Last of the Greatest is an ongoing series and podcast where we dive into the experiences and memories of the remaining World War II veterans in Colorado. Over the next few months, you’ll hear from pilots, medics, marines, family members and how the war shaped their lives.
Escolastico “Cole” Griego was a 19-year-old Navy corpsman when he arrived at Iwo Jima in February 1945, unaware that he was about to take part…
Five Pikes Peak region veterans look back on their World War II service in the first part of a new series and podcast from The Gazette.
Peering into the glass cases in the National Museum of World War II Aviation, retired Air Force Maj. JJ Inman reflects on his experiences duri…
In the latest from The Gazette's Last of the Greatest series, WWII veteran Donald Cole shares his experiences.
“The day was August 21st, a day I would long remember,” Richard Wilson wrote of his time as a sailor during WWII. “I remember it as if it was …
World War II veteran Paul Morin, 95, made the most of every surprise and opportunity the Army offered, and in exchange it gave him a life he never expected.
Victor Santiago was drafted into the Army during World War II, but didn't see his first combat until six years later in North Korea — but that…
Ninety-seven-year-old Robert Brakley's story is one of rolling with the punches, of seemingly endless twists and turns of fate.
The grim realities of World War II started before 18-year-old Conway “Connie” Schmitt ever left American soil.