• Jewel D. Andrews

    United States Navy
    Aviation Machinists Mate 2nd Class

    "Pickled" aircraft in southern California for shipment and delivery to the Pacific battle zones.

  • J. W. Arnold

    United States Army
    Tech Sergeant

    Battled through the H�rtgen Forest as a lead scout in the 9th Infantry Division before suffering a near fatal injury.

    *Passed Away September 18th, 2011

  • Eugenia Francis Baker

    United States Army
    2nd Lieutenant

    A battlefield nurse who treated hundreds of wounded soldiers and heard many of their first hand stories from the combat zone.

    *Passed Away June 26th, 2013

  • James H. Barkley

    United States Army
    2nd Lieutenant

    Army Officer who prepared and trained infantry in the United States before they were deployed to Europe.

  • Jerry Chrysong

    United States Navy
    Fire Control 2nd Class

    A Navy seaman and AA gunner involved in multiple invasions throughout the Pacific.

  • Carroll W. Cooper

    United States Army Air Force
    2nd Lieutenant

    An Army Air Force Navigator who flew more than 30 missions over Europe, including many alongside future presidential candidate George McGovern.

    *Passed Away October 7th, 2013

  • James W. Ellington

    United States Navy
    Water Tender 3rd Class

    A Navy seaman who was a part of the US occupational force in Japan after the unconditional surrender.

  • W. J. Howard

    United States Navy
    Seaman 2nd Class

    A Navy seaman who was preparing for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. He spent several post war months in Shanghai, China.

  • James Lacy

    United States Army
    Private 1st Class

    A recipient of 2 Purple Hearts while battling the Nazi's on the front lines in France and Germany.

    *Passed Away May 5th, 2012

  • Aubrey Loper

    United States Marine Corps
    Corporal

    A Marine who provided artillery support on Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Guam, and on several other strategic islands.

  • Edgar MacDonald

    United States Army Air Force
    Tech Sergeant

    A B-17 waist gunner shot down over Italy and taken prisoner for almost a month before being rescued by an attacking US Army division.

    *Passed Away May 22nd, 2013

  • Donald McGrew

    United States Navy
    Machinists Mate 3rd Class

    A Navy Seabee who built runways in the Philippines for heavy bombers to reach mainland Japan.

  • Lloyd McGrew

    United States Army Air Force
    Private

    B-29 "Super Fortress" tail gunner sent to advanced training in preparation for the invasion of Japan.

    *Passed Away June 10th, 2012

  • Raymond O'Flaherty

    United States Navy
    Ship Fitter 2nd Class

    A Navy seaman who witnessed the sinking of the USS John Penn and helped rescue the surviving crew members from the shores of Guadalcanal.

  • Floyd Owens

    United States Navy
    Seaman 1st Class

    A US Navy seaman who transported the first wave of Marines to the beaches of Iwo Jima and later witnessed the flag raising.

    *Passed Away October 10th, 2013

  • E.R. Peek

    United States Army
    Tech Sergeant

    A member of the 47th Armored Division "Liberators" who stormed across France and eventually liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

    *Passed Away April 15th, 2013

  • Allen Powell

    United States Navy
    Yeoman 1st Class

    A Navy seaman who stood on the deck of the USS Missouri and watched as the instruments of surrender were signed by the Japanese.

  • David Rankin

    United States Army
    Corporal

    A member of the mechanized reconnaissance division that was one of the first to cross the Rhine in Germany.

  • Henry A. Reid

    United States Navy
    Construction Mechanic 1st Class

    A Navy Seabee who helped rebuild Pearl Harbor and then survived the kamikaze attack on LSMR-194 off the coast of Okinawa.

    *Passed Away May 26th, 2012

  • Jack Q. Schneider

    United States Army
    Private

    A member of the 29th Infantry who stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day and then battled for weeks with the Germans in St. Lo

  • Lendon S. Sheffield

    United States Army Air Force
    Major

    A member of the Army Air Force who flew photographic missions over Canada and South America in preparation for the outbreak of war on western soil.

    *Passed Away September 29th, 2013