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 […]