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Profiles in Courage: Get to know the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade grand marshals

Over the past weeks, KTAR.com has posted a special profile of each of the grand marshals of the 2016 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.
6 years ago
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Martha Maurer

Profiles in Courage: Army veteran earns Bronze Star for heroism while in combat

For as long as he can remember, Jeremiah Gallegos wanted to serve in the Army. He wound up winning a Bronze Star for heroism while serving in Iraq.
6 years ago
Frank Vinales in Vietnam. (Frank Vinales Photo)...
Corbin Carson

Profiles in Courage: Phoenix Vietnam vet wounded four times trying to rescue friend

A Phoenix Veterans Day Parade grand marshal recalls how he was wounded four times attempting to rescue his friend under fire in Vietnam.
6 years ago
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Mike Sackley

Profiles in Courage: What it’s like to prepare Navy planes for battle for decades

Carlos Lozano was a trouble-causing teenager in New York City until he found his place in the world aboard a Navy aircraft carrier.
6 years ago
Diana Pike (KTAR Photo/Holliday Moore)...
Holliday Moore

Profiles in Courage: Army vet wants fallen soldiers, including son, to be remembered

A veteran of the Cold War era works to remind people daily that thousands of troops are serving overseas protecting American rights and freedoms.
6 years ago
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Bob McClay

Profiles in Courage: Veterans Day Parade grand marshal recalls fighting in WWII

In 1942, 20-year-old John Kolling was living with his family in North Dakota, and wanted to enlist in the military to fight in WWII like his brother did
6 years ago
Retired Army Master Sgt. Jay Darby (Retired Army Master Sgt. Jay Darby Photo)...
Kathy Cline

Profiles in Courage: Phoenix veteran turned rebellion into successful military career

A Phoenix veteran who will serve as a grand marshal in the Veterans Day Parade was once a rebellious teen, but he turned that into a long military career.
6 years ago
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Jim Cross

Profiles in Courage: Valley veteran has long list of military medals

To say that Phoenix resident Bill Kummer was a member of the greatest generation may be a little bit of an understatement.
6 years ago
Carlyle Brown, a Vietnam veteran, wants those who serve to know that they are remembered. (KTAR Pho...
Holliday Moore

Profiles in Courage: Valley Vietnam vet ensures those who served are remembered

A Valley man who is a Vietnam veteran spends hours sending cards to other veterans with a simple message: You are remembered.
6 years ago