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World War 2 Navy Veterans family visited the Museum

Docent Tony Pinto

Greg Nutt, Film producer of American Landscapes where they visit places of interest to highlight a segment on the Museum for his television shows.  The Museum was honored to have Greg and his crew do this segment on our Museum. Gregg is holding photos he took from a tanker during a refueling mission of a SR-71 when he was in the Air Force stationed at Beale.  Greg is also a Commander in the AMVETS Veterans organizations in Sothern California.

Ray and Tony with a flag that Ray brought in with the names of those lost in September 11 attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon.  Ray also brought photos from his time in service.

Mike Edwards with a signed Saudi  flag from the Desert Storm War.  He also brought in ships plaques, photo and US Navy Recruiting License plate from his Dads time in the Navy.

Display donated by the family in Memory of SSgt. Todd North who was a Marine killed in 2013 while saving his fellow Marines.  The family, parents Judy and Bruce Payne brought  to the Museum, Todd's son Asa and his widow, Alyssa  shown in photo with their son.  Alyssa is also in the Marine Corps.  It is an honor pay tribute to SSgt. Todd North.  He is not Forgotten!

Bert Johnson, Viet Nam Veteran brought in a framed photo of the Womens Memorial in Washington DC that his sister donated.

Floyd Jones presents Dann a check from the Feather Falls Casino

Craig Pethel holding a display from Vernon Yates, US Army, who was awarded the Silver Star for his combat operations in Europe during World War II.  Craig donated the display in Memory of his friend Vernon.

Robert Sutton brought in a American Flag that his Uncle, Joseph Marshall Abell carried in World War II on the invasion / battle of Iwo Jima.  It was given to Bob before he left for Viet Nam where he carried the flag in 1967 - 1968 while flying as a crew Chief on a Huey with the 170th Assault Helicopter Company.  This Family heirloom flag was carried in 2 Wars.  I is faded and worn, but it's history is unique!


Group photo from the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County. 

Frank Pangburn brought in a book on Confederate drill carried during the Civil War by a relative with the history of the relative.  He also brought in a Aircraft Camera box from World War II.


Tony Pinto played Taps on the bugle at 11 AM, 11th day and 11th Month for Veterans Day at the Museum

Jane John brought in photos and documents from he Father, Lt Commander Earl Wayne Weber who served in World War I (1917-1918) on submarines and then fought in World War II rising to the rank of Lt. Commander in the US Navy.

Ted Teragwa brought in his Fathers (Robert) World War II named Army Good Conduct Medal.

Charles Marshall with in a Army uniform that he got from the Community Christ Church in Sacramento that had been dropped off for the Church yard sale.  There is no name on it but has SSgt stripes, Beach Master and 6th Army patches, World War II Victory medal, and Asiatic Pacific ribbon with 2 battle stars.

Ross Patterson brought in an unopened crate of wooden World War II tent stakes with Army markings.

Dann with Donald Boone who is a USN World War II Veteran who made 8 invasion landings in the Pacific against Japanese held Islands.  Don is pointing to a Navy uniform with the same sleeve rating / rank that he was in the War.

Bob Jacobs holding an apron his Mother wore, a sweetheart banner from Camp Beale and photo from his Mother, Mary Burns who was at Camp Beale from 1942 - 1944  working in the cafeteria cooking for the 13th Armored Division soldiers during training for action against the Germans.

Roger De Hey holding a banner he had made in Viet Nam during the war.  It says, HO CHI MINH KISS MY A--.  It was hanging in his hooch at Binh Thuy Airbase when they were hit during the TET Battle in 1968.  It is stained and frayed.  8 Airmen were killed there during the attack.


Lt. Col. Tony Bevacqua  (USAF Ret.) brought in an instrument panel for an Air Force plane with the altitude and vertical gages in it and an article about him.  Tony is one of only 12 officers in the USAF to have been the Pilot in both the U-2 "Dragon Lady" and the SR-71 "Blackbird" aircraft.  Tony was also a test pilot of aircraft at Area 51.  He flew out of Bien Hoa, Viet Nam during the war in 1964 - 1965.  Tony had quite a career in the Air Force.

Retired USMC SSgt. Randy Busk with his Tankers vest he wore in the Corps.  Randy was a Master Gunner on the M-60 AL Tank.

Tech Sgt. Phillips currently serving in the USAF brought in her Alice pack and weapon case that is not used anymore.

Major (USAF RET) Frank Nelson being thanked by some of the Hmong warriors he flew in support of over Laos during the Viet Nam War.  It was another very touching moment at the Museum.


Lt. Chue Yang brought in a photo of himself and signed it.  Photo shows him wearing his Beret, dressed in jungle fatigues with hand grenades on his belt and weapon when he fought in Laos in the "Secret War" against the Communists during the Viet Nam War.

Eldon Hathaway brought in a model he built of a World War I British Schooner that was outfitted with deck guns to counter the German U-Boats operating off the coast of England.

SMSgt (RET) Solomon brought in a World War II Leather bombers jacket worn by his friend, Col. Bill Kincade while flying with the 15th Air Force (Army Air Corps) that was donated by Bill's son in memory of Bill.  The unique thing about this jacket is that all the patches are painted leather including the Squadron patch on the front which was unique to the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Mrs. Andrews with her husbands  (SSgt Burdett Andrews),  souvenier  pillow cases and jungle boots. 

He retired from the USAF having served during World War II, the Berlin Airlift, and 2 tours in Viet Nam.  He was a Fight Engineer.

William and Cindy Edwards brought in a U-2 named patched flight suit and a WW II CBI patched uniform with helmets that were donated by Cindy's husband.

Airplane Model collection built by Ralph J Roberts, US Navy 1948 - 1952.  The collection was donated to honor Ralph for his military service and his love for World War II planes by his son, Kelly J Roberts shown with the collection.  In memory of his Father,  Kelly said he will not be forgotten !

Tom Farthing holding a B-17 print he brought in along with a 1945 dated US Army command post switchboard in wooden box. 

Tom is an Air Force Veteran who served with the USAF Strategic Air Command., (SAC)

Matt Carter holding a Army Air Corps fleece flying jacket he brought in.

Bill Crocker brought in his photo and bio.  He was a Navy Commander with 27 years.  He served on the USS Constellation (CV-64), then transferred to the Medical Corps serving as the Laboratory Officer at the Naval Hospital Philadelphia for 3 years, went to Naples, Italy for 4 years working with the 6th Fleet, worked with  microbiologists in Morocco and Ethiopia retiring from the Navy in 1989 after joining in 1962.  He now is playing a big part at the Museum as a Volunteer working on computer digitizing collection photos.

Floyd Jones brought in a World War II US Army Air Corps marked box and instrument known as a Aircraft Protractor that his friend, MSgt George Lester donated.  It is dated 1942.

Jonathan and Cory Walker brought in 2 helmets his Grandma Patrica Mountain gave him.  He is holding a World War II British "Dishpan" helmet and Cory is holding a Viet Nam War flight helmet worn by D.E. Sanborn who flew with the "SUNDOWNERS" VF-92 Sqd. in 1972.

Stephen Nelson brought in a Montagnard cross bow and quiver with arrows that he was given to him during his tour by the Montagnard's.  LT. Nelson also brought a signed photo of himself  taken in 1967 at Pleiku, in the Central  Highlands of Viet Nam while stationed at the 526th Replacement Company base. He served as a LT. in the Army

Roberta Green (Daughter) and Aletha holding a captured Nazi banner that was brought home by her father SSgt Rudolph Karl Munstermanseen in the signed photo of him they are holding with the banner from World War II.  He was with the Army 8th Division as a SSgt who was awarded the CIB for combat.

Rich and Dawn Tallman brought in photos of their family members who have served in 4 wars.  Father:  Arthur Tallman (World War II), Uncle:  George Brill (Korean War), Brother:  Stephen Tallman (Vietnam War), and Son: Neil Tallman (Operation Iraqi Freedom).  Thank you to the Tallman family who have served !

M/Sgt George Lester was a primary boom operator on refueling the SR-71's.  His reflection is in the canopy after signing it.

Dallas Hollis served in the Air Force and was stationed At Beale AFB.  He brought in his photo and original prints of Veterans he did with attached personnel stories of each Veteran.  They are truly unique drawings that are done over the map where the Veterans served.  An original concept that Dallas did to honor the Veterans service !

Frank Pangburn, USN Korean War and Nuclear testing Sailor with 2 photo displays from his service including photos he took of the Hydrogen Bomb tests in the Pacific.

TSgt USAF (RET) David McCormack signing the SR-71 canopy.  He was in the SR program A.G.E. 1969 - 1974.  He also was at Plekiu, Viet Nam with the 505th TCMS 1965 - 1966 with the "BIRGDOGS" recon aircraft.

Cindy Brooke brought her daughter, Sgt. Michelle McCullah's 4th ID uniform and write up about her service.  She served as the Battalion Chaplains Assistant at Kandahar, Afghanistan with HQ & HQ Bn. of the 4th Inf. Div, US Army in Operation Enduring Freedom War on Terror.  Her Mom, Cindy is very proud of Michelle's service to our country.

Mrs. Myrle Gill brought in a 2nd ID Roster in memory of her husband Floyd Gill who served with the 2nd ID during World War II.

Major Dale Welch (RET) USAF Pilot brought in his friend, Lt Col. Gerry Shaw's USAF Officers dress Sword.  Gerry flew from 1970 - 1990 in many aircraft during his time with the Air Force.


Today my husband and I visit the museum of the forgotten warriors for the first time. What an awesome display of military history. It is amazing. Thanks Mr Dann Spear.
Luisa and Rock P leger

Rock with his USAF patches and his Father  Yvon Leger's USN knife he carried in the Normandy 1944 invasion where he served as a USN Coxwin on a LCVP landing craft landing the soldiers.  He as assigned to LST 30.

Dann and Ceder met Kris "TANTO" Paronto, hero of the Benghazi, Libya attack and writer of the book and movie 13 Hours. What a story he had to tell !

Floyd Jones presents Dann a donation check from the Feather Falls Casino to the Museum.

Photo is of Gordon by his display put up 29 years ago in the Museum.

Steve Frey and Gordon Osborne both mere at Tuy Hoa, Viet Nam the same unit with the Air Force and at the Museum ,after almost 50 years and enjoyed their memories. 
Dann, thank you sooo much for today. It meant a lot to my Dad. Especially meeting Steve and getting the link to the annual reunion data.
You are such a great person, you will probably never know how great my dear friend!!
I posted the pics and your business card on Facebook.
I enjoyed catching up... be sure to tell Bert & the boys hello from us & give them hugs!!
Love, Jackie Watson

Cindy Verrill served in the USAF during Desert Storm at Taif, Saudi Arabia.  They could not go off base unless they wore an "ABAYA".  She brought in hers that she wore there with a photo of her wearing it.  She said they would wear these over their desert uniforms and they were a real pain in the butt !.

Beale Air Force Honor Guard Team giving a class to the Hmongs on flag folding and drill for their newly organized Hmong Honor Guard team at the Museum.

Rock donated by Joey Moorehead owner of  Butte Sand and Gravel, With Dann spreading the donation.

Huey Blades donated by Jones Flying service in Biggs CA. Unloaded by Chris Taylor and Museum Staff.

Becky Davies with her husbands U-2 flight suit display

Helene and Michael Andrews brought in a Civil War canteen, buckles and a Gettysburg unit position map of the battle lines.

Becky Davies brought in her late husband, Major Richard Davies (USAF PILOT) Mess dress with medals and wings, U-2 (DRAGON LADY)  flight suit his photos as a tribute to her husband.  Major Davies flew RF-4's in Viet Nam earning 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 4 Bronze Stars and the Viet Nam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.  He went on to fly the U-2 Recon plane putting in over 1000 flight hours.  After he retired from the Air Force, he went to NASA where he flew the EB-2.  He retired as a Major.

Veterans pictures being taken at the museum for display by the Yuba Sutter Regional Arts Council on March 4th 2017.

Captain Roger Bushman (US Navy - Ret) brought in a signed photo.  He wore his uniform for the Veterans photo portraits shoot by the Arts Council held at the Museum.

Austin and Mary Webb being photographed for the Veterans photo portraits shoot by the Arts Council held at the Museum.


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 This page was last updated on March 11, 2018