Veterans

France honors Army veteran, World War II hero

Posted April 24, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Janiqua Robinson

Army photograph by Staff Sgt. Janiqua P. Robinson George Aigen poses for a photo following a pinning ceremony, April 11, 2019, in Valdosta, Ga. George Aigen was bestowed the highest honor in France: induction into the French Legion of Honor as a knight, or chevalier, for his actions during World War II. In April 1945,…

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High Desert Hangar Stories

Posted April 19, 2019 by Bob Alvis

When researching history, it’s often hard to not become emotionally involved when that history deals with the passing of a soldier. The life that is cut short is also a tale of family and friends, and how they came to cope with such a tragic loss in a world at war.

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WW2 remains coming home for burial

Posted April 19, 2019 by

Remains of four Tulare county Air Force men who died in the European theater during World War II are being returned aboard the U.S. Army Transport Lawrence Victory, the army announced today. Aboard the ship are the bodies of S/Sgt. Donald S. Coday, son of Harve E. Coday, 144 East Honolulu street, Lindsay; 1st Lt….

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Final Doolittle Raider’s tradition of honor, legacy of valor celebrated at memorial

Posted April 19, 2019 by Dan Hawkins

Air Force photograph by Tristin English Attendees bow their heads during the invocation at a memorial service for retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, April 18, 2019. Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, was the co-pilot on a B-25 Mitchell for then-Col. Jimmy Doolittle during the storied World…

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The Raiders remembered

Posted April 17, 2019 by Bob Alvis

Last week an airmen died, and with his passing so too comes the end of the journey of 80 men who, during World War II, did more to assure our victory and raise the spirits of citizens, during those dark days after Pearl Harbor, than any other event of that time.

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Memorial for final WWII Doolittle Raider scheduled for April 18

Posted April 15, 2019 by

Air Force graphic by 2nd Lt. Robert Guest Retired Lt. Col. Robert “Dick” E. Cole was a B-25 Mitchell bomber copilot and survivor of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during World War II. Cole, who was the final surviving Doolittle Raider, passed away April 9, 2019, in San Antonio. A memorial service to celebrate the…

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Lt. Col. Dick Cole, last surviving Doolittle Raider, passes away at age 103

Posted April 10, 2019 by Master Sgt. Andrew Stephens

Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole, the last survivor of the “Doolittle Raid,” died April 9, in San Antonio.

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Family of fallen hero presented with Distinguished Service Cross

Posted April 10, 2019 by Paul Boyce

Courtesy photograph U.S. Army Sgt. Stevon Booker, shown in this undated family photo, was killed in action in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Booker was awarded (posthumously) the Distinguished Service Cross – the nation’s second highest award for valor – for his 2003 heroism in Pittsburgh, April 5. Hundreds of 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers, Army veterans, Pittsburgh-area…

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Team Edwards enjoy coffee with local veterans

Posted April 5, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Danny Bazzell Staff Sgt. Laronald Poston, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Col. Gwendolyn Foster, 412th Medical Group commander, Lt. Col. Matthew Keysor, 412th MDG chief of medical staff, Master Sgt. Nicholas Scott, 412th Medical Support Squadron, and Juan Blanco, Coffee4Vets president, pose for a photo at a Coffee4Vets event in Lancaster, Calif.,…

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Partnerships lay foundation for a vet’s new home

Posted April 5, 2019 by Alisha Semchuck

Photograph by Alisha Semchuck John Wartinger (left), a Veteran Services Specialist with Homes4Families, and Tom Hilzendeger (right), president and founder of Vets4Veterans, were both on hand for the Homes4Families event March 26. Sometimes it takes a village to lift a veteran’s family up from the depths of poverty, or at least the joint efforts of…

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