Ray Coster Is a Vietnam Veteran, who suffers this day with PTSD, and has suffered other medical ailments because of Agent orange. His flag was installed on March 16, 2017. He and his wife live in Weeping Water Ne.
American Legion Riders Chapter 216, Gretna Ne. sponsored Ray's flag
Ray was in the US Army, and served in the Artillery Division
BM3 John Muum served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bigelow he is the 2nd recipient of a flag and flag pole installed in his front yard on 9/11. John was injured aboard his ship when he fell down a flight of stairs.
Architectural Design Associates was John's Sponsor
You can see the video feed of this special day for John on our facebook page, @13stripes50stars.
PO3 Hospital Corpsman Roy Stephens served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He is the 3rd recipient of a flag and flag pole installed in his yard on 10/15/2016.
Vietnam Veterans of America Nebraska Chapter 279 was Roy's Sponsor
You can see the video feed of this special day for Roy on our facebook page, @13stripes50stars.
Mike Crouse was a Marine and is a Vietnam Veteran. He suffers with ailments from Agent Orange. He could not go outside to salute the flag the day it was installed, but he did it from his front room window. OooRah!
Mr. Robert Cooper was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force for over 20 years. He is the Godfather to Sgt. Lonnie Calvin Allen, KIA Iraq 2016.
Roberts flag was installed in March 2017
Sgt. Ben Marksmier was deployed to Baghdad Iraq with the Nebraska National Guard 189th Transportation unit. He was injured while out on a night convoy when an IED hit their truck. The IED ripped through their truck causing Ben to loose his right leg and severely injuring his left leg, then the IED continued on but ricocheted off the floor and killed the driver of the truck.
Architectural Design Associates was Ben's Sponsor.
Here is a great tribute for Ben done by KMTV 3 https://www.facebook.com/Action3News/videos/10154475779229250/
Mr Clark Lohmann was in the US Army, and is a Vietnam Veteran. He fought in the battle of Burt in 1968. Along with his other prestigious Medals, Clark has earned two Purple Hearts during his service to our Country.
Clark suffers from the effects of Agent Orange.
The young man pictured was the High school student who broke the guiness book of world records by building a 30x60 American flag out of Legos.
Tech Sargent Francisco De La Garza had served and is retired from the U.S. Air Force after more than 20+ years. After flying multiple missions to multiple areas of the globe Frank is the 4th recipient of a flag and flag pole installed in his yard on 11/5/2016. What a great honor for Frank to have this flag installed in his yard less than 1 week before Veterans Day.
Elkhorn Animal Hospital was Frank's Sponsor.
Thanks to KETV 7 for doing a story on Frank's special day. You can click on the link below to view this story.
13 Stripes 50 Stars was contacted by Mike's wife Carol who inquires if we could install a flag pole they had purchased over a year ago. Because of Mike's illness he was not able to install it himself.
His flag pole and flag were installed on March 9th, 2017.
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