Family & Friend Heroes
Photos of family members and friends who have served
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Great-great Uncle Austin Miller, in his World War I Army uniform.
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Great-great Grandfather Chaplain Edgar Roy Cochrun in his World War I Army uniform.
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Great-great Uncle, Marion Miller, in his Canadian army uniform before the U.S. entered World War II. Uncle Marion was killed in action by a sniper outside Paris after D-Day. By that time he was a Private First Class in the American Army.
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Great-great Grandfather Chaplain Chaplain Edgar Roy Cochrun after his service in WWII.
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Grandpa Roy and Grandma Bert's very good friend Byron G. "Cooke" Barnes whom everyone in the family has met. Photo taken during his service in Korea during the Korean War.
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Great-great Uncle Francis ("Brick") Miller, U.S. Army.
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Great Grandpa Andrew Watcher, 3rd Armored Division. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was awarded two Bronze Stars.
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Great Uncle Tim Cochrun, who served as a U.S. Army artillery spotter in Vietnam.
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Photo Grandpa Roy took at Dulaney Valley Memorial Park near Baltimore, Maryland, of Colonel Gale Halvorsen, USAF Retired, in the 1990s. He was Grandpa Roy's commanding officer when Grandpa was stationed in West Berlin. Colonel Halvorsen was the Memorial Day speaker the day this photo was taken. He gained fame as the "Candy Bomber" during the Berlin Airlift in 1948.
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Great Uncle Johnny Watcher, US Army. He served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm.
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Great Uncle Rodney Watcher, U.S. Navy, who was serving aboard the USS Saratoga when it forced a chartered Egyptair airliner to land. It was carrying the terrorists who had hijacked the Achille Lauro liner off Egypt. Uncle Rodney later served as an enlisted air traffic controller at the Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center in Maryland.
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Our grandson, Chase Roy Cochrun Carter, US Marine Corps Reserves, at his graduation from boot camp, Parris Island, South Carolina.
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Khala Balascak, Pennsylvania National Guard, our grandson Chase's fiancee.