Category - Warriors to Hometown Heroes

Mark Martin

Major Mark Martin is a 13-year active duty flight test engineer for the 18th Flight Test Squadron, and a man who has also dedicated his personal life to the service of others in need.   “You know the old saying, if you have the right job, you never work a day in your life?” he asks. “Well...

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William “Bill” McCowen

For nearly two decades, Lieutenant Colonel William “Bill” McCowen served his country as an Air Force Pilot, but he gave a lot more of his time than that.   McCowen “officially” flew 697 U.S. Combat Missions, something that no one else has ever done. In 1952, he survived a catastrophic aircraft...

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The Crispy Warriors

This issue, Beachcomber profiles a group of veterans who make our area their permanent or part-time home and call themselves the Crispy Warriors. The group began in March 2007, when several local vets gathered weekly for breakfast around the “Big Round Table” at Harbor Docks. It soon became a...

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Brian Haugen

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Special Forces U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces (Green Berets) U.S. Army National Guard (May 1986 – September 2009)   Brian grew up the son of an Air Force general, so he understands the sacrifices and constant changes that come with...

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