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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘US Army’

Obituary: James Laffoon

Obituary: James Laffoon

James J. Laffoon, of Berthoud and recently of Loveland, died August 20, 2014 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was 89-years-old. Jim was born November 6, 1924 in Woodrow, Colorado to Ross Morton Laffoon and Bessie Canatsey Laffoon. He grew up on a farm on the eastern plains of Colorado and later moved to Aurora where he graduated from William Smith High School. Jim served in the US Army, from 1943 until 1946, and played euphonium in the Army band. The first time he met Joyce Bleil at a ... Full Story

Obituary: Peter Eric Van Kleek

Obituary: Peter Eric Van Kleek

Peter Eric Van Kleek, 85, of Berthoud,  died on March 18, 2014 at Broomfield Skilled Facility in Broomfield.  He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1929 to John Raymond and Joan (Hill) Van Kleek. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Peter graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a degree in Hotel Management. He married Barbara Jane King in June of 1954. Peter worked in Hotel Management early in his career, and later became a Founding Dean of ... Full Story

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

  Leah M. Moore, 97, of Loveland died peacefully at her daughter’s home October 8, 2013. She was born March 30, 1916 in Severance, Colorado, to Fred and Katherine Brunner. Leah graduated from Eaton High School in 1934 and graduated with a Nursing degree at Presbyterian School of Nursing in 1937. She was surgical nurse at Loveland Memorial Hospital for over many years, retiring in 1975. She has lived in Loveland for 51 years before moving to Berthoud 7 years ago. Leah married Paul ... Full Story

The Medals They Carried

The Medals They Carried

  A reader writes You observed that so many journalists stand in the presence of men like Petraeus with "open jaws and worshiping eyes." That brings to mind the military's cultural shift in its medals, ribbons, and badges. Consider these portraits of Generals Petraeus and Eisenhower. Petraeus is wearing over 30 ribbons and badges on his uniform. I'm sure he earned each of them. But of that 30, how many civilians will notice that only one item was for heroism (Bronze Star with ... Full Story

The real Petraeus scandal

The real Petraeus scandal

  By Gary Wamsley Colonel, USAF Retired Much is being made about the spectacular fall from grace of one of our nations most respected military icons. The real scandal is not that David Petraeus had feet of clay, but that he managed to convince the country, up to and including the President of the United States that he was a man of vision, integrity and ability. I really had not paid much attention to General Petraeus, generally feeling that the confidence placed in him must ... Full Story

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