Saturday, November 28, 2015
Posts tagged with "Veteran"
64 years later: 101st Vet got to eat the meal that was stolen at Bastogne
Nov 11, 2015
With food being scarce during the Siege of Bastogne the defenders of the battered bastion instinctively searched for alternatives to fill their aching stomachs. ...
The oldest Commando of WWII? 73 year old Walter Cowan of course, oh, he was also in WWI
Nov 11, 2015
When fifteen year old Walter Henry Cowan became a Royal Navy trainee in 1884, Great Britain was the dominant naval force in the world....
Farm experience – Russellville veteran discusses Cold War era service experimental program
Nov 2, 2015
By Jeremy P. AmickWhen Ronald “Rick” Price enlisted in the Army in the early 1960s, he predicted his military career might land him in...
‘It made me a wiser person’ Marine Corps veteran discusses lessons from service during Vietnam War
Oct 28, 2015
By Jeremy P. ÄmickWhile attending Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., in the fall of 1965, Ron Saucier and a group of friends decided...
‘All part of my duty’ – California, Mo., veteran served aboard USS Lexington during WWII
Oct 26, 2015
By Jeremy P. AmickDuring the Second World War, their emerged many interesting stories from the annals of naval history, which demonstrate the remarkable performance...
Memories recovered – Memories of WWI veteran unearthed at Jefferson City antique store
Oct 21, 2015
By Jeremy P. ÄmickMilitary history can be uncovered in the most unexpected locations, as demonstrated by a recent visit to a Jefferson City antique...
‘A job to do’ – Army veteran discusses WWII service in North Africa and Italy
Oct 12, 2015
By Jeremy P. AmickWhen Forest Clark began working at the former Tweedie Footwear Corporation in Jefferson City, Mo., in December 1941, the United States’...
96 year old veteran gets the chance to fly
Sep 10, 2015
A 96 year old war World War Two veteran from Birmingham in the north of England is being allowed to pilot a plane as...
‘Pursuit of peril’ Westphalia, Mo., veteran served in five campaigns, gassed during World War I
Aug 19, 2015
By Jeremy P. AmickAccording to Jefferson City, Mo., resident Roman Borgmeyer, while growing up, his father shared with him a story about an unexpected...
World War Two veteran fights back against thugs
Jul 2, 2015
A World War Two veteran has saved his own life when he had to fight off two burglars who tried to rob his house.Kenneth...
5ft 4in WWII veteran, 88, fights off two knife-wielding burglars and says: ‘I could have done them a lot more damage
Jun 25, 2015
A diminutive Second World War veteran saw off two burglars with a single punch after one of them brandished a knife and demanded cash. Pensioner...
Sad news: Spitfire pilot attacked & dies in NHS hospital, owners of renovated Spitfire offer flypast for funeral
Jun 19, 2015
Looking dapper in his leather flying jacket, this is Kenneth Tyrer as a teenage fighter pilot. He bravely flew missions in Spitfires and Hurricanes during...
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