John Bell Hood, born in Kentucky, graduated West Point in 1853. Hood's Texas Brigade charged and broke the union position at Gaines' Mill, but at the price of every field officer in the brigade, except for him, being killed or wounded. He would fight in most of the large battles of the war and would eventually command the Army of the Tennesee during the disastrous Franklin and Nashville Campaign. Hood would end the war with only 1 good arm and 1 leg and he died in 1879 of yellow fever.
August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Women from all fields have joined the production army. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base and a schoolteacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother, who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings."
Army MAJ William F. Hecker III, 37, of St. Louis, Missouri. Died January 5, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat convoy operations in Najaf Province, Iraq.
Army Capt. Christopher P. Petty Died January 5, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 33, of Vienna, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 5 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations in Najaf, Iraq.
Army Sgt. Anthony O. Thompson Died September 18, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 26, of Orangeburg, S.C.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Sept. 18 during an ambush by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in Tikrit, Iraq.
Lillian Yonally (above) was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the 1,100 WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.