Historian's Corner

Charlene Cole
Sandy Creek/Lacona Historian
Historian's Corner
November 1, 2013

Photo: Elvin R. Tryon Jr. receiving the Commendation Medal and Citation

Tryon attended Sandy Creek Central School, the son of Elvin R. Sr. and Millie Scott Tryon and joined the Air Force, serving in Vietnam. He received the Commendation Medal and Citation for his outstanding service in Vietnam. The citation reads…..Airman First Class Elvin R. Tryon Jr., distinguished himself by meritorious service as a Security Police Sentry and Security Alert Team Member, 366th Security Police Squadron, DaNang Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, from 8 March 1969 to 6 March 1970. While serving under combat conditions, Airman Tryon, by his professional knowledge and competence, contributed immeasurably to the effectiveness of his unit. His untiring vigilance and outstanding performance during periods of high threat and overt hostile activity were an invaluable deterrent to adverse forces poised against DaNang Air Base. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman Tryon reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

The Veterans 1960-current “Land of the Free Because of the Brave”
Veterans’ book is ready. We have found 306 Veterans and the book will be available at the VFW in Lacona on Sunday, November 10th when we honor these veterans and all who served our country to keep us free.

This is the last in a series of local veteran’s books written, researched and produced at the Sandy Creek History Center.

Revolutionary Veterans buried in Sandy Creek; War of 1812 which includes cable carriers from Sandy Creek; Civil War 1861-1865 150th Anniversary (220 men served from Sandy Creek);World War I(including the forms that soldiers filled out about their service years);World War II “All Gave Some – Some Gave All”;

1945-1960 “Freedom is Not Free” and 1960 to current “Land of the Free Because of the Brave”.