SPC Beverly Sue Clark

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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 U.S. Army Soldiers who were Killed In Action during the Persian Gulf War.

Note:  Susan Ann Sumpter-Loebig informed us she brought Beverly home (Desert Storm Combat Women “DSCW”).  Thank you for taking the time to nominate Beverly.

We honor you, Beverly Clark.

(Newspaper submission by: Susan Ann Sumpter-Loebig; Photo submission via http://www.findagrave.com; #Repost https://army.togetherweserved.com)

VADM H. Denby Starling, II

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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 requirements for networks and cryptologic, space, intelligence and information operations capabilities. He concurrently served as commander Naval Network Warfare Command, where he oversaw the conduct of Navy network and space operations.

Starling is a native of Virginia Beach, Va., and was commissioned through the University of Virginia NROTC program in 1974. He was designated a naval flight officer in March 1975 and a naval aviator in March 1983, flying the A-6 Intruder with the Black Falcons of Attack Squadron (VA) 85, the Golden Intruders of VA-128 and the Milestones of VA-196.

Outside of the cockpit, Starling served on the staff of Medium Attack Tactical Electronic Warfare Wing, Pacific, as a student at the Naval War College, where he graduated with highest distinction and as the commissioning executive officer of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). His first flag assignment was to NATO in Northwood, U.K., as the assistant chief of staff, Operations, Intelligence and Exercises, for the Commander in Chief East Atlantic/Commander Allied Naval Forces Northern Europe.

Starling commanded VA-145 aboard USS Ranger (CV 61) during Operation Desert Storm, USS Shreveport (LPD 12), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Carrier Group 8/George Washington Carrier Strike Group and Naval Air Force Atlantic.

Starling’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (5), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Combat V (3 Individual/ 3 Strike/Flight), Navy Commendation Medal (3/2 with Combat V) and the Navy Achievement Medal.

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SSgt Ninzel Horsley Rasmuson

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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 visiting the Air Force Academy in Colorado as a child and the impact of attending Military Balls through the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) with her grandfather, Lt Col Robert Horsley (Ret). She felt a deep commitment to serve her country from her early childhood experiences.

Ninzel went to Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX and graduated as an Honor Graduate. She completed three Administrative Management Technical Schools at Keesler, AFB in Biloxi, MS.

Ninzel mostly served at Camp Murray and McChord AFB, HQ Det 1, although she did serve one year for the Montana Air Guard. Ninzel worked as a GI Education Specialist and was a member of the Mishap Investigation team.

Awards: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Gulf War Campaign Medal, and Airman of the Year.

After an honorable discharge in 2001, Ninzel went on to pursue her dreams of completing her education, including a B.A. in Human Services from Western Washington University, a M.S. in Human and Community Services from Capella University, and a PhD in Education, specializing in Post-Secondary Adult Education and Professional Studies from Capella University.

Currently, she dedicates her time as Founder & President to the grassroots non-profit organization, Operation Veteran Support. She has a deep commitment to God, Family, Veterans, and Country.

We honor you, Ninzel Rasmuson.

(Submission by: Katrina Parry)