Marine Corps veteran Terry Fischer of Ottawa knew a rare figure in the Vietnam War: a winner of the Medal of Honor being considered for sainthood. Fischer talks about his time with the Rev. Vincent Capodanno.
West Point graduate and Desert Storm veteran Caroline Wolf, and her husband Hank, renovated a nearly 120-year-old corner storefront in downtown Ottawa and opened Heartland by Hand, which specializes in custom framing and gifts.
Piety Hill native Susan “Suz” (Gaull) Whitman changed the course of Navy history. She retired from the U.S. Navy in 2018 as Fleet Master Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. She was the highest-ranking, non-commissioned female officer in the Navy.
La Salle-Peru special education teacher and assistant swimming coach Brent Thomas served in the Air Force from 1995 to 2004. His wife also is an Air Force veteran while his two daughters are currently serving.