Carl Streng Jr.: A cook and a butcher

2017-09-08T13:04:49-05:00

Carl Streng served from 1943-1946 as a cook aboard the USS Kadashan Bay (escort carrier) in the Pacific. He worked as a cook and a 40-mm gun loader.

Carl Streng Jr.: A cook and a butcher2017-09-08T13:04:49-05:00

Amon Reinhart: Royal Order of Blue Nose

2017-09-07T22:16:04-05:00

Amos Reinhart did 26 months of duty aboard the USS North Hampton. He traveled the world, from Norway to the Mediterranean to the Arctic Circle.

Amon Reinhart: Royal Order of Blue Nose2017-09-07T22:16:04-05:00

George E. Owen: MASH as it really was

2017-09-07T22:02:28-05:00

George Owen received a Purple Heart for his service in the Korean War, which included his involvement in combat battles at Pork Chop Hill and Triangle Hill.

George E. Owen: MASH as it really was2017-09-07T22:02:28-05:00

Edward N. Murray: Two wars, nine medals

2017-09-07T21:45:42-05:00

Ed Murray served in the Navy during World War II as well as the Korean War. He received nine medals for his service, including one from the people of Korea.

Edward N. Murray: Two wars, nine medals2017-09-07T21:45:42-05:00

Louis M. Megleo: The bomber and the screwdriver

2017-09-07T20:05:44-05:00

Louis Megleo served more than two years in the World War II and was based near Bari, Italy. He was involved in 20 combat missions.

Louis M. Megleo: The bomber and the screwdriver2017-09-07T20:05:44-05:00

Paul A. Loeffler: A valued clerk

2017-09-07T19:55:10-05:00

Paul Loeffler spent the Korean War as a clerk, was assigned to the famous 2nd Infantry Division and was involved in battle at Heartbreak Ridge.

Paul A. Loeffler: A valued clerk2017-09-07T19:55:10-05:00

Dale Kavanagh: Shiny boots and cuffed trousers

2017-09-07T13:49:51-05:00

Korean War veteran Dale Kavanagh went to Fort Benning in Georgia for jump school in part because he was on a quest for higher pay and a sharp uniform

Dale Kavanagh: Shiny boots and cuffed trousers2017-09-07T13:49:51-05:00

Jerry Juliano: Witness to death, destruction

2017-09-07T13:27:33-05:00

Death, destruction, and total devastation is how 98-year-old WWII veteran Jerry Juliano describes his impression of landing on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

Jerry Juliano: Witness to death, destruction2017-09-07T13:27:33-05:00

Frank S. Colin: Learning from an indiscretion

2017-09-06T22:15:48-05:00

Korean War veteran Frank Colin turned a youthful indiscretion into an opportunity that led him down a pathway he now remembers with pride.

Frank S. Colin: Learning from an indiscretion2017-09-06T22:15:48-05:00

Claude H. Choate: An ominous start

2017-09-06T22:10:41-05:00

Claude Choate served with the US Army from June 1944 to April 1946. His service began on an ominous note when his troop train to basic training derailed.

Claude H. Choate: An ominous start2017-09-06T22:10:41-05:00

Pete Balma: Trying to stay alive

2017-09-06T22:06:07-05:00

When Pete arrived in Korea,  fierce fighting was still going on, back and forth for inches of ground. He spent 14 months there before returning home.

Pete Balma: Trying to stay alive2017-09-06T22:06:07-05:00