1950’s

Alan Hillyer Loehr

By | December 9th, 2015|1950's, Marines|

Alan Loehr, born October 15, 1929, proudly served for the US Marine Corps Reserves, achieving the rank of Captain. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Alan primarily served at the Opa Locka base during the Korean War. The week before Alan passed away, he was able to be a part of Fleet Week in Fort [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Maxie B. Pullen

By | October 26th, 2015|1950's, Army|

Maxie B. Pullen served the US Army from December 1953 - December 1955.  He was stationed several places but spent most of his time in Texas.  He was my grandfather and a hell of a man.  He married my grandmother, Shirley Pullen, and built his life in Kilmichael, Mississippi.  They had three daughters:  Mackie, Christie, [...]

Herbert Kailieha Pilila’au

By | October 22nd, 2015|1950's, Army|

Herbert Kailieha Pililaʻau (October 10, 1928 – September 17, 1951) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. A Native Hawaiian who was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, he was drafted into the [...]

Victor Turzanski

By | October 22nd, 2015|1950's, 1960's, 1970's, Army|

My father you proudly served in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and later joined the Air Force and then the Army until he retired. Dad, as a pilot with over 10,000 hours in the cockpit, you have served our country in WWII, The Korean Conflict and Vietnam Nam twice. I am so [...]

Vann Brewster

By | October 19th, 2015|1950's, Army|

Vann Allen Brewster attended Clemson University for two years, then spent four years at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1952. He served as a company commander in the Korean War, was wounded, and received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Combat Infantry Badge. Upon his return, Vann became an [...]

Virgil P. Pennington Jr.

By | September 8th, 2015|1950's, Army|

My daddy died when I was eight years old. He was my hero then and he still is today! He was paratrooper for the Army and served in the Korean War. He met my Mom after his disharge from Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky. Their marriage was short. A drunk driver ended their lives, [...]

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 [...]