CPT Rafael D. Hirtz

With his privileged upbringing – he was born to a wealthy French family, educated by private tutors, and grew up as a teenager around 1930s Hollywood– Rafael Hirtz might have found a way to coast through World War II. Instead, he volunteered for the...

Joslyn Saunders

Joslyn Saunders USAF 82-86 as part of the Electronic Security Command. She served overseas and received several medals and recognition while in service. Joslyn is a recipient of the Esprit De Corps Award at San Vito AB Italy. Her winning essay was used as the example...

SSG Joseph Arden Beimfohr

Joseph Beimfohr enlisted in the Army two days after his 17th birthday, with the approval of his grandmother, who had raised him. He did two tours of duty in Korea in a forward force that was on alert at all times. In August 2004, he arrived at Ft. Riley, Kansas, to...

SSG Eva Romero Jacques

Despite not meeting height requirements, Eva Jacques (nee Romero) was accepted into the WAC. This was largely because she was billingual and had completed three years of college. Rather than go through officer commissioning, which was offered her, Jacques requested...

GySgt Henry “SKI” W. Andrasovsky

“SKI” as he was always known, grew up in Ohio and joined the Marines, six months before the attack on Pearl Harbor at the age of 17. During WWII he participated in action against the enemy at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942; New Guinea Operation in 1943;...