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Veterans

March 14, 2021

Paul Garrett- WW2, Korea and Vietnam

The three sons of Dr. Paul L. Garrett, second president of Western Teachers College (later, Western Kentucky University) each chose to follow their father’s example and […]
January 27, 2021

Maj Jesse Birchett- Thunderbolt Pilot

Jesse Lee Birchett, Jr. was born in Chattanooga, the son of a baker. When WW2 broke out, Birchett enlisted in the US Army Air Corp and […]
January 10, 2021

Col Howard “Scrappy” Johnson – RIP

A military aviation legend with ties to Kentucky and Aviation Heritage Park has “gone west.” The National Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association (RRVA) has announced […]
January 3, 2021

Lt Commander David Berry – Hero of Midway

Born in Owensboro on July 13, 1915, Berry graduated from Owensboro High School and the University of Kentucky. Following his graduation in 1938, he was an […]
December 14, 2020

Bill Basham- Vietnam Vet- Cobra Pilot

Bowling Green native William G. Basham was born August 25, 1947. Bill was enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years and served a tour in […]
August 11, 2020

Tracking Down WW2 Soldier

Recently Jim Jacobus, president of the Bluegrass Corvette Club of Lexington, contacted Katie Ellison, marketing director of the National Corvette Museum, to see if she could […]
August 4, 2020

Ray Buckberry

When local residents gather to honor the nation’s fallen war veterans on Memorial Day, few will likely remember the more than 70 Warren County men, who […]
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