CPT Johanna Marie Louwerens Veenendall

Marie is the perfect example of a patriot who answered the recruiters call. She served on active duty and in the reserves. Also, she contributed as a teacher in the Department of Army overseas schools during occupation. Her roots extended from the Netherlands and...

Pfc Reuben T Brown

Reuben Brown was born Oct 27, 1923 in Kingsley, Iowa. Dad went into the service January 1943. He served overseas for 2 years, 5 months, 26 days. According to his discharge paperwork, he served 6 months as a rifleman before becoming a cook for the next 9 months. He...

PVT Arthur H Espe Jr

Arthur H Espe Jr was born on June 14, 1914. He enlisted in the Army in Seattle, Washington. He received his training at Camp Ord, Calif., Camp White, Oregon and Jackson, Miss., from which place he was sent to England in June 1944. Espe was killed in action on January...

CAPT Stanley W. “Swede” Vejtasa

Stanley W. “Swede” Vejtasa is the only World War II carrier pilot to receive Navy Crosses for both dive bombing and aerial combat. Born in Montana in 1914, Vejtasa attended both Montana State College and the University of Montana. He enlisted in the Navy...

PVT Claire Martin

On April 25, 1951, his unit was ambushed as it pulled back from the Chinese attack near Chongpyong, South Korea. He was seriously wounded by a small arms bullet to his chest and died of those wounds on April 27, 1951 as he was being evacuated from a field hospital to...