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George F. McIntyre, U.S. Navy

July 3, 2011 George F. McIntyre, U.S. more »»

Ross Joseph Conti, U.S. Navy

June 26, 2011 ¯ Served — Navy Seabee, Petty Officer 2nd Class Motor MAC, World War II ¯ U.S. Navy Reserve Chief Tender ¯ Married: Feb. 16, 1949 to Geraldine (Privateer) at St. Anthony’s Parish in Fredonia. more »»

Paul Christopher, U.S. Army

June 19, 2011 ¯ Vietnam, one of the two forgotten wars, 101st Airborn; TAOR, I Corp, DMZ; Military MOS (military occupational specialty); Electronic Recon Group; Military Intelligence; Mac . more »»

Irene H. (Zwolak) Zuchowski, U.S. Women’s Army Corps

June 12, 2011 ¯ Corporal A-217535, served in World War II. more »»

Robert “Bob” Perritt

June 5, 2011 Army Air Corps Rank: Captain Pilot’s duties — Carry the responsibility of maintaining and completing all orders by command, to insure that his aircraft and crew meet the standards set by the United... more »»

Nicholas S. Alonge Jr.

May 29, 2011 Nicholas S. Alonge Jr., U.S. Army Air Corps 44-10 Bombardment Group 8th Air Force 385th Bombardment Group Second Lieutenant — On July 24, 1944, as an enlisted E-3 grade level, Nicholas S. Alonge J. more »»

Edward Arthur Briggs Sr.

May 22, 2011 ¯ United States Marine, active duty Marine ¯ Military Occupational Specialty (MOS 0811)- Marine Corp field artillery ¯ Master Gunnery Sergeant ¯ Married: Gloria (Perez), High School sweetheart, July... more »»

Norman Begier, U.S. Navy

May 15, 2011 ¯ United States Naval Ships — USS Greenwood DE 679, USS Strong DD 758, USS Greenwood DE 679, USS Strong DD 758 ¯ Awards Medals — Navy Good Conduct, China Service Medal Extended, National Defense... more »»

Charles G. Mancuso, U.S. Navy

May 8, 2011 ¯ USS Republic — originally commissioned the USS President Grant ID3014, this ship was put into action as a troop carrier for World War I. She sailed 16 round trips between France and New York City. more »»

Gerald Carroll, U.S. Army Air Corps

May 1, 2011 ? Staff Sergeant ? Service — World War II, Korea ? Duties — Door Gunner B-29 Bomber, Aerial Gunner B-29 Super Fortress — A four-engine propeller driven heavy bomber, primarily used by the United... more »»

Korean War veterans — Part 2

April 24, 2011 Last week, this space looked at the beginnings of the Korean War and how it became the “Forgotten War. more »»

Korean War veterans

April 17, 2011 This story is written in memory of, and in honor of, all Korean War veterans. more »»

Stephen J. Kaleta, U.S. Army Air Corps

April 10, 2011 Military Job Duties — Army Air Corps ¯ Supervise and distribute to proper channels, updated and current weather reports with updated weather changes that may affect flight combat missions. more »»

The Bataan Death March, remembered by Edgar McIlvain

April 3, 2011 The Bataan Death March experiences told by Edgar McIlvain himself a few days after the surrender on April 9, 1942: We started at Clark Field and the destination was San Fernando in the Philippines. more »»

Edgar John McIlvain, U.S. Army Air Corps

March 27, 2011 World War II, Prisoner of War Survivor of Bataan Death March, also known as Death March of Bataan and in Japan called “Batan Shi No Koshin” Duties: Driver, Officers Transportation, VIP Transportation. more »»

Thomas James Dobek, U.S. Marine Corps

March 20, 2011 ¯ Service — United States Marine Corps, Vietnam era, Air Wing VMA 142 VMFA, USS Independence CV 62 ¯ Sergeant E-5 ¯ Medals and awards — Navy Unit Citation, National Defense, Joint Service... more »»

Robert Leslie Samuelson, U.S. Army

March 13, 2011 ¯ Killed in action by hostile enemy Communist forces on April 7, 1968, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. ¯ Vietnam Memorial, Washington, D.C. — Panel- 48E Line-43 ¯ Sgt. more »»

Agnes ‘Pat’ Pflueger, British Army His Majesty’s Service

March 6, 2011 ¯ Lance Corporal ¯ Medals Awards — 1939 to 1945 War Service Medal; Women’s Army Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal. ERA, Battle of Britain, London Blitz of World War II. more »»

War Brides

February 27, 2011 ¯ War bride — The term used in reference to war-time marriages. ¯ Yank — A term used by the British to describe all Americans ¯ War Brides WWII — (U.S. Army estimates from the Family Act of 1945). more »»

Eugene Dale McIlvain, U.S. Navy

February 20, 2011 USS New Orleans CA-32 — Grouped with the “Most Decorated Ships of World War II” — 17 Battle Stars, 5 Navy Crosses, 10 Silver Stars, 1 Bronze Star, 1 Air Medal 206 Purple Hearts ¯ Battles and... more »»

 
 

 

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