Fields of Thunder Museum expresses its profound gratitude to the men and women who have honorably served our country.

“America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.”

flagPlease remember to take the time to thank those who made this country possible throughout the history of this great nation. We enjoy the freedom we have because someone else went before us to make that possible.

Most of us know of, or are related to, someone who served in the armed forces.  We are honoring a few of these folks that have touched our lives with their histories and stories.  We call them unsung Heroes.  Not many people know them or have heard their sacrifices, but we think it is worth sharing the military part of their lives with you as you read through their experiences and contributions they have made for all of us.

If you know of someone that has served, has an interesting story or contribution, and you wish to honor them here, you can send us their story and we will post it along with ours.

_____________________________________VETERAN'S STORIES_____________________________________________________

Memoir stories of William Henry Newell (Bill) (1922-2014)
WWII Military service with the 2nd Marines 1941 to 1944 & 6th Marines –1945
Pacific Campaign 3 battle stars & 3 presidential unit citations
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Col. Wallace R. Buelow (1918-2009)
Served an Army Career from 1941 to 1972.  Among his awards are the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Air Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
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EM2 Jacque Willis Allen (1930-2009)
Korean War veteran.Served on the ship Sausalito which received 6 battle stars for her Korean War service.
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