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Donald Gerald Knight

Donald Gerald Knight, grew up in Medford and enlisted into the Navy when he was 17. He completed Basic Training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego then headed to Norfolk, VA for Radar School in 1959. He was assigned to the USS Chilton when he graduated. The Chilton was an attack transporter. He […]

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Colonel Carl E. "Gene" Williams

Colonel Carl E. “Gene” Williams

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” My father never served overseas, but he dedicated his entire working career to the United States Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. He joined the United States Army Reserve in 1949 at the age of 21 […]

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Edward James Davis

Edward James Davis was born January 30, 1944 in Riverside, CA and died July 30, 2014 at his home in Placentia, CA. He was an active duty Marine from 1964 to 1968, serving two tours in Vietnam with the VMF-235 (Death Angels) Fighter Attack Squadron and the VMF-232 (Red Devils). Both squadrons were based out […]

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Joseph Janusz

1921-1976 Joseph Janusz, son of Polish immigrants, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps before the start of WWII, where he served in the Pacific. He then became a helicopter pilot and served in Korea and Vietnam. Joe retired as Master Sergeant in 1967. He traveled the world, playing golf. When not traveling he enjoyed […]

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In Memory of Victoria Unutoa

Victoria “Toria” Unutoa

SGT Unutoa, Victoria “Toria” Unutoa, July 26, 1985 – July 17, 2007, a week short of her 22 birthday. Niece of Robert “Bob” White and Victoria “Torie” Unutoa-White. Born in Alaska, raised in the islands, American Samoa. Served 2 tours in Iraq and Fallujah “OIF”, she was sign up again, to stay with her unit, […]

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Alan Dean Clow

Army – Spc 4 1978-81. Aptitude was law enforcement so he served as MP. He was stationed in Germany and Statesise during his service. Upon civilian entrance he became a law enforcement officer for 6 years. He spent his last 25 year las on life as an Investigator for the Public Defense. He was passsionite […]

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Bernard "Bernie" Schonherz

Bernard “Bernie” Schonherz

March 22, 1940–May 22, 2017 Bernie died peacefully as a result of a heart attack. An Army Veteran during the Vietnam war era where he worked on airplanes and tanks and was a communications officer. After his military career he went into the garment industry in New York City as a buyer for children’s clothing. […]

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In memory of Archie Brooks Holton

Archie Brooks Holton

Archie Brooks Holton, age 73, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. He was a warrior, serving in the Army during Vietnam and then for another couple of decades until his 1st retirement. He was a member of the Special Forces. After he retired from the military, he moved into the next chapter of his […]

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Col. Milton D. Weeks, Ret.

Col. Milton D. Weeks, Ret.

June 17, 1919 – March 18, 2015 My father, known as Mickey, was a career officer in the US Army Signal Corps and a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific, the Korean and Vietnam wars. He joined the army during the height of the depression, having coincidentally taken a high […]

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