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…

Edward P. McDuffee

WWII – U.S. Army 1943 through 1946: Private 1st Class Edward Prescott McDuffee enlisted in the Army on April 28, 1943 and served as a Military Policeman (MP) in the 8th Armored Division “The Thundering Herd” or “Iron Snake” in the European Theater Operation – England, France, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Austria and Germany. Edward, along with…

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….