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We Salute: May 2014

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.
We salute Cecil Ray Clay!

Clay lived in Lockesburg, Arkansas. He served in the Army during World War II and was a prisoner of war.  Clay was awarded the Purple Heart.  He passed away on October 12, 2013.

Clay was nominated by his daughter who says she discovered two postcards her father had written to his aunt while he was was imprisoned in Germany hidden behind a framed copy of this picture.

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.

We salute Denman Wolfe!

Wolfe is a native of Kentucky and is 92 years old. He was nominated by the folks at Arkansas Veteran's Home in Fayetteville and is picutred here holding a photo of himself and his brother Robert.

Wolfe served with D company 5th Ranger battalion. He landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day 6, June 1944 - Normandy, France.

“I am very proud to have been a member of the WWII Rangers," says of his military service.

"We made the invasion on Normandy, France, and Omaha Beach with Pointe Du Hoc as the Rangers mission. I was one of the members of D company 5th Ranger Bn. Our mission was the Clift approximately 90 ft. high. I won’t go into details about the landing or how the mission was accomplished, but was in the Rangers hands the next day 7th of June 1944.”

Wolfe is highly decorated with honors including Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Citation, American Defence, and World War II Ribbon with Star, European Theater of Operations with Star and Arrow for a beachhead landing. Victory Ribbon, Occupation Ribbon Europe and Asia, American Defence Korea, Korea ribbon, and Korean Presidential Ribbon.

He retired in 1962 after 22 years of military service.

We salute Oscar Dunaway!

Oscar served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. During his service, he was stationed in 16 different places around the country and the world including Hawaii and Iwo Jima.

Oscar turns 100 years old on May 21! He was nominated by his granddaughter, Kelly who writes that they are excited to share his service and birthday and sends a simple message to her her grandfather: "We Love You!"

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.

We salute Cameron Skaggs!

Cameron served in the Marine Corps from 2008 to 2012. He met his wife Kristen while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.  Cameron moved to northwest Arkansas after he finished his enlistment to raise a family. Kristen nominated her husband and write, "He is a brave and courageous man who is proud of our country!"

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.
We salute Tragg Bradley!

Bradley is from Fayetteville and served in the US Navy from 2001-2006. He was stationed Bradley graduated from Shiloh Christian School. He was nominated by his wife Carol who met him while he was stationed on the USS John F. Kennedy in Jacksonville, Florida .  They moved back to Northwest Arkansas after he finished his service with the Navy.

"I wouldn't have changed calling Fayetteville my home for anything," Carol wrote. "So I would like to salute my sweet wonderful husband for serving our country like his father and grandfather also did. Very proud of this man!"

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