Sergeant Vern Peterson is one of the last surviving War World II veterans in Wyoming. Last week, the 97-year-old Rock Springs resident toured a replica of the B-17 bomber plane he flew on nearly 70 years ago.
Paul Baxley was born in Casper, WY. After the Baxleys moved Paul became a star quarterback at a Los Angeles high school. The fun still hadn’t even started for a military hero turned Hollywood stunt double.
In a series on Wyoming war heroes comes another “bad ass.” That's meant only with reverencce. We take pride in them all, but one may have had an extra chip on his shoulder - Army Lieutenant Vernon Baker.