Brad Hoopes, Author of Reflections of Our Gentle Warriors

Brad Hoopes has been capturing and sharing stories of our veterans so that you and I can live as free people and will Remember and Honor their sacrifices. Brad has interviewed over 500 of our veterans including about 350 WWII Veterans.

Loran Smith, Vietnam

Brooklyn-born Loran Smith joined the Air Force in 1952. He spent time in the South as a Tuskegee Airman before the Civil Rights movement and later flew hundreds of combat missions in Vietnam. 

Russell Pickett, D-Day

Russel Pickett was in the infantry. He was also in the first wave of soldiers to land at Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Ken “Scooter” Barclay, 27th Infantry

Retired Lt. Col. Ken “Scooter” Barclay was a member of the 27th Infantry Division. He fought in the Battle of Makin, the Battle of Saipan and the Battle of Okinawa.