Posts by Vern Chong

Wall of Remembrance: The Invasion of Iwo Jima

The stirring World War II image of Marines raising the United State flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima is easy to recognize. Nine residents of our Life Plan Community were part of that historic operation. Learn more about what happened before and after the flag was raised.

Board Members Make Life Plan Community Home

What makes someone choose to live in a Life Plan Community? Everyone’s reason is different but there are factors here that appeal to a wide range of people.

Gathering Military Memories at Paradise Valley Estates

Paradise Valley Estates is home to a social outpost familiar to many former military officers. The Club is a both a popular place to gather and remember.

Wall of Remembrance – The Collier Trophy

The Robert J. Collier Trophy is awarded annually “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”

A Work of Love

In 1995, five veteran friends purchased a Consolidated Vultee BT-13B Valiant, a World War II basic flight trainer.

National Nurses’ Week: History of Military Nurses

Each may, during National Nurses Week, it’s fitting that nurses be recognized for their long history of service in providing care to the ill and injured and in maintaining the health of our citizens and military members.

PVE Club and Wall of Remembrance

The Wall of Remembrance Committee is comprised of representatives of the various military services.

An Undocumented Air Force Officer

Volunteering for the Air Force to fulfill a two-year draft obligation, I was directed to report to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois without attending the required orientation course for new medical officers.

The Scholarship Committee at PVE

Many of us recall working while going to school.