William (Bill) Haggerty: His Uniform Was A Bathing Suit And Helped Save Many Lives

2018-06-01T21:14:03-05:00

Bill’s ticket home came in the form of the 1956 Olympic trials. U.S. servicemen in Japan were qualifying for swimming and diving, and Bill won platform diving for the Armed Services in the Far East.

William (Bill) Haggerty: His Uniform Was A Bathing Suit And Helped Save Many Lives2018-06-01T21:14:03-05:00

Eugene Bylina: Diesel locomotive driver

2018-04-08T21:31:17-05:00

Gene’s job in South Korea was to drive diesel locomotives hauling train cars of ammunition, food, K rations and other supplies. The U.S. Army used the Korean rail system, but the train engines were diesel locomotives brought over from the United States.

Eugene Bylina: Diesel locomotive driver2018-04-08T21:31:17-05:00

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