15 Each day without fail, precisely at 5 pm Eastern, the somber melody of Taps echoes at the National World War I Memorial to honor our nation’s valiant heroes. The Daily Taps Ceremony solemnly honors every individual who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces and those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom… Continue reading Dedicate Taps to a Beloved Veteran at the National WWI Memorial
265 David McKnight was an actor who starred in the 1976 blaxploitation horror film “J.D.’s Revenge,” along with appearances in dozens of other movies and TV shows, including “Under Siege,” “Superhero Movie,” and others. David McKnight’s legacy McKnight’s career as a character actor spanned decades. Born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, he and his family moved… Continue reading veteran actor from J.D.’s Revenge dies at 87 – .
55 Ellsworth Johnson was a WWII veteran and the last known surviving member of a secret U.S. military unit that operated in enemy-occupied territory in France and China. Ellsworth Johnson’s legacy Johnson came from a military family — he was born at an Army hospital in Ohio in 1923 and grew up on the bases… Continue reading Ellsworth Johnson obituary: WWII special-ops veteran dies at 100
252 Russ Francis was a 13-year veteran of the NFL who played tight end for the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers before becoming a professional wrestler with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Russ Francis’s legacy Hailing from Oahu, Hawai’i, Francis spent much of his time in high school… Continue reading 13-year veteran of the NFL dies at 70 – .
57 Vincent Speranza was a paratrooper during World War II who carried beer in his helmet for a wounded friend during the Battle of the Bulge. Vincent Speranza’s legacy Born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City to a large Italian family who suffered through the Great Depression, Speranza enlisted in the Army… Continue reading WWII veteran dies at 98 – .
ERSKINE, MN (trfnews.i234.me) Army Veteran Art Olson of Erskine, Minnesota was a security officer inside the courtroom of the world’s most famous trial, the Nuremberg Trials in Germany, following World War II. The top Nazi leaders were prosecuted and hung. * CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIDEO OF DEATH
CROOKSTON, MN (trfnews.i234.me) Local Vietnam Veteran D.J. Johnson talks about the new Ken Burns Vietnam documentary and his experiences in the war.
FOSSTON, MN (trfnews.i234.me) We have a mystery veteran who’s going around Fosston, Minnesota on this Wednesday night, handing out $100 bills!
FERTILE, MN (trfnews.i234.me) Vietnam vet and Valley hero, Jon Hovde of Fertile, Minnesota passed away in November of 2018. Today, a look back at his amazing story.
36 Billy Waugh was a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam before going on to a career in the CIA. Billy Waugh’s legacy Waugh was a legend of the U.S. Special Forces, a career soldier who had dreamed of fighting for his country long before he was old enough. A… Continue reading Special Forces veteran dies at 93 – .