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Veteran Dorothy E. Holloway

Dorothy and Cecil Holloway were a married couple before World War II began. Cecil was quite a pilot and had joined the Navy. His talent for airplanes was put to use quickly. He became an instructor...

 

Veteran Joan F. Hughes

By the time Joan Fowler-Hughes was 21 years old, she had graduated from high school as well as college. She was seriously involved with a man who was a college graduate as well as a pilot… and deployed to the theater of war in Europe. The man was...

 
 By Larry Nelson    Community    May 26, 2017

Sheriff James M. Nelson

National Law Enforcement Memorial Week brings serious thoughts to American citizens who remember the loss of those elected or charged to protect and serve. There are ceremonies all across the country with higher ranking officials talking about servic...

 
 By Larry Nelson    Community    May 19, 2017

Veteran William O. Graves

t was a round-about route to get into the military for William O. (Bill) Graves. At age 20 he was drafted by the Selective Service Board in Southern Illinois. He went to St. Louis, Missouri for the...

 
 By Larry Nelson    Community    May 5, 2017

Veteran Robert I. Palmer

Robert Palmer's dad made Robert promise to finish high school before he went into the Navy. The dad, a WWI sailor, knew that if his son went off to the Navy, he would never finish high school. Robert...

 

Veteran Thomas J. Roberts

Thomas J. Roberts (Tom) had graduated from High School in Burlington, Wisconsin in 1967. He was trying to learn the trade of being a printer and working with photography. He was working for the people who managed the Burlington newspaper and had...

 

Veteran Samual House

Samuel House (Sam) is from Tilden, Nebraska. Sam wanted to be in the U.S. Army. He had researched some items that might be in his future, including joining early. He learned that the National Guard...

 

Veteran Ernest Kahrs

Ernest Kahrs graduated from high school in Lodgepole in 1949. By that time, there were several branches of the military he could have joined. The U.S. Air Force had become an entity of its own; the U.S. Navy was hiring young folks; the Marines were...

 

Veteran Beverly J. Webb

In May 1964, Beverly Webb graduated from Sheridan, Wyoming High School. The following month, she enlisted in the United States Army. She knew that she wanted to get as much schooling in accounting as she could get. The Army offered her some great...

 

Veteran Karleta A. Wheat

Having a Grandfather who was a Seabee in WWII - who was a Prisoner of War - and a father who served in the US Marine Corps, Karleta A. Wheat (Karla) wanted to serve her Country. At this stage in her life, she was 28 years old, a married woman and...

 

Earl M. Foster

Registering for the Selective Service was mandatory in the 1940s. Once signed in, a young man was subject to being called up for service just about anytime armed forces were in need. When he reached eighteen, Earl Foster was all set to go into the...

 

Veteran History

A new wing at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming is called the Psycho-social Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP). In awareness of problems from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...

 

Lee R. Foster

Lee R. Foster had obtained a year of college at the University of Nebraska in the early 40s. He recalled that when the bombing at Pearl Harbor was going on, he was waiting tables at the women’s prison. His brother received a college scholarship...

 

Richard L. Sherard Chief Warrant Officer · USMC & US Army · 1981 – 2013

Richard Sherard joined the United States Marine Corps before graduating from high school in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He had relatives who had been in the US Army and in the USMC. His thought was that if he had to go to war, he wanted to get the best...

 

Floyd Watson, Jr.

F loyd Watson Jr. came from a family consisting of his parents and six children. The family lived in Durham, North Carolina. Floyd was an athlete in his high school years (football and track) and...

 

Thomas L. Potton Captain · US Air Force · 2004 to 2011

Thomas Potton, “Tom” grew up in a family of people with strong military backgrounds. He also loved to fly and had his private pilot’s license by the time he was 17 years old. He lived in Alaska since 1982. His father was a commercial pilot and...

 

Jmyle I. Koretz: Petty Officer 1st Class · US Navy · 2007-2011

Jmyle Koretz left high school at graduation time then moved about the country doing many jobs, getting training in several subjects, but seemingly not setting down any roots. At age twenty-three, he needed a job. He went one of many US Navy...

 

Dennis W. Joynt Petty Officer - 2nd Class - U.S. Navy 1968 -1974

A situation that happened in several homes in the late 1960’s… a person who has graduated from high school wants to set out on his/her own course in life…his/her parents have a different plan. Dennis Joynt completed a semester of college in...

 

William E. Simmons Lt. Commander - U.S. Navy - 1966-1987

Having a parent who had served in the US military (Navy) for over 30 years would have an influence on a young man. Upon graduation from high school, William Simmons (Bill) pretty much knew what he was going to be doing the next few years. He had...

 

Murice J. Schaefer Sergeant - WWII - Jan. 1945-Nov. 1946

The Selective Service System (Draft Board) in the Fleming, Colorado area was close to being aggressive in late 1944 and into 1945. Maurice J. Schaeffer turned eighteen in March 1944. Before the year was out he was drafted. The Draft Board allowed...

 

David M. McElwain Commander - U.S. Navy - 1989-2010

At age thirty-four, David McElwain was recruited into a Navy Reserve unit near Battle Creek, Michigan. A friend, who was already in the Reserve unit, knew of an opening and knew of just the right man...

 

Lee H. Maddox Sergeant - U.S. Army - 2001-2009

Lee H. Maddox had graduated from high school and had completed a year and a half of college. He wasn’t real confident that his studies were helping him get to where he wanted to be. He thought his situation over carefully. He was in Memphis, TN att...

 

Herbert J. Clark

VETERAN'S HISTORY PROJECT At about 20 years of age, Herbert Clark (Herb) was on a student deferment that enabled him and others to continue college studies. Each evening, the newscasts reported young men of his age being killed or wounded. Herb felt...

 

Daniel N. Rouse Lt. Colonel - U.S. Army

From his early childhood, Daniel Rouse (Dan) wanted to be a soldier. During elementary school classes, the question to the students was: "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Most of the kids' an...

 

Keith A. Hansen Master Chief - U.S. Navy - 1968-1990

In February 1968, Keith A. Hansen was still in high school when he enlisted in the US Navy. On the deferred enlistment program, one could pass the physical, take all the tests, and sign on the line. He/she was allowed to finish high school before...

 

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