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Robert W. Herbert
United States Army 1943
Disabled American Veteran



David Cilio
Army National Guard Cavalry Scout 1997-2005
Patton Award



Lieutenant Commander Clifford A Reid
US Navy, World War II
January 1942 - Fall 1945



Anthony John DiBarlolomeo, Sr.
Army Air Corps
December 2, 1942 - March, 1945

Anthony was with the 8th Air Force, attached to the 9th Air Force, and landed D Day+7, June 13, 1944. He followed General GS Patton through France and Germany. Anthony did his basic training in Miami, Florida and spent time in Columbia, South Carolina before being shipped to England and then to Normandy, France




Frank Kroll
US Army
World War II

He enlisted and was trained in Seattle, WA as a rifleman, then his group was transported in troop carrier ships to islands in the pacific. As the fighting became more intense, he was retrained as a medical assistant and serviced on the Japanese island of Okinawa. After the war ended, he was again retrained and became an MP as part of the occupying army of Japan. Months later he was shipped to Texas where he guarded German prisoners until they were returned to their homeland.



SSG Jeanna Blicker -- Alabama Army National Guard (24 Years)
Current VFW affiliation is with Post 2214 in Cullman, AL.



Sgt. Andrew J. Dacey served with the 8th Air Force, 358th Bombardment Squadron as a ball turret gunner aboard a B17 Flying Fortress.
He was based in Molesworth, England and flew 22 missions over Germany during World War II.



Sgt. Walter L. Morrows served with the 3rd Division, 7th Infantry Regiment as a rifleman.
He participated in the invasions of Italy and southern France. He was wounded in battle and awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.



Sgt. Gilbert J. Machette served with the 102nd Mechanized Cavalry Group, 102nd Squadron "New Jersey Essex Troop".
He was assigned to duty in a M8 Armored Car for reconnaissance. He participated in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was killed in action on August 25, 1944 and awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.



Specialist 4th Class Robert C. Morrows was a member of the US Army Security Agency from 1966 to 1970. He was assigned with a unit that was supporting the 18th Airborne Corp in between assignments in Ethiopia and Vietnam.



T/Sgt Frank Magyar served with the 8th Air Force, 358th Bombardment Squadron as a Armorer Gunner (Togglier) and Waist Gunner aboard a B17 Flying Fortess. He was based in Molesworth, England and flew 18 missions over Germany.



Sgt. Jose Brito served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. He faithfully served in The Korean War and in Vietnam. He served in several countries throughout Europe and Asia and was a very proud American.



Dawson Sutton served in the United States Army for 4 years during World War II. He is a proud American and still lives to share his experience as a veteran.



Lt. JG Curt F. Falk served in the U.S. Navy for over 11 years (Including Reserve Duty). He enlisted in December 1942 and served in WW II. He received Wings of Gold on September 11, 1945



Sgt. 1st Class Dwight C. Clark served in the US Army for 20 years. He enlisted in March 1948 and served in the following:
Korean War from 1952-1953
Korea from 1962-1963
Vietnam War from 1967-1968.
He also served as a Tank Commander, Platoon Sgt. and Aicraft Mechanic. He retired in 1968.



John Preziosi, US Marine. Served two tours of duty in Vietnam. During his second tour, he was killed while on patrol. John had been spearheading a drive to build a school for the children of Xuan Duong and his dream was realized when the residents of Elmwood Park, NJ contributed to help Marines build a two room, brick schoolhouse.



Paul Baldasarra--US Army from Jan. 1966 - Jan. 1968.  Served in Mannheim, Germany in the Signal Corps.  Spec 5 (E5).



Benjamin Runfola--US Army 1951-1952
Stationed in Badkreuznorzh, Germany



Lawrence David Young Army 1968-1969
Served as a combat medic in Vietnam also worked on a civil affairs team living with the local tribes in the central highlands of Vietnam. I am currently the vice president of VVA chapter 1. Hope to hear from someone



Felbert E. Williams, Jr Army 1941--Died in POW Camp June 2, 1942
He lied about his age to enlist he was really only 15 years-old. Sent to the Philippines, he was assigned to the 31st infantry regiment when World War 2 broke out. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese and forced to go on the infamous “Bataan Death March.” Private Williams survived the death march but died at Camp O`Donnell POW camp on June 2, 1942. He was only 15-1/2 years old.



Thomas Bart Teigue U.S. Army
Served in both the European and Asian Theaters. Was awarded the Bronze Star. (Vintage portrait by unknown war buddy).



Specialist 5 Herbert L. Archer
U.S. Army, Army Security Agency--May 1965 - May 1969
USAR 1969-1971
AIT Training at Defense Language Institute, West Coast Branch, Presidio of Monterey, California
Chinese Mandarin Translator/Interpreter, 37 week Aural Comprehension

U.S. Air Force Security Service School , Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
Voice Intercept Operator

Company A, Army Element, USASA Support Grp, Fort G.G. Meade, Maryland
National Security Agency, Ft.G.G.Meade




SPC Heather Hines
U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, Ft. Myer Va. 1996-1998.
16th Quarter Master, Ft. Lee, Va. 1998-2000




SSG Jason Sheets
3rd U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, Ft. Myer, Va.
U.S. Caisson Plt; Commander In Chief's Guard 1997-2000
127th ASB, Hanau, Germany 2000-2003
Task Force Falcon, Baghdad, Iraq 2003
2/10 Aviation, Ft Drum, NY 2004-2005
Mid Atlantic Recruiting Battalion 2005-Present




PS3 Jason Medeiros
U.S. Navy

Currently Enlisted.
Served in Iraq for 9 months.
Received Army Commendation Medal.



Robert Polon
E4 Army



Dana L Owens
U.S. Air Force (1972-1977)

Inventory Management(M-16s; Tool Crib; Flight Line)
Honored as Airman of the Month



Marines Matthew T. Kotch, Matthew F. Kotch and Dennis W. Kotch





Raymond "Nellie" Nielsen, USMC, 12-yr Marine Veteran, duties spanned WWII - Korea - Vietnam

At age 19, youngest in all branches of military to Distinguish with Pistol.

His CO at Camp Lejeune, NC when presenting the Distinguished Patch called him a "Gold Digger" as the top medal pictured on his uniform is one ounce of solid gold.

In the mid 60's he was the Arizona State Pistol Champion and traveled with the team to shoot in the National matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.






Frederick Don Snyder
Radarman 3rd Class
PCF-50, COSDIV-11, TF-115, USNAVFORV
United States Navy


06 March 1948 - 17 May 1970
Killed in action, An Xugen, South Viet Nam

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Joyce Reed
United States Navy










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