time] Stephen Long, Alpha Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion survived nearly dying in a combat air assault on the island of Grenada that saw three of eight helicopters […]
  • 1SG Glenn Harris - 1SG Glen Harris of Bravo Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion survived the terrible battle of Mogadishu, Somalia – the Black Hawk Down battle – to later drown in the Chattahoochee River […]
  • Memorial Day - Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day May […]
  • Captain John Walter Earle - War or Conflict: World War II, 1939-1945 Dates of Service: 1942-1946 Branch of Service: Army Unit of Service 14th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division Location of Service: Texas; Colorado; California; […]
  • Specialist 5 Steve Gerber - Steve Gerber was born in Portland Oregon, in 1947. As a young man, Steve had been interested in joining the Navy or the Coast Guard, but was rejected from the […]
  • Marguerite Jean Terrell Moreo McCreery - The indomitable Marguerite Jean Terrell Moreo McCreery has “…slipped the surly bonds of Earth. And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.”   She had a lifelong love affair with flying and her passion […]
  • Brig Gen Charles “Chuck” Elwood Yeager - Chuck Yeager, byname of Charles Elwood Yeager, (born February 13, 1923, Myra, West Virginia, U.S.), American test pilot and U.S. Air Force officer who was the first man to exceed […]
  • Deputy Sheriff Ian Michael Deutch - Deputy Ian Deutch was shot and killed as he and another deputy responded to a shooting call at a casino in Pahrump, Nevada. A woman had called 911 and then […]
  • Grace David - I went into the Navy in 1966 and never learned to swim. People ask me today, “How could you be in the Navy and not know how to swim?” The […]
  • 2LT John P Bobo - Second Lieutenant John. P. Bobo was not in an enviable position on March 30, 1967, when his company was ambushed by Viet Cong. Heavy machine-gun and mortar fire rained down. Outnumbered and outgunned, […]
  • Corporal Jason Dunham - Throwing yourself on a grenade. This idea has become a cultural and mythological cliché, akin to the idea of a cowboy showdown at high noon. Something that maybe happened once or twice, […]
  • Platoon Sergeant Joseph Randolph Julian - The phrase “One-Man Army” is over-used, but if anyone deserves the moniker, it’s Platoon Sergeant Joseph Randolph Julian. During the siege of the Iwo Jima, Julian’s platoon inadvertently stumbled onto one of […]
  • Fire Chief Bret Gouvea - Shasta County has a new fire chief.  Former Chief Mike Hebrard has taken a new job as an assistant region chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. […]
  • SFC Sammy Lee Davis - Sammy Davis took some ribbing in the Army because he shared a name with the famous entertainer. Much later, long after his military days were over, he would again gain […]
  • Firefighter Lue Mallett - More than four decades ago, history was made at the Jackson Fire Department. One woman’s courage led the way for those who protect our communities today. “The April Fool’s Class […]
  • Seal William “Bill” Dawson - Bill Dawson, the last living member of the first-ever U.S. Navy SEAL team, celebrated his 94th birthday [in April 2019], and CBS News visited him to hear stories that only […]
  • Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd Class William “Doc” Halyburton - “Pharmacist’s Mate, Second Class” isn’t the type of rank you’d expect to see associated with a Medal of Honor winner. But William “Doc” Halyburton was no average man. A Navy […]
  • Firefighter Frederick Kopf - On the night of July 4, 2015, the Baldwin Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from an apartment. The chief was the first to arrive on […]
  • SGT Kevin A Gilbertson - Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson, 24, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died Aug. 31, 2007 […]
  • Capt Rusty Blair - The Rome City Commission named police Capt. Rusty Blair the city’s Officer of the Year for his capture of a murder suspect wanted in Bartow County. “He is one of […]
  • PO2 Larry Townsend, Jr. - Larry Townsend Jr. served in the Navy for over 10 years. He ended his career with E-5 rank. He served the majority of his career on the USS Bataan. During […]
  • Police Captain Lyle McKinney - Retired West Des Moines Police Capt. Lyle McKinney died June 27, 2017 of pancreatic cancer. He was 76. McKinney was an optimistic, dedicated lawman who served West Des Moines for […]
  • PO3 Warren Samuel Craig - On Oct 11-12, 1942,  I had the honor of being one of 250 crewman on the USS DUNCAN DD485 at the slot at Guadalcanal and Save Island in the south […]
  • Police Officer Moira Ann Reddy-Smith - New York City Police Department, New York End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Officer Moira Reddy-Smith was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while attempting to rescue the […]
  • Major Roger Thomas (Ret) - Three days after his 18th birthday, a young Roger Thomas enlisted in the US Navy and served as a Machinist Mate and Nuclear Engineer, sailing aboard the USS Enterprise for […]
  • Corporal Keith Davis - “We were fortunate to record Keith Davis’s Oral History before he passed away, for the Library of Congress. This short Bio reflects on who this brave patriot was.”  Steven Henline, […]
  • Col Katherine Amelia Towle - Colonel Katherine Amelia Towle (April 30, 1898 – March 1, 1986) was the second Director of the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (USMCWR) and the first Director of Women […]
  • Battalion Chief Linda Long - There weren’t many women firefighters when Linda Long, now 54, was a kid, but the first time she sat in a fire truck she knew she wanted to be a […]
  • Police Captain Elizabeth Leonard - Elizabeth Leonard has become the first female captain with the Springfield Police Department, according to Police Chief Jason Head. The position was vacated by Head last month [March 2018] when […]
  • QM1c Richard L. Glenn - Richard “Dick” Glenn grew up in Altoona, PA, where he graduated from High School in 1938.  In response to the Japanese attack of 7 Dec 41 that plunged the United […]
  • Dispatcher Dawn Wickizer - TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– There is one call that Riley County Dispatcher Dawn Wickizer will never forget. A young Riley county teen was attempting suicide and Wickizer took the call. “I […]
  • Detective Brian P Simonsen - New York City Police Department, New York End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Detective Brian Simonsen was shot and killed while responding to a robbery at a cell phone store […]
  • Sgt Brent Ericksen - Layton City Police Department “Chief Swanson has promoted 19 year police veteran Brent Ericksen to the rank of Sergeant. Of course one of his first shifts as a supervisor included […]
  • Police Chief Carmen Best - Best was born and raised in Tacoma, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1983. She started working for the Seattle Police Department in 1992 and became the interim police […]
  • Maj Gen Jack Kenneth Gamble - US Air Force Major General. A World War II combat fighter pilot, he was the Commander-in Chief of Alaskan Air Command from March 1974 to September 1975. He was raised […]
  • PFC Albert Chalmus Lewis - Albert Chalmus Lewis was a true hero of World War II. As an Army scout, he obtained information as to the movement of the enemy forces and reported to his […]
  • Fire Chief Daniel T. Lydon (Ret.) - It is with deep sadness and respect that the City of Fremont and the Fremont Fire Department announce the death of Retired Fire Chief and Planning Commissioner Daniel T. Lydon, […]
  • Captain Scott White - “Congratulations to Captain Scott White on his retirement from Murray Fire. Captain White had over 28 years of service with the fire department! He held positions as Firefighter, Engineer and […]
  • SGT William Arthur Ehren Tool - War: Persian Gulf War, 1991 Branch: Marine Corps Unit: Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division Service Location: Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Camp Pendleton, California; Twentynine Palms, California; Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Italy; […]
  • Specialist Kara Ann Kittrell - War: Iraq War, 2003-2011 Branch: Army Unit: Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 1138th Engineer Battalion; Missouri Army National Guard Service Location: Missouri; Kuwait; Iraq; Germany Rank: Specialist Specialist Kara Ann Kittrell enlisted in the Army two […]
  • LT John White (Ret.) - The first African-American police officer in Georgia was sworn in [72] years ago. A total of nine black police officers joined the Savannah Police Department on May 3, 1947. They […]
  • 1st Lt Stephen A. Wayne - First Lieutenant Stephen A. Wayne distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force over North Vietnam on 10 March 1967. On that date, Lieutenant […]
  • SFC Merideth L. Howard - U.S. Army Sgt 1st Class Merideth L. Howard was killed September 8, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee. Howard was assigned to […]
  • MAJ Elizabeth A. Allen - In 1965, Elizabeth Allen was a nurse on a mission. Inspired by her brothers’ service in the Vietnam War, having earned a Masters degree in Psychiatric Nursing and graduated from […]
  • Firefighter Matt Holladay - July 6, 2013 Holladay shouldn’t have been working June 25. But the six-year veteran of the Cocoa Fire Department traded a shift with a fellow firefighter and was on duty […]
  • Takerra Brown - Smyrna, Georgia (4/20/18) A 911 dispatcher in Smyrna is being called a hero after she saved the life of an elderly woman. Takerra Brown answered a call where she could […]
  • Lieutenant Debra Lucinda Clayton - Orlando Police Department, Florida End of Watch Monday, January 9, 2017 Lieutenant Debra Clayton was shot and killed when she encountered a wanted murder suspect in the parking lot of a […]
  • Maj Jacquelyn S. “Jackie” Parker - It was a proud moment in July 1988 when Capt. Jacquelyn S. “Jackie” Parker became the first woman Air Force pilot to attend U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at […]
  • Lt. Col. Richard Cole (Ret.) - Retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last survivor of the Doolittle Raid, the first U.S. strike on the Japanese islands during World War II, died Tuesday (April 9, 2019) in […]
  • Police Chief Edward Picard (Ret) - In what he’s describing as a Valentine’s Day gift to his wife, Norma, of 33 years, Auburn Police Chief Edward Picard announced that he plans to retire from the force […]
  • CPO Christopher Scott Kyle - The late Navy SEAL sniper, Christopher Scott Kyle was born April 8, 1974, in Odessa, Texas. The son of a church deacon, Kyle grew up on a ranch and experienced […]
  • Officer Nicholas Galinger - An officer who recently lost a colleague will perform on a national stage in May in honor of all LEOs killed in the line of duty. Officer Mark Hutchinson has […]
  • Fire and Rescue Department Chief Tom Henrich - 10/23/18 Earling Fire and Rescue Department Chief Tom Henrich was responding to a combine fire when he fell ill and died. Henrich, a 30-year veteran of the fire service, was […]
  • Mary Duchesnay - My name is Mary Duchesnay. I was born in Québec City in 1920. In 1939 I passed the civil servants examination for bilingual shorthand and typing, and stayed home to […]
  • Sgt Luis Daniel Almaguer - Sergeant Luis Almaguer had it rough–raised by his grandparents, he married at 17 and dropped out of high school–before he found a second chance in 1997 with the Marine Corps […]
  • T/4 Samuel Edward Hardy - Samuel Edward Hardy was inducted into the United States Army on November 1, 1942. He took his basic training at Fort Knot, KY. He was shipped overseas to North Africa […]
  • Officer Jane Barrett - Jane Barrett, was the first policewoman in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She served from 1916 to 1941, primarily on the prostitution detail. Officer Barrett died in 1949 at her home, […]
  • Cpl Vallance Galen Arkie - Vallance Galen Arkie was born on September 7, 1947. Vallance Galen Arkie had enlisted in the Marine Corps. Entered via Regular Military. Served during the Vietnam War. Arkie had the […]
  • Captain Chris Blazek - For firefighters, this is what’s it’s all about: “After getting back to the hall from a house fire last Saturday in 4’s district (I was literally in the shower), Engine […]
  • Corporal Ronil Singh - Newman Police Department, California End of Watch Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Corporal Ronil Singh was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop at the intersection of Merced Street and Eucalyptus […]
  • Sergeant Steve Hinkle - Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Sergeant Steve Hinkle succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier at 3606 Highway 11W. Deputies had responded to […]
  • Col Ruth Cheney Streeter - Ruth Cheney Streeter (1895-1990) of Morristown was appointed the first director of the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943. Before this appointment, Streeter served […]
  • MOMM3C John M. Roddy, Jr. - John M. Roddy, Jr. was born on 16 July 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. He volunteered after graduating high school and was inducted on 6 November 1944 as an Apprentice Seaman, […]
  • SGT Arthur O. Thompson - The 79th General Hospital , England – Wounded in the left foot and right shoulder by mortar fragments as he was moving back from his company’s forward listening post east […]
  • Mark E. Brown - “AS RUGGED AND WEATHERED AS ME.” As he said his final goodbye, Ret. Army Tank Commander Mark E. Brown told his son, “Don’t cover me with a brand new, pretty […]
  • Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson - Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, Washington End of Watch Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson was shot and killed in the city of Kittitas following a vehicle pursuit at approximately […]
  • Lt Col Kimberly Ford - Lt. Col. Kimberly Ford, retired, Air Force, 1990-2016 I was the first African-American woman to fly the C-17 Globemaster in the Air Force. I earned the Air Medal for support of […]
  • Nicola Hall - In early 2002, I deployed to Afghanistan with the 21st Military Police Company (Airborne). The infantry was facing issues running combat patrols because the local women were hiding intelligence, weapons […]
  • EMT Ray Berwick - Within seconds a Connecticut paramedic became the patient after the EMT, who was in the driver’s seat at the time, suffered a stroke. “I was inches away from dying,” Aetna […]
  • Dennis Joyner - Dennis Joyner (pictured right) had to wait 50 years to thank the man who saved his life in Vietnam. Joyner, a Longwood resident who is now 70, was a 20-year-old […]
  • CPL Gordon Maynard Craig - Gordon Craig was born August 3, 1929 in Brockton, Massachusetts. He received the Medal of Honor for providing the ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War. Official Citation: The President of […]
  • SSgt David Emory Sohn - David Sohn served in the 401st Fighter Squadron, 370th Fighter Group during WWII. His MOS were Ordinance Specialist and Airplane Armorer. S SGT Sohn took part in the following battles […]
  • Captain Jacob “Jake” Ringering - Bethalto, ILLINOIS — The cause of a fire that took a fireman’s life is under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s office. Godfrey Fire Department Capt. Jacob “Jake” Ringering […]
  • Deputy Sheriff Jacob Howard Keltner - McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois End of Watch Thursday, March 7, 2019 Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner was shot and killed as he and other members of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive […]
  • Corporal Daniel H Groves - Colorado State Patrol, Colorado End of Watch Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Corporal Daniel Groves was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-76, near mile marker 47 west of Roggen, during […]
  • MSgt Ginny Narsete - Ginny Narsete enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after high school and served in Public Affairs during the Vietnam War. Later, during Operation Desert Storm, she served as public […]
  • LT Colleen Cain - Lt. Colleen Cain did not serve in the Coast Guard for very long, but she made an impression that many will never forget. Cain was the first female Coast Guard […]
  • SGT Madison Freeman Charles - By mid-July 1950, the war in Korea was less than three weeks old, and was going very badly for the Republic of Korea (ROK) and American forces. The North Korean […]
  • EMT Brendon Hernandez - FDNY EMTs Brendon Hernandez (pictured left) and Jean Altidor were praised by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on June 10, 2013 after EMT […]
  • Firefighter Michael Todd Bishop - Inmate Firefighter Utah Department of Corrections Utah Age: 27 Year of Death: 2000 Michael Todd Bishop‚ 27‚ inmate firefighter‚ Utah Department of Corrections‚ died on August 23‚ 2000‚ when he […]
  • CPT Herman Carl Abelein - Herman Abelein posing near plane during flight training, Pensacola, Florida [1949] War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korean War, 1950-1953 Branch: Navy Unit: VP-8 (Patrol Squadron); CTF-72 (Commander Task Force); FAS-11 (Fleet Air Service […]
  • CPT Jack Mastin Abbot - Jack Abbot, Tunisia, Africa [1943] War: Korean War, 1950-1953; World War II, 1939-1945 Branch: Air Force; Army Air Forces/Corps Unit: 717th Bomb Squadron, 449th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force Service Location: Tunisia, North Africa; […]
  • CAPT Roy M. “Butch” Voris - A native of California, Captain Roy Voris graduated from Salinas Junior College in 1939. Born on September 17, 1919, he entered the U.S. Navy in 1941 and by February 1942, […]
  • Police Chief James R. McGowan III (RET) - Retired Downingtown Police Chief James R. McGowan III, who died Monday, is remembered for sharing advice and sincerely caring for those he served in the community and those who worked […]
  • SSG Ronald J. Shurer II - Former Staff Sergeant Ronald J. Shurer II didn’t hesitate when he got the call that his wounded teammates were trapped on a hillside in Afghanistan. Not even as the bullets […]
  • CW4 Esther Stewart - A study on black WACs published in 1963 lists Stewart as the only black female warrant officer on active duty at that time. Stewart would go on to serve in […]
  • Master Sergeant Michael Arndt - War: Persian Gulf War, 1991 Branch: Marine Corps Unit: 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion Service Location:  Persian Gulf; Greece; Italy; Korea; Spain; Belize; Honduras; Panama, El Salvador; Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); France; Parris Island, South […]
  • Wayne Miller - Mr. Miller was born August 17, 1950 in Washington, D.C.  He graduated from Albert Einstein High School (1968).  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (1968).  He was assigned […]
  • Maj Gen Francis C Gideon (Ret) - (July 2000) Maj. Gen. Francis C. Gideon Jr. is the chief of safety of the U.S. Air Force, and commander, Headquarters Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. […]
  • SPC4 Duane Elmer Olson - On August 21, 1969, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Olson of Irwin were informed by Kenneth G. Wickham, Major General USA, the Adjutant General that he had the honor to inform […]
  • Police Chief Lee Gavin (Ret.) - Lee Gavin had known for 18 months when his final day as the Dearborn Heights police chief would be, but that didn’t make things any easier when the time came. […]
  • PVT Curtis Adams - Pvt Curtis Adams was a farmer. He enlisted at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina on 28 October 1942. He was captured by German troops during the Battle of the Bulge […]
  • CSM David Hughes - CSM David Hughes joined the Army when he was 17 years old. He spent a total of 22 years in Special Forces as a combat medic and operations sergeant. He […]
  • Special Agent Melissa S Morrow - United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government End of Watch Thursday, March 22, 2018 Special Agent Melissa Morrow died as the result of brain cancer that […]
  • Police Officer Mujahid Ramzziddin - Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin was shot and killed at approximately 10:15 am while attempting to protect a female subject who was being attacked in a domestic violence incident in a neighborhood […]
  • MAJ Charles S Kettles - Maj. Charles S. Kettles, an Army helicopter commander in the Vietnam War, led an extraordinary rescue operation that saved the lives of dozens of airborne troops who had been ambushed […]
  • Lt. Anthony Jovic - Anthony Jovic‚ 39‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 34. On September 11‚ the 12-year FDNY veteran Jovic was assigned to Engine 279 in Brooklyn. He was studying for the captain’s exam‚ which […]
  • PFC Charles Robert Busch - Private First Class Busch was a member of Battery C, 555th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy […]
  • CAPT Thomas G. Kelley - Thomas Kelley was about to graduate from Holy Cross College in Massachusetts in 1960 when his roommates announced that they’d enlisted in the Navy and urged him to do the […]
  • Edward Murphy - When Edward Murphy learned, in 1944, he was going to be deployed to Germany in the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division, one of the first things he did was place […]
  • SMA Daniel A Dailey - Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey was sworn in as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army on January 30, 2015. SMA Dailey has held every enlisted […]
  • Police Captain Todd Grossgebauer - Captain Todd Grossgebauer has retired after twenty-six years of dedicated service to the Provo Police Department. Captain Grossgebauer began his law enforcement career a Military Police Officer in 1989. He […]
  • Firefighter Ben Miller - May 20, 2018 At the age of 98, Jo Miller remembers as well as ever the last time she saw her late husband and fishing buddy suited up for work. […]
  • CPO Carson Raymond Martin - Carson Raymond Martin was born to Martha Frances and Charles Martin on September 3, 1909 in Baltimore, Maryland, the older of two sons. When his father Charles died in the […]
  • COL Robert Sheldon Scott - Col. Robert S. Scott, who as a junior Army officer won the Medal of Honor in World War II for beating back a Japanese counterattack in the battle for an […]
  • COL Gregory D. Gradson (Ret) - Colonel (Retired) Gregory D. Gadson, a Chesapeake, Va., native, served our nation in the United States Army for more than 26 years. Col. Gadson’s service culminated as the Garrison Commander […]
  • SFC Mark W. Jackson - Sergeant First Class Mark Wayne Jackson was born at Saint Luke Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan to the proud parents of William Alva and Janice Marie Jackson on June 7th, 1962. […]
  • Battalion Chief Jordon Petersen - As Jordon has often said, it’s easier for a firefighter to learn and understand psychology than it is for a psychologist to learn and understand firefighters.  This stance has made […]
  • Private First Class Jessica Lynch - Jessica Lynch is a former United States Army soldier who served in the 2003 invasion of Iraq by U.S. and allied forces.  On March 23, 2003, Private First Class Lynch’s […]
  • Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss - United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 2019 Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss was […]
  • Firefighter Joe Manganaro - When off duty fire fighter Joe Manganaro boarded a cross-country flight this summer he never expected to save someone’s life. But that’s just what happened, and this week the Boston […]
  • Dr. William Edward “Ed” Hildebrand III - After a lifetime of good works and impressive achievements both around the world and inside of his community, Dr. William Edward “Ed” Hildebrand III has moved on to his next […]
  • State Trooper Lucas Dowell - Cumberland County, Va. — A Virginia state trooper was killed when someone inside a home fired a weapon at police executing a search warrant during a drug investigation, reports CBS […]
  • MG Patrick Henry Brady - Patrick Henry Brady (born October 1, 1936) is a retired American Army officer. While serving as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, he received the United States military’s highest […]
  • Cayson Staples - Cayson has been working in the ED for 10 years and is instrumental in suicide prevention of numerous people by sharing the “Love Yourself” message and providing people with reminder […]
  • Deputy Chief Joe Tarver - Currently, Joe Tarver serves as the Deputy Chief for the Murray City Police Department and has a total of 35 years in Law Enforcement. Joe Tarver has served as Deputy […]
  • Ivan Robert Prokop - Army Reservist August 1958 – January 1966 (8 years) Service Details: Fort Knox Kentucky August 1958 – January 1959 (6 months) Basic Training, 8 weeks Cooking School, 8 weeks On-the-job […]
  • SGT William Maxwell Barner, III - When he arrived at basic training after being drafted into the Army, one of the first things William Maxwell Barner heard from his drill sergeants was, “you’re going to Vietnam […]
  • SN1 Lonnie Preston Ham - Kamikaze attack on the USS Belleau Wood CLV 24 October 1944. After two (Zeka) Kamikaze air craft near the USS Franklin: the first plane hit the Franklin near her island […]
  • CAPT Lamar “Bud” Binion - Lamar “Bud” Binion was born in Stone Mountain, GA on Nov. 20, 1917. He graduated from Georgia School of Technology (now Georgia Institute of Technology) in Atlanta, GA on June […]
  • CPT Andrew Ross - Dozens of family, friends and strangers gathered to remember Virginia Army Captain Andrew Ross Saturday during a ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial. A photo of the Virginia native and […]
  • K9 Haas - Duluth Police Department, Minnesota End of Watch Sunday, January 13, 2019 K9 Haas was shot and killed during a barricade of a domestic violence suspect in the 1000 block of West […]
  • Master Police Officer Joseph William Shinners - Provo Police Department, Utah End of Watch Saturday, January 5, 2019 Master Police Officer Joseph Shinners was shot and killed in Orem, Utah while attempting to arrest a wanted fugitive at […]
  • Police Officer Sean Tuder - Mobile Police Department, Alabama End of Watch Sunday, January 20, 2019 Police Officer Sean Tuder was shot and killed as he and several other officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant […]
  • LTG Walton Walker - After a distinguished career as commander of XX Corps during World War II and command of Fifth Army following the war, LTG Walton H. Walker assumed command of Eighth Army […]
  • Paramedic Chris Trokey - On March 29, 2011, Dr. Michael Shannon was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point when a semi-truck T-boned his SUV, pinning his vehicle underneath the truck as it […]
  • PVT Donald Harold Thomas - Donald Thomas was a member of 3rd Division Reconnaissance Troop. According to his own words: “About 1:00am on Jan. 30, 1944, our troop led the attempted breakout from the Anzio […]
  • CPO Shannon M. Kent - The ISIS-claimed bombing of a restaurant in Syria on Wednesday (January 16, 2019) killed an Army Green Beret with four children, a former Navy SEAL working for the Pentagon’s intelligence […]
  • CPT Dawn Maria Alvarez Stratton - War: Persian Gulf War, 1991 Branch: Marine Corps Unit: Brigade Service Support Group 7, 7th Marine Expeditionary Brigade Service Location: Quantico and Little Creek, Virginia; Camp Pendleton, California; Jubail, Saudi Arabia; Fort Sam Houston, […]
  • Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd Class Irwin “Rocky” Robinson - “But it’s a smaller service, so you got a better chance to advance—and the line is shorter.” (Video Interview, 3:17) War: World War, 1939-1945 Branch: Coast Guard Unit: USCGC Bibb (WPG 31) Service […]
  • Julia Carlson - USMC Reserves, 2001-2016 Instructor/Competitor USMC Reserve Marksmanship Team, US (2003-2016) Civil Military Operations Coordinator, Quantico, VA (2010-2013) Civil Affairs Team Chief/FET OIC: Afghanistan (2009-2010) Public Affairs Officer/Civil Affairs, Iraq (2006) […]
  • Paymaster John Edmund Colthurst - John Edmund Colthurst was born in Chicago November 29, 1871 in the South Loop, just a few blocks away from where the Great Fire had passed a month prior. He […]
  • Maj Megan Malia Leilani McClung - Maj. McClung was a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. She graduated and received her officer’s commission in 1995. She also earned a master’s degree in criminology from […]
  • Firefighter Matt Holladay - Holladay shouldn’t have been working June 25. But the six-year veteran of the Cocoa Fire Department traded a shift with a fellow firefighter and was on duty by 7:30 a.m. […]
  • SGT James A Holmes - Wounded 6 Apr 1945 near Oberellem, Germany. After an all day pursuit of German Army personnel, entered Oberellem, freed some civilians from basement of a house and then proceeded to […]
  • Colonel Robert Allan Adams - Colonel Robert Allan Adams (Army/Retired) died January 7, 2019. Robert (Bob) is survived by wife, JoAnn Spencer Adams, three children, Spencer and Barbie Adams, Katie and David Lewis, Matthew and […]
  • Police Officer Natalie Corona - Natalie Corona wanted to be a cop for as long as anyone she knew can remember. Her family – and a sense of duty – drove her to put on […]
  • Cpl Steven Grant Balls - Steven Grant Balls, 70, died peacefully Monday, January 7, 2019 at his son’s home in Holladay, Utah surrounded by family members.  Steve and his family courageously endured the challenges of […]
  • Officer Tina DeLong-Griswold - Officer Tina DeLong-Griswold, Sergeant Mark Renninger, Officer Greg Richards, and Officer Ronald Owens were shot and killed in an ambush style attack while sitting inside a coffee shop in Parkland. […]
  • PFC Donald Francis Dowling - On November 27, 1950, Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) engaged in a sudden, large-scale offensive against U.S. and U.N. forces positioned around the Chosin Reservoir in north-east North Korea. Two regiments […]
  • MAJ Joseph Benjamin Anderson, Jr. - Corporate executive and military officer Joseph Benjamin Anderson was born on February 12, 1943, in Topeka, Kansas, to Pearl Gatewood and Joseph B. Anderson, Sr. His father was a widower […]
  • Firefighter Steven H. Pollard - A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department’s Facebook page Monday […]
  • Police Officer David Romrell - Police Officer David Romrell was intentionally struck by a vehicle fleeing from a burglary in progress at a business at 3575 South West Temple shortly before 10:00 pm. He and […]
  • Fire Marshal Bryan Thatcher - 1973-2018 In a post on the Draper City Fire Department Facebook Saturday, they said Fire Marshal Bryan Thatcher unexpectedly passed away at his home ‘leaving a huge void in his family […]
  • Battalion Chief Matt Burchett - 12/28/75 – 8/13/18 Battalion Chief Matt Burchett suffered injuries while fighting the Ranch Fire in an active area within the Mendocino Complex fire in California. He was air-lifted to a […]
  • LTC Stanley Lane - In 1917, Polish immigrant Stanley Lane enlisted in the Army on his 16th birthday. When his age was discovered he was offered a discharge, but he refused. His unit was […]
  • MAJ Audie Leon Murphy - Born in Kingston, Hunt County, Texas, on June 20, 1925, Audie Murphy was raised in a sharecropper’s dilapidated house. Murphy’s father, Emit, fell short on his parental responsibilities, continuing to […]
  • Sgt Jacob M. Hess - Several hundred people turned out Monday to honor Jacob Michael Hess, a 22-year-old Marine from Spokane who was killed in Afghanistan on Jan. 1. “Leave here today knowing he’s the best […]
  • Brad Snyder - Following a dizzying two-year period in which he lost his eyesight in an explosion in Afghanistan and then came back to become a Paralympic gold medalist, Navy veteran Brad Snyder […]
  • Alex Halford - “ Via Facebook post from Alex’s father, Andrew Halford [12/28/18] “I don’t have the energy right now to call each of you, but I wanted you all to know that […]
  • Walford J Loder - Way back in December the 10th (or 11th) 1942, Ilene came to me and handed me the enclosed $2 bill. She said: “Wally if you hang onto this bill, you will […]
  • Dick Lillie - Photo above: Dick Lillie holding “Blood Chit” he removed from a corpse wearing a pilot’s leather flight jacket. ?Photo courtesy of Britt Taylor Collins, www.bootsonthegroundART.com Meet USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) WWII […]
  • Lt Col Addison Earl Baker - Lieutenant Colonel Addison Earl Baker (January 1, 1907 – August 1, 1943) was commander of the 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) in the U.S. Army Air Forces who led the group […]
  • COL Jack Jacobs - Colonel Jack Jacobs, who entered military service through Rutgers ROTC, earned the Medal of Honor for exceptional heroism on the battlefields of Vietnam. He also holds three Bronze Stars and […]
  • Maj Gen John R. Alison - A highly decorated combat ace of World War II and veteran of the Korean War, Major General John R. Alison was credited with the first night victory in the China-Burma-India […]
  • LCpl James M. Schmidt - The true story of the poem, as told by Lance Corporal Schmidt: “While a Lance Corporal serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, Washington, DC, […]
  • Cpl Donny Daughenbaugh - Donny Daughenbaugh (pronounced doffenbah) was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and today, like many former military personnel, lives in Texas. “I’m still a Yankee by Texas standards,” he […]
  • SGT Mary J Herrera - Mary Jessie Herrera, is from Somerton, a little town near Yuma, Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. A fourth generation American, Mary is the youngest of four. Her father […]
  • SSG Lucian Adams - War: World War II, 1939-1945Unit: 3rd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry DivisionService Location: Italy; France; European Theater We honor you, Lucian Adams. (#Repost @https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.89603/)
  • MAJ Cortez Ferdinand Enloe - In decades past, the Enloe family of Mid-Missouri produced a respected line of physicians and dentists. Additionally, many members of the family established a legacy while serving in the military, […]
  • WASP Lucile Doll Wise - Lucile Doll Wise, Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) of World War II and beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully August 2, 2018 at her residence in Arvada, Colorado, one day […]
  • Lt Col Jack Junior Oberhansly - Lt. Colonel Jack Oberhansly, from Spanish Fork, Utah, was commissioned and received his wings on 12 December 1941 at Luke Field, Phoenix Arizona. He joined the 14th Pursuit Group, 48th […]
  • SSG Jon R. Cavaiani - Medal of Honor Recipient Jon Cavaiani was born in Royston England, August 2, 1943, and moved to the United States in 1947 with his parents. Before joining, Cavaiani was classified […]
  • Daniel Gillespie - The first time Joshua Kaufman met Daniel Gillespie was April 29, 1945, when American liberators marched into the notorious DDachau concentration camp 12 miles outside Munich, Germany and smashed in the prison […]
  • PVT Lori Ann Piestewa - Since U.S. Army Private Lori Ann Piestewa died in a Humvee ambush in Iraq in 2003, her name—and her legacy—have spread throughout the three mesas of Hopi land in northeastern […]
  • CPT Carol A Scott - War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975Branch: ArmyUnit: 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry DivisionService Location: Quang Tri, Vietnam; Khe Sanh, Vietnam; Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Vietnam We honor you, Carol Scott. (#Repost @https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.11082/)
  • SN1 William Bruesewitz - (Originally posted 06 December 2018) Navy Seaman 1st Class William Bruesewitz, killed at the Pearl Harbor attack, will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 7 on the 77th anniversary […]
  • SSgt Marvin E Culbreth - Marvin served as a Staff Sergeant, 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He resided in Georgia prior to the war. Marvin […]
  • CPT Dovey Johnson Roundtree - Today we want to honor Dovey Johnson Roundtree, a trailblazing lawyer, minister, advocate and inaugural member of the WAAC. She broke barriers, reaching the rank of Captain and recruited so […]
  • Billy Ray White - Billy Ray White was born in North Carolina. After high school he received his draft notice, which stated that he had 30 days to choose a branch of service. So […]
  • SP5 Jesse Don Hennig - JD Hennig joined at 22 , leaving a wife and baby. He wanted to make his father & country proud. He came home with honor having been awarded Army Commendation […]
  • SGT Marcos A Lopez - I arrived home one day after my classes at Edgewood High School in San Antonio, TX were over and it was then that the direction of my life changed forever. […]
  • John Deer - Abilene native John Deer grew up flying with his dad, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. As a teenager on a car trip to Dallas, John passed by […]
  • PhM2c Leonide Benoit “Lee” Soucy - I had just had breakfast and was looking out a porthole in sick bay when someone said, “What the hell are all those planes doing up there on a Sunday? […]
  • Brig Gen Harold Huston George - World War I fighter ace, for whom George Air Force Base, Victorville, Calif., is named. He was born in 1892 in Lockport, N.Y., and was killed in action April 29, […]
  • Cpl Michael D. Jankiewicz - Cpl. Michael D. Jankiewicz was a machine gun team leader assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Jan. 23, 1987, […]
  • CPL Earl Boyce Clark - Mrs. Boyce Clark clasped her husband’s right hand this morning, pressing the wedding ring he first wore 16 months ago. 15 months before he lost his left hand fighting with […]
  • COL Roger Knight - As a member of an Army construction battalion serving in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, Colonel Roger Knight took part in a critical element of the war effort, though one […]
  • William E. D’Huyvetters - William E. D’Huyvetters’ family moved to Easton from Fair Lawn, N.J., when he was about 7.  After graduating from Easton High School in 1942, he worked at his father’s tannery […]
  • SSG Shilo Harris - Shilo Harris came from a family with deep roots in military service. As a son of a Vietnam veteran, Shilo always knew he wanted to be a soldier. On September […]
  • WASP Betty Jo Streff Reed - June 22, 2013, just two days after her ninetieth  birthday, WASP Betty Jo Streff Reed slipped away and took her final flight. Betty Jo was born June 20, 1923 in […]
  • Arthur Barriett Cornwall III - I was wounded on Feb. 22, 1968. We had come to a clearing divided by a stream. The APC stopped, we dismounted and checked for land mines. It appeared clear […]
  • PVT Jack Murphy Ackerman - Private Ackerman was a member of the 29th Infantry Regiment. He was taken prisoner at Hadong, South Korea on July 27th. With several hundred other Prisoners of War, he was […]
  • PFC Ersol J Salyer - He had been wounded July 28 in France and returned to duty. Private Salyer, before his induction in August 1943, had been employed at the Spicer Mrg. Corp. An infantry […]
  • CPT Rae Mary Leff - Serving as a nurse aboard the hospital ship USS Repose, anchored off the coast of Vietnam, Captain Rae Mary Leff treated casualties airlifted from the field by helicopter. While she […]
  • SGT George Mike Mabe - Arriving in Saigon in the earliest days of 1966, Sergeant George Mike Mabe spent nearly the entire year serving in Vietnam. As part of a combat unit with the 101st […]
  • LCpl Mark Ryan Black - Upon departing for training, Marine Corps Lance Corporal Mark Ryan Black told his family, “Don’t expect me to write much.” Contrary to expectations, he spent much time in country composing […]
  • Lt Col Olga Custodio - When the recruiting military sergeant asked Olga Custodio to list three jobs she wanted, she responded: ‘A pilot, a pilot or a pilot.’ And her determination paid off: more than […]
  • LCpl William “Billy” Hodges Bazemore - This originally was written for Thanksgiving Day 2005 Although I frequently lecture and write about the Vietnam War, and my book Masters of the Art is based on my service […]
  • Lt(JG) William “Bill” Gardner - I served as “M” Division officer on the Idaho from July 1944 thru decommissioning in May 1946. I am 97 and healthy, living in an independent retirement facility [Letter dated […]
  • PV2 Al Hays - I grew up in central Florida and enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 in March 1974 on the delayed entry program. At the entrance processing center […]
  • MAJ Brent Taylor - (KUTV) — The killing of Major Brent Taylor, 39, of North Ogden, is particularly bitter because he thought he was among friends in Afghanistan when he was killed on Saturday […]
  • Dean A Jensen - These are some of the pictures of my dad in WWll with General Patton while they where fighting. My dad’s job was to gather the dead bodies and keep records […]
  • Seaman Raul Herrera - San Antonio native Raul Herrera was slim as a beanpole when he joined the United States Navy, and he quickly earned the nickname “Bean.” He served in Vietnam as a […]
  • MSG Catharine Deitch - Catharine Deitch was born in Pennsylvania in 1919 and vividly remembers the day in 1929 when the banks closed and the Depression started. Her family had cultivated 28 acres of […]
  • Maj Wintford “Dick” Bazzell - Dick Bazzell was born on December 6, 1925, in Delta, Missouri. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines from September 1943 to July 1944, and then enlisted in the U.S. […]
  • CPT Jennifer Moreno - In her last moments of life, Army nurse Capt. Jennifer Moreno heard two orders. One was a call to help a wounded soldier struck by a blast in a booby-trapped […]
  • MajGen Charles F. Bolden, Jr. - Aerospace engineer and Major General (ret.) Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was born on August 19, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1964. Both […]
  • PVT Donald Rose - U.S. Army Specialist Five Don Rose of Wichita Falls was a Huey helicopter crew chief serving with the 176th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam when he was Killed In Action […]
  • CPL Frank Buckles - Washington (CNN) — Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110. Lawmakers Monday began to move […]
  • SP4 Raymond Rocha - I was only 8 years old when my big brother Raymond passed away.  After 45 years I still miss him dearly and think of him everyday.  I am very proud […]
  • SPC Blake W. R. Lee - On July 24th 2006, a seemingly calm afternoon in the often Volatile Al Anbar Province, Ramadi, Iraq, my platoon who had been attached to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor […]
  • Capt Mark Weber - Seven U.S. Armed Forces members — including one whose parents live in southern Denton County — were when a military helicopter crashed in western Iraq, according to information from Moody […]
  • CAPT Margaret R. Riley - On 8 June 1973, OCS Class 2-73 graduated from their training at Yorktown, Virginia. The entire class was twenty-nine strong. In their ranks at graduation for the first time were […]
  • CPT James A. Taylor - First Lt. James A. Taylor was serving in South Vietnam as Executive Officer of B Troop, First Cavalry, American Division on November 8, 1967 when he was notified that his […]
  • COL Sam Floca - Retired U.S. Army Colonel Sam Floca is a sixth-generation Texan, as proud of his Lone Star State heritage as he is of his two tours in Vietnam in the First […]
  • William J. “Doc” Boatman - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Served with 3rd Bn. 7th Marines and Aboard USS Eldorado (AGC-11) First of all I joined the Navy in Oklahoma, not in Texas, although my parents […]
  • PFC Mario Ybarra - Posted in his honor by his son It was March 5th, 1966, eight days before my first birthday, when my father (PFC Mario Ybarra) was killed as a result of […]
  • 1st Lt. Mary L. Hawkins - On Sept. 24, 1944, 1st Lt. Mary Louise Hawkins was evacuating 24 patients from the fighting at Palau to Guadalcanal when the C-47 ran low on fuel. The pilot made […]
  • PFC Dalton C. Rogers - Private First Class Rogers was wounded by a sniper bullet, which was shot through his left shoulder, ribs and lung. He was part of G Company, 383rd Infantry Regiment, 96th […]
  • LTC Charles “Chad” Buehring - Lt. Col. Charles “Chad” Buehring was commissioned as an Infantry Officer from The Citadel in 1985. His first assignment was with the newly formed 2-22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division […]
  • Donald Nathan “Don” Aldrich - Born 24 October 1917 in Moline Illinois. His father taught him to fly before he was 12 years old. When he tried to enlist for pilot training in the American […]
  • SGT Vergil Maples - I landed in Plieku, South Vietnam on December 22, 1967 with the 4th Infantry Division Field Artillery. I spent all but a few days of 1968 in the Republic of […]
  • 1LT Jay Wiginton - I was a 1st Lt., and operations officer in the 1099th medium boat company. I now live at Canyon Lake, TX. We honor you, Jay Wiginton. (#Repost @http://tcvvm.org/project/jay-wiginton/)
  • PVT Jimmy L Johnson - Houston native Jimmy Johnson saved lives. As a Dustoff medic in Vietnam, the young Army soldier was the central member of a four-person crew who flew unarmed into battle every […]
  • Harvey Jacobs - We were assigned to the 497th Bombardment Squadron of the 344th Bombardment Group located at Stansted, Bishops Stortford. Towards April and May, we were instrumental in creating havoc in German […]
  • CPL Albert Ellsworth Boothroyd - Corporal Boothroyd was a member of Headquarters and Service Battery, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while defending the withdrawal of U.S. Army […]
  • SPAR Dolores (Denfeld) Schubilske - When Dolores (Denfeld) Schubilske enlisted in the Coast Guard, the United States was already into its third year of World War II. Bloody battles were being fought throughout Europe and […]
  • CPT Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace - Many believe that Captain Rocky Versace epitomizes all that the U.S. Military Academy at West Point stands for and lived by the code of “Duty, Honor, Country.” Capt. Versace was […]
  • CPT Charles Oualline - I am sure every aviator remembers his first combat mission, and I am no exception. It was nothing extraordinary, except that it was my first time. In hindsight, the mission […]
  • 1LT Ford Mays - Most of my tour was at the Qui Nhon Ammunition Depot with a TDY to LZ English at Bong Son. Our work days were 0700-1900, 7 days a week. The […]
  • Charles Byers - Vietnam was just starting to raise it’s ugly head. I had just finished high school and really didn’t want to go to college at this time. My father was a […]
  • SGT MAJ John L Canley - Nearly 51 years after the battle that would launch John L. Canley into the annals of Marine lore, the retired sergeant major stood stoic in the White House on Wednesday […]
  • SFC Jose Rodela - Medal of Honor recipient Jose Rodela was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 15, 1937. He entered the U.S. Army in September 1955, at the age of 17. Rodela is […]
  • MG Sidney Shachnow - Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow survived three years in a Nazi concentration camp, he deployed twice to the jungles of Vietnam and he was the top U.S. Army officer in Berlin […]
  • 1LT John Earl Warren - Warren joined the U.S. Army from New York City in 1967. On January 14, 1969, as a first lieutenant, Warren was commanding a platoon in Tây Ninh Province, Vietnam when […]
  • Henry Ullrich - I was drafted in 1966 and sent to Vietnam in Jan 1968. I was 20 yrs. old when I arrived in country. I was assigned to the Third Sqdn. Fourth […]
  • AZ2 Frank Bodden - From January to August of 1968 I served with the air wing on the USS Ticonderoga, CVA-14, with VFP-63. Our pilots flew the F-8 Crusader, a fighter jet that instead […]
  • COL John Erskine - I’m a graduate of Temple High School and Texas A&M and I served in Vietnam in 1964 and 1966. First tour was as a 1Lt, 1st Special Forces Group and […]
  • Brig Gen Robin Olds - Brigadier General Robin Olds was the director of aerospace safety in the Air Force Inspection and Safety Center, a separate operating agency and an organization of the Office of the […]
  • CPT Jose Calugas Sr. - Jose Calugas was a Philippine native as well as a World War II hero. Born in Leon, Iloilo, Philippines and left without a mother at the age of ten, he […]
  • BGen Carol A. Mutter - Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter was the first woman to receive the rank of Lieutenant General in the United States Marine Corps.  Lieutenant General Mutter served as Deputy Chief of […]
  • CSM Basil L. Plumley - Night had fallen as American and North Vietnamese soldiers exchanged sheets of gunfire during Operation Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley in November 1965. Illumination flares attached to […]
  • George W Hartley - George W. Hartley was born in Melstone on March 31, 1921, and moved to Billings when he was 12. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in April 1941. […]
  • Chuck Machin - ALTA VISTA — Engineering skills came in handy for a 1957 Osage High School graduate while he was stationed in Vietnam. Chuck Machin, Alta Vista, enlisted and first served in […]
  • LT Nicholas Prevas Jr. - At first, Nicholas Prevas Jr. was hesitant about talking to documentary filmmakers about his Vietnam War experience. He’s 69 now, retired and living in Highland with his wife. They have […]
  • SFC Randall David Shugart - Equipped with only his sniper rifle and a pistol, Sergeant First Class Shughart and his team leader Gary Gordon, while under intense small arms fire from the enemy, fought their […]
  • MSG Gary Gordon - 25 years ago, 33-year-old Gary Gordon and 35-year-old Randy Shughart, both members of the Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta, were providing air cover for Rangers in Operation Gothic […]
  • CPL Quiren M. Groessl - Quiren M. Groessl, a German-American from Algoma, Wisconsin, described the early morning of May 28, 1918. Groessl had lied about his age to enlist in the U.S. Army, then served […]
  • CPT Louis Richard Emerson Jr. - I was the pilot of a C-47 towing a Waco CG4A glider with 13 troops i it. The glider cut loose successfully at the appropriate time and then I took […]
  • Clayton Pitre - “This is not just black history or Marine Corps history. This is American history. The world needs to understand the history of the Montford Point Marines.”  –Dr. James T. Averhart […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • PVT Arthur Tyler - Private Tyler was wounded while fighting in St. Mihiel, France. He was in Company L, 313th Infantry Regiment. We honor you, Arthur Tyler. (#Repost @National Purple Heart Hall of Honor)
  • RP Moon - I Joined the US Marine Corps Sept ’65. I was assigned to 5th MarDiv in the Spring of ’66 and went to Vietnam in July of that year. In Sept […]
  • Harriett Tubman - One of the most celebrated heroines in American history, Harriet Tubman is best known for ushering slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad in the 1850s. But not everyone knows […]
  • SGT John R. White - My name is John Richard White from Austin, Texas. I am 67 years old and Vietnam was almost 45 years ago, but it was just like yesterday too. I was […]
  • Lt Col John R. “Bob” Pardo - John R. “Bob” Pardo, a “MiG-Killer” credited with one victory and three assists, performed one of the most spectacular feats of piloting during the war in Southeast Asia. Pardo grew […]
  • BG Joseph V. Medina - Since the days of the American Revolution, the Armed Forces have served as a place in which conflicts of race could be put aside for the protection of the nation […]
  • CAPT Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. - Thomas Hudner had no particular interest in airplanes when he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1946. He wanted only to serve aboard a ship. But in 1948, after he […]
  • MM3 Doris Miller - Doris Miller is credited with shooting down several Japanese planes with a machine gun from the deck of the U.S.S. West Virginia during the attack on Pearl Harbor. When news […]
  • CPL Paul Alexander Steppe, Jr. - War:  Korean War, 1950-1953 Branch:  Marine Corps Unit: 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division Service Location:  Camp Pendleton, California; Korea Paul Steppe, a Marine infantry corporal serving in Korea, saw fierce action, […]
  • LTC Hubert Menno Amstutz - “The things that you’ll have to take care of in the Army are things that you will never see any place else.” (Video Interview, 6:52) War: World War, 1939-1945 Branch: Army Unit: 97th […]
  • SGT William Jennings Arnett - War or Conflict:  WWII, 1939-1945 Dates of Service:  1941-1945 Entrance into Service:  Enlisted Branch of Service:  Army Unit of Service:  818th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 5th Infantry Division and 26th Infantry […]
  • WASP Violet Clara Thurn Cowden - Violet Cowden served with the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, a stateside program that enlisted female pilots to ferry supplies cross-country, thus freeing up male pilots for combat roles. For Cowden, […]
  • PVT Kenneth Brown Hart - From Bunker Hill to Baghdad, the citizen soldier has played a vital role in our military history. These patriots laid down their plow shares and took up the sword when […]
  • Carl Wicklund - This is my grandfather Carl Wicklund during WWII, he served during the war in the United States. I believe he was in administration – Army. He didn’t really talk about […]
  • YN3 Melissa Rose Barnes - Melissa Rose Barnes was the family clown, no doubt about it. When her sister, Jennifer, was sick with lupus, for instance, she dressed up in disco clothes and jumped around […]
  • CWO3 John L. Stensby, Sr. - War: World War, 1939-1945 Branch: Army Unit: 60th Coast Artillery Service Location: Fort Mills, and Corregedor (Philippines); Pacific Theater Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 3 POW: Yes We honor you, John Stensby. (#Repost @https://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/pow-japan.html)
  • CPT Rhona Marie Knox Prescott - War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Branch: Army Nurse Corps Unit: 3rd Field Hospital; 616th Clearing Company; 85th Evacuation Hospital Service Location: Texas; Virginia; Georgia; Oklahoma; South Korea; Saigon, An Khe, and Qui Nhon, South Vietnam […]
  • CPL Wendy Marie Wamsley Taines - War: Persian Gulf War, 1991 Branch: Army Unit: 15th Evacuation Hospital Service Location: Fort Dix, New Jersey; San Antonio, Texas; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Saudi Arabia In 1989, Wendy Wamsley was a troubled 17-year-old high […]
  • Lt Col Gregory A. M. Etzel - Greg Etzel was born on April 9, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt through the Air Force ROTC program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, […]
  • GEN Lucian Truscott - Some men are born to serve in the Armed Forces. Sometimes it’s familial tradition for sons to follow in a father’s footsteps, or a grandfather’s. In other cases, young men, […]
  • PVT Sabatino Abilio - I am writing this narrative in behalf of my father who served his country in World War One. At this point and time, I can only relate the story that […]
  • CPT Isaac Camacho - The First American POW to escape captivity during the war in Vietnam. Green Beret Army Capt. Isaac Camacho vividly recalled the terrible night when he was captured by Viet Cong. […]
  • Luke McDermott - 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Marine Corps, sled hockey First-time Paralympian Served two tours in Afghanistan Luke McDermott was injured by an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan in June 2010 […]
  • Lindsay Gutierrez - Lindsay Gutierrez is a proud Air Force veteran hailing from Midwest City, Oklahoma. She enlisted in September 2010 as a Security Forces Journeyman and was assigned to the 48th Fighter […]
  • Chris Stewart - Chris Stewart is the Congressman from Utah’s Second Congressional District. He is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling and national award-winning author, world-record-setting Air Force pilot, and the former […]
  • PVT Satsuki “Fred” Tanakatsubo - Mr. Tanakatsubo was born on April 26th, 1920, in Sacramento, California. In his interview, he shares what is was like to grow up in the face of discrimination as a […]
  • SSG Kenneth Bentz - For someone who modestly admits he did “nothing special” while serving in Korea, Kenneth Bentz offers an informative and entertaining look at the life of an Army clerk in wartime. […]
  • TSgt John “Chappy” Chapman - John A. Chapman was born on July 14, 1965 in Massachusetts but spent most of his young life in Connecticut, graduating from Windsor Locks High School in 1983. At the […]
  • CAPT John McCain - When John McCain made his first bid for public office in 1982, running for a House seat in Arizona, critics blasted him as a carpetbagger, pointing out that he’d only […]
  • George H. Horton - Branches of Military Service I Served In: U.S. Navy Serial Number 202-04-66, U.S. Army & Massachusetts National Guard Serial Number 21295699, U.S. Air Force Serial Number AF21295699.  Also sailed ships […]
  • WO1 Kjell T. Tollefsen - Kjell T. Tollefsen, aka “Troll” or Black Widow 45, was a Warrant Officer in the 188th Assault helicopter Company (AHC), proudly serving his adopted country as a “Huey” helicopter pilot […]
  • Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion - Army Special Forces is mourning the loss of Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion 36, who died on Sunday after being wounded in an Aug. 7 improvised explosive device blast […]
  • LT Annie Fox - Annie G. Fox was an officer in the US Army Nurse Corps. She was on duty as chief nurse at Hickman Field, Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, during the […]
  • SSG David William “Ozzy” Osborne - Staff Sergeant David William Osborne of Route 1, Hudson, was on patrol August 17, 1970 in what he thought was friendly territory in Vietnam. However, as he and 30 other […]
  • LTJG Neil Armstrong - Born on the family farm in northwest Ohio on August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong attended Blume High School in Wapakoneta before entering aeronautical engineering studies at Purdue University in 1947. […]
  • MAJ Samuel Woodfill - He was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, in January 1883. Accounts say his father, John H. Woodfill, was a veteran of the Mexican War and had served with the 5th […]
  • BG Rhonda Cornum - Rhonda Cornum embarked on a combat search and rescue mission the morning of 27 February 1991 to recover an Air Force pilot shot down over Iraq during Desert Storm. Tragically, […]
  • SPAR Phyllis Baguley - Phyllis Baguley of Lansing, Michigan, holds the honor of being the first SPAR to set foot on overseas soil. Pictured here as she suns herself on the boat deck of […]
  • PFC Robert Dale Gregg - I was hit by a hand grenade shrapnel during assault on an enemy bunker to my immediate front. The bunker was about 1/4 of the way down a hill which […]
  • 1LT Garlin M. Conner - Garlin M. Conner was born on June 2, 1919, and raised in rural Clinton County, Kentucky. With the nearest high school almost 15 miles away, Conner’s formal education ended in […]
  • CRM Lillian L. “Fraz” Fravell - Lillian L. “Fraz” Fravell was born in the small town of Orient, IL to a coal miner and housewife. She was the sixth sibling of nine brothers and eight sisters. […]
  • WASP Elizabeth “Betty Wall” Strohfus - Strohfus, known as Betty (or sometimes Liz) Wall when she joined the WASPs — Women’s Air Force Service Pilots — died March 6, [2016] in Faribault, Minn., after a lifetime […]
  • SGT Kyle Jerome White - Sgt. Kyle Jerome White joined the Army in 2006, from Washington State. He attended basic training, advanced individual training, and U.S. Army Airborne School consecutively, at Fort Benning, Ga., before […]
  • CPL Joe R Baldonado - Medal of Honor recipient Joe R. Baldonado was born in Colorado, Aug. 28, 1930. He joined the U.S. Army as a light weapons infantryman (parachutist) during the Korean War. Baldonado […]
  • PVT Pedro Cano - Medal of Honor recipient Pedro Cano was born in La Morita, Mexico, June 19, 1920. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944, during World War II. Cano is being recognized […]
  • James B Hunt - Utah American Legion Honor Guard service for Korean War Veteran Hunt performed on August 7, 2018. This song was posted in the veteran’s program. If You’re Reading This If you’re […]
  • SP4 Terry Lee Smith - Specialist Smith was seriously wounded in action on 21 October 1966 while serving with the B Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. His gallantry earned him the […]
  • WASP Mildred Darlene Tuttle Axton - Mildred “Micky” Axton considers herself very lucky to have had her childhood dream of flying fulfilled when a neighbor, a barnstorming pilot, took up her and her brother for rides. […]
  • MG Harry William Brooks, Jr. - Retired Major General Harry W. Brooks, Jr. was born May 17, 1928, in segregated Indianapolis, Indiana. A good student, he attended P.S. 42, P.S. 87 and Crispus Attucks High School, […]
  • WO5 Greg McManus - As a young boy of five or six years of age, Greg McManus (pictured left) recalls attending an aviation event in the Kansas City area and growing infatuated by the […]
  • Lieutenant Commander Holly R. Harrison - War: Iraq War, 2003-2011 Branch: Coast Guard Unit: USCGC Aquidneck (WPB 1309); USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336); USCGC Storis (WMEC 38) Service Location: Manama, Bahrain; Khawr Abd Allah River; Al Faw Peninsula; Khawr Al Amaya; […]
  • General George Patton - Born November 11, 1885, in San Gabriel, California, as a young boy, George Patton set his sights on becoming a war hero. During his childhood, he heard countless stories of […]
  • Angus Gilbert Green - Service dates:  April 1, 1944 – January 1, 1946 Age at enlistment:  21 Marital status:  Married to Marjorie Slaughter February 28, 1944, who waited for him in Tyler, Texas. Basic […]
  • CAPT Dorothy Stratton - In 1942 Stratton took a leave of absence from Purdue University and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Women’s Reserve of the U.S. Naval Reserve, which was also known […]
  • PVT Edward Joseph Carabis - Private Edward Carabis served under General Patton during the Normandy invasion of World War Two. On June 10, 1944, his regiment (357) landed at Utah Beach. He fought his way […]
  • CW3 Robert L. Hooper - My story starts in 1952, during the Korean War. The AST of the infantry unit told me the unit was #3 on the call-up list; at the time many Guard […]
  • MSG Richard Davis - Army Master Sgt. Richard Davis, 30, of Black Lick, Pennsylvania, will be buried June 24 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. In early November 1950, Davis was a member of Company K, 3rd […]
  • SSgt Daniel Acosta - Staff Sergeant Daniel Acosta (USAF, Ret.) is one of the relatively few wounded veterans who did not serve in the Army or Marine Corps. A native Chicagoan, Dan joined the […]
  • Norma Rambow - “It was just the thing to do.” Norma Rambow, now 94, saw no option other than joining the military after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. She said she […]
  • SGT Charlie Linville - As an explosive ordnance disposal technician, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville would defuse as many as 40 bombs on a typical day on duty in Afghanistan. In January 2011, […]
  • Cpl Stephen E. Austin - On June 8, 1968, a young Marine corporal was in the fight of his life with fellow Marines in an operation just south of Da Nang, Vietnam. A half century […]
  • Emmy Lu Daly - Emmy Lu Daly spent two years in the Navy surrounded by ship parts, but she never saw a ship. Or the ocean, for that matter. She worked at a naval […]
  • WASP Betty Pfister - Betty started flying while a freshman at Bennington College in Vermont. She graduated with a degree in Marine Biology and immediately went to Texas to enter Class 43?4. While there, […]
  • GEN James J. Lindsay - Although James Lindsay never intended to stay in the US Army when he joined, the decorated General has been devoted to service in the military for six decades. General James […]
  • SSgt Doane Hage Jr. - Determined to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II, 20-year-old Doane Hage enlisted and set out to be a fighter pilot. He wound up an armament man […]
  • MSG Rosebud Archer - Growing up in New Jersey, Rosebud Archer had a nickname: the “Little Mayor of Plainfield.” She was well known for her community involvement in that city, where she went to […]
  • SGT Daniel Conley - I was Medically Retired from the US Army Reserves in Dec. 2006 after 8.5 years of service with 4.5 years of Active Duty service. Deployed under OEF (Ft. Douglas, UT) […]
  • PFC Ewald Walter Kuefner - Here is my unique story.  I am a survivor of World War II, having been born in Berlin, Germany.  As a child I suffered through the bombings and the consequences […]
  • GySgt Eric Olson - I was born in Vancouver, Washington on January 6, 1980. I went to Goldendale H.S. in Goldendale, Washington. I earned a diploma from Goldendale H.S. in 1998. During high school […]
  • MAJ Charity Adams - Major Charity Adams served as the Battalion Commander of the only African-American Women’s Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas during World War II. Commanding the 6888th Central Postal […]
  • Maj Alexander C. Furla - Maj. Alexander C. Furla served in the U.S. Air Force (active duty 1985-1996, reserve 1996-2006) as an aeromedical evacuation operations officer during the Panama (Just Cause), Persian Gulf (Desert Shield/Storm) […]
  • PFC Charles Heyward Barker - Charles Heyward  Barker was born in Pickens County, South Carolina, on April 12, 1935.  He joined the Army in 1952 and after completing basic training and infantry training was posted […]
  • SSG Charles Rangel - The long-time U.S. Congressman from Manhattan enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948 after dropping out of high school. During the Korean War, Rangel served with the all-black 503rd Field […]
  • SSgt Johnny Cash - Weeks after the start of the Korean War, the future country music superstar enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After proving adept at radio communications, Cash was assigned to a […]
  • CPL James Bumgarner “Garner” - In his memoir, Garner claimed to have been the first Oklahoman drafted into the Korean War. Born James Bumgarner (he shortened his named when he began acting), the future star […]
  • BG Benjamin O. Davis Sr. - On Oct. 25, 1940, Benjamin O. Davis Sr. became the first African American to hold star rank in the U.S. Army and in the armed forces. He was promoted to […]
  • Sp4c John Philip Baca - Baca was born on January 10, 1949, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was raised in San Diego, California. Baca was drafted into the United States Army on June 10, 1968. […]
  • MAJ Emiline Ann “Duce” Bourgeois - Major Emiline Ann “Duce” Bourgeois, a native of Thibodaux referred to by the National World War II Museum as the oldest living female WWII veteran in Louisiana, whose service also […]
  • RDML William “Bill” E. Newman - Rear Admiral Bill Newman, a 1961 Naval Academy graduate, retired from active duty in 1996, culminating 35 years of commissioned service. Primarily an aircraft carrier-based naval aviator, he served as […]
  • Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem - The American disc jockey was a student at Detroit’s Wayne State University when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 at the age of 20. Kasem was sent […]
  • CPT Ted Williams - The Baseball Hall of Famer smashed 521 home runs during his career in spite of missing nearly five full seasons to serve in the military. During World War II, the […]
  • Lt Neil Armstrong - The first human to walk on the surface of the moon was studying aeronautical engineering at Purdue University on a U.S. Navy scholarship when in 1949 he began flight training […]
  • BM3 Mary Anne Recto - Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Third Class Mary Anne Recto was born in the Philippines and served from 1980 to 1985. In January 1982, she was part of the team on […]
  • SSgt John P. Jones - Staff Sergeant John P. Jones was born March 12, 1977 and was raised in Enid, OK. He joined the United States Marine Corps in July 1995, and underwent recruit training […]
  • CPL Jessica Ellis - Jessica Ellis was born in Burley, Idaho on June 26, 1983. She graduated from Lakeview (Oregon) High School in 2002, where she was active in cross country, track and field, […]
  • GEN Henry H. Shelton - General Henry H. Shelton became the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 1 October 1997. In this capacity, he serves as the principal military advisor to the […]
  • CPT Ronald Reagan - Ronald Wilson Reagan enrolled in a series of home-study Army Extension Courses on 18 March 1935. After completing 14 of the courses, he enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve on 29 April […]
  • Sgt Bob Williams - In the summer of 2012—almost 70 years to the day he joined the Marines at age 17—Bob Williams presented his story to Todd DePastino’s World War II History class at […]
  • PO2 Benjamin A. Myra - I enlisted Feb 14, 2011 and was honorably discharged May 31, 2018. I was an Avionics Technician which is someone who troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs and replaces electronic on aircraft like […]
  • MSgt Catherine G. Murray - The first female Marine to retire from the U.S. Marine Corps was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on [January 23, 2018]. Catherine G. Murray, who passed away last […]
  • Holsey Gillis - Holsey Gillis was born in Georgia and was one of six brothers and two sisters in the family. His father had a farm and Holsey learned to work at an […]
  • RM2 Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper - Julius (pictured left), born of German immigrant parents, worked together with his twin, Louie, for Burlington Railroad and enlisted together with him in the Navy. Both were radio operators and […]
  • RM2 Ludwig Julius Wilhelm “Louie” Pieper - Louie (pictured left), born of German immigrant parents, worked for Burlington Railroad with his twin brother and enlisted together with him in the Navy. Both were radio operators and both […]
  • SPC Dane R. Balcon - SPC Dane R. Balcon was born on 27 April 1988, at Luke AFB, Arizona. In 2007, he enlisted in the Army as a Fire Support Specialist, following graduation from Sand […]
  • CPL Patrick D. Tillman - Died April 22, 2004, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. 27, of Chandler, Ariz.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; killed April 22 when his patrol vehicle […]
  • PFC Samuel Tom Holiday - Holiday, who was born to a medicine woman in Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border, was unsure of his exact birthday, but family members assigned him the date of June […]
  • Sgt Meredith Frank Keirn - Sergeant Keirn was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on November 30, 1950. […]
  • CAPT Eleanor L’Ecuyer - Frustrated by her clerical work as a civilian in 1944, Eleanor C. L’Ecuyer volunteered to join the Coast Guard in Boston, in the midst of her workday at Boston Edison […]
  • CPL Edwin Steve Wilson - Edwin Wilson served in the Korean War as part of Company A, 7th Cavalry Regiment. On March 17, 1951, he was injured. He writes of the experience: “Our unit was […]
  • 1LT Paul Baffico - Differing from some of the public universities at the time, the school that Baffico attended—the University of San Francisco—had a requirement that all students participate in ROTC for their first […]
  • Peter Thomas - Famed voice-over actor and World War II veteran, Peter Thomas received five battle stars including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the French Croix de Guerre for his military […]
  • Grace Chicken - Grace Chicken wanted to see the world.  As a young woman, her ambition was to be a nurse in the war, so she joined the Red Cross and was stationed […]
  • V. Jack Brown - My Dad, V. Jack Brown, served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a combat medic, E-5 Specialist.  He was also an E-8 Master Sergeant in the Army National Guard. […]
  • Maj Gen Jeanne M. Holm - Jeanne M. Holm was the first woman in the armed forces to be promoted to the rank of Major General (1973), and this was only one of her many firsts. […]
  • PFC Howard P Perry - Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting African Americans in 1942. The first man to enlist was Howard P. Perry. With 119 other recruits, he […]
  • PH1c Paul J Madden - Paul J Madden was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in September 1920. He graduated from mechanical Arts High School in Boston, where he first became interested in photography. Madden enlisted in […]
  • HA1c Fred Faulkner Lester - Fred Faulkner Lester was born in Downers Grove, Illinois on April 29, 1926. He joined the United States Naval Reserve on November 1, 1943 when he was just 17 years […]
  • Larry Gail Williamson - Larry G. Williamson was February 9, 1947, in Lincoln County, West Virginia, the only son of four children born to John B. and Georgia Napier Williamson. During high school at […]
  • Donald Patrick Finn - War: World War II, 1939-1945 Branch: Navy Unit: VP-22 (Patrol Squadron), Pacific Fleet Service Location: Pacific Theater; Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Rank: Aviation Chief Machinist’s Mate By the end of World War II, Donald […]
  • Pete Lambert - One of the last of the Greatest Generation, 97-year-old Pete Lambert is one of the few veterans still alive who flew and fought in WWII, and he lives in Shasta […]
  • LtGen Frances C. Wilson - Wilson was born in Nassau County, in Long Island, New York to Frances and John Wilson, a United States Air Force officer. Wilson grew up in Arlington County, Virginia and […]
  • MAJ Drew Dennis Dix - Drew Dennis Dix is a decorated United States military veteran and retired major in the United States Army. He was the first enlisted U.S. Army Special Forces soldier to receive […]
  • CPL Joseph E. Tedesco - Joseph Tedesco was awarded the silver star during the Korean War. His official citation reads as follows: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress […]
  • Sgt John “Jack” Ryland Thurman - Thurman joined the Fifth Marine division, 27th Regiment, and was a private first class with the Marine Corps when he landed with the first waves on Feb. 19 at Iwo […]
  • James Edwin Woods - James Edwin Woods, son of Walter R. and Elizabeth [Cogar] Woods, was born on December 10, 1931, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. In 1949, James graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in Buckhannon, West […]
  • Nona (Hambright) Vay - US Navy Nurse Corps, Jan. 1941-Oct. 1947 Nona (Hambright) Vay joined the Navy in Jan. 1941 and was discharged as a lieutenant commander in Oct. 1947 because she married. She […]
  • Leon Johnson Wimer - Leon Johnson Wimer’s parents, William C. Wimer and Mary Jane Hedrick Wimer, were married on May 5, 1893, in Pendleton County, West Virginia. Leon was born on January 30, 1895, […]
  • 2LT Vernal J. Bird - In 1941 he enlisted in the army and attended Field Artillery School. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. His training took him many places in the western […]
  • SGT Jack Herman - Jack Herman grew up in Gary, Indiana. During the early days of World War II, he attended high school and was able to get a job in the local steel […]
  • PVT Robert L. Weidert - I waded ashore on Omaha Beach in “Normandy, France” on June 6, 1944 from a landing craft Infantry. I was in the 29th Div, 115 Inf. Reg. Company E, Heavy […]
  • Cpl. Robert H. Brandes - Cpl. Robert H. Brandes was assigned to Headquarters company, 3rd Batallion, 5th PCT, 24th Inf. Div. He is pictured here as he feeds some of his “C” rations to an […]
  • Doyle I. Zirkle - Doyle I. Zirkle was born at Mabie, Randolph County, West Virginia, to parents Eugene and Ella Margaret Wiseman Zirkle. Eugene and Ella’s busy household consisted of six children: Myrtle, Murrell, […]
  • James Clarence Adams - James Clarence Adams was born September 3, 1947, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to Lawrence and Eva Cage Adams. He had two sisters. James graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1965 […]
  • Jack Delano Armentrout - Jack Delano Armentrout was born on May 8, 1933, at Whitmer, Randolph County, West Virginia. His parents were Orma Rolly Armentrout and Dora Evelyn Bennett Armentrout, who were married at […]
  • Capt Edward A Nachowitz - Nachowitz was assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. He completed 4 x combat missions, with 500+ combat hrs. He failed to Return (FTR) on a re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing […]
  • BG Hazel W. Johnson-Brown - When Hazel Johnson, an operating room nurse who graduated from the Harlem Hospital School of Nursing, joined the Army in 1955, she thought it would be an opportunity that would […]
  • PVT Wilmer J. Hancock Jr. - We started out routing the enemy. We overran some of their positions and started taking prisoners with our fixed bayonets. From that point, we were spearheading, advancing our positions, with […]
  • Lt Col Michael P Anderson - Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson, was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Anderson and his six fellow crew members died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when […]
  • SPC Beverly Sue Clark - Beverly Clark (21 May 1967 – 25 February 1991).  SPC Clark was killed during the SCUD Missle attack on the U.S. barracks at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  She was one of the 96 […]
  • John Cole - John Cole was called to active duty from the Marine Reserve in 1950 and assigned to the 5th Marine Regiment in northeastern Korea. In November, Cole’s unit was hit at […]
  • SGT Kimberly Matunis - 972nd Military Police Company, ARNG Massachusetts, Desert Storm. We honor you, Kimberly Matunis. (Submission by: Kym McMat via Desert Storm Combat Women “DSCW,” www.desertstormcombatwomen.com)
  • LCpl William “Billy” David Spencer - When Lance Corporal William “Billy” D. Spencer saw his squad leader wounded in an Iraq shootout, he did the only thing he could do: He tried to save his commanding […]
  • 2LT Jackie Robinson - In 1942, Jackie Robinson was drafted into the military to a segregated cavalry unit in Kansas. There he also faced discrimination when he and other colored soldiers applied for Officer […]
  • MAJ Donald G. Carr - Army Maj. Donald G. Carr, 32, of San Antonio, accounted for on Aug. 19, 2015, will be buried May 11, at San Antonio National Cemetery. On July 6, 1971, Carr […]
  • John Richard Noonan - John Richard Noonan was a cadet in the Army Air Force for 2 and a half years, from 1943-1946. He completed his pilot training , but did not have any […]
  • Joseph K Miner, M.D., M.S.P.H. - Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Dr. Joseph K. Miner as executive director of the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) in August 2015. As director, Dr. Miner oversees nearly 1,000 health […]
  • CAPT G. Edward “Ed” Leary - G. Edward Leary was appointed commissioner of the Utah Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) in 1992. The mission of DFI is to charter, regulate and supervise persons providing financial services […]
  • COL Gary R Harter - Gary is the Executive Director of Utah’s Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, charged with providing service to veterans, military and their families and implementing the vision of having Utah […]
  • 1LT David Bauders - 1st Lt. David A. Bauders, of Seattle, Wash., died May 6, on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. Bauders was assigned to 176th Engineer Company, Snohomish, […]
  • CDR Janna Lambine - In the majority of cases, to be the first at something requires a courage, tenacity, and initiative of unusual strength. This can certainly be said of Janna Lambine. As the […]
  • PFC John P. Hogan - Mr. Hogan took part in the North African as well as the Italian campaigns and he fought in the Battle of Anzio. Not long after Anzio, while on the drive […]
  • QM 2/C James C. Lanz - James C. Lanz was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, in 1926. In 1943, he followed his two older brothers into the military, enlisting in the Navy on December 7th–two years to […]
  • 1SG James W. Allen - For James Allen, joining the Army was a means of escape from life in racially segregated Florida in the 1950s. He served in various administrative capacities in Korea and Vietnam […]
  • SGT Michael Ball - How a country treats it war veterans says a lot about its values. Not the values it purports to cherish, but those it actually holds. Whether one comes from a […]
  • LTC Matt Pollard - Lieutenant Colonel Matt Pollard served his country with distinction, both as Soldier in the National Guard, but also as a public servant providing oversight within our national security community. More […]
  • Arnold Barker Jr. - As a boy, Arnold Baker, Jr. always dreamed of joining the Navy. In 1941 he turned 17 and enlisted. He was stationed on the USS Hornet as an aviation mechanic […]
  • PVT Edward Albert Perry - I went over to England, and I wound  up with company A, 15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division. We were at a gun range when we heard that our troops […]
  • SGT Christopher Higginbotham - Christopher was born on January 24, 1990, the son of Jeanette Higginbotham. Christopher was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army where he served two tours in Afghanistan. Throughout his military […]
  • CPT Stephen Wolf - Stephen Wolf was born in Fort Hood, Texas, on October 11, 1985. His father was a platoon leader on the base, and later a banker, and his mother was a […]
  • CPT Johanna Marie Louwerens Veenendall - Marie is the perfect example of a patriot who answered the recruiters call. She served on active duty and in the reserves. Also, she contributed as a teacher in the […]
  • Pfc Reuben T Brown - Reuben Brown was born Oct 27, 1923 in Kingsley, Iowa. Dad went into the service January 1943. He served overseas for 2 years, 5 months, 26 days. According to his […]
  • PVT Arthur H Espe Jr - Arthur H Espe Jr was born on June 14, 1914. He enlisted in the Army in Seattle, Washington. He received his training at Camp Ord, Calif., Camp White, Oregon and […]
  • CAPT Stanley W. “Swede” Vejtasa - Stanley W. “Swede” Vejtasa is the only World War II carrier pilot to receive Navy Crosses for both dive bombing and aerial combat. Born in Montana in 1914, Vejtasa attended […]
  • PVT Claire Martin - On April 25, 1951, his unit was ambushed as it pulled back from the Chinese attack near Chongpyong, South Korea. He was seriously wounded by a small arms bullet to […]
  • LCpl Budd “Buddy” Michael Cote - Budd M. Cote’ attended elementary, middle school and his freshman year of high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. His family relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2001 due to his father’s […]
  • Lt Tammie Jo Shults - Passengers aboard the tumultuous Southwest Airlines flight — during which one passenger was killed after nearly being ripped from the plane — are crediting pilot Tammie Jo Shults’ quick thinking […]
  • LT Lane Schofield Anderson - Lane Schofield Anderson was born February 14, 1896 in Richmond, Virginia to Justin K. and Fannie Anderson. He attended schools in Mercer, Mingo and Kanawha counties in West Virginia. He […]
  • CPL Akira Akimoto - Born in 1919 to immigrants from Yamaguchi, Japan, Akira Akimoto grew up in Honolulu. His mother was a maid and his father worked for Young Laundry Company. Akira went to […]
  • Joe Louis - (1914-1981) One of the world’s best-known athletes, Louis’s enduring popularity was partly due to his sheer dominance: Of his 25 successful title defenses, nearly all came by knockout. But in […]
  • SM 1 Douglas Albert Munro - Of the 3,498 Medal of Honor recipients in American history, only one was from the U.S. Coast Guard: Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro. On this day 74 years ago, […]
  • WAC Alyce Dixon - Mrs. Dixon was working for the War Department’s secretarial pool at the newly constructed Pentagon in 1943 when she enlisted in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, soon to be called […]
  • SSgt R. Lee Ermey - In 1961, at age 17, Ermey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went through recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in San Diego, California. For […]
  • GySgt Derik R. Holley - Derik was born at Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, MD on September 27, 1984 to Richard and Sylvia (Rockwell) Holley. He was a 2002 graduate of Westlake High School […]
  • George Washington - The presidency of George Washington began on April 30, 1789, when Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1797. Washington took […]
  • Denise Rohan - Denise Rohan was elected national commander of the 2 million-member American Legion on Aug. 24, 2017, in Reno, Nev., during the 99th national convention of America’s largest veterans organization. Born […]
  • MG Dee Ann McWilliams - Major General Dee Ann McWilliams, USA, Retired, took the helm as president of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation on January 1, 2016. Serving 29 years with […]
  • LT Garnett Bailey Moneymaker - Born in 1918 in Clifton Forge, VA to Reginald Clyde and Florence Opal (Baker) Moneymaker, he grew up in rural Virginia with two siblings, John and Rosemary, on the Cow […]
  • PFC Marshall W Walter - \He was inducted into military service January 7, 1943, at Huntington, WV. He was transferred to the enlisted reserve cops the same date, and reported for active duty January 14, […]
  • 1LT Ruth Berger - Ruth Berger was born in 1922 and was raised in Evanston, IL. After graduating high school, she went to school for nursing—completing her schooling during the outbreak of World War […]
  • Sp4c Gary G. Wetzel - Gary Wetzel grew up as the second oldest of nine children and joined the Army at the age of eighteen. It was only one month after his nineteenth birthday when […]
  • 1LT Clarence N Aust - The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge was a month-long battle in the Korean War which took place between September 13 and October 15, 1951. It was one of several major engagements […]
  • PFC Cordell Grove - PFC E3 Cordell Grove was a casualty of the Viet Nam War. His tour of duty began on April 19, 1969. He died on July 1, 1969 during an 82mm […]
  • MAJ Richard “Dick” Winters - Winters was born Jan. 21, 1918 and studied economics at Franklin & Marshall College before enlisting, according to a biography on the Penn State website. Winters became the leader of […]
  • LTC Charles Dean James Sr. - Combat gun shot wound as I remember it: Hot weather, 1966, I was Aircraft Commander of a UH/D Army helicopter, heading south on the eastern side of our 1st Aviation […]
  • COL Naldean “Nan” Borg - Nan Borg was teaching nursing in Minot, North Dakota in 1961 when she decided to join the Army Reserves. A year later, she went on active duty and continued to […]
  • MSG Jonathan J. Dunbar - A special operations soldier assigned to Fort Bragg was killed in Syria on Friday, March 30, according to the Department of Defense. Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, of Austin, […]
  • Lt. Col. Jimmy Kilbourne Sr. - Retired Lt. Col. Jimmy Kilbourne Sr. (pictured bottom right), 84, received two Silver Stars and three Distinguished Flying Crosses as an A-1E Skyraider pilot with the 602nd Fighter Squadron and […]
  • T/SGT Max Thompson - Max Thompson was born in Bethel, North Carolina on July 21, 1922. He was working in a paper mill when he was drafted into the United States Army on November […]
  • CAPT Beverly Kelley - As a LTJG, Beverly Kelley became the first woman to command a Coast Guard cutter, the CGC Cape Newhagen, in April 1979. Two years earlier, the Coast Guard had experimented […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • WASP Marie “Deanie” Bishop Parrish - Born and raised in Florida, Marie Deanie Bishop grew up with a determination to prove herself. On her twenty-first birthday Deanie, who had learned to fly, reached the age requirement […]
  • SP5 James McCloughan - McCloughan spent his childhood in Bangor, Michigan, where his parents moved to take over a family farm. It was there that he found his passion for sports and music. The […]
  • CPL Frank W. Buckles - Born in a Missouri farmhouse in 1901, Buckles lied about his age to enlist in the Army at 16. “I was interested in the war,” he explained during a 2001 […]
  • COL Jayne H. Cooley - Like many Baby Boomers, Jayne Cooley had a father who served in World War II, but she had no designs on a career in the military. However, in 1978, a […]
  • TSgt Charles Luther Blount - Charles Blount was often the last person to see a paratrooper as he dove out of the plane over a drop zone. “I counted them as they went out,” Blount […]
  • Anthony John DiBartolomeo Sr. - Anthony was drafted into the military on December 2, 1942. He was sent to Camp Kilmer, South Plain Field, N.J. From there he went to Miami, Florida for basic training, […]
  • LTC Aida Nancy Sanchez - On a September day in 1952, a young woman from Puerto Rico joined the Army. The 20-year-old college graduate attended Army Physical Therapist School and soon found herself serving at […]
  • SGT Frank McKee - Frank McKee found out just how pugnacious his fellow paratroopers could be when he pulled MP duty in England and had to break up pub fights between the men of […]
  • MAJ Katherine Mary Doody - Katherine was raised on a rural Maryland farm, went to nursing school and landed a job at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. She had hopes of joining the […]
  • Maj Gen John L. Borling - John L. Borling was born in Chicago, Illinois in March, 1940. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1963, and received his pilot’s wings in 1964. By […]
  • MSgt Barbara J. Dulinsky - Barbara J. Dulinsky was the first female marine to serve for the Marine Corps in a combat zone. Serving at the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam headquarters in Saigon, Dulinsky received […]
  • LCpl Mark Ryan Black - Upon departing for training, Marine Corps Lance Corporal Mark Ryan Black told his family, “Don’t expect me to write much.” Contrary to expectations, he spent much time in country composing […]
  • Betty Jobes Somppi - Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, as men throughout the country signed up to be shipped out to Europe and the Pacific, 26-year-old Betty Somppi, of Erie, Pennsylvania, would […]
  • LTC Rutherford “Jack” Brice, II - Brice went to Korea as a commissioned officer after serving as an aviation machinist in World War II. Brice saw action in three of the bloodiest battles of the Korean […]
  • SGT Ashly Lynn Moyer - Moyer was killed when an explosion detonated the fuel tank on her vehicle, creating a fireball. Among the soldiers who responded to the bombing was Moyer’s boyfriend, Jake Wells, a […]
  • SSG Stephen M. Collins, Jr. - At the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Staff Sergeant Stephen M. Collins, Jr., was a Marine Corps reservist and a medical student. Suddenly he had to balance the […]
  • PO1 Leonardo Lucio - Leonardo Lucio was born September 11, 1972 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. His family had a history of working with the railroad: his father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, and […]
  • CW4 John William Engeman - In August of 1978 John entered the U.S. Army as an enlisted mechanic. He was selected as a warrant officer (ordinance/maintenance) in 1988. He was promoted to chief warrant officer […]
  • WASP Marion Hodgson - A truly remarkable Georgia “peach”. Marion’s father was the Athletic Director at the University of Georgia, so she and her sister never lacked for male companions. Her main interest in […]
  • MajGen James E. Livingston - While thousands of heroes have emerged since the inception of the U.S. Marine Corps on November 10, 1775, James E. Livingston has earned the title, “Leatherneck Legend.”  Growing up in […]
  • LTC Lambros D. Callimahos - Born to Greek parents in Cairo, Egypt, he came to this country at the age of 4. He was a renowned concert flutist who became a cryptologist for the National […]
  • COL Margaret Bailey - Colonel Bailey was born in Selma, AL.  She graduated from Dunbar High School, Fraternal Hospital, School of Nursing, Montgomery, AL in 1938 and in 1959 from San Francisco State College […]
  • SSG Barry A. Sadler - Staff Sergeant Barry Allen Sadler was born in Carlsbad, NM, on November 1, 1940. His parents divorced when he was very young, and his father died of cancer when Sadler […]
  • 1LT James Alton Gardner - James Gardner was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee on 7 February 1943. He was recruited as a football player for West Point by Coach Tony Bullotta along with a number of […]
  • CPT Elsie S. Ott - During World War II, the U.S. Army Air Corps pioneered military medical care through the development of air evacuations of wounded personnel. Contributing to this was 2nd Lt. Elsie S. […]
  • SSG Dennis Alexander Pracht - On the morning of 19 JUN 2009, my team was tasked with an escort mission for newly graduated classes of Afghan National Army Soldiers and Afghan National Police Officers from […]
  • 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”) […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • SFC Daniel Metcalfe - 29-year-old US Army Sergeant 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, from New York was killed on 29th September 2012 when his unit came under fire from enemy forces at Sayyid Abad, […]
  • CPT Linda Bray - Captain Linda Bray was the first woman to lead US troops into battle, during the invasion of Panama in 1989. In 1982, she joined the ROTC. In 83, she was […]
  • 1LT Richard Thomas Shea Jr - USMA Class of 1952, First Lieutenant Shea was the executive officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On July 8, 1953 his company was attacked […]
  • SGT Douglas Ray Martin - Sergeant Martin served with the A Battery, 5th Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. While serving as a sentinel guarding the ??k Pôko River […]
  • CDR Lyndon B. Johnson - On June 21, 1940, Lyndon Johnson was appointed Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve (USNR). Reporting for active duty on Dec. 10, 1941, three days after Pearl Harbor, he […]
  • SGT Florence Fawley - Florence was born in Paterson, NJ. She was a pioneer for girls and women and made an incredible impact in many lives. She attended nursing school and worked for Curtiss-Wright […]
  • PO2 Daniel McCartney - Daniel McCartney, 34, was shot during a burglary call near Spanaway on January 7, 2018. He died from his injuries at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. McCartney graduated from […]
  • SPC Shoshana Johnson - Shoshana Johnson was an Army cook who was captured along with 5 other soldiers and held as a prisoner of war during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Johnson was shot in the […]
  • SSG Travis Mills - Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed. On patrol during his third tour […]
  • TEC 5 Richard Overton - Richard Overton is a former American World War II vet who, at 111 years old, is the oldest war veteran and living man in the United States. Born on May […]
  • CQM Raymond Barron Chavez - On December 7, 1941, Navy helmsman Raymond Barron Chavez was on duty aboard the USS Candor. The Candor was really nothing more than a San Diego-based fishing boat commandeered by […]
  • ENS George H. Gay - As a 25-year-old Navy pilot, Mr. Gay flew a Douglas Devastator torpedo plane in an attack on Japanese warships near Midway Island on June 4, 1942. All the planes in […]
  • David W. Brown - Enlisted Soldier David W. Brown was born on August 26, 1920 in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1943, four years after completing high school, and three days after he and his wife […]
  • 1LT Isabelle V. Cedar Cook - Isabelle Cedar had just graduated from The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in 1940 when the U.S. Surgeon General proposed that Mount Sinai establish a 1000 bed hospital to […]
  • CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg - Retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg was born in Poissy, France, May 8, 1983. Groberg became a naturalized U.S. citizen, Feb. 27, 2001, and graduated from Walter Johnson High […]
  • SP4C David V. Rhoads - During Reconnaissance the night of April 25th 1967, Rhoads’ unit was ambushed near the DMZ in Tay Ninh Providence, South Vietnam. During the firefight, several members of the armored unit, […]
  • VADM H. Denby Starling, II - Vice Adm. (ret) Starling began his last assignment as commander of Navy Cyber Forces at its establishment on Jan. 26, 2010. There he was responsible for organizing and prioritizing manpower, training, modernization and maintenance […]
  • SGM Mary L. Aurtrey - Born in Maryland, Sergeant Major Mary Aurtrey was an eighteen-year-old living in small-town South Carolina, craving travel and adventure, when she made the decision in 1969 to join the Army. […]
  • HM2 (E-5) Karen T. Meter - Karen Thompson Meter served as a US Navy Corpsman during the Viet Nam War in hospitals on both the East Coast and in the Midwest.  Her love of her job […]
  • MSG Lawrence T. Kimble - Kimble served in the United States Army from 1942-1945 as a tank mechanic with the 6th Armored Division. He served in Europe under General Patton. He joined the Army National […]
  • LTG H. Steven Blum - Lieutenant General (Ret.) H STEVEN BLUM served over 42 years in uniform, capping a dynamic career as the first National Guardsman to serve as a Deputy Combatant Commander. As Deputy […]
  • Joe Adame - At the age of 19, Joe enlisted in the United States Navy to serve his country during World War II. He was assigned to the Battleship, USS Idaho, which was […]
  • Col Eileen Collins - As a young child, Eileen Collins loved to sit with her dad in the family car and watch airplanes take off and land. The roar of the powerful engines and […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • SGT Robert “Bob” Teichgraeber - Bob Teichgraeber was held as a prisoner of war for 421 days at various German prisons during World War II. Like many veterans of his era, Teichgraeber rarely spoke about […]
  • LCDR Carlos Al Miller - My late husband, LCDR Carlos Al Miller was fiercely loving and loyal to God, family, and country, and took pride in his heritage. Born into a military family, he dreamed […]
  • Betty Sutton White - Recruiting women had been a constant challenge for the military during World War II. Mobilizing women to meet the demand for personnel became even more difficult during the Korean War. […]
  • SGT Gregory C. Conant - Sgt. Conant, a member of the 25th Infantry Division, was killed Feb 12, 1968 on the eve of his 20th birthday. He had enlisted in the Army in March, 1966, […]
  • CPL Charles F. Bahde - Decorated World War II veteran, industrial designer, builder, real estate investor/entrepreneur, world traveler, artist, philanthropist, devoted husband and family man. He became an Eagle Scout and when he was 16. […]
  • CPO Russel T. Winsett - Winsett graduated from Hamilton High School prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1940 and was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the […]
  • SPC John A. Vargas - John was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, and was raised in NYC. After his military service he earned a degree in marketing. He was “drafted” into the U.S. […]
  • CPT Russell M. Nelson - As a boy, Russell Nelson had many interests, but in college he decided to study medicine. By the time he received his degree in June 1945, he was already well […]
  • SFC Chad Andrew Hand - On 22 June 2004 Sergeant First Class Hand was the Convoy Security Team Leader in a logistical convoy traveling north on Main Supply Route Tampa from Al Taqaddum, Iraq to […]
  • Sgt Henry A “Hank” Bauer - Henry A “Hank” Bauer was born in East St Louis, Illinois on July 31, 1922. The youngest of nine children, Bauer’s father was an Austrian immigrant who worked as a […]
  • WO Robert Reynolds Myra - Myra enlisted in the Coast Guard Merchant Marines in October of 1945, at the young age of 17. He served in the Stewards Department as a Messman- Utility Man. Within […]
  • BGen Joseph Jacob “Joe” Foss - Joe Foss was born 17 April 1915 on a farm near Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When he was 12, he saw Charles Lindbergh on tour. He took his first flight […]
  • CW3 Doris “Lucki” Allen - CW3 Doris “Lucki” Allen served as a WAC during the Vietnam War. Early in her military career, she asked for a transfer out of a dead end job in public […]
  • SgtMaj Leland D. Crawford - Sergeant Major Leland D. Crawford, the 9th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps passed away on 16 February 1993. Sergeant Major Crawford was born in Sharon, West Virginia, on 16 […]
  • MSG Albert Podlaski - Albert Podlaski was serving with Battery B of the 51st Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. On December 1, 1944, he was wounded in action. Sergeant Podlaski was wounded […]
  • COL Lola Mae Rhoades Olsmith - Serving in the Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam in 1968, and treating Vietnamese civilians and prisoners of war in addition to American wounded, Colonel Lola Olsmith’s experiences in country quickly […]
  • Leonard A. Priel - Leonard A. Priel, the fourth child of seven siblings, was born in 1933 on a dairy farm situated on the southwest corner of the state of New York. He and […]
  • CAPT Gregory Bautista Bambo Jr. - A child of the Great Depression and victim of California’s 1933 revision to the racial miscegenation law, his custody in a mixed marriage divorce was awarded to the parent the […]
  • SGT Damien Thai Ficek - Sergeant Damien Thai Ficek, 26, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, a part of the 81st Brigade Combat Team, died December 30th, 2004 as a result […]
  • Pvt Marjorie Tredway Flack - “Join the Marines to release a Marine to fight,” read the billboard down the street from where Marjorie Tredway worked as a secretary in 1943. Excited to show her patriotism, […]
  • LTG Julius Wesley Becton, Jr. - Military Officer and federal government administrator Julius W. Becton, Jr. was born on June 29, 1926 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to Julius Wesley and Rose Banks Becton. He joined the […]
  • Stephen Carl Reiman - They had never met Stephen Carl Reiman, but hundreds of people packed a Wyoming chapel on Tuesday to mourn the homeless U.S. Navy veteran who died where he was a […]
  • LT Jim Downing - When Jim Downing was 28, he had already been in the Navy for nine years. He joked that the USS West Virginia was his multi-million-dollar home, paid for by Uncle […]
  • Col Ronald Scott - The remains of Air Force officer, Col Ronald Scott, declared missing in action after a 1966 mission over North Vietnam have been identified and his remains were returned to Claremore, […]
  • MAJ George Paris Davis, III - George Davis was one of only five soldiers in his Officer Candidate School class commissioned for duty other than infantry. His assignment was intelligence, which led him to flight school […]
  • ENS Jane Kendeigh - On March 4, 1945, a Naval Air Transportation Service plane took off carrying blood, medical supplies and the first flight nurse ever to set foot on an active Pacific battlefield. […]
  • PVT Roy Daniel Bailey - Raised in an Anchorage orphanage, Roy Bailey was educated at a school for Alaskan natives until he was 15, when he went to work full time. At 17, he lied […]
  • Alex Aerts - Alex graduated for Clearfield High School in June of 1965 and enlisted in the US Army two months later. He went to Basic Training in Ft. Polk, Louisiana and then […]
  • Norma Gene Rambow - Norma Gene Rambow was born in Indiana. On December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor was bombed. Norma was an eighteen year old freshman at Indiana State Teacher’s College and was very […]
  • COL Alexander Standish - At the not-so-tender age of 42, businessman Alexander Standish joined the war effort, recruited by the Army Air Corps to interview pilots just returned from missions for intelligence information. He […]
  • SFC Jorge Otero Barreto - Jorge Otero Barreto (born 7 April 1937), a.k.a. “the Puerto Rican Rambo”, is a retired United States Army soldier. He earned 38 military decorations during his career, and has been […]
  • PFC Charles Anthony Tedesco - Charles Tedesco was with the 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division during the storming of Omaha Beach and was injured on July 8, 1944. The following is an account of what […]
  • Col Gail S. Halvorsen - Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, or, “The Berlin Candy Bomber” served as a catalyst for this operation. As America geared up for the looming world war, Halvorsen was awestruck with the planes he […]
  • WASP Betty Gillies - The first pilot to qualify for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron was Betty Huyler Gillies of Syosset, Long Island, New York. She entered the WAFS on September 12, 1942. Gillies […]
  • GEN Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody - The first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody joined the Army in 1974, and was commissioned […]
  • Capt Alexander Rafalovich - Alex was from San Pedro, California. He was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 334th Squadron in February 1943 while they were still flying Spitfires. As they were converting to […]
  • Capt Elmer John Gedeon - Elmer J Gedeon – nephew of former major league infielder Joe Gedeon, University of Michigan three-sport athlete and major league outfielder – was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 15, […]
  • Capt Wayne L. Fischer - A Marine aviator and veteran of the 1968 Tet Offensive, Wayne Fischer completed nearly 700 combat missions during the Vietnam War, piloting helicopters for insertions, extractions, and MEDEVAC operations. Originally […]
  • Col Thomas George Lanphier, Jr. - He was born on November 27, 1915 in Panama City, Panama. He married Phyllis of Boise, Idaho and had 5 children. He studied journalism at Stanford University and graduated in […]
  • COL Martha Roed Bell - Looking to expand her horizons beyond her home state of New York, Colonel Martha Bell joined the Army Student Nurse Program in 1967–though she didn’t imagine that it would eventually […]
  • 1SG Forrest Earl Todd - Todd was awarded the Soldier’s Medal ( this medal supersedes the award of the Army Commendation Medal)  “for heroism at the risk of life not involving conflict with an armed […]
  • VADM Wayne Eugene Caldwell - Wayne Eugen Caldwell was born on Springfield, Ohio, where he graduated at the top of his high school class and was recognized as an All-Ohio football player. He attended Ohio […]
  • SGT Ronald Alan Kubik - Sgt. Ronald Alan Kubik, 21, was a rifleteam leader assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on June 22, 1988 in Point Pleasant, […]
  • Col Harold E. Fischer - Fischer grew up on a farm in Iowa and enlisted in the U.S. Army after two years at Iowa State University. He transferred to the Air Force in 1950 and […]
  • Muriel Kupersmith - Muriel Kupersmith was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her first memories are of sitting on her father’s lap while he played songs on his mandolin. As a teenager, she had […]
  • 2LT Robert “Bob” Dole - There is no doubt that Senator Bob Dole will always be known for his service to his country; however, most only consider the work he has done through various levels […]
  • PFC Henry Harrison Ford Jr. - “I remember a young kid with a big smile and a fun loving nature. I served too. Thanks Henry.” – James Logan. US Marine Private First Class Henry Harrison Ford […]
  • 1LT Geraldine Lillian Edwards Boock - Geraldine “Gerry” Boock graduated from nursing school in 1944, and she and several of her classmates decided to join the war effort. One of her friends volunteered the two of […]
  • SFC Richard L. Schild - Richard L. Schild loved Christmas so much that some of his friends had to tell him to cool it. “He was always looking for new ways to decorate,” said Merlin […]
  • LT John Williams Finn - The December 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor lasted about 90 minutes, killing 2,333 American military personnel and wounding 1,139 others. The initial targets were U.S. airfields, to […]
  • Al Vise - Al Vise was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 29, 1919. He met his wife, Etta, in Ireland while serving in the U.S. Army. While serving in the Army during […]
  • George Skypeck - I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing from those who […]
  • Col William C. McChord - During his lifetime, William Caldwell McChord witnessed and took part in the birth of military aviation. Colonel McChord was born 29 December 1881, in Lebanon, Kentucky. He attended the United […]
  • Bea Arthur - Best known for her roles on the popular television shows “Maude” and “The Golden Girls,” the late Bea Arthur was also once a truck driver in the Marine Corps. She […]
  • William “Bill” Mauldin - William Mauldin (1921-1993) had seen war. As such, he knew how to portray soldiers. Serving as an infantryman, Mauldin traveled with the U.S. Army as it advanced through fascist occupied […]
  • Lt Col George J. Laben - In seventeen months stationed in India and Burma during World War II, George Laben flew 245 missions in a C-47 transport plane, an aircraft he still praises for its maneuverability […]
  • Emmy Lu Daly - Emmy Lu Daly spent two years in the Navy surrounded by ship parts, but she never saw a ship. Or the ocean, for that matter. She worked at a naval […]
  • Col Edward “Eddie” Rickenbacker - Eddie Rickenbacker was a WWI world-famous pilot and war hero. He also drove a race car and was very skilled. During WWII, “Eddie was off in a B-17 bomber plane” and […]
  • SP5 Karen Irene Offutt - In the late 1960s, Karen Offutt was a teenager and considered herself very patriotic. She got chills whenever she heard “The Star-Spangled Banner.” At 18, she dropped out of nursing […]
  • SFC Kenneth W. Westbrook - Army Sergeant First Class Kenneth W. Westbrook was looking forward to retiring from the military in November, a long-cherished milestone that would allow him to spend more time with his […]
  • SGT Marshall A. Westbrook - Before Marshall A. Westbrook was deployed to Iraq, he installed a new door on his family’s home. It was the start of many home improvement projects he wanted to get […]
  • SGT Arthur Thomas Robb Jr. - In 1917-1918, Mr. Robb served in France as a sergeant with the 308th Infantry. He was severely gassed during the Oise Marne offensive on August 28, 1918 and spent five […]
  • RDML Burton Hale Shepherd - Rear Admiral Burton H. Shepherd, who during his military career, as a commander, was strike leader of Attack Carrier Air Wing 16. Oct. 26, 1967, 18 aircrafts set out on […]
  • 1LT Diana J. Ramsey - Diana J. Ramsey was born on June 21, 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica prior to the island’s independence from the United Kingdom. In 1955, at the age of 10, her family […]
  • PVT Benjamin Alvarado - A combat newbie, Private Benjamin Alvarado was part of the second wave of troops to arrive on D-Day, landing on the Easy Red section of Omaha Beach. In his memoir, […]
  • Jose “Joe” Manalisay - Jose J. Manalisay was born in Merizon, Guam in 1941. Joe joined to US Army as a young man and served 22 adventurous years, of which included serving in the […]
  • SPARS Alice “Jo” Lawson - As World War II was coming to a close, Lawson enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS, a women’s reservist unit. Lawson said, “I thought that was an adventure and […]
  • MSG Rosebud Archer - Growing up in New Jersey, Rosebud Archer had a nickname: the “Little Mayor of Plainfield.” She was well known for her community involvement in that city, where she went to […]
  • LTG Ralph J. Canine - Lieutenant General Ralph J. Canine, NSA’s first director, is known today as the Great Unifier – the man who, almost single-handedly, forced cryptologic unification on the Services. His term at […]
  • MSgt William H. Cox - On New Year’s Eve 1968, just before the dawn of 1969, Master Sgt. William H. Cox and his buddy First Sgt. James T. Hollingsworth were holed up in a bunker […]
  • CPT Winston Paul Lockard Sr. - While on a search and destroy mission as a part of “Operation Manhattan” in the Boi Loi Woods, Company B 4/23 (MECH) Infantry, 25th Infantry Division was attacked by a […]
  • MAJ James Mitsuo Furukawa - Even though he was a civilian, James Mitsuo Furukawa had an eyewitness view of the war’s mayhem from the beginning. The Hawaiian-born son of Japanese parents, he was 16 years […]
  • LT Bradley Warren Snyder - Bradley Warren Snyder was born in Reno, Nevada to Michael and Valarie Snyder. He swam while attending Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated from the United States […]
  • Mary Lucile Cain - Born Sept. 25, 1921 in Quincy, Florida, Cain joined the Army Nurse Corps in July of 1943 and was transported to Camp Robinson in Arkansas after basic training. Cain, who […]
  • 1SG John Cecil (JC) Crosby - John Cecil Crosby, 67, born June 18, 1950, in Baxley GA to John E. and Arlene W. Crosby, passed away at his home in Mesquite NV, surrounded by his family […]
  • RDML Annie Andrews - Rear Adm. Annie Andrews assumed command of Navy Recruiting Command Aug. 29, 2013. As a Navy Human Resources officer her assignments have been in the areas of manpower, personnel, training […]
  • SPC Christopher “Chris” Harris - The wife of a fallen Fort Bragg soldier was just six weeks pregnant when she found out she would never see her husband again.  U.S. Army SPC Christopher “Chris” Harris, […]
  • PO2 James Nappier Jr. - James Nappier’s persistence and devotion to serving his country resulted in the improbable scenario of a man in his 40s with a grown child enlisting in–and being accepted by–the Navy’s […]
  • SFC Stephen Cribben - Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Cribben, 33, died Saturday from wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Logar province, Afghanistan. Cribben was a senior communications sergeant assigned to 2nd Battalion, […]
  • MAJ Henry Harrison Poarch Jr. - While serving with the 57th Transportation Battalion, 26th General Support Group, Harry Poarch writes that he received a shrapnel wound to the right leg from rocket / mortar rounds fired […]
  • 1LT Dorothy “Dottie” Walters Cutts - World War II was both a frustrating and fulfilling experience for Dorothy Walters. She wanted to make a significant contribution to the war effort, so she went to work in […]
  • PFC Gary Ogle Seabaugh - For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Corpsman with Company H, Second Battalion, Fifth Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic […]
  • 2LT Willard Holbrook Coates - USMA Class of 1950, Second Lieutenant Coates was a member of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea […]
  • MSG Robert “Pitt” Pittman - MSG (Ret) Robert “Pitt” Pittman, 41, Clarksville, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Afghanistan. Pitt was born September 21, 1968 in Greenwood, Mississippi to Robert and Vicky Lynn Pittman. MSG […]
  • 1LT Marian Charlotte Arner Jones - Training to be a nurse in 1941, First Lieutenant Marian Jones was inspired by FDR’s “Date of Infamy” speech to join the Army Nurse Corps. Bored by her initial duty […]
  • SN1 Edward Pylinski - Edward Pylinski was born on June 2, 1927, in New Haven, Connecticut. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 after the onset of WWII and served as a Seaman First […]
  • CAPT Edward H. Mortimer - Annapolis graduate Edward Mortimer’s career spanned the central years of the Cold War, 1954-1977, during which he served on five submarines with increasingly sophisticated technology. He worked his way up […]
  • CPL John La Malfa - I enlisted in the US Army in September of 1940 and served for one year before being discharged. Then in 1942 I was recalled by the Army and went to […]
  • Cpl Robert G. Geisler, Jr. - Writing to his parents from Vietnam in 1966 and 1967, Marine Corps Corporal Robert G. Geisler, Jr., offered up all of the brutal details of his combat experiences, describing the […]
  • Maj Clara C. Johnson - In 1950, Clara “Chris” Johnson was a theatrical designer with limited prospects when she decided that the Air Force would provide her with a steady income. Her initial impression of […]
  • LT Elaine Danforth Harmon - A life-long Marylander of 95 year, Elaine Danforth Harmon was a role model, patriot, and World War II veteran. Born in 1919, she was the daughter of  Dr. David Charles […]
  • 1LT Alvin K. Dickson - He enlisted in 1942, and he fought in Europe in 1944 and 1945 as an Army lieutenant with a quartermaster truck company attached to the 11th Armored Division of Lt. […]
  • BG Gustav J. Braun, Jr. - Gustav Braun Jr. served during the First World War and was recognized for his fearless service: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustav J. Braun, Captain, U.S. Army, for […]
  • CAPT Paul J. Weitz - In this June 1973 photograph, Skylab 2 pilot Paul J. Weitz operates the control and display console of the Apollo Telescope Mount solar observatory. Weitz, along with Commander Pete Conrad […]
  • Evelyn L. Grant - She was born on April 15, 1919 to the late John W. Spencer and Lula Oliver Booth in Philadelphia. Her nickname, “Kitty,” was given by eight siblings. Her family affectionately […]
  • LCpl Mark Ryan Black - Mark Black was killed in the Quang Tri Republic of Vietnam, on 13 Aug 1967, by a gunshot wound to the chest from hostile rifle fire while engaged in action […]
  • CDR William Archer Glenn - After a brief stint working counter-intelligence in the Army in mid-1950s Vienna, William Glenn took a job with the Office of Naval Intelligence. In 1962, he was working at NASA […]
  • A1C Raymond L. Ayon - Fascinated with his older brothers’ letters home from World War II, 16-year-old Raymond Ayon dropped out of high school in 1945. He signed up for the Merchant Marines–but after a […]
  • LTC Regina H. Schiffman - Regina graduated from West Philadelphia High School and entered nurses training at the Hahneman Hospital School Of Nursing. Upon graduation, she began as an operating room nurse at the Presbyterian […]
  • Capt Warren H. Berg - In 1941, Warren graduated from Mankato State Teachers’ College (now Minnesota State University-Mankato) with a bachelor’s degree in education, intending to become a college professor. He completed a year of […]
  • SN James Lawrence Blaskis - James Blaskis was one of the 134 men killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. It was a devastating fire and series of chain-reaction explosions on 29 July 1967, that […]
  • SSG Joseph A. Chinick - SSG Joseph A. Chinick died July 13, 1944 in Europe. Joe received the Bronze Star posthumously with no explanation as his effort had been classified as “Secret.” To date, his […]
  • Cpl Ralph Racacho - Racacho served with  D Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Corporal Racacho was wounded on 24 August 1968 while he was leaving the helicopter he was on and […]
  • ADM Edwin John Roland - Edwin John Roland was born on 11 February 19O5, at Buffalo, NY. where he graduated from Canisius High School and attended Canisius College. Appointed a Cadet in 1926, he graduated […]
  • Ship’s Master William S. Chambers - William Chambers was en route to Hawaii on a cargo ship on December 7, 1941, when his captain announced news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Chambers had been in […]
  • PVT George Watson - George Watson was born in 1915 Birmingham, Alabama. Apart from his birth, little is known about his early life. He attended school in Colorado and graduated in 1942. Like many […]
  • Maj Corbin B. Willis Jr. - Corbin grew up in Colorado and with his best friend and sister Betty they had many fun adventures. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the Army Air Corp. […]
  • SGT Joseph Edward Brown - Drafted by the Army twice, Joseph Brown had two widely disparate experiences in the military. He graduated from high school in June 1945 and went into the Army during the […]
  • Hazel Ying Lee - Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese-American woman to pilot aircraft for the U.S. military. After taking her first flight in 1932, she fell in love with flying and earned […]
  • SSG Ernest E. Gallego - America was at war in the summer of 1943 when Ernest Gallego graduated from high school. He tried to enlist but had to wait until he turned 18 that November […]
  • LT Ruth Deloris Buckley - Ruth Buckley enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps after graduating from the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing in 1940. Buckley was first stationed in North Africa, working in the […]
  • Capt Robert D. Hales - Robert Hales completed his bachelor’s degree in communications and business at the University of Utah in 1954, and in 1960 he earned an MBA from Harvard. Following college, he served […]
  • Capt Paul M Bayliss - Paul Bayliss served in the Air Force for 6 years. He served with the 7th Air Force, 606th Air Control Squadron Special Operations Squadron. On November 7, 1966, he died […]
  • Sgt John L. Cockburn - John Cockburn had been a Marine for nearly eight months on December 7, 1941, when he was stationed on the USS Maryland in Pearl Harbor. His most memorable experience in […]
  • LT Gene J. Takahashi - Gene Takahashi’s experiences in Korea began shortly after the end of the Second World War. He had enlisted in the Army late in that war, after spending most of it […]
  • PFC Victor Johnson Jr - Victor Johnson served in the US Army during the Vietnam war. He was a Armor Reconnaissance Specialist with the 3rd Squadron, 4th US Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightening […]
  • LT Howard Bernstein - Like so many pilots during World War II, Navy Lieutenant Howard Bernstein began flying planes without ever having set foot in one as a civilian. Enlisting on December 7, 1942, […]
  • COL Charles Young - Charles Young was born March 12, 1864, in Mayslick, Kentucky, the son of former slaves. His father enlisted as a private in the Fifth Regiment of the Colored Artillery (Heavy) […]
  • CPT Rafael D. Hirtz - With his privileged upbringing – he was born to a wealthy French family, educated by private tutors, and grew up as a teenager around 1930s Hollywood– Rafael Hirtz might have […]
  • Joslyn Saunders - Joslyn Saunders USAF 82-86 as part of the Electronic Security Command. She served overseas and received several medals and recognition while in service. Joslyn is a recipient of the Esprit […]
  • SSG Joseph Arden Beimfohr - Joseph Beimfohr enlisted in the Army two days after his 17th birthday, with the approval of his grandmother, who had raised him. He did two tours of duty in Korea […]
  • SSG Eva Romero Jacques - Despite not meeting height requirements, Eva Jacques (nee Romero) was accepted into the WAC. This was largely because she was billingual and had completed three years of college. Rather than […]
  • GySgt Henry “SKI” W. Andrasovsky - “SKI” as he was always known, grew up in Ohio and joined the Marines, six months before the attack on Pearl Harbor at the age of 17. During WWII he […]
  • Lt Col Herman F. Mondschein - “How’s the weather?” might sound like a mundane question, but it can be a significant one during wartime, particularly for pilots, when passing clouds can obscure a target or an […]
  • Col John Howard LaVoy - December 7, 1941 shocked the nation, and he immediately drove to San Francisco to enlist in Naval Aviation Training…after a short wait he was told to report to Pre-Flight School […]
  • CDR Willard W. Bartlett - Willard Bartlett had a long career in the military, divided into two terms of service. As a teenager, he joined the Merchant Marines late in World War II. After the […]
  • CAPT Charles J Stuart - Captain Stuart reported for duty at Northwestern University in March 1945, to replace Captain Hall as Commanding Officer of the V-12 and NROTC Unit here. Captain Hall retired at this […]
  • Gayle Dora Bevis Reed - Like many other women who served in the WASP, Gayle Bevis joined the Civilian Pilot Training Program first–but to further her education, not because she yearned to fly. However, one […]
  • CPL Norman Philip Swaney - Drafted just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Corporal Norman Swaney entered the Army Air Corps in January 1942, and volunteered for “the glory outfit”—the paratroopers. As […]
  • Karl K. Nelson - Karl served during the Korean conflict, although he did not go overseas. Instead, he was called to play in the military band, and promoted feelings of national pride and patriotism […]
  • SPC Eric James March - Eric March enlisted in the Army National Guard right out of high school, and his first day of training was September 11, 2001. His infantry unit was eventually assigned to […]
  • PFC Myron A. Hartman - Private First Class Hartman was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while attacking enemy positions near Imok-Chong, North Korea from multiple […]
  • Col Nathaniel G. Raley - Raley, 84, was “hooked” on becoming a pilot at age 7 after he and his father flew in a barnstorming World War I biplane in their home town of Demopolis. […]
  • EM Frank Aceves - Enlisting in the Navy in 1966, Frank Aceves made it his goal to become an electrician and move up the ranks as quickly as possible. Following a stint working on […]
  • RDML Grace Hopper - At the outbreak of WWII, Hopper signed up to join WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service), a part of the U.S. Naval Reserve. Her application was initially rejected because […]
  • COL Rick Rescorla - Richard “Rick” Rescorla was born a British citizen. He served in British military service and as a police officer in Rhodesia before migrating to the United States. He joined the […]
  • Sgt Phyllis Marie Aloisio Capelle - During World War II, 21-year-old Phyllis Aloisio was working in a factory but determined she could better help the effort by joining the WACs. Told she was too young, she […]
  • LTC Sidney Algernon Riches, Sr. - Sidney Riches’ attraction to the Army was in part inspired by his late uncle’s service in World War I. Riches enlisted in 1940, seeing extensive duty in the Pacific. In […]
  • CPT Bernadette Agnes Payla Miller - Captain Bernadette Miller was just twenty-one years old when she arrived in Vietnam for duty as a post-operative nurse. Considered the baby of the hospital, the other nurses took her […]
  • PFC Giles G. McCoy - After surviving three of the Pacific Theater’s most harrowing campaigns and a kamikaze attack, Marine Giles McCoy thought the worst was over when his ship returned to the States for […]
  • MM Vern Peters, Jr. - Vern Peters chose to enlist in the Coast Guard because of an especially persuasive recruiting poster depicting a bare-chested seaman loading a shell into the breech. Peters completed basic training […]
  • TSgt Meg Parrish Miner - Recruited by the Air Force, Meg Parrish Miner joined the military straight out of high school, enticed by the chance to leave her small town, get an education, and hold […]
  • SP/5 Bobby E. Padgett - The Secretary of the Army of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Army Commendation Medal with Combat “V” to Specialist Fifth Class Bobby E. Padgett, United […]
  • COL John Walter MacIndoe - After graduating from Penn State in 1942, John commissioned in the Army and he continued to serve for over 30 years. During that time, he participated in World War II, […]
  • SGT John C Laing - My father enlisted within a few days of our country’s declaration of war on Germany. He was sent to Washington D.C. for his Basic Training. On December 3, 1917 he […]
  • RDML John Delmond McCubbin - John McCubbin graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, Class of 1939. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral in 1973. John was awarded with […]
  • SPC Archer Francis Pugh - Archer was stationed in Germany from 1954-1956. We honor you, Archer Pugh. (Submission by: Eve Berg-Pugh)
  • SSG Roscoe Julian Willey - My father, Roscoe, was a Staff Sergeant in the Chaplains office at the Presidio during WWII. He wasn’t sent overseas because of asthma. He and that side of my family were […]
  • David “Ted” Eyre - Ted grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, graduating from Cheyenne East High School. He attended Brigham Young University and San Bernardino Valley College, where he received his degree in Aviation Science. […]
  • CPT James Donald Willliams - James served in the Army during World War II. He was a Captain in the Army after graduating from UC Berkeley dental school. We honor you, James Williams. (Submission by: […]
  • MAJ William V. Loncaric - William served with the 250th Field Artillery Battalion. He lightheartedly described his contribution during WWII as: “…I was the man who carried the maps…” On D-Day, William Loncaric’s assignment was to […]
  • CPT Phyllis M. Gervais - Phyllis enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1943. She served in the 51st Evacuation Unit and in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) Unit during WWII. She spent time […]
  • COL Jesse G. Ugalde - Colonel Ugalde was most well known for his dedication and service to the U.S. Army and support for veterans from all branches of the military. He devoted 33 years of […]
  • COL Martin L. Fackler - Life during wartime is often full of unexpected events, and not surprisingly, Colonel Martin Fackler’s career in military medicine during the Vietnam era took many twists and turns. Beginning in […]
  • SGT Norman S. Ikari - On January 20, 1942, 44 days after Pearl Harbor, I was drafted into the Army. I reported to the Reception Center at Ft. McArthur, And Pedro, CA and was shipped […]
  • Brig Gen Norman C Gaddis - On 12 May 1967 while on a mission near Hanoi I was hit by anti-aircraft guns. As I attempted to leave the target area, a MIG-17 pilot spotted my disabled […]
  • COL Clarence M. Davenport - Clarence entered West Point on 1 Jul 1939 along with some 350 classmates. When he entered the Academy, he under­went a system known as “silencing.” This decreed that a white […]
  • PFC Raymond Robert Wade - Raymond Wade was a 23-year-old farmer in Indiana when he got his draft notice in the mail. Raymond Wade served in many locations in the Pacific Theater, including Australia, New […]
  • Cpl Paul Alexander Steppe Jr - Paul enlisted in the Marines in 1950 and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. “Paul Steppe, a Marine infantry corporal serving in Korea, saw […]
  • CMSgt Donald F. Karna - Donald was born April 26, 1929 in Michigan, North Dakota to Oscar and Eleanora (Hokanson) Karna. He attended school in Michigan, ND and at the young age of 16 enlisted […]
  • LT John A. Pritchard - John A. Pritchard, Jr., was born on 12 January 1914 at Redfield, South Dakota.  He graduated from Beverly Hills High School, California, in 1931 and continued with a postgraduate course […]
  • SSgt John J Cenky - John Cenky enlisted in the Air Force during World War II, serving from 1942-1945. He was in the 873rd Bomb Squadron, 498th Bomb group; and the 341st Bomb Squadron, 97th […]
  • COL Mary Louise Milligan Rasmuson - When the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAC) was organized, the Army received over 30,000 applications for the first class. The women chosen were amongst the best of the best: college […]
  • 2d Lt Robert Caughey - Robert was born on June 24, 1933 in Wenatchee, WA. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force as a Russian linguist, with work in the Intelligence Service, receiving training as […]
  • MSgt Ted Kampf (Ret.) - Ted Kampf enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1940 at the age of 19. After completing his training he was sent to the Philippine Islands and served on watch duty. […]
  • Pvt. Everett A. “Smitty”; or “Pops”; Smith - U.S. Army Air Corps/HQ Co/187th/11th Airborne Division 1942-1946 WWII Pacific Theater Paratrooper/Gliderman/ Expert in 37mm Tank Destroyer cannon; General Joseph Swing’s HQ Service Staff. He grew up on Broad Channel, […]
  • John Bennett - John was drafted by the Spanish Fork Draft Board into the Vietnam War. Fort Ord in Marina, California and Fort Benning in Georgia is where he did his training as […]
  • GySgt Rose Marie Noel - Rose Marie Noël enlisted in the military in 1988, choosing the Marine Corps because, she said, “they’re the toughest.” Following completion of Avionics School, she served as an Aviation Electrician […]
  • MCPO Jack Shimizu - November 1969, after riverine warfare training in Vallejo, California; I detached and reported to rivers quadrant 13 in Vietnam in December 1969. I was reassigned to river division 131, located […]
  • PO3 Clarence W Dabney - Ship’s Cook First Class Dabney (right) was wounded when Japanese aircraft bombed the LST on which he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific. Two of his shipmates were killed when […]
  • PFC Mario Cian DaRosso - My father shipped out on the USS Mariposa on July 14, 1943, and arrived in Casablanca, N. Africa on July 21, 1943 as part of a replacement unit with the […]
  • Lt Col Fred Durant Bartleson Jr. - Fred served in the Air Force in Headquarters, 315th Air Division. In addition to being awarded the Purple Heart, Captain Bartleson was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal (First Oak […]
  • Cpl Harold John Kahler - Harold was a member of Company A, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division during the Korean War.  Harold was injured on October 26, 1952. He was awarded with the Purple […]
  • Doug Holland - National Guard, 1963-1971 Doug did his Basic Training at Fort Ord in Seaside, California where he worked Maintenance in the 115th Ordinance. Doug has fond memories of fishing with some […]
  • LT Joseph King Naftel - Joseph was drafted into the Army in 1941, and he served until 1946. He was part of the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team. Joseph spent time in Australia, New Guinea, […]
  • Ron Bell - Ron served three years, 1950-1953. He was a Rifleman in the 2nd Infantry Division. Ron earned several emblems of honor and the Combat Infantry badge was just one. We honor […]
  • LCDR Maurice David Jester - Maurice Jester enlisted in the Coast Guard as a Surfman in 1917, working his way up to Chief Boatswain’s Mate by 1935 while serving on five cutters. Commissioned as a […]
  • Maj George E. Day - On 26 August 1967, Col. Day was forced to eject from his aircraft over North Vietnam when it was hit by ground fire. His right arm was broken in 3 […]
  • CPL Mary Lou Palmore Paden - Mary Lou enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in 1943. Mary Lou went to basic training in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She was in Squadron D, of the 3030th Army […]
  • PFC Ray Calvin Graves - Ray Calvin Graves Private 1st Class 129th Army Infantry Regiment 1951-1955. Born Dec 16, 1932 Tehema County, California. He enlisted in the US Army in 1951, then went to Washington […]
  • Terry Cain - Terry served eighteen years, 1976-1994. Terry maintained and transported nuclear weapons on ballistic submarines and had shore duty at ATK. Terry volunteers much time at The American Legion where he […]
  • Robert Montoya - Navy, 1965-1971. Robert served as a Yeoman – Clerk. He served the engineering department. He was stationed up and down the East Coast and Key West, FL. We honor you, […]
  • Robert Evans - Robert served in the Air Force from 1968-1990. Robert was stationed at Georgia AFB where he was an Aircraft Hydraulic Repairman and Shop Foreman. Robert also spent time in Thailand […]
  • SGT Faith R Hinkley - Army SGT Faith R. Hinkley, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Died August 7, 2010, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Joint […]
  • Arlo Winrow - Arlo served in the Air Force in Yuma during the Korean War in 1954 as a Flyer Search and Rescue. He also spent some time in France and he was […]
  • CPT Kyle Aaron Comfort - Killed in action on May 8, 2010 Operation Enduring Freedom. CPT Kyle Aaron Comfort, 27, was a Fire Support Officer assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at […]
  • LT Wallis S. Curtis - Martin Harris was an engineer during WWII from 1944-45. He would clear mines and such and even brought one home along with a few captured Nazi guns and a dagger. […]
  • Raymond “Lars” Larson - Lars completed one year of active duty and six years in the Reserves (1957-1963). Lars was an OR Tech (Surgeons Assistant) during the time he spent in the military. Lars […]
  • PFC Hansen B. Kirkpatrick - Died July 3, 2017 Serving during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 19, of Wasilla, AK, died July 3, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, from wounds received during an indirect fire attack. The incident […]
  • SGT Jim Welch - Army, 1966-1969 Jim was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam era. He was a Battalion Heavy Equipment Operator and he also held the rank of Sergeant. Jim has been a […]
  • CPT Ed Freeman - Captain Ed W. Freeman, United States Army, of Boise, Idaho, who distinguished himself by numerous acts of conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary intrepidity on 14 November 1965 while serving with Company […]
  • CPT Josephine Taylor - Entering the military through ROTC, Captain Josephine Taylor enjoyed the way in which basic training both challenged and also instilled confidence in her. While she did not anticipate having to […]
  • Jim Ballard - Jim served in the Air Force from 1968-1972. Jim was stationed at the International Guard, Shepard AFB, Airport #2, 130th EIS Squadron. Jim repaired teletype machines, which scrambled Top Secret […]
  • Leon Ruflin - Leon enlisted in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam conflict. He served at the Armory in Murray, UT while he was caring for his young family. Leon has since […]
  • CPL Stan Parry - Stan Parry was drafted into the Army in August 21, 1952 at 20 years old. He had 13 weeks of Basic Training at Fort Ord, CA. He was selected to […]
  • Glendal Bunker - Air Force, 1953-1957 Bunker enlisted in the Air Force while living in St. George, UT at age 17. He went to Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX for a few […]
  • Robert Elwood Strouse - Robert Elwood Strouse, aka “Marine Joe,” Marine Corps, 1965-1969 Robert joined the Marines right out of high school and he served in the 1st Batallion, 3rd Regiment. He served in […]
  • SGT Don K White - Don served in the Army during WWII. WWII ended one month before he arrived in Korea where he served as a Secretary. Don was out on maneuvers when the Atom […]
  • Norman Williams - Marine Corps: 1970 – 1973 Navy: 1985 – 2000 Air Force: 2000 – 2008 Norm was stationed at Camp Pendleton where he was a Tank Operator M48A1’s. Norm also spent […]
  • SP5 Norman Lee Carpenter - My father was SP5 Norman Lee Carpenter.  Born in Jackson Hole Wyoming September 14, 1940 and passed away in Coeur d’Alene Idaho October 21, 2016.  He was the light of […]
  • SSgt Ninzel Horsley Rasmuson - SSgt Ninzel Horsley Rasmuson enlisted in the Air National Guard just a couple weeks after her 18th birthday. She served from 1989-2001. She recalls the impression left on her after […]
  • MAJ Bill Bain Burgess - Bill Burgess joined the US Army infantry unit as a 2 Lt on January 29, 1953 after graduating from University of California- Davis. He served active duty in Italy and […]
  • LCDR Sharolyn Walcutt - Sharolyn served in the Vietnam War from 1963-1969. She served with the USS Repose (AH 16) as a part of the Navy Nurse Corps. Sharolyn was in St. Albans, New […]
  • Sgt Joseph Dempsey - Joseph graduated from Enterprise High School in Redding, CA in 2012 and decided to serve his country by enlisting in the Marine Corps. He was an 0612 Tactical SwitchBoard Operator […]
  • PFC Arland C Hoggan - On May 15, 1917, Arland enlisted in the United States Army at 20 years of age. He was assigned to Company B, 2nd Division US Engineers. He trained in El […]
  • Lt Col Robert M Horsley (Ret) -
  • MAJ Paul R. Syverson III - Maj. Paul R. Syverson III, 32, was assigned as the assistant operations officer for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was killed in Iraq on […]
  • Unknown Soldier - The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National cemetery honors unidentified Americans. We honor all of you. (Photo credit @opvetsupport)
  • CPL John Wayne Dermody - John Wayne Dermody enlisted in the Army in November of 1942. He was a member of the 27th Infantry Division, based out of San Francisco, California. He served in World […]
  • Sgt Zachary Dempsey - In 2010, Zach Dempsey joined the Marine Corps immediately after graduating from high school.  After completing Basic Training and the Marine Combat Training course, Zach was trained in the Field […]

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