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Veteran Voices: Stan Ferriss

Veteran Voices: Stan Ferriss

Lisa Zhang

November 9, 2011


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

After reading a Pulp magazine issue about werewolves in fighter planes, a young Stan Ferriss dreamed of flying an airplane. At age 18, he enlisted in the Navy after graduating from the City College of San Francisco, even after the vice principal had spent hours trying to convince him not to. He served...

Veteran Voices: Hugh Jacobs

Veteran Voices: Hugh Jacobs

Daniel Tan

November 9, 2011


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

Staff sergeant Hugh Jacobs joined the army underaged during World War II. After the army discovered how old he really was, he was pulled from active combat and subsequently reassigned to supply radio and radar stations along the West Coast with food and clothing. He and the rest of his team ran night...

Veteran Voices: Richard Kuhlman

Veteran Voices: Richard Kuhlman

Angela Wang

November 9, 2011


Filed under FEATURES

Richard Kuhlman was a lead navigating pilot in the Air Force for three and a half years during WWII. In that time, he flew 56 missions when others went home after 50. He flew planes that hauled personnel, dropped paratroopers and pulled gliders behind enemy lines. ...