WWII Veteran Frank DeVita

WWII Veteran Frank DaVita joined the Coast Guard to serve our country. He ended up as a ramp operator on a Higgins Boat landing craft on the first wave of soldiers landing at Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day.

WWII Veteran Richard Rohleder

Kansas farmboy and WWII Veteran, Richard Rohleder, recently traveled back to the Netherlands for the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

Healing Our Wounded Veterans: Grady T. Birdsong and Colonel Bob Fischer

We must help heal our soldiers who are returning home from combat! Marines Col. Bob Fischer and Grady Birdsong share how “a miracle created by a diverse group of individuals is ‘fixing broken brains’…of veterans who suffer daily in silence and confusion, oftentimes alone.”

WW II Veteran: Dr. Ken Isaacs

WW II Veteran, Dr. Ken Isaacs, will turn 100 in 2020. Dr. Isaacs served in dual roles in WWII, one as a rifleman and two doing administrative work behind the lines.

WWII Veteran Clifford Frye

Clifford Frye joined the Navy in 1943. As a mid-western kid on ships in the Pacific Ocean, he had quite a time with sea sickness. Therefore, the Navy kept moving him to bigger and bigger ships.

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.