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This is wonderful. Thank you to all of our service men and women. 
Valeria Worley Email: valeriaworley-at-bellsouth-dot-net  Walkertown, NC
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
I enjoyed your website honoring the soldiers who have fought and died for us all. Kurt Bradfish Machinist Mate Second class Submarines. 
Kurt Bradfish   Norfolk, VA
Monday, November 22, 2004
GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS!I have the utmost respect for the men and women who have ever fought to save our freedoms. Everyone in this country knows at least one person who has fought so that those freedoms could be saved. I am the mother of a boy who will one day become a man, and one day he may also fight. We unfortunatly live in a country where not everyone realized freedom is not free, it is paid for by people willing to die for the good of others. This is the ultimate sacrifice, and greatly appreciated. GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS! 
Aleasha   Email: AVoorhies-at-hotmail-dot-com
Monday, November 22, 2004
To all the "weekend warriors" who lost their lives, to all the service members that won't come home, to all that the families have lost, you are in our prayers; May the long road to victory give us all a smooth ride. To the heroes who made it possible, I give my thanks. B co. 1-4 infantry regiment (OPFOR) Hohenfels, Germany, formerly C co. 2-153 Arkansas National Guard. 
Spc. Patrick J. Peake Email: Burnthecasbah-at-yahoo.dot-com   Hohenfels, Bayern Country: Germany
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Thanks for the great website, but special thanks to all of those who have served so selflessly. I am a Vietnam-era veteran, having served in the Army from 1974-1978. I currently have 4 sons serving in the U.S. military: 3 in the Army and 1 in the Air Force. I am very proud of them all. I am an ardent supporter of our military. They are the finest in the world. My thoughts and prayers are with them always. 
John Gilson Email: jfgilson3-at-cox-dot-net Homepage: http://www.thegilsons.com   Midland, TX
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Thank you for the most inspirational site I have seen. You lovingly tell the stories of the all the soldiers. I am the sister of S/Sgt John Gary Gertsch. He was my hero long before he died and he continues to be my hero today. I miss him terribly but his love for his "brothers" out weighed anything else in his life. 
Patricia (Gertsch) Leggate Email: pati316-at-aol-dot-com   Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Well produced site! Congratulations, the stories and history are quite profound and interesting. I'll certainly recommend this site to others. 
Phil Smith   Email: PSmith600-at-aol-dot-com   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
I thank you for publishing the Go for Broke article on your website. I am the son of Jack K. Wakamatsu who was the 1st Sergeant of Fox Company, Second Battalion of the 442nd RCT. Although my father died in December, 2002, my brothers and myself try to help the remaining Fox Company Veterans and also try to continue the legacy of the 442 RCT. Thank you again, John K. Wakamatsu 
Email: kuni123456-at-aol-dot-com   Gardena, CA
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
To all who have served our Great Country, I commend You, & Thank You!!! Both Hubby & I served during Nam! I shipped troops to Nam in 64-65! Neither one of us in War Zone!!! But we sure do feel our American Pride whenever that Nat'l Anthem is played, God Bless America; our tears still flow!! 9/11 sure brought us all together!!!!!! 
Verna Kellenberger Lint Email: vlint-at-dejazzd-dot-com   Leola, PA
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
It's now 2004 and this site still brings back memories and a little dust gets into my eyes. I got to Korea in Sept. 16, 50 and left on Dec 15, 1950. God Bless all who were there, but didn't make it back. S/Sgt A. R. Cueto 1079000, USMC, 48-52 
S/Sgt A. R. Cueto   Email: rudy2313-at-cox-dot-net   Tulsa, OK
Saturday, November 13, 2004
From Menasha, WI home of two Medal Of Honor winners. 
Lynn Foth   Email: lynn.foth2-at-verizon-dot-net   Justin, TX
Friday, November 12, 2004
I am looking forward to surfing your web site. 
Michael W. Woods LTC USA (Retired) Email: kmwoods-at-newportnet-dot-com Newport, OR
Friday, November 12, 2004
My brother just recently passed in Tikrit Iraq, his name is Joshua Justice Henry and I really appreciate this site and cant wait to show my mother. You guys are great. If anyone knew Joshua please contact me. 
Jasmine Henry Email: Jasminecamille-at-Hotmail-dot-com  Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, November 12, 2004
God bless America because we are the good guys!Good to go bravo,like the field of dreams build it and they will come....Best regards,
Danny Haszard Email: Rollingthunderboywonder-at-yahoo-dot-com Homepage: http://www.DannyHaszard.com
Bangor,  Maine   Friday, November 12, 2004
I was in Viet Nam quite some time, a radio humper, working with 5th Marines, 1st recon. Parent unit was HQ 2/11 out of An Hoa. Eventualy I was pulled out of the bush and took over the comm section of 'W" Btry 2/11. Wehad 6 4Deuce mortars, 2 105 toweds, and 2 155 toweds, pulled security while the Engineers leveled An Hoa. From there i went to 3rd 8", and then eventualy Home. 
Stephen Cripps   Email: oohrah2533-at-aol-dot-com   Wilmington, DE
Friday, November 12, 2004
My husband Bill Vigeant,USMC,fought at the Chosen reservoir..He passed away in 1997..My Dad Edward J.McCauley was in the Army with the 51st armored division. He was killed on April 11,1945.I have many relatives who have served in our armed forces, and I am so proud of everyone of them and proud of all the men and women who serve and protect the greatest country in the world. (Awesome website..thank you) 
Pauline Michael Email: dpmichael101-at-adelphia-dot-net   California
Friday, November 12, 2004
I am speechless! This is the first time I've been to your site and I am moved beyond words! What a fantastic tribute. I will pass your website address on to everyone. Keep up the fantastic work. 
Rob  Scotia,  NY
Thursday, November 11, 2004
My Sister and I were overwhelmed when we found this wonderful web site. Our Father Machinest Mate Charles Henry Will, Concord, N.H. won the Congressional Medal for bravery. He was aboared the USS Memphis. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts for caring enough to set this up for all Americans. Norma Willey DeCamp, the youngest child of Mr. Willey. 
Norma Willey DeCamp Email: theeighthr-at-hotmail.dot-com  Hendersonville, NC
Thursday, November 11, 2004
I am the sister of Warner T. Hulse 101st Airborne. He served in Vietnam late 60's. I sent for his medals and he had received the Defense Distinguished Service, however I'm not sure what had happened for him to be awarded this medal. Can you find out? I've been told that only officers can receive this award.. 
Renee Email: rlswain-at-hotmail-dot-com   Marion, IN
Thursday, November 11, 2004
I Served as a combat infantryman in WWII and Vietnam and knew and met (and served with) quite a few MOW recipients. All that I met were great soldiers, and outstanding Americans. 
LT COL (R) GEORGE D. HEIB   Email: sfeditor-at-nc.rr-dot-com   Fayetteville, NC
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
This site has been a lot of help. My father was in Vietnam. I know he joined in 1969, I am looking for anyone that might have know him that could help me out. His name was William R. Langenbacher. He went by Bill most of the time. He never spoke of the time he served so i am not sure what branch of the service he was in. i do know the he received a purple heart and a medal of honor, i think might have received others, but I don't know for sure. if you think you might know him please let me know. there is so much i would like know, but do to his passing many years ago, i have a thousand question and no one to answer them. if you can, please help me to know my Father. 
Kasey   Email: whitetiger7474-at-yahoo-dot-com   City: North Platte, NE
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
I recently had the privilege of meeting a vet of your bomb group at the local VA clinic. He was a Gunner/Armorer though I cannot recall his name, we had an interesting talk about the 47th Bomb Wing, and the Liberandos and Black Panthers. We spoke of my brothers's 376th BG 512 Sq based at San Pancrazio, Italy. It is always a treat to meet another Liberator veteran. 
Ed Delaney   Email: schuylkill-at-gbronline-dot-com  Orlando, FL
Friday, November 05, 2004
Many thanks to the sponsors for this wonderful website. I proudly served with B/2/8 Inf 4th Inf Div,Pleiku 1966-1967. Remembering MOH Heroes from our brigade units. 
Bruce Grandstaff 
Elmelindo Smith 
David McNerney 
Frankie Molnar 
Roger Dearmyer   Email: DetRog34-at-webtv-dot0net  Buffalo, New York
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
I am trying for information about Eugene Reynolds who died on the U.S. Strong in the Kula Gulf. I am his nephew. How do I find information about him? 
Bob Burgoine, Jr.   Email: rkb1-at-calweb-dot-com  Tracy, CA
Tuesday, November 01, 2004
This is a wonderful site! It's great to have such a website to show the heroic deeds of these great patriots. R. L. French, former S/Sgt USAF during Korean War 
Robert French   Email: art13-at-gtec-dot-com Jerseyville,  Illinois
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
This is a super website. Gen Kenney was the right man for the right job at the right time. I was in the 38th Bomb Group flying low altitude strafing/bombing missions from Nadzab, NG; Lingayen, PI; and Okinawa. The 38th BG's mission was to attack shipping, airfields, and port facilities. Here is another 38th BG story which never gets publicized. In late Nov 44, a Japanese convoy was trying to land troops on Leyte and the 38th BG wiped-out a Japanese convoy in Ormac Bay on the west coast of Leyte. The 38th BG sank at least 3 destroyers & damaged several others; plus, sank at least 3 transports and damaged several others. This saved Leyte from being taken by the Japs. 
Jack DeTour   Homepage: www.sunsetters38thbg.com/  Aiea, HI
Friday, October 22, 2004
I am a Greek national and I lived in the USA for close to ten years (1974-85), where I received my post graduate medical training in the great States of California and Michigan. Immigration laws denied me the priviledge of an American citizenship but I have a son who is an American citizen and I tried to raise him both as a Greek and an American. It's not as hard as it sounds. Both nations are about freedom and democracy and the American soldier knows this better than any other soldier in the world. I came to this site looking for evidence of a legendary distant uncle who joined the American Military and became a hero after immigrating to what I consider my second homeland. His origins are humble; a tiny village in Central Greece.The name of the village is Eleftherohori which translates Freedom Village. His deeds apparently were great enough to earn him a permanent place in the memories of relatives well in their '80's, Greek war heroes themselves of WWII in the frozen Italian front of Albania and a short mention in the newspapers of the immediate post-WWII era . The faded memories are less than sketchy and the newspaper clippings that hung on the walls of the village house long gone. All that is left is the reason this man was decorated. Bravery in action in the face of overwhelming enemy force and saving the life of his commanding officer, a captain. His name was George Koutrouzis. I would appreciate any help that could put flesh and blood to the fading memory of this Greek so he can live in our hearts and minds; to this American; to this decent man, who like the others in this web site put their lives on the line and some of them lost it, for us to live in freedom wherever we may be. God bless you all. 
 Stathis Papavasiliou MD FACP  Email: papavasi-at-med.uoc-dot-gr   Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Being a recepient of the Army Commendation Medal, I am glad to find your website. Keep up the good work.
 
Michael S. Welzien   Email: welzienm-at-SBCGlobal-dot-net   Lombard, Ill.
Monday, October 18, 2004
I was assigned 27th M & S Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 66/67 as an Air Force Air controller detachment, we were an outfit of 24 personnel including FAC pilots and 2 or 3 01-E Birdogs.We were responsible for furnishing air power when needed for the forces in the field. I was warded the Bronze Star in December of 66, I considered myself very lucky....God Bless America. 
Raul F. Beanes   Email: mr.smoothie67-at-sbcglobal-dot-net  Chula Vista, CA
Monday, October 18, 2004
I was with 11th air assault div,63-65 we played war games in the n.c. boonies with 101st airborne div.for 3-months planes were dropping mustard gas.got my repelling wings on 7/65 we became the 1st.air cav,airmobile. 11th aviation grp.in nam everyone who had over 60-days left to serve. went to nam.div call up. 
Bob Blechman  Phoenix, AZ
Friday, October 15, 2004
I am the sister of SSG Edward W. Carman, who died April 17, 2004 in Iraq: http://www.ssg-ewc.us
Joanna May Carman Email: joey-at-garbagedog-dotonet   Ohio
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Thank you for a wonderful reading experience. It makes me proud to be an American. I served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1977 and had some wondeful experiences in Alaska, Canada, Okinawa, Japan and Vietnam. I am a member of the American GI Forum a Hispanic Veterans Group and have met most of the living Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients including two great heros that have recently passed, who became friends; MSgt. Roy Benevides and CWO Louis R. Rocco. Thank you for honoring them and all of those who have served for their many sacrifices on our behalf. 
Jose 'Marty' Martinez Email: Jmartinez16-at-cox-dot-net   Moore, OK
Sunday, October 10, 2004
I am a Iraq combat vet and i am proud to be able to view these articles thanks a million
SSG. HOLLAN JOHN  Email: John.Hollan-at-us.army-dot-mil  Jackson, KY
Thursday, October 07, 2004
I was with Aco2/5th Cav First Div(airmobil)11bravo.6/70-5/71,a lot of other gruntd i would like to hear from.
stewart   Email: lowcraw-at-sbcglobal-dot-net   North Little Rock, AR
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Thanks to all who have given me in the past so we have a great nation today. OHRAH and Semper Fi brothers.
Timothy Wixson   Email: wixi_98-at-excite-dot-com   Jacksonville, NC
Friday, October 01, 2004
My dad, Malcolm L. Little, Sr., served with the 4th Army Division in the Utah beach invasion in 1944. While dad was stationed in South Carolina for training for an infantry mortor squad, I was fortuitously born in Columbia South, Carolina (Richland County). My dad contracted a very severe scrapnel wound in his right arm, was in the military hospital in Walla Walla, Washington for some time, and was finally separated honorably with a disability for his wounds. Prior to entering the Army, dad relinguished a promising baseball career with the Red Socks farm team to serve his country. He is truly a leader of the "great generation," and has served as a role model to his home town in retirement. Just having turned 89 years old on August 31st last, he is a past member of the Pembroke Township Board of Selectmen and a local leader with the American Legion Post there. Recently, dad relocated to Calais, Maine. For his courage in the Utah beach operation, and ensuing battles, dad was awarded the Bronze Star for his courageous attitude and bravery. I am very proud of him.
Malcolm L. Little, Jr.  Email: drmlittle-at-hotmail-dot-com   Flagstaff, AZ
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
thank you for giving opportunity to express my point of viewing this page. Am Laurence Baird Jr., as my fathers name is Laurence M, Baird,Sr. son of Hubert Robert Baird, 2nd Calvary (Regiment)a US military volunteer to the Philippines and met my grandmother, as i was told, in Jolo, Sulu, Philippines. I really dont know my grandfather as i wasnt able to dig up the family tree to the states thru my father laurence. Please extend assistance. My father had a sister, Susan-Sally Baird, schooled by the US teachers in Baguio City, i have learned.Once again thank you very much for this rare opportunity. 
Laurence M. Baird,Jr.  Email: laurencembaird-at-yahoo-dot-com   Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines
Monday, September 27, 2004
I am currently a soldier in the 100/442 Inf. HHC. I have been in the 100th for 6 years as a member of the scout plt. This website has been a great inspiration for myself as I get ready to head over into iraq for a years term. Personally I love this great battalion and everything that it stands for, I hope that when we get into the "sandbox" we will display the same courage and will as did our fellow soldiers who fought before us. I hope to serve my country the best way I can as well as making the state of hawaii and my ohana very proud. To my wife (erica) and soon to be born son (KoaPaka)I love you both very deeply. IMUA "Go Fo Broke"
SPC Miles: 100/442 HHC Scouts (2004)  Email: kamu8recon-at-yahoo-dot-com   Waianae, HI
Sunday, September 26, 2004
You have a wonderful website. I was in korea during the Cuban missle crisis. I was in the 3rd.inf reg. old guard. 7th inf.Div. Camp Kaiser 1961-1962
Richard W. Butler   Email: Richard8900-at-comcast-dot-net   Havre de Grace, MD
Sunday, September 26, 2004
This is a fantastic site! Whether researching a U.S. war topic, hero, or medal recipient, or just plainly getting a refresher on our American History, this is the place to do it. I saw the list of MOH recipients for the first time back in,(I believe),1985 on a family vacation to Washington D.C. while on a tour of the Pentagon. I was around the age of 13 when I saw MY last name on the list, belonging to my Great,Great Grandfather, John H. Havron. I was recently informed of your site, and am searching it relentlessly to find out more information on the battle(s) that transpired in which John H. Havron,of RI, earned the MOH. Thank you very much for the rekindled yearning for my family's military history! God Bless America, all whom she protects, and is protected by!
Jason Scott Havron   Email: havron5-at-hotmail-dot-com   Marietta, GA
Sunday, September 26, 2004
IN honor to Paul P. Leszun MSG U.S.M.C.(ret.)and the other members of the "Old Breed". Semper-Fi,rest in peace.
John J. Leszun  Email: gizmo1-at-greenepa-dot-net   Fairmont, WV
Sunday, September 26, 2004
I would like to thank the webmaster and sponsors for this wonderful website! My Father Albert Milton Nance S1c was on the USS UTAH for the first 10 months of his 6 year tour of duty in WWII. Although he had shrapnel in the backs of his legs from the strafing airplanes he was able to get off the UTAH and swim ashore to safety. On Dec.10,1941 he was received aboard the USS Detroit without papers or accounts. He served on the Detroit for about 4 years and spent the last 10 months of ship duty on the USS WEST VIRGINIA and his remaining time was in school on the west coast. During his time on the Detroit he was promoted to FC3c and that was his rank when he was discharged in 1946. My father never was able to talk about the war and passed away in 1992. I am now researching his Navel career and through many wonderful websites I now know how terrible it was. So far I have Met through email 1 person that knew my father and that is William Hughes the webmaster for the USS UTAH website. Thanks again for helping to record history!  
Don Nance   Email: nstagefright-at-cox-dot-net  Mesa, AZ
Monday, September 20, 2004
Excellent site. Came across it from a chatroom. I too served in Viet Nam, 1st Cav (Air) '65 to '66. Your page and those letters, comments, stories throughout bring back many memories; some good and some not so good. I was with an intelligence unit that was about 5-8 miles from the real action of the Ia Drang Valley/ Lost many friends there. Thanks again for the site.
Paul Bennett  Email: ASA-Ten RRU-PB-at-Yahoo-dot-com  Sedalia, MO
Friday, September 17, 2004
I was moved while reading the information on your site. The mothers flag is a great way to show pride for a son or daughter serving in times of war. Myself, I have seen only a handful of blue star flags in windows. I myself, will soon be putting a flag in my living room window for my son, who will be leaving for Iraq the first of the year.
Name: Jo  Email: spsecretary-at-hotmail-dot-com  Beckley, WV
Thursday, September 16, 2004
i am looking for anyone who may have served with my uncle in world war II.his name was woodrow strickland from tenn.4th i.d. 20 f.a.a btry.we know he was killed in germany,1944.he is buried in cambridge england.thats all the information we have.please e=mail me if you have any knowledge of him
sonny mills   Email: sonnychris1-at-earthlink-dot-net   Pulaski, TN
Thursday, September 16, 2004
MY COUSIN DALE CASTRO IS SERVING IN IRAQ, HE WAS IN THE ARMY RESERVES WHEN THEY DEPLOYED HIM RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS 2003, WE ARE FROM BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA , AND I WANT TO SAY THANK GOD FOR ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR MILITARY TODAY. MY TWO OLDEST SONS 17 AND 15 YRS OLD BOTH HAVE PLANS TO JOIN THE MILITARY,
BRENDA COREY  Email: WILDFREE4ME-at-AOL-at-COM  Bakersfield, CA
Thursday, September 16, 2004
This is a truly inspiring site. Keep up the good work, and may God bless you all.
Dennis Moon  Email: dennis_moon-at-hotmail-dot-com   Joshua Tree, CA
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
One cannot but be awed by the courage of our comrades who came before us and who even today show exemplary courage under fire in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let any enemy know that we will defend our soil and our freedom!
Michael S. Wysor, MD,Ph.D.,former CPT,USA  Email: mwysor-at-military-dot-com  Gray, TN
Monday, September 13, 2004
My father, Marcel Capik, is a friend of Ernest Childers, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient. Marcel would love to be able to contact "Chief" by telephone or mail.
Wanda Rhoades  Email: drhoades-at-citlink-dot-net  Alturas, CA
Sunday, September 12, 2004
My brother was in Weapons Co. 1st Batalion, 1st Marine Regiment 1st Marine Divison. He was in the Chosen, Nov-Dec 1950, with then, Col. Chesty Puller. My brother was my hero, and I enlisted in the Marine Corps, on the 17th of July 1952. I went thru Boot Camp in San Diego, Plt 458. I went to Opamma, Japan, in 1954, and was in HMR 162. Although I was in the Air Wing, I wanted to follow in his footsteps, but was not able to get to Korea. Although I did get to Viet Nam, in 1969-1970.
James D. Witter SSgt. USMC   Email: jowinky-at-netzero-dot-net   Oscoda, MI
Friday, September 10, 2004
Doug, I finally got to visit your website. Though I didn't have much time to go through it thoroughly right now, I will visit again when I can stay longer. From what I've seen it is well done and must have required quite an investment in time and energy. Keep up the good work. With all your endeavors, when do you find time to sleep?
Dave Green  Email: bubba_g02-at-hotmail-dot-com  Pueblo, CO
Thursday, September 09, 2004
Thank's to all who served and a special thanks to those who served in the war's this country has been in, I served in Nam in 68-69 as an artillery gun chief & chief of firing btry 36 Yrs ago, wouldn't want to do it again but wouldn't take a million bucks for my experiences, getting older now and get tired quite easily but never as tired as I was at times in VN, like when a fire mission lasted for 3 days and nights during Monsoon season with Morters, Rockets and small arms fire coming in and all the time while you were standing in red mud up to your a--, but we were fireing for our brothers in the infantry as well as for ourselves. Ive heard a lot of discussions about which war was worse WW-II, Korea, Viet-Nam or Iraq, To me war is war none better or worse than others. Again I say thank's and to HELL with draft dodgers, war protesters and people who throw there Medals away. 
Dearl Brown   Email: osagefox-at-aol-dot-com  Hutchinson, KS
Wednesday, September 08, 2004
This is a wonderful site. I was able to print a copy of my Navy Cross Citation. I served in Viet Nam from 1968-1971 with the 5th Marines. I would love to hear from anyone out there. Semper Fi.  
Samuel L. Felton  Email: ooj524-at-adelphia-dot-net  Loraine, OH
Monday, September 06, 2004
THIS IS TRULY A GREAT SITE. cAPT. David McCampbell was like a father to me. I knew him for over twenty years, truly a great man. The M.O.H recipients are the last of our great heros. When they are gone they will never be replaced, god bless . 
Doug Miller   Email: millerdugout-at-earthlink-dot-net   Margate, FL
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
This website is the best, especially dedicated to our MOH earners. I hope to make the banquet on Oct 1st along with several other members from the Dutch Nelsen Chapter, Korean War Vets, Colorado Springs, CO. We are proud to honor our MOH recipients, more especially those from our geographical area. Thanks for all you do to publicize and recognize these great service men.
Walter A. Walko, CMsgt, USAF, Retired  Email: wawlaw1-at-juno-dot-com  Colorado Springs, CO
Monday, August 23, 2004
Many thanks for this wonderful website. I used it to identify the medals and decorations awarded posthumously to my cousin who was killed in action in December, 1944 during the attack on Duren, Germany. He was 19 years old when he lost his life.. and never had the opportunity to "be all that he could be", but I know that his sacrifice, and that of many others, has enabled all of us to have that opportunity, and we should be forever grateful. We can never thank all those individuals enough for their ultimate sacrifice....and may we never forget what they did for us all. Thank you. 
Ed Lange   Email: gsolanges-at-aol-dot-com Greensboro, NC
Thursday, August 19, 2004
This is a fabulous site and I have to thank Major George O'Brien, CMH, for directing me to it. We celebrate America and her heroes every year in our school in the most emotionally evocative ways. The children truly know what sacrifices our veterans have made for our country. We celebrate them with a very powerfully evocative program....it's our way of saying, "Thank you. Thank you for everything you have done for us.
Tracey Lundquist   Email: tracey-at-erak-dot-net  Olympia, WA
Thursday, August 19, 2004
I was a Platoon commander with 2nd Bat. 1st Mar.,1st MarDiv in RVN 1968-69. I have 3 close friends who won the Navy Cross and have finally seen their citations after 35 years. Thanks for doing such a great service to our guys. My father was a 3 war veteran and I plan to try and replace all of his medals for a shadow box to go with his flag and sword. Thanks for that info also.
Ben Dickson  Email: gruntlt69-at-aol-dot-com  Virginia Beach, VA
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
My Uncle John L. Babbick was a hero , but I never was able to met since I was born in 1962 and he was killed in 1950. I have been told so many wonderful stories of him and my grandmother said that I looked just like him. Thank you for having such a wonderful site for us to look up our loved ones on and remember them forever.
Melody Babbick-Sclippa  Email: sharks913-at-hotmail-dot-com  Castro Valley, CA
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
i found this site one day and read everything on it because i was so over joyed with all the stories of the heroes. i am so greatful to be alive and i pray for our soldiers everyday that they are safe and i am blessed to have the home that i do because of heroes just like them... war is a terrifying thing. although im only 13 years young i do understand a lot about our country and i know enough about it to love and cherish it.
Sydnee Hosler Email: rollipolli1-at-aol-dot-com  Cincinnati, OH
Monday, August 16, 2004
My father was a hero in WWII, but his military records were edited because of security. He passed away in 1979 with his family not knowing what missions he served on during the war.
Thank you for putting this web site together. It is important to all of us who served, and should be important to everybody in this country!
Rick Davis   Email: rickyd_1952-at-yahoo-dot-com  Campbell, CA
Friday, August 13, 2004
I enjoy your web site tremendously. As a Medal of Honor researcher I find you have an enormous amount of information for the average military person. Keep up the good work. In 1995 I was invited to Phil. PA. to be a guest speaker at a luncheon that was held for the Medal of Honor recipients who were in the Phila. area for their semi annual convention. I met all 135 who were in attendance that day. It was the proudest day of my life! KLeep up the good work, Doug!
S. Kenneth Baril  Email: skennethbaril-at-aol-dot-com  Cincinnati, OH
Friday, August 13, 2004
What a splendid site and labor of love! Thank you for your dedication in bringing to life the well deserved recognition of true heroes. I am doing research on a Medal of Honor recepient of Puerto Rican descent, as part of my Chief Selectee's Indoctrination process. I've been serving in the Navy Reserve (currently active duty) for 17 years. My husband is already retired from the Navy. We love our Country and all it stands for, and we count our blessings every day.

I only wish I could have found a picture of the hero that I have chosen to speak about, Fernando Luis Garcia, from Utuado, PR. If anyone can help me out with a picture, or more information about any surviving relatives, I'd be most grateful. Thanks again for such an enlightening sight! 
NCC(Sel) V. Rosario,  Email: vsrosario-at-yahoo-dot-com  Fort Worth, TX
Monday, August 09, 2004

Amazing. I sit here awed by these brave men and woman who have shown extraordinary grace and courage. God Bless you Doug Sterner for your tireless devotion to this ministry. 
James Welton  Email: jwelton-at-rgv.rr-dot-com  McAllen, TX
Sunday, August 08, 2004
looking for someone in army serving with 156 hem co danang vietnam sept sept 70 to 71 with the nickname outlaws 
jerry ruth  Email: jerryru53-at-yahoo-dot-com   Houlka, MS
Friday, August 06, 2004
Excellent work by Mr. Sterner provides a wealth of information for teachers, students and every American interested in learning about U.S. history and patriotism.
Ralph P. Bozella  Email: rbozella-at-ecentral-dot-com  Longmont, CO
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Great web page! I especially appreciated the information concerning replacement awards. Thank you!
Bill Foley  Email: wklf_7-at-yahoo-dot-com  New Haven, CT
Monday, July 26, 2004
I am looking for anyone who remembers Chriss Behm from viet nam between 71'- 75' in the 589th SIG CO {SPT} he trained as a lineman at Fort Campbell KY and in ST Louis Missouri the vetrans say his records are lost and he wasn't "IN COUNTRY" He just will not talk about it and we need someone who remembers him being there in order to get help for him any help would be appreciated Thank You
Judy Behm  Email: bandera-at-quik-dot-com  Lebanon, OR
Thursday, July 22, 2004
We're in the process of moving, and while boxing and sorting through all our stuff I came across my wifes ammo can of medals and ribbons. So I stumbled across this site in order to identify them. Turns out they're just the basics that come with eight years in the 4th Infantry Division. Good Behavior, Service, a number of Commendation Medals and a number of Achievement Medals. She doesn't display them, pooh-poohs them, "Oh, everyone gets those." Keeps them in an ammo can in her closet. But I admire her cold war service in Germany and elsewhere. And I appreciate everyones service. Most service men and women don't end up with purple hearts and silver stars. They just do their jobs. Heros, All. God Bless Them, ALL. joe
 J. A. Kresan  Email: bouncedczech021-at-aol-dot-com  Pasadena, CA
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/bouncedczech021/myhomepage/profile.html
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Boy! Things have changed since my husband and I started researching a MOH receipent. Heis buried in a cemetery in Leonardo,N.J. We were put in touch with Ray Collins from Va., he did alot of research for us in the National Archives. We lived in MOnmouth County in 1988 and searched for his grave. His name is Fredrick H. Schwabe. Fondly known to us as Dead Fred. We felt that he was part of our family. Your web site is great. Thank you.
Carol Corbisiero  Email: kc2dzd-at-yahoo-dot-com  Waretown, NJ
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
I am looking for anyone who can identify the veterans pictured on this LIFE magazine cover from 5/22/70. http://www.life.com/Life/covers/1970/cv052270.html The man standing 3rd from left, hands on hips, is my brother-in-law. Would really like to identify the others, as he cannot recall their names.
Wonderful website. If you think you are having problems in your everyday life, reading MOH citations can help you recalibrate and keep your problems in perspective. You can literally pick any one of them, read it and feel restored with new energy. The courage these citations document is an endless source of inspiration.
Scott Mullen  Email: scottmullen-at-comcast-dot-net  Doylestown, PA
Sunday, July 18, 2004
81 year old veteran of ww2 navy who served in the Atlantic and Pacific, Atlantic aboard USS Laramie AO 19, and in the Pacific aboard the USS Hidatsa ATF 102, sadly I lost some buddies in action.
Leo Lewis  Email: lvlewis2-at-yahoo-dot-com  New Bern, NC
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
I am a veteran of World War Two, I have served in the United States Marine Corp in world war two from 1942 through 1946.I am Looking forward to reading your articles regarding our past and currant Presidents, and appreciate the manner in with the are displayed, and thank you very much. 
Nicholas Sclafani  Email: nick1924-at-aol-dot-com  New Milford, CT
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
I was crying all the time I'm reading about the bravery of these young men fighting for our country. Yes, Americanism is not in the color of the skin but it is what's in your heart! Thank you for publishing and sharing the heroism of these brave soldiers. With what's going on nowadays I hope what they've lived and fought for(racial prejudices & loyalty) will not go in vain.  
Lalaine V. Tokusato  Email: ltokusato-at-hotmail-dot-com   Lakewood, CA
Sunday, July 11, 2004
Just stumbled upon your site while checking on flag protocal. At last a site I can recommend to others who want to know more about our flags history and the proper respect it deserves and demands. Thank you.
 James R. Maxwell, USAF/RET TSGT   Email: JmsMaxwell-at-earthlink-dot-net  Porter, TX
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
My grandpa served in the 3rd Marine Division/9th Regiment/2nd Battalion during WWII. He died in July 1997. My family and I are looking for anyone who served with him and are also looking for the family of Wilson D. Watson. My grandpa and him enlisted together and we would like to contact his family.
Heather Walker  Email: NachoIsMyLove-at-aol-dot-com  Homepage: http://honorguard.org/elbawalker.html Tulsa, OK
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
What a great site. Found it while looking for information on the special Japanese-American Battalion from WW II. In the mid-60's I worked for Richard Y Itanaga at Conover-Mast Publishing in New York City. Want him to know he was the very best boss I have ever had and he was such a good and brave man. Would like to be able to contact him again before it's too late. We are both getting older. At the same time I worked for him I was volunteering and the Midtown Manhattan USO on West 43rd st it the Times Square area. Got to be friends with some great guys who were stationed on the USS Fremont (APA 44) stationed in Norfork. Even spent New Years eve in Times Square with two of the fellows, Roger Schofield from Live Oak, Fl and Larry Swope who I believe was from Ohio. There was also a young may form Toledo, Ohio named Robert Humphrey I believe. I knew that many of these young men were going to end up in Vietnam and I could not stand the thought of losing any of them so I finally stopped working at the USO. Before I left, I use to take groups on tours of the Wall Street area and the Statue of Liberty. My name back them was Kaye Moore (now Lovegrove). If anyone would like to contact me, my e-mail address is k.lovegrove@webtv.net. Would really like to find out how everyone is and would love to hear from anyone. Promise to write back. Mr Itanaga and the guys from the USO are all part of my fondest memories. Thank you, and thanks for this wonderful website which may help me with what I thought was a lost cause. Have not been able to get any information on the Fremont (APA). This may be my last hope. Again, thanks very much and God Bless America and all our people fighting in in the Middle East.
Kaye Moore Lovegove  Email: k.lovegrove-at-webtv-dot-net  Bunnell, FL
Sunday, July 04, 2004
My father and four uncles served in WWII; one uncle was killed in Europe, the other in the Bataan Death March. Another uncle served in Korea, and I served in Vietnam. As a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant with 28 years service, I know the sacrifice our grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles, (to include the women who also sacrificed) made in order to make the USA the free country it is. We still have young military personnel dying in order to ensure our freedom. It's ugly, but like the many who have gone before them, and the many who will go after them, freedom is guaranteed by brave courageous GI's, not politicians. Thank you for this site to allow us to express our tribute to our family and friends who served, and, more importantly, who died, serving our country!
Lou Georgieff  Email: lou.g-at-sbcglobal-dot-net  San Antonio, TX
Thursday, July 01, 2004
Wonderful, very informing, brings tears to your eyes. Thanks for a wonderful tribute.
Name: Paul H. Savage, III  Email: psavagephoto-at-yahoo-dot-com  Spring Garden, AL
Thursday, July 01, 2004
Sorry for my english, i'm italian, i say ever thanks to the all American solders, thanks for Normandie and for Iraq. God bless America !!!!! I'd like to say much words, but I don't speak english.
Name: Nino Aiello  Email: antonino.aiello-at-libero-dot-it  Italia, Europa
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
I am looking to get in touch with Harry who served on the USS Meredeth back in the day. Paul Stettler and I attended a reunion in San Diedo shortly before Christmas. I am sorry to report that Paul Stettler has passed away. Harry has my phone number so if anyone served on the USS Meredeth and can contact Harry I would very much appreciate it. Natalie Peters
Natalie Peters  Email: dreaminscorpio-at-sbcglobel-dot-net  Gardena, CA
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
I was in Okinawa on April,1954 to October 1955 and never heard of Desmond Doss till now. It is very inspiring to read about his "trials"and how he remained stedfast to his convictions!Do you know when the memorial was installed on Okinawa! I'd feel badly if it were there while I was and didn't see it! That island was on of the worst ones to overcome for our forces in the Pacific theatre-I can testify to the fact that it was indeed one of the roughest,'mean' islands you ever want to see.May God continue to bless Desmond and would hope to meet him in the "New" kingdom!
Ronald G Wilkes  Wernersville, PA
Monday, June 28, 2004
I am seeking help in locating some friends of my family that are buried in Arlington National Cemeteryin Arlinton, Virginia. Their names are the following Ann Johnson Born May 3, 1934 Died October 22, 1995
Harold Johnson- He was born on December 10, 1925 and died on April 20, 1985
Gordon Johnson- He is the son of Mr & Mrs. Johnson the only thing I could find on him is the day he died which is June 16, 1990.
Hopefully you can help me out in finding the locating of their graves.
Ed Budnick  Email: EBudnick99-at-comcast-dot-net  St. Clair Shores, MI
Sunday, June 27, 2004
I am lookin for informatioin about Capt. A.A. (Mike) Calhoun. He was my mother's husband who served under General Patton in Africa. Italy, and France. He was killed in France and I would like to know where he is buried. Thank you. Jane Humann
Jane Humann  Email: Janeh721-at-bellsouth-dot-net  Atlanta, GA
Saturday, June 26, 2004
my father was 1st lt. Richard l. hazel, served in the army ww11. last assignment was the zebra forces, china training command, 1943. mia 43, presumed 26 June 45. he entered the service in 1930. was a career soldier. started in the Calvary and eventually went into the infantry. among his many awards he received the bronze and the purple heart. i was too young to remember him.
Name: george e. hazel  Email: teepee1-at-mailstation-dot-com  Bonita Springs, FL
Saturday, June 26, 2004
I appreciate your time and dedication to keeping the candle lit. Thank you. J.Randall
Jack Randall  Email: jack.randall2-at-arifjan.arcent.army.mil  Springfield, OR
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Well done. A excellent history of the 442nd. I will be taking this information to the schools in the fall when I begin my living history show and tell program.
Name: DJ  Email: trikerbro-at-att-dot-net  Orlando, FL
Friday, June 25, 2004
I am signing the guest book today on behalf of SGT. William S. Mann. My grandfather fought in WWII and ended up on Iwo Jima. He was part of the 5th Marine Division. My grandfather has passed away, but right before he died he began to tell me what he went through during his pacific campaign. I would love to talk to someone from that Division, or if anyone has any personal information about the division, I want to know more.
Michael Mann  Email: wlfpkmann-at-hotmail-dot-com  Holly Springs
Thursday, June 24, 2004
I am very impressed with this website and its contents. What I really appreciate is the webpages with the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and the Amendments involved. I wish all the people of this country could research and know that there is more about God in this country than they realize. And how much He is truly involved and still involved with America. Thank you and God Bless you
Mrs. Sharon Ashworth  Email: salee-at-centurytel-dot-net Bald Knob, AR
Sunday, June 20, 2004
My father George Brydon served with the 5th Battalion the Black Watch and was sent to France on D-Day +6, he was like any other young 'jock', innocent and full of bravado, he saw many things that were to make him into a man in the few weeks that were to follow. His last action saw him take part part in the push towards the seine at the end of august of that year. The Germans were being pushed back by the British 1st Corps and the Canadian 2nd Corps and were making a stand near Rouen to allow as many of their troops across the seine as possible, my father was one of a company of about 12 who were told to hold a bridge either on the seine or one of it's tributaries to stop the Germans blowing it up or crossing. Unfortunately they came under heavy mortar fire and in those few minutes all but the sergeant and my father were killed, my father receiving a servere shrapnel wound in his lower back. My father was very lucky to come out alive and he was presumably sent to the nearest field hospital where he had to go through many operations. He is now aged 78 and when asked, will give his personal thoughts on that very traumatic period in his life, but I love him and cannot help feeling how very proud I am to have had a father who was willing to lay down his life for freedom, although he would tell it as having to do it and having no choice in the matter.
Angus Brydon  Email: argylluk1989-at-aol-dot-com Oban, Argyll, Scotland
Friday, June 18, 2004
My dad was a hero, I never met him or his family, but I know he was a brave man. I am a war baby, the results of a WW11 love affair in England.
When I fell onto your website I cried, it brought out emotions that I must have supressed for nearly sixty years.
I have a son and a daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. I thank Jim McNally for giving me life.
Jaqueline Sidwell ( nee Kaufman )  Email: d.sidwell1ntlworld-dot-com-dot-uk  Accrington, Lancashire, England
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Thanks to all who served our country, who fought for us,you are wonderful, and heroes. I tell my son, and anyone I can about how great this country is, and how great are the ones who have fought and sacrificed for us. Some have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and we should all honor them in our hearts and in our public ceremonies. Thank you for the opportunity to say thanks, and for this wonderful website.
Carol  Email: tummage-at-hotmail-dotcom   Chauvin, LA
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Beautiful and informative website. I was a WAC 1960-1963 and served in Germany during the Cuban Missle Crisis.
 P M Williams   Email: pmwilliams-at-cfl.rr-dot-com  Port Orange, FL
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Thank you so very much for theese true stories of courage of Americans
Nancy Powell   Email: madmonkey1227-at-yahoo-dot-com  Merritt Island, FL
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
in world war 2 i was a rifleman in the 36 division we had 14 moh so your website means a lot to me.
ray daily  Email: raytpatch-at-msn-dot-com   Ashburn, VA
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Good site, We had two moh awards in my old outfit. the 88th infantry division, we were in Italy in ww2.
Thomas O,Kinney  mail: tokaz-at-webtv-dot-net  Glendale, AZ
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Great web site. Been reading for days.
Name: Jim Mcveigh  Email: jimmymic26-at-yahoo-dot-com  Bethel Park, PA
Monday, June 14, 2004
What an awesome site. I was particularly moved by the heroes of the Vietnam war, probably because I am so ignorant of what happen over there. I will certainly visit the site again. Thank you for all the hard work that has ad is going on to make this site so beautiful.
Name: Martha DiDato   Milford, CT
Sunday, June 13, 2004
Wonderful journey thru Arlington.
Name: Richard Hillman  Email: rhillman-at-ev1-dot-net  Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Seeking information on David Bernard Champagne. I am a 32 y/o seabee (EO 3rd class)in the naval reserves. he was a Marine born 11/11/1932,KIA during Korea. Trying to found out if we're related. Anyone with any knowledge please respond
Douglas Champagne  Email: TTANTEN-at-AOL-dot-COM  Alva, FL
Wednesday, June 09, 2004
My name is Amelie Dusenbery-Thibodaux .I am signing this guest book on behalf of myself, my godfather , Hanson Dusenberry and my father ,Eugene A. Dusenbery . Also I would like to include my husbands father who i never met, his name was
Issac j. Thibodaux. I am so proud of them for their service and sacrifices they made for our country and our freedom.
your website is great , thank you.
Hanson Dusenbery served in WWII as a medic in Europe during the invasion of France. He was stationed in St. Lo. If anyone could has anything to share with him , please write to my email address for him. My father served in Korea .he was a staff Sgt. During the occupation there. If anyone reads this can remember Issac Thibodaux, nicknamed(Ike) , in England and Ireland and Holland , and other places during wwii also, i would appreciate it. He never talked about his tour of duty to his sons and it would help to know a little bit of his duration here & there in Europe. Sorry we dont know too much about issac Thibodaux's duty, only that he was in company m. Also anyone who could write to my godfather , Hanson Dusenberry, a medic in wwii, would really be appreciated! He will be 79 years on sept.4 , 2004. He really has trouble talking about his duties. He was 18 then.
Thank you so much for this website. I thank all of you for your service and sacrifices you have had to make . Thank you for our freedom ! Sincerely , Amelie Dusenbery-Thibodaux / on behalf of my godfather Hanson Dusenbery , my father-in -law Issac Thibodaux and my wonderful father, Eugene Dusenbery a father who raised 12 children! May god bless all of you who read this and your families! God bless America ! ( I am looking for the song "Ballard of Rodger Young" as per my godfather's request to me ). I would be so grateful to anyone who could help me find a copy or recording of this song that he misses hearing and is so dear to his heart. I would be so grateful indeed to make him happy. Thank you.
Amelie Dusenbery Thibodaux / Hanson Dusenberry , Eugene Dusenbery, Issac Thibodaux
Email: ttt333-at-sw.rr-dot-com  Houma, LA
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
My father is in Normandy celebrating the 60th anniversary of D-day. He was a private in the Army, 9th Infantry, Recon. His name is Howard Beach, and his children, grandchildren and his wife are soooo very proud of him. He is putting all of his experiences down on paper, now. Some day you all may be able to enjoy them, and I know his family will appreciate this as well.
Kelly Beach Stanley  Email: kbsmicn-at-aol-dot-com  La Mirada, CA
Monday, June 07, 2004
I am the great niece of Tyre Weaver, and I would like to say how lovely it is to read about him, especially on the anniversary of D-day. Thank you for keeping the spirit alive!
Martha Williams Hill  Email: MartyH-at-USCA-dot-EDU  Martinez, GA
Monday, June 07, 2004
I have talked to many people who did not serve in Viet Nam and can not understand how someone would do what these two great Americans did. I am proud to have visited you website and read their stories.
God Bless you and these fine men.
Donald T. Davidson, Maj Retired   Email: major-d-at-bellsouth-dot-net  Baton Rouge, LA
Thursday, June 03, 2004
A great book, what else is there to say. I served in the USS Rupertus (DD851) as a TE3, from July 1952 untill Sept. 1955. The ship made four trips to Korea, saw a little action with Task Force 77.
Ivan R. Kellerhals   Email: kel6172-at-cableone-dot-net  Prescott, AZ
Sunday, June 06, 2004
It's very sad that Ronald Reagan had to leave, but he was a strong man after all the fights he won, in the personal and prefessional level. He had a murder attempt, three cancer ops and the cold war to deal with.
Melvin  Email: s435-at-iquebec-dot-com    Maracaibo, Zulia, VENEZUELA
Sunday, June 06, 2004
thank you all for your time, thought, and efforts of our fallen heroes i am the brother of sp/4 Carmel b. Harvey, who was k i a in June 1967 1st cav. if anyone reads this that served with my brother please feel free to contact me via e mail ,thank you, god bless you all.
clyde d. harvey   Email: huckleberry_1-at-msn-dot-com  Chicago, IL
Sunday, June 06, 2004
Hulon B. Whittington ("Rocky") and I made the Sicilian invasion in 1943. We became close friends and remained so until I was discharged in 1945. I did not know of his death until 1998 when we drove through Ellaville, Georgia, where his wife was born and had grown up. I found the addresses of his family. I wrote each but had no return answers. Have photographs of him when he was hospitalized in England after he was wounded in France.
Charles E. Reed, Jr.  Email: charlesreedjr-at-comcast-dot-net  Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, June 05, 2004
You have a wonderful web site honoring our military men and women. I was a hospital corpsman with Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 1st Marines in Vietnam from August 2, 1966 through August 15, 1967. I met many heroes during my time there and all are to be honored by our nation.
Robert L. "Doc" Baty - HM2 USN/FMF   Email: gelbvieh2000-at-hotmail-dot-com   Custer, SD
Saturday, June 05, 2004
Your web site brought back many memories some good some bad from the loss of friends I served in Viet Nam 66 to 67 B Co.2bn 18th Inf 1st Inf Div. Bien Hoa and Bear Cat
George W. Page (Sgt E 5)   Email: whitebreadracing-at-yahoo-dot-com  Ontario, CA
Friday, June 04, 2004
Praise the Lord for so many BRAVE men and women. My father serviced in WW11 with the Btry "A" 134th Field Artillery Bn. My dad passed on to a better life in 1958 I never got to heard any stories about what he did. If there is anyone out there that served with him I would just love to hear from you. I know there isn't many of his unit left but just had to try.
Shirley Klaiber Harper   Email: sharper89-at-hotmail-dot-com  Ironton, OH
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
I met Gary Beikirck at the dedication of the first home of VVA chapter 20 in Rochester, NY. We were both working as counselors for Vietnam Vets. He is a wonderful man and a great example of what it takes to earn such an honor.Another proud Vietnam Vet- Hal-3 Seawolves, Navy Binh Thuy,70-71.
Laurence J. De Wind   Email: buddy2857-at-msn-dot-com  Caledonia, NY
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Well Done web site....another site that may be of interest is "THE LEGION OF VALOR of the U.S.A at WWW.legionofvalor.com . The Legion of Valor was founded during the Civil War and chartered by Congress in 1889.It's members hold either the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or the Air Force Cross and is the oldest Veterans group in America...
Richard W. Buchanan NC  Email: buchanan-at-directcon-dot-net
Mike Company 3rd Bn 27th Marines  Placerville, CA
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
I was honored when a friend who is a veteran of the 442nd gave me a copy of your commemorative history, and was pleased to place it in the library of my local community college library. The personal and public struggles of the men of the 442nd must always be kept before their fellow citizens as an inspiration.
Barbara Roubie  Chenango Forks, NY
Monday, May 31, 2004
My husbands father HORACE A BENTLEY was killed March 31, 1945 in the invasion of Cebu. He was in Co. I of the 182nd Americal Division. I understand there is a war monument on Manila that honors these veteran and his name is on this monument. I have been trying to locate it and any information on him to write a book for my children. Anyone that may have known him or know anything about the monument and how I can obtain a picture, I would deeply appreciate them contacting me at email.
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ITS VETERANS

Sonja Bentley   Email: sonja1938244-at-aol-dotcom   Bakersfield, CA
Monday, May 31, 2004
I joined the Army in 1963. After basic training at Ft.Dix and then artillery surveyor training at Ft.Sill, OK.. was sent to Korea in November 1963 just weeks before President Kennedy was shot. While in Korea I joined the 1st Calvery Solders Chorus and for 10 months I was entertaining troops all over Korea. When that tour was over I was sent to Germany where I was fortunate enough to join the 7th Army Soldiers Chorus. I have often said those were the best three years of my life.. And that is the problem, while I was singing my way through the Army traveling all over the world there were soldiers fighting and dying in Viet Nam..for many years I felt guilty at my good fortune. Then in 1995 I had reason to go to a VA hospital and while there I met two Viet Nam vets and for the first time I voiced my guilty feelings to another human being.. What they said to me was that there was no reason to feel guilty..I had volunteered while other men had to be drafted for military service and that what I did was uplift the lives of men far away from home and made them forget for a little while where they were.. They said every person in the military has a job and as long as you do that job well you have served your country well. I am proud I served in the US Army, proud to be a veteran and proud to be an American.. Thank you so much for allowing me to vent these feelings.
Don Valenti  Email: Donnyvale3-at-verizon-dot-net  Fall River, MA
Monday, May 31, 2004
Does anyone know anything about Laura Ratcliffe, and/or Milton Hanna? Laura was a famous Confederate spy during the Civil War and married a "northerner", Milton Hanna, after the war was over. I found out that a Milton Hanna from MN had recieved the Medal of Honor in that war, and was curious if it was the same man.
Mike Muckenthaler  Email: visionbigmike-at-hotmail-dotcom  Burke, VA
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Your site has been an eye opener and a god send for me. I have been trying to get information on my uncle a Korean War vet, and had been unable to. While browsing found your net and entered his name. Lo and behold there he was Cpl. Eddie L. Bouknight who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism on Sept. 20, 1952 in Mago-Ri Korea while his unit was attempting to secure "Old Baldy". With this information I am now attempting to secure his DD214 which was destroyed in a fire. Thank you for your website.
John H. McKinney Jr.   Email: LtMac56-at-aol-dot-com  Passaic, NJ
Monday, May 24, 2004
When I came across your website I was so pleased to see the material it contained. My wife's cousin was KIA on Saipan and your website provides such a source of comfort and inspiration to all of those who had loved ones who gave their lives so that we might enjoy the fruits of freedom. To those brave souls who gave their lives I repeat what is enscribed at the entrance to the Punchbowl Cemetery at Honolulu: "The solemn pride that must be yours to have laid such a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom." 
Richard Gobel  Fairbury, NE
Thursday, May 20, 2004
I ENJOYED YOUR WEB SITE VERY MUCH THANK THE PEOPLE THAT PUT IT TOGETHER. I SERVED AS A COMBAT MEDIC WITH THE 100TH DIV. INF. CO F AND WAS WOUNDED IN RIMLING GERMANY 1/9/44
ARGEL TALKINGTON  Email: argel25-at-aol-dot-com  Ontario, CA
Sunday, May 16, 2004
A very informative site. A great deal of information. I personally knew Medal of Honor recipient. I worked in s factory with William Foster before we went into the service.
Paul N. Licursi  Email: plicursi-at-copper-dot-net  Rocky River, OH
Friday, May 14, 2004
I think this is a wonderful sight, especially for our children to learn about those who have given them the freedoms that they enjoy today. Thank you.
Mona Sweet  Email: monabob100-at-yahoo-dot-com  Sedalia, MO
Saturday, May 08, 2004
I am looking for information for 2nd Lt. George H. keen who was shot down in an airplane accident at sea while on a mission from Florida island in the Solomon Islands in the New Hebrides Nov 9, 1943. He was my uncle and I would like to know any info someone might have.
Cheryl Heemstra  Email: geodee1-at-comcast-dot-net  Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday, May 02, 2004
I truly enjoyed this site. I am the niece of Jessie L. Brown, and Mr. Taylor did an excellent job on the book. I cried, and laughed. My father, Mr. William Brown, was so very proud of his brother. Before my father passed, we went to Florida to the dedication of Jessie. He was very excited as I was also. I wish i could have met my Uncle, but reading about him makes me think i have. Keep up the good work. May God Bless.
Ann Brown  Email: brownsugar49090-at-yahoo-dot-com  South Haven, MI
Sunday, May 02, 2004
i was looking for info on my dad's army records. he was in germany in 1943...on to france with the 724th ROB division; headquarters company.served in France, Germany, Belgium England, Vienna. He is my hero and the greatest man I have ever known i found your sight and thought i would sign you guest book and say hello all.
teresa  Email: teresaamey-at-hotmail-dot-com  Texas
Thursday, April 29, 2004
I am very pleased to find that the skipper of my ship, the USS Turner DDR-834, has been honored in your Hall of Fame. He was Commander Richard Nott Antrim. He did not let any of the crew know that he had been a prisoner of war nor that he had received the Medal of Honor. It was awarded to him just before I joined the crew of USS Turner as a Pharmacist Mate 3/c. I have many good memories of him and have written some articles of "Life on the Turner" in China. God be with you, skipper.
 Henry L. "Pete" Newman  Email: cgwpete-at-earthlink-dot-net  Los angeles, CA
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
The act of a true hero is that split second when a person of good moral character decides to make a difference. Time has shown us many such acts, at home and abroad, but how can we pay back the enormous gift a hero gives? Its that moment when the inevitable turns to face the impossible. Willing to pay a cost few men would pay, he pays forward a debt so astonishing and unreturnable that it leaves us forever indebted to them. Thank You Heroes, God Bless.
Dan Barnhill  Email: danyell33sub-at-yahoo-dot-com Morrow, GA
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Nice website, myself im a veteran national guardsman that was activated to fight the war on terrorism. Oct 6 2001 , just a few short weeks of Sept. 11 for a long 14 months we also endure a lot of stress , waiting to see what the world was gona be like and where it was gona go!
Cpl Jeff del Mastro  Email: slayednecros-at-earthlink-dot-com  Glendale, CA
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
I just wanted you to tell you what a wonderful site I think this is! My brother John F Baker Jr, received the medal of Honor in May of 1968, and I love to check in to this site, from time to time, and see what new and exciting things you have added. I am so proud of my brother and I know what this kind of recognition must mean to him and all of the other Medal of Honor recipients and their families. Keep up the good work. It is certainly appreciated!
Gloria J (Baker) Helfrich  Bettendorf, IA
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
I would like some information from anyone out there on John Cabello from Pueblo Colorado. He was a recipient of the Croix de Guerre Medal for his service in World War II.
JOSEPH  Email: PAPERBOY182-at-MSN-dot-COM  Pueblo, CO
Sunday, April 18, 2004
I came upon your site while searching for information on the Lost Battalion. I was watching a movie based on this event on the biography channel. I discovered that the movie was based on the WW1 event rather than the WW11 event. Since I am from Hawaii, I had heard of the heroism of the 442 "Go for broke" unit. I remembered that they had lost most of their men trying to save another unit surrounded by the Germans. I find it fascinating how this unit that gave soo much had to wait 56 YEARS to be recognized as heroes. It is interesting that any color other than white needs to prove their patriotism. Even then, they still have no respect. This country has come a long way from what it was, but it is still is a long way off from fulfilling its dream. I still have hopes that it will be fulfilled one day. Thank you for having this site! It was informative and inspiring! THANK GOD FOR OUR TROOPS! It is because of them that we/I enjoy our freedom. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Corri  -  Sunday, April 18, 2004

 

Doug, 
Thank You for this website. I heard Senator McCain mention MSG Roy Benavidez tonight on TV and decided to try again to find a mailing address for Roy. I was deeply saddened to find that he passed away in 1998 I never got a chance to tell him how much meeting him had meant to me. I met MSG Benavidez in 1990 while stationed in NJ. I had the distinct honor of driving him around for 2 days and that experience will stay with me for the rest of my life. One thing that I remember is him saying that 22 years later metal fragments were still occasionally working their way out of his body. I still have his picture hanging on my wall after 14 years. I have an extremely short list of heroes; Roy has been in the top slot since I met him 
John Harris   Marion, MA
Saturday, April 17, 2004
As a Vietnam era veteran I would like to add my thanks for the sacrifice and service you have given to insure our freedom and safety. God bless all of you and your families and God bless America. 
Bill Nunnery  Email: billjane1-at-earthlink-dot-net : Cary , NC
Friday, April 16, 2004
What a phenomenal website! Your work of art, fantastic photographs of the graves and the information given are absolutely INVALUABLE to those doing genealogical research. Happened on the site by accident, but what a find. Keep up the good work!
Marlayne Boblett  Email: mbkstoaz-at-hotmail-dot-com  Goodyear, AZ
Thursday, April 15, 2004
I received a card from Harold Heenan Croghan that was mailed from Dayton, Ohio on 11 July 2001. His address then was 609 Garden Road. His father was my Spanish teacher in high school, a really fine man. (This is in response to someone's query about him and his award of the Navy Cross.)
Jim Ford  Email: spysong-at-mindspring-dot-com  Carmel, IN
Saturday, April 10, 2004
You have a very good page here. Good work.  My brother Sgt. Lewis R. Holloway served in the 34th (Red Bull) division. Also my friend (spelling for first name may be wrong) Matusuki Iyama who served in Italy - France - Germany.
Thank you
James L. Holloway  Email: oldblue00-at-msn-dot-com  Santa Clara, CA
Saturday, April 10, 2004
A great and very informative site . I am a combat wounded veteran of General Pattons Third Army. Fought in France , Germany and ended the war at the Easternmost point of advance of all Allied Units , in Waidhoffen , Austria . Mason ( Mickey ) Dorsey , Sgt. 71st Cavalry Recon Troop of the 71st Infantry Division
Mason ( Mickey) Hardin Dorsey  Email: mickey-at-mickeydorsey-dot-com  Johns Island, SC
Friday, April 09, 2004
I enjoyed the tour of your site. I would like you to know it is outstanding and very much apprciated.Thank you!! I'm retired from The Air Force in 1971. Thanks again, Tom
Thomas H. Reid  Email: more95-at-aol-dot-com  Beavercreek, Ohio
Friday, April 09, 2004
This is the only Military site I've seen, and don't think any one could to better that this.  The information you give is very interesting.  The information regarding the guards is amazing.  Keep up the good work and God Bless You for the time spent on this site.  I'll recommend it to anyone I know.  Thank you for the opportunity to find out so much information about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Caroline Nunn  Email: jlmcnunn-at-onemain-dot-com   Pretty Prairie, Kansas
Thursday, April 08, 2004
Thank you for this wonderful site. There are many of us still seeking answers, still grieving over the loss of a loved one during WWII.
 My brother was KIA on the island of Cebu, Philippine Islands. His plane went down April 1945. A patrol reached the plane soon after and found one young man still alive, outide the plane on the ground. He died. They did not search for other wounded or dead. Another body was there. It had been decapitated. They were not buried.
 January 1947 a search team went in and found skeletal remains but now could not identify individuals. What was found was assigned X and three numbers and buried. Later removed, reburied and the X + three now became X+4 numbers.
 In 1949 the crew was renamed after a panel of men met and they were brought back to Jefferson Barracks in St Louis MO for a group burial. In 1951 a search team went in to the area, removed additional remains and they were transported to Manila where they were lost.
 I have given my DNA, requested the grave in St Louis be exhumed and was denied. Asked for status changed to MIA. Denied. I have been working on this for years and no one will help.
 Thanks for the opportunity of posting.
(Mrs) Mickey Beard  Email: mickeyb-at-rivnet-dot-net  Colonial Beach, VA
Monday, April 05, 2004
I have found your site to be Very informative and has some great content Thank you for letting us use your Medal of Honor Content on our site.  Keep up the good work.
George Tracy  Email: ComputerTek247-at-yahoo-dot-com  Ogden, Utah
Homepage: www.nkwm2.org
Friday, April 02, 2004
Thank you so much for this wonderful site . I am the only living sister of Roy W. Harmon. I am very proud of my brother. I only wish he had lived so I could have known him better. It is very important to me that my Children and Grandchildren are able to read about this Uncle, and others like Him. God Bless you for the work and time you took to do this.
Barbara Allen Harmon Bigham  Email: galadrel-at-foggycoast-dot-com  Crescent City, CA
Friday, March 26, 2004
I ran across your site as I was doing research for one of my classes.  I'm almost done with high school and have become extremely patriotic since 9/11.  My dad was in the United States Marine Corps in the early 1970s.  Thankfully, he never got sent to Vietnam.  When the War in Iraq started, my dad gave me his Marine Corps ring, which I wear around my neck everyday, and his medals, which are part of my America display in my bedroom.  My dad is my hero.  I have respect for those who have fought and those who are fighting to protect our nation.  This is a great nation.  I also think that the phrase 'under God' should stay in the 'Pledge of Allegiance'.  Every day I "thank God I'm an American Child" (words borrowed from Phil Vassar's song 'American Child').  Keep up with the great site!
Valerie Vohs Email: valerievohs-at-hotmail-dot-com  Burlington, WI
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Your site is an inspiration to all Americans thank your for your hard work to put together the site. My grandfather served in Korea so hearing some of those stories makes me proud to be his grandson, thank you again, God Bless you.
Petty Officer First Class Will McKeen  Email: williammckeen-at-hotmail-dot-com  Greensboro, NC
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
My brother is currently in Iraq. I won't get to see him for at least a year. Thanks for having this web site.
Fugitive Hunter  Homepage: http://www.fugitivehunter.org  Arkansas
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
God Bless all those brave combatants who served, suffered and died to protect and preserve liberty and freedom in America. No one will ever know the suffering endured except those that served. You will never be forgotten!
I try to read and follow as much as I can about the exploits of the 442nd Reg. Combat Team. The bravest of the brave.
Tom Ambrosio  Email: tjambros-at-suffolk.lib.ny-dot-us  Montauk, NY
Monday, March 29, 2004
My specific interest is in Kentucky men and women who served and never came home from World War II.  My most recent focus has been Northern Kentucky men and women, but I am collecting info from all over the state.  I have been doing research part-time for over a year.
 Your sight was very helpful and interesting.
 I would like to use some of your info, May use you as a reference.  Your site identified some of the Marine Corp unit info and specifics to their deaths. 
 I am looking for help, if anyone has info on Kentucky Casualties from WWII, I.e. Last duty station, date of death, S/N, facts of death (if known), and any other facts available.
 I am trying to preserve the memory of the little guy, the forgotten ones of the war. We have forgotten and lost so much by not getting their story.

 Armature History buff
 Rev. Donald L. Brown  Email: dlb_pm_2004-at-yahoo-dot-com  Union, KY
Sunday, March 28, 2004
Hello--my name is Ann Moroney--I am 73 years old--I lived next door to a family in Kittery, Maine when I was 9 years old. They had just moved in and their last name was Chestnut.  Mrs. Chestnut had not unpacked and my mother (Audrey Dewitz) had asked her over for a cup of coffee.  The radio was on and the news came on about the USS Squalaus going down.  I remember Mrs. Chestnut crying and staying in our house with her ( I believe) five children children.  We all just sat there.  Later Mrs.. Chestnut moved back to California. I think her husband was one of the men who didn't make it up.  Strange that it would come back to me now.  That's all I remember.  My husband is retired navy, our two sons were army and our oldest daughter was an army nurse in the 60's.  Thank you all for serving and god bless our commander-in- chief. 
Mrs. Charles Moroney  Email: endlessummer49-at-hotmail-dot-com  Winterhaven, FL
Saturday, March 20, 2004
LOVE IT!!!
I'm doing research on hispanic MOH's and the website is the best. if anyone can can help with any info on them, please email me  at: velazquez15@hotmail.com. any and all will be great
Iris Velazquez  Cape Coral, FL
Saturday, March 20, 2004
I REALLY ENJOYED BROWSING THRU YOUR SITE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
SGT. JAMES PERKINS (USMC)78-86  Email: SHAPER5775-at-AOL-dot-COM
JACKSONVILLE, FLA
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
This page should be viewed by EVERY living person, It tells of the sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy...Thanks for making it avalible.
 James A Jarvis  Email: jarvisj-at-bragg.army-dot-mil  Raeford, NC
Homepage: http://www.bragg.army.mil/fire
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
I salute all of you. I to served in Vietnam, so you are all my brothers and I thank God you were there at the moment in history.
Semper Fi
Stephen Cripps  Email: oohrah2533-at-aol-dot-com  Wilmington, DE
Monday, March 15, 2004
I am a motivational speaker turned activists for "america's greatest asset" our kids. I am currently starting a Leadership Academy for kid and I was surfing the Net looking for profiles of great leadership stories and ran into your site.  It was AWESOME!
I am going to use it in our Academy for the kids to use as a reference.  Thank you!  PS the music is wonderfully refreshing!
Lorraine Lemon  Email: art2heartcamp-at-aol-dot-com  Center Point, TX
Saturday, March 13, 2004
I think that youre site is splendid.  It has helped me with my school studies. Thank you.
Benjamin  Paris, France
Friday, March 12, 2004
A great sight for everyone. Thank you all for the hard work to bring all the information to the people who care about their vets. I was looking for information on a Raymond Wright, Vietnam vet (moh) . If anyone has served with Raymond (buzzer) Wright Please let me know. I am a friend of the family who would like to contact anyone who served with Ray.
John N Valenti  Email: jval-at-bluemoo-dot-net  Crown Point, NY
Monday, March 08, 2004
A great site honoring our Veterans.  I am trying to locate Alonzo Taylor from Saginaw, Michigan.  Alonzo served with Bravo Company 1/52 Infantry in Vietnam.  On Sept. 3, 1968 Alonzo lost a leg when a land mine went off while on patrol with 1st platoon.  If anyone knows of Alonzo's whereabouts, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Buddy Sadler  Email: buddysadler-at-sbcglobal-dot-net  Terrell, TX
Sunday, March 07, 2004
Interest site, my father is a Medal of Honor recipient Arnold L. Bjorklund, WWII. 
Susan Bjorklund  Email: s2am5-at-hotmail-dot-com    Everett, WA
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
My Daddy, Ray Vance Watson served on a fuel tanker during WW11. He did not receive his honorable discharge until the year 2000. he had a brother, Lionel Louis Watson, who received a Purple Heart for his service to our great country in WW11. Ironically he passed on July 1,2001, but his body wasn't laid out to wake til July 4. What a better day for a WW11 Veteran to be waked, especially since he earned a PURPLE HEART MEDAL OF HONOR . If there is anyone out there who knew my uncle, Lionel Louis Watson, from Baton Rouge , Louisiana, please e-mail me. My daddy, Ray Vance Watson, has been diagnosed with lung cancer and I'd love to show him something about his brother to lift his spirits. I have never seen a website as overwhelming as this one. Thank you all for fighting for my freedom, and in memory and in honor of all who serve our country in any way, GOD BLESS YOU , and MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE USA. I am very proud to be an AMERICAN,LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE< ONE NATION UNDER GOD > FOREVER !!!!!!!!   
ALICE WATSON BATEMAN  Email: ALICEBATEMAN-at-COX-dot-NET  Gonzazles, LA
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Looking for Corporal James Jim McKinley, USMC who served in Vietnam during 1969 - 1970 with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment (Kilo 3/26) in a CAP / CUPP Unit near the village of Ap Kim Lien and Ap Nam O
Loyde P. "Snake" Arender  Email: kaybran-at-webtv-dot-net  Monroe, LA
Homepage: http://www.combatwife.net/mmsnake.htm
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Thanks for your story of Jay Zeamer, Joe Sarnoski and seven other heroes.  I worked with Jay Zeamer for years before I knew he had a Congressional Medal of Honor.  He is a fine man, a true hero. 
Dick Filbin Email: filbinrf-at-aol-dot-com  Cataumet, MA
Monday, March 01, 2004
I am glad and very proud of the Army 1st Calvary Division in which the Galva National Guard unit is composed of, along with other state Guard units. I was a proud member of the Galva National Guard from l972 thru l978. Sp 4 Winn, Michael M. Kewanee, IL. 
Michael Winn  Email: southwinds311-at-hotmail-dot-com  Kewanee, IL
Saturday, February 28, 2004
OUTstanding!
SSG Baryla, USACC  Email: steven.t.baryla-at-us.army-dot-mil  Fort Dix, NJ
Homepage: www.us-militarycadets.org
Friday, February 27, 2004
I AM NINETY NINE YEARS OLD AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN A WEBSITE SO POWERFUL. I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WHEN WE REALLY LOOKED UP TO OUR HEROES OF AMERICA. GOD BLESS THEIR SOULS FOREVER. I THINK THIS WEBSITE HAS FULLFILLED MY LIFE AND I AM READY TO DIE...
Casey WIGHTMAN  Email: DR LOOOVE99-at-AOL-dot-COM   Exeter, CA
Thursday, February 26, 2004
Through the passage of time your actions will continue to glow and never fade from the thoughts of we who served and our families. Our admiration and respect is eternal.  May this find you all in good health and spirits, Gods blessing upon you and yours. A former HM2 USN/FMF 3rd MarDiv
 Richard G. Lawyer  Email: rlawyer36-at-aol-dot-com  Miamisburg, OH
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
I couldn't keep my eyes off this site. Wonderful tribute to all Servicemen everywhere. Thank you for allowing me to view this magnificent and inspiring site. Oh yes, I am a veteran.
John Villanueva  Email: Villa2416-at-aol-dot-com  Port Richey, FL
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Wonderful site! While searching for my husband's grandfather's parents, I ran across your website. Charles Denver Barger is my husband's grandfather. If anyone has any info, please e-mail me at: onemorning at yahoo dot com.  Thanks so much for all the time and work that you have put into this site. God Bless Our Troops!
Euleta Barger  Email: onemorning- at-yahoo-dot-com  Missouri
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Great Site, I was with A troop 4/12 5th mech. Served in Nam 70-71 .
Ken Pennington  Email: kenpennington-at-comcast-dot-com  Bluefield, VA
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
What a great find for the history buff! I'll be back again.
Pat Smith  Email: history04090-at-netscape-dot-net  Olgunquit, ME
Homepage: www.heartbeatofhistory.com
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
your website is really good. it can really help me with my homework because right now, i have a projct, and we have to think of heroes. And this website can really help with it!
Hillary Mei Villanueva Galiza  Email: ac2gether-at-earthlink-dot-net  Kapolei, HI
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Thank you all for supporting our country and I speak for everyone when I say you are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. Hope everyone is safe and in good condition. Love you all and good luck at war l.o.l
Name: Regina Valenzuela  Email: perttygirl1-at-peoplepc-dot-com  Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Through the years my father never spoke about his time in Korea.  Within the last seven or so years, he and my Mother began going to Chosin Few Reunions and those of the First Marine Division. I guess seeing those with whom he served has made him open up and share some of his experiences.  I am so very proud of Daddy and the other members of the Chosin Few for what they endured to maintain our freedom.  Thank you for your website! It is a wonderful tribute.
 Sherri (Mills) Dunn, JO1, U.S. Navy Retired  Email: sead57-at-hotmail-dot-com  Corpus Christi, TX
Monday, February 23, 2004
Your site is one of the worst -- maybe THE worst -- I have ever encountered. I am a Regular Army veteran and a journalist; I tried for nearly two hours Sunday (22/2) to access your roster of DSC winners and could not get past the continuous "error in processing this directive" messages. If you are going to have a site of this sort -- a site that claims to be valuable for historical research -- at least make it functional and not an infinitely frustrating, utterly infuriating,  total waste of valuable time.
Loren Bliss  Email: lorennospambliss-at-ywave-dot-com  Yelm, WA
Sunday, February 22, 2004
Well done.  Member, 250th Combat Engineer Combat Battalion 
9th Army, 1944-45.
John K. Adams  Email: jk339-at-aol-dot- com  Michigan
Sunday, February 22, 2004
GREAT Website, and I found it by "accident!"
K. Martina  Email: kellbell1962-at-sbcglobal-dot-net  California
Friday, February 20, 2004
I am looking for an veteran WWII, we were very youngs when he came at home in June 1945, we keep a very good remember of this GI stationed at BOISGUILLAUME near ROUEN (Normandy) with the 89 th div. he was sergeant and HQ his name is Roland Oliver BAKER. it will soon 60 years ago !!We hope him alive and his family in good health. if someone knew him ? please let us know , our father was taylor et talk often with him. We thank him and all comrades who help us to find again our freedom, thanks to all. PEEWEE
andree.strobel  Email: royer.andree.strobel-at-wanadoo-dot-fr
Sotteville les Rouen, Normandie, France
City: sotteville les rouen
Friday, February 20, 2004
I thank God for so many brave people  that have made this country free. I just wish the folks here now would take a little more interest in how we all came about and thank the ones that are taking care of us now.
Shirley Farkas  Email: oct1020-at-msn-dot-com  Highland Springs, VA
Thursday, February 19, 2004
I remember at Boot Camp at Parris Island, many nights our Drill Instructors would tell us many stories about "The Frozen Chosen". My last year in the Corps was with the 1st Marine Division in South Vietnam.
Sekou Shepard  Email: shep19672000-at-yahoo-dot-com  New York, NY
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Honor where "Honor" is due. Winston Churchill quote "Courage is a virtue that guarantees all others."
Korean War Veteran, 2nd Korean Winter offensive 1951-52O
Edmund Maul  Email: rowdyrebel-at-optonline-dot-net  New York
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
A wonderful and informative site!  God Bless you for all your work and God Bless all who have served to keep this great country free!
 Tiffany Owen  Email: loveoursoldiers-at-hotmail-dot-com  Alaska
Homepage: www.geocities.com/tiffao2001
Monday, February 16, 2004
The Home of Heros Link was forwarded to me this date. I can say I'm very impressed with the way it was put together. And I think the educational feature is great for the youth of today. You might want to contact the 137 or so, living recipients of the  Medal of Honor and have them write a short paragraph for the site. Thank you for remembering the those who sacrifice so much, and would have sacrifice so much, our living legends.
Larry R. Brown  Email: LarryAZ1-at-aol-dot-com  Scottsdale, AZ
Homepage: http://www.reflectionsofhonor.com
Monday, February 16, 2004
If it were not for these true heroes, we would not be linked like this today.  These heroes are why we're free to URL.
Manny Smock Email: mannysmock-at-yahoo-dot-com Orestes, IN
Thursday, February 12, 2004
I thought your site was absolutely brilliant and is a true credit to the memory of those who died defending the innocent
David Taylor
Thursday, February 12, 2004
I came to this site while working on a verbal report that I am going to give on John Finn. As I read these citations I am in awe of the actions of the men and women who served before me and those that are serving for me now. Truly Inspiring. Thank You for putting this together. I have learned so much and I'm not thru  yet. Even Prouder to be in the USNR than I was before.
 AO1 Steven J Sciscio  Email: garddawg348-at-comcast-dot-net  Brown Mills, NJ
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
My Dad was a survivor of the Bataan Death March.  He was in the 19th Bomb Group but fought with the New Mexico 200th Coast Artillery Unit after the B-17's at Clark Field were destroyed.  I am looking for a New Mexico Special MacArthur Service Medal commonly known as the Bataan Medal.  I would like very much to find this medal as it means a great deal to my Dad.
Robert H. Cowan  Email: kyzikos-at-surewest-adot-net
Homepage: www.battleofbataan.com  City: Granite Bay, CA
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
I served on the USS Randolf CVA15 from Jan. 1953 to Jan. 1957.  I'm wasn't a hero, just a sailor.  This is a very interesting site.
Stan Herrmann  Email: Califbus-at-ao-dot-com  Lexington, KY
Sunday, February 08, 2004
We would like to thank all the servicemen and women that lay down their lives everyday to keep this nation free. 
Omer & Joanne Bowman, Jr  Email: msbowman-at-sbcglobal-dot-net  Queen City, TX
Sunday, February 08, 2004
I entered the service in August 1946 and served in the U S Army Air Corp and the U S Air Force for a total of 28 years.   I,m just and old communicator. A Ham (W4NAB), lots a time in AACS- AFCS and of course TAC. 14 years as an USAF Recruiter in Colorado, was Not dodging the draft but was definitely dodging over seas assignments. Spent 13 years overseas prior to USAF Recruiting assignment. I'm no hero, just liked the service. Spent time in Japan - Pureto Rico - Greenland - Italy
(helped open Aviano up 1953) Korea  September 1950- April 1952. Now reside in Aurora Colorado, all tho am originally from Florence, South Carolina. 
Have spent time with the 606th.,612th ,613th.618th ,623rd.AC&W Sqadrons.(Thats Air Craft Controling Squadrons) for those who might be unfamiliar with the functions.
Alfred H. Broach, MSGT  USAF (Ret.)  Email: albroach-at-aol-dot-com  Aurora, CO
Saturday, February 07, 2004
Hello my name is Rudy Gonzales, I am trying to locate a buddy that served in the occupation of Japan from 1948 to 1950 and then on to the Korean War his name is Leonard L. Gainey from Charleston, North Carolina.
Thank you.
Rudy Gonzales  Email: Wolfhound27threg-at-aol-dot-com  Whittier, CA
Saturday, February 07, 2004
I had the honor of meeting Marion E. Carl, the greatest fighter pilot in the Marine Corps, during my tour of duty in 1953. Marion E. Carl was killed by a home intruder in Roseburg, Oregon.
I and many others wrote to the City Council, suggesting the local airport be named in the honor of Gen. Carl. My letter was read at the meeting, and the suggestion passed unanimously.
Bennie R. Palmer  Email: benray21@earthlink.net   City: Milwaukie, OR
Thursday, February 05, 2004
WAS WITH THE 187 AHC FROM MAR. 67 TO SEP. 67 AND WITH THE 190 AHC FROM SEP. 67 TO MAR 68.
STEVE PURINGTON  Email: BEFRAMED2-at-JUNO-dot-COM  N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Thursday, February 05, 2004
I am proud to say I had a grandfather fight the Revolution, one fight in the War of 1812, one fight in the Civil War in the 112th NY, and an Uncle in the same unit Civil War, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, a grandfather fight in the 308th Inf, 77th Div., (The Lost Battalion) World War One, my dad in the 44th Bomb Group, B-24's in World War Two, I served in the USMC, and my son is now serving in the USAF. Seven generations of service and this site makes me proud of them all. Thank you!
Joel Babcock Email: jbabcock6-at-stny-dot-rr-dot-com  Clymer, NY
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
I graduated with the 1st OCS class 27 Sept. 1941
LTC. Merle L. Goodrich Retd.  Email: mlgsan-at-aol-dot-com
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
We're looking for a site that has the names of winners of the Navy Cross.  We'd like to find information on Harold Heenan Croghan.  Can anyone help?
Carolyn  Email: clofquis-at-mccarthy-dot-ca  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
I WAS WITH THE 36TH ENGER. WE WENT FROM 1 CORPS TO 3 CORPS I ALSO BEEN EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE WELL WELCOME TO MY BROTHERS
JIM    TURNER  Email: alice.turner2-at-verizon-dot-net  Deptford, NJ
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Pretty good site.  I was in the USAF from 1968 to 1988 and served with the real heroes.  God gave us the courage and we gave that courage to our Country.
Richard C. Doty  Email: toppan166-at-7cities-dot-net  Grants, NM
Saturday, January 31, 2004
Thank you so much for honoring Faces From the Wall as your Guest site for January 2004.  I am unable to express how much this recognition means to me and the volunteers who have helped on on the Faces Project.  I had found Home of Heroes way back in December 2002 at the beginning of the project.  I have referred back to  your website many times since then... and I expect to continue to visit many more times in the future. Thank you again
Darilee Bednar  Email: bookstorelady-at-prodigy-dot-net  Marysville, WA
Homepage: http://www.facesfromthewall.com
Friday, January 30, 2004
I am a Civil War buff and have been doing some research on Canadians in the Civil War. I have been proud of all Canadians who served and were awarded the MoH. Wonder if there was a book on Canadian winners of the MoH. I have been printing my information off the web and sharing it. Thank you for such a wonderful website.
Steven Bradshaw  Email: gabbycw-at-cyberus-dot-ca   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Friday, January 30, 2004
Excellent site, being able to read the stories and citations of these heroes as well as seeing their pictures is an excellent idea. Those who have put it together should be congratulated.
I am a military history buff and appreciate how those of you in the US keep the past alive, to make sure that those who will come will not forget. Bravo Zulu!!!
LCol Alan Memess  Email: memessalan-at-videotron-dot-ca   Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
I am a Purple Heart Vet from World War II. I served under Gen Patton in the Third Army Tank Corp "The Black Panthers"
Joseph J. Sands ( formerly Sanchez)  Westchester, IL
Monday, January 26, 2004
I believe this is a great way to honor, respect, and appreciate these gallant people who gave so much of themselves for their country. My brother is among them!!  I am so very proud of him for his dedication. To live up to his example as a human being is a lofty goal.
Chuck Mulloy  Email: cmulloy1-at-aol-dot-com  Louisville, KY
Monday, January 26, 2004
I came to this site Looking for the "Sullivan Brothers" and found much much more. What a great place to gather information on the young men who gave their life for your freedom. I passed this site on to my 14 year old grandson and am sure he will enjoy it as much as I do. Thank you for such a great site.
Arland Capelle  Email: av8ter2-at-aol-dot-com  Gresham, OR
Monday, January 26, 2004
My mother family came from Yorkshire, England. The Croft family IM going to do a book on them. I have enjoyed this site very much & it has very good information. And good history to learn from. Thank you & God Bless The USA. Pray for world peace....
James E.Braswell  Email: macbrassil777-at-webtv-dot-net  Biloxi, MS
Sunday, January 25, 2004
This is a wonderful site. thanks so much for having it. I got to read about Jacob Parrott. I  am so proud to say he is in our family line.
Jan Comiskey  Email: Jude68_us-at-yahoo-dot-com  Point Marion, PA
Friday, January 16, 2004
Thank You
William J Levay  Email: amvetsp15ja-at-aol-dot-com  Ft. Pierce, FL
Thursday, January 22, 2004
I came here because in the book and movie "Starship Troopers" there is a reference to a hero, Roger Young.  I came here to read his story.  Thank you.  He was quite a man.
I was with lima co 3/9 2nd plt in 68&69 I was hit two times on this operation. this had to be the worst operation I was on in Nam. lost a lot of my best friends on fire base Cunningham and a few more when they moved forward to engage the NVA. I have gotten together with a few of the men that made it back. butch
 butch mundell  Email:  watemanj-at-wmconnect-dot-com  Fairmont, WV
Sunday, January 18, 2004
This is a wonderful site.  We all need to prepare for the next generation of heroes serving throughout the world, particularly in the Global War on Terrorism.  Hope my peers in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion get out there and open their arms to these new combat veterans.  Dave Stark, COL, SF, CJTF 7, IRAQ
Dave Stark  Email: David.Stark-at-us-dot-army-dot-mil  Virginia
Sunday, January 18, 2004
Looking for anyone who served with my father in the Pacific during WWII.  He said he was in the JASCO unit USAAC. Also, any information on JASCO would be appreciated.  Thank you
Debra Matuseski  Email: debra.matuseski-at-nwa-dot-com  St. Paul, MN
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Great work just what we need, thanks for our country, and the FLAG we live under, and THANKS TO OUR GOD ABOVE, if people who don't like our country and our ways LEAVE THE USA go back home.
Ira Dean Moulder  Email: IraDean-at-aol-dot-com
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
What a wonderful site. I am so proud to be an American and also very proud of all of our men and women who risk their lives every day for our very freedoms. My grandfather served in the US Army in WWII and my father was in the Navy in Vietnam. My cousin has now been in Iraq for 9 months and I worry about him every day. I work for a home respiratory company and we take care of many veterans.  It is so interesting and sad to hear their stories. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have served in the past and who are putting their lives on the line right now. God Bless!
Joetta Williams  Email: jowillia101-at-aol-dot-com  Pueblo, CO
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
What a great site! I am looking for anyone who served on or has any info on the USS Montour (APA 101).My dad served on this ship in WWII and any info would be appreciated.
Debbie Fisher  Email: debdfisher1-at-juno-dot-com  Ballinger, TX
Sunday, January 11, 2004
Have visited this site several times and would like to say thank you, It makes my day.  First of all I wish to thank all service personnel, past and present, for your dedicating so much of your life to preserve our way of life.  I was born in 1940 & can still remember part of WWII, the Korean war, and Vietnam.  I served in the army from Feb 58 to Aug 81 when I retired, I served in Vietnam in 68 & 69, 35 years ago,  seems like yesterday. 
Dearl D. Brown US Army Retired  Email: ddcsbrown-at-aol-dot-com  Hutchinson, KS
Sunday, January 11, 2004
I am a Marine serving as a GSE (ground support equipment) at NAS North Island. Love the web site.
LCpl Ramirez  Email: kris00317-at-aol-dot-com  San Diego, CA
Thursday, January 08, 2004
How nice to view this web-site. My father was a WW11 veteran and I'm sorry he did not live to see this campaign.
K. Busack  Longview, WA
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
God bless America and long may her stars and stripes wave in the free air of our country. Thank God for the servicemen who have many times in our history put their lives on the line in combat to protect our way of life. A special thanks to those serving during these trying times.
The United States is the greatest nation in the world, without queston
Charles J. Beysselance  Email: beysselance-at-cox-dot-net  Baton Rouge, LA
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Thank you for this website. It is very informative and appreciated.
Sgt Quinn USMC  Cherry Point, NC
Sunday, January 04, 2004
I cordially invite your visitors to also visit my website at:
www.Vietnambabylift.org which relates to Operation Babylift, Vietnam, April, 1975.
Thank you very much,
Lana Noone.  Email: Lana@Vietnambabylift.org   New York, NY
Saturday, January 03, 2004
My Step Father, HENRY BLANCHARD FREEMAN 2ND, was grandson of BG HENRY BLANCHARD FREEMAN, Recipient of MOH for action at battle of Stone's River during civil war. 
I would like to correspond with anyone, especially descendants of BGEN FREEMAN. I am compiling information for 3rd, 4th & 5th generation descendants. I will reply to any correspondence received.  14900 MT. CALVERT RD.  Phone 301-627-3081

JAMES V. FREEMAN  Email: majexol-at-aol-dot-com  Upper Marlboro, MD
Saturday, January 03, 2004
This is for the military dependents out there.  I came here to get information on the medals my father earned in his military career because I must write an eulogy for him.  He did not share much of his career with the family.  But I would encourage anyone of a dependant family, to make a BIG DEAL of all the medal your family member has earned and deserves the recognition for.
Michael Henry  Email: Michael.Henry-at-HofferPL-dot-com  Sycamore, IL
Friday, January 02, 2004

 


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