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  • Crash memories still painful for B-17 navigator

    Sixth in a seriesThe sound of footsteps at night on the wooden walkway outside his hut filled 2nd Lt. Sidney Solomon with dread. It was always a GI coming to notify him and his B-17 Flying Fortress crewmates they would be part of a bombing run to mainland Europe at sunrise. "You always hoped they'd pass by, but they never did. It was the most scary
  • Borinqueneers: the only all-Hispanic unit in U. S. Army history

    Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment was the only all-Hispanic unit in the history of the United States Army. In The Borinqueneers, filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet tells the story of how this decorated unit faced over whelming odds not only on the battlefield during the Korean War, but also in a court of law. Their story is unique because since the
  • Pilots earned top honor for WW II actions

    Fifth in a seriesTwo 452nd Bombardment Group pilots received the Medal of Honor posthumously for actions they took 63 years ago today in an attempt to save the life of a fellow crew member. First Lt. Donald J. Gott, 21, and 2nd Lt. William E. Metzger Jr., 22, were killed when their heavily damaged B-17 Flying Fortress exploded Nov. 9, 1944, as they
  • U.K. cemetery resting place for 452nd men

    Fourth in a series Thirty men killed while serving in the 452nd Bombardment Group during World War II are buried at an American military cemetery near Cambridge, England. They are among more than 3,800 GIs whose graves are decorated with headstones in the shape of crosses or Stars of David in the 30.5-acre Cambridge American Military Cemetery run
  • 163d Reconnaissance Wing Volunteers for Southern California Fire Relief

    Thirty-nine 163d Reconnaissance Wing members quickly volunteered for a tasking in Vista, California on October 24, that would contribute toward the relief efforts of the San Diego Wildfires. A team and equipment was needed to set up temporary housing for the extra emergency personnel that would be assigned to the San Diego area during the wildfire
  • Career cop takes command of Hawaii Reserve group

    As a young boy growing up in Rutland, Ohio, John Morris rode a purple Huffy bicycle to deliver the TV Guide to residents there. As a seasoned commander recently in Baghdad, Iraq, Morris drove a blue Chevy Blazer and supervised the delivery of more than 40 billion pounds of war-fighting materials to troops there. An Eagle Scout with Troop 249 of
  • March reservists partner with Egyptian Air Force for valuable training

    March Field reservists are conducting two weeks of air-refueling missions here with fighter pilots from the Egyptian Air Force. "I think this is a great opportunity for the entire U.S. Air Force," said Lt. Col. Al Oliver, a tanker refueling scheduler with 4th Air Force at March ARB and the mission director. " Egypt is one of our strongest allies in