Army

Paul M. Jones

By | 2015-12-28T23:01:37+00:00 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 | 2015-12-28T23:02:23+00:00 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 | 2015-12-28T23:02:47+00:00 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 | 2015-12-28T23:15:56+00:00 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 | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 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 | 2015-12-28T23:16:43+00:00 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 | 2015-12-28T23:17:43+00:00 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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Duke Wheeler

By | 2015-12-09T22:40:08+00:00 December 9th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Duke Wheeler is a graduate of the United States Military Academy West Point. He served during the Vietnam War and retired as a Captain in the US Army. 

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Ronny J. Sayers

By | 2015-12-07T15:06:27+00:00 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 | 2015-12-07T14:53:05+00:00 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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James L. Joyner

By | 2015-12-28T23:21:01+00:00 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 | 2015-11-20T19:37:44+00:00 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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Rocky Armstead

By | 2015-11-19T21:13:29+00:00 November 19th, 2015|1960's, Army|

Rocky Armstead was a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot serving in Vietnam. He did not survive his tour, leaving behind his 3 year old daughter, Ronda Englander. Ronda is now Co-founder and Executive Director of the Comfort Crew for Military Kids, providing support and comfort to thousands of military kids dealing with the challenges of military life. 

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Robert Wi. Briggs

By | 2015-11-10T19:28:11+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Robert W. Briggs Iowa National Guard 224th Combat Engineers Co. C. Mt. Pleasant IA.  He enlisted September 1991 and was medically retired December 2008. Bobby was a 21 Echo and 12 Bravo. He was deployed to Iraq in 2011.  His unit was responsible for route clearing and security among many other missions. He was severely [...]

Paul White Jr

By | 2015-11-10T23:18:06+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1960's, Army|

A Green Beret, A Hero, MY DAD! My dad served 1960-1963 While he doesn't often talk about his time in the service. I know he is a proud veteran!

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SSG (R) Chess Johnson

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 November 10th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Chess Johnson joined the Army right out of high school fast tracked his way from Private to SSG. On his second tour of duty to Iraq a sniper would change his world forever. Chess received catastrophic injuries. He was initially told he would never have control of his motor functions or communicate effectively. What the medical [...]

Terry W. Branham United States Army Colonel, Ret.

By | 2015-11-10T15:46:30+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1960's, 1970's, 1980's, Army|

Terry Branham enlisted and served 26 years active duty in the US Army and retired as a Colonel.  He served in Vietnam as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot and was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 26 clusters and the V device and the Bronze Star for Valor. Twenty years later during [...]

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SFC Matthew I. Leggett

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Matt was an active duty Airborne Cavalry Scout who was killed in action on August 20, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Matt was within 1 week of redeploying back to the states, and within 9 months of retiring after 21 years! He was my little brother! My story is about my younger brother, SFC Matthew I. [...]

David J Latus

By | 2015-11-10T02:15:01+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1960's, Army|

I served in the U.S. Army in 1960- 1964.  My 4  year career took me to Istanbul, Turkey where I served as an aide to  General Michaelis and his family.  I am proud of the time I spent in the Army and I say" thank you" to everyone who has served to protect our freedom.

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Roger E. Duncan

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 November 9th, 2015|1960's, Army|

We had killed more than we should have but that’s the way it usually was. In truth I should say that Roger did most of the killing. I did a lot of the shooting. Not to say that I was a bad shot...I was average on most days and a little better on some but [...]

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Robert V Flanigan

By | 2015-12-28T23:19:43+00:00 November 5th, 2015|1940's, Army|

My father, Robert Flanigan, served in World War II under Omar Bradley in the Seventh Army, 100th division, 399th Infantry Regiment. Most Americans are aware of the heroic battle known as The Battle of the Bulge. What most Americans don't know is that just two weeks after the famous battle Americans were called on to defend the [...]

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Angel Ponce

By | 2015-11-03T14:24:37+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|1940's, Army|

My maternal Grandfather, Angel Ponce will be 98 years young on 15 November. Served in 141st INF, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, Central Europe between 17SEP1940 and 30JUL1945. A combat Veteran myself, recognition of his Service has a special place in my heart. Brother to 7 (2 still living), Father of 4, Grandfather to 10, Great [...]

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William S. Potter

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 October 29th, 2015|1960's, Army|

“Welcome To My World” 1Lt Glenn Rudy greets 2LT Bill Potter for his first “In Country” day “Home away from Home Camp Eagle” Left to right is Marine CPT William Brown, Army 1Lt Pete Casey and Army 1LT William Potter. With the US still feeling the effects of WW II and [...]

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Mickey Zaun

By | 2015-10-28T18:04:41+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Mickey E. Zaun, 27, was a chemical operations specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, at Fort Bragg N.C. Zaun died Jan. 28, 2005, from injuries sustained during a collision between two armored vehicles in the vicinity of Mosul, Iraq. A native of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Zaun [...]

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Timothy Shea

By | 2015-10-28T17:59:51+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Cpl. Timothy M. Shea, 22, was an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was killed in action on Aug. 25, 2005, while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom after an Improvised Explosive Device detonated near his vehicle. A native of Sonoma, Calif., Shea was born [...]

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Kevin Morehead

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:09+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead was a Special Forces team sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. A native of Arkansas, he graduated from Little Rock’s Central High School in 1987. Morehead began his Army career in March 1989 and completed initial entry training at Fort Sam Houston, [...]

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Obediah “OB” Kolath

By | 2015-10-28T17:54:39+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Obediah J. Kolath died Aug. 28, 2005, from wounds received during combat operations on Aug. 25, 2005, in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born Dec. 1, 1972, in Jefferson City, Mo., and graduated from Skyline High School in Urban, Mo. in 1991. He entered the [...]

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Ivica Jerak

By | 2015-10-28T17:47:42+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak died Aug. 25, 2005, while conducting combat operations in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born Oct. 12, 1962 in Debeljak, former Republic of Yugoslavia and graduated from the Center for Education of Personnel in Zadar, former Republic of Yugoslavia in July 1981. He entered [...]

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Kelly Hornbeck

By | 2015-10-28T17:43:14+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck, a Special Forces team sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colo., was a 36-year-old native of Fort Worth, Texas. He died Jan. 18, 2004 in Iraq from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during a combat patrol near Baghdad. Hornbeck enlisted [...]

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Richard Herrema

By | 2015-10-28T17:39:56+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Richard J. Herrema was killed in combat during operations April 25, 2006, in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born March 28, 1979, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and graduated from Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Mich. He first entered the U. S. Army as an [...]

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George “Andy” Fernandez

By | 2015-11-09T18:53:48+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

 Andy was the First USASOC KIA during Combat Operations in OIF. Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez was born in El Paso, Texas on June 7, 1966. The son of a retired Army sergeant major, he enlisted in the Army as an infantryman on Jan. 23, 1992. After completing both basic and advanced infantry training, Fernandez [...]

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Trevor Diesing

By | 2015-10-28T17:30:50+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor John Diesing died Aug. 25, 2005, while conducting combat operations in Iraq against known enemies of the United States of America. He was born May 16, 1975 in Red Wing, Minn. He entered the U.S. Army as an infantryman May 24, 1993, and after completion of initial entry training, was assigned [...]

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Lance Cornett

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Lance S. Cornett, 33, a special operations team member assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., was killed in action Feb. 3, 2006, while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cornett died from injuries sustained while engaging the enemy during a firefight in the [...]

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William Bennett

By | 2015-10-28T17:21:34+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class William M. Bennett was a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. He was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom on Sept. 12, 2003 near the town of Ar-Ramadi in Iraq. A native of Tennessee, Bennett was born on March 18, [...]

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Joseph Andres

By | 2015-11-09T18:13:55+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr., 34, a special operations team member assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., was killed in action on Dec. 24, 2005, while conducting combat operations in Iraq. A native of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Andres graduated from Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, [...]

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Jefferson “Donnie” Davis

By | 2015-11-09T18:55:51+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Donnie Davis was among the first KIA's of the Global War on Terrorism.  He was an inspiration to his teammates and other members of the Special Forces Community.  He was the Team Sergeant everyone wanted to be like.  He inspired me and many others and I hope that we lived up to his memory.  You [...]

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Daniel H. Petithory

By | 2015-10-28T17:02:19+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Dan was the funniest man I have ever known.  A greater friend no man has ever known. His smile and his stories will forever be missed.  Until we meet again in Valhalla Brother!SFC Daniel H. Petithory, 32, was a Communications Sergeant assigned to ODA 574, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He [...]

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Brian Cody Prosser

By | 2015-10-28T16:54:38+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

SSG Brian C. Prosser, 28, was a Military Intelligence Sergeant assigned to the Military Intelligence Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom. Cody, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in California on July 17, 1973. He graduated from Maricopa High [...]

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Severin W. Summers

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class III died while conducting combat operations in the Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2009, while serving as a Special Forces Engineer with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), headquartered at Jackson, Miss. Summers, 43, was killed when a command wired improvised explosive device struck his vehicle while deployed to [...]

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Ben Stevenson

By | 2015-10-28T16:41:02+00:00 October 28th, 2015|2000-Present, Army|

Master Sgt. Benjamin A. Stevenson was born in Albany, New York on February 7th, 1975. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman on June 10th, 1993. After completing Initial Entry Training and Basic Airborne School, Stevenson was assigned to Delta Company, 325th Infantry Battalion Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served for three years [...]

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Christopher Speer

By | 2015-10-28T16:35:36+00:00 October 28th, 2015|1980's, 1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer was born in Denver, Colo., on September 9, 1973 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 8, 1992. After completing basic combat training, he graduated from the Medical Specialist course and was assigned to the U.S. Army Hospital at Carlisle Barracks, Penn. In November 1994, Speer volunteered and [...]

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Gregory Bishop

By | 2017-05-18T20:22:10+00:00 October 27th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|

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