Floyd Stacy USMC Chosin Reservoir


Korea, 1950. The US X Corps attempted to force Chinese forces out of North Korea. The 1st Marines division pushed deep into North Korea to the Chosin Reservoir, but found themselves vastly outnumbered. Approximately 15,000 Marines found themselves facing 120,000 Chinese in some of the worst winter warfare conditions ever. […]

Mike Shears USN Vietnam/Tonkin Gulf


Mike was inspired to fly when he was just a kid watching the Blue Angels perform. It grabbed him. He pursued Naval aviation, endured the difficult training and danger associated with it, and successfully qualified in the E2C Hawkeye by age 22. His 1979 deployment took him to the South […]

Lyle Hicks USN Vietnam


US Navy Veteran Lyle Hicks served aboard the USS Durham (LKA-114) during the Vietnam War and participated in the rescue of over 4,500 south Vietnamese refugees. During the rescue effort, the North Vietnamese military threatened to attack the US ships, so the ships were ordered to leave the area, leaving […]

Lance Powlison USMC Desert Storm


LCPL Lance Powlison shares his story of serving as a Combat Engineer and participating in the battle to liberate Kuwait International Airport from besieging Iraqi forces during Operation Desert Storm, 1991. I am brought to tears by the love and commitment of our military to protect this country and her […]

Les Davis US Army Korea


Born and raised in the Great Depression, Les Davis endured hard times. Growing up throughout World War II his view of war, and the world, was limited until he enlisted and deployed to Korea. His first combat experience at Anui resulted in a massacre of US Army troops when ambushed […]

Zin Watford USMC Vietnam


Vietnam veteran Zin Watford served with Helicopter squadron HMM 162 as crew chief and Medevac door gunner. He flew nearly 200 missions to rescue injured troops in the jungles of Vietnam. Today Zin hosts a weekly veterans PTSD meeting at his home where he and others are able to find […]