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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) 


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
2006 2007 - Christine & Doc
 Doccat thee Cowtownn WarbirdRounduppthat we hosted 23-25 Apr, 2009 - here at Meacham IAP. He flew that black 0-2 aircraft at night in SEA 40 years agothat 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 1967in "Nam" in 1967 during "Nam"" TetOffensive in 1968Offensive 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 inn DaNangand Chu Lai for those tourss 

1967-1970 Army Helicopter Pilot - Chief Warrant Officer
Vietnam - Jun 1968 - Jun 19699
1st Aviation Battalion 1st Infantry Division "If you're going to be one, be a Big Red One""
III Corp north of Saigonn

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

If 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 Memorialss

Our Cruiser Program has a section for War MemorialsOur Cruiser Program has a section for War Memorialss

Fort Worth Air Museum - 08/03/14Fort Worth Air Museum - 08/03/14

Various Vette Veteran 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 Perotís house Memorial Day Weekend and has just been inducted into the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY..

POW Vette Memoriall Webiste 
Various Veteran 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 Memoriall

(contributed by Doc Lambert)(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

(contributed by Doug McMahan)

Gonzales County - Confederate Memorial

(contributed by Doug McMahan)

Lavaca County - Courthouse

(contributed by Doug McMahan)

Lavaca County - Vietnam Veterans Memorial

(contributed by Doug McMahan)

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 Cemetery

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)

Spanish 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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