SPC4 Duane Elmer Olson

On August 21, 1969, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Olson of Irwin were informed by Kenneth G. Wickham, Major General USA, the Adjutant General that he had the honor to inform them that their son, Spec 4 Duane E. Olson had been awarded posthumously: Bronze Star Medal for...

PVT Curtis Adams

Pvt Curtis Adams was a farmer. He enlisted at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina on 28 October 1942. He was captured by German troops during the Battle of the Bulge in the town of Wereth, Belgium on December 17, 1944. He along with 10 other African American...

CSM David Hughes

CSM David Hughes joined the Army when he was 17 years old. He spent a total of 22 years in Special Forces as a combat medic and operations sergeant. He served during the Vietnam War and the missions he was part of are the kind found in military history novels. The...

MAJ Charles S Kettles

Maj. Charles S. Kettles, an Army helicopter commander in the Vietnam War, led an extraordinary rescue operation that saved the lives of dozens of airborne troops who had been ambushed by North Vietnamese soldiers in May 1967. President Barack Obama would later...

PFC Charles Robert Busch

Private First Class Busch was a member of Battery C, 555th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Kumsong, North Korea on July 14, 1953. He was presumed dead on July 15, 1954. We...

Edward Murphy

When Edward Murphy learned, in 1944, he was going to be deployed to Germany in the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division, one of the first things he did was place a photo of the Virgin Mary in his helmet. Growing up, the New York native had frequently attended church...