3/4/1919 – 9/21/09 Branch: Navy Rank: Aviation Machinist Mate Hydraulic 1st Class Unit: Carrier Aircraft Service Service Dates: 1942 – 1945 County: Pettis Conflicts/Significant Events: World War II Story uploaded: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 / updated: November 3, 2023
3/16/1908 – 11/26/2009 Branch: Navy Rank: Storekeeper 3rd Class / Range Finder Unit: USS Stokes (AKA-68) South Pacific Service Dates: – Drafted from Naval Reserve at the age of 37 Home County: Pettis Story uploaded: Thursday, September 3, 2009 / updated: Monday, October 2, 2023
March 29th, 1936 – January 22nd, 2010 Branch: Army Rank: SP4 Outfit: Signal Corps Fort Lewis Service Dates: 1959 – 1961 Home County: Moniteau Story uploaded: Thursday, September 3, 2009 / Updated: August 14, 2023
Victor P Bauer “Vick” 12/12/1922 – 7/5/2013 Branch: Army Air Corp & Infantry Rank: T-5 Unit: Chemical Weapons Service Dates: 1943 – 1946 County: St. Charles City: O’fallon, MO Conflicts/Significant Events: WWII Story uploaded: June 2010 / Updated: July 13, 2023
3/9/1949 – 4/26/2016 Branch: Army Rank: E5 Outfit: 9th Service Dates: 1967 – 1970
3 Purple Hearts, A Silver Star, A Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Combat Infantry Badge, 7 Air Medals and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He was a Gunner and Scout Helicopter Cambodia Wrote the Book “Tattletale” Story uploaded: Friday, August 14, 2009 / Updated: Friday, May 26, 2023
9/14/1930 – 8/31/2021 Branch: Marines Rank: Sgt. Unit: 7th Outfit: 1st Service Dates: 1948 – 1951 County: St. Louis Conflicts/Significant Events: Nik joined the Marine Corps in November 1948 and was wounded in Korea, December 3, 1950 sustaining leg and head injuries, losing his eye as well as suffering severe frostbite of his extremities. He received a Purple Heart for his injuries. Nick was honorably discharged from the Marines in September 1951. His name is engraved on The Chosin Few Monument in Forest Park, St. Louis next to the Korean War Veterans Association Memorial. Story uploaded: Friday, September 25, 2009 / Updated May 7, 2023
3/19/1932 – 8/27/2021 Branch: Air Force Rank: Airmen 3C Service Dates: 1951-1953 County: Saline Conflicts/Significant Events: Korea, Saw General Eisenhower Candidate For President Story uploaded/modified: September 11, 2008/December 24th, 2021
9/30/1979 – N/A Branch: Army Rank: Sgt Outfit: 160 Spec Ops Medic, Aviation Regiment Airborne “Night Stalker” Service Dates: 1997 – 2006 Veteran Station: Falujah Iraq, Operation Red Wings, Bagram Afghanistan, County: Greene Conflicts/Significant Events: Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom Story uploaded/modified: Saturday, June 30, 2007, Updated September 9th, 2021
“Children of varying ages ran around the coffins, playing and yelling, not yet old enough to understand the sacrifices these warriors made. A Taliban high-value target (HVT) sat tucked into the corner away from them all, guarded by other soldiers.
“Three war-weary escorts — one of them a SEAL and the other two Night Stalkers Daniel Bell and Chris Eicher — sat off to the sides, grimly staring off into space. They were exhausted and angry with the mistake the U.S. Air Force had made when they allowed Space-A seating to be filled on this leg of the flight home.“
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