In Korean War, U.S. Naval Reserve on August 27, 2014 at 1:38 am
This formal picture of Bill Wyld of Port Charlotte was taken in 1951, three years into his 41 year Naval Reserve Career that began in 1948 and ran until he retired in 1989. Photo provided
During his 41 years in the Naval Reserves Chief Warrant Officer-4 (CWO-4) Bill Wyld Jr. of Port Charlotte may have served on more ships than just about anyone in the service. From 1948 until he retired from the Navy in 1989 he went aboard 21 ships, some of them a couple of times.
In U. S. Army, Uncategorized, World War II on August 25, 2014 at 1:38 am
Cpl. George Walther is pictured as an electrician in Oran North Africa during World War II. He was serving with
the 69th Station Hospital overseas during the war. Photo provided
Cpl. George Walther of Englewood worked as part of Lt. Eli Wallach’s crew helping produce “Is This The Army?” during World War II in Europe. The yet-to-be-famous Hollywood actor appeared in the play poking fun at the leaders of the Axis enemy powers.
In U.S. Army Air Force, Uncategorized, Vietnam on August 20, 2014 at 1:38 am
2nd Lt. Joe Comeaux of Punta Gorda, Fla. stands beside his T-38 “Talon” jet trainer at Craig Air Force Base, Selma, Ala. He was 22 when he soloed. Photo provided.
Joe Comeaux of Punta Gorda got out of high school in ’69, just in time for the last of the Vietnam War.