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Authors Alexander F. Barnes and Peter L. Belmonte are Today’s Honoree

This book covers the entire spectrum of military service during World War I. It gives examples, including many photographs, from almost every ethnic and national group in the United States during this time. Including draft registration, induction and training, stateside … Continue reading

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Navy Lieutenant Ismael Tounkara is Today’s Honoree

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – A Navy lieutenant assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was recently recognized in an award ceremony, but this Guinea native’s life example is what garnered greater praise. Lt. Ismael … Continue reading

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Author Dr. Tony Bethel is Today’s Honoree for Tuesday December 1st, 2015

Just as there are many colors contained in one visible spectrum, a variety of shades are present within one racial spectrum: the human race. In his memoir, “Between Black and White,” Dr. Tony Bethel traces his family lineage, beginning with … Continue reading

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TroopsDirect Founder Aaron Negherbon is Today’s Honoree

In 2010, San Ramon, CA-based Aaron Negherbon received an email from a friend who was serving with the Marines in Afghanistan and commanding 150 forward-deployed troops. In the note, the soldier mentioned to Aaron that they were badly in need … Continue reading

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Military Veteran Karen Baetzel is Today’s Honoree

Captain Karen Baetzel retired after 30 years, United States Navy. She is one of the few Naval aviators of either gender to qualify to fly helicopters, propeller and jet aircraft, amassing over 2000 military flight hours in seven aircraft types … Continue reading

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Military Fly Mom Linda Maloney is Today’s Honoree

A few months before my first son was born in 2003, I packed away my flight gear in the basement, wondering about the legacy I’d pass down to him. I imagined him one day proudly telling his friends, “My mom … Continue reading

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Edward H. “Ed” Wisdom, Jr. is Today’s Honoree

On the afternoon of March 20, 2011, a confident, charismatic 71-year old Edward H. “Ed” Wisdom Jr. gracefully charmed and captured an audience of hundreds in Vanderbilt’s Wyatt Center with a statement that employed the likeness of a historic address, … Continue reading

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