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Paul M. Jones

By | December 17th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Paul M. Jones-Born in Oklahoma in 1938, Mike attended Oklahoma Military Academy (OMA) for four years of High School and two years of Junior College.  His military training at OMA prompted Mike to apply to West Point.  He received an appoinment  and entered the Academy in July 1958.  Graduating in June 1962, Mike became a [...]

Charles R. Chandler

By | December 17th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Charles R. Chandler-Born and raised in rural Louisiana, Chuck Chandler received a congressional appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, NY after two years at Louisiana Tech.   Chuck achieved his  childhood dream when  he entered West Point in the summer of 1958.  A brilliant cadet , Chuck graduated in 1962 ranking 8th out [...]

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Carl R. Morin, Jr.

By | December 16th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Carl R. Morin, Jr.-Carl was born in in Eustis Florida in 1940.  An excellent athlete and student Carl graduated as the class valedictorian from Melbourne High School in 1958 and  immediately entered the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Graduating in June 1962, he attended the Field Artillery Officer's Basic Course , Ranger  School [...]

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Thurston A. Griffith, Jr.-Thurston (Turk)

By | December 14th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Thurston A. Griffith, Jr.-Thurston (Turk) was born in 1940.  He graduate from Los Alamos High School(NM) in 1958.  An honor student and star athlete, Turk realized his boyhood dream when he reported to the US Military Academy at West Point, NY in July of 1958.  He graduated in June 1962 as a 2d LT in [...]

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Wayne A. Downing

By | December 14th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Wayne A. Downing-Wayne was born in Peoria, IL in 1940.  He and his two  sisters were raised by his mother after his father was killed in World War II.  As the son of a deceased veteran, Wayne was able to qualify for a Presidential Appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Entering [...]

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William A. Cauthen, Jr

By | December 14th, 2015|1960's, Army|

William A. Cauthen, Jr-  Born into a career Army family in 1939, Bill spent his early years moving with his family to various Army Posts.  After High School, Bill attended The Citadel.  One year later he accepted an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Graduating as a Field Artillery 2d LT, [...]

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Michael J. Bartelme

By | December 11th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Michael J. Bartelme-Born in Wisconsin and raised in Minnesota, "Mick" entered West Point in July 1958.  He graduated in 1962 and was commissioned as a 2dLT in the Infantry.  As an Airborne/Ranger, he was initially assigned as an Infantry Platoon Leader in the 101st Airborne Division.  In 1964, he was further assigned to Viet Nam [...]

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Ronny J. Sayers

By | December 7th, 2015|1860's, Army|

Ronny J. Sayers- Was born in Clearfield, PA in 1939.  After graduating from high school he received a Congressional appointment to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY.  Graduating in June 1962, Joe became an Airborne, Ranger Infantryman.  Initially assigned to the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Platoon Leader Joe was a natural [...]

James M. Worthington, Jr

By | December 7th, 2015|1950's, Army|

James M. Worthington, Jr-  Born at Ft Knox, KY in 1940.  He was an Army "brat"  following his Dad, from assignment to assignment, living  all around the world.  In 1958, Jim received a Presidential appointment to the US Military Academy, West Point, NY.    A brilliant student, Jim graduated in June, 1962, standing 42 out of [...]

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Frank S Reasoner

By | December 7th, 2015|1950's, Marines|

Frank S Reasoner- Born in Spokane, Wasington in 1937, Frank enlisted in the USMC in 1955.  He reached the rank of E-5 before winning a competitive appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.  He entered the academy in 1958 and graduated in 1962.   Re-entering the USMC as a 2d LT, Frank's first [...]

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James L. Joyner

By | November 20th, 2015|1860's, Army|

James L. Joyner-A ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate of the Oklahoma Military Academy and the University of Oklahoma, Jim entered the Army as a 2d LT in 1962 as a field Artillery officer and spent over 20 years serving his country.  Highly skilled he became a paratrooper and Ranger with the 82 Airborne Division.  Flight school [...]

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Walter Hicks

By | November 20th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Walter Hicks, March 23, 1940-February 14, 2015.  Commissioned from ROTC at North Carolina State University in 1962. Served 21 years in the US Army and retired as a LTC in 1983.  He was Field Artillery, Airborne and a Senior Army Aviator qualified in both fixed and rotory wing aircraft. He served two tours in the [...]

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Don Wineland

By | November 9th, 2015|1940's, Navy|

Don went into the Navy in June of 1944. His boot camp was in Sampson, NY. Shortly after that he was assigned to The Pringle destoyer DD477 and almost immediately ended up in three battles in the Phillipens. Then off to Iwo. During his duty aboard ship it was hit with a kamakatzie, ship survived and was repaired. He applied for [...]

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Scott Stephens

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Navy|

Scott Stephens is currently serving in the Navy.  He is a close friend from high school who joined shortly after graduation.  He just came back from deployment and I am proud and honored to know him.  Thank you for your service Scott.

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Charlie Moehlenbrock

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Charlie Moehlenbrock is currently serving as a Major in the Army.  His wife and three kids are supportive of him as he has been deployed multiple times -- missing most of his youngest son's milestones of growing up.  He plans on making the Army a career.  I am honored to know him and his family. [...]

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Jose Barbosa

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Jose Barbosa - Serves his country in the Army as an MP.  His hard work and dedication is inspiring.  We are blessed to know him and his family as he continues to serve our country with honor.

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Eric Bowerman

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Eric Bowerman is currently serving in the Army as an officer.  He and his wife are good friends, have had a baby, and he was deployed for 12 months missing his new family.  Many thanks to Eric and his little family for your dedication and your family's support.  He plans to make the Army a [...]

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Hector Estrada

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Hector Estrada is a good friend who just enlisted to Army National Guard and has come back from basic training.  He has chosen to serve his country and make the National Guard a career.  Many thanks to Hector and many soldiers who choose to serve our country when our nation goes through periods of crisis.

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Conrad Peterson

By | October 27th, 2015|1860's, Air Force|

Conrad (Pete) Peterson served in the Airforce for 20+ years.  I am honored to say that he is my Grandfather.  Though I never met him, I grew up hearing stories of the great man he was for our country and his family.  He had four boys, all of which served in the military as well.

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John Paul

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

John Paul is serving in the Army and is currently deployed. He and his wife have become good friends.  Our prayers are going out to you as you are serving your country overseas.  Wishing you a safe return.

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Maria Famoso

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Maria Famoso is serving in the Army, currently deployed.  Prayers to her and her family and wishing you a safe return.  Thank you for your service Maria.

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Eric Ellis

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Eric EllisBranch: ArmyWith a family of four. Still serving his country.Eric worked with my husband and is currently stationed at Fort Hood.  I am grateful to know him and his family.

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David Wilson

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

David Wilson is currently serving in the Army.  Although I do not know him very well, I am close with his wife.  He is soon to get orders to be deployed.  My heart and prayers go out to all who are going overseas and will be away from their families.  Your service is greatly appreciated, David.

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Robert Adams

By | October 27th, 2015|1970's, Navy|

Robert (Bob) Adams served and retired from the Navy.  I am proud to have him as a father-in-law.  His son then served in the Army.  Thank you for your service Bob.

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Carol Adams

By | October 27th, 2015|1970's, Navy|

Carol Adams served and retired from the Navy.  I am proud to have her as a mother-in-law.  Thank you for your service Carol.

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Bob Ozbolt

By | October 27th, 2015|1970's, Army|

Army Lieutenant Colonel Bob OzboltServed twenty-two years as a pilot, flying missions across the globe, including in the Middle East and in Germany.  It's a pleasure to know Bob and here some of his stories.  Thank you for your service.

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Adam Arredondo

By | October 27th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Adam Arredondo served in the Army.Combat Veteran with a family of five.  Served 8 years and deployed multiple times.  He was medically retired.  Now he is going to school and working full-time.  Wishing you the best of luck for your future, Adam.  Thank you for your service.

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Mark Peterson

By | October 27th, 2015|1990's, Army|

Major Mark Peterson served in the Army for 20 years.  I'm proud to say that he is my Dad.  He was deployed for 9 months during his service.  It was a great experience being an Army brat.  I am grateful for all of our service members and can sympathize with those who have family members deployed. [...]

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Christopher Adams

By | October 26th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. Christopher Adams served in the U.S. Army for 7 years.  He was deployed 18 months and then again for 12 months.  He is now a combat veteran going to school full-time and working.  I'm proud to be his wife and thankful for his commitment to our country.  We are currently connected with Combat Veterans to [...]