Local veteran’s recollection comes full circle

Local veteran’s recollection comes full circle

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 9, 2019)  Last week my veteran’s recollection was a gut-wrenching loss of a friend who died at the Stuart Airshow while flying his OV-1 Mohawk. Now it seems most appropriate to close the loop with the “Good News” story of Mohawk tail number “926” because hers is wonderful story woven into the […]

Rockwall Resident Brings Unique Experience to Housing Authority Board

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 15, 2019) Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has appointed decorated Vietnam War hero, Joseph P. Lynch, to the Housing Authority Board. The board oversees the dwellings set aside for elderly and needy residents in the City of Rockwall. Fifteen year Rockwall resident and local hero, Mr. Lynch, brings a unique experience as the […]

Community shows support at groundbreaking of veteran’s new mortgage-free home in Rockwall

Community shows support at groundbreaking of veteran’s new mortgage-free home in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 10, 2015) American banners courtesy of the Rockwall Fire and Police Departments lined Wincrest Drive in High Pointe Lake Estates August 10th, as community members gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony for the future home of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jerry Holcomb and his family. Sergeant Holcomb – who suffers from […]

Rockwall veteran to fly in WWII era bi-plane Friday

UPDATE (May 14, 2015) : Sadly, Blue Ribbon News just learned that due to weather conditions, Friday’s Dream Flight has been cancelled. Alternate plans are being considered; stay tuned as we receive updates. (ROCKWALL, TX – May 11, 2015) Former U.S. Navy fighter pilot J. Waymon Rose, a resident of Rock Ridge Assisted Living and […]

Rockwall veteran selected to fly in WWII era bi-plane

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 30, 2015) Former U.S. Navy fighter pilot J. Waymon Rose, a resident of Rock Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care in Rockwall, is one of six senior veterans selected to soar the skies over Dallas-Fort Worth in a World War II era bi-plane. The “Day of Recognition” is made possible by […]

The Tough Ombres – A local veteran’s story

ROCKWALL, TX (November 10, 2014) Corporal Dave Tolan served with the 712th Tank Battalion in WWII. This battalion was attached to the 90th Infantry Division, known as The Tough Ombres, or “TO”. (This designation originally meant Texas/Oklahoma in WWI). They pushed across France from Omaha Beach and Dave has combat stars from Normandy, Northern France, […]

Patriot Paws service dog earns award as best companion

Patriot Paws service dog earns award as best companion

This yellow Lab named Justice was recently named Companion Animal of the Year after being inducted into the Texas Animal Hall of Fame by the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation. Trained by Patriot Pawsin Rockwall, Justice is a service dog who assists Iraq war veteran Brian Field, who lost both lower legs during his deployment in […]