Jess B. Holcomb: A life-saving Bible

2017-08-05T11:37:33+00:00

Jess Holcomb served in Korea and was part of the second landing near Inchon. He received three Purple Hearts because he was 'shot once and blown up twice.'

Bill Lillwitz: 210 missions in 6 months

2017-08-05T11:29:26+00:00

Bill Lillwitz flew 210 missions, received the Bronze Star and 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses. He was shot down once and had to bail out twice.

Joe McCormack Jr.: Dental assistant

2017-08-05T11:23:20+00:00

Joe served from November of 1951 to September 1952 in Korea as a dental hygienist. He found out about the job after he talked to a pretty receptionist.

Erwin Rabin: Aloha and Mahalo

2017-08-05T11:16:44+00:00

Erwin Rabin served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He spent six months in Korea at the end of the war. He was then assigned as a Company clerk in Hawaii.

Al Vosylius: Back in Germany

2017-08-05T09:40:42+00:00

Al Vosylius, a native of Lithuania, served in the Army from 1952 to 1954. He worked with the artillery testing team of the US Army 5th Corps.

Wally P. Wienert: Getting ready to fly

2017-08-05T09:32:04+00:00

Wally Wienert served in the Navy from 1948 to 1952. He was assigned to the USS Boxer CV21, a carrier that made four trips back and forth to Korea.

Lawrence Facchinello: A sense of duty

2017-08-04T14:59:29+00:00

Lawrence served as a heavy equipment operator in Korea. He helped rebuild the Han River waterway and worked with Korean contractors who spoke no English.

Andy Dziagwa: Trumpeter of the band

2017-08-03T14:42:07+00:00

Andy was in combat operations code-named Killer and May Massacre, received the Purple Heart, and is in the International Polka Association Hall of Fame.