After a courageous battle Robert passed away in the line of duty, while protecting the United States Borders on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009. Robert was born and raised in Imperial Valley and graduated from Central Union High School and Imperial Valley College with an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. His dream from a very […]

M/Sgt. Kouma, a tank commander in Company A, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. His unit was engaged in supporting infantry elements on the Naktong River front. Near midnight on 31 August, a hostile force estimated […]

Aiden Wilson Tozer was born April 21, 1897, on a small farm among the spiny ridges of Western Pennsylvania. Within a few short years, Tozer, as he preferred to be called, would earn the reputation and title of a “20th-century prophet.” Able to express his thoughts in a simple but forceful manner, Tozer combined the […]

Sergeant Major Daniel “Dan” Joseph Daly was once acclaimed by MajGen John A. Lejeune, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, as “the outstanding Marine of all time.” MajGen Smedley D. Butler called him “The fightinest Marine I ever knew,” and wrote that “it was an object lesson to have served with “him.” This kind of […]

Jones began his naval career by hoisting with his own hands, 3 December 1775 [he helped fit out Alfred in November 1775], our first national flag (the Grand Union flag) — the first time it was ever hoisted — on board the first ship of the Continental Navy, the Alfred, lying off Philadelphia in the […]

Bruce McCandless II was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 8, 1937, and attended high school in Long Beach, California. After graduating from high school, he went on to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958 with a bachelor of science degree. Following his graduation from […]

Herbert Kailieha Pililaʻau (October 10, 1928 – September 17, 1951) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. A Native Hawaiian who was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, he was drafted into the […]

MAJOR GENERAL CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT (With honorary grade of Lieutenant General) Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault was a World War II leader of the famed Flying Tigers in China, for whom Chennault Air Force Base, Lake Charles, La., is named. He was born in Commerce, Texas, 1890; died New Orleans, Louisiana, July 27, 1958. Claire […]

Thomas, Dave (2 July 1932-8 Jan. 2002), restaurateur and philanthropist, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the son of an unwed mother. He was adopted at the age of six weeks by Rex Thomas, a construction worker, and Auleva Sinclair of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He never met his birth parents, and his adoptive mother died […]

OSCM Zachary Williams enlisted in the Navy in August of 1986 and immediately reported to recruit training at RTC Orlando, FL. Following completion of recruit training, Williams reported to Operation Specialist “A” School at Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA, and graduated in June of 1987. In July 1987, Williams checked […]