Norman Lear in the Army Air Forces-1942-45-radio operator/gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. He flew 52 combat missions. Awarded Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters

Norman Lear, US Army Air Corps, World War II, operator/gunner on Flying Fortress bombers. He flew 52 combat missions. Awarded Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters. Writer and television producer, most famous for creating "All in the Family".

Van Heflin served during WWII as a cameraman in the North Air Force in Europe and with the First Motion Picture Unit.

Van Heflin born in Walters, OK. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the had a string of roles as a leading man. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Johnny Eager

EDWARD MICHAEL "MIKE" FINCKE (COLONEL, U.S. AIR FORCE, RETIRED) NASA ASTRONAUT http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/fincke.html

EDWARD MICHAEL "MIKE" FINCKE (COLONEL, U.S. AIR FORCE, RETIRED) NASA ASTRONAUT http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/fincke.html

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THE NEW 2016 OFFICERS? Check out their bios on our webpage http://afthunderbirds.com/site/members/Officers and look forward to meeting them at an airshow near you!

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THE NEW 2016 OFFICERS? Check out their bios on our webpage http://afthunderbirds.com/site/members/Officers and look forward to meeting them at an airshow near you!

Chuck Norris - An old joke says the six branches of the military are the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Chuck Norris. But tough guy Norris served four years in the U.S. Air Force, from 1958-1962. While stationed in Korea, he began studying karate. (Source: TriStar)

Chuck Norris - An old joke says the six branches of the military are the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Chuck Norris. But tough guy Norris served four years in the U.S. Air Force, from 1958-1962. While stationed in Korea, he began studying karate. (Source: TriStar)

When the founding members of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, risked life and limb to help protect the home front during the early days of World War II, they weren’t looking for recognition.  Some seven decades later, though, they’re receiving it, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives’ voice vote Monday afternoon to award CAP a Congressional Gold Medal for its volunteer service during the war.

When the founding members of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, risked life and limb to help protect the home front during the early days of World War II, they weren’t looking for recognition. Some seven decades later, though, they’re receiving it, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives’ voice vote Monday afternoon to award CAP a Congressional Gold Medal for its volunteer service during the war.

Donald O'Conner,  In 1944, O'Connor was drafted into the Army. Before he reported for induction, Universal Pictures rushed him through production of three feature films simultaneously and released them when he was overseas.

Donald o'connor color 11x14 photo in army uniform

Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor (August 1925 – September was an American dancer, singer, and actor. In he was drafted into the Army.

Yvonne Cagle Astronaut SF State was the launch pad for this biochemistry major, now a medical doctor and NASA astronaut assigned to the Johnson Space Center's Space and Life Science Directorate.

Yvonne Cagle Astronaut SF State was the launch pad for this biochemistry major, now a medical doctor and NASA astronaut assigned to the Johnson Space Center's Space and Life Science Directorate.

Arthur Franz-Army Air Forces-WW2-B-24 Liberator navigator-shot down over Romania and put in a POW camp but was able to escape. (Actor)

ARTHUR FRANZ= Army Air Liberator navigator-shot down over Romania and put in a POW camp but was able to escape.

NASA astronaut Eileen Collins was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, a role that required an astronaut to have at least 1,000 hours of experience piloting jet aircraft. Collins commanded the STS-93 space shuttle mission in July 1999, and went on to command a second time in July 2005.

Space Women - Eileen Collins, First NASA Space Shuttle Commander, 1999 & July, 2005

Michael S. Hopkins (NASA photo JSC2009-E-244956). Missouri born astronaut currently on international space station (nov 13). www.jsc.nasa.gov

Hopkins (NASA photo Missouri born astronaut currently on international space station (nov www.

#3rdSpecialForcesGroupAirborne ......  Today we honor the fallen. Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller was killed in action January 25, 2008 in Afghanistan. Follow the link to read his story. http://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Miller_Robert.pdf

#3rdSpecialForcesGroupAirborne ...... Today we honor the fallen. Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller was killed in action January 25, 2008 in Afghanistan. Follow the link to read his story. http://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Miller_Robert.pdf

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