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Operation Stand Your Back – Veteran
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Operation Stand Your Back – Veteran

Retired Disabled Vietnam vet and National Guard retiree’s house goes into foreclosure 1-15-15. After 3 surgeries in 2014 alone, following several others over the years,  Mid Missouri resident, Bob and Sandy Sneller’s home is schedules for foreclosure by mid month.  Mr. Sneller’s wife, Sandy, has had two bouts of cancer, numerous other medical problems. […]

Serving a four-year enlistment in the Air Force, Jerry Hobbs affirms the lessons learned during his military career have helped him instill a spirit of excellence among staff and students in the Russellville (Mo.) School District.  Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick
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‘A single purpose’ Veteran applies Air Force lessons in educational setting

By Jeremy P. Amick Striving toward a single purpose is an important component of the educational experience, according to Jerry Hobbs, superintendent of the Russellville (Mo.) School District; and is a conviction he has carried with him since his time in the United States Air Force. While reflecting on his […]

Bernard Jordan who absconded from care home for D-Day commemorations dies at 90
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Bernard Jordan who absconded from care home for D-Day commemorations dies at 90

A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France has died. Bernard Jordan sparked a police search when he left the care home in Hove to join fellow veterans last June. The 90-year-old former navy officer died in hospital […]

Bud Redel, right, receives a Purple Heart Medal in 1951 while recovering in a naval hospital in Japan. Courtesy of Bud Redel
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‘A chilling experience’ Veteran describes service as Marine during the Korean War

By Jeremy P. Ämick The focus on individual education may have increased in recent decades, but many local residents grew up in a time when helping one’s family was considered a primary responsibility. “I didn’t go to high school,” said “Buddy” Redel, 84, a resident of Heisinger Bluffs Senior Living […]

Alton, Ill., resident Dan Amick served with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines in Vietnam. During his 13 months in country, he worked in fire direction control with artillery batteries. Courtesy of Jeremy P. Ämick
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‘Willing to fight for it’ Veteran discusses artillery service as Marine during the Vietnam War

  By Jeremy P. Ämick Donley “Dan” Amick recognizes that although the Vietnam War is often viewed as an unpopular conflict, his personal decision to join the military during this tumultuous period was motivated by a desire to serve the nation he loves. “I thought that we had a good […]

A 20-year-old Bill McAnany while home on leave in 1941. Courtesy of Bill McAnany
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A life shaped by war – Local veteran reflects on Pearl Harbor and 20-year naval career

By Jeremy P. Amick During a recent interview, while basked in the glow of the sunroom of his Jefferson City, Mo., home, Bill McAnany shared the story of his participation in some of the most harrowing events that unfolded during World War II. Taking the occasional pause, the Pearl Harbor […]

Russellville, Mo., veteran Don Steck enlisted in the Navy in 1968, believing his draft notice would soon arrive. He later spent time on a ship patrolling the coastal waters near Vietnam. Courtesy of Jeremy P. Ämick
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Veteran describes service in the Navy during Vietnam War ‘It was a different time’

Veteran describes service in the Navy during Vietnam War By Jeremy P. Amick The late 1960s was distressing for many young men preparing to leave high school; it was time when the net of the Vietnam draft hung above their heads,  threatening to thrust them into the middle of an […]

Richard Blyth pays a tribute to his fellow colleagues whom he lost in the war of Walcheren during Second World War:
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Richard Blyth pays a tribute to his fellow colleagues whom he lost in the war of Walcheren during Second World War:

88 years old veteran soldier Richard Blyth talks about his experiences of allied invasion of Holland. There he was a part of the Combined Operation at Scheldt Estuary which was operated to release the port of Antwerp from the Germans. This battles was fought in the year 1944 to remove […]

WHO-Tube: Veteran flies Spitfire for first time since WWII
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WHO-Tube: Veteran flies Spitfire for first time since WWII

He’s 91-years-old and was last in a Spitfire when it came down behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Jimmy Taylor flew with 16 Squadron as a strategic reconnissance pilot but in 1944 he was captured by the Gestapo. 69-years later and he’s been at Goodwood aerodrome in West […]

Eric Geddes: Sole survivor of WWII RAAF aircrew wins fight to erase historic slur over Savo Island bloodbath
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Eric Geddes: Sole survivor of WWII RAAF aircrew wins fight to erase historic slur over Savo Island bloodbath

An Australian World War II veteran’s long campaign to clear a slur against his air crew is finally over, after United States Navy historians sent him a letter clearing him of not alerting the Americans that Japanese ships were heading towards Solomon Islands. Last year, 7.30 told the story of […]