Pascal A. ‘Pat’ Gerard: Keeping a secret

2017-07-19T09:42:18-05:00

Can you keep a secret? For many years Pat Gerard wasn’t allowed to talk about what he did during his time in service. But today, he can speak freely.

Pascal A. ‘Pat’ Gerard: Keeping a secret2017-07-19T09:42:18-05:00

Walter Piekosz: Learning to swim

2017-07-10T19:55:14-05:00

Walter Piekosz was born in Chicago in 1925, one of nine children. At age 17, he decided to join the Navy. He joined even though he didn’t know how to swim.

Walter Piekosz: Learning to swim2017-07-10T19:55:14-05:00

Roy Stanek: From engineer to photographer

2017-07-10T15:16:15-05:00

Roy Stanek thought he would be an engineer during the Korean War, but quickly found himself taking enemy fire during 18 missions as an aerial photographer.

Roy Stanek: From engineer to photographer2017-07-10T15:16:15-05:00

William (Bill) Curry: An ear to the action

2017-07-09T22:48:19-05:00

Bill Curry used his top security clearance and his training as a radio operator to monitor and scan radio signals during the Korean War.

William (Bill) Curry: An ear to the action2017-07-09T22:48:19-05:00

Raymond Wirth: Boiler tender and fireman

2017-07-09T22:49:05-05:00

Raymond Wirth spent 39 months based in Japan on the USS Valley Forge, which supported air operations against advancing Chinese and North Korean forces.

Raymond Wirth: Boiler tender and fireman2017-07-09T22:49:05-05:00

Bernard Ogarek: Hollywood Marine

2017-07-10T22:38:37-05:00

U.S. Marine Corps  Korean War   Chicago, IL [...]

Bernard Ogarek: Hollywood Marine2017-07-10T22:38:37-05:00

Frank Chrzan: Too young to serve

2017-07-10T22:45:36-05:00

U.S. Marine Corps  World War II   Mt Prospect, [...]

Frank Chrzan: Too young to serve2017-07-10T22:45:36-05:00

Pete Balma: On the front line

2017-07-10T22:57:32-05:00

U.S. Army   Korean War   Zion, IL   [...]

Pete Balma: On the front line2017-07-10T22:57:32-05:00