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..
I have no idea what caused my ancestors to leave Kent, England, and board a ship to a new world. But whether it was freedom of religion, freedom from tyranny..
I’m 93. I was born in 1919 - the same year as The American Legion. I’m a 65-year member of the Bourne-Keeney post of Wethersfield, Calif. I volunteered as a petty..
When their oldest brother, Fred, was drafted, the Luchts knew the second in line, Herb, wasn’t far behind. Robert, then age 17, the youngest of the Luchts, decided to enlist..
When their oldest brother Fred was drafted, the Luchts knew the second in line, Herb, wasn’t far behind. Robert, then 17, the third eldest of the Luchts, decided to enlist..
My grandfathers served in the Army during World War II. My father and uncles served during the Korean War, also in the Army. My oldest brother and I served in..
My dad, Herman E. Brose, served in France during World War I with the 14th Engineers, serving mostly on the ammunition trains. He was hit twice with mustard gas but..
In the Pfannenstiel family, eight out of nine brothers were drafted in World War II or Korea. Five of us served with the Army: Eddie (who became a POW in..
I served in the Air Force from 1954-1976. My oldest son, Robert C. Lethco Jr., was in the Navy for four years as a sonar technician on submarines. My youngest..
First Lt. Glenn Wilbur Hoffman was serving as the lead navigator aboard B-24 "Quivering Box," tail No. 42-100315, when it was lost over Tholen, The Netherlands, on July 21, 1944...
My dad, James John Lesak Sr., served from Feb. 19, 1941, through Aug. 6, 1945, in the 2nd Infantry "Indianhead" Division, service battery, 15th Field Artillery, Normandy invasion of June..
Our family had many young men who served during World War II. There were my Radomski uncles: Walter, the twins Bernard and Edmond, as well as Frank in the Army,..
In the Ostler family, 10 men, including me, served their country during World War II and Korea. We were all born and lived in Chelsea, Mass., and were drafted. My..
Cpl. George A. Blood was born in Sturbridge, Mass., on April 11, 1843. He served three years with the Union Army, from July 21, 1862 to July 31, 1865. He..
My father, Raymond B. Kelsey, was drafted into the Army during the last year of World War I. Upon his graduation from college he accepted a commission in the Army..