Living Histories

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

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,...

Larry McCall Securing the Mekong Delta

Larry McCall Securing the Mekong Delta

From Welcome Home, Brother by Michel Robertson John “Larry” McCall graduated from high school in 1967 and was drafted into the Army in 1968 at age nineteen. He and nine other young men from his North Carolina mountain community reported to Fort Bragg for basic...

Physical Therapy in a War Zone

Physical Therapy in a War Zone

Interview with Myrl Jean Hughes By Janis AllenWWII Pacific Theater Myrl Jean Hughes tells her story: “I grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, 100 miles from the Canadian border. My dad owned a printing business, printing stationery and booklets and other things. I had a...

Korean War Combat Medic

Korean War Combat Medic

The Thomas Greenway Story By Ken Corn Polk county resident Thomas Greenway stands over his dining room table and spreads out a pile of old black and white photographs he took in Korea seventy years ago.VP Ken Corn talks with Korean War Combat Medic Thomas Greenway at...

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Private Bradford Freeman of Caledonia, Mississippi and Colonel Ed Shames of Virginia Beach, Virginia are the only two living members of the "Band of Brothers" 101st Airborne Division, WWII.An Interview with Bradford C. Freeman By Janis AllenBrad Freeman was one of...

Honoring Vietnam War Veterans

Honoring Vietnam War Veterans

By Michel RobertsonThe photos in this article are of local Vietnam War veterans, many of whom you may know. See whether you’re able to recognize them! Today, March 29th, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day of remembrance established by the Vietnam War Veterans...