The American Legion Riders of Post 81, in Lake Havasu City, honored Gene Burns, 87, for his unwavering volunteer effort of 25 years as Marine Corps League Color Guard Captain. [caption id="attachment_16141" align="aligncenter" width="1021"] photo courtesy Ron Silva[/caption] “This appreciati... Read More
Veteran Spotlight:  Ron Silva
He can be seen at every Marine Corps League event, camera in hand, recording for posterity untold numbers of memorials, meetings, Marine Corps Balls, fundraisers and other events. He is the person the League counts on to photograph every tiny detail of its events. [caption id="attachment_14706" a... Read More
Hall Of Fame: Joe Charles Little
Joe Little is one of two Lake Havasu veterans to be inducted into the Arizona Hall of Fame in 2016. He sustained major injuries during the Vietnam War and has had numerous surgeries since then, the latest just a few months ago. But he was determined to overcome his medical crises and go on to hel... Read More
Two More From Havasu Chosen For Hall Of Fame
Lake Havasu City is adding to its “Most Patriotic City” reputation by the addition of two more veterans into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. Last year Havasu resident Lee Borgen was inducted, and this year two more Lake Havasu veterans have been selected. They will be inducted in a ceremon... Read More
Two Havasu Heroes, Together Again
I looked at the photo and couldn’t believe my eyes. But allow me to tell you this story from the beginning. Since 1989, every year, 10 days before Memorial Day, hundreds of veterans and supporters gather in Ontario, Calif., to begin a motorcycle journey across America. This journey is called Ru... Read More
Roz: One Of The First Women In The Marine Corps
Rosamond “Roz” Naylor grinned and her eyes sparkled when she talked about enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1943, during World War II. [caption id="attachment_5126" align="alignleft" width="234"] Roz Naylor at 93 years old, holding a photo of herself when she enlisted in the Marine Corps Leagu... Read More
Borgen Chosen for Arizona Hall of Fame
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ee Borgen, of Lake Havasu City, is one of 28 veterans recently selected to be inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in October. The organization recognizes and honors Arizona veterans who have honorably served their country through military service and who have continue... Read More
Local Veterans Inducted Into the Hall of Fame
Two prominent veterans of Mohave County were recently nominated and accepted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame for their continued service to veterans after their military service. They will be formally inducted during a ceremony in Phoenix Oct. 23. Both nominees are well known in Lake Havas... Read More
Veteran Spotlight: John Harold Henage
John Harold Henage was delivered by a midwife in 1927, as were his four brothers and four sisters. His family lived in a two-room house on a farm in Jerome, Idaho, with an outdoor toilet and no running water. The children attended a two-room schoolhouse. He dropped out of high school at 15, but w... Read More
Veteran Spotlight: John “Dirt” Grimes
He had recently graduated from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pa., and knew he would be drafted any day, so John Grimes and six of his friends enlisted so they might at least have a chance to get a better job in the Army than infantry on the front lines. In was 1966 and the war in Vietna... Read More