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  • Robert Brown

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Robert Brown was a military family member during World War II. Brown was born and raised in Sumter, S.C. He then reported for navigator training, but ended up retraining as an electronic warfare officer when the demand for the career field increased. His first assignment was in Georgia, where he worked with B-52
  • Dana Born

    Brigadier General (Ret.) Dana Born graduated with distinction from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo., with a degree in behavioral sciences in 1983. She then completed her master's degrees in experimental and research psychology. As her career progressed, Born completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in industrial and
  • Bertie Beavers

    Airman 1st Class (Sep.) Bertie Beavers grew up in the Houston area and went to high school in Pasadena, Texas. Falling in love with the allure of wearing a military uniform and idolizing her aunt who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, she joined the Air Force after high school. Beavers had a different perspective than a majority of
  • Sherrill Arvin

    Major (Ret.) Sherrill Arvin joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 when World War II was raging across the globe; he was 18 years old. "I knew when I was in high school that all I wanted to do was become a pilot," Arvin said.His flight training pipeline took him to San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Coleman Army Air and Curtis Fields, before
  • Wallace Amos

    Airman 2nd Class (Sep.) Wallace "Wally" Amos served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959. Amos, born in Tallahassee, Fla. moved to New York to live with his aunt after his parent’s divorce. His aunt showed her love to Amos and his sister by baking them her special chocolate chip cookies. Those cookies impacted his life more than he could ever imagine.
  • John Yurcaba

    Senior Airman (Sep.) John Yurcaba entered the Air Force in March 2010 to join his family’s long tradition of serving in the military. He served as a combat broadcaster journalist at the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., until March 2014.
  • Harold Bergbower

    Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Harold Bergbower was born May 11, 1920, in Newton, Ill. He joined the Army Air Corps May 12, 1939. One year later, he went to school at Chanute Field, Illinois and became an air mechanic. In January 1940, he volunteered to go to the Philippine Islands, where he stayed for a year-and a-half, until the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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