- Second World War veteran Don Karkos, 82, lost the sight of his right eye when shrapnel in combat hit him.
- The effort is supported by former Democratic Senator and Vietnam War veteran Max Cleland.
- Her father, a Civil War veteran, raised Sonora and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth.
- Smart, who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child.Mr.
- William Smart,a Civil War veteran,was widowed when his wife (Mrs.Dodd's mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child.
- Dodd's father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran, raised Sonora and the five other kids by himself on a farm in eastern Washington state.