“I’m Sorry, But We’ve Lost Charlie”

“I’m Sorry, But We’ve Lost Charlie”

A small bottle of Evan Williams bourbon and a pumpkin pie sit on the table; a gift waiting to be given to an aging veteran. Our volunteers don’t usually bring alcohol to veterans but in Charlie’s case it kept him from paying an...
Retired Air Force Col. Richard Koehnke recalls Vietnam War exploits

Retired Air Force Col. Richard Koehnke recalls Vietnam War exploits

The year was 1967. Rick Koehnke was executing his ninth Air Force mission to take down the Paul Doumer bridge in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, which would off a major route for communist troops and supplies. He remembered, “We were sent into the ring around Hanoi....
Local Hero: Molly Brooks of Hero’s Bridge

Local Hero: Molly Brooks of Hero’s Bridge

One woman leads an army of volunteers to serve our area’s veterans Midland’s Molly Brooks had a vision early on. Growing up in the economically-depressed Ozarks with her mother working in a nursing home, Molly was privy to the substandard environment of the elderly...