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Dick Couch

By | August 25th, 2015|1970's, Navy|

A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dick Couch served as a Surface Warfare Officer and a Special Warfare Officer. While a platoon leader with SEAL Team One in 1970, he led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War. On release from active duty in 1972, he entered the Central [...]

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Floyd A. Potter

By | July 28th, 2015|1940's, Air Force|

After graduating from University of Cincinnati Medical school in 1941 he immediately went on active duty with the U.S. Army Air Force as a Captain. By 1944 he had been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. State side flight surgeon training assignments included Lowrey Field in Denver and Randolph Field in San Antonio.  Eventually assigned to Alamogordo, [...]

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DeWayne Mayer

By | July 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Fresh out of High School DeWayne joined the Army. He spent 3 years at Fort Campbell Kentucky, 101st Airborne Division Assault, 11B10 Infantryman. After completing his 3 years active duty he went back home to Minnesota for roughly a year before moving to Idaho where he joined the Army National Guard. While in the Army [...]

Tony “TK” Kelly

By | July 28th, 2015|1960's, Marines|

Tony "TK" Kelly is a Marine Vietnam veteran who was part of an extraction team in the combat depicted in the academy award winning film "Born on the Fourth of July".  I was stationed just below the DMZ in 1968, and after gaining some combat experience, rose from PFC to Sergeant & squad leader. Our [...]

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Leo Champagne

By | July 28th, 2015|1940's, Marines|

Leo Champagne-Marine Corps-Served in 1940's Born Nov 27,1925 At Westbrook Maine -Completed High School June 1943 at age 17-Two weeks later enlisted in Marine Corps. -Very patriotic time - not unusual - After completing basic training at Parris Island South Carloina -sent too Camp Pendleton Oceanside CA. To join 5th Mar.Div.as it was just being [...]

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Deborah Sampson

By | July 25th, 2015|1770's, Army|

Deborah Sampson fought bravely in George Washington’s Continental Army, pretending to be a man. She was born in 1760 in Plympton, Massachusetts, but her family’s terrible poverty forced her into indentured servanthood as a teen. By the time she was 21, the American Revolution had broken out and she was determined to join the fight. [...]

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Audie Murphy

By | July 25th, 2015|1940's, Army|

The most decorated soldier in World War II was Audie Murphy with 1 Belgian medal, five French and 33 U.S. medals earned in 27 months of combat. After the war, Murphy went on to star in 44 movies. After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, 17-year-old Murphy tried to enlist in the [...]

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Hank Bullock

By | July 25th, 2015|1950's, Air Force|

Bullock, Harold ‘Hank’ Edward 87 Feb. 05, 1927 Aug. 11, 2014 Hank Bullock passed away unexpectedly Aug. 11, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Corning, Iowa, one of four boys, and lived there until he moved to San Diego with his family in 1935. After high school, he entered the U.S. Air [...]