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Voices of Veterans: Al Hanson

Updated: 08/30/2009 - As an Army Air Corps radio operator in World War II, it's hard to imagine that anyone spent more hours airborne in the Pacific Theater than did Bryan's Al Hanson.

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Voices of Veterans: James Cooper

Updated: 08/30/2009 - At 82, Dr. James F. Cooper is the oldest practicing physician in the Bryan/College Station area. But the one title he might be most proud of is "veteran".

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Voices of Veterans: Ed Eyre

Updated: 10/08/2009 - College Station's Ed Eyre was one of those Marines who landed and charged up the war torn Sands of Iwo Jima near Mt. Suribachi in February of 1945. On the 10th day of that 36-Day Battle, he was wounded there, but as you can imagine, he counts himself as one of the lucky ones.

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Voices of Veterans: Glenn Morgan

Updated: 08/30/2009 - July 30th, 1945 -- the single biggest Naval disaster of World War II - when the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk on its way back from delivering the components of the bomb that later was dropped on Hiroshima.

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Voices of Veterans: Al Meyer

Updated: 07/01/2009 - It was six years of life he will never get back, but Lt. Col Al Meyer, A&M Class of 1960, will never forget that time from the spring of 1967 to 1973 that he spent as a captive of the North Vietnamese Army….. A P-O-W at Hanoi Hilton.

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Voices of Veterans: Sonny Franze

Updated: 06/30/2009 - "I knew there was a war going on but I didn't have any idea I'd ever be a part of it," said R.F. "Sonny" Franze, who grew up in Kurten, Texas, where he was drafted into World War II. It was October of 1942.

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Voices of Veterans: Bob Pardo

Updated: 06/21/2009 - On March 10, 1967, in the heat of the Vietnam War, fighter pilot Bob Pardo and his back-seater, 1st Lieutenant Steve Wayne, were on a combat mission to North Vietnam when his formation started taking fire.

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