Travis Lee Calhoun, Sr.
Branch: Air Force
Rank: Technical Sergeant (E-6)
War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1968 and 1970
Years of Service: 13
Travis was an outstanding football player at LaGrange High School, born and raised in LaGrange, Georgia. He was offered a college scholarship but joined the Air Force instead in 1961. Travis received the Bronze Star with "V" device in his first tour of Vietnam for saving a reporter who had been shot in the leg running outside to take pictures during the Tet Offensive in Saigon in 1968. He was hoping to serve 25 years but 3 years after he returned from his second tour of Vietnam he was killed by a drunk driver in Alexandria, LA. Travis also severed 17 months in Turkey in 1965 - 1967. He was due to make the rank of Master Sargent when he was killed. We had a son who was seven and a daughter who was 3 when he died.
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