Lawrence E. Whitmire

Jan 16, 1926 – Oct 29, 2016 WWII – U.S. Navy 1941 through 1946: Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class –┬áNational WWII Memorial Honoree. In December 1941 Lawrence, known as Gene by friends and family, was in High school at the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School located on the Kansas Oklahoma border. Gene said that when word…

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….