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Wings of Valor: Honoring America’s Fighter Aces

America’s Fighter Aces are among the most elite wartime pilots. To earn that distinction they need to have destroyed at least five enemy planes.  Some 60,000 combat pilots served between World War I and the Vietnam War — only 1,447 became aces. … Continue reading

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World War I Centennial: Looking Back At Colorado’s World War I History

Today, April 6, 2017, marks 100 years since the United States declared war on Germany. Colorado’s history during World War I has not been well studied, but Stephen Leonard, a professor of history at Metropolitan State University of Denver, has begun to … Continue reading

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Honoring Vietnam War Era Veterans, Many Who Feel Forgotten

Many Vietnam War era veterans have waited decades for recognition. Hundreds of veterans will be honored during several ceremonies being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The first one is this Friday, March 24 in Lakewood. … Continue reading

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99-Year-Old Army Veteran Receives Bronze Star And Purple Heart

A 99-year-old World War II veteran just received some long-overdue medals at a ceremony in Lakewood. Private First Class Buford Johnson served in Europe under General George Patton during the Battle of the Bulge. Johnson’s daughter, Darlene Johnson Ortega, says … Continue reading

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