Two powerful Veterans Day stories

2019-02-08T21:35:50-05:00

ABC 7 Chicago recently told the unique stories of John Ullinskey and Bernie Bluestein, two incredible veterans who flew with Honor Flight Chicago.

Two powerful Veterans Day stories2019-02-08T21:35:50-05:00

Alvin P. (Bud) Izbicky: Demolitions Expert

2018-06-01T21:10:22-05:00

“There was an unexploded Japanese torpedo on the beach in Saipan, and they wanted a volunteer. All the other guys were much older than I was and nobody wanted to volunteer, so they volunteered me,”

Alvin P. (Bud) Izbicky: Demolitions Expert2018-06-01T21:10:22-05:00

Gordon A. Vaundry: Patriotic duty calls sailor to life of care

2018-05-08T08:29:20-05:00

“I thought we were going to take part in the invasion of Tokyo,” he says. “Then we got notice we had bombed Nagasaki, and a few days later we heard about Hiroshima.

Gordon A. Vaundry: Patriotic duty calls sailor to life of care2018-05-08T08:29:20-05:00

William Howland: A World War II POW

2018-04-11T22:32:39-05:00

Bill Howland was a POW during World War II. He estimates there were approximately 300 POWs in his group. About two weeks before the war ended, Bill escaped in part by hiding in a barn in a pile of hay.

William Howland: A World War II POW2018-04-11T22:32:39-05:00

Jim Carroll: Suffering hard times

2018-04-03T21:40:18-05:00

Jim enlisted in September, 1946 with four buddies from his neighborhood gang, the “Parkside Maulers.” They all had the idea of using the GI Bill after their service.

Jim Carroll: Suffering hard times2018-04-03T21:40:18-05:00

Lillian Strezishar: Helping the Cadet Nurse Corps.

2018-03-28T21:25:45-05:00

During World War II, Lillian Strezishar was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps, which served an important part of the United States’ response to entering the war.

Lillian Strezishar: Helping the Cadet Nurse Corps.2018-03-28T21:25:45-05:00

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

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

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

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