For All My Relatives
Who have served
In Peace Time and War
|Ankney||Adam||Army - G Co., 14th Inf Reg. OH / F Co., 38th Inf Reg. OH||Private / Sgt||Civil War||Killed at Jonesboro, GA on 01 September 1864|
|Baker||Byron O.||Army||Korean (1949 - ?)|
|Baker||Leon||National Guard||Spec - 4|
|Baker||Terry||Army||Vietnam (April 1966 - 1969)|
|Biddle||Larry A.||Marine Corp||Corporal||(1979 - 1986)|
|Bilsky, Jr.||Philip W.||Air Force||Chief Master Sgt||(1985 - )|
|Bilsky, Sr.||Philip W.||Navy||Chief Master Sgt.||Korean (September 1962 - 1964)|
|Bishop||Barzilla||121 Ohio Infantry - Co. Co. D||Private||Civil War|
|Bishop||Henry C.||121 Ohio Infantry - Co. D.||Sergeant||Civil War|
|Bowen||Donald||National Guards||Spec - 3rd Class|
|Bowen||Robert Eugene||National Guards||Spec - 3rd Class|
|Burkholder||Matthew||Army||E-4||(1992 - 1996)|
|Clark||James G.||Marine Corp.||Sergeant||(1996 - 2000)|
|Colvin||Harold E.||Army||WWII (1942 - 1946)|
|Colvin||Henry||Private-Virginia Line||Revolution (Nov 21, 1832|
|Colvin||John R.||Army - 74 Indiana Infantry - Co. B||Sergeant 1st Class||Civil War (July 25, 1862 - January 20, 1863)|
|Colvin||Mason||VA. State Line||Revolution|
|Colvin||Minor||4th Calvalry Kentucky Regiment- Company A. 5th Infantry Kentucky Regiment||Private||Civil War|
|Colvin||Nimrod R.||4th KY Calvalry Company D||Civil War|
|Cotton||Benjamin||Army||General||Revolution (May 14, 1758 - )|
|Cotton||Benjamin||Army||(May 8, 1775)|
|Curren||Perry||Army||Corporal||WWII (March 19, 1943 - March 1, 1946)|
|DeWitt||Timothy||Army||(1992 - ?)|
|Douglas||Frank A.||Air Force||Senior Airman||Operation Souther Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kuwait,Operation Iraqui Freedom|
|France||Samuel F.||100 Indiana Infantry||Sergeon||Civil War|
|Gill||Charles Otha||Air Force||WWII (November 20, 1942 - March 23, 1946)||1946|
|Gill||Christopher C.||Army||Sergeant||WWII (April 21, 1941 - )|
|Gill||Joseph||Navy||PFC - Military Police||WWII|
|Gill||Ralph K.||National Guards||Pvt E1|
|Gill||Raymond||Navy||Coatsman Mate 2nd Class||WWII|
|Gill||Richard A.||Army||Private||Korean (1951 - 1954)|
|Gill||Robert L.||Army||Korean (1951 - 1954)|
|Grant, II||David A.||Marines||Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|Griffin||Charles||9th Division Ligh Artillery||Civil War|
|Griffin||William||Private||Civil War (Febuary 25, 1862 - February 14, 1865)|
|Griffin||William||9th LA Reg. IN||Civil War|
|Hall||Randall Richard||Army||Sergeant||2 tours of duty - served in Desert Storm|
|Hawkins||Gary||Navy||MSI||(? - September 23, 1991)|
|Heston||Charles||Air Force||Airman 2nd Class||(February 19, 1960 - February 18, 1964)|
|Hodges||James||Company G 2nd Infantry, Michigan||Civil War|
|Hodges||Josiah||Army||Civil War||During War|
|Ice||Samuel||Army||Civil War (May 2, 1864 - September 10, 1864)|
|Krewson||Adam||Army||Private of the 34th Indiana Infantry Company A.||Civil War (1863 - 1865|
|Krewson||Charles H.||Army||Private of the 34th Indiana Infantry Company A.||Civil War (1863 - 1865)|
|Krewson||Joshua||Army||Private of Pennsylvania Volunteers||War of 1812|
|Krewson||Simon||Army||(CW) 1st Lieutenant of the 101 Indiana Infantry Company G||Revolution War - Civil War (1863 - 1865)|
|Lisenko||Roger||Army||(1970 - 1972)|
|Lucus||Larry||Army Rev & National Guards||Desert Storm|
|Martz||Harold Eugene||Navy||Seaman 1st Class||WWII (? - November 1945)|
|Martz||James D.||Marines||(1957 - 1961)|
|Martz||John Daniel||Army||Civil War|
|Martz||John W.||Navy||Radioman 3rd Class||(August 23, 1954 - July 19, 1958)|
|Martz||Larry J.||Army||SP-4||(March 6, 1960 - April 11, 1961)|
|Martz||Marvin O.||Marines||Master Sergeant||WWII & Korean (1952 - 1974)||Purple Heart|
|Martz||Michelle||Army & National Guards||E-4 & SPC||(June 1991 - December 1996)||AM, ARCOM,|
|Martz||Richard C., Jr.||Army||E-4||(1973 - 1976)|
|Martz||Richard C., Sr.||Navy||F-1-C||WWII||3 -Medals|
|Martz||Ron||Air Force||(July 1960 - May 1965)|
|Martz||Ronald D.||Navy||S-1-C||WWII (January 20, 1943 - December 8, 1945)|
|Martz||Timothy W.||Army||E-4 & SPC||(April 1988 - January 1992)|
|Martz||Virgil W.||Marines||(1947 - 1950)|
|Matchett||Allen Dwayne||Army||E-5||Viet NamSept 1962 - Sept 1968|
|Matchett||Charles Lloyd||Army||E-4||Viet Nam (Feb 1971 - Feb 1977)|
|Matchett||Darrell Dean||Navy||WWII - 1941-1946 in the Pacific Theatre on the Los Angeles in China|
|Matchett||Darrell D.||Navy||WWII- ACTIVE DUTY 1941-1946. SERVED IN THE PACIFIC THEATER. LAST SHIP WAS THE HEAVY CRUISER USS LOS ANGELES CA-135.|
|Matchett||Owen S.||Army Corp of Engineers||WWII|
|Matchett||Paul A.||Air Force||WWII|
|Matchett||Richard L.||Army||PFC||WWII (April 14, 1944 - May 15, 1946||
|Matchett||William||Army||Surgeon - 100 Indiana Infantry||Civil War|
|McDonald||John H.||Infantry||Private - Company B, Indiana 123rd Infantry Regiment||Civil WAr||DISTINGUISHED SERVICE|
|Niswonger||Jack||Army||Private 1st Class||Korean (January 25, 1954 - January 25, 1957)|
|Payton||George J.||Marine Corp.||Korean|
|Person||Frank||Army||Sergeant||WWII (January 8, 1942 - October 31, 1945||Several Medals & Citations|
|Runyon||William||Gren Beret / Special Forces||E8 / Master Sergeant||Vietnam / Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|Sollars||Omar (Jack)||US Navy Sea Bees||Chief Petty Officer||WWII - served and landed with Marines in Phillipines|
|Sanders, Jr.||Claude Kenneth||Navy, USNR||M1, Apprentice Seaman||WWII|
|Sanders||John Sherman||Marines, USMCR||Staff Sergeant, Intelligence Clerk, Aviation||WWII, Marshall Islands Operation|
|Soule||David||Army||Civil War||During War|
|Soule||Donald L.||Army Airborne Brigade||Sergeant e-5||Vietnam (September 19, 1967 - September 18, 1970)||Army Accommodation Medal|
|Soule||Pat (Daniel)||Air Force||Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|Soule, Jr.||Richard H.||Army||Vietnam (October 2, 1967 - MAy 5, 1970)|
|Soule, Sr.||Richard H.||National Guards||Corporal|
|Soule||Richard W.||Air Force||Juwait / Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|Soule||Robert L.||Coast Guard||WWII|
|Soule||Ronald L.||Army||Sergeant E-5||Korean (September 19, 1967 - June 19, 1970)|
|Soule||Wayne||National Guards||Sergeant 1st. Class|
|Starrett||Leonard Leroy "Babe"||Army||T/5 - 32nd Infantry Division||WWII||
Good Conduct Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon W/3 Battle Stars, Presidential Citation Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge
|Stuntz||Harold||Army||Vietnam (1965 - 1967)||Vietnam Service Medal W/1 Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal Army Commendation Medal|
|Stuntz||Paul||Army||Vietnam (1966 - 1968)|
|Warner||George E.||Navy||Civil War|
|Warner||Stephen A.||1st MI Engineers Company I||Civil War|
|Warren||Everett R.||Army||Tech 5||WWII (March 7, 1946 - August 5, 1947)|| Army Occupational
WWII Victory Medal
|Warren||Lois Ann||Navy||SK2||Vietnam (November 1969 - November 17, 1977)|
|White||Raydean||Air Force||Contact Spec.||Desert Storm|
|Young||Charles H.||Air Force||WWII|
|Young||Jimmie Travis||Army||Korean - served in Germany - Homorable discharge - 1951|
I am sure that there are some family members that I have missed and believe me it is not intentional. If you see someone who is not listed please by all mean let me know. Should you see where a correction should be made please let me know that too.
I want to honor each and every family member who has served their country in either Peace Time or War. Even during Peace Time there is/are chances of War and those that served were ready to make the Ultimate sacrfice for their Country.
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
Subject: THE VETERAN (Author Unknown)
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag,
who serves under the Flag,
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
I don't know if you saw this in the news but it really impressed me. Funny,
our US Senate/House took 2 days off as they couldn't work.
On the ABC evening news, it was reported tonight that, because of the dangers from Hurricane Isabelle approaching Washington DC, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
They refused. "No way, Sir!"
Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson.
The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
I don't usually suggest that many emails be forwarded, but I'd be proud if this one reached as many as possible.
We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.
God Bless them.
I received this in an e-mail an could not fathom the pain and suffering of this family. This brought tears to my eyes and I am sure it will to yours.
Subject: Fallen Soldier
MAY GOD BLESS THIS AIRLINE CAPTAIN:
My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R.
on this flight." (H.R. stands for human remains.) "Are they military?" I
'Yes', she said.
'Is there an escort?' I asked.
'Yes, I already assigned him a seat'.
'Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck. You
can board him early," I said..
A short while later, a young army sergeant entered the flight
deck. He was the image of the perfectly dressed soldier.
He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier. The
escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them as if they are still alive
and still with us.
'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia ,' he said.
He proceeded to answer my questions, but offered no words.
I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said
no. I told him that he had the toughest job in the military and that I
appreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers..
The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake his
hand. He left the flight deck to find his seat.
We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and performed an
About 30 minutes into our flight I received a call from the lead
flight attendant in the cabin.
'I just found out the family of the soldier we are carrying, is
on board', she said. She then proceeded to tell me that the father,
mother, wife and 2-year old daughter were escorting their son, husband, and
father home. The family was upset because they were unable to see the
container that the soldier was in before we left. We were on our way to a
major hub at which the family was going to wait four hours for the connecting
flight home to Virginia .
The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that
knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him
was too much for him and the family to bear. He had asked the flight
attendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to see him
upon our arrival. The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to
watch the soldier being taken off the airplane.. I could hear the
desperation in the flight attendants voice when she asked me if there was
anything I could do.. 'I'm on it', I said. I told her that I would get back
Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the
form of e-mail like messages.
I decided to bypass this system and contact my flight
dispatcher directly on a secondary radio.
There is a radio operator in the operations control center who
connects you to the telephone of the dispatcher.
I was in direct contact with the dispatcher.. I explained the
situation I had on board with the family and what it was the family
He said he understood and that he would get back to me.
Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. We
were going to get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family.
I sent a text message asking for an update. I saved the return
message from the dispatcher and the following is the text:
'Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you.
There is policy on this now and I had to check on a few things.
Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will meet the aircraft.
The team will escort the family to the ramp and plane side. A
van will be used to load the remains with a secondary van for the family.
The family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the
terminal where the remains can be seen on the ramp. It is a private area for
the family only.
When the connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be
escorted onto the ramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the
final leg home. Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans.
Please pass our condolences on to the family. Thanks.'
I sent a message back telling flight control thanks for a good
job. I printed out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to
pass on to the father. The lead flight attendant was very thankful and
told me, 'You have no idea how much this will mean to them.'
Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and
landing. After landing, we cleared the runway and taxied to the ramp area.
The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway. It
is always a busy area with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter
When we entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp
controller, we were told that all traffic was being held for us.
'There is a team in place to meet the aircraft', we were told.
It looked like it was all coming together, then I realized that once we
turned the seat belt
sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from
getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked the copilot to
tell the ramp controller we were going to stop short of the gate to make
an announcement to the passengers. He did that and the ramp controller
said, 'Take your time.'
I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. I pushed the
public address button and said, 'Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captain
speaking I have stopped short of our gate to make a special
announcement. We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect.
His Name is Private XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life.
Private XXXXXX is under your feet in the cargo hold. Escorting him today is
Army Sergeant XXXXXXX.
Also, on board are his father, mother, wife, and daughter. Your
entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remain in their seats to
allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you.'
We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started our
A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpit door. I found
the two forward flight attendants crying, something you just do not see.
I was told that after we came to a stop, every passenger on the
aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the family to exit the aircraft.
When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowly
started to clap his hands.
Moments later more passengers joined in and soon the entire
aircraft was clapping.
Words of 'God Bless You', I'm sorry, thank you, be proud, and
other kind words were uttered to the family as they made their way down the
aisle and out of the airplane. They were escorted down to the ramp to
finally be with their loved one.
Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the
announcement I had made.
They were just words, I told them, I could say them over and over
again, but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier.
I respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this event and the
sacrifices that millions of our men and women have made to ensure our
freedom and safety in these United States of AMERICA .
As a Viet Nam Veteran I can only think of all the veterans
including the ones that rode below the deck on their way home and how they we were
When I read things like this I am proud that our country has not
turned their backs on our soldiers returning from the various war zones
today and give them the respect they so deserve.
I know every one who has served their country who reads this will
have tears in their eyes, including me.
Prayer chain for our Military... Don't break it!
Please send this on after a short prayer for our service men and
Don't break it!
They die for me and mine and you and yours and deserve our honor
Prayer: 'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect
them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts
they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'
Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment
and say a prayer for our troops around the world.
There is nothing attached.
Just send this to people in your address book.
Do not let it stop with you.
Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor,
Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one.
GOD BLESS YOU
Writen by: Author Unknown
A Timely and Real Christmas Story
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem.
So I slumbered, perhaps started to dream.
The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eye when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow,
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
I crept to the door to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, my wife, and my child.
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow off your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light.
Then he sighed and he said, "It's really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.
It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask, beg, or implore
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before.
My Gramps died at Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas Gram always remembers.
My Dad stood his watch in the jungles of "Nam,
And now it's my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile!"
Then he bent and carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... An American flag.
"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house, and my home,
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat."
"I can carry the weight of killing another
Or lay down my life with my sisters and brothers
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To insure for all time that this flag will not fall.
So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright.
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget."
"Fight for our rights back home while we're gone.
Stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either living or dead,
To know you remembered we fought and we bled
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you, as you mattered to us."
Note: If anyone knows the authors to these two pieces above I would be most happy to give them credit.
Jerry wrote this song and he e-mailed me and asked me to post it to my website, I am most honored to post it. Jerry thank you so much, you honor me for asking.
To Whom It Would Be of Interest,
I wrote this song to pay tribute to All Veterans and
would be honored if you choose to post it on your Patriotic
Web Site. I thank you and God Bless!
A Tribute To Veterans
In Vietnam, Korea and World Wars Past
Our Men Fought Bravely so Freedom Would Last
Conditions Were Not Always Best They Could Be
Fighting a Foe You Could Not Always See:
From Mountain Highs to Valley Lows
From Jungle Drops to Desert Patrols
Our Sinewy Sons Were Sent Over Seas
Far From Their Families And Far From Their Dreams
They Never Wrote Letters Of Hardships Despair
Only Of Love, Yearning That One Day Soon:
They Would Come Home, They Would Resume
And Carry On With The Rest of Their Lives
The P.O.W.šS Stood Steadfast
Against the Indignities And Cruelties Of War
They Could Not Have Lasted as Long as They Did
If They Had Relinquished Their Hope That Some Day:
They Would Come Home, They Would Resume
And Carry On the Rest Of Their Lives
Medics, Nurses, and Chaplains Alike
Did What They Needed To Bring Back Life
They Served Our Forces From Day Into Night
Not Questioning If They Would Survive:
They Mended Bones And Bodies Too,
They Soothed the Spirits of Dying Souls
And for Those M.I.AšS, Who Were Left Behind
We Echo This Message Across the Seas
We Will search For as Long As It Takes
Youšre Not Forgotten And Will Always Be:
In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers,
In Our Minds For All Time
A Moment of Silence, a Moment of Summons
Is Their Deliverance of Body And Soul
To a Sacred Place That We All Know
Deep In the Shrines of Our Soul:
In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers
In Our Minds For All Time
GOLD STAR MOTHERS GRIEVE: ENDLESSLY,
These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds
Theyšre Our Husbands, Fathers, and Sons
They Enlisted For the Duty at Hand
To Serve the Cause of Country and Land:
They Had Honor, They Had Valor,
They Found Glory That Change Them Forever
Men Standing Tall and Proud They be
A Country Behind Them in a Solemn Sea
So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly
Unfurled in Their Majesty High:
In the Sun, In the Rain
In the Winds Across This Land
Years of Tears Has Brought Us Here
Gathering Around to Hear This Sound
So Let the Flags of Freedom Fly
Unfurled in Their Majesty High:
In the Sun, In the Rain,
In the Winds Across This Land
In the Sun, In the Rain,
In the Winds For All Time
Jerry Calow (copyright 2003 )
You may visit Jerry's web site at: http://www.alighthouse.com/words.htm
NOW THOSE WERE MEN!
Hope you find this as informative as I did
Be sure and scroll to the very bottom.
In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real actors of yester-year loved the United States.
They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love.
They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple "enlisted men".
This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', Purple Hearts and one Congressional Medal of Honor.
So remember; while the "Entertainers of 2003" have been in all of the news media lately I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (60 years ago).
Most of these brave men have since passed on.
Real Hollywood Heros
(Star Wars) operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.
James Doohan ("Scotty" on Star Trek)
landed in Normandy with the U. S. Army on D-Day.
(The Great Escape) really was an R. A. F. pilot who was shot down, held
prisoner and tortured by the Germans.
was a Sandhurst graduate and Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy.
Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to the rank of Colonel.
During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot, his service record crediting
him with leading more than 20 missions over Germany, and taking part in hundreds
of air strikes during his tour of duty. Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished
Flying Cross, France's Croix de Guerre, and 7 Battle Stars during World War II.
In peace time, Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist,
reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950s.
(Mega-Movie Star when war broke out) Although he was beyond the draft age at
the time the U.S. entered WW II, Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the AAF on
Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. He attended the Officers' CandidateSchool at Miami
Beach, Fla.and graduated as a second lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942. He then attended
aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943 he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group
at Polebrook where flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s. Capt. Gable
returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major
on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over-age for combat.
was an Army Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak
was a U. S. Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.
was a U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple Heart.
was a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps, more specifically on B-29s
in the 20th Air Force out of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan
George C. Scott
was a decorated U. S. Marine.
(Green Acres TV) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U. S. Naval officer
aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific Nov. 1943.
served as a U.S. Marine rear gunner in several actions
against the Japanese on Rabal in the Pacific.
was a U.S. Marine on Saipan during the Marianas
campaign when he was wounded earning the Purple Heart
In 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he received a battlefield
commission and was wounded and highly decorated for valor at Guadalcanal
was a U. S. Marine who served with the O. S. S. in Yugoslavia.
(an established movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed)
joined the U.S. Marines, was a pilot flying supplies into, and wounded
Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
little 5'5" tall 110 pound guy from Texaswho played cowboy parts?
Most Decorated serviceman of WWII and earned: Medal of Honor,
Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Star Medals, Legion of Merit,
2 Bronze Star Medals with "V", 2 Purple Hearts, U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian
Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit Emblems, American
Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with
One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine campaigns)
and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily
and Southern France) World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation
Medal with Germany Clasp, Armed Forces Reserve Medal,
Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar,
Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar, French Fourragere in Colors of the
Croix de Guerre, French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier,
French Croix de Guerre With Silver Star, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Medal of
Liberated France, Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm.
So how do you feel the real heroes of the silver screen acted when
compared to the hollywonks today who spray out anti-American drivel as they bite the hand that feeds them?
Can you imagine these stars of yester-year saying they hate our flag, making anti-war speeches, marching in anti-American parades and saying they hate our president?
I thought not, neither did I!
In Memory of
Army Capt. Ed Freeman
(Click on Courage above )
Subject: Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag down?
You might remember a news story several months ago About a crotchety old man who defied his homeowners association and refused to take down the flagpole on his property and the large flag that flew on it . Now you can find out who, exactly, that old man was.
Awards this web site has won, thank you to all for the awards, it is not I who has won these awards, but for All Those Veteran's who fought for our freedom in this Country
(Please click on the links to these sites or the award to visit them)
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Your website has been approved for a Service to Veteran's Award.
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Thank you for honoring veterans!
Spiritual Warrior Award
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Congratulations, you have won the NavyChief.com award for excellence in patriotism!
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My name is Steven M. Nicoli. I am former United States Paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division. I was browsing through the internet, looking for Patriotic Sites and I found your site. Your site is awesome and very patriotic! I would like to award your site with my "Honoring American Troops Patriotic Site Golden Award".
I am honored to present your site my Vietnam Vets Award for your hard work. Keep it up! I was impressed when I visited your site. Y'all done did good.
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