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WWII Navy vet recalls ‘hell’ of discourage determined German pilots. Carlin was manning a 20mm gun at the time and he said the “I’ve got credit for three of them,” he said, referring to the number “I stayed in the 20mm gun for about 11 hours” during that attack, he said. Carlin paused for a moment, staring at the wall of his living room and possibly beyond, replaying the moment in his mind once again. “It was exciting as hell, I’ll tell you,” he continued. It was not exciting in the sense of fun, but exciting as in scary. “I’m talking about somebody trying to take something away from me and me trying to stop them,” he said. While in the Mediterranean Carlin lost a good friend, who grew up next door to him in Elizabeth City. The man was an Army Chris Day The Daily Advance - Navy veteran Glen Carlin, 93, discusses his experiences in World War II in the living room of his home on Friday, Oct. 18.

By Chris Day Multimedia Editor Despite the memories that have tormented Glen Carlin since his service in World War II, the Navy veteran says he’d volunteer again for the chance to serve his nation. “I’d lay my life down again and again for this country,” Carlin said. “My life, my god, my country.” Carlin, 93, was born and raised in Elizabeth City and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. His reason for enlisting was simple: the United States was involved in a war. “Nobody will ever know how much this country is worth till you get this close to losing it,” said Carlin, with his hand extended and Carlin attended Navy basic training in Bainbridge, Maryland, and completed additional gunner’s mate training at various Naval aboard the destroyer escort USS Forster, DE 334, he said. Aboard the Forster, Carlin took part in convoy escorts across the Atlantic and into the Mediterranean Sea. Much of his time was spent off the coast of North Africa, particularly Bizerte, at the northern tip of Tunisia. “Rommel had a whole lot to do with what was going on in Africa then,” Carlin said, referring to German Gen. Erwin Rommel, who led Adolf Hitler’s German Africa Corps. While underway, Carlin’s ship would lay smoke screens to prevent German U-boats from targeting the convoy vessels. While in parts of the Mediterranean, where the convoy faced the threat of German aircraft, the Navy would use cables to tether barrage balloons high above the ships. “That was a hell of a sight to see,” Carlin said. The barrage balloons and heavy cables suspended below were the convoy. Carlin recalled one incident when the balloons did not

“They cut him in two before he hit the ground,” Carlin said. “I grew up with him and his brother and sister next to me.” Carlin was next assigned to a 144-foot wooden-hull minesweeper “I spent many a day with my arm wrapped around a stanchion eating soup,” he said, of trying to hold on while eating. It was during this leg of his tour that perhaps Carlin witnessed his most haunting experience. Once while operating in a bay off Okinawa his vessel got caught in a typhoon that was packing 160 mph winds, he said. Two of his shipmates had climbed onto a large anchor buoy and were trying to tie it off to the ship to secure it from the storm. Before they could a heavy gust blew them overboard and into the wild seas. Carlin watched helplessly as the men were swept away, and their lifeless bodies were later found on shore, he said. right off and drowned them both,” he said. “There wasn’t nothing nobody could do about it.” He remembers the incident as if it happened yesterday. in the world,” he said. “It’s a hell of a feeling watching something like that and not be able to do something about it.” Carlin got out of the Navy in 1946 and eventually returned to Elizabeth City, where he served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves and spent a career as an electrical worker. Navy. While being interviewed for this story, Carlin sat comfortably in a plush recliner in the living room of his home. His wife, Cora, and their caretaker respectfully remained in another room while he recalled his experiences at war. Some of his stories they’ve heard before, others maybe not. Many years have passed since World War II and yet time has not helped Carlin to fully understand the loss and tragedy he endured. “I really can’t get all my wool together on it,” he said. “It doesn’t make much sense to me.”

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Marine vet’s Iraq experiences still follow him By Paul Nielsen The Daily Advance

Marine unit that saw heavy combat in such places as Mosul and Fallujah during those two deployments.

Two weeks after graduating from high school in 2003, Elizabeth City resident William Carlisle found himself at U.S. Marine

in Iraq people were legitimately trying to kill me,” Carlisle said. “Each deployment was much worse than the previous

It was just where Carlisle wanted to be, too. “As far back as I can remember, when I was 5 or 6, I knew I wanted to be in the military,” Carlisle said. “It was more or less like a calling and it was something I needed to do.’’ Over the next six years, Carlisle, a corporal, would be deployed to restore order after President George W. Bush pressured Jean Aristide to resign as president. Then came two combat tours in Iraq that included deployment in such hot spots as Mosul, Ramadi and Fallujah in 2005 and 2006. Those experiences still live with Carlisle, who was discharged at the end of 2009, to this day. After Aristide was forced into exile, civil unrest gripped the

(in Iraqi). We would go out and observe what is going on. If a

and the threat of being targeted by an improvised explosive attacks, especially from IEDs, became more sophisticated over time. Carlisle was knocked unconscious twice during combat operations. “I could tell these people were learning,” Carlisle said. “They were not savages, they were smart.” there was nothing they could do to stop it. The vehicle blew up. “The next thing I know I am looking up in the air and seeing the

“Those who were against Aristide and those who were for time I saw people getting hurt. It was a little bit of a shock.” But nothing would have prepared Carlisle for his next two deployments in 2005 and 2006 in Iraq. Carlisle was assigned to a

Another challenge the troops faced was working with Iraqi military units. One task for the U.S. military was training the


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insurgents opposed to the government. Carlisle said some of the Iraqi troops were unreliable, often falling asleep while on post. “They were not that good to work with,” Carlisle said. “They basically had a Boy Scouts level of experience. We tried our best to weed out the corruption, but there was still corruption. We couldn’t trust them, and not just for the corruption. They had so little training and they didn’t know what to do. We tried to help them, teach them to shoot.’’ Carlisle’s experiences from Iraq follow him today. He has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition to receiving medical care for his condition, Carlisle has a service dog named Luna that helps him with his condition. “The PTSD is pretty bad and I have a lot of anxiety,” Carlisle said. “(Luna) has been a big help. She lets me know when people are around me, particularly behind me. Having her, I don’t have to keep my head on a swivel all the time. When she is not with me, I am always back where my head is on a swivel.” Carlisle has recently been attending activities at the local Veterans of Foreign War post. He said he has enjoyed the experience of interacting with veterans, especially fellow


Marines. “They are pretty nice and there are a lot of people going through the same things I am going through,” Carlisle said. “Once you because you have gone through the same pains.’’ As Veterans Day approaches Carlisle said the government needs to do more to help veterans. He suggested that people working in the system need to have a better understanding why veterans need the help that they do. “The system is already overwhelmed,” Carlisle said. One thing he’d like to see is the VA paperwork process get faster. “I had this one phone lady call me and tell me they are going to take my meds away if I didn’t follow up with a doctor’s appointment. I told her, ‘you can’t take my meds.’ I wasn’t going to have that,” Carlisle recalled. Carlisle believes VA employees need to be more sensitive to veterans’ individual “She was just a phone lady, and she doesn’t have the right to talk to a veteran like that and making me think I was going to lose my meds. That would cause me harm,” he said. “They tell you that you have to do this and


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Mitchener: Stand up for what’s right, even in wartime learned later that the Army at pharmacist — I had earned my high school dropouts through a nine-month crash course to

remains and identifying dog limb resembling only a burnt

fered itching infections caused about Mitchener’s apparent insubordination. Mitchener said he gave the doctor directions

Delta. Submitted photo - John Mitchener served 19 months in the U.S. Army — from September 1967 to May 1969 — including a 15-month tour near Saigon, what was then the capital of South Vietnam.

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minutes later, Mitchener said he said. “Everyone hurt and about the incident. and meds to reduce the urge to scratch. Steroids — oral and pensed for parasitic infections.

door to the drug room and a bottles. ... The major listened, enough medicines. “They came to us because this utaries — a lot of parasitic in-

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One time, a Navy doctor, a captain, ordered Mitchener to give him medication. Mitchener said he refused, telling the doctor

called seeing a steady stream of

in for medicines that “Vietnam remembers that sentiment as particularly revealing about the “The country itself is pretty, but some bad stuff can happen in a heartbeat that you could Mitchener said he in fact had

recalled. “The doctor pointed to to the captain’s bars on his

Memories of his trip to the air base’s morgue linger to this day. “I escorted the corpse to the morgue at the air base for

about to give him those pills.


Submitted photo - While stationed as the Vietnam War, John Mitchener said he refused a Navy doctor's order to hand over medication, telling the doctor that the troops he was attending needed the pills more.

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Mitchener said the major never brought the subject up again.

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capital of South Vietnam. Mitchener said he settled into his tour of duty at the 218th

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EDENTON — A moment from John Mitchener’s tour of duty in Vietnam half-a-century ago

he believes is right all his life. Mitchener served 19 months in the U.S. Army — from September 1967 to May 1969 — including a 15-month tour as

see. Remains all stiff and so

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operate his family’s pharmacy and serve on both the Eden-

With Veterans Day just around on how his time in uniform and travel experiences have shaped his world view. Prior to being drafted at 26, Mitchener had toured Europe and the Middle East, where he studied at various think tanks sponsored at leading academic institutions. Mitchener said the lesson he came away with was that everyone, no matter what their differences, could get along.

However, it was misguided governments and backward thinking that was hampering human relations and even the ongoing pursuit of peace. “I learned that with poise and courage, competence and compassion we can handle the unexpected at home and abroad,” he said. “Misguided government and backward thinking must ever be critiqued. Then our service will be more

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Harty continues service with honor guard role By Kesha Williams Correspondent Even though Monica Harty retired from active duty in 2010 after a 23-year career in the U.S. Army, she still serves her country and its veterans through her work with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 Honor Guard. At least 80 times a year, Harty dons her uniform to help render military rites during funeral services for deceased area veterans. Harty said participating in the honor guard — about 20 local veterans participate — is a way for her to give back to the veterans who showed up for her family after her father, a military veteran, died. “My major reason for participating in the honor guard is based on the memory of what was done in my hometown years ago,” she at my father’s funeral. I wanted to give back to other families what was given to us. I’ve been participating in services for years.” on behalf of their family left her spellbound. Today, Harty is often the honor guard member who presents the stoic while others are overcome with emotion when she places country is what she and other honor guard participants try to do, she said. “People are honored that we participate in the service for their deceased loved ones. We are honored they asked,” Harty said. Most of the calls the VFW receives requesting an honor guard for a veteran's funeral come from local funeral homes. Others come from family members of the veteran. Each honor guard consists of between one and three veterans and each 10-minute presentation includes the folding of an American

said. longer, “ Harty said. “Some families might wonder if an honor guard is possible since their loved one only spent two years in the military. It’s all service. There’s no discrimination between the amount of time. As long as they completed their term and had no dishonorable discharge.” Kenneth Harty, Monica’s dad, was a veteran of the Korean War. Drafted at age 21, he entered the Army in 1952, just as the war was winding down and most U.S. soldiers were returning home. After a two-year stint in the military, Kenneth Harty returned to cille. Despite the short time he spent in the military, his experiences had an effect on his children. Not only did Monica end up enlisting in the Army after high school; her older brother, Matthew, also enlisted in the Navy. Harty said when she left her hometown to enlist in 1987, she only intended to serve two years. Her plan was to use her military bene“The December before my high school graduation I went down to military, serve a few years and move on. I was athletic and patriotic


Kesha Williams/Correspondent - Monica Harty, who retired from the U.S. Army after a 23-year career, is a participant in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060 Honor Guard. At least 80 times a year, Harty dons her uniform to help render military rites during funeral services for deceased area veterans.

didn’t have that kind of money to pay for four or more years.” Her military service allowed her to earn money for a college education that includes both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. At one point she took college classes at night while working full time in the military. Hardy recalls keeping busy during the early years of her career. Her job was completing the paperwork for enlisted men and women to exit the military. Her work also included completion of wills and powers of attorney for service people deployed overseas. She also handled paperwork for soldier court marshals and injuries from with line-of-duty accidents. 13 months in Afghanistan working as a combat engineer during South Carolina, Alaska, Georgia, Missouri, Colorado, New York

retired. Harty recalls feeling good being able to discuss with recruits, particularly female recruits, the advances the Army has made helping its soldiers prepare for lives outside the military. “I learned you can be a woman; you don’t have to be a tomboy. You can be feminine, a woman who chooses your job in any line of work,” she said. “The Army allows you to either work in the good work. I was a criminal justice major but got a taste of doing some legal work and combat engineering late in my career.” As she pondered her options after retirement, Harty decided to remain in North Carolina. Staying active in VFW Post 6060 allows her to maintain her military ties and serve others, she said.

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U.S. Marine Corps. “When I got my draft notice, I was already at Camp Pendleton for basic training,� Perry said. “I returned it unopened and wrote on the envelope in big letters, ‘CHANGE OF ADDRESS, USMC.’�

Perry, now 83, was born in the Okisko area of Pasquotank County and attended the Perquimans County Schools through eighth grade. When his mother married a man who lived in Delaware, they moved ished high school. He described Greenwood as “a hair bigger than Winfall.� Perry said there was never any question in his mind that he was going to join the military. “Those days you either got drafted or you joined,� he said. “It was expected of you. I came up during World War II and the Marines were always out in I decided that is where I wanted to be.� He joined on June 30, 1954 and, following his training, 81-mm mortar crew. “I shipped out for Japan on Jan.

1, 1955 from San Diego. They didn’t start pulling the Marines out of Korea until July 1955,� he said. Perry isn’t sure he ever stepped foot in Korea, but his service was enough qualify him for “I just did qualify under what they called ‘a police action,’� he said. “President Truman

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Submitted photo - Pete Perry (kneeling) poses with other members of his 81-mm mortar crew while they were stationed say about Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the U.S. commander there following the Japanese surrender after World War II.

didn’t want a war, it was called a police action.� Perry thinks he might have been “’They loaded us up from Kobe, Japan and sent us somewhere and unloaded us and we had to set up a perimeter, and then they pulled us out,� he said. He said he enjoyed his time in Japan, calling the people there friendly. “They were submissive to the

emperor,� he recalled. Perry still doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the U.S.’ military administrator in Japan after World War II, except that “he was a good administrator.� When Perry returned to the United States, he was stationed in New Jersey until he received his discharge notice. In his three years, he never advanced in rank. “I was what they call a profes-

sional private,� he said. After the Marines, Perry took a job with what was then the Virginia Electric Power Company — now known as Dominion Virginia Power. He work for the energy provider for 29 years and six months. Perry said he enjoyed his time in uniform. “Every bit of it,� he said. “I personally think every young man should serve in the military services for at least two years.

I think it would do everybody good.� Perry’s son, Scott, followed in his footsteps, joining the Marines and serving for four years. “He wasn’t a professional private, he got out as a corporal,� Perry said. His daughter Gwendolyn also married a Marine. Perry decries the U.S.’ current entanglement in what he described as “wars that never end.� “You can start with Congress,� he said. ‘They have the responsibility to declare war and the Congress has never done it. They have ceded their power to the presidents, both Republican and Democrat.� Perry also believes something has changed in how the U.S. government now approaches warfare. “The Marines taught me to ride to the sound of guns. If you are said. “There is only one rule of engagement, one rule: win. Win, don’t lose.�

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Military service prepared Schranz for leadership in emergency room By Reggie Ponder Staff Writer

Submitted photo - Dr. Craig Schranz, medical director of emergency medicine at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, served in and emergency medicine physician, helping care for U.S. soldiers wounded during the Iraq War.

Dr. Craig Schranz, medical director of emergency medicine at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, sees a lot of challenging situations in the emergency room. But having helped care for people wounded in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and supervised emergency medical care in the midst of insurgent mortar attacks in the Iraq War, he’s prepared to meet those challenges head-on. Schranz joined the military when he was just 17 years old. He served in the U.S. Navy as cy medicine physician before

transitioning into his civilian role, where he applies the things he learned in the military to ongoing challenge of managing emergency medical care. Schranz learned about ROTC while growing up in a suburb of New York City and attended Cornell University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. After his graduation from Cornell the Navy also provided a scholarship to study medicine at Georgetown University. Since completing 13 years active duty Schranz has spent six years in the Naval reserve. He remains a reservist as he pursues his civilian career in medicine. Schranz was at Bethesda Naval

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Navy vet Simons continued service at shipyard, through Legion By Chris Day Multimedia Editor Bruce Simons was stationed in a remote outpost in Alaska during the Vietnam War. That didn’t mean he never saw service in Southeast Asia. Simons, who is American Legion Post 84 adjutant, enlisted in the U.S. Navy right out of school. “In 1968 when I graduated high school, Vietnam was at its height,” he said, adding his father had served in the Navy. After successfully completing a series of recruiting tests the Navy offered him a job as a communications technician. He attended basic training at the Navy’s Great Lakes training facility north of Chicago and attended CT school in Pensacola, Florida. Adak is a small island about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. It is part of the Andreanof Islands group of the Aleutian Islands chain. While in Adak, Simons spent temporary duty assignments to Vietnam as part of his job as a Navy CT. Before exiting the Navy a few years later, Simons served a spell at the Naval Security Group Activity Northwest in Chesapeake, Virginia. That is how he found his way to northeastern North Carolina, where he settled down and started a family. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Simons worked several jobs while attending College of The Albemarle. “I graduated from COA with a double degree,” he said, one in technical business and the other in liberal arts. He went to work for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where he began as a shipboard mechanic and worked his way up to project supervisor. He retired from the shipyard after 32 years. Although he left active duty in the early 1970s, Simons says because of his decades-long civilian career he feels like he never left the Navy. “Well, I’ve never been away from it,” he said. “I was actually more connected to the Navy when I worked for the Navy than when I was in the Navy.” “I have some really good friends in the Navy that I keep in touch

with,” he said, of Navy members he met at his former civilian job. Today, Simons is active in the American Legion and also is a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, another veterans support organization. It was years after he left the Navy that he joined the American Legion. While visiting the Downtown Waterfront Market in May 2007 Simons met members of Post 84, who were hosting an information booth. He enjoyed meeting other veterans and liked what he heard about the group's work. “I signed up and I’ve been there ever since,” he said. What’s most important to Simons about his involvement with the American Legion is the “work that we’ve done to help our veterans in the area,” he said. Simons said he’s part of a group of other local veterans who when tered they’ll replace it with a new one. “Of course we ask permission,” he said. Simons said he would like to see the American Legion and other veterans organizations do more to promote the work they do for veterans. “I don’t think we advertise enough what we do as service organizations,” he said. In the last year about six new veterans joined Post 84, and a couple of them are fairly young, he said.

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BUSH Laura Rae U.S. Navy E-6 1983 – 2008

BUTLER Danial C. U.S. Marine Corps Private 1st Class

BYRUM Wayne U.S. Army Sergeant 3 years

BYRUM R.W. U.S. Army Sergeant Served 3 years

CALLAWAY Holt F., Jr. USAF A 1/C 1953 – 1957

CAFFREY David S. U.S. Army Vietnam

CAFFREY David S., Jr. U.S. Navy Commander 27 years

CAPLINGER Mark U.S. Navy E6 1980-1986

BAILEY Derrick W. U.S. Army E4 6 years

BAILEY Edmond A. U.S. Navy E3 2 years

BAILEY Gerald A. U.S. Army E7 20 years

BANKS Kelvin U.S. Army

BANKS Lester U.S. Army



BALF David R.

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DAVIS Larry U.S. Navy E4 4 years

DUQUETTE ETHERIDGE Philip D. William E. U.S. Navy U.S. Army Lieutenant Commander Sergeant 1975 – 2002 4 years

ETHERIDGE Sierra U.S .Army SPC 9 years

FURGERSON William U.S. Army SCF 27 Active & Reserves

FEREBEE Theoris R., Jr. U.S. Army SSGT 1992-2001

GIBSON Greg U.S. Marines E4 4 years

GIBSON Lee Otis U.S. Marines E3 2 years

GILBERT Everett U.S. Navy E6 20 years

GREEN Warren U.S. Navy E3 1956-1960

GREGORY Teddie A. U.S. Marines CWO5 30 years

GRILLS George W., Jr. U.S. Army E5 1965-1968

GRILLS George W., U.S. Army TEC5, 1945-1947

HARRIS Kris A. U.S. Army/Marines E7 21 years

HASSELL Ernest U.S. Army E5 9 years

HORTON Jack O. U.S. Army 1950-1952

HORTON J. Don USCG 1950-1953 USMM 1955-1959

HORTON William L., Jr. U.S. Merchant Marine 1941-1942

HORTON Doris Jean U.S. Merchant Marine 1942

HORTON Sadie O. U.S. Merchant Marine 1941-1949

HORTON William Lee WW1 U.S. Army 1917-1918

IRWIN Nestler Infantry – WW II CPL 3 years

JENNINGS George R. U.S. Army - CPL 1951-1953 Pusan, South Korea

JOHNSON Clinton U.S. Army E7 27 years

JONES Jeffrey M. U.S. Navy E8 27 years

JONES Oliver, Sr. U.S. Navy STM

JONES Warren R. U.S. Navy E6 20 years

MCCULLOUGH Cheri E. Tolson U.S. Navy Reserve 20 years

MITCHELL Charles L. U.S. Army E7 28 years

MOODY Danial C. U.S. Army Vietnam 1964-1970

MOODY William J. U.S. Navy Vietnam 1963-1966

MORGAN Irvin Thomas U.S. Army PFC 1943-1946

MORGAN William U.S. Navy E4-HT3 US 4 years

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O'NEAL OVERTON Richard C., Sr. Dennis U.S. Army,USCoastGuard U.S. Army PFC, SR Airborne Infantry 6 years 1973-1976


PARKER Melvin U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. 3 years

PARKS Arlon U.S. Navy

SAVAGE Shelton U.S. Army E6 13 years

SAWYER Thomas M., Sr. U.S. Army 2 years


THARPS Angela B.


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THARPS Morris (Morrie) U.S. Navy LTCR 1965-1988

PILES Andree W. U.S. Navy E5 15 years

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WARD Jack K. U.S. Navy CPO 1963 - 1983

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WATSON George J. U.S. Coast Guard AECM 26 years

ROBERSON Percy Master Sgt. 22 years

ROBERTS Robert J. “Bob” US. Navy Seaman 1st Class 3 years

ROBINSON Winnie J. A/2C 1951-52

SNIDER TANNER SMITHSON Denton E. Fred Ulyss “Smitty” U.S. Navy U.S. Army, E9 U.S. Army Command Master Chief U.S. Coast Guard, Corporal 23 years 1960-64, 1964-94 1944-1953

THOMAS Willie L. MSgt. 20 years

VOGEL Lucille U.S. Navy E-5 1973 – 1976

TODD Roy C. U.S. Army

TOLSON Robert M. U.S. Navy E6 30 years


WHITE Ernest Bertise U.S. Army Pvt.

WILLIAMS Roland U.S. Navy 1st Class Boiler Maker

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SANDERS Lalani P. U.S. Army 2014 – Present

TEACHEY Danny SR Airman 3 years

TOLSON Shawn D. U.S. Coast Guard W3 Currently serving

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