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KNWA We Salute: January 2014

Every Monday and Friday, KNWA salutes area service men and women. Send us you picture and information to be included in this segment!
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Nelson enlisted in the United States Navy and served from March 25, 1944 – June 24, 1946. He was accepted, and entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1946. He graduated as a 2nd lieutenant in 1950. Lt. Colonel Nelson volunteered to switch service branches and serve in the newly constituted United States Air Force. He served in WWII, and flew missions in Korea and Vietnam. He retired from active duty in 1971.

Colonel Nelson resides at the Arkansas Veterans Home at Fayetteville. An avid golfer all his life, Colonel Nelson enjoys reading, watching golf matches, and visiting with friends.

Every Monday and Friday, KNWA salutes area service men and women.  Send us you picture and information to be included in this segment!  Email them to news@knwa.com with "We Salute" in the subject line.
Colonel Zaccanti served during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Serving in the Army Air Corps, he received flight training at Thunderbird Field, Glendale, Arizona. Colonel Zaccanti trained in squadron 4 with Chinese cadets during his time in Arizona. Colonel Zaccanti was transferred to an armored infantry division and served in Germany during WWII.

Although he has slowed down a bit in the past few years, Colonel Zaccanti is very proud of his nearly 40 years of service to our country. He spends his time relaxing and reminiscing with friends and family at the Arkansas Veterans Home in Fayetteville. Colonel Zaccanti is the highest ranking senior officer at the Arkansas Veterans Home.

Every Monday and Friday, KNWA salutes area service men and women.  Send us you picture and information to be included in this segment!  Email them to news@knwa.com with "We Salute" in the subject line.
Corporal John Newhouse was stationed overseas and worked on building airstrips and landing fields in Korea. After his discharge from the Army, John attended and graduated from the University of Kansas. John worked for the Corps of Engineers for many years. A Jayhawk through and through, John enjoys keeping up with sports. He was also an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman.   He is a resident at the Arkansas Veterans Home in Fayetteville.


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