It has been a rich tradition for Stone Bank in Mountain View to honor our Veterans throughout the year, especially on Veterans Day. Due to the pandemic, we're doing things a little differently this year. Tune in on Veterans Day at 7pm to hear stories and memories from four of our honored Veterans and patriotic music from Grace Stormont.
John Morrow was drafted into the Army and assigned to the 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion. He drove a tank in Patton’s Third Army until the end of the war. He not only met General Patton but was privileged to meet General Eisenhower and other generals. He received a Purple Heart and the European Theater Operation Ribbon.
Milton Wolf, Jr., served in the Missouri National Guard and was trained on the Nike Missile Anti-Aircraft systems. In 1960, he joined the U.S. Air Force and received aircraft navigational electronic equipment training at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. His first assignment was to the 340th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB in Knob Noster, Missouri.
Joel W. Breeding was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1959. After several stops and assignments along the way including service in Vietnam, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Managua, Nicaragua and then to Fort Carson, Colorado as a Post Adjutant General. He also served as a liaison for the state of Arkansas to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Thank you, Mr. Breeding.
Bill Wrape served twice in the U.S. Navy, once on the Battleship USS North Carolina in War World Two and again in the Korean War. He remained in the Navy Reserve until 1964 when he retired as a Lieutenant Commander.
Based in the Ozarks, Grace Stormont is a vocalist and multi-instrumental performer who plays old time, folk, gospel and jazz music.