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HONORING A NAVY VET WITH SUNSHINE AND CEREMONY

The day began with a blizzard, but the sun came out just in time for US Navy veteran Paul Reeves to be laid to rest. Mr. Reeves passed at age 93 with no family, but an intrepid group of volunteers from Patriot Guard Riders and Honor Bell Foundation came to stand and honor him.  The […]

HONORING A PEARL HARBOR SAILOR

This morning the Honor Bell was tolled to lay to rest US Navy Storekeeper 3rd Class, Wallace Eakes. Wallace was 22 years old on December 7, 1941, and was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor.  He was killed in action. Eakes and 99 other sailors were buried in a mass grave, but thanks to […]

HONOR BELL TOLLS FOR THE 1,000TH TIME AT A VETERAN’S FUNERAL

For the 1,000th time at Fort Logan National Cemetery, the Honor Bell was tolled at a veteran’s funeral service on Wednesday. Elio Joseph Tasin served as a Combat Infantry Rifleman in the Army during World War II. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions while serving in Europe. Tasin’s son, Paul, is a Navy […]

JULIAN DRACON’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACT

DRACON, DURING HIS NAVY CAREER DRACON’S NAVY COMMENDATION MEDAL ulian Dracon was born in 1933. After graduating from high school in Billings, Montana, he enlisted in the Navy in 1950. Over the duration of his military career, he travelled the world, living in Hawaii and Japan. While in the Navy he obtained a Bachelor of […]