Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Veteran's History Project

Edward S. Winslow, Senior Master Sergeant, US Air Force, 1947 to 1985

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

A US Navy Reserve unit was newly positioned in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1947. Ed Winslow and three of his high school buddies joined up when most of them were seventeen years old. It was the thing to do.

This unit had just formed but didn't quite have its program ready. However, not far away, was the Wyoming Air National Guard and it was up and running....