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Unsung Heroes

Westfall served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam era

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. BUCKHANNON — The current commander of the American Legion Post 7 Frank B. Bartlett Chapter served in the ...

Steffan saw the world while serving 20 years in the Navy

ELKINS — Area native Mike Steffan served in the United States Navy for more than 20 years. His selfless career of service, which was inspired by his beloved grandfather, included experiences both in and outside of the United States. Steffan earned his highest rank of first class petty ...

Polesnak served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam era

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — Elkins resident Tom Polesnak served a total of 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a ...

Lemons served in the National Guard in U.S. and Germany

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. PARSONS — Richard Lemons served in the U.S. Army National Guard for a total of 15 years, working his way ...

Kisner flew more than 50 missions during WWII

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — A local 99-year-old World War II veteran recalls his flying missions during the war, several of ...

Lemons served in Japan, the Philippines and Hawaii in the Navy

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS —James Herbert Lemons experienced both triumphs and tragedies during his time in the Navy. After ...