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Interesting new items donated to the Museum
World War 2 Navy Veterans family visited the Museum
Docent Tony Pinto
Film producer of American Landscapes where they
visit places of interest to highlight a segment on
the Museum for his television shows. The Museum was
honored to have Greg and his crew do this segment on
our Museum. Gregg is holding photos he took from a
tanker during a refueling mission of a SR-71 when he
was in the Air Force stationed at Beale. Greg is
also a Commander in the AMVETS Veterans
organizations in Sothern California.
Tony with a flag that Ray brought in with the names
of those lost in September 11 attack on the Twin
Towers and Pentagon. Ray also brought photos from
his time in service.
Edwards with a signed Saudi flag from the Desert
Storm War. He also brought in ships plaques, photo
and US Navy Recruiting License plate from his Dads
time in the Navy.
Display donated by
the family in Memory of SSgt. Todd North who was a
Marine killed in 2013 while saving his fellow
Marines. The family, parents Judy and Bruce
Payne brought to the Museum, Todd's son Asa and his
widow, Alyssa shown in photo with their
son. Alyssa is also in the Marine Corps. It is an
honor pay tribute to SSgt. Todd North. He is not
Bert Johnson, Viet
Nam Veteran brought in a framed photo of the Womens
Memorial in Washington DC that his sister donated.
Floyd Jones presents Dann a check from the Feather
holding a display from Vernon Yates, US Army, who
was awarded the Silver Star for his combat
operations in Europe during World War II. Craig
donated the display in Memory of his friend Vernon.
Robert Sutton brought in a American Flag that
his Uncle, Joseph Marshall Abell carried in
World War II on the invasion / battle of Iwo
Jima. It was given to Bob before he left for
Viet Nam where he carried the flag in 1967 -
1968 while flying as a crew Chief on a Huey with
the 170th Assault Helicopter Company. This
Family heirloom flag was carried in 2 Wars. I
is faded and worn, but it's history is unique!
Group photo from the Hmong Cultural Center of
Frank Pangburn brought in a book on
Confederate drill carried during the Civil War
by a relative with the history of the relative.
He also brought in a Aircraft Camera box from
World War II.
played Taps on the bugle at 11 AM, 11th day and 11th
Month for Veterans Day at the Museum
Jane John brought
in photos and documents from he Father, Lt Commander
Earl Wayne Weber who served in World War I
(1917-1918) on submarines and then fought in World
War II rising to the rank of Lt. Commander in the US
Ted Teragwa brought
in his Fathers (Robert) World War II named Army Good
Marshall with in a Army uniform that he got from the
Community Christ Church in Sacramento that had been
dropped off for the Church yard sale. There is no
name on it but has SSgt stripes, Beach Master and
6th Army patches, World War II Victory medal, and
Asiatic Pacific ribbon with 2 battle stars.
brought in an unopened crate of wooden World War II
tent stakes with Army markings.
Dann with Donald
Boone who is a USN World War II Veteran who made 8
invasion landings in the Pacific
against Japanese held Islands. Don is pointing to a
Navy uniform with the same sleeve rating / rank that
he was in the War.
Bob Jacobs holding
an apron his Mother wore, a sweetheart banner from
Camp Beale and photo from his Mother, Mary Burns who
was at Camp Beale from 1942 - 1944 working in the
cafeteria cooking for the 13th Armored Division
soldiers during training for action against the
Hey holding a banner he had made in Viet Nam during
the war. It says, HO CHI MINH KISS MY A--. It was
hanging in his hooch at Binh Thuy Airbase when they
were hit during the TET Battle in 1968. It is
stained and frayed. 8 Airmen were killed there
during the attack.
Lt. Col. Tony Bevacqua (USAF Ret.) brought
in an instrument panel for an Air Force plane
with the altitude and vertical gages in it and
an article about him. Tony is one of only 12
officers in the USAF to have been the Pilot in
both the U-2 "Dragon Lady" and the SR-71
"Blackbird" aircraft. Tony was also a test
pilot of aircraft at Area 51. He flew out of
Bien Hoa, Viet Nam during the war in 1964 -
1965. Tony had quite a career in the Air Force.
Retired USMC SSgt. Randy Busk with his
Tankers vest he wore in the Corps. Randy was a
Master Gunner on the M-60 AL Tank.
Tech Sgt. Phillips currently serving in
the USAF brought in her Alice pack and weapon
case that is not used anymore.
Major (USAF RET) Frank Nelson being
thanked by some of the Hmong warriors he flew in
support of over Laos during the Viet Nam War.
It was another very touching moment at the
Lt. Chue Yang brought in a photo of himself
and signed it. Photo shows him wearing his
Beret, dressed in jungle fatigues with hand
grenades on his belt and weapon when he fought
in Laos in the "Secret War" against the
Communists during the Viet Nam War.
brought in a model he built of a World War I British
Schooner that was outfitted with deck guns to
counter the German U-Boats operating off the coast
SMSgt (RET) Solomon
brought in a World War II Leather bombers jacket
worn by his friend, Col. Bill Kincade while flying
with the 15th Air Force (Army Air Corps) that was
donated by Bill's son in memory of Bill. The unique
thing about this jacket is that all the patches are
painted leather including the Squadron patch on the
front which was unique to the Army Air Corps during
World War II.
Mrs. Andrews with
her husbands (SSgt Burdett Andrews), souvenier
pillow cases and jungle boots.
He retired from the
USAF having served during World War II, the Berlin
Airlift, and 2 tours in Viet Nam. He was a Fight
William and Cindy
Edwards brought in a U-2 named patched flight suit
and a WW II CBI patched uniform with helmets that
were donated by Cindy's husband.
collection built by Ralph J Roberts, US Navy 1948 -
1952. The collection was donated to honor Ralph for
his military service and his love for World War II
planes by his son, Kelly J Roberts shown with the
collection. In memory of his Father, Kelly said he
will not be forgotten !
holding a B-17 print he brought in along with a 1945
dated US Army command post switchboard in wooden
Tom is an Air Force
Veteran who served with the USAF Strategic Air
Carter holding a Army Air Corps fleece flying jacket
he brought in.
brought in his photo and bio. He was a Navy
Commander with 27 years. He served on the USS
Constellation (CV-64), then transferred to the
Medical Corps serving as the Laboratory Officer at
the Naval Hospital Philadelphia for 3 years, went to
Naples, Italy for 4 years working with the 6th
Fleet, worked with microbiologists in Morocco and
Ethiopia retiring from the Navy in 1989 after
joining in 1962. He now is playing a big part at
the Museum as a Volunteer working on computer
digitizing collection photos.
Floyd Jones brought
in a World War II US Army Air Corps marked box and
instrument known as a Aircraft Protractor that his
friend, MSgt George Lester donated. It is dated
Cory Walker brought in 2 helmets his Grandma Patrica
Mountain gave him. He is holding a World War II
British "Dishpan" helmet and Cory is holding a Viet
Nam War flight helmet worn by D.E. Sanborn who flew
with the "SUNDOWNERS" VF-92 Sqd. in 1972.
brought in a Montagnard cross bow and quiver with
arrows that he was given to him during his tour by
the Montagnard's. LT. Nelson also brought a signed
photo of himself taken in 1967 at Pleiku, in the
Central Highlands of Viet Nam while stationed at
the 526th Replacement Company base. He served as a
LT. in the Army
(Daughter) and Aletha holding a captured Nazi banner
that was brought home by her father SSgt Rudolph
Karl Munstermanseen in the signed photo of him they
are holding with the banner from World War II. He
was with the Army 8th Division as a SSgt who was
awarded the CIB for combat.
Rich and Dawn
Tallman brought in photos of their family members
who have served in 4 wars. Father: Arthur
Tallman (World War II), Uncle: George Brill (Korean
War), Brother: Stephen Tallman (Vietnam War), and
Son: Neil Tallman (Operation Iraqi Freedom). Thank
you to the Tallman family who have served !
M/Sgt George Lester
was a primary boom operator on refueling the
SR-71's. His reflection is in the canopy after
served in the Air Force and was stationed At Beale
AFB. He brought in his photo and original prints of
Veterans he did with attached personnel stories of
each Veteran. They are truly unique drawings that
are done over the map where the Veterans served. An
original concept that Dallas did to honor the
Veterans service !
Frank Pangburn, USN
Korean War and Nuclear testing Sailor with 2 photo
displays from his service including photos he took
of the Hydrogen Bomb tests in the Pacific.
TSgt USAF (RET)
David McCormack signing the SR-71 canopy. He was in
the SR program A.G.E. 1969 - 1974. He also was at
Plekiu, Viet Nam with the 505th TCMS 1965 - 1966
with the "BIRGDOGS" recon aircraft.
brought her daughter, Sgt. Michelle McCullah's 4th
ID uniform and write up about her service. She
served as the Battalion Chaplains Assistant at
Kandahar, Afghanistan with HQ & HQ Bn. of the 4th
Inf. Div, US Army in Operation Enduring Freedom War
on Terror. Her Mom, Cindy is very proud of
Michelle's service to our country.
Mrs. Myrle Gill
brought in a 2nd ID Roster in memory of her husband
Floyd Gill who served with the 2nd ID during World
Major Dale Welch (RET) USAF Pilot brought in
his friend, Lt Col. Gerry Shaw's USAF Officers
dress Sword. Gerry flew from 1970 - 1990 in
many aircraft during his time with the Air
Today my husband
and I visit the museum of the forgotten warriors for
the first time. What an awesome display of military
history. It is amazing. Thanks Mr Dann Spear.
Luisa and Rock P leger
Rock with his USAF
patches and his Father Yvon Leger's USN knife
he carried in the Normandy 1944 invasion where he
served as a USN Coxwin on a LCVP landing craft
landing the soldiers. He as assigned to LST 30.
Dann and Ceder met
Kris "TANTO" Paronto, hero of the Benghazi, Libya
attack and writer of the book and movie 13
Hours. What a story he had to tell !
Floyd Jones presents Dann a donation check from the
Feather Falls Casino to the Museum.
Photo is of Gordon by his display put up 29
years ago in the Museum.
Steve Frey and Gordon Osborne both mere at
Tuy Hoa, Viet Nam the same unit with the Air
Force and at the Museum ,after almost 50 years
and enjoyed their memories.
Dann, thank you sooo much for
today. It meant a lot to my Dad.
Especially meeting Steve and getting
the link to the annual reunion data.
You are such a great person,
you will probably never know how
great my dear friend!!
I posted the pics and your
business card on Facebook.
I enjoyed catching up... be
sure to tell Bert & the boys
hello from us & give them hugs!!
Love, Jackie Watson
served in the USAF during Desert Storm at Taif,
Saudi Arabia. They could not go off base unless
they wore an "ABAYA". She brought in hers that she
wore there with a photo of her wearing it. She said
they would wear these over their desert uniforms and
they were a real pain in the butt !.
Beale Air Force
Honor Guard Team giving a class to the Hmongs on
flag folding and drill for their newly organized
Hmong Honor Guard team at the Museum.
Rock donated by Joey Moorehead
owner of Butte Sand and Gravel, With Dann
spreading the donation.
Blades donated by Jones Flying service in Biggs CA.
Unloaded by Chris Taylor and Museum Staff.
Davies with her husbands U-2 flight suit display
Helene and Michael
Andrews brought in a Civil War canteen, buckles and
a Gettysburg unit position map of the battle lines.
brought in her late husband, Major Richard Davies (USAF
PILOT) Mess dress with medals and wings, U-2 (DRAGON
LADY) flight suit his photos as a tribute to her
husband. Major Davies flew RF-4's in Viet Nam
earning 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 4 Bronze
Stars and the Viet Nam Cross of Gallantry with
Palm. He went on to fly the U-2 Recon plane putting
in over 1000 flight hours. After he retired from
the Air Force, he went to NASA where he flew the
EB-2. He retired as a Major.
Veterans pictures being taken at the museum for
display by the Yuba Sutter Regional Arts Council on
March 4th 2017.
Bushman (US Navy - Ret) brought in a signed photo.
He wore his uniform for the Veterans photo portraits
shoot by the Arts Council held at the Museum.
Austin and Mary Webb being photographed for
photo portraits shoot by the Arts Council held at
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April 10, 2018