Living Histories

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

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,...

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...