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WWII Veteran to Receive French Legion de l鈥檋onneur Medal

WWII Veteran to Receive French Legion de l鈥檋onneur Medal

Consul General Anne-Laure Desjonquerres from the Atlanta French Consulate will award the French Legion de l鈥檋onneur Medal to WWII P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell on July 9 in Brevard. Other American recipients include General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas Mac Arthur....
WWII Veteran鈥檚 Story Depicted in N.C. State House

WWII Veteran鈥檚 Story Depicted in N.C. State House

I was waiting for the bullets 鈥淚 was waiting for the bullets,鈥 is WWII P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell鈥檚 description of being surrounded by German Me 109s during the Battle of the Bulge. That story is told in an oil painting commissioned by Valor Studios of Naples, Florida. A...
WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday with lunch, cards, a song, and birthday cake by his fellow WWII veterans. The group’s ages range from 97 to 102. Sarros...
Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Vision class members tour the WWII-Pacific gallery On a mission to learn about all aspects of Transylvania County, VISION Transylvania class members, in their nine-month program, tour businesses, governments, and non-profits. They get to know individual leaders,...
A Friendly Meeting of WWII Enemies

A Friendly Meeting of WWII Enemies

Battle of the Bulge On December 17, 1944, the second day of the Battle of the Bulge, American P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell’s engine was shot up. In the same battle, German pilot Karl-Heinz Bosse’s Messerschmadt 109 was shot down. Cottrell steered to his base and...