Paul A. Yost

Paul A. Yost

Admiral Paul A. Yost USCG (retired) 18th Commandant of the U.S....
George Wahlen

George Wahlen

Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class George Wahlen US Navy On February 26, 1945, he was wounded at Iwo Jima.  He remained on the battlefield, advancing forward of the frontlines to help a wounded Marine and carry him back to safety.  When an adjacent platoon suffered...
Walter T. Stewart

Walter T. Stewart

Colonel Walter T. Stewart USAF (retired) During World War II, he piloted a B-24 bomber named the “Utah Man.”  He led a crew of ten men on the surprise bombing of Hitler’s oil fields in Romania.  One hundred sixty planes participated in that raid,...
Richard A. Searfoss

Richard A. Searfoss

Colonel Richard A. Searfoss USAF (retired) He commanded a seven-person crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. The space shuttle was launched on 17 Apr 1998 and after 256 orbits, landed at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 03 May 1998. He is the first Mormon to ever...
Brent Scowcroft

Brent Scowcroft

Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft USAF (retired) National security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush,...
John R. (Roger) Lasater

John R. (Roger) Lasater

John R. (Roger) Lasater Air Force general (retired) Not since Joseph Smith was lieutenant general of the Nauvoo Legion has there been a General Authority of the Church who was actually a general.  Elder John R. Lasater, sustained in April conference 1987 to the First...
Robert Oaks

Robert Oaks

General Robert Oaks USAF (retired) The first LDS four-star general, he retired from the US Air Force in 1994, after serving on the Pentagon staff, as commander of the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing and later US Air Forces Europe at Ramstein AFB in Germany, and allied NATO...
Aaron Thomas Nemelka

Aaron Thomas Nemelka

Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka Thirteen people were killed when an Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on soldiers at the Fort Hood Army base, including Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka. Here is a short profile: The family of one of the victims of the Ft. Hood shooting spoke...
Dr. Ellis Miner

Dr. Ellis Miner

Dr. Ellis Miner Astronomer Dr. Ellis Miner, an astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1965, has worked on missions to Saturn and six other planets. “Whenever we investigate a planet in detail,” he says, “we discover answers to a lot of...
Don Lind

Don Lind

Commander Don Lind U.S. Naval Reserve He was a mission specialist on STS-51B (29 Apr 1985 to 06 May 1985) and has logged over 168 hours in space. He left NASA in 1986. He is currently a professor of physics at Utah State University. biographical data from NASA...
James King

James King

Lieutenant General James King U.S. Army (retired) Commander of the United States Army, Lt. General King is an acknowledged expert in developing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence on operations concepts, architectures, requirements, and system...
Jared Kimber

Jared Kimber

Chief Warrant Officer Jared Kimber U.S. Army (active) His primary duty as part of the 82nd Medical Company in Iraq was flying a Blackhawk helicopter into combat zones, then transporting injured soldiers to safety.  One day in April 2004 he and his crew were flying...
Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson

Lance Corporal Jason Johnson USMC (discharged) He is from Long Beach, California.  He served a full-time mission in Texas. While serving with a counter-terrorism unit providing security to US citizens in Bahrain in 1999, he met and fell in love with Meriam Al-Khalifa,...
Bill Jacobsen

Bill Jacobsen

Captain Bill Jacobsen U.S. Army (1973-2004) Recently serving in Iraq as part of the Army’s 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment.  While helping to secure the city of Mosul, one of his roles was to stand a top an armored vehicle and dispense seemingly random...
Jefferson Hunt

Jefferson Hunt

Captain Jefferson Hunt Mormon Battalion (1800-1900) He lead the Mormon Battalion from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California in 1846.  In 1848, he lead a group of settlers from Salt Lake City to established a Mormon colony in San Bernardino.  In 1853, he was...
Paul Holton

Paul Holton

Paul Holton Chief Wiggles Paul Holton, better known as “Chief Wiggles,” is the founder of Operation Give, a humanitarian organization that ships toys, medicine, and educational supplies to children in war-torn and devastated nations throughout the world. President...
Gail Halvorsen

Gail Halvorsen

Colonel Gail Halvorsen USAF (retired) He was perhaps the most famous pilot of the Berlin airlift. While delivering supplies to the Templehof airport during 1948 and 1949, Halvorsen began parachuting packages of chewing gum and chocolates to Berlin children, earning...
James Fletcher

James Fletcher

James Fletcher (1919-1991) NASA Administrator He was the administrator of NASA who gained the approval to develop the Space Shuttle as the follow-on human space flight effort. He also served as NASA administrator a second time, following the loss of the Space...
Bernard F. Fisher

Bernard F. Fisher

Colonel Bernard F. Fisher USAF (retired) Coronel Bernard was an A-1E pilot during the Vietnam War. During a run over the A-Shau Valley 10 Mar 1966, supporting the ground based Special Forces, enemy resistance shot down his wingman, Major Wayne Myers. Without time to...
Harold Engstrom

Harold Engstrom

Corporal Harold Engstrom U.S. Army He grew up in Arizona and served a full-time mission to Holland and Belgium.  He graduated from Univeristy of Utah and began teaching high school English.  After September 11, 2001, he switched careers and joined the Army.  He is...
Lieutenant Colonel Larry Chesley

Lieutenant Colonel Larry Chesley

Lieutenant Colonel Larry Chesley USAF (retired) POW “I am a Mormon and I believe deeply in my religion. It was one of the strengths I clung to during those dark days. I believe in a God who is like a Father, One who cares about His children. I had a patriarchal...
James Cawley

James Cawley

James Cawley US Marine Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant James Wilford Cawley, was killed in Iraq on Saturday, March 29, 2003 defending the freedom that he so cherished. Jim was a loyal American and believed strongly in the cause for which he fought. He was serving as...
Bruce Carlson

Bruce Carlson

Lieutenant General Bruce Carlson USAF (active) Gen. Bruce Carlson a four-star general serves as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides acquisition...
Jon Beesley

Jon Beesley

Jon Beesley Jon Beesley was the Chief Test Pilot for Lockheed Martin in the F-35 program.  I’ll include some links below.  He served as the Fort Worth Stake President.  When he retired from Lockheed, he served as a mission president in Alaska. Popular Mechanics...

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