Friday, December 14, 2018

Celebrating our Heros

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans who served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces.    It was created to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.   Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Our troops have fought in major conflicts, including World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the Iraq and Afghan Wars. They fought in smaller actions around the world, such as Somalia, Bosnia, and Grenada. They deserve our thanks on Veterans Day and on every day of the year.

“On Veterans Day, put out your flags, cheer the marchers at parades, and go to tributes.  But when you wake up the next day… remember that it’s still Veterans Day for our veterans — and it will be every day of their lives.”                           — Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

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Math C. Frachiseur

Army Air Corp

WWII

J. Wallace Bunyard

Merchant Marines

WWII-Korea

William Elory Sharp

US Navy Medical Corp

WWII

Oren J. Lindly

US Army Paratrooper

Vietnam

David E. Frachiseur

US Army

Vietnam

Jay W. Lindly, Jr.

US Marines

Currently in Combat Training

Alvie Evans

US Army

Vietnam

John Oliver

US Army

Vietnam

Gerald T Ernest

US Navy 1940-1960

Chief Yeoman

Tom Ernest

US Navy OM2 1967-1971

Submarine Squadron 16

John Ernest

US Marine Corps 1991-1995

Lance Corporal.

Rodney Young

US Army 1969-2007

Command Sergeant Major

Charles Loftin

US Army - 20 years of service

Major

Joe Compagna

US Air Force 1952-1972

Master Sergeant

Mike Walker

US Navy 1946-1968

LTJG

Grady Finney

US Army 1968-1969

Sergeant

Doyle Johnson

US Army 1942-1945

WWII

Walter Lenard Smith (Center)

US Army

Korea

Joe Lovell

US Army 1965-1967

Medic

SSG Thomas McDonald

Hershel Janes

US Army 1969-1971

Vietnam

Claude T. Dorsey

US Army

WWI Two Purple Hearts

Lyde B. Williams. Sr.

US Army

WWII

James F. Williams

US Army

Vietnam

Roger Tolison

US Marine Corps

Vietnam

Tony Spigner

US Navy 1948-1952

RM3

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