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This page was created late April 2007, to

HONOR those members who have and currently serve in the Armed Forces of the United States

The USA - Home of the Free - Because of the Brave!!!!


  America Supports YOU!!! Click HERE to visit the America Supports You website


 Air Force      Army  Coast Guard   Marines  Navy


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Cowtown's Veterans (a few of them)





A SEA photo that shows my “office” during 1969 as a Forward Air Controller flying over the Ho Chi Ming Trail in Laos.  

Our airplanes bore no USAF markings and neither did our uniforms!  Missions were ~ 4 hrs long, but my longest was 5 hrs and 15 mins – landed on fumes!

1969 - Nail 661970 - T-381977 - F41982 - F16 Kusan
SkymasterWith '03 VetteF-480 Fighter Squadron Reunion, Apr 2007: Brandi Maxwell, F-16 in 2005; Norb Ruff, P-38 in 1943 (WWII); Doc Lambert, F-16 in 1982
 20062007 - Christine & Doc 
 Doc at the Cowtown Warbird Roundup that we hosted 23-25 Apr, 2009 - here at Meacham IAP. He flew that black 0-2 aircraft at night in SEA 40 years ago  



American Legion Invisible BulletsJuly 1978 Airman Magazine


in "Nam" in 1967during "Nam" Tet Offensive in 1968


US Air Force


Served in the US Navy from 1964 through 1967.  Served two tours in Viet Name, 65-66 and 66-67 as PBR commander.  I was in DaNang and Chu Lai for those tours




1967-1970 Army Helicopter Pilot - Chief Warrant Officer
Vietnam - Jun 1968 - Jun 1969
1st Aviation Battalion 1st Infantry Division "If you're going to be one, be a Big Red One"
III Corp north of Saigon

I was just trying to stay alive, but they gave me medals.
Purple Heart
Distinguished Flying Cross

If you served in the Military, we would like to honor you by adding your name and/or pictures to this pageIf you served in the Military, we would like to honor you by adding your name and/or pictures to this page

Cowtown Socials to Military Sites/Museums

Numerous CTV Cruises stop at War Memorials

Our Cruiser Program has a section for War Memorials

Fort Worth Air Museum - 08/03/14

Various VETTE Veteran's Memorials

I have just finished the POW Corvette to honor the Vietnam POWs and the rest of us who are military Veterans. The car was Rolled Out at H. Ross Perot’s house Memorial Day Weekend and has just been inducted into the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

POW Vette Memorial Webiste 





Various Veteran's Memorials



Burnett County Courthouse

(contributed by Doug McMahan)



Davison County, SD Memorial

(contributed by Doc Lambert)




Erath County Courthouse

(contributed by Doug McMahan)





Dixon, IL Memorial

(contributed by Doc Lambert)


Henderson County Courthouse

(contributed by Doug McMahan)

Hunt County War Memorial in Greenville, TX also hosts the Audie Murphy Memorial

Audie Leon Murphy and the MG-42 Machine Gun


City of Itasca, TX

(contributed by Doug McMahan)

Gonzales County - Confederate Memorial

Lavaca County - Courthouse
Lavaca County - Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Rural Iowa, the Freedom Rock

(some photos contributed by Doc Lambert)

Patriot Post about the Freedom Rock

Tony Rodger's Freedom Rock Website



Winnebago, IL Veterans Memorial

(contributed by Doc Lambert)





Palo Pinto County, TX - east of Mineral Wells

(photos contributed by Richard Cross)



Misc. Veteran's Links


Cold War Certificate
In accordance with section 1084 of the Fiscal Year 1998 National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of Defense approved awarding Cold War Recognition Certificates to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served the United States anytime during the Cold War era, which is defined as Sept. 2, 1945 to Dec. 26, 1991.

Cold War Certificate Information

Air Force Memorial Foundation

Arlington National Cementry

Corvettes for Freedom

Grief & Loss Resource Center (US & Canada)

Korean War Veterans Memorial


Military Community Relations

National Cemetery


Soldiers' Angels

Texas Department of Veteran's Affairs

Tomb of the Unknowns

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Navy Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial

Vietnam Memorial (Search the Wall)

Vietnam Veterans Memorials Around The World

Vietnam Women's Memorial Project

Women Who Died in the Vietnam War

WELCOME HOME HEROES - get a group together and support them today

Welcome Troops



National Holidays and Why

Labor Day - First Monday in September

Memorial Day - Last Monday in May

Veteran's Day - November 11


The Wars

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

War of 1812 (1812-1814)

The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)

American Civil War (1861-1865)

Spainish American War (1898)

World War I (1914-1918)

World War II (1939-1945)

Korean War (1950-1953)

Vietnam War (1961-1975)

Vietnam War Facts:

  • 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the official Vietnam era from 5 AUG 64 to 7 MAY 75.

  • 2,709,918 Americans served in uniform in Vietnam which represented 9.7% of their generation.

  • 240 men were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War

  • 58,148 were killed in Vietnam. The first man to die was James Davis, in 1958. He was with the 509th Radio Research Station. Davis Station in Saigon was named for him.

  • 75,000 were severely disabled of which 23,214 100% were disabled

  • 5,283 lost limbs & 1,081 sustained multiple amputations

  • Average age of men killed: 23.1 years. Of those killed, 61% were younger than 21, 11,465 of those were younger than 20 years old, and 17,539 were married

  • Five men killed in Vietnam were only 16 years old. The oldest man killed was 62 years old.

  • As of 15 JAN 04, there are 1,875 Americans still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War

  • 97% of Vietnam Veterans were honorably discharged

  • 91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served

  • 74% say they would serve again, even knowing the outcome

  • Vietnam veterans have a lower unemployment rate than the same non-vet age groups.

  • Vietnam veterans personal income exceeds that of our non-veteran age group by more than 18%.

  • 87% of Americans hold Vietnam Veterans in high esteem.

  • There is no difference in drug usage between Vietnam Veterans and non-Vietnam Veterans of the same age group (Source: Veterans Administration Study)

  • Vietnam Veterans are less likely to be in prison.  Only one-half of one percent of Vietnam Veterans have been jailed for crimes.

  • 85% of Vietnam Veterans made successful transitions to civilian life.

[Source: NM e-Veterans News 9 Jan 06 - Research accredited to Capt. Marshal Hanson, USNR (Ret.) & Statistical Source Capt. Scott Beaton]

Gulf War Chronicles (1995)




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