WASP Betty Jo Streff Reed

June 22, 2013, just two days after her ninetieth  birthday, WASP Betty Jo Streff Reed slipped away and took her final flight. Betty Jo was born June 20, 1923 in Sherman, Texas to John Nicholas Streff and Nellie Ruth Dilworth Streff.  Her father was a general...

Arthur Barriett Cornwall III

I was wounded on Feb. 22, 1968. We had come to a clearing divided by a stream. The APC stopped, we dismounted and checked for land mines. It appeared clear and after boarding the APC we drove 5 feet and ran over a land mine. The investigation afterwards indicated it...

PVT Jack Murphy Ackerman

Private Ackerman was a member of the 29th Infantry Regiment. He was taken prisoner at Hadong, South Korea on July 27th. With several hundred other Prisoners of War, he was marched north to Sunchon where he was murdered on October 20th, 1950. His remains were returned...

PFC Ersol J Salyer

He had been wounded July 28 in France and returned to duty. Private Salyer, before his induction in August 1943, had been employed at the Spicer Mrg. Corp. An infantry man, he trained at Camp Blanding, Fla., and went overseas last May. Enlisted 4 Sep 1943 – Fort...

CPT Rae Mary Leff

Serving as a nurse aboard the hospital ship USS Repose, anchored off the coast of Vietnam, Captain Rae Mary Leff treated casualties airlifted from the field by helicopter. While she was not in harm’s way, she witnessed the effects of combat through the patients she...