Major Zachariah Fike has dedicated his post-service life to returning lost medals to families of the fallen. Read his inspiring story in this article from the BBC.
The two risked their lives to land the EA-18G safely at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Both were awarded the AIR MEDAL.
Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Floyd Carter, Sr. served in three wars. Read his story in this article from AIR FORCE TIMES.
A Staff Sergeant was awarded the Soldier's Medal for risking his life to save victims of the wreck. Read more in this article from MILITARY.COM.
Learn where the flag came from, and about the junior Navy officer who "borrowed" it for the purpose. There are some great historic photos in this Marine Times ARTICLE.
Navy Lieutenant Jim Downing loved talking with school kids. See his photo and read his story HERE.
Then-First Lieutenant Fred Abrams flew a 1968 mission believed to be unique in Air Force history, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Read the full story HERE.
Sylvan Vigness, then a Signalman Third Class, was hit by shrapnel during a kamikaze attack, blinding him in one eye. Read about his service and RECOGNITION.
Retired Major Ferman Miller, age 99, still has vivid memories of his bombing missions in Europe, telling junior officers "It wasn't fun." Read about his experiences at this LINK.
Master Sgt. Catherine G. Murray was 100 years old. Read about her CAREER.
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Educate national leaders and the nation * Support the men and women of the sea services
Provide assistance to sea service families * Support youth programs
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