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In Honor of Black History Month: Rufus B. Jackson

In honor of Black History Month and in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the United States’s involvement in World War I, we highlight Des Moines resident and Iowa Stater Rufus Benjamin Jackson, Class of 1917. 136 more words

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Stanley Wallace Rosevear (DSC) - World War One Flying Ace

Stanley Wallace Rosevear was born in Walkerton, Ontario, in 1896, but grew up in Port Arthur, where his father was a teacher.  The family lived on Prospect Avenue and Stanley attended Port Arthur Collegiate Institute. 271 more words


Col Harold E. Fischer

Fischer grew up on a farm in Iowa and enlisted in the U.S. Army after two years at Iowa State University. He transferred to the Air Force in 1950 and achieved a remarkable combat record during 105 missions. 532 more words


Col Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker

Eddie Rickenbacker was a WWI world-famous pilot and war hero. He also drove a race car and was very skilled. During WWII, “Eddie was off in a B-17 bomber plane” and had planned to go to Hawaii with his crew: Hans Adamson, Bill Cherry, Jim Whittaker, John Deangelis, James Reynolds, Alex Kaczmarczyk, and Johnny Bartek. 188 more words


Walter James Tomkins

Walter was born in Wolverhampton in 1877 (although his birth registration has him as James Walter Tomkins). He was the son of James and Frances Emma Tomkins. 203 more words

Men Who Served

BG Gustav J. Braun, Jr.

Gustav Braun Jr. served during the First World War and was recognized for his fearless service:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustav J. Braun, Captain, U.S. 277 more words


PVT George Watson

George Watson was born in 1915 Birmingham, Alabama. Apart from his birth, little is known about his early life. He attended school in Colorado and graduated in 1942. 414 more words