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  • Hector Martinez

    Hector Martinez, a 4 year USAF veteran served in the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1974 as an aerial porter.   In 1972, Airman Martinez and some Airmen were heard by their Officer-in-Charge speaking a variation of Spanish, known as Caló, Chicano, Pachuco or Tejano.  This sparked an idea in the OIC. Martinez and his crew were directed to use their
  • Conie Lindsey

    Master Sgt. (Ret.) Conie Lindsey, a 26 year USAF veteran served as a Laboratory Technician and cross-trained into Aviation Resource Management career field.  She served on active duty from 1983 to 2009 during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.Lindsey describes her most defining moment in her career as the operations she managed at Yokota
  • John Lindquist

    Major (Ret.) John Lindquist is a 20 year World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps and Air Force from May 1942 to May 1962 as a Bomber Navigator on the B-24 Liberator and later the B-17 Flying Fortress. “The most unforgettable Air Force moment I had was the time we lost our top turret gunner on a bombing mission. The turret gunner was
  • James Latham

    Brigadier General (Ret.) James Latham is an Air Force veteran who served for more than 27 years, from March 1969 to August 1997. He was a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours to include 383 combat missions in Southeast and Southwest Asia. On October 5th, 1972, while operating near Dong Hoi City in the lower panhandle of North Vietnam, he
  • Kay Stowell

    Kay Stowell, a 27 year USAF veteran served in the Army Air Corp and the Army National Guard as a C-47 Skytrain pilot.  The Skytrain was widely used by American and British forces for aerial transport during WWII.Stowell supported military aerial drops of paratroopers and cargo, evacuated wounded service members, and flew VIPs throughout World War
  • Carol Lampkin-Harris

    Master Sergeant (Ret.) Carol Lampkin-Harris is a 23 year Air Force veteran who served as a Medical Administration Health Care Technician from 1984 to 2007 to include deployments in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. She describes the defining moment in her Air Force career as the time she spent assigned to
  • William Roberts

    Major (Ret.) William Roberts served in both the officer and enlisted ranks of the Air Force, and is a former Prisoner of War. Roberts was a Staff Sergeant Aerial Gunner with the Army Air Corps assigned to the 463rd Bomb Group. On July 7th, 1944, his B-17G Flying Fortress was shot down near Velehrad, Czech Republic. He spent 11 months as a POW in
  • Carol Poynor

    Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Carol Poynor entered the Air Force in August 1958 and became an Administrative Specialist. From 1971 to 1972, Poynor participated in the Vietnam War from Korat Air Base, Thailand, and served as Basic Military Training Superintendent. Chief Poynor witnessed female Airmen who were over tasked to show them failing. Others
  • Doug Morrell

    Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Doug Morrell is an Air Force veteran with a military career spanning over 30 years. He served in World War II as a combat cameraman and flew 32 combat missions before being shot down over the “Iron Gates” of Romania. He evaded the enemy by walking across Yugoslavia and Albania for 27 days and bribing an Albanian
  • Calvin J. Spann

    Lieutenant (Ret.) Calvin J. Spann served as a fighter pilot with the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. Spann received his wings at Tuskegee, graduating in Class 44G. He trained in the P-47 Thunderbolts in Walterboro, South Carolina, in preparation for overseas combat duty. He was a member of the 100th fighter squadron which was part of the legendary 332nd
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