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Guestbook  2006

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December Guestbook Comments/Entries
I received an email from a woman in North Carolina. She was the daughter of one of the men in the "Lost Battalion" and wanted to thank the 442nd RCT Veterans who saved her father's life. I gave her information about locating the Veterans and will give her your Website Address as well. I thank you for telling the story of the Nisei Veterans who served in WWII even though many of them had family in Relocation Centers. I wish that my father could have seen your Website because he was the 1st Sergeant Fox Company 442nd RCT who commanded soldiers like Kiyoshi Muranaga, Abraham Ohama and Kazuo Masuda during WWII. The three soldiers as well as my father had families interned in the United States, but still could defend the US against foreign aggression. Keep up the good work. John K. Wakamatsu son of Jack K. Wakamatsu
John K. Wakamatsu Email: kuni123456(at)aol.com  Gardena, CA
I had the privilege of not only serving with Doug Sterner, but of having him as a close friend. Doug was and is a man of honor, courage, and faith. He is a true Renaissance Man having so many talents and so much drive and dedication that it can be summed up in a book. I am so happy to have found this site and my Brother in Arms and in The Lord. I couldn't be prouder of Doug's accomplishments and of his beautiful family.
Frank Smith Email: LDSFrank(at)Yahoo.com   Pottsville, PA
Homepage: http://groups.msn.com/ChristAttributes 
Wonderful site. Am looking for info on grandfather Paul Pozar, medic with 63rd Combat Engr Bn & who was killed in France on 14 Dec 1944. Is buried in Govt cemetery at Niederbronn, France. I have orig letter from his commanding officer discussing death. Awarded Silver Star. Not on any of lists on this web site.
Cathie Yamilkoski Email: pandc.yamo(at)verizon.net   Henderson, NV
This is a GREAT site and I plan to return often. May GOD Bless them ALL.
Gary Ernst Email: garyernst(at)comcast.net  Oregon City, OR
Our country and the world owe their very existence to the sacrifice of men and women like these heroes. My father is a veteran of WWII and Korea. Without their service, our country might not be the beacon of freedom it is. The entire world owes these heroes a debt of gratitude that we will never be able to pay. God bless each and every one listed, their families and all the other service men and women who answered the call to duty!
Jim Needham Email: cpa1227(at)bellsouth.net  Charleston, SC
Happy holidays to all of the families. May God give peace to the families of our brave men and women that protect our rights and that are faithful to our country, and give peace to the families of the men who gave all. 
John and Essia Underwood  Email: johnagape(at)comcast.net  Panama City, FL
Donald Dean Clark, Beloit, KS was inducted in the Army 1945. He served with the 32nd Red Arrow Division as a replacement and went into battle at Villa Verde, Philippine Islands, Luzon. He was severely wounded on the beach by Japanese Artillery on 2 Feb 1945 less than a month after his 19th birthday; many of his unit were killed. He spent the next two years in Army Hospitals having many surgeries. He was left with a permanent limp as he lost his left kneecap along with many shrapnel wounds. He died 2 Sep 1986 in KC, MO and is buried in Ottawa, KS. He has no one to speak for him except me, he was my first husband.
Corlyn Holbrook Clark Adams  Fort Worth, TX
My father received a silver medal during World War11. To day is his birthday (12/10/1918). His name was Dock Floyd Rogers. He was in the army and lived in Snyder, TX. Of course I would love to know the history and anyone that knew him. Thank You for your help. 
Sandra Rogers Smith Email: samlucas789(at)yahoo.com  Austin, TX
Thanks! This is a nice way to show the young ones what a real Hero is and what it takes to be called one.
Bill Player Email: bbplayer(at)triad.rr.com  Greensboro, NC
I wanted to thank you all for the work you do on this site. A person in my area was just caught wearing medals he did not earn and that is a travesty. I was in the Marine Corps from 1990 thru 1997 and know what it is like to earn medals. I just again wanted to thank you. Semper Fi
Mike McNeal Email: michael_b_63301(at)yahoo.com  Saint Charles, MO
I liked you site, it was easy to navigate and some of the information helped me put my rack together for a class A inspection.
James Buchen Email: buchen_james(at)yahoo.com Prairie du Chien, WI
Served with the Army's 159th. Trans. Bn. in Qui Nhon from Aug. '66 to Aug. '67. Assigned to Headquarters Command, working the cargo beaches off-loading ammunition, food, equipment, etc. Believe had some exposure to Agent Orange in use around ammo dump located about 20 miles from city, in Phu Tai...luckily had no adverse effects, but was there only for a short time before rotating stateside.
James E. Dion Email: jedion(at)chemistry.umass.edu Homepage:  Easthampton, MA
November Guestbook Comments/Entries
I love the work u put some time in it. I am trying to find stories or information on the Airman's medal I received one and I'm proud of it but it doesn't seem to have a place any where I can find.
Dan McCraw Email: dansidney(at)yahoo.com   Cadiz, KY
November Guestbook Comments/Entries
I would just like to thank you for all the work you are doing and for developing such an in depth site. I have signed the petition for Legislation to Protect the Integrity of Military Awards. I was in the Army for over 20 years, first during Vietnam, then I went back on active duty from 1979-1996. I retired as a 1Sg from the United States Army Special Operations Command in November of 1996. I truly believe this legislation is long overdue.
1SG Joseph J Welsh USA (Ret) Email: brasso9(at)peoplepc.com Castroville, TX
My Poppa, Major Arley C. Fisher, served in Nam for a tour of duty as a fighter pilot in the USAF, during 1968. He was stationed at Bien Hoa and flew I think a raid into Cambodia. He also was in the 55-Q Squadron based in Valdosta Georgia. I am trying to locate a pilot helmet that was from this time of duty to give to him. I know weird request. I have always enjoyed watching him fly and buzz my grade school. Being an Air Force brat you knew when your dad flew and if he timed it just right he would boom over your school. Kind of hello and I love you, all in one. I am very proud of my Poppa and his service to our country. I have been lucky, my Poppa came home and even now we have had the awesome opportunity to fly together, and I have been taught by him to fly a Cessna. Always wanted to fly jets, but I'll settle for just flying the blue skies with Poppa. His call name was Rabbi. Thank you
Heidi Balla Email: heidiballa(at)hotmail.com : Cairo, GA
WWII Bataan Inquiry: Is there any WWII Veterans out there from the Bataan death march that remember Colonel David E. Hardee? Im a collector of letters and diaries, and just bought a 1945 letter he wrote to his brother, Chaplain Robert Hardee. PLEASE ask your elderly fathers/uncles/cousins who are still living if they remember Colonel Hardee. He was captured at Bataan and spent time in Jap POW camp O'Donnell. The letter I bought mentions a soldier named Compton who died after being taken on one of the Jap "hell ships."
Marc Smilen Email: marcus-stevo(at)webtv.net   Dania, FL
Still looking for men I worked with in the 122nd BS (H) and later the 885th BS (H) (Special) 15th AAF in Algeria and Italy. I was a ground International Morse Code operator along with a few others. Our C.O. was Col. Monro MacCloskey.
John K. Mattison Email: Merry70s(at)msn.com : Cañon City, CO
On this Thanksgiving Day...we just want to say "thank you" to all our heroes...the bravest armed forces in the world! We don't take lightly the fact that you brave men and women are putting your lives on the line to make it possible that we're able to celebrate this day and so many other joys of life in freedom.
Marvin & Judy Snyder Email: mjgifthorse(at)yahoo.com  Dayton, TN
A very interesting and very necessary site! Interesting for those who already know that DEMOCRACY isn't something you can get off the shelf at the mall. Necessary for those who think you can... But I'm biased: MY country was liberated from Nazi oppression by U.S. HEROES! Keep up the good work!
Zelzate, Belgium
Looking for some who serviced wit my husband. My husband was stationed at Qui Nhon Viet nam in 1965-66. He was in the Army 578 signal company. He has been really sick from being exploded to agent orange. He is having to fill a form out about the time he was there for PTSD. His name is William R. Bishop, Jr in S.C. Please contact me if you were there. Thank you so much.
Sandra Bishop Email: sfbishop(a)charter.net  City: Williamston, SC

Was stationed in Qui Nhon Viet Nam in 1965-66. I was with the 578th Signal Company.
William Raymond Bishop, Jr. Email: sfbishop(a)charter.net

I BURIED A GREAT FRIEND TODAY AND FELT IT SHOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGED. BOB RIKEMAN WAS A KIND AND GENTLE SOUL WHO HELPED AND RESPECTED ANYONE HE CAME ACROSS. BOB WAS ALSO A SERGEANT IN THE MARINE CORP. DURING THE VIETNAM WAR AND SERVED WITH DISTINCTION. OUR NATION HAS LESS ONE WARRIOR, HEAVEN GAINS ONE.
ED MORLEY Email: EMORLEY(a)COMCAST.NET   TEWKSBURY, MA
When My grandfather died, I decided the best way to honor him would be to follow in his foot steps, that is,to join the Navy. I have recently come across info. on the ship he was on and was hoping someone could give me more information. He was a QM on the LST 690. His name was Russ Gardner, but according to the back of a photo with two of his buddies he went by "rusty". The names of the two men with him are Bob padqett(from Kentuckey) and Bill Brank(?) from Tenn. Can anyone help?
Tanna Cota  Homepage: www.tannashome.spaces.live.com   Newport, NH
As a Coors retired veteran, I was quite pleased that Doug Sterner was the guest of honor at Coors 2006 Veterans' Day Program, Friday November 10th in Golden, Colorado. Coors veterans in attendance were very impressed with Doug's dynamic presentation. His comments were taken to heart and greatly appreciated.
Bill Carmin  Lakewood, CO
I recently met Col FOX at the Marine Corps Ball and was very impressed with his speech. Thank You
Joe (Gunny Joe) Forant USMC RET   Email: pbears1son(a)yahoo.com  New Haven, CT
My father (Harold Glassford ) received the Bronze Star Medal serving in the pacific with the 32nd ( red arrow ) division. I've tried everything I can to find out what he did to receive this metal, if someone could tell me where i can find this information I would be eternally grateful.
Paul Glassford   Email: pglassford69(a)yahoo.com  Detroit, MI
I have tried for a long time to find someone who served with my father during WW11, he was a marine who fought in Iwo Jima. My dad was one who helped capture the hill where the statue of the soldiers holding the flag took place. My dad was in communications, a picture of him went around the world. His name was William K. Miller his address was hdq. co. 8th field depot,
Bonnie Russell   Email: bonneyrussel42(a)yahoo.com   Rockford, IL
I just wanted to say thank you to all of the Veterans on Veterans Day. I proudly show my support the troops yellow ribbon tattoo on my leg. Texas is proud of our troops.
Rowena Marie DeNoia   Email: rmdenoia(a)sbcglobal.net  San Antonio, TX
I just found your wonderful web site. I will be spending many hours over many days touring the various entries. Truly magnificent. There is an awful lot that could be cut out of modern education to make way to teach what is presented here. My family has fought for this nation in virtually every war even going back to before we were an independent nation. Duty, Honor, Country is a motto I take very seriously. But what does a senior citizen like me know. When I served it was between active conflicts. Thank you for this site. I will be passing it on to everyone in my address book.
Caleb   Email: Calebsh(a)worldpath.net  New Hampshire
Thanks for creating and maintaining this great site. I can tell that you have put a lot of work into it. I found your site by Googling Billy Mitchell. I find his story fascinating. I noticed that the war department declined to expunge his guilty verdict. Well to hell with them. We the people do not recognize the guilty verdict. Billy Mitchell-Hero- end of story.
Ron Imbeau  Email: ronimbeau(a)hotmail.com   Langley, B.C., Canada
I had just recently learned about your site and I am ever so happy for it! My father was in the US Navy and quite a reserved man, only hearing the basics and the fun times when it came to the times he had joyfully endured while in the military. Coming to this site has helped show me just how much more it means to be a daughter of a man that helped to protect this country. God bless you all and in case you have it heard it lately, rather you served in the military or are currently serving. THANK YOU!
Jean Marie Langford  Email: jlang4d(a)bresnan.net  Colorado
The letters are so touching. I am involved with WWII Veterans, especially the 35th Infantry Division that served in Europe and were on Omaha Beach July 7, 1944. I have undertaken the task of registering these heroes onto the WWII Memorial Monument in Washington. All of these brave soldiers should have their name entered. My brother was KIA in France on November 13, 2944, and when I got acquainted with this group of men, I learned more about WWII and what my brother and his comrades went through. Talking with the men and hearing of their conflicts have sparked more American Pride in my heart. To all of you that serve, died, wounded and still out there fighting for American, I salute you and God Bless each of you.
Nancy Skrocki  Email: nancyts923(a)msn.com  Allen Park, MI
I am honored to have been under the Command of Eugene B. Fluckey as the Commander Iberian Atlantic area in Portugal. His Valor during WW 2 is respectful and worth being a part of history. I salute his services with the U.S. Navy.
Erasmo T. Palapo, RM1 USN (Retired)   Email: w6etp_navret(a)yahoo.com   Mansfield, OH
I was on hill 881-s We walk into a trap like swinging gate. All the cover up there was put there for our use. Wrong!!! The NVA had that area zeroed in. That area was not softened up by the Air Command. So what else knew??? Lost a lot of friends up. From then on, we (I) didn't retain any new names of the marines that came in as replacements. We did our jobs with different attitude as it goes.
Joe Gensor  Email: rocketsue(a)pelinet.net   Cape Coral, FL
MY DAD IS A HERO FROM WWII HE WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE ENGINEER CORP. WAS AT THE BATTLE IF THE BULGE, THE THIRD WAVE AT NORMANDY BEACH, AND THE REMAGDEN BRIDGE. HE RECEIVED THE BRONZE STAR AND PURPLE HEART. ANYTHING I KNOW ABOUT ENGINEERING, MY DAD TAUGHT ME. I LOVE HIM VERY MUCH. HE IS MISSED SO VERY MUCH AND HE IS MY BEST FRIEND LOVE HIS ONLY DAUGHTER, ELAINE
ELAINE MAZZEI SACK  Email: TPSU129(a)PEOPLEPC.COM
I really found your web site to have a lot of info. i came cross it while working on my family tree .
Joann Bonker Email: paigebonker1997(a)yahoo.com  Port Jervis, NY
October Guestbook Comments/Entries
I just found out by sending away for my Dads Military Records from WWII that he received the Bronze Star. To know that he was a Hero over in France and never said a word. I would like to Mention his name, as an Honor to Him! SGT. Darrell G. Patten What an Honor to have a Father like that!!
Sandra Patten  Hesperia, CA
As a WW-2 veteran with several medals (ribbons) indicating places I've been during my 4 years in the Navy but non of a combat status, I often like to quote a line from that 1970's movie Cross of Iron. "Their is nothing more despicable than that of a man that would steal the laurels belonging to another".
David Taylor Email: Tfuddyduddy(at)aol.com  Woburn, IL
Very good. We are from the ACES Museum Honoring Black & Minority World War II Veterans and their Families at 5801-3 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144
AV Hankins MD FACP Email: gcmedical(at)aol.com Homepage: www.acesmuseum.org    Philadelphia, PA
I am in the Army stationed at Fort Bragg NC. I have had the great honor to meet 2 MOH recipients in my lifetime. Roger Donlon and Sammy Davis. Hoooah!!!!!!!
Benny T Smith Email: smitbenn(at)soc.mil Fort Bragg, NC
This is a great site. I found it while helping my son with his homework. My father was a waist gunner in the Army Air Corps in Europe. My thanks to everybody who has stood for our freedom!
David Crump  Elmwood, IL
Ran across your site. Great place,,,,,,I was in Nam 1969 and 1970 spent 19th and 20th birthday there. I'm trying to look up my buddies HHC 27th engineers at Phu Bai. Keep up The Praise That's Long Overdue
Dick Moeller (Ding) Email: dickmoeller(at)bright.net  Rockford, OH
I am the Marketing and Public Affairs Director for the City of Rosenberg, Texas. We are planning a November 27, 2006 dedication ceremony of a Texas Historical Commission marker honoring Staff Sergeant Macario Garcia (22nd Infantry Regiment, B/1-22, 4th Infantry Division). I would welcome contact by any members of the 22nd that served with Staff Sergeant Garcia and have stories or memories they would be willing to share for reading at the marker dedication ceremony. I appreciate your help. God Bless the United States of America.
Rebecca Covell Email: rebeccac(at)ci.rosenberg.tx.us  Homepage: www.ci.rosenberg.tx.us  www.visitrosenberg.com  Rosenberg, TX
This is a wonderful site! I enjoyed reading about our past heroes and the medals they were awarded. I plan to visit here as often as I can. Thank you for making sure we Americans don't forget the heroes of the past and of their sacrifices made in order to keep us free!
Sheila Ross - Texas Soldiers' Angels Email: srosstig(at)comcast.net  Allen, TX
THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT WEB SITE. MY FATHER SERVED IN WWII AND THOU HE WOULD NOT TALK ABOUT THE WAR I HAVE ENJOYED MY VISIT TO YOU WEB SITE. I WILL MAKE MANY RETURN VISITS TO IT INORDER TO READ ABOUT THESE MEN OF SUCH VALOR. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS FINE SITE.. I WILL ALSO TELL OTHERS ABOUT IT.
GREG LUDY Email: NORPLU(at)AOL.COM   Linwood, NJ
THANK YOU FOR THIS TRIBUTE TO ALL OF OUR AMERICAN HEROS. MY SON WAS A MARINE IN IRAQ. HE WAS KILLED. I FEEL THEY ARE ALL HEROS. GOD BLESS THEM ALL FOR THEIR SACRIFICES. JACQUELINE MIKKELSON. PROUD MOM OF MARINE, CORPORAL MICHAEL J.HALAL
JACQUELINE MIKKELSON Email: JACQUELINEMIKKELSON(at)YAHOO.COM  Glendale, AZ
GREAT SITE! Wow keep up the good work. If you don't mind I would like use some of your stories (not word for word) to place into a paper I print for the MEPCOM center in Lansing, MI. I am the Chaplain there an publish a "Chaplain Corner" monthly in which I include military history etc. Thanks for your page.
Paul E. Heaton Email: parbar(at)i-star.com Lupton, IL
Keep up the good work and may God Bless you for it.
Prof John Lufc Email: amorlufc(at)yahoo.com  New York, NY
I have just returned from Italy after making a trip with my Father Mr Stanley Despy to revisit Monte Casino site of a terrible battle, one that was necessary to take this strategic vantage point from the Germans. My Father was one among many who fought hard to take that mountain he was a member of the 8th army, light artillery firing a bouefort gun and lost many comrades in this battle and also at El Alimain. He was also a sometime driver for Col. Nigel Wingate during the desert campaign, a commander who he had the greatest respect for because he always needed to be at the front of the advance with his troops. Although it was an emotional visit he came away feeling that he had laid some of the ghosts to rest and at aged 86 years felt that it was only now he could face this visit. Still in good health, although a little slower than he hoped, he march up through the arch and looked out over the surrounding countryside and felt content to have been able to come back. It is only now some 60 odd years later that Dad is able to tell us, his sons and daughters, of some of the things he did and saw during the war, but for the most part he still keeps the worst to himself. May we have the love and guidance of our dad for many more years to come.
Carol Pearce  Lincoln, UK
September Guestbook Comments/Entries
I have been searching for days to find a web site that is not full of lies and fabrications. " Finally!" I am a retired Marine and served with Col. Livingston and have had the great pleasure of meeting MOH recipients. I am motivated and will assist this site to continue. Gary USMC RET.
Gary Harris Email: garyharris_25(at)hotmail.com  Rio Grande, PR
I love this site! I am a descendant of Patrick Laverty who was an uncle of John Laverty, (Lafferty), double Medal of Honor. My mom and dad met when my mom, a US Navy WAVE stationed in Washington, DC as a Mailman at the Fleet Post Office, got on a trolley and bumped into a young Army Sgt. A few years later, I arrived! I was most deeply moved by your information on the 'Four Chaplains' and on the history of the Chaplaincy! I'll tell you, someone who believes that 'God' wasn't part of this country's founders, needs to read that short history! I also gave your link to my pastor who loved it. Part of my family attended church in Pennsylvania the day that Pastor Muhlenberg removed his clerical robes, revealing his uniform as an officer in the Continental Army, and marched half of his congregation off to war. You have done a wonderful thing by creating this site. Thank you!
Ingrid Briles Email: ingrid_briles(at)yahoo.com  Charleston, WV
This is an aw--some site,,, to whom and all put it together. I'm a Mother of who's son is in Baghdad the first time with the Army and the second time with Blackwater Security God Bless this Land WE Live in and all over the World.
Terry Barker Email: asafety (at) sbcglobal.net  Odessa, TX
This is a fantastic site everyone should have a chance to read about and ponder the heroes of our past and future. It's so important to not only remember ourselves of all the selfless acts of others that we all benefit from but also to teach our children to understand and reverence the sacrifices of others. I know that I'm going to show it to my children! Thank You so much and Keep it going.

I SIGNED THIS QUEST BOOK BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MEANING BEHIND THE SITE. IN THESE MORE RECENT DAYS WE LIVE IN, I THINK WE HAVE ALL GAINED A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR ALL THE HEROES IN EACH OF OUR LIVES.

Because this is so vital to teach our children to look up to and respect our Heroes I am going to mention the Kids Heroes Blanket that we offer at http://www.yourblanketsite.com/site/1563644/product/w2073. A great way to teach the young ones about heroes. Don't feel you have to look, but please do teach your children about our Heroes in someway.
Linda Email: customerservice@yourblanketsite.com

I absolutely loved the stuff about David Kingsley it was so inspiring this is the best site for homework as well I learnt so much.
Lucy Email: superlucy05(at) yahoo.com  Australia
My uncle, Wade Everhart, USMC, was in the night attack on Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa. Wade was listed as Missing in Action-presumed dead. He died 12 June 1945, or somewhere near that date. His body was not located for some time and the family kept hoping for the best but fearing the worst. If anyone knows more about Wade's death, would appreciate it. Semper Fi. I am a former USA soldier, serving 1955-1957.
Patrick Harris Email: zxchair (at) aol.com  Hoover, AL
July Guestbook Comments/Entries
My name is John Cook i live and work near savannah Ga. I have work at Hurter Army Air Field for the past 15 years and am so proud to work and serve with the men and woman of the United States Army . They all make me proud to be an American.
John C Cook sr. Email: weldman2(at) bulloch.net  Pembroke, GA
Hello,
my name is Ralf and I was born in Germany in 1965. My Father, Uncle, Grandparents, Sister and Great Grandparents are all born and raised in Alabama/USA since generations and still living there. My Great Grandmother is a Native American born Cherokee. My dad was stationed from 1964 to 1965 in Germany. He was sent to Vietnam before I was born and he could not legitimize me because he did not know that I was born. Since 25 years I am trying to get to my family in the USA. I would be glad if you could support me. Please visit my Wesite and read my story. www.my-campaign.com
Thank you, Ralf
With gratitude and thanks for your service and valor!
Rev. Donald M. Pitches Email: donald.pitches (at) verizon.net  Carlstadt, NJ
My father enlisted in the US Army during WWI, but his aunt found out and as he was underage, she got him out. Am looking for information on this enlistment. In Jan 1920he enlisted and served 6 years with Battery A, 82nd Field Artillary Battalion. I have records of his last enlistment.
Charles R. Hudson   Email: dmammo5459(at) juno.com   Marana, AZ
I'm SSgt Podesta H&S Co. 1st Battalion 24th Marines. I want to say thank you for all the support via websites, banners, and just celebrating life as we know it. God Bless my men who work there butts off. Honor for the title Courage for facing fear, commitment by passing vacations to work more and rest less.
Albert   Email: Podestaam (at) yahoo.com  Friendswood, TX
My dad served in ww2, in Italy and North Africa. He earned the silver star, bronze star, and 3 purple hearts. He is no longer with us. He wounded in both countries. He is a hero! His brothers and my mothers brothers serve in the Army, USMC, Air Force and the Navy. Myself and my Wife were in the Army also. We have a nephew that's in the Air Force. He has been to Iraq and is going to Afghanistan. Please keep him in your prayers.
William Lee Hensley  Email: marylee.hensley (at) sbcglobal.net  Indianapolis, IN
The brave American troops will always have a special place the our hearts, but for them the swastika would have been flying above Buckingham Palace. It is right that as they take the stand against terrorism we the British public should be right there with them. God Bless you all and my prayers for the families of those who have lost love ones in the war in Iraq.
William Nelson, Manchester, England
Excellent site! There isn't enough that we can do to Honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those that have acted in behalf of a just cause without regards to themselves.
danny parklin   Email: parklind (at) hotmail.com  Las Vegas, NV
June Guestbook Comments/Entries
I am Mr. Marion R. Skaggs, TSgt., USAF Retired. I have read about your work in other Military sources snd I appreciate the work you are doing. You are doing a very important service for your country and it's veterans. Thank You.
Marion R. Skaggs  Bloomfield, MO
I LOST MY SON WHILE SERVING IN THE ARMY, THANK YOU FROM ALL MOTHERS OF HAVE LOST A CHILD, GOD BLESS YOU AND OUR GREAT COUNTRY
RITA WILSON Email: INDYRJ (at) EARTHLINK.NET  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Doug & Pam, 
How amazing to see you on the news here in Houston. You two are doing a wonderful job! I completely agree on the bill you are trying to pass. I sure hope and pray it happens as needed. I know it's been long hard hours but keep up the fabulous work and with God's guidance it can be done. Maybe we'll happen to see ya while we're visiting. A long lost child from Pueblo lol. ;-) You've always been a go getter, what better things to apply it to. PS You both look great!

Lindy Beall Email: lindybeall (at) sbcglobal.net  Katy, TX
Great website! I'm Myron Holter and my wife Sally & I own this personal website www.myownfaith2.com  Our 1st business is sharing our faith. We share the same faith as Billy Graham. Surf on over !!!!
Myron Holter Email: webmaster (at) myownfaith2.com  Topeka, KS
Like what you're doing.. I saw the site on GMA this past week....
Jeff Flick Email: Jeffreydflick (at) yahoo.com  Dayton, NJ
Outstanding site, first time user. Will be a regular, I'm sure. Be proud of what your doing here.
Bob Cosgrove Old Saybrook, CT
I just want to say THANK YOU! to all who served in the military. Although I wanted to server, I was not able to serve in the military due to an injury I sustained as a teen. I have the utmost respect for those who given to our country. There aren't enough people who recognize and acknowledge the sacrifice that so many from the military have given.

The same people who don't appreciate the gift we are given to be US citizens, many times are quick to speak about what "we" should or shouldn't do politically or about what is right and wrong concerning war or international policy. They tend to scream and complain, in ignorance, about all the "bad" things we are doing in the world and never speak of the good. I happen to know both soldiers who are serving or have served in Iraq and I also have friends who are from that region and escaped to a better life and all of them say that the US has done a lot for their people and given them opportunities that they never had before, as well as safety and hope.

Thank you for preserving our personal freedom by sacrificing your own and for helping those who can not help themselves! God Bless You!
George P. Email: gaporras (at) yahoo.com  Chattanooga, TN

I would like to say thank you for all the great work you have put into this site, and for helping out the FBI take down the fakes.
JUSTIN L. ROBERTS SSG(P), USA Email: JUSTIN.ROBERTS (at) US.ARMY.MIL  COPPERAS COVE, TX
Have only now learned of the existence of your web site. What an outstanding job. May I add my admiration and congratulations for the obvious effort in designing, assembling and managing such an endeavor. In our small town we had one of the phonies you mentioned. Rest assured, through his "bravado", he was found out. It never ceases to amaze me the number of "heroes", or more accurately, "non-heroes" there are running around. While attending the WO Senior Course at Ft. Rucker, Medal Of Honor recipient Mike Novosell was one of my instructors and a neighbor. He was a good man who is missed.
Willis E. Schenck CW4 USA (Ret) Email: schenck (at) wildblue.net    Eureka Springs, AR
Let's sentence the imposters to a tour in the REAL military. Ex Air Commando and Jolly Green Rescue Helicopter Pilot Maybe a combat orientation flight would be an appropriate punishment. (LOL)
Lt. Col. Robert Heron USAF ret. Email: rheron (at) earthlink.net  Charleston, SC
I saw the story about your site on Fox News this morning. I served in the Air Force and did my tour in Vietnam. I have never come across anyone wrongfully wearing a uniform. But did encounter guys telling war stories and and lying about their military service. Whenever I could I would call them out in public and make them look like the fools they were. While attending college classes this even resulted in a fight in the parking lot. The guy was claiming to be an ex seal. If he had been real he probably would have kicked my butt. I support what you doing. So keep up the good work, God Bless you and the USA.
C.R. Wyhs Email: afamemnon1951(at) hotmail.com  Houston, TX
Great Site. Also, saw on FOX about the fake's trying to get attention for being someone they are not. That is disgusting. I am currently in the Middle East, send them over here, let them see if they really can or want to be a hero.
Patrick Dickensheets Email: hutch8194(at) yahoo.com  Orange Park, FL
Thank you for all the work you have done, I just found your site cos of GMA's report on the Medals being aviable to the public. Will check out the site further but I was happy to see such detail. Again thank you.
MOLLIE Email: LOLMAM (at) RGV.RR.COM  McALLEN, TX
Hey I like what your doing! I'm right there with you. i had a great uncle in the Spanish-American war, brothers in marines, army, and navy. most dead now with honor. I myself sempler fi forever honor. i saw you on Goodmorning America. GOD BLESS!
MICHAEL A. DeGraw Email: degraw8293(at) bellsouth.net  Hendersonville, NC
PVT Army 8/7/44 I am a POW captured in Mortain and just rec'd French Legion of Honor Medal at Norwich University, VT. on 4/28/06. I was in 30 Infantry 120 Regiment Company D. I also have a Purple Heart.
Henry W. Stone Jr. Email: brookfld (at) charter.net  Oakham, MA
Maybe I'm just nothing to America, instead, America is everything to me, the Land of the free and the Home of the brave has inspired my sense of freedom. my country is the place where the most people hate America, and it makes me hate them. Go forth Uncle Sam! Bush i love you! Jesus bless America!!!!
Carlos Situmeang Email: carlos (at) yahoo.com Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia
I love this site!!! It's a great tribute to us veterans, now and past as well as those to come in the future!!!!
HN Jenna L. Eberle Email: J.EBERLE (at) nhtp.med.navy.mil Homepage: www.myspace.com/jennalea85  Twentynine Palms, CA
Beautiful site, this really took time and faithfulness-May God bless you for dedication to past and present, and the men and woman who gave all for the love of this great country. It has been a while ago that we checked the site.
John and Essia Underwood Email: johnagape (at) comcast.net  Panama City, FL
Excellent site! There isn't enough that we can do to Honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those that have acted in behalf of a just cause without regards to themselves.
Tom Jankowski/ Civil War Courier / Camp Chase Gazette Corespondent Email: Photolife54(at) yahoo.com  Findlay, OH
My father, Francis Wakasugi, who served in the 100th Inf. Battalion, Co. B, passed away on Aug. 12, 1998. He was extremely proud of his role during WWII, and proud to have served with all the brave soles of the 442nd, but was not one to openly share his experiences. Sadly, we have no real knowledge of what he did, or who served with him. Out of respect for my father, we never pushed him to recount his time in service. I don't know if anyone is still alive who remembers him, or can share any stories they may have of him. He is greatly missed. I am very impressed by your site and have enjoyed going through it.
Kirk Wakasugi Email: kwak44(at) aol.com    Colorado Springs, CO
Thank you to all the soldiers serving our country. Thank you for protecting the lives of me and my 2 kids. I can not express how much it means to me. Hugs and Kisses to you all from Sunny Florida.
Laura Miller Email: lmiller73093(at) cfl.rr.com  Clermont, FL
AT THE AGE OF 40 YEARS I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO CARE FOR IN PART FOR MY REMAINING 2 GRANDPARENTS MY GRANDFATHER IS VIRGIL EPPERLY AND AT 97 YEARS YOUNG HE SHOWS ME WHAT A HERO IS ALL ABOUT. I HAVE NEVER HEARD HIM PRAISE HIMSELF OR ANY OF HIS MEN UNDER HIS COMMAND. WHEN I ASK HIM OF HIS THOUGHTS OF WWII / PACIFIC, HE SAYS, "WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT". THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SERVE AND ESPECIALLY TO THE MEN OF LST483. ALL OF YOU HELPED BRING COMMANDER EPERLY BACK HOME.
JOHN T. JONES Email: jones_longbeach (at) yahoo.com  Mesa, AZ
Abraham Lincoln probably said it best in his Gettysburg Address, but I would add that we are a Nation founded on heroism and sacrifice and we are sustained by the continuing sacrifices made by every generation of Americans. God bless them all.
George J. Partington Email: gjpartington (at) earthlink.net  Lakeland, FL
I'm looking for former Major E.D. Miller. U.S.NAVAL STATION SUBIC BAY REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES. My son is joining the USMC upon graduation and I need to talk to him.
Mark M. Riddle, BU1 U.S. Navy Seabees Email: dudeman4537(at) yahoo.com  Vale, NC
My father is one of the 8100 still MIA from North Korea. Msgt Roy E. Barrow missing at Chosin Reservoir December 12, 1950. Thank you for this website.
Gloria Johnson Email: gjjohnson (at) bellsouth.net  Valdosta, GA
I am looking for any information on James H. Alexander, who won the Navy Cross in WW2 while flying a bomber in England. He was later killed there during a training mission. My grandmother has died and all information has died with her. I appreciate any help.
Barbie Wanhala Email: svictorine (at) peoplepc.com  Twin Falls, ID
I recently heard Mr. Sterner Speak at the Gov. Prayer Breakfast in Springfield. It was wonderful speech. Is it possible to get a copy of that speech?
Col.Robert Poshard USA Ret. Email: bposhard (at) earthlink.net  Springfield, IL
May Guestbook Comments/Entries
I JUST FOUND THIS. JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL THAT HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY. I HAVE READ EACH STORY WRITTEN. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.
Evelyn Godfrey Email: lindylou54(at) comcast.net    Magnolia, DE
I just finished reading the book Home of the Brave by Casper Weinberger and Wynton Hall. Great book. Read it on an airplane and was misty-eyed throughout most of it. God Bless America and its real HEROS.
Steven Howard Email: s2howard(at) mc.net  Orland Park, IL
I was in the Air Forge from 1955 to 1963 and hope you are doing ok. Today is Memorial Day and I feel any tribute to those who gave their lives is well deserves.
Steve Reich Email: sreich7033(at) aol.com  Simi Valley, CA
Hi Glad to run into this page. Just wanted to tell you that my father who passed away on Oct 26, 2005 was in ww2. he earned 5 bronze medals. How do I get his name on a list on this site? He was 83 when he died and had been married to my mom for 64 years and the outcome of that loving union was 8 children 25 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. His name was Robert Rudolph Kountzman birth Dec 3 1921 from St Louis Mo
Pat Kountzman Keller Email: pkeller (at) charter.net  St. Louis, MO
Howdy!!! Been interested in Metal of Honor Winners for some time now. Matter of fact, I work at Wheeler Army Air Field and pretty much live at gate named after Terry Teruo Kawamura who died in Vietnam. Took me close to three years to get on the net to look him up but after meeting him Mom and Dad today I got a bit of a kick in the pants. I read the plaque a long while back and discovered that Cpl. Kawamura died on the same day as my birthday: March 20, 1969. His Mom and Dad draped the sign with his name on it outside the gate with a six or seven foot orchid lei. I thought it was rather significant. Wow. Great Web Site. Thanks.
Tim Curtiss Email: Pharquarzimzam (at) hotmail.com  Kailua, HI
Thank you. I have sought a source of heroism to have my boys influenced by. This will do wonderfully!
William H. Niemann Email: william (at) billslakebaptist.org  Morley, MI
Great Website. I'm a retired Marine living in Hawaii. I retired in 1994 after 23 years, and now working with the U.S. Coast Guard as a Civil Servant. I served with SGTMAJ Al Kellogg, Jr., a Medal of Honor receipient living in Hawaii, so I wanted to check his information on your site. I salute all our heroes, and our Military Men and Women serving in harm's way. Keep up the good work.
E.B. Lawson Email: EBLawson (at) gmail.com Homepage: http://www.eblawson.com  Mililani, HI
Such a wonderful website for the unsung heroes of our great country! As the daughter of a WW2 WAVE nurse and Navy Gunner, I applaud your wonderful work!
Kathlyn Cook Email: katy (at) kickman.com Homepage: http://www.faerland.com Arizona
Would like to write to any member of E. Co 508 PIR from WW 11. My Uncle was tony Pacheco of that unit and I would like to hear from anyone who knew him. Thanks
Charley Garcia Email: r39garcia(at) msn.com  Canon City, CO
THANK YOU! OUR COUNTRY NEED HEROS RIGHT NOW AND TO KNOW ABOUT THOSE IN OUR PAST.
C. L. (Nellie) Nelson, Jr. Email: banjobud3(at) aol.com Venice, FL
To Honor my brother Pvt. William Niader USMC KIA June12, 1945 Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa 1st Div. 7th Reg. H&S CO 
"At the grave of a hero we bend, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss but with contagion of his courage, and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight"
Frank Niader Email: frankniader (at) msn.com Clifton, NJ
April Guestbook Comments/Entries
You have a wonderful website. My wife, Nita Mondonedo Smith has written a new book, Say Uncle! Life in DC with my Filipino Uncles. It tells of 10 Filipino uncles who immigrated between 1913 and 1961. Many of the uncles were either veterans of WW1 and WW11. He father fought in both wars in the Navy. Please Check Out The Book On The Web. If your readers need more information on the book, please E-Mail me. Very Respectfully, 
Gene Smith Email: genemsmith (at) yahoo.com   Kearneysville, WV
Thank you for this site, I hope to contact someone that my dad was in the service with in hopes he could correspond with. My father is Hillary G. Bleemel (Jack) he is a WWII veteran. Today is his 85th birthday. I am writing this to find anyone who may have served with him. He entered the service at Fort Harrison Indiana in 1942. He was in the 372 ENG SQD 81 AIR SERVICE GROUP.
Garnet R. Bleemel, Smith Email: powerstroke2025(at) yahoo.com   Shepherdsville, KY
All Americans, especially the youth of today, need to be aware of just what qualities make a person a hero. Its not the professional sports athlete who plays a game, or the Hollywood star who is acting for a pay check. It is ordinary people who do extraordinary things without thought of themselves or their personal safety...like these MOH recipients. These are heroes you tell your children and grandchildren about......
CW4 Jack Livella, USA (Ret'd) Email: jclivella (at) peoplepc.com   Edgerton, KS
As a U.S. Navy veteran of WW 2 I did not realize I was so honored to be a brother to such a a great body of men and women.
Joseph a. Sanchez Email: califiowa (at) comcast.net  Stockton, CA
I enjoy reading and learning of all your true heroes. I live in the South Pacific and as because of the US troops being stationed and training here in New Zealand before leaving to fight the many battles in the Pacific in WW11 we are a safe country today. Could someone inform me as to what a Medal of Valor is. I am trying to find out what George Beale Jr did to achieve his in War 1812.
Evan J Beale Email: ejbeale (at) clear.net.nz  Christchurch, Canterbury Country, New Zealand
Thanks, Tikit almost did me and the 1st/21 in in Dec 04 you boys are the best!
Chambers, J, W CDR(R) Navy Email: navalcmdrjwc (at) adelphia.net   Stafford, VA
Well done, your site is 4-0, a worthy memorial to honor those who served to guard and defend our freedoms. 
Les Funk ex-USN-U1  Email: marilyn.funk (at) sympatico.ca  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Thank you all for working to keep flames of truth in the open for our students before they enter college through this site. Many schools will entertain and/or allow Veteran groups and representatives take part in the next year's school curriculum planning.
Gregg Warner Email: gregg (at) full-moon.com  Plattsburgh, NY
Great site, If a sequence list were ever made as to who should be honored, The Honorable men and women who serve and served there country should be allways at the top of the list, without there sacrifice we would not be speaking English.
Dearl Brown Email: ddcsbrown (at) sbcglobal.net  Hutchinson, KS
GREAT WEB SITE
I served with the 449th bomb group stationed at Grottaglie, Italy during world war 11.Iwas engineer top turret gunner on B-24 Type a/c where we flew 20 missions, then we were assigned to the 885th bomb sq (h) sp, flying night missions from Blida Algeria to France in support of the French underground dropping supplies and special agents at low altitude and low speed, we flew 30 of these type missions. these missions were so secret we were unable to keep diaries. would appreciate any records or information on this unit by any one. Best regards
Elmer E Mecham Email: billmecham (at) hotmail.com  Colorado Springs, CO
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SERVED ,PAST ,PRESENT AND THE FUTURE MILITARY PERSONNEL. JUST STOPPED IN TO SAY THANK YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL WEBSITE , I ' LL CONTINUE TO VISIT. I ' M PROUD TO HAVE SERVED MY COUNTRY FOR 15 YEARS AS A RANGER.
SFC TIMOTHY J ROELOFS ( RET ) Email: troelofs (at) freightliner.com Wayland, MI
What a wonderful site, I served in Vietnam 1968,bravo co.1\7marines 60 mortars, I have been looking for john newcomer from PA. he served with us, were looking for ya john, Semper Fi.
Joe Marchina Email: joemarchina (at) comcast.net  Cape May, NJ
My Uncle Robert Stevens was in the 51st Platoon, he was killed on Wake Island
Sandy Young Email: sly5(at) axs.net  Springfield, MO
Thank you for your web site. To Honor the men and women who serve there country . As an old combat vet of Nam . I also know the horrors of war. But life goes on and so do we . Thank you all for giving so much of your self's .You people are truly the cream of the croup. My hat is off to all of you. As to the webmaster you done good you done real good sir. And thank you . As for all the people who protest our young people .I say to hell with you all and shame on you for dishonoring our HERO's.
Jerry W.Gurka Email: underwayhazegray (at) yahoo.com Jacksonville, FL
March Guestbook Comments/Entries
Great Site! Former Army EOD now Air Force EOD.
Dave Gazzara Email: dgazzara (at) hotmail.com Homepage: www.geocities.com/gazzarads   New Jersey
I invite everyone to visit my website at: www.Vietnambabylift.org  for information and resources related to "Operation Babylift", Viet Nam, April, 1975.
Lana Noone Email: Lana (at) Vietnambabylift.org
Hi, I'm a prior service Marine and Desert Storm veteran. I have written a novel based on my experience as a woman in the Marines. I am currently writing another one. I have created a blog for both stories and would like to share my story with my fellow sisters in arms. I would also love to hear stories from women in all branches of the service. We are few, but we often have a lot in common. The addresses for my blogs are http://womeninthemilitary.blogspot.com  and http://thechangeisforever.blogspot.com . I look forward to hearing from you!!!
USMC_Lady Email: Simoneswar (at) hotmail.com  Fresno, CA
I am looking for Edward Sylvia from the 11th Eng Bn 3rd Marine Div. He was in Chu Lai Vietnam in 1965.He was from New Bedford Mass.
Jerry Morton Email: thesaltman (at) verizon.net  Woodenville, WA
Thank you... I came upon this site by accident... stayed for HOURs... and will return frequently. 
Jennie - Wales
MAY GOD BLESS ALL THE WW2 HEROES - I WILL NEVER FORGET I was only a 8 year old little girl in germany, when I seen my first American Heroes . What a happy day, for up until then I had spend many days of my short life running for shelter spending many nights , hearing the bombings and crying hanging on to mother. Now it was all over we where safe. Never will I forget the kindness of these Heroes with us children, their giving ways and all this after all these Men had been trough. I am now 69 years old and living in the greatest country, called UNITED STATES OF AMERICA since 1959, among all the great Heroes. I am also proud to say , that I had the Honor and Chance to belong in getting my Citizenship in 1962. GOD BLESS AMERICA MY HEROES AND MY HOME.
Hannelore Barber Email: hanneloreone (at) sbcglobal.net  Modesto, CA
I thank God for each and every person who has fought for our freedoms and the preservation of such. This website is awe-inspiring and humbling. All Americans should be filled with pride at the sacrifices men/women make for our way of life.
Christine Beyers Email: cabmapc (at) msn.com  Bloomfield, CT
Hello, I am the grandson of Captain Orland E. Akers of the 4th Infantry division. I am looking for anyone who may be able to help me find more information about his service record during WWII. I know he was with the 4th throughout the war & was involved in the Liberation of Paris, Battle of the Bulge & went ashore at Utah during D-Day; but I don't know the specifics of his history. I don't know what regiment or unit he was in, nor his primary duties. I am now a part of a WWII Living History Association that is actively involved in teaching what these noble veterans sacrificed for our freedom & the freedom of so many nations. Any information would be greatly appreciated, I am gathering information to pass on to my children & his great grandchildren about his deeds, accomplishments & bravery. Thanks again.
David Akers Email: dayvakers (at) sbcglobal.net  Winter Park, FL
First of all, sorry by my English errors. I like to study the 2nd World War history. I think it was like a crossroad to the mankind. If the the allied forces did not won, we are living in a hell. I congratulate you for fight bravely against the Nazis. God bless these heroes.
Ricardo Luis Agoston Email: ragoston (at) terra.com.br  São Paulo, Brazil
I feel that anyone who served in the armed forces of our Great COUNTRY and did there job is a HERO . I am a combat wounded vet and I know that in all the people in service to there country that did there job help me do my job on the front line .War is not fun . But the AMERICAN service took an oath and 99.9% followed the leaders. My heart goes out to all you HERO'S GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU ...My prayers are to keep you safe and bring all you home .. To all of you who protest our men and women for doing such a thankless job as you say and dishonoring them I say to HELL with you and may all the bad luck fall into your lap
Jerry W.Gurka   Email: underwayhazegray (at) yahoo.com
Looking for anyone served with 11th air assault test.co,s.478 flying grane prov hel co also with 1st air cav 10th or 11th avn bat 1964-65, thanks.
Bob Blechman Email: blechman.m (at) yahoo.com
Dear Sir, my father served with the Canadian army on d day 1944. Juno beach was hell but thanks for your help we succeeded in victory.
David Finn  St. John, N.B., Canada
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SITE IN HONORING OUR NATIONS HEROES! WITH GREAT THANKS... -ALL THE BEST JARED WILLIAM CARTER SPECIAL PROJECTS/MILITARY HISTORIAN VETERAN MEMORIAL MUSEUM (HOME OF THE LEGION OF VALOR)
Jared William Carter Email: jwc18(at) csufresno.edu  Caruthers, CA
My brother-in-law emailed your site to me to pass on to my husband. Their grandfather was in WWII and received a Purple Heart metal. My husband was in the Navy and I just know he's going to be so happy to see your site! Thank you for the time and dedication in creating this incredible place for people to learn about our heroes!
Kelly Peyton  Katy, TX
I will spend the rest of my limited hours on this earth, announcing to the WORLD! (as I have in the past!), how HIGHLY HONORED I am for having been privileged to serve alongside the NOBLEST of WARRORS: (those FEISTY U.S. MARINES!!) -- HM1 USN(Ret) - Guadalcanal ('42) - Cape Gloucester ('43-'44) - Korea ('50) - 1stMarDivFMF & 1stProvMarBrigade - SEMPER FI!! - GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
John Francis Richter Email: GyreneDoc (at) webtv.net Largo, Florida
I was looking at your page on Leon Vance and when I got about a quarter way down the page I found a picture of the crew he flew to England with, which was a nice surprise because my father was the navigator on that crew. He is in the back row at the far left next to Vance. He was killed in action July 24, 1944, not long after Lt Col Vance's transport plane was lost. He was Squadron Navigator for the 846th Sq. He wasn't scheduled to fly that mission but he filled in for one of his navigators who had been grounded by the Flight Surgeon. The mission was to St Lo and he was in the lead plane that day. The plane suffered a direct hit from German anti-aircraft guns and spiraled down. Only one man got out, the radio operator. He made it back to the American lines a few days later and was returned to the 489th BG at Halesworth. I donated the letter he wrote to my mother to the 489th museum at Hardwick. My father was 26 when he was killed and I was a few months past my first birthday. I met Sharon Vance and her husband 2 years ago at a reunion in Halesworth to attend the Commemoration Service to commemorate the 489th's first mission flown on May 30th, 1944. The service was held at the Memorial on a corner of the former airfield in Holton with a high tea afterwards at the Holton Village Hall. It was my 4th time to Halesworth and I've made some very good friends there. The Friends of the 489th keep the memories alive of those men who were killed and honor all the men who served there.
Marilynn Tobash  Email: marbil51568(at) adelphia.net   Hampstead, MD
Khe Sanh Veterans Reunion June 27-July 1 Mobile, Al.
For all Military Services that served at or supported Operations at Khe Sanh or surrounding Hills 1964-1973 More info at www.khesanh.org/reunion.htm  or contact Jim Wodecki at 972-727-2997

Mike Fishbaugh  Email: smfishbaugh@mikrotec.com Homepage: www.khesanh.org/ 
Great site! Really just getting into military history because of a school project but am enjoying it more and more. Anyone out there got some good recommendations?
Dom Midge Email: dominant.63916235.midge(at) hotmail.com  Uzbek
My Great-grandfather, Lawrence Melvin Rust, was in the navy during WW2. from my family i heard he had a ship sunk right out from under him. if anyone hear might no him pls let me no. i would love to learn more about him and ww2. he recently passed away b4 Christmas and b4 I could see him to ask him. so please email me at aaronsfan13@AaronCarterMail.com thank you all very much.
Tiffany Email: aaronsfan13(at) AaronCarterMail.com   Toledo, OH
I'm looking for Lt Hansen he was a first Lt when we were in Germany together in 1953 54 55 we were in tank co 8inf reg 4th div at Friedberg Germany I was his driver if he or anyone sees this that knows anything about him please contact me email or call me william 256 232 9574
William Wise  Email: w2wise(at) bellsouth.net   Lester, AL
February Guestbook Comments/Entries
I served in the US Army 1982-1993 with an Honorable discharge! I am a Desert Shield / Desert Storm Veteran.
Christine H. Webster Email: cwcritter (at) bellsouth.net  Old Hickory, TN
I have been bitten by the story of Vernon Baker Story aired on the Olympics, plus I have the soft covered book I purchased some time ago, but never got around to reading it. I was aware of To Hell and Back, the Audie Murphy story, but not of Baker. I have many Military books, true stories, I am still reading, as my wife has asked many times, "Have you ever thought about teaching history"? I too was in an all Black Army before President Truman ended segregated services, by the pen only for awhile. I relate very much so with what Lt. Baker experienced and handled with dignity by being better than any one in my unit as far as all military competition and using my head and not my fist, except in the boxing ring, which I also stood out. So I am interested in your web site.
James C. Higginbotham, Jr. Email: higginbotham_jr (at) earthlink.net  Forestville, MD
Great site. Welcome to About WW2! If you served or know anybody who served in WW2 and would like to add them to our honor roll section of the site, we would be honored to add them. Additionally, if you have any stories you’d like to share on the PERSONAL STORIES section of the site, we’d like to do that as well!
Michael D. Ketchum Email: ketch (at) aboutww2.info Homepage: http://www.aboutww2.info  Seattle, WA
My late father, Charles Guy Anderson, cpl, Army medic was in the 34th Infantry Div. and was witness to the bombing of Monte Casino. He didn't talk much about the campaigns in No. Africa, Italy, Tunisia, etc and who could blame him. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions over there and he will always be a hero to me.
I take my hat off to all of the vets who saw action over there.
Gary Anderson Email: bagpounder (at) comcast.net  Vancouver, WA
Thank you for this great project. My grandfather was in the navy and would be very proud to see this site. Thank you for your work.
Dany   Email: hclomls (at) yahoo.com  New York, NY
You are an upstanding example of what America stands for!!! Regardless of any administrations policies, we must always look out for our brothers. Long may America stand.
Vince   vincedudley (at) msn.com   Littleton, CO
U.S. Navy vet 1958-1962 U.S.S. Orleck DD 886 Great site. A Heartfelt thanks to all who have served in Peace and in War to preserve the Peace. God Bless America and all our vets including the women and children that stayed behind because they also served their country. Don Hart RD2 USN
Don Hart  Email: thedon1940(at) hotmail.com  Buford, GA
Staff Sarge. Henry Brooks awarded the Distinguished Service Cross at Dibble Army Hospital, Minlow Park CA. 157 DSC's, 1854 Bronze Star Medals, 11,500 Purple Hearts were awarded in the 32nd Division. Henry awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Philippine Liberation Medal w/ one bronze star, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal w/ 1 bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, Expert Rifle, rifle squad leader 127th Inf. Reg., Luzon Philippines, Villa Verde Trail or "goat path in the clouds", 70% combat disablied
Henry E. Brooks  Email: brooks92587(at) hotmail.com Homepage: http://www.angelfire.com/hi/RedArrowDivision/  Canyon Lake, CA
Anthony Yost ,KIA Nov 19, 2006 Mosul Iraq. My cousin for which I am so proud. We grew up together as brother and sister. Andy was the most loyal man I have ever known. He was loyal to his family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc… Most of all he was loyal to his wife, children and COUNTRY. He dedicated his life to the military. Yet, never leaving his family behind. Even though most of his life was spent traveling throughout the world, he always made sure to keep a home for his family near whatever base he was stationed at the time. He wanted his family close by so he could see them when he came back to base, even if it meant only a few days or a few hours. We never knew when the phone was going to ring. I can still hear his voice saying,” Guess What Sis, I Am Coming Home.” It was never, I am coming to visit, he always said I am coming home to Michigan. It is hard to believe that we will never hear that phone ring again. Andy e-mailed!
and called us several times from Iraq. When I talked to him on the telephone from Mosul, he kept talking about how proud he was to have played a part in Iraq’s forming a Constitution. He talked about how his children would one day read about it in their history books and he would be able to tell them he was a part of it. He was a dedicated soldier, who believed war was necessary for the safety of our country. He died for the safety of Americans and for the freedom of Iraq. I can’t speak for Andy, but he can speak for himself. Andy had a message to America and he wanted that message known. These are some of the e-mails he sent me just days before his death. I hope it gives comfort to his family as it has myself. He ACCOMPLISHED THE ULTIMATE MISSION….. FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY!
This world is not Andy’s home, nor is it ours. Our home is with Jesus and Andy is there waiting for us. I LOVE YOU
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Dana Whitehad  Email: dsw101863(at) aol.com   Mt. Morris, MI
Hi. I was wondering if u can put ranks of all enlisted people in the servers it would be cool if you had that on your site.
Corey Email: hawaii_water2000(at) hotmail.com  Trego, MT
Welcome back echo company, we would like to thank you for your undying effort in the fight against terror.
Jr. Cabrera  Email: isidrocabrerjr (at) yahoo.com   Koblerville, Saipan, N. Marianas Islands
I WAS WITH FOX COMPANY 2/1 VIET NAM SEPT. 67 - OCT. 68 AND WILL NEVER FORGET GETTING AMBUSHED ON MAY 19, 1968 WHEN WE LOST 33 MARINE AND OVER 100 HURT. ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS E-MAIL ME
RANDALL EPPS  Email: randallepps71(at) hotmail.com   Albemarle, NC
This website is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for its creation and for the heroes for which you post. Thank you again... Robert Ferreira [(SPC) IRR, US Army]
Great site. Thanks for all the great work. I was tasked to support Black American History month. Our Battery is displaying "Black American Military Hero's Past to Present". We have two walls of photographs and information posted for all to see. Freedom is never free.
Sgt R Davis   LSA Anaconda (Iraq)
I want to thank you for you service and sacrifice for this country. Everyone that served in Vietnam deserves so much more than they got, when they returned home. Good luck to you and your family. Continue the good works.
Ray Wilson rwilson (at) tennessean.com   Hendersonville, TN
Excellent and informative site, thank you to the creator.
Eileen Mestas  Email: eileenmestas (at) peoplepc.com  Boone, CO
Thank you for your website. In helping my daughter complete research for her 5th grade "American Revolutionary War" project (she is making a quilt of Flags" we found you site. I can not wait to show my husband. Our deep unwavering love for our country, our countries history and our family's history your site puts into words what I feel. Again THANK YOU!
Kathy Douglas  Email: mdoug1(at) msn.com   Portland, OR
Walter Carleton Monegan was my uncle on my mothers side. He was a true marine, tough, sacraficing his life for the betterment of others. I gave my son, Graham Carleton Schofield his middle name. My Mother, former Ruth Virginia Monegan told me I was his favorite nephew. I was the only one out of my family to join the service (drafted but stayed). Funny how that happens...Hopefully my sons never have to go to war.
Edgar L Schofield Jr. Email: tederoo (at) hotmail.com  Bourne, MA
As a historian I can't believe the omission of Afro-American warriors from the roll MOH winners during WW2. It reflects a total lack of respect.
Michael Carter Email: mcc12(at) comcast.net   Upper Marlboro, MD
January Guestbook Comments/Entries
Arthur R. Stankey, WWII Glider-borne engineer, The Phillipines & New Guinea, died 24 Jan 06. Love you & miss you forever, Grandpa.
Nick
My grandfather is Wilson Douglas Watson, Congressional Medal of Honor from world war II. I'm looking for any family/ friends of him. I saw on a guest book that Heather Walker is trying to locate us. Please email me back thanks.
Rene Erfman  Email: rlovesthecrue (at) msn.com  Thornton, CA
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE BRAVERY. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH DONE TO REPAY YOU. MY GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GRANDFATHER WERE BOTH IN THE NAVY AND RECEIVED THE NAVY CROSS. THEY WILL NEVER KNOW HOW PROUD I AM.
JENNIFER GOBLE  Email: JGOBLE69(at) YAHOO.COM  Willis, TX
I work at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, CA, named in honor of Brigadier General Frederick Castle. Thanks to sites like yours, we can continue educating past and future generations of our military heritage and the sacrifices that were made for the freedom we have today.
Karen Machen  Email: cenvalgal (at) sbcglobal.net  Homepage: www.elite.net/castle-air  Merced, CA
My father was Lenord Lepicier with the 29th Inf D-Day, Omaha Beach. He retired Lt.Col in 1961,anybody that may have known him please contact me at jlepicier@yahoo.com ,he was from Ringe N.H. Any information would be thankful Jon Lepicier,son
Jon Lepicier  Email: jlepicier (at) yahoo.com  Sulligent, AL
I wish to thank the creators of this website, I like many others have been blessed to come home, and retire. I was involved in an incident on 07 Dec. 1979, some Army soldiers ventured 1 1/2 clicks into North Korea in dense fog, two of those soldiers had sustained injuries, I a Navy Corpsman and other Army medics were asked to go in an help, we did. I was then asked to go with the dustoff helicopter along with one of the soldiers that had sustained life threatening wounds, to the Army hospital. They were taking fire from some north Koreans, no one else was injured. We all received a V for valor device on the different citations we received, they a soldiers medal, me the bronze star. This was but a small incident, many other men an women today put their lives in harm's way to defend the way of life as we see it today, many personnel through the time, has stepped up and got the job done, one way or another, all service members should be honored for the job(s) they accomplish, while either helping out in the rear, or on the front lines. Either way, life is valuable to everyone, thanks again for allowing us to sign this Guestbook.
Walter L Buck HMC/USN/PDRL  Email: kg6sdk(at) cox.net  Santee, CA
I thank you for telling the story about the "Go For Broke" 100th/442nd RCT. I am sad to report the passing of Colonel Young Oak Kim on December 29, 2005.
John K. Wakamatsu  Email: kuni123456(at) aol.com  Gardena, CA
THIS SITE IS EVEN MORE EXCITING, WE TRY TO READ EVERY THING ON HERE. WE KNOW THAT IT TAKE A LOT OF TIME, DEDICATION AND HARD WORK TO DO THIS. THANK GOD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FOR ALL THE GUYS THAT GAVE AND THE ONES THAT GAVE ALL TO HELP US REMAIN FREE.
JOHN AND ESSIA UNDERWOOD  Email: johnagape (at) comcast.net  Panama City, FL
This is an awesome sight to be on it gave me a lot of help on my project!
Shayla McDonald  Email: shorty_princess_90210(at) yahoo.com  Polson, MT
My Father, Byron M. Cummings 1st Bat 169th INF US Army WW2 served in the South Pacific. I would Love to hear from anyone who served with him, 1941-1945. Wonderful site, THANK YOU so much for your service -- all Veterans, and current soldiers.
JLWallace  Email: jwallace (at) uci.net  Grants Pass, OR
A simple heart felt , THANK YOU ALL.
James E Mahan, Jr  Email: redbaron1948(at) yahoo.com  Clinton, LA
We are building a Veterans' Memorial Park in Oroville, CA and would appreciate any and all Biographical Data on any Service man or woman with ties to Oroville (ie: Born, Lived, Died, Etc.) PLEASE VISIT OUR SITE!! http://www.orovilleveteransmemorialpark.org/ 
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!
Rev. Chet Beates, USN, Retired  Email: srchiefchet (at) aol.com
Welcome Home,
I'm a Vietnam Veteran. I served aboard the USS New Jersey BB62 from the time before she was commissioned, to just before she left for Bremmerton, Washington, to be decommissioned. I was proud to serve in the Vietnam War and do my part for my country. The war in Iraq is wrong and our men and women are being betrayed, by an administration that I feel is wrong in its purpose of going to war. I also feel that Flag burning is a heinous act and should be punishable by life in prison. It is contemptible to desecrate the property of the people of this country, and a symbol of our great nation.
Stew  Email: stewBi (at) mail.com  New York, NY
U.S.M.C. 1956-1961 platoon 1077 Sr. Drill Instructor Wesley Fox, Medal of honor Recipient. Looking for graduates of platoon 1077
Don Winfrey  Email: don1956usmc(at) cox.net  Goodyear, AZ
I was in 4th div 8th Inf Reg Tank co 1953 54 &55 at Friedberg, Germany would like to hear from anyone was there same time would like to hear from Lt Hansen I was Cpl Wise
William C Wise Email: w2wise(at) bellsouth.net  Lester, AL
 Congratulations on a wonderful site. I have found a great many Mayomen in the medal listings. I am looking for the grave of Pte. John J. Leighton, who died in an aeroplane accident in France on 9th May, 1918. His number was 711671, 188th Aero Squadron American Air force. His remains were exhumed and brought back to Philadelphia where they were received by his sister Esther. I can not locate any information where he was buried. Also he is not mentioned on the American Battle Monuments Commission World War 1 database, despite numerous requests. Can any body help? Happy new year to all your readers. 
P. J. Clarke, Ballina, Email: pjmclarkw2004(at) yahoo.com  County Mayo, Ireland.
Thank you to all the vets. and I Enjoyed visiting The site.
Kevin Belanger  Fairfield, OH
As a History teacher making history exciting and valuable for some students is a hard task. You definitely have a site that greatly aids in this process. Thank you
Lysa Cappella  Email: lmcappella (at) yahoo.com  Ventura, CA
Masayoshi Shiraishi,82,died 11-29-05 in Honolulu. Go for broke Blackie, you will always be remembered. Thank you.
Bill Rider   Email: billrider (at) sbcglobal.net  Austin, TX
Your Quiz on Dr Martin Luther King was outstanding... Thanks
Frank Hurtte  Email: notes (at) riverheightsconsulting.com  Davenport, IA
Welcome Home,
I'm a Vietnam Veteran. I served aboard the USS New Jersey BB62 from the time before she was commissioned, to just before she left for Bremmerton, Washington, to be decommissioned. I was proud to serve in the Vietnam War and do my part for my country. The war in Iraq is wrong and our men and women are being betrayed, by an administration that I feel is wrong in its purpose of going to war. I also feel that Flag burning is a heinous act and should be punishable by life in prison. It is contemptible to desecrate the property of the people of this country, and a symbol of our great nation.
Robert Miller  Email: rkalmill (at) bellsouth.net  North Miami Beach, FL

 


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