Legends

SODA SPRINGS — What started two years ago as an idea inspired by Brooklyn’s Playground in Pocatello to expand the outdoor opportunities for children of all ages and abilities, the Caribou CommUNITY Playground in Soda Springs will become a reality this month.

Harvey Peck, of Pocatello, was just 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was one of seven Pocatello friends who decided to serve their country at the time, but there

Leo Knudson of Twin Falls joined the Navy on December 4, 1942. Prior to that he worked in California and Arizona for Lockheed Martin and, in 1941, had married his wife Betty.

Chubbuck resident Kenneth Shuck served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy, and he spent most of his career working on and teaching others about submarines.

            Nicknamed the Liberandos, members of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group were some of most decorated aviators during WWII.

If one could call any service in World War II "light duty," perhaps what Arimo native James Gunter did might be considered such; although nothing was easy in those days, no matter where one was stationed. The 94-year old was drafted into the U.S. Army Engineering Corps and spent the years 19…

Lieutenant Commander Terry Thonssen has served in the Navy and Navy Reserve for 35 years. He has worked on a submarine during the Cold War and as an operating room nurse in Kandhar, Afghanistan. While it does take awhile Thonssen is happy to share his stories with those who ask. 



A piece of shrapnel from an artillery round sliced across Tom Larkin's right arm and chest after he had finished loading his bulldozer on a flatbed near a river in North Korea back in 1953, but the U.S. Army veteran never received a Purple Heart. He said that doesn't bother him a bit. He's j…

It would be the first time he ever flew on a passenger jet, the first time he would participate in 15-mile forced marches and the first time he would stand on Iraqi soil.

Todd Johnson works hard to ensure every veteran who comes to Idaho State University to earn an education is taken care of.