Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson has been through life’s ups and downs: from a life-changing attack in Iraq to a role in a Hollywood movie. Now serving as commander of Fort Belvoir, Va., Gadson credits his family for his recovery. He especially appreciates the support provided by his children -- who he said like all military children demonstrate strength and resilience that enables their parents to focus on the mission at hand. DOD photo by Donna Miles .
John S. McCain III being escorted to Hanoi’s Gia Lam Airport to head back to the United States. McCain, who was often referred to as the “crown prince” by his captors for his father’s position in the US Navy, spent five and a half years as a POW, much of that time in solitary confinement. He was shot down 26 October 1967 and was released 14 March 1973. I definitely recommend this article which McCain wrote in May 1973. I think it is one of the most telling considering how fresh the event was…
Staff Sgt. Clayton Bowen SSG Bowen died in August 2009 trying to save Bowe Bergdahl. The Texas native joined the Army at just 17-years-old. The avid singer and former drill sergeant was just one month away from the end of his service and 30th birthday when he died.
Electronic Field Trip to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Willa Brown Chappell , born in 1906 . In 1938 , she became the first woman Black pilot licensed in the united states and in 1943 , the first African American Woman to possess a commercial pilot and mechanic's licence