Joseph A. Hraca

WWII – U.S. Army 7/31/1943 through 1/30/1946: Sergeant (TEC 3)¬†–¬†National WWII Memorial. Joseph was part of the 106th Infantry Division, 19th Reinforcement Depot. He served in Normandy two months after D-Day. His unit was stationed in a chateau in Etampes, France that was previously occupied by the Germans. He was also present for the liberation…

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….