Category Archives: Remembering

Here’s how the Air Force is remembering its first female pilots


Retired Lt. Col. Kathy LaSauce got “hooked on airplanes” when she became one of the Air Force’s first female officers in aircraft maintenance — a field previously barred to women in the service — after joining the service in 1972 “How many young people get to start a life where they are trained about airplanes?” […]

‘I didn’t know I was young:’ Remembering the Korean War 70 years later


Retired Army Maj. Bill Terwilliger was only a 17-year-old boy from Colton, South Dakota when he joined the Army in 1950. It all started when he and a friend decided to drive 30 minutes to Sioux Falls and connect with military recruiters after school. Terwilliger spoke with an Army recruiter, who visited his family’s farm […]