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  RICHARD HEIN (BORN 1948)  Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps A Cape Coral resident, Richard Hein was just 19 years old when he joined the Marine Corps in 1968. He trained as a radio operator in an infantry company at

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WAYNE O. SMITH (BORN 1943)  1st Lieutenant, United States Air Force Now a Naples resident, 1st Lt. Wayne O. Smith was forced to eject over North Vietnam while flying his 90th combat mission on Jan. 18, 1968. On that final mission,

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DR. TOM GILLASPIE (BORN 1943)  Captain, United States Army Veterinary Corps  After graduating from veterinary school, Tom Gillaspie was drafted to the 175th U. S. Army Veterinary Detachment in Chu Lai, Vietnam in 1971. At the height of the Vietnam War

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RICHARD HEIN (BORN 1948)  Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps A Cape Coral resident, Richard Hein was just 19 years old when he joined the Marine Corps in 1968. He trained as a radio operator in an infantry company at Camp

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RICHARD E. CARR (BORN 1937)  Major General, United States Air Force From the age of 6, retired two-star Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard E. Carr wanted to fly airplanes. Pursuing this passion, Carr flew his first solo flight on his 16th

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TERRY BRENNEN (BORN 1944)  1st Lieutenant, United States Army Commissioned into the United States Army in 1967 as a second lieutenant, Terry Brennen spent his first tour of duty with the tank battalion in Gelnhausen, Germany. But the young officer wanted

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WAYNE O. SMITH (BORN 1943)  1st Lieutenant, United States Air Force Now a Naples resident, 1st Lt. Wayne O. Smith was forced to eject over North Vietnam while flying his 90th combat mission on Jan. 18, 1968. On that final mission,

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RICHARD E. CARR (BORN 1937)  Major General, United States Air Force From the age of 6, retired two-star Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard E. Carr wanted to fly airplanes. Pursuing this passion, Carr flew his first solo flight on his 16th

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DR. TOM GILLASPIE (BORN 1943)  Captain, United States Army Veterinary Corps After graduating from veterinary school, Tom Gillaspie was drafted to the 175th U. S. Army Veterinary Detachment in Chu Lai, Vietnam in 1971. At the height of the Vietnam War

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  Grace Chicken (1914) Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Air Force, Retired Port Charlotte resident Grace Chicken served as an Air-Evac nurse in the US Army Air Force during WWII and the Korean War. After the Korean War ended, Grace continued her service

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