Douglas Dillard enlisted at the age of 16 and his first Christmas away from home was at the Battle of the Bulge. He would also fight in Korea and Vietnam. Doug was inducted into the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame. He is now buried next to his wife at Arlington Cemetery.
Of the 130 candidates in the first selection course for the newly formed DELTA FORCE, only Mike Vining and eight others passed. He was there for the ill fated OPERATION EAGLE CLAW - the mission to rescue US hostages from Iran.
Two days after landing on Iwo Jima, "Woody" Williams was the only member of his 6 man flamethrower/demolitions team not killed or wounded. He destroyed 7 bunkers over the course of several hours - two of the riflemen protecting him were killed. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Feb. 23, 1945.
Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall had been named the "Military Photographer of the Year" before several IED blasts forced her to retire. She now has a new mission of photographing Veterans in all 50 states.