Everyone knows Anton Rasmussen Don’t let the baby face in the picture fool you. He is in Marine boot camp. A high calling, maybe the highest you can reach. He entered the Corps September 4, 1942. Anton and dozens of other new Marines were trained on the parade ground and sandy beach at the Marine […]
Before the war, he earned an AA degree from Diablo Valley College, a BA degree from University of California, at Chico and finally a DDS degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at San Francisco.
He was born on the north side of Spokane on January 25th, 1932, the second of four boys and two girls. Most of his family members served in the American military. His brother Eugene was a soldier, who fought in the Korean war, Jim was in the navy, his brother Philip was in the navy […]
Walking point on a patrol, with a bird feather in his helmet and loaded with ammo, Jarvis Schlafmann moves, without a sound, through the jungle of South Vietnam.
David Holmes during Merchant Marine training in 1943. Seventy-one years later he waits at the Spokane airport, for his Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. If you can see love on a son’s face, it’s Craig Holmes as he talks about his father, David.“My dad is a quiet man that overcame abject poverty as a child, to lead […]