Welcome to our Wall of Heroes

Welcome to our Wall of Heroes: a place where members of the Hood County community can show reverence for heroes dear to us. Fill out the form below honor your hero.

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Michael Scott Brake, Col. (Retired) USAF

Mike Brake received his commission in the U.S. Air Force through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Grove City College, Pennsylvania. After completing undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, he then completed F-4 training at Luke...

Francis Clinkscales

Francis Clinkscales was born in 1738 near Port Tobacco, Maryland. In 1777, at the age of 39, he enlisted in Capt. Hezekiah Garner's Company, 26th Battalion of the Charles County, Maryland, Militia. He served during the duration of the Revolutionary War and achieved...

Bolton Ramp

Tom Bolton, Granbury resident and Army veteran received a new ramp at his home on Saturday, March 18, 2017. He and his wife, Christine, had come to a point that it was necessary for their health and safety. MOAA allocated profits made from the 2016 Field of Flags...

James Casey Joyce

Sgt E6 US Army Ranger KIA Somalia October 3, 1993 "Blackhawk Down" Born August 15, 1969, Ft. Rucker Alabama. Graduated Plano Senior High School (TX) 1986. He attended the University of Texas and North Texas University before enlisting in the Army in 1990. He loved his...

W.R. Davis Jr.

WW2 | Stationed in the South Pacific 3 years | U.S. Army Air Corps Following his service W.R. Davis attended LSU (Geaux Tigers!), married my grandmother in 1952 and fathered two children, Bill and Lelia Davis.  Then in 1984, decided to help raise a granddaughter (me)....

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WW2 | Stationed in the South Pacific 3 years | U.S. Army Air Corps Following his service W.R. Davis attended LSU (Geaux Tigers!), married my grandmother in 1952 and fathered two children, Bill and Lelia Davis.  Then in 1984, decided to help raise a granddaughter (me)....

SOME GAVE ALL

From the fields of Flanders
To the shores of Tripoli
Some gave all
To preserve freedom for you and me.

From the jungles of Vietnam
To the atoll of Midway
Some gave all
And we remember them here today.

Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Falluja
They answered their country’s call.
To extend the freedoms we enjoy
Some gave all.

Some gave all
Without whimper, without cry.
Our nation said go, they went;
Never questioning the reason why.

Some gave all
In far away places they never knew
Their blood stained foreign soil
To ensure liberty for me and you.

Some came home
But these we honor never will
But, thankfully, in our memories
They abide with us still.

Many of us here today gave someplace
Some great, some small
But, today we here honor
Those who gave their all.

We came back, they never did
Some here today saw them fall
It’s that sacrifice we honor
For those who gave their all.

So, on this Memorial Day
As we hear these heroes’ call
Please pause prayerfully with me
As we honor those who gave their all.

Thank you.

John Pelham
Memorial Day. 2016