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Ernest Banks was drafted to serve in the Army. His overseas deployment took him to Germany. Ernie was a member of 45th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion.
After Officer Candidate School, Elizabeth Allen flew to Vietnam with over 300 military personnel. She was one of eight women and the only African American.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Joe M. Jackson. Joe is a Medal of Honor recipient and served during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Dean Hess. In 1950, Dean helped start Operation Kiddy Car to rescue Korean orphans.
Today’s co-#VeteranOfTheDay are Navy Veterans James and Valarie Hoover. James served from 1977-1981. Valarie served from 1977-1979.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Thomas C. Smith III. Thomas served from 1982-2005. He also served as director of the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
In April of 1943, Irma Dryden was assigned to the Tuskegee Air Base hospital in Alabama to support the pilots of the Tuskegee Experiment.
While in Burma, Tom Hardwick's battalion was part of Morris Task Force. Their job was to open up Burma Road, in order to get supplies to the Chinese forces.
Glenn Draper established the Keesler Male Chorus, an all-male chorus at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran and Former President George Herbert Walker Bush. He served as a pilot during World War II.
Zarita Croney is an ambassador for the Military Sisterhood Initiative, where she fights to let other female Veterans know they are not alone.
During the D-Day invasions of World War II, Air Force pilot Donald Seesenguth flew ahead to help clear a path for troops to advance.
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Last updated November 27, 2022
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