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WWII Veteran to Receive French Legion de l’honneur Medal

WWII Veteran to Receive French Legion de l’honneur Medal

Consul General Anne-Laure Desjonquerres from the Atlanta French Consulate will award the French Legion de l’honneur Medal to WWII P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell on July 9 in 91. Other American recipients include General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas Mac Arthur....
WWII Veteran’s Story Depicted in N.C. State House

WWII Veteran’s Story Depicted in N.C. State House

I was waiting for the bullets “I was waiting for the bullets,” is WWII P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell’s description of being surrounded by German Me 109s during the Battle of the Bulge. That story is told in an oil painting commissioned by Valor Studios of Naples, Florida. A...
Ride the Parkway: Fundraiser for the 91

Ride the Parkway: Fundraiser for the 91

Cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway Imagine bicycling the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Whew! U.S. military veterans John Buford and Rich Clarke, members of the Veterans History 91’s Advisory Committee, will pedal 469 miles to support the Veterans History...
WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday with lunch, cards, a song, and birthday cake by his fellow WWII veterans. The group’s ages range from 97 to 102. Sarros...
Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Vision class members tour the WWII-Pacific gallery On a mission to learn about all aspects of Transylvania County, VISION Transylvania class members, in their nine-month program, tour businesses, governments, and non-profits. They get to know individual leaders,...
We’ll Never Be Enemies Again

We’ll Never Be Enemies Again

We’ll Never Be Enemies Again “We are now friends. We’ll never be enemies again.” These are the words of WWII fighter pilot Ed Cottrell after his recent visit to Germany to meet German fighter pilot Karl-Heinz Bosse. On Saturday, April 13, The Veterans History 91...