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Arkansas Air and Military Museum began Arkansans Behind the Flag in the summer of 2022. This oral history project strives to preserve the voices and stories of Arkansans who devoted their lives to protecting not only the citizens of Arkansas but the entire country.


This project accepts all active duty and veteran participants. Additionally stories can also be told by family members posthumously.


If you or your family member would like to be included on this project please contact Hallie at

George Sewak

Birth: April 17, 1924 in Republic, Pennsylvania

Death: July 25th, 2013 Fayetteville, Arkansas

Age: 89

Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Corporal 

Years of Service: 1941 to 1945

Harold Chilton

Birth: November 12,1922

Age: 99

Service: U.S. Marines

Rank: Sergeant

Years of Service: 1942 to 1945

Harvey McCarty

Birth: November 4th, 1932

Age: 89

Service: U.S. Air Force 

Rank: Brigadier General

Years of Service: 1955 to 1988

Dave Bowman

Birth: June 21st, 1947

Age: 75

Service: U.S. Air Force 

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years of Service: 1969-1989

Hometown: Newport News, Virginia

Service: U.S. Air Force 

Rank: Captain

Years of Service: 1967-1987

John Jackson

Donald Seaman

Birth: January 12th, 1944

Service: United States Air Force

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years of Service: 1961-1964

Talmadge Nelson

Birth: 1928

Service: United States Navy

Rank: Petty Officer Third Class

Years of Service: 1946-1950

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