Service: NAVY Waves: “Women Accepted Volunteer Emergency Service” Rank achieved: Lieutenant Dates of service: December 16, 1943 – November 1, 1948
Florene Watkins enlisted in the Waves in December 1943 and immediately was assigned to officer candidate school in Northhampton, Mass, at Smithville College. One of her letters from Northhampton while in school said how … > More >
Roger Walsh was born May 6, 1948, in Brookfield, Missouri. In 1967, he enlisted in the United States Navy, following in the footsteps of his brother Robert Walsh. Roger served from 1967 to 1971. In June 1967, Roger completed boot camp in San Diego, California. After boot camp he was … > More >
Bert Oldham grew up on a farm four miles south of Marceline, the youngest of six children. He was born in 1904 and his mother died two years later. His two sisters died as children. His oldest brothers served in WWI, George in the Navy and Henry as a pilot in the … > More >
Captain Dell W. Epperson is a native of Marceline, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University Maryville in 1975. After working several years in the broadcasting industry in Missouri and lowa, he received his naval commission in July 1982.
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 >
Michael Anthony Owen was born in Kansas City to George D Owen and Anna Sonich Owen on October 13, 1940. He attended Kansas City schools graduating from Rockhurst High School and was appointed to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1963. He then received his appointment to Naval Air training … > More >
I was born August 8, 1943 in Chariton County, Missouri, to George and Virlea Graves Pollard. My brother Larry was one year older and I had two younger sisters, Connie Pollard Lane and Brenda Pollard Eastin.
I grew up on a farm one mile north of Indian Grove, spending 1st through 11th … > More >