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Through the eyes of a veteran

Through the eyes of a veteran

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Capt. Gordon Garrett served during the Cuban missile crisis By Diana Colson ¬† ¬†Gordon Garrett was a Captain in the Air Force during the Cuban missile crisis. He served from 1960 to 1963, most of that time at Eglin Air Force Base located in the Florida Panhandle¬≠. This was the base which served as the […]

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Through the eyes of a Veteran

Through the eyes of a Veteran

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  Walter Hamer was born in 1932 in Puerto Cortes in the Republic of Honduras. His mother was American, but his father was British, and so, according to the laws of the time, he became a British subject. This fact influenced his later career in the United States Air Force.  Walter’s dad was […]

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The Greatest Generation: Through the Eyes of One Veteran

The Greatest Generation: Through the Eyes of One Veteran

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Ed Brown was born in 1925 and raised in New York City. Upon graduating from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1944, he volunteered for induction into the U.S. Army and eventually was assigned to the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations, initially to Patton's Third Army. Following […]

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