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Korean War Aviation Technician James Pride

Onboard USS Valley Forge at the start of the war. James Pride grew up in Florida but often moved around the south to Alabama and Georgia. Like many of his generation, he grew up during the Great Depression and WWII. As a young man, he worked various part-time jobs to...

Local Veteran Served in Two Wars

Paul Hermes enlisted in the Navy and served during WWII and Korea. Paul Hermes was born and raised in Philadelphia. He was the first generation of his family to be born here in the country. Paul understands sacrifices and so did his parents who immigrated from Germany...

Dr. Robert Iadeluca

98 Year-old WWII veteran a beloved man in his community. Robert Bancker Iadeluca served in the Army during WWII from 1942 until 1946. He was in the infantry and rose to the rank of First Sergeant. During is active duty, he was stationed in England, France, Belgium,...

Raymond E. Gustin

Raymond E. Gustin served two tours in Vietnam and was an inspiration to the creation of Hero’s Bridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to veterans age 65 and older.

Immeasurable Warmth

Vietnam Vet and his wife appreciate compassion and generosity from strangers February is a cold month, even by Virginia standards, but Vietnam Army veteran Robert Valese (Bob) lives in New Jersey where winters are slightly colder than here in the Commonwealth. Bob and...

An Inspiration to All

Cold War Veteran, Jennifer Bowman served her country and is now involved with special veteran projects Jennifer Bowman is a volunteer with Hero’s Bridge and the Senior Vice Commander of Warrenton VFW Post 9835. Jennifer is also a Cold War Veteran and was a Staff...

Helping Heroes

During this season of giving, support those who have served our nation. Each day of the year, Hero's Bridge helps local aging veterans. One of our core values is to remain centric to older heroes and during this season of giving, we invite you to join us in our...

Documenting History

A collaborative approach for veterans to record oral stories for perpetuity Hero’s Bridge co-founders Molly Brooks and Dave Benhoff collaborated with Warrenton VFW Post 9835 members Bruce Campbell and Jennifer Bowman to help preserve local veterans’ experiences and...

Bruce Campbell, Captain USNR (ret.)

Continues to serve his country through volunteer efforts in the community Hero’s Bridge volunteer Bruce Campbell is a retired Captain USNR and has been actively involved in both the Battle Buddy and Honor Guard programs. Bruce served in the Navy from June 1970 to July...

Hero’s Bridge Honor Guard

Showing respect and gratitude to WWII, Korea & Vietnam veterans Did you know over 20 million aging veterans were never given respect and gratitude for their service? Many of our nation’s heroes, especially those who served in Vietnam, returned home and experienced...

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