Vernon P. Schoenfelder

WWII – U.S. Navy 10/1942 through 2/1946: Chief Petty Officer Vern served in Pearl Harbor and then later in the Philippines for the remainder of the war. Vern was a Seabee and built roads into jungles and repaired airstrips. He said that he had the opportunity to operate every kind of vehicle but a tank….

Theodore F. Spriggs

Vietnam (VN) – U.S. Army Dec. 1968 through March 1970: Combat Medic, Specialist 5 Theodore (Ted) F. Spriggs Jr., known as “Doc Spriggs” by his fellow soldiers, was born in North Dakota in 1942 and grew up in Fullerton, California. After joining the Army, Ted got his A-School at the Medical Training Center at Fort Sam…

Robert O. Childers

Korean War – U.S. Navy June 1948 through June 14, 1952: Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Robert joined the Navy in 1948 at the age of 19 and attended boot camp in San Diego, CA from June, 1948 through August 6, 1948. Robert’s military training consisted of the following: Airman Training School in Memphis, Tennessee (completed November, 1948)…

Douglas E. Layland

Vietnam (VN) – U.S. Navy April 1968 through January 1972: Petty Officer – Aviation Electrician 3rd Class. Doug was born in Ohio on March 30, 1948 and grew up in South Gate, CA.  He joined the U.S. Navy in April, 1968 and served as a Petty Officer (Aviation Electrician 3rd Class) with Attack Squadron 192  (VA-192), aka…