U.S. soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan in 2009.
On these pages are the stories of our neighbors who have served this nation in the armed forces.
Some saw firsthand the horror and terror of combat. Some spent a few years in the service and others spent a lifetime in uniform.
They served in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. And while their respective experiences are as diverse as can be, these men and women answered the call.
While they share that unbreakable bond with one another, today, they share their stories with us.
They will make you laugh, cry, and swell with pride.
It is the Kingman Daily Miner’s great honor to connect you to these men and women on Veterans Day – and to those who submitted their stories for us to share, we thank you.
- Kingman Daily Miner staff
Click on any headline below: (Each story has a return link to this page.)
When John Wayne did not save the day
When 19 took on 105 and won: White received Distinguished Service Cross after battle
Shannon’s experiences in Korea terrifying
Trotter a helicopter rescue pilot in Vietnam
Cox: ‘I loved every minute’ of time in the Air Force
Campbell: Thank you, Uncle Sam!
French did her tour in Alaska – and fell in love with the land
Outdoors writer Don Martin was proud to serve nation
Jones served as an Army Scout after enlistment in 1979
Maroney saw much in his more than 30 years in the U.S. Army
Glenn was top mechanic; worked on famous spy plane
Ratliff was a soldier in Patton’s 3rd Army
Bond served five tours overseas
Each of the six Durgin brothers served with honor
Wood served on the USS Boxer, signed up again 14 years later
Sailor’s homecoming a heartbreaker
Glenn served three tours in Iraq
Matta was in Japan when the Cold War suddenly got hotter than fire
Lucas served in Vietnam
Short, to the point, MacPherson spent 20 years in USMC
Walton signed on at 17, served in the cavalry during World War II
Smith carried on family tradition
Thompson left the service as a master sergeant
Mozis had diverse duties in Air Force
Faris knew she would become a WAC
Veradt caught up in Vietnam’s infamous Tet offensive