WWII Heroes

Article By
Jim Holland
Rapid City Journal

Like so many young men returning from military service in World War II, Loyd Brandt just tried to pick up and move on and leave memories of the war behind.

“You just started living a new life, raising a family. You were too busy to dwell on the war,” said Brandt, of Rapid City, who celebrated his 90th birthday a week ago. read more

Marines Have Launched A Review

Article By
Omaha World-Herald

An Omaha amateur historian’s quixotic effort to rewrite the story of one the most famous photos in American history has prompted a reaction — and possibly a correction — from the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Marine Corps has launched a review of the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo, Marine Maj. Clark Carpenter confirmed Friday, while declining to provide other details. read more

The Difference Of The Uniforms

Here are a couple pictures of a friend of mine’s father taken in 1948. He passed away on Easter Sunday April 23, 1986. His name was Richard Leroy Rankin Sr. After the war he went on to Graduate and married my friend’s mother. I know today he stands proud as he helps Guard the Gates of Heaven, read more