Living Histories

To Honor, Educate and Preserve our History by Remembering and Honoring our Veterans.

Serving During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Serving During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis It is certainly no exaggeration to say that the Cuban Missile Crisis in October, 1962 was the most dangerous incident occurring during the decades-long Cold War between the Free World and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In this...

It came without warning.

It came without warning.

It Came Without Warning By Tech. Sgt. Brian Christiansen, USAF (Ret.)April 27, 2011 – Kabul, Afghanistan My office sits behind a 60-person auditorium on the second floor of what looks like an old hanger. Our office could have been a projection room and storage area...

Black Hawk Upside Down – John Hallimore

Black Hawk Upside Down – John Hallimore

Picture above: A buddy wearing goofy glasses with Sgt. HallimoreBlackhawk Unit- 7th Armored Squadron (Air)First Cavalry – Attached to the 1st Aviation BrigadeVINH LONG, VIETNAM  As a teenager I often had a reoccurring dream which I hoped would never end; in the...

The Last of the Band of Brothers

The Last of the Band of Brothers

Bradford C. Freeman of Caledonia, Mississippi, passed away this week.He was the only living member of the"Band of Brothers" 101st Airborne Division, WWII. July 4, 2020: Soon after being honored on a visit to New Orleans' National World War II Museum, Mr. Bradford...

Still Hoping to Save the Kitty Hawk

Still Hoping to Save the Kitty Hawk

USS Kitty Hawk Veteran Makes Call to Action! By Kenneth CornFrom the time David Cook turned seven years old until he raised his right hand totake the oath to defend his county, he knew he was destined to join the US Navy.  Cook can trace his family’s Navy service back...

Joe Cooper, WWII and Korean War Veteran

Joe Cooper, WWII and Korean War Veteran

Japanese “Betty” on fire. Photo courtesy Joe Cooper.Joe Dayton Cooper U.S. Navy, WWII – PacificDecember 27, 1941—December 28,1945U.S. Army, Berlin Air LiftKorean War, 1948-1953 Brevard resident Joe Cooper served in the U.S. Navy during WWII (Pacific), December 27,...

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Brevard, North Carolina 28712
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