The Blue Star Moms set out a flag and photo for each Californian who was killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. September 11, 2021.
A beautiful sunset at the Museum of the Forgotten Warriors, Memorial Day, May 31, 2021
The Auburn Host Lions Club visited the museum on July 14. The club does great work in the Auburn area and meets on Wednesday at noon at the Lions Club Building, Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, California.
Our youngest and oldest museum docents. Left to right are Benson Nickel, 10; Austin Webb, 89; and Wilson Nickel, 6. Benson and Wilson are regular visitors to the museum. Older brother Benson has a wealth of knowledge about World War Two battles and aircraft. He recently completed a report on the December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack. September 4, 2021.
This Shishi dog or Shisa was recently donated by Air Force retiree Bill Drake of Yuba City. A Shisa is a traditional Ryukyuan cultural artifact and decoration derived from Chinese guardian lions. It was obtained from Okinawa and sat in Bill's yard for many years. July 24, 2021.
The base of this Shishi dog bears the shield of Strategic Air Command. July 24, 2021.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Richardson visited the museum on May 8, 2021, and donated their interesting Vietnamese carving made from a water buffalo horn.
Mike O'Connor visited the museum on August 21, 2021, as a guest of curator Don Schrader. Mike is a graduate of Wheatland High School. He has 1,800 hours of combat flight experience as a warrant officer helicopter pilot with the Army in Vietnam. He was a POW for five and one-half years, a portion of which was in the city of Hanoi in "Plantation Gardens" and the infamous "Hanoi Hilton." In recognition of his service, he was awarded a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, and fifty-four air medals. To view a recent interview at Beale AFB, google Mike O'Connor Hanoi Hilton.
Captain Phil Steck posing next to a manikin wearing his Air Force officer's club party flight suit on May 15, 2021. This was the uniform to be worn in the O' Club when he was stationed in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The admiral's cover belongs to his brother who found it in a military surplus store and aways wore it on board his private boat.