The Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded to Charles Nesbitt for heroism while participating in aerial flight. The incident occurred Nov. 14, 1968 while on a mission, which his company was ordered never to talk about. A former state assemblyman, Nesbitt is a decorated UH1H (Huey) helicopter pilot, having received an air medal with 26 oak leaf clusters for service in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Nesbitt’s friend Jim Well was also serving in Vietnam when his company was trapped on a mountainside by the enemy. When other pilots refused to fly, Nesbitt braved bad weather to fly down between a layer of clouds and rescue the unit off the mountainside.
Often, when my kids are squabbling over who gets a turn on the iPad, I have one of those mama moments. You know, where I am compelled to point out their bounty — how blessed we are to even own such a luxury. I’m always in search of those “teachable moments,” to inspire in them an attitude of gratitude. So parents, if you’re sighing, “I can relate —” I come bearing good news. There is no better place to experience one of those moments than a little warehouse at Warner Road and Priest Drive — Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).
As a dark veil began to sweep over Europe in 1939 — the pale hint of what would come from Nazi rule — a stockbroker from England took a course of action that would save the lives of nearly 700 children.
For Paul Ea, the evening of May 24, 2007, and the next day have
stayed fresh in his mind as he and his family sat through court
hearings and grieved the death of his former wife Nisay Kang, who
died at the hands of a man she often helped.
For Paul Ea, the evening of May 24, 2007, and the next day have stayed fresh in his mind as he and his family sat through court hearings and grieved the death of his former wife Nisay Kang, who died at the hands of a man she often helped.
South Mountain resident Billy Walker will be inducted to the
Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011. Located at the Pima Air and
Space Museum in Tucson, this Hall of Fame serves as a permanent
shrine to Arizonans who have made significant contributions to the
advancement of aviation and aerospace.