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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’

Obituary: Harold ‘Ed’ Hall

Obituary: Harold ‘Ed’ Hall

Harold “Ed” Hall was born June 22, 1947 in Lone Tree, Iowa and died August 6, 2017 at his home in Berthoud, Colorado. Ed grew up on a farm in Lone Tree and often helped with the family farm. He was a life-long trucker who, for ten years, jointly owned Hall and Associates with his brother Bob. He also served in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. Ed never met a stranger and helped down and out people by providing them with work and housing. Ed is survived by his wife Liz, they were ... Full Story

Obituary: Norman Dave Roush

Obituary: Norman Dave Roush

(November 24, 1943 - March 10, 2017) Norman Dave Roush, “Dave” as he was affectionally known, passed away peacefully, in the loving arms of wife Jean on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dave was born, November 24, 1943 in Newton, Iowa to his parents LaVerne and Frances Roush. The son of a race car driver, Dave and his brother Larry grew up around garages and race tracks, a playground where he honed his mechanical ability and developed his lifelong loves of ... Full Story

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Thomas Frederick Bennett was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 27, 1942. Husband, father, grandfather, friend and patriot, Tom was loved and respected by all who knew him. There are so many wonderful stories to tell about this great man. He dearly loved his family, his country, God, and maybe especially his adopted home state of Colorado. He and his wife Karen were much more than husband and wife. He often introduced her as his best friend. They enjoyed 52 years of marital bliss. He ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

    Gary Kim Parrish "Cowboy Grandpa" was the son of the late Juanema Jean Key Parrish and Ewell Vaughn Parrish. This tough but gentle cowboy was born June 1, 1951 in Boulder, Colorado. and died on the ranch in his home November 12, 2016. Gary left Berthoud High School to join the Marine Corps and served in combat in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 and was honorably discharged. Gary served as a beloved pastor in Crete, Nebraska at the Crete Christian fellowship from 1978 to 1985. ... Full Story

Obituary: John W. Kinch

Obituary: John W. Kinch

John W. Kinch, 72, passed away March 29, 2016 at his home in Berthoud. He was born February 29, 1944 in Denver, to Harvey and Virginia (Gilliland) Kinch. John enlisted in the US Army on May 24, 1962 that began a distinguished 20 year career. He saw duty in Viet Nam among many duty stations. John was awarded the Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Meritorious Serve Medal and Valorous Unit Award to name a few. He was honorably discharged to retirement with the rank of Chief ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great War. But it ... Full Story

Occupy Our Fears of Iran

By Winslow Myers U.S. behavior long ago provided one causal context for our unease about the presumed nuclear aspirations of the Islamic Republic of Iran: the U.S. and Britain messed with Iran’s last authentically democratic election in 1953, fearing communist influence and the nationalization of oil. U.S. oil corporations, a minor partner before the CIA overthrew elected Mohammad Mossadegh and installed the dictatorial Shah, then became the largest profiting entity, even more than the ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Friday

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Friday

in honor of Col. Leo Boston   DENVER ­— Thursday, July 14, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday, July 15, in honor of Col. Leo S. Boston. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset. Col. Boston was the pilot of an A1 Skyraider aircraft that was on a search-and-rescue mission in North Vietnam on April 29, 1966, when it was reported missing. Col. Boston’s status remained as missing until April 27, ... Full Story

Virtual Vietnam Wall

Virtual Vietnam Wall

I receive a great many emails from my military classmates and many are worth sharing. This was sent to me by "Uncle Bill." the oldest man in our Pilot Training Class. He must have been all of 29 at the time. We are all older and we all lost friends in Southeast Asia, but we still keep in touch nearly 60 years later.   I will just include the instructions that came with the email and the link to the site. Please let me know how you feel about running these remembrances of my military ... Full Story