Veterans Special Section: Honoring All Who Served

U.S. soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan in 2009.

Courtesy/U.S. Army

U.S. soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan in 2009.

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2016 print edition cover

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