Bob Davis Is Presented with Commendations for Serice in Vietnam
United States Air Force Master Sergeant (Ret.) Robert Davis was presented the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross for his brave service during the Vietnam War after waiting 40 years. MSgt. Davis retired in 1975 but never received the commendations for his time served in Vietnam. The presentation was arranged by Congressman French Hill.
Sherwood (AR) Veteran of the Year Honor Goes to Ken Zellmer
Ken Zellmer was chosen as Veteran of the year for the city of Sherwood. Joining Ken on this occasion were Ira C. Eaker Chapter members Jim Elmer, Bill Kehler, Bob Davis, Bob Jones and Ken Zellmer friend Joe Zehler.
Gordon Earl Bentley Featured as Veteran of the Day by VA
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay (February 4, 2020) is Navy Veteran Gordon Earl Bentley, who served as an FM-2 Wildcat pilot during WWII and received a Distinguished Flying Cross.
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Parnell Fisher and Buddy Carr received the Korean Peace Medal
Korean War veterans Parnell Fisher and Buddy Carr were among those who received the Korean Peace Medal at ceremonies held at MacArthur Park on June 27, 2019. The veterans were recognized for their service during and after the conflict by Young Hwang Kim, a representative from the Korean Consul General's Office. This event is part of the State of Arkansas and Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs efforts to celebrate National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.
"Hank" Wehe Receives Quilt of Valor at June 2019 DFCS Meeting
WWII veteran John Henry ("Hank") Wehe was presented with a Quilt of Valor by Charlie Nash, representative of the Quilt of Valor Foundation, at the meeting of the Ira Eaker Chapter of the DFCS on 1 June 2019 at the Whole Hog Café in Little Rock. Guests at the meeting included several of Hank's family members and friends. Hank received his Distinguished Flying Cross while serving as a C-130 navigator during the Vietnam War.
Standing behind Hank (sitting): Craig Snider, Jackie Snider (daughter), Vicki Vandever (daughter), Chris Wehe (son).
Chapter Members Honor WWII Vet at 99th Birthday Party
Members of the Ira Eaker Chapter Dub Toombs, Bob Davis, Gary George and Jim Daugherty attended the party celebrating the 99th birthday of WWII veteran Jim Hutto at the Jacksonville Care Center recently. Hutto was in the infantry and fought against the Japanese in the Pacific during the war.
Congressman French Hill Presents DFC to Guy Carr
On August 3, 2018, Congressman French Hill (center, rear) presented the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals to Arkansan Guy Carr at the Brookdale Senior Living Center in Conway, Arkansas. These awards are for his service during the Korean War. Also in this photo are members of the Eaker Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross who attended the ceremony.
Quilt of Valor Presentations for Wilmer Plate and Larry Brown
Senator Boozman Interviews Parnell FisherWASHINGTON, D.C. (News release) ï¿½ U.S. Senator John Boozman released the latest interview in a series recognizing the service and sacrifice of Arkansas veterans. This newest installment highlights the military service of Master Sergeant (retired) Parnell Fisher whose heroic actions earned him the Silver Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. ArkansasMatters.com Article
Wilmer Plate Honored Twice in Two Months
Plate Receives The French Legion of Honor
Wilmer Plate Awarded High School Diploma
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Honors Davis
Bestow the title of Honorary ADVAcate on
Robert B Davis
In recognition of 22 years of service in the United States Air Force and
continued support and service to the Arkansas Veterans Community
On this Ninth Day of April in the year
Two Thousand and Sixteen
Signed: Matt Snead
Pictured are Mellissa Shipman, Robert Davis, Matt Snead and Bryan Shipman.
Fisher and Floyd In Hall of Fame