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Honoring Our Heroes

Helen Lattal Helen Lattal is a veteran of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) having served with 8th Air Force Headquarters at High Wycombe, England. Her three years of service were 1942-1945. Not only was s...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Master Sergeant (MSgt) Kent Stephen Kline served 22.5 years in the United States Air Force. His 1st Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) was as a Reciprocating Aircraft Maintenance Specialist (43131A),...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Lt. Col Douglas Spencer Catchings served 23 years in the United States Air Force. His Military Occupational Specialty Code (MOSC) included Fighter Pilot of the F4 Phantom Jet and of the A10...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Tech Sergeant (TSgt) Willie Mack Wheeler served 23 years in the United States Air Force including one tour to Korea during the Korean War and two tours to South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. His...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Michael Springer served 26 years in the United States Air Force. His Air Force Specialties (AFSC) included: Professional Military Education Instructor for two years...

 

Honoring our Heroes

Corporal (Cpl) Johnny Saxton served in the United States Marines for 1.6 years in the United States Marine Corps with eight months of heroic service in the Vietnam War where he was seriously wounded...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Col Larry Patrick Cornwell: Age 76 Col Larry Patrick Cornwell served 28 years in the United States Air Force. His Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) for 21 years was as a Security Police officer. He...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Staff Sergeant Deborah Marie Chambers: Age 68 Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Deborah Marie Chambers served in the U.S. Air Force. Her Military Occupational Specialty Code (MOSC) was Education and Training Craf...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Col William Randall Ray: Age 66 Col William Randall Ray served 35 years in the Alabama Army National Guard. His Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) included beginning as the Fire Direction Officer...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Sergeant First Class James Owen Dozier: Age 97 Sergeant First Class (SFC) James Owen Dozier served eight years in the United States Army including four years of active duty followed by four years in...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Master Chief Petty Officer Marion Lee Hornsby: Age 88 Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) Marion Lee Hornsby served 21 years in the United States Navy. His Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) was Boil...

 

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...

 

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