10/2/1918 – 11/19/2016 Branch: Army Rank: 1st Class Unit: 861 Anti-Aircraft Service Dates: 1941 – 1945 Veteran Station: South Pacific County: Audrain Conflicts/Significant Events: World War II, Philippines Leyte, Okinawa, Story uploaded: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 / Updated: Sunday July 23, 2023
8/7/1926 – 8/24/2015 Branch: Navy Rank: Seaman 1st Class Unit: USS Wilkes Barre Service Dates: 1943 – 1947 County: Lafayette City: Lake Lafayette, MO Conflicts/Significant Events: World War II, Forward Assault of Okinawa and Japan, Diverted Japan during the invasion of Iwo Jima, Helped rescue the USS Bunker Hill, Present for the Japanese Surrender Ceremony & Occupation Of Japan Story uploaded: Thursday, October 4, 2007 / Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2023
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