Woody Williams - Marion County, WV - Marines WWII Veteran
Only living WV Medal of Honor Recipient
"If America ever got into trouble, West Virginians will be there. I have no doubt."
WV Veterans Nursing Facility Chaplain Payne - AF Cold War Era Veteran
"Most of the guilt from people seems to be, 'I had to kill someone. Knowing I purposefully had to take somebody's life
goes against everything I was taught as a child.'"
David Morris - Clay County, WV - Army Vietnam Veteran
"Unfortunately for me, unlike WWII veterans, I cannot be consoled by the fact that mine was a battle of good against evil."
Kevin Crickard - Marines Persian Gulf; Richard Crickard - Navy Korean War Era
Son, administrator; and Father, resident, at WV Veterans Nursing Facility.
"The intrinsic value of working here and being a part of history is without measure."
Rev. Robert Watkins' Funeral with Military Honors
Randolph County, WV - Army Korean War Era Veteran
William O'Dell - Webster County, WV - Army Vietnam Era Veteran
"There will be wars, and there will be wars. Always."
Clara Eaton -Taylor County, WV - Navy Waves WWII Veteran
"When Roosevelt declared that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor and war had been declared,
my two brothers were mobilized immediately, and I said, 'If they can serve, I can too.'"
James Cortez - Harrison County, WV - Army WWII Veteran
"At basic, they laid me out a bowl and a little box of cereal.
I didn't know what it even was because, at home, we couldn't even afford cereal."