Johnny Martin joined the Army prior to graduating from high school and entered shortly after his graduation in 1967. He chose airborne and special forces (SF). Since he was his..
My family has had the privilege of serving this country of ours since the Civil War. My great-great grandfather, A. Corcoran, served with the famed "Black Hats" of the 7th..
My father, James W. Warner, joined the U.S. Navy on Oct. 26, 1911. In 1916 he was 2nd Class Quartermaster, and dropped his rate to go into the new field..
Frank John Classen, born in Glencoe, Minn., served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. He was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany. "Germany is a beautiful country," Classen said. "I actually had..
James Kenneth Black was born in 1923 on a prairie homestead in Montana’s Petroleum County. When Jim was just 5, his mother allowed him to go to first grade at..
In the Severson household, seven of nine brothers served during war and returned home safely between World War II and Korea. Four served around the world in World War II: Julian..
Presently, I am 86 years young and am a World War II veteran. I served in the U.S. Navy, retiring Nov. 8, 1986. I also served in the Air Force..
My father, Arne Thompson, was the son of Norwegian immigrants who lived in Minnesota. During World War I, he served as PFC in the Army Coast Artillery Corps. When the..
My name is Michael Freligh and a proud member of American Legion Post 24 in Blytheville, Ark. Our family military history goes back many years, a history that I am..
To whom it may concern: My name is Norbert Lankheit, commander, Squadron 4 Florence Ky., and now also serving as SAL 6th District commander. I also serve on the John Keys..
In the summer of 1917, entering World War I was unavoidable by the United States. The German U-boat submarine assault on shipping heading to Great Britain had only intensified the..
Barbara Lawrence Doerr met Jack more than 60 years ago - she had been a cadet nurse who graduated when World War II was winding down. He’d been a flight..
The following ran as an editorial in the July 24 Duxbury (Mass.) Clipper. The author is a longtime newspaper columnist and a 20-year member of Post 76, Jamaica Plain, Mass. A..
My father, Peter J. Killmeyer, served in France during World War I with the 80th Blue Ridge Division. His best story was how how his company occupied a French farmer's..
On Monday, Joseph Gravish carried an American flag and stood outside of a church, then made his way to the cemetery, where he did the same thing. Though he’s 93,..
My wife, Patti, and I met at the Navy Seabee base in Port Hueneme, Calif., in 1968. We met in between my two tours to Vietnam. I served in Mobile..
My dad, Gunnery Sergeant James Phillip Brockway, served in the Marines during World War II. He was on Iwo Jima the day the flag was raised in 1945. He was..
Pvt. Pedro Soto was killed in Italy on Nov. 26, 1943. Pedro, as he was known by his family, was the first Hispanic American from Kingsville, Texas, killed in action,..
My father, Robert Cole, was a gunner on a B-17 serving with the 34th Bomb Group in England. He was a longtime member of Post 284 in South Bend, Ind...
Like most families that have served, we are low-key. The uncle I knew best, John Scherer, survived the flu during World War I and was ready to go over the..