Victor Dake of Mineola served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, one month, and 29 days during three hot wars and one cold one.
Dake joined what was then named the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was sent to the Pacific Theater of War as an air frame repairer. During the Korean War he repaired planes involved in the Cold War and the planes carrying supplies in the Berlin Air Lift.
During the Vietnam War, Dake headed up crews repairing planes that were spraying Agent Orange in the Vietnamese countryside.
Victor Dake retired from the Air Force in 1966 . At the age of 90, he looks back at his 22 years plus of service to our country with pride.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:21:23 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department:At approximately 5:20Pm on May 24, 2013, Tyler Police were notified of the motorcycle accident at Grande and Sutherland. The driver of a black Ford F-150 was heading east onMore >>
Rider was not wearing a helmet when she collided with a truck.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:18 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:18:01 GMT
Cherokee County authorities are investigating a fatal house fire Friday night. It happened just before 7:30 on County Road 3302 outside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire Department, Cherokee CountyMore >>
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:21 GMT
A Tyler ISD bus driver was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges.Ronald Gain, 44, of Tyler, was arrested by the Tyler Police Department on one charge of possession of a controlled substance. TylerMore >>
Has worked for the district since August of 2012.More >>