Parachute Demonstration to Recognize 75th Anniversary of D-Day on Founders Day

Parachute Demonstration to Recognize 75th Anniversary of D-Day on Founders Day

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 3, 2019) On Rockwall Founders Day, the Terry Fisher American Legion Post continues to celebrate its 100th Anniversary and will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with several activities on Saturday May 18, 2019.  These include a D-Day exhibit and a child friendly obstacle course. The highlight of the day will be a […]

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Terrell Honors RAF Cadets Killed During World War II

(TERRELL, TX – Oct. 29, 2018) – The No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony is set for 3 pm Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Oakland Memorial Park, 117 Bradshaw Street, followed by a Heritage Tea at the Museum, 119 Silent Wings Boulevard. The Remembrance Day ceremony honors 20 British cadets […]

WWII veteran recalls harrowing battle in the Pacific

WWII veteran recalls harrowing battle in the Pacific

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 7, 2017) When Herman Billnitzer joined the Navy as a Pharmacist Mate during the Pacific War in 1942, little did he know he’d wind up spending the majority of his service as a Corpsman of the 1st Marines Division, dodging bullets and tending the wounded on the front lines. “As I […]

WWII veteran to celebrate 100th birthday by giving back

WWII veteran to celebrate 100th birthday by giving back

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 28, 2017) When he was a young boy growing up in Arkansas, WWII Army veteran Sgt. Nick Nichols was asked what he wanted to do when he grew up.  His answer was, “Live to be 100!”  Sgt. Nick, now of Plano, Texas, will have done just that on March 20th when […]

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, […]

Veteran shares Honor Flight mission with Rockwall Breakfast Rotary

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 30, 2014) July 8th was a special day at the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary. Paul Schwartz with Honor Flight presented information about this wonderful organization. Paul is aViet Nam veteran and has a passion for the mission of Honor Flight. Pictured are Paul Schwartz and three WWII veterans that are Rockwall residents. These are […]

Rockwall veteran visits WWII Memorial on Honor Flight

Rockwall veteran visits WWII Memorial on Honor Flight

(ROCKWALL – October 5, 2013) World War II veteran Taylor McClure, 89, of Rockwall was among several local veterans aboard Honor Flight DFW Oct. 4-5. The all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC included visits to the WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Marine (Iwo Jima), Navy and Air Force Memorials; Arlington Cemetery; and Walter Reed Hospital to meet […]

Friends of Rockwall County Library seeks World War II veterans

(Rockwall) August 19, 2013 – Veterans of WWII are invited to be the honored guests at Friends of the Rockwall County Library at the September 10th meeting.  Linda Robinson, Honor Flight DFW Coordinator, is the featured speaker at the 11:00 a.m. meeting held in the Community Room of the Rockwall County Library. Honor Flight DFW […]

Honor Flight DFW program opens Friends of the Library year

Honor Flight DFW program opens Friends of the Library year

(Rockwall) August 19, 2013 – Linda Robinson, USO Honor Flight Coordinator for Dallas/Fort Worth will be the featured speaker for the September 10th meeting of Friends of the Rockwall County Library.  Her topic, “Defenders of Freedom” will give details about the Honor Flights for DFW area World War II veterans.  The public is invited to attend. […]