Enlisted United States Air Force May 3, 1967 and sworn in at Federal Building in St Louis, Missouri. Shipped to Amarillo AFB, Texas for six weeks of basic training. Amarillo was a hot dry desolate place, with no trees. For six weeks practiced marching, military classes on USAF history, … > More >
Harold Brown Reed was born September 20, 1890 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri to Thomas Brown Reed and Iva Nora Gillespie. In the lean years of the early 1900’s many young men hopped trains in search of work. HB hopped off the train in Garden City, … > More >
US ARMY – Army Artillery Division, Korean War, First Lieutenant
Tully Brown Reed was born to H. B. and Mary V. Schrock Reed on August 27th, 1932 in Hammond, IN. He soon moved with his parents and older brother Thomas to Linn County, MO, graduating from Linneus High School in 1950. He studied Agricultural … > More >
United States Army (1960-1963) – B Company, 122nd Ordnance Battalion
Charles Fry, or “Charlie” as many knew him, was born and raised on a farm near Mendon, MO. He went to school in Marceline, MO, and then in Keytesville, MO, where he graduated in 1960. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and … > More >
Enlisting during his senior year of high school, David left Oskaloosa, IA, before his graduation and headed off to boot camp at Camp Nimitz, San Diego. David’s mother Peggy actually walked for him to receive his high school diploma.
After training to become a Radio Man (RM) he received orders for Pearl … > More >
Marvin “Lyle” Franklin Jr., 22, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, entered into eternal rest on August 31, 1967. He was born on July 15, 1945 in Oklahoma City, where he graduated from Putnam City High School in 1963. He was a member of the loway Tribe of … > More >
Erastus Taylor was born in Elba, Genesee County, New York on December 24, 1832. On November 27, 1856 he married Elizabeth Malvina Howe, also of Elba. In 1858 they moved to western Wisconsin where Erastus farmed and taught school. Their first son, Manly Howe, was born February 25, 1859. January 16, 1862 … > More >
Born during a WWII evening practice raid, green shades drawn, making his presence in total darkness, save a flashlight held by a nurse on Saturday, July 18, 4942 in Montour County, Pennsylvania. Tom was the second son of Sebastian and Loretta James.
Baptized and Confirmed at Saint Edwards Catholic Church … > More >
My great, great uncle William E. Crane (and his twin sister, my great grandmother, Emma S. Crane) was born July 28, 1842 in New York City. He enlisted in September, 1861, was promoted to Full 1st Sergeant in January 1862, taken prisoner of war in July 1863, and mustered out in October … > More >