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Kevin Curtis, PGR Supporting all who served

On a cold January, Kevin Curtis was born in Fitzsimons Army Hospital - known as Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC) in Aurora, Colorado, USA. The facility opened in 1918 after World I and closed in...

 

Honoring the Four Chaplains

On Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains – Father John P. Washington, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and the Revs. George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling – gave up their life jackets on a sinking Army...

 

Keith Baker A Veteran Story

Keith Baker was born in Kimball Nebraska to    Charles and Ruth Baker in 1962. He would grow up in the Albin, Wyoming area, attending schools in the area. Baker would graduate from Albin High...

 

"taps.." A Veteran Story

Many have heard it, and for many, it is a emotionally choking moment, with tears that will silently fall, as the tune is played. Understanding it's origin, and why it is played goes to the heart of...

 

The Military Challenge Coin A Veteran's Story

The Origin of Military Challenge Coins The most commonly held view is that the tradition of the military coin began in the United States Army Air Service (a forerunner of the current United States Air...

 

Layne Ring A Veteran Story

A1C (E-3) Layne Ring on a recent trip home to visit his mother, and his family, before heading to his new base in Japan. Ring was born in Kimball Nebraska on January 17, 1994 to Tricia Ring, but resid...

 

Christmas in the Trenches A Veteran Story

During every war since the civil war, our troops have been deployed or served on Christmas Day. In the history of the Civil War, Christmas was not forgotten. Soldiers would sing Christmas songs and...

 

Joshua Davis A Veteran's Story

While Joshua Davis was born in Tulare, California December 4 1975, he does not claim to be a Californian. He spent his early years up to five years of age in California with his parents: Earl Davis,...

 

Helping Veterans

Part of the call to the military is a call to serve. This is a way of life that stays with so many of the military veterans and their families. It is also a strong part of the American Legion. The...

 

Red, White, Blue A Country's Story

Red, White and Blue! These colors we have all seen, raised our eyes to, and stood with pride saluting her. This is the American Flag. Through her history she has seen pride in the men and women who carry her, to the anger when someone disgraces her,...

 

Brian Higgins A Veteran's Story

East coast born and raised Brian Higgins, son of John and Mildred Higgins, has made his move to Wyoming. Higgins grew up in the nice little town of Bristol, Maine. He graduated from Lincoln Academy,...

 

Veterans Day A Military Story

Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are...

 

Deanna Hurless A Veteran Story

Deanna Hurless was born July 19, 1960 in LaGrande Oregon to Laren and MaryAnn Hurless. Hurless would grow up in Oregon and graduated from Cascade Union High School, Turner Oregon in May 1978. Serving...

 

United States Navy A Military Story

The year was 1775,. The Second Continental Congress of the United States passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. At this time the Continental Navy consisted of converted merchantmen...

 

Michael Hobbs A Veteran Story

Life started out in Laramie, WY where Michael Hobbs was born to Michael Glenn Hobbs and Sylvia Karen Hobbs. During his childhood he would move to Alliance, Nebraska. Hobbs would graduate from Alliance...

 

Ricky "Rick" Ramos A Veteran Story

Ricky "Rick" Ramos was born at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas on May 18, 1968 to Manuel E., and Merry Ramos. Ramos would graduate from Belle Plaine High School, Belle Plaine, Ks in 1987. While some...

 

A Veteran Mother's Story

My father before me was a United States Air Force veteran. He served over twenty years. My time as a United States Air Force veteran was much shorter. Then came my husband, Jim, who retired at almost...

 

Gary Ray Hobbs A Veteran Story

Gary Ray Hobbs was born in Wheatland Wyoming August of 1963, to Larry and Carrie Hobbs. My Mother passed away suddenly in November of last year. (2 Older Sisters) Trina Miller of Wheatland and Evelyn...

 

American Legion Auxiliary Juniors

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is a community of volunteers serving veterans, military, and their families. Our members also support the mission of The American Legion in improving the quality...

 

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 delivers school supplies

In keeping an eight year tradition, the members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60, Pine Bluffs have gathered school supplies and delivered them to the Pine Bluffs Elementary School. "We do...

 

Helping Veterans "Veterans' Rock"

Not all who help Veterans are Veterans...but there is a strong tie there. Thus, we have the new "Veterans' Rock". Members of Veterans Voluntary Services have joined together and formed the new...

 

Lori J. Apala Gaffaney A Veterans Story

Though Lori J. Apala was born in California, she would not stay a "native" to that state. Apala would find her way heading towards her Chickasaw heritage and the midwest. Apala was born in 1960 in...

 

John Hobble A Veterans Story

John Hobble was born to John and Geraldine Hobble, Liberal, Kansas, on November 26, 1952. He was raised in Witchita, Kansas. Hobble graduated from North High School in 1970. After high school Hobble...

 

Purple Heart Day August 7

On August 7, 1782, General George Washington - then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army - established the Purple Heart award, originally designated as the Badge of Military Merit.  The...

 

Trail Days Cowboy Church

David Shumpert was a cowboy, rancher and more. About six years ago, while on the mountain feeling frustrated, and tired, he asked God "What do you want me to do Lord?" His answer came solid and firmly...

 

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