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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran James E. Wright, who served with the Third Army in World War II.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Forces Veteran Gertrude Tompkins Silver. Silver served with the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II.
Cmdr. Ernest E. Evans captained the USS Johnston which sank during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. For his actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
On Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Day, today's #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran J.L. Hancock, a World War II casualty found Feb 17. 2021.
On the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Michael Scott Speicher, an F/A-18 pilot who was the first combat casualty.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Derek Abbey, who works to repatriate the remains of American soldiers killed in action during World War II.
The St. John VA community-based outpatient clinic honored Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) service members recently with a donation of a POW/MIA memorial table from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 2 and Post 3337.
Overton Brooks VA recently received a Purple Heart medal with potential MIA soldier's name on back. Now the search to find family, return medal.
Lt. Colonel Fredric Mellor was laid to rest on Sept. 28 as a lone F-15 Eagle fighter jet screamed through the clouds in his honor.
Corda Hestle was only 12 years old when her father’s F-105 Thunderchief was shot down, while leading a strike mission against surface-to-air missiles sites in North Vietnam.
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Last updated October 4, 2022
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