Albert V. Paulek

September 22, 1918 – April 22, 2015 WWII – U.S. Navy 1940 through 1960: Chief Petty Officer –┬áNational WWII Memorial Honoree. Pearl Harbor By April of 1940, the war in Europe had been raging for eight months. Germany was preparing to attack western Europe and within weeks, France would fall, leaving England to face Germany…

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…

Glenn A. Tierney

WWII/Korean/Vietnam – U.S. Navy 11/5/1942 through 7/1/1972: Commander Glenn served in various fighter and test squadrons and flew Corsairs from several different carriers searching for enemy submarines in the South Atlantic. Glenn said that he made over 400 night time carrier landings during his military service. Medals and Honors: Recommended for Legion of Merit, SECNAV…

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….