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 By Martha Poole Simmons    News    May 1, 2022 

Honoring Our Heroes

Master Sergeant David Gordon Stainback: Age 78 Master Sergeant David Gordon Stainback (MSGT) served 20 years in the United States Air Force. His Military Occupational Specialty Code (MOSC) was Fire...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Gunnery Sergeant Jamie Michael LyBrand Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Jamie Michael LyBrand served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. His Military Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS)...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Technical Sergeant Christopher Laneaux (89) Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Christopher Laneaux served 21 years in the U. S. Air Force with four separate periods of voluntary service. His Air Force...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Gerald Cooper (94) Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Melvin Gerald Cooper completed twenty-five years seven months and twenty-six days in the U.S. Navy (Active and Reserve) and the...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Captain Nimrod Thompson Frazer (92) Captain (Cpt) Lt. Nimrod Thompson Frazer served three years in the U. S. Army including the Army National Guard and the regular Army with service in Korea during...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Senior Master Sergeant Douglas M. Terry: Age: 79 Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Douglas M. Terry served 24 years in the United States Air Force. His last assigned Air Force Occupational Specialty...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Major David Timothy Boyle Major David Timothy Boyle served 20 years in the United States Air Force. His Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) was communications operations officer and communications staff...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Lt. Woodward Durham Lamar: Age 98 Lt. Woodward Durham Lamar served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy for four years of active duty during WWII and served seven years in the Navy Reserve. Lt. Lamar was born...

 

Honoring Our Hereos

Col Kenneth D. Carlson: Age 90 Col Kenneth D. Carlson served 29 years in the United States Air Force. His Military Occupational Specialty Code (MOSC) was Air Operations Staff Officer. He received the...

 

Honoring Our Hereos

Terrell Lamar Best: Age 95 Terrell Lamar Best served almost 32 months in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. His military occupational specialty (MOS) was Signalman Third Class. He received...

 

Honoring Our Hereos

Sergeant Major James Earl Jackson Sergeant Major (SGM) James Earl Jackson served 30 years in the United States Army, and this service included three deployment tours in Vietnam for 36 months, one in...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Colonel Hugh David McCracken, Jr.: Age: 85 Col Hugh David McCracken, Jr. served 26 years in the United States Air Force. He was born October 27, 1935, at West Hartford, CT, to his parents, Hugh David...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Thomas Miller Derickson Jr.: Age 95 Thomas Miller Derickson, Jr. served two years in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a diesel mechanic at the rank of Motor Machinists’ Mate Third Class. He received...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Brigadier General Trent H. Edwards: Age 53 Brigadier General Trent H. Edwards served 30 years in the United States Air Force. His Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) was Financial Management and...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Col James Edwin Salminen: Age 79 Colonel James Edwin Salminen is a United States veteran who served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, and his Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) was pilot and...

 

Honoring our Heroes

MAJ Ell White II & SGM Lenora White Major Ell White II Major Ell White II served 25 years, 11 months, and 11 days in the U.S. military including over four years in the Navy, over five years in...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Happy 101st Birthday, Helen Lattal! A 101st Birthday Drive-by Parade for Helen Lattal, a WWII WAC, was held January 4, 2021, in front of the Central-East AL Chapter of the American Red Cross. The...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Brig Gen Lawrence H. Stevenson: Age 73 Brig Gen Lawrence H. Stevenson serviced 30 years in the United States Air Force. He served as the Vice Commander, Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Romay Catherine Davis – 101st Birthday Parade in Her Honor! On November 4th, over 120 people participated in the 101st Birthday Drive-by Parade honoring the WWII WAC, Romay Catherine Davis....

 

Honoring Our Heroes

COL Edgar Leslie Smith III: Age 77 COL Edgar L. Smith is a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran who served 27 years in active duty including two tours in Vietnam as well as deployments to Germany and...

 

Honoring our Heroes

MSgt. Jimmy F. Meacham: Age 84 MSgt. Jimmy F. Meacham served 42 years in the U.S. military including four years in the regular Air Force, 18 years in the Air Force Reserves and 20 years in the AL Air...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Major LeonArd Norman: Age 71   Major LeonArd Norman not only valiantly served for four years in the U. S. Army, he also served 25.5 years as a policeman in Montgomery, AL, where he earned the rank...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Col. Joseph Edward Boyett, Jr.: 84 Col. Joseph E. Boyett Jr. served 25 years in the United States Air Force in military logistics. As an operations research scientist, he created models to...

 

Honoring our Heroes

John L. Cannady, Jr.: Age 62 John L. Cannady, Jr. served in the United States Air Force for 22 years and seven months. He received the following medals and awards: AF Meritorious Service Medal, AF...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Eugene Thomas Beasley: Age 95 Eugene Thomas Beasley is a WWII veteran who served as a signal man in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS North Carolina (BB-55) in the Pacific Theater. On September 15, 1942,...

 

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