Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 10

A Veteran to Be Honored, John Borling, Major General, USAF (Ret.)

  General Borling was one of several hundred POWs held in the infamous Hoa Lo Prison aka the Hanoi Hilton; an environment so cruel and hostile that it defies imagination for all but those who once resided there.  During the six and a half years of his incarceration; torture, beatings, sleep deprivation, near starvation, and […]

November 09

A Veteran to be Remembered, Leo Thorsness

A Hero’s Long Journey Without Despair Roy Thompson the British Press Lord once said, “What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair.” Such a man is Leo Thorsness, a former Air Force fighter pilot who endured six long years of constant torture and mind numbing boredom with unflinching courage and gritty determination. […]

November 06

Veterans to be Honored.The Hell Hawks, Fighter Pilots in the Trenches.

  The 365th arrived in the European theater just prior to D-Day, June 6, 1944, and flew their last mission the day the Nazis surrendered on May 7, 1945.  During the Allied Forces advance across Europe, the group‘s operating base was constantly moved forward to provide easy access to the front lines.  For both pilots and maintenance […]

November 05

The 25 Mission Heroes, Veterans to be Honored

B-17s on a bombing mission Courtesy of J David Rogers “Doolittle, Black Monday, and Innovation” What is a definition of a hero? The answer to that question varies depending on who you ask.  In the context of war, an act of heroism often takes on an almost impulsive quality, committed by an individual willing to […]

November 04

Next Monday is Veterans Day. Thank a Vet For His or Her Service

Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day; a day to recognize, honor, and thank the over 23 million men and women who served our country while in uniform.  According to the 2007 census, 7.6 million of this number are Vietnam veterans, 2.7 million are Korean War veterans and 2.3 million fought in World War II.  Another […]