Veterans

Chavez remembered as humble veteran and proud father

CIMARRON—If you spoke with Bernardino “Nino” Chavez you would not guess the longtime Cimarron resident had earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and participated in the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944.

WWII veteran Sewell saw action — in a post office

RED RIVER — Dan Sewell, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday on May 12, is proud to be a veteran but admitted with a laugh, “I had the least exciting military career imaginable.”

Living in Eagle Nest helps veterans adjust to civilian life

EAGLE NEST— Lisa Sparks almost left Eagle Nest. Sparks put her house up for sale after her first winter in the village. She thought the cold weather wasn’t for her. But she decided to stay.  Two years later, the Army veteran cannot think of a better place to live for someone with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Community support helps Korean War veteran thrive

By Gabriel Weinstein, Staff Writer Enrique “Henry” Cruz loves to chat. Cruz honed his conversational skills in the Marine Corps from 1953-1955. He reported to...

Memorial Day speaker Galloway: ‘War correspondents are witnesses’

ANGEL FIRE — War correspondents are sometimes lost to history. Perhaps their name becomes nothing more than a forgotten byline on a forgotten news story. Perhaps, like so many of their brethren, they die alongside the soldiers whose stories they came to tell.