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Callan Phillips joined the military for practical reasons. His wife was pregnant and he was able to have a full-time job and insurance and tak…

Bryan Plass was a good student and a good athlete in high school, but he lacked purpose and direction. He found both in the military and it ch…

Adam Frickey, born and raised in Boise, was a 2002 graduated from Centennial High School in the aftermath of September 11. He and many friends…

Kelly Wilson was living in Hillsboro, Oregon, and living paycheck to paycheck with two roommates and an iguana, when she realized she was in a…

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Born and raised in Provo, Utah, LeMoyne Monk graduated in May 1943, while WWII was in full swing. He enlisted in the Army and reported to Ft. …

Robert E. Close is the counselor at Jefferson Elementary School. Close has been a counselor in the district for 27 years and has been at Jeffe…

Lester Reiss, a Vietnam veteran, had the opportunity a year ago to do the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with 49 other veterans.

Daniel Edward Boomgaarden, active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and avid model railroader, passed away Sept. 3 of complications from …

The American Legion (TAL) family is the world’s largest patriotic service organization whose theme is “Veterans Serving Veterans and Their fam…

For veterans serving in the VFW posts in Jefferson County, funerals are a solemn affair.

In the movies, the Marines were always the heroes, always the ones who got things done, and the toughest branch of military to be in.

When Casey Burns’ high school buddy, said, “let’s join the Marines,” Burns had no idea that decision would send him halfway around the world a…

Larry Anderson was born November 26, 1944, in Idaho Falls, and after graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1963, he decided to enlist in …

Doug Shlader teaches social studies, government, economics, P.E. and weights at Ririe High School. He’s been teaching for five years and this …