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KENNETH MELCHER’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACT

KENNETH MELCHER A BUTTON FROM MELCHER’S AIR FORCE UNIFORM Kenneth C. Melcher enlisted in the US Air Force in 1955. He retired at Lowry Air Force Base in 1978 as a Chief Master Sergeant. Ken then worked as an Air Force civilian employee until 1994. After retirement, Melcher volunteered for numerous veterans’ organizations. Melcher’s family […]

RICHARD HAWKINS’ HONOR BELL ARTIFACTS

RICHARD HAWKINS THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY THE HAWKINS FAMILY. Richard Hawkins was born 25 May, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He always enjoyed sports and took up boxing at a young age. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943, and served as a machine gunner during World War II; towards the end of the war he […]

CHARLES ADAMS, JR.’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACT

ADAMS IN UNIFORM CHARLES ADAMS’ PILOT WINGS Charles E. Adams Jr. was born in New Orleans, Lousiana on September 22, 1919. He joined the Army in 1942 and transferred to the Air Corps at Santa Ana, California. After Primary flight school and Twin Engine Advance, he graduated in the class of 43-G.  He flew P-38s at […]