Author’s Note: The below story happened during the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” and has been considered by many the start of the Vietnam War.
A cloth banner hangs in Bonnie Schreiner’s home. It is white with a red border and gold star. The simple design is completed with her son’s name and branch of service, the U.S. Marine Corps. Known as the Gold Star Banner, this simple flag honors the ultimate sacrifice Stephen John Wilson mad…
Local World War II veteran, James "Hoppy" Hopkins, was captured in a picture which is now displayed at the WWII National Museum of the Marine Corp in Quantico, Virginia. The picture was taken in 1944 and not discovered until 1987 by one of his daughters, purely by accident.
A world-wide epidemic caused by influenza viruses led to between 50 and 100 million deaths in 1918 and 1919 (as much as one in every 18 people). Because neutral Spain was not censoring news, it became associated with Spain, but its origins are more likely to be the U.S. or France.
In the first part of December 1965, we left Subic Bay and headed north. It was time for our quarterly readiness exercise. This exercise involved loading strike aircraft, pilots manning their planes and positioning planes on the flight deck just as though they were about to fly off on a strik…
I was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 before being honorably discharged. We were always doing search-and-destroy village sweeps. It required us to search through the village for the enemy and destroy anything that the enemy could use.
On Dec. 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, I was 15 years of age. During the summer of 1944, I turned 18 and received a letter from President Harry S. Truman that said “Greetings.”
Beginning the week of Oct. 8, veteran walk-in day at the Douglas County Veterans Service office will change to 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Since Iraq veteran Rusty Lininger started Source One Serenity in 2016, the nonprofit has been helping veterans with post traumatic stress disorder and disabilities through fly fishing.