WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday with lunch, cards, a song, and birthday cake by his fellow WWII veterans. The group’s ages range from 97 to 102. Sarros...
Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Vision class members tour the WWII-Pacific gallery On a mission to learn about all aspects of Transylvania County, VISION Transylvania class members, in their nine-month program, tour businesses, governments, and non-profits. They get to know individual leaders,...
A Friendly Meeting of WWII Enemies

A Friendly Meeting of WWII Enemies

Battle of the Bulge On December 17, 1944, the second day of the Battle of the Bulge, American P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell’s engine was shot up. In the same battle, German pilot Karl-Heinz Bosse’s Messerschmadt 109 was shot down. Cottrell steered to his base and...
WWII Fighter Pilot Signs a Model of his P-47

WWII Fighter Pilot Signs a Model of his P-47

John Taylor, owner of O.P. Taylors toy store in Brevard, invited WWII pilot Ed Cottrell to visit the store and sign a model of the P-47 fighter-bomber in which Cottrell flew 65 missions in the Battle of the Bulge. Called “the Thunderbolt,” Cottrell praised the P-47...
Local WWII Veteran fought in the Battle of Okinawa

Local WWII Veteran fought in the Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa He served as Rifleman in the 184th Rgt., fighting in the last battle of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa. Brevard resident James Milton Fletcher served in the U.S. Army Reserves from June 6, 1944 to December 1956.  He was serving in Okinawa...