Newstalk 790 KNST wants to pay tribute to the thousands of brave Americans who have fought for our freedom in the past and to those who are on the front lines today. Here is our Gallery of Heroes!
Colonel Charles P. Little III / United States Air Force/ Vietnam Veteran.
My Father always loved life and the pursuit in making it better.
He would fight to the bitter end for his beliefs. A Family man and friend to so many. He is loved and missed everyday that passes.
-- His Son,
Charles P. Little IV
My paternal grandfather, Lloyd Maywood Staley, served in the Army in World War I from 1917 to 1919. He was a Private First Class when he served in France and was promoted to Sargeant just prior to his discharge on May 1, 1919. --Rebecca (Staley) Cazares
Thomas C. Fitzgerald, A World War II Army veteran, served as a private first-class with the 9th General Hospital Unit from May 9, 1942, until being honorably discharged on Dec. 10, 1945. Thomas is pictured with Doris, his wife of 60 years!
--My Grandfather, Kelli Gero
Joseph U. Cracchiolo
This picture is from 1951 when he was serving in the army during the Korean War in Germany for the Judge Advocate Generalâs office.
This is a photo of my husband, Christopher C. Wilkinson, he served in the army from 1981 to 1992.
PFC Devin Lowder
308 BSB Alpha Co.
17th Fires Brigade
Fort Lewis, Washington
I'm very proud to salute my nephew, Spc. Jon Hall, 1st Brigade U.S. Army. He has served from 2002-08 with a tour in S. Korea and is currently stationed in Fort Riley, KS. -- Dee Anne Thomas (proud Aunt)
My youngest son, Pfc Charles H. Emerson is going to be deployed soon. He is a US Army Rangers servicing our country as combat infantrymen who is a triple volunteer for Army, Airborne, and Ranger.
--Gary Emerson, Sahuarita, Arizona
My oldest son, Lt. Roy E. Emerson is servining in Afghanistan on a 16 month deployment. He is a US Army Rangers servicing our country as combat infantrymen who is a triple volunteer, Army, Airborne, and Ranger.
--Gary Emerson, Sahuarita, Arizona
Chief Warrant Officer Five Walter A (Andy) VanWinkle. Recently retired after proudly serving 22 years in the army. He was awarded a Bronze Star in the first gulf war and was awarded the Legion of Merit at his retirement ceramonies.
--His proud parents, James H and Amelia VanWinkle
William A. Farmer, Sheriffs Deputy, he along with all the other deputies are doing the hard job that very few of us know and can understand. We have seen here recently how our Police agencies along with all of the other agencies put their life on the line every shift. --Bill
First Sgt Harold G. Brown, my Dad.
He served as Company Sergeant with the famous "Blood and Fire" unit that chased the scampering Nazi troops clear to the Alps.
Sergeant Anthony "Tony" Beach. Served in Kuwait 2004-05 with the 158th Corp Support Battalion. Si Se Puede! HOOAH!! He is my best friend and I am proud to call him my brother...He is MY Hero. I want to thank him and all of the Soldiers, protecting us here and abroad. -W.C. Hartzog, Tucson AZ
My greatest heroes are my son and daughter who both proudly serve in the US Navy. My daughter, Kat, will soon return from a seven-month deployment in the Persian Gulf and is stationed on the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. --Paul Corona, Green Valley, Arizona
My greatest heroes are my son and daughter who both proudly serve in the US Navy. My son, Eric, deploys next week for his cruise to the Mid-East and is stationed on the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. --Paul Corona, Green Valley, Arizona
This is my youngest son, Senior Airman Matt Robb. He is currently deployed with Security Forces in Iraq. This is his second deployment. His first was to Afghanistan. He is a graduate of Pusch Ridge Christain Academy class of 2005. --Garrett Robb
Private first class Paul Curry is currently serving with the 4th Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq. He joined the Army after graduating from Academy of Tucson. We look forward to his return to the United States in March of 2009. As long as there are people like Paul in the world, we will be able to sleep comfortably at night. Tim & Alice Curry
Watkins Andrew Broyles, (1894 - 1988) enlisted in the Missouri National Guard in 1914 as a Corporal in Co. G, 4th Infantry Regmt, in the Mexican Border Skirmish in 1916. He was honorably discharged in Apr 1919 with a Purple Heart and 3 campaign stars. He was an true "American" in every sense of the word and actively served in the local VFW organizations until his death. -His son, Gerald Broyles
I would like to honor my son-in -law Brady Speth for serving in the Airforce with The 355 OSS, Davis Monthan Airbase, Tucson, AZ. He served in this capacity as Airman for the "The 355 OSS" in Kuwait from January 2005 to May 2005 in support of the A-10 squadrons. Brady enlisted in March 2003 and was honorably discharged in October 2007.
--Father-In-Law, Pete Klapheke
I would like to honor my Father-in Law, George Spatafore, U. S. Army, 1945, PFC. He enlisted in 1945 and was shipped out to participate in the occupation of Okinawa. He was wounded on the island of Okinawa and was returned to the states in 1946 and now resides in Tucson with his 3 adult children and 3 grand children and 1 Great Grand child. He is still happily married to his wife Jacki Spatafore of 61 years. --Pete Klapheke
Major Norman B. Hill (1915-1984), my dad, served in World War II and Korea in the Army and Air Force. He retired here in Tucson in the 1950s. - Cecilia Hill
I would like to honor my parents who proudly served in the US Army during World War II. Beverlee Allen, RN -Cared for the wounded at Valley Forge General Hospital until January 1945 when she was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. Paul Allen, drafted in 1943 served as a sergeant in the 386th Infantry Regiment & 97th Infantry Division. They will celebrating their 65th anniversary in August 2009. --Brian Allen