Veterans

December 11, 2017
 

James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there




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Greatest sacrifice: B-24 Liberator pilot identified, repatriated after 73 years

Courtesy photograph U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Lt. John D. Crouchley, kneeling, second right, and his crew pose for a photo by their B-24 Liberator, “Miss Yankee Rebel” in 1944. Crouchley was assigned to the 828th Bombardment ...
 
 
Photograph courtesy of James Lawrence

The tragedy of LZ Albany: Teaching lessons of a battle lost

Photograph courtesy of James Lawrence Twenty-four-year-old, 1st Lt. James Lawrence at his base camp in Vietnam, shortly before the battle of Landing Zone Albany. Lawrence, now 77, speaks with organziations and Soldiers about th...
 
 
Navy photograph by Alana Chargualaf

Guam son killed during World War II comes home

Navy photograph by JoAnna Delfin The Joint Region Marianas funeral honor detail escort the remains of Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan into the chapel at the Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti Nov. 8. Farfan died Dec. ...