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Killed in Action
Leroy was assigned to the 127th Infantry and took part in The Battle of Driniumor River (also called The Battle of Aitape) 10 July - 25 August 1944 in Western New Guinea or specifically at Aitape, Sandaun Province, Papau New Guinea. During July and August 1944, nearly 10,000 Japanese perished. Almost 3,000 Americans fell along the Driniumor, 440 of them killed. In terms of American casualties, it was MacArthur's most costly campaign since Buna.
Senior Class Vice President
Sgt. Hoke shot down by enemy fighters
Senior Class President
Fatally wounded by enemy gunfire
during the attempted evacuation of a wounded comrade.
Silver Star for gallantry in action
Chaplain's Aide Killed in Italy
88th "Blue Devil" Infantry division of the Fifth army in Italy
LIEUT. DONALD G. WILSON KILLED OVER ITALY
Lieutenant Wilson, pilot of a B-17 bomber, who once before was missing in action over Germany but out-witted enemy forces and returned safely to his base last November, was stationed in Italy with the army's 15th air force. Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered.
Lieutenant Wilson, pilot of a B-17 bomber
"He was a leader among men and will long be remembered by those with whom he served."
Awarded the air medal and an oak leaf cluster
Killed by sniper in Vietnam
Helicopter Pilot Shot down in Vietnam
Decorated Military Service
Mainord Weaver, Teacher 1951
Flew "the China-Burma-India Hump"
Capt. Stuart Jay Bearup
World War II, combat Brittany region of France
Promoted to Captain and received the Bronze Star
Awarded the Bronze Star
A medic in Vietnam. His Bronze Star was from staying behind with a Doctor to tend
wounded that couldn't be moved as unit retreated due to enemy advance.
Pvt. Charles Nathan Green, 23, served with the field artillery in Italy. In June 1944, he and another soldier captured three German prisoners, was wounded, returned home, then a month later, returned to duty with his company. He served, with distinction, until honorable discharge in 1945.