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Memory This page is dedicated to all the veterans of the armed forces of the United States. Whether they died in combat or in bed of old age, we all owe them so much, because they bought our freedom for us.

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In Loving Memory of Those Who Served. . .

Listed in alphabetical order by last name.


MarineCpl. Pasquale C. Macaro
By Anonymous
WW2 Veteran, U.S.M.C-M Company, 3rd Batsallion, 21st Reg.
Fought and was wounded on Iwo Jima, Guam, Guadalcanal and Bouganville
Born Jan. 27, 1922
Died Jan. 23, 2000
Semper Fidelis, Dad, We all love you.

POW/MIACPT. George D. MacDonald
By Jennifer Martinez, Springfield, IL USA
I am fighting for the return of my POW, CPT. George D. MacDonald. Against all odds I will continue the fight. I will stand with courage and I will fight to bring him home. All intelligence points to George being alive today - abandoned in Laos. We must do something to bring out men back!

ArmySFC John D. "Darryl" Mack
By Steven E. Mack, Highland, IN USA
My father taught me love and respect for my country, by serving with pride. SFC John D. Mack, Co. I. 1/13th Inf. Reg.(ABN PATH), 8th Inf. Div., Ft. Carson, CO. Unit Moved to Germany 1956, Gyroscope Opperation. Dad earned Ranger tab, EIB, Master Jump Wings. Served many years Reserves following. Died Oct. 26th, 1998 cancer at age 62. Buried with Military honors by the VFW. I miss you Dad, And thanks for leading me to the right path as a Veteran myself.

Your son,
Steven Mack
101st. ABN DIV

ArmyEdward N. Mackino First SGT.
By Paula Jean Dicesare, Plymouth, MA USA
Born Sept. 17, 1945 Died May 10, 1999

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is truth that lies at the heart of all creation. Always in our heart. Always in our prayers.

Navy LCDR James Macky
By SFC Jeffrey Macky Feltman, Ocala, FL
My grandfather served US Navy from 1920s to 1951, he was in for the Yangtze River conflict, Pacific Campaign (WWII) and Korea. He didnít relate much concerning his war experience but he was my Grandpa and I loved him very much with what little time I had with him.

NavyAntoine S. Madere, Sr.
By Antoine S. Madere, Jr., Hahnville, LA USA
My dad was a WWII veteran stationed in Okinawa. He survived that war, but died in 1978 while I was still in the Navy. I still have his burial flag in his honor. Dad, you and your generation did so much for this country to help keep it great. I will see you when my time comes, and hopefully, I can live up to the legacy of your generation and see you in heaven. God bless you, and God bless our great nation, the best that has ever existed in the history of mankind.

ArmyGabe Madrid
By Mark Madrid
KIA May 1st, 1969. Army 1st Air Cav

ArmyRobert Madsen
By Beth Ahrens, Vernon Hills, IL USA
Bob was my grandpa. He passed away in September 1999. After his death we found out he had earned 2 bronze stars for his service in WW2, he never mentioned why. He served in Europe until VE day. He was always proud to have served his country, as are we, his family.

ArmyPOW/MIAPatrick Joseph Magee
By Candace A. Rakestraw, Great Falls, MT, USA

Rank/Branch: E6/US Army
Unit: HHC, 223rd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade
Date of Birth: 22 September 1946 (Butte MT)
Home City of Record: Alder MT
Date of Loss: 03 January 1971
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 134700N 1090630E (BR960250)
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 4
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: U6 "Beaver"

For today I pray they bring you back, for tomorrow I hope you return, but for this moment I just pray for you.

ArmySSGT Johnny W.L. Mahoney
By Barbara Pervis, Corydon, IN USA
Buried; Lebanon National Cemetery Armored Division, Lebanon, Kentucky

Died June 9, 1999
He is loved and missed by all his family May he rest in peace in God's arms until we meet again over there

NavyPaul Robert Majerus
By Ruth Majerus, Altadena CA USA
World War 11, Asiatic Pacific God saw that he was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around him and He whispered, "Come with me." With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and slowly fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Dad died from lung cancer at the Veterans Hospital in Long Beach, CA on May 3, 1998.

Army1st Lt. Eugene J. Majure
By Suzette Majure Donovan, Knoxville, TN USA
The memories that I have never had of you are really beginning to get to me. I still dream of you holding me, kissing my forehead, walking me down the aisle of my wedding, holding your grandchildren, and of course actually getting to watch your own children grow. We all miss you so much and we only wish we could have had some kind of chance to tell you personally how proud we are of you and that you did make a differnce in this world. When I was younger, I thought this pain would cease. It has yet to and i do not believe it ever will. Knowing I had the very best parents who literally gave their lives for us makes the pain seem very worth every tear I have ever shed. I love you daddy... I miss you... Suzette

Marine Sergeant Jay Paul Maloney
By Roger Vanhinsbergh, Guyhirn, Cambridgeshire, UK
Sergeant (Pilot) Jay Paul Maloney, III (Air) USMCR, Born Delta, Utah, 9th August 1924, A Boy Scout of America (Eagle Scout) Who enlisted in 1942, Flew Hellcats at Pelelieu & was killed in action there on 23rd September 1944. Reburied at home; Provo Cemetery Utah 4th October 1948.

Remembered by a "Limey"

POW/MIAMarine Sgt. Philip V Mandra
By Irene L. Mandra
Missing from the Korean War August 7, 1952

Always in my heart, never forgotten.
With Love, and Wonderful Memories
Irene L. Mandra

ArmyJoseph Edgar Manduka (e), Sr. b. Phila 1901 d. Pinellas , Florida 1973
By Joe Manduke, Phoenix, Arizona
My Grandfather served in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) 1917-1919 as Corporal, 110th Infantry, Company D 28 th Division Pa. National Guard. Wounded. Served Meuse-Argonne, and numerous other engagements. We honor his service and his strength.

ArmyJoseph Edgar Manduke, Jr. b. Phila 1926 d. New Britain, Pa. 1972
By Joe Manduke, Phoenix, Arizona
My father served in the USAAF 5th Recon in the Philippines in 1945. He was an aircraft mechanic and photogramatist. We honor his courage and service.

ArmyWladyslaw V. Manduka b. Poland 1820, d. Baltimore 1897
By Joe Manduke, Phoenix, Arizona
My GGGrandfather served in the 25th N.Y.Cavalry regiment June 1864-1865. He was also a veteran of the Crimean war, where he was a Sergeant in the 2nd British Foreign mercenary cavalry. The family honors his service and his bravery.

ArmyTroy Merle Manion dob 06/13/09
By Anonymous
He received a purple heart and bronze star.

ArmyRobert Joseph Mann Sergeant - WW II - China-Burma-India Theater
By Mike Norman, Lake Havasu City, AZ USA
Died 1998 of neck injury complications incurred as the result of a fall. A leader of men and a friend to all.

MarineWarren H. Mann Corporal, USMC - WW II - Combat Marine
By Mike Norman, Lake Havasu City, AZ USA
Served on Guam and Peleliu Islands. Died of cancer, 1994. A fine man - a fine friend.

Army Pvt. William L. Manning 34th Division, 168th Regiment, Company E
By Larry A. Manning, Indianapolis, Indiana
My father was a WW II veteran. He was a part of the North African Campaign and was caputured on February 17, 1943 near Kasserine Pass. He then spent two years in German prison camp Stalag 3B. He died on December 9, 1977. My dad and I were very close, however, I can now only begin to really appreciate my dad and others of the the World War II generation after writing a book call "A Quiet Soldier" about his service and sacrifice. Thanks to all who have served their Country with bravery and honor so that we might have our freedom.

Marine S/Sgt. John F. Mansfield, III
By Don R. Mansfield, U.S.M.C.
Died December 02, 1999.

ArmyCorporal John J. Marancik
By Daniel Pitts, Lake Ariel, PA
My grandfather Cpl. John J. Marancik served with the 311th Inf. Company G, 78th Division in World War l He was wounded twice at the Muese-Argonne and also fought at St Mihael in France. You are not forgotten by me. You were, are and will always be my Hero and Best friend

ArmyAndrew J. Marhefka
By Joseph M. Marhefka, Boonton, NJ USA
My brother Andrew J.Marhefka, was with the 705 Tank Detroyers during the WWII and survived the bulge (Bastogne) and other parts of Europe, came home and raised a nice family, wife Marie and him have 3 children, Mary George, and Sylvia, and we all miss him very much, I am sure he's in heaven for he was very devoted to our God. May he always rest in peace.
Brother Joe

NavyRoger L Markee MM2
By Anna M Markee, Seattle, WA USA
6/23/34 - 12/28/00 -- Survived by daughter Anna and granddaughter Freyja. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

ArmyJames E. Markham
By Carolyn S. Markham, Harrisburg, PA USA
Passed away suddenly, in Germany, January 20, 2000,at the age of 48. I will treasure the memory of you in my heart forever. Your wish to return to the beautiful state of Ohio, has come to be. The circle is now complete. Welcome home... Jim. I love you.

Army Frederick A. Marrah
By G. Keith Rogers, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee
Born 08/28/1946---Died 09/30/1979 Buried in Grace Chapel Cemetery, Montgomery County, TN.

Fred was a true friend, loyal associate, conscientious attorney and patriotic American. He left his family, friends and loved ones too soon; they silently ponder why and what-if, keep their grief to themselves, commend Fred to his maker and await peace that passes all understanding confident that Fred now rests in that peace. God be with you, Fred, until we meet again.

MarinePvt Danny G. Marshall
By Ralph L. Dettwiler, Grand Rapids, MI USA
Thank you for serving our country. It is the selfless commitment of men and women like you that bought our freedom and continues to pay the price to keep us free. You put a face on the motto; Semper Fi!
Date of Loss: 15 May 1975. During the rescue attempt of the crew from the MAYAGUEZ the island of Koh Tang, a small five-mile long island about 35 miles off the coast of Cambodia, was assaulted. It was believed that the crew was being held there. The Marines came under heavy Cambodian fire. The crew was not found on the island and the Marines were evacuated. Protecting the perimeter during the final evacuation was the machine gun squad of PFC Gary L. Hall, Lcpl. Joseph N. Hargrove and Pvt. Danny G. Marshall. They had run out of ammunition and were ordered to evacuate on the last helicopter. It was their last contact. Maj. McNemar and Maj. James H. Davis made a final sweep of the beach before boarding the helicopter and were unable to locate them. They were declared Missing in Action.

ArmyGarland Andrew Marshall
By Kathy J. Marshall Tull, Marcus Hook, PA USA
In memory of my father, Garland A. Marshall. Died from cancer. January 1, 1975.

ArmySergeant Major William J. Martello
By Jennifer Granger, Lawton, OK USA
My grandfather was a kind and loving person. He loved his family and the Army. He survived Vietnam, but could not survive a heart attack. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

ArmyAlbert Powers Martin
By Sherry Smith, La Vergne, TN
Served in the US Army during Vietnam. He was a very dear friend to me. We hade alot of laughs, and alot of fun. I will always remember you, and you are forever in my heart. And at time you were just like a father to me. Rest in Peace. Past away Oct.31,1999

Marine Bobby B. Martin United States Marine Corps 1962-1966
By Rob Barrett, Akron, Ohio
Bobby Martin was the prototype for the Marines: brave, honest, loyal and generous. Bobby passed away on July 14, 2005. He served at the Bay of Pigs and served as a presidential aide under Presidents Johnson and Kennedy. He leaves behind a wealth of friends who will never forget him or his acts of kindness and loyalty. Rest in peace brother..until we meet again.

NavyHoward J. Martin
By Dixie (Darlene), NC USA
I love and miss you. You were more than my best friend You were the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. You touched many lives in a special way I thank God every day for you I will see you in heaven baby

6/29/74 - 07/01/2000
Love your Dixie

ArmyJames P Martin
By Aundra Miller, Naples, FL

ArmyLeland S. Martin II
By Mary
I believe this may be the day he decided to leave...the day of terrorist attacks. He could not accept any more pain and suffering. Please, everyone, pray for his soul. May he find a peaceful heaven. My prayers for all of you.

ArmyMaruice C. Martin
By Kathalise Martin, Pikeville, KY USA
My husband's granddad. He served in " the World War " Co.H 313th Infantry and was wounded in action. He died in 1984 at the age of 90. Thanks granddad for the honor you instilled in your son LTC Jason H. Martin SR. U.S. Army (30 years) passed away feb. 1981, and he in turn instilled in my husband LTC Jason H. Martin JR. U.S. Army (22 years)

NavyMichael T. Martin
By Andy, Rochester, NY USA
In Rememberance of Petty officer 3rd class Michael T. Martin age 22 killed by a militant on June 9th, 2000 while snorkelling on liberty in Mykonos, Greece.

Air Force Major Rex Martin
By Leigh R. McDorman, Plant City, Florida
Dad, Grampy.. We love you and miss you.. You were brave while serving in the military, and brave until the end.. You will always have a very important place in our hearts... You may be gone, but never will you be forgotten.. Miss you dearly, and love you.--- Leigh, Chris, and Cari...

ArmyGuadalupe Martinez
By Michelle Trevino, Harlingen, TX USA
The best grandfather, role model a woman could ever have. He taught me how to be independent and self sufficient. He taught me that there is no obstacle that I could not over come and that no one can tell you that you cannot do it. You fail only because you let yourself fail. I dearly miss the man who was not only my grandfather but played the role as father as well. I will always have a very special place for him in my heart.

ArmyPrivate First Class Frank Normon Massengale
By Melissa Proudlove, Gloucestershire, England
Killed In Action on 4th April, 1945 in Ham, Germany. He was 21. He was in 378 Infantry - 95 Infantry Division.

POW/MIAMarineL/Cpl. Robert Susuma Masuda
By Sandy Easton, Long Beach, CA USA
By Anonymous
By Sandy Easton,
Thank you Robert, (My Adopted Pow/Mia) for your great sacrifice for all of us. We will never forget!

By Anonymouse,
A High School friend and still my friend after all these years.

ArmyJoe M. Mata Tec4 stationed at the 360th Station Hospital Phillipines Army- 1945
By Gloria Mata Luedecke, El Lago, TX USA
My father died of cancer at the young age of 42 in 1966. I didn't know him very well, but I do remember that he wouldn't talk about World War II. He was a medic and said things were too bad to repeat. I miss him even today, but want everyone to know I respect the sacrifices he made for his loved ones.

POW/MIAAlan Paul Mateja
By Kathalise Martin, Pikeville, KY USA
Capt. Alan Paul Mateja my adopted POW/MIA. Home of record Louisville, KY. I Talked with your mother and you are not forgotten.

Visit Alan Paul Mateja at my web site:

Air ForcePOW/MIACapt. Peter R. Mathes
By Eddie the Lock
Capt. Peter R. Mathes USAF 24 Nov 1969 Date Of Loss

I got a name on a bracelet and a government that doesn't care. We know you're out there Pete and we'll never stop till you're back. Remember one thing Peter Mathes, the real Americans are still waiting for you and will never give up. One day you're going to read this and know you still have a country with people that will go back to back with you. To the United States government: hang your head in shame because you know in your heart of hearts that you abandoned brave men. A man is never dead until he is forgotten.

ArmyStaff Sgt. Clifford L. Mathias
By Jeanette Mathias, Miami, FL USA
Born:12-06-1957 Died:06-13-1995
I miss you very much, I will always love you.

ArmyRobert Matlick
By Rita Settle, Clermont, FL
My father served the Army in Oklahoma during World War II where he made a life-long friend. He also served near Jacksonville, Florida where he was wounded in an accidental shooting.

Air ForceTSgt. Salvatore Mattaliano
By Christina Mattaliano, West Palm Beach, Florida
We loved him dearly although I was only ten when he died I will always remember him and love him. I don't know what year he served in Vietnam but I know he flew in that war. Our family will always love and cherish are father he was a good moon and loving father.

ArmyCharles Earle Matthews III
By Randy, Jeremy & Chris Matthews, Highland, NY USA
We will always remember our Dad for his humor, generousity and love for us. He shared many stories of his time in virt nam with us. We know that the world is a better place because of our father and the thousands of others that have fought to protect us and our country. We will always miss his smile. Our dad died from a massive coronary in 1994, at the age of 49. Leaving us at ages 15, 14 & 13. God bless.

POW/MIACoast Guard Ray E. Mattson
By Shane E. Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Post Commander, MN USA
Ray, Radioman, First Class, U.S. Coast Guard, listed as MIA on December 17, 1942, near Greenland. Ray is among the Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial New York City. Ray was the first boy from the communities of Halma and Lake Bronson to be killed in action in World War II. Ray is honored during "Call the Roll" at the Halma-Lake Bronson American Legion Post #315 Memorial Day service. "Let us dedicate ourselves to the task of carrying on that those whom we honor shall not have died in vain."

NavyArmyJohn A. Maurer
By John W. Maurer, Columbus, Ohio
Enlisted Navy Flight Instructor at Pensacola prior to WWII; Army Air Corps carrier pilot in Pacific. Went down with his plane. See you soon, Dad.

ArmyJohn J. Maxwell
By Joan Maxwell-Criscitiello, Staten Island, New York
I'm writing in remembrance of my father John J. Maxwell, Technician Fourth Grade, United States Army Air Corps I feel that since today in Memorial Day, I should commemorate it by entering my father's name into this site. He was extremely proud of his service to his country, having been in the South Pacific during WWII. Every Veteran's Day and every Memorial Day I remember what he and those others that served did for us and this country. WE MUST NEVER FORGET.

ArmyFrank Leighton May
By Margaret May Bates, daughter
Frank Leighton May, Born January 29, 1922, Deceased September 15, 1990 From Bedford, Virginia, Served World War II as a Corporal in the United States Army Security Troops 106 1st MP Company from 1944-l945
He was a wonderful Christian father and husband and he is forever missed by his wife, Violet and daughters, Pat, Pam and Margaret, grandchildren, Karen, R.T., Keith and Rhonda, and great grand-daughters, Ariane and Amanda.

Army Jesse E. May
By Larry Stanley
PFC Co.,"C" 526 ARMD INF BN,Kentucky.Born:Jan.27,1927,died Jan.8,1954 in auto accident with his brother.Jesse was son of George Washington and Sarah Dixie (Cantrell) May.

MarinePfc. Sidney May, Jr.
By Shelley Johnston, Aiken, SC
Killed at Guam on July 21, 1944. I would like to honor my Great Uncle's memory along with the others listed here who gave all serving our Country. We can never thank them enough for the sacrifices they made for us.

Army Walter C. May
By Larry Stanley
Cpl.,U.S. Army,WW II;born Aug.15,1921,died April 10,1983.Walter was the son of Dover and Ella (Bevins) May.Walter married Pauline Franks in Nov.1945.

POW/MIANavyMarineMayaguez Incident
By Ellen , USA
At 11:21 a.m. on May 12 (1975), the U.S. merchant ship MAYAGUEZ was seized by the Khmer Rouge in the Gulf of Siam about 60 miles from the Cambodian coastline and 8 miles from the Poulo Wai Island. The ship, owned by Sea-Land Corporation, was en route to Sattahip, Thailand from Hong-Kong, carrying a non-arms cargo for military bases in Thailand.

Capt. Charles T. Miller, a veteran of more than 40 years at sea, was on the bridge. He had steered the ship within the boundaries of international waters, but the Cambodians had recently claimed territorial waters 90 miles from the coast of Cambodia. The 39 seamen aboard were taken prisoner.

These brave men all gave their lives to gain freedom for the crew of the Mayaguez.

LCpl Gregory Copenhaver - USMC - MIA
PFC Lynn Blessing - USMC - MIA
PFC Walter Boyd - USMC - MIA
PFC Daniel Benedett - USMC - MIA
LCpl Andres Garcia - USMC - MIA
HM1 Bernard Gause - USN - MIA
PFC James Jacques - USMC - MIA
HM Ronald Manning - USN - MIA
PFC James Maxwell - USMC - MIA
PFC Richard Rivenburgh - USMC - MIA
PFC Antonio Sandoval - USMC - MIA
PFC Kelton Turner - USMC - MIA
2Lt Richard Van de Geer - USAF - MIA
PFC Gary Hall - USMC - MIA
LCpl Joseph Hargrove - USMC - MIA
Pvt Danny Marshall - USMC - MIA
LCpl Ashton Loney - USMC - MIA
SSgt Elwood Rumbaugh - USAF - MIA

MarineGunnery Sergeant Charles "Chuck" W. Mayes
By Jim and Kathy Edenburn, Albemarle, NC USA
Chuck served his country and his Corps proudly from 1968-1975, he died of a massive heart attack on April 8, 2000. He was laid to rest with a Marine Corps funeral in the National Cemetery in Salisbury, North Carolina on April 11, 2000.

He received for his duties 3 Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Combat Action Ribbon, A Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and a Vietnam Civil Action Medal. He served in Nam from 1968 to 1970 with 1st Battalion/9th Marines.

Semper Fidelis Brother Chuck, you will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved you.

MarineCpl. Paul L Maynard
By Scott Maynard, Hurricane, WV
Thank you for defending America in Korea. I love you!!!


Navy James M White McAdoo
By Niece Lori White
My Uncle was A Navy Veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He was taken from us not by war nor illness but at someone else's hands. He was a Loveing Father, Brother, Uncle, Cousin He will be sadly missed by all Your Loveing Niece Lori White

Navy Glen C. McAfee
By Jean Derringer, Nevada, Mo.
This is my dad and my best friend. He joined the Navy at age 17. I'm not sure of the battles he fought, he never talked about them, but I know they haunted him the rest of his life, until he died at age 45. He beleived you should respect your country, and what it stands for. I still miss you so much Daddy. I have your pictures in your uniform in my room. Your great granddaughter and I talk about you a lot. I wish she could have known you. You will never be forgotten. Love Cooky

NavyS1C Mark J. McAndrew
By Mark P. McAndrew, Atlas, PA USA
Served with U.S. Navy Seabees June 44 To November 45 with 13th Spec Nav Const Batt 134th NCB Service was on Guam From August 44 Until November 45

Navy PO1 Mark P McAndrew (My Father)
By Mark McAndrew, Spokane, Washington
Dad you have posted many of these now is your turn. You were a patriot and a great Dad Julie the Girls and I will always miss you. Keep them in the black.

MarinesCpl. Michael Alan Mcaninch
By Joan Samuelson, Houston, TX USA
Michael was killed in action Aug. 28th 1969 while trying to save a Marine brother in Hiep Duc Valley. He was my fiance, my husband in every sense, and I miss him still.

His memorial page is

MarineJohn H. McBrayer
By Pat McBrayer Inabinet, Springfield, SC
USMC 1941-1944, Guadalcanal. He left this world on March 28, 2002. A resident of Vandiver, AL. Surviving a wife, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grand child. Gone but not forgotten.

MarineJoe Wayne McBroom
By Michael Crutcher, Kemp, TX USA
He was a bright man who gave his all. He was one of the few, and one of the proud. His Grandson Michael Crutcher is soon to follow in his footsteps to owe his life to this couragous man we call, "Pheonix". UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS loves you, Joe. Died Feb 3, 1997

ArmyJoseph F. McCartney
By Carl Jones II/USMC, Harpersville, AL USA
My Great Grandfather was a veteran of the Texas border raids against Poncho Villa, World War I, and World War II. Two times, in two World Wars he left his home and family to defend our nation. During WW II he actually reenlisted beyond the age of 40, and after more than 20 years of being discharged from the Army. He served proudly and spoke fondly of his service and of his comrades well into his nineties. He was wounded in WW I after crossing no mans land two and a half times in the same day rescuing fallen soldiers. The Lord blessed me with his presence for 28 years. He passed away in 1995 of a broken heart after losing his wife of 76 years. Semper Fidelis Grandaddy.

NavyRichard G. McCarty WWII New Guina
By Dona McCarty Muller, Lansing, MI
Born Dec, 14 1919 - Died Oct 11 1997 - Buried Hillcrest Memorial Park, Jackson Michigan.

Army Gary Thomas McChristian
By Cathy McChristian, Athens, AL
Gary was born and raised in Bardwell, Ky. We were married on April 20, 1968; we have one son, born November 7, 1969. Gary served in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam 1969-1970. The Bronze Star is among some of the medals he received while in Viet Nam. We moved to AL in 1971. Gary passed away July 21, 2002. He was not only my husband, but my best friend for 34 years and a wonderful father. He is buried in Bardwell, KY.

ArmyCharles E. McClain
By Elizabeth McClain, Steelton, PA USA

MarinesArthur A. McConnell
By Eric and Elisabeth McConnell, Stroudsburg, PA USA
Loving husband, father of 2 boys and 1 girl. Grandfather of 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. He was a marine during the Korean war, and served as a reserve police officer for 15 years.

MarineWilliam David McClain
By Billye Jean (Riddle) Hicks, Titusville, FL USA
Buddy, you are sadly missed by all including your daughters that were very young when you were taken away.

MarineCpl Brian McClusky
By Ron McCormick, Fruitland Park, FL USA
I will never forget you guys. 1/5 Marines and Corpman who died March 20, 1989 near Pohang, Korea.

NavyWT3 Jack W. McCready
By SA James N. Dise, USN, Tangier Island, Virginia
My grandfather was a man who served his country during the times when others wouldn't and in some cases couldn't. He was a person who had his kids look up to him and his grandkids as well. Now, I am proud to carry on his tradition by serving in the United States Navy. He is someone whom I know is up in heaven looking down upon me with a smile and urging my to carry on. I pray that I make him proud as he has made me proud and the ideals that he instilled in me will carry on through me to someone whom I am serving with. God Bless America and the United States Military.

MarineLCpl Wilbur McDaniel
By Ron McCormick, Fruitland Park, FL USA
I will never forget you guys. 1/5 Marines and Corpman who died March 20, 1989 near Pohang, Korea.

Marine Harry W. Moore
By Maryanne Moore Fedorko, West New York, NJ
Served in the Korean War received Purple Heart Born May 28, 1930 Died February 6, 2007

MarinesRaymond Wayne McDonald
By Thurman Moore, St. Louis, MO USA
Ray McDonald was a friend that anyone could love and count on to be with you whenever you needed help. We met in July 1965 and were never apart from then until 30 November 1965. He went to Viet Nam and I stayed on Okinawa until January 1966.

Ray came home and was told by others that I had been killed in 1966 and he took it very hard. I was told of my demise in March 1969 and told that Ray thought I was dead. I said I would find him and let him know that it was not me they saw lying on the field of battle.

It took me twenty-nine years 1969-1998 to find him and learned that I was too late. Ray McDonald had died nine years earlier of complications from 'AGENT ORANGE'. I've contacted his family and told them who I was and what I was to their brother.

I told stories of him they laughed and I cried. I lost a very good friend and I never got to tell him I was alive. I never got to tell him what I thought of him. Now I have to talk to a COLD GREY STONE that will never talk back to me. It will never laugh or smile at me. It will never give me the stare I was used to whenever I did something that was wrong.

MACK I will always love you man, and you will always be in my heart and memories. Your friend and buddie THURMAN (OLE MO) MOORE. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND

Air ForceJohn Harold McDuffie
By Marla Grossman, Pearland, TX USA
Harold McDuffie was my dad. He actually served in the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic. He served in the South Pacific. He himself never saw combat, but I feel he must have seen some terrible things because he never liked to talk about his WWII experiences except for happy memories. I always wanted to take him back to the South Pacific so he could see how it had changed since the war, but never had the money. He passed away in 1995 at the age of 75. He was the greatest man I've ever known.

Marine Jimmy Roy McGee
By Margaret Ann McGee, Cleveland, Texas
He was so proud to be a Marine... His sonís and I are thankful to have had this Marine in our lives. He passed away 10-04-02, to be with the Lord.

ArmyRussell Phillip McGee
By Susan (McGee) Sutton
birth: 5/20/1915 in Harlan, IA
death: 5/13/1945 in Luzon, Phillipeans-WWII

ArmyRoss A. McGinnis (Iraq)
By A Grateful Nation
Rank and Organization: Private First Class, United States Army
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: Private First Class Ross A. McGinnis distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an M2 .50-caliber Machine Gunner, 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, in connection with combat operations against an armed enemy in Adhamiyah, Northeast Baghdad, Iraq, on 4 December 2006.

That afternoon his platoon was conducting combat control operations in an effort to reduce and control sectarian violence in the area. While Private McGinnis was manning the M2 .50-caliber Machine Gun, a fragmentation grenade thrown by an insurgent fell through the gunner's hatch into the vehicle. Reacting quickly, he yelled "grenade," allowing all four members of his crew to prepare for the grenade's blast. Then, rather than leaping from the gunner's hatch to safety, Private McGinnis made the courageous decision to protect his crew. In a selfless act of bravery, in which he was mortally wounded, Private McGinnis covered the live grenade, pinning it between his body and the vehicle and absorbing most of the explosion.

Private McGinnis' gallant action directly saved four men from certain serious injury or death. Private First Class McGinnis' extraordinary heroism and selflessness at the cost of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

NavyJames J. McGorry
By James F. McGorry, Longmeadow, MA USA
In memory of my uncle, who was killed in action as an ARM, Air Group AG-10, USS Enterprise, in 1942. Although I never knew him, his eternal sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Marine Robert T. McGeeney
By John McGeeney, Kingston, NY
One of "The Walking Dead". Served two+ tours in "Nam. born 6-21-46, died 5-26-2005 of an anuerism, at V.A. Hospital in Albany, N.Y. Laid to at Saratoga National Cemetary." You lead the way, brother, and I will be there to join you as it has always been. Did you know that you are my hero? Semper Fi... MARINES... OOHRAH!!!!

MarineCapt Michael McGreevy
By Ron McCormick, Fruitland Park, FL USA
I will never forget you guys. 1/5 Marines and Corpman who died March 20, 1989 near Pohang, Korea.

ArmyDwaine U. McGriff
By Anna McGriff, Cullman, AL USA
On Dwaine's second tour of duty in Vietnam Dwaine was wounded on 7 September 1970. His many citations, awards and medals reflect not only his usefulness to his country but his deeds of heroism in serving his fellow troops. The purple heart reminds us of the wounds received in combat that would cause permanent injury and physical agony that would follow him to the day of his death, on 7 January 1999. Through his 40 plus operations and all his suffering, while never complaining, he has always said he would serve his country all over again. He was a soldier's soldier. His service to his family was undeniable, and their love for him unmeasured. He was a family's family man.

Air ForceFredrick Franklin McIntire MSGT
By Rick McIntire (Adopted Son), Amarillo, TX USA
Served in the Korean War. A good friend and father. Passed away May 1, 1996

ArmyWilliam Robert McIntosh, Jr. Ser. No. 38130039, SSgt., U.S.A.
By Rita Susan McIntosh McBride, McAlester, OK USA
Hq. 2nd Bn., 322nd Inf. Reg., 81st Div., Ft. Rucker, AL (June 1942 - Sept. 1943; Co. A 115th Inf. 29th Div. 1st Bn., 115th Inf. Reg., 29th Div.

Cited by Maj. Gen. Charles H. Gerhardt "for fighting with the Twenty-ninth infantry division from D-day to St. Lo" ... "where the taking of every 500 yards was a major battle"; awarded 4 bronze medals; Battles and Campaigns--Normandy GO 33 WD 45 Rhineland GO 40 WD 45; Northern France GO 46 WD 45; Central Europe GO 48 WD 45

Born May 4, 1919 - Died April 4, 1998. A good son, brother, father, husband, grandfather, soldier, and Choctaw Indian. My best friend.

ArmySGT. Miles E. (Mac) McIntyre Jr.
By Dorene McIntyre / Lee, "Daddy's 'Little Princess'", Boise, Idaho
My father was so very proud of his military partisipation. He proudly served with the 345th Bomb Group - 501st Squadron. He passed away Feb. 22, 1994... Daddy I have always been proud to be your 'little princess' But even MORE so your daughter. God Bless and Sleep in the peace you help to win for All Of Us!!!

ArmyVernon "Pig" McKinnon
By Angie Jackson, Greenville, TX USA
This is in memory of my cousing Vernon "Pig" McKinnon, POW WWII German War, we thank him and all others for their service in the military, and wars such as WWII!

POW/MIAJames Henry McLean
By Jason Bachman, Reno, NV USA
Somewhere out there I'm certain that the memory of James H. Mclean brings tears to the heart, although I never the man, as he is my adopted MIA serviceman, and will do my best to bring him home! May the Lord watch over him, wherever he may be.

MarineCpl. James D. McLeod
By Waverley T. McLeod, Sr., Fayetteville, N.C.

NavyMichael J. McMackin
By Kevin M. McMackin, PNC(SW), USN-Retired, Slidell, LA USA
Until his death on September 15, 1997, my dad was extremely proud of his service in World War II. He served along with this brothers Bill & Pete. He was a member of VFW Post 7502. He is deeply missed.

NavyWilliam Joseph McMackin
By Elizabeth Lovelace, Chesterfield, Virginia USA
My father served in the United States Navy during W.W.II. He was born December 1924, passed away at home, February 1994 . He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. He was a devoted Husband to Eleanore, Proud Father of Bill, Elizabeth, and Ellen, and loving grandfather to Eric, Christopher, Tracyanne, Brandon, Kyle, Matthew, Brian, and Samatha Jean. And since then, he became a great-grandfather to Eniqueke, and Akili. I have read parts of my dads diary, it told of Iwo Jimo, Guam, Leyte, Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Stories of hurricanes, fear, death of friends, and missing the USA and his family. I will always be proud of my dad and miss him all the time. Every night in my prayers I thank him, his brothers, and all his fellow military for doing their part to keep this country free. May God keep them all safe always. Thank you.

NavyJim McMahan died in February 1999, at age 79
By Eugene Watson, Viet Nam Veteran STRATCOM, First Signal Brigade
He served in the Pacific against the Japanese, served over 20 years on ships, including the San Jacescinto, the Hornet, and others. He saw plenty of action in the Pacific sea battles. Born and raised in Lockhart Texas, died in New Orleans, La. after retiring from working on dredging operations along the Mississippi for 17 years.

NavyRalph McMahan
By Eugene Watson, Viet Nam Veteran STRATCOM, First Signal Brigade
Served in the US Navy during the Second World war, now deceased, died in 1988, served as a CB.

MarineRobert S. McManus
By Kelly McManus, Largo, FL USA
By Kathi McManus, Florence, SC USA
By Kelly McManus,
My name is Kelly McManus and my father, Robert S. McManus recently passed on May 27th 2000. He served with the USMC and recieved an honorable discharge. I am unsure of the year, however. I don't have much information. I do know that his memorial will be at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas within the week. If you have any other information on my father I would like to request the years he served and any other information you could provide. E-Mail me at: I would very much appreciate this if at all in your power.

By Kathi McManus,
Honorably discharged, suffering medical problems later in life, Daddy passed away May 27, 2000 in Topeka, Kansas. He has two daughters, Kathi & Kelly McManus, who love him very much and want others to know he was loved by them. He left behind a mother-in-law, Emily Phillips, and his best friend, Norm Beaucheck, who loved him very much also. He was smart and considerate and spent his last years helping the community he belonged to, up until his last days, always proud to have been a Marine. We miss you & are proud to be a part of YOU. "HOO-rah!"

ArmySp/4 Joe McRill
By Anonymous
Sp/4 Joe McRill, Mo NationalGuard in Kennett, Mo died in March of 1987. He was a Military Police for the Missouri National Guard. He is sadly missed & forever remembered by everyone.

MarineEdward James Mcune
By Charles Francomano, Brookhaven, NY USA
God Bless you Uncle Eddie. Semper Fi. With all my love. Your God son Charlie

ArmyAngle Lusi Ortix Medina
By Lichi
In loving memory of my father (1923-1983). He served in the Korean war. He enlisted in 1947. In 1952 he was wounded and had his left leg partially amputated. This marked the end of his army career. He was later awarded the purple heart for his bravery. This meant alot to him, because, he was very proud to have served his country. My father was a wonderful man, a great soldier, but most of all, a great father. So Papi, this is my special tribute to you, my hero.

Me haces mucha falta y te quiero mucho, Lichi

Army PFC Edward (Eddie) Medina
By Vicente G Salgado, Calexico, California
Eddie you are a very dear friend that I well miss very much, and your jokes you always had a good one. You could have me lauging all the time. You were also a super sax player and I loved to hear you play. You were drafted into the U.S. Army in June of 1969, and served a tour in Vietnam. You came back our hero and went to work for the San Diego,Ca. Police Deptment. You retired after years of faithful service to the SDPD. Soon after you became very sick. What you had was cancer that was caused by Agent Orange. I remeber how anger you were because of your illness. But you lost your fight with cancer and you were only 58 years old at the time of your death, Febuarge 2004. That year was a terrible one for me. I lost you in Feb. my brother (Chuchi) in July, and Hector in September, all were 58 years old and dieded in 2004. ALL THREE to Agent Orange. SO please read and get your Congressman to CO-SPONSOR the bill. This will give our veterans honor and a place where heroes are. Our Agent Orange veterans are not second-class veterans.

ArmyCorporal Odell J. Medlin
By Vanessa Lubarsky, Lexington, NC
We took him to the VA hospital Thanksgiving of 1995 the weds at 715 he closed his eyes the last time. The last words we heard were about the war. He came through alot back then. Oh Daddy how I miss you.

NavyAlexander "Buster" Medylo
By Anonymous
Died at Pearl Harbor on the USS Bunker Hill

Army Edward Gustav Meier
By Carol M. Taylor-Lanza, Niles, OH
World War I, Sgt. Co L 28 Infantry

Ed was wounded but was patched up and sent back and continued to serve until he was dicharged. He received the Purple Heart and several other service metals. He is buried in New Catholic Cemetery, Spring Lake Township, Pierce County, WI.

Air Force1st Lt. Harvey E. Meitner
By John Meitner, Baraboo, WI USA
In memory of my Father, killed as a pilot of a C-47 on 17 July 1945, as his plane crashed into a mountain on the island of Mindoro in the Phillipines. I was 5 at the time, my younger brother just 3. The loss has been so great that the two of us and my mother still cannot speak of the matter. His is a true example of devotion to his family and country, along with all the others. We shall meet again some day.

ArmyChester M. Melton
By Lanta Shook, Thompson, GA USA
Dad, we miss you and love you very much... You was a Hero to all of us as you was to your Country...

Air ForceJames Allen Melvin T.Sgt.
By Jackie L. Holden, Tucson, Arizona
Died unexpectedly at Minneapolis, Minn where he was stationed with the United States Air Forces attached to the 514th Air Defense Group of the United States Air Force at international Airport in Minneapolis. Born on July 4, 1915, died December 3, 1953. I never got to know him as I was only 7 years old at the time of his death. I have a letter he wrote to my mother May 11, 1945 while he was in Germany, a wonderful memory. He has heard of wonderful news, the war in Germany is over and he cannot wait to get back home to his loving family. He was acting on a general order to the men of the 75th infantry division of the end of the war in Germany, May 8, 1945. The letter was written on the back of this general order!

ArmyCatalino Hernandez-Mendez
By His Family from Puerto Rico
To my father who passed away 6 yrs. ago. He served in the Korean War as Staff Sargeant 65th Infantry Regt Army. We his children, and family miss hearing his experiences and pain in the war, but most of all we miss him.

NavyChief Petty Off. Marion Thomas Mewbourne
By Tommie Jean Mewbourne Turner (Daughter), Prattville, AL USA
U.S. Navy WWII -MIA Submarine: CISCO

ArmyPvt. George Leonard Meyers
By Randy William Meyers, Decatur, IL
Leonard, as Family and Friends knew him. I myself, did not know him personally because he died in the Line of Duty at the age of 21yrs old on August 9, 1944, Normandy, France. WWII. He was with 12 Infantry, 4th Infantry Div. Which landed on Utah Beach. So I say, to the Uncle I never knew, Thank You for the sacrifice you made. God rest your soul, and because of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made, there is Hope to meet you some day. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

ArmyWilbert D. (Rusty) Meyers
By Gloria Meyers Newman, Hooversville, PA USA
My father served in the military during WWII. He was in the Army stationed in Europe. He never spoke much about his time over there, but when he did, we knew exactly how he felt. Proud. That's why I'm glad I found your site. When my father passed away in 1997, we found out exactly how much this country has slighted it's veterans. We should thank every single veteran every day, not just once a year. He was not going to get a Military Burial, but thanks to my husband we finally got the honors my father deserved. I only wish that others won't have to go thru what my family did when their loved ones pass away. But, they will. God Bless you and this site for the opportunity to show how much we love our veterans.

NavyWesley Michell (11/1942 - 9/1945)
By Diane I. Michell, New York, NY USA
My father was 38 when he enlisted in the Navy. He served in the Seabees Division and was stationed on Guam and participated in numerous waves on Guadulcanal. He died in 1963 and is buried in Pinelawn National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Unfortunately, most of my memories are from my childhood. I was 7 when he enlisted and I remember that he sent me a "Waves" uniform to wear. My parents divorced when I was 3 and as a teenager and young adult I was always too busy with my friends so I never really got to know him from an adult viewpoint. I regret this and miss him very much.

Army Alvin O. Mickalson
By Cheryl Thorson, Nacogdoches, TX USA
My great-uncle Alvin never made it home from W.W.II, he was KIA November 16, 1944 in Europe. Although I never knew him, I have much respect for his memory and the sacrifice he and others made for this country. (Twin brother to Kenneth Mickalson) You will never be forgotten.

ArmyKenneth B. Mickalson
By Cheryl Thorson, Nacogdoches, TX USA
My grandfather served in World War II in Europe until his discharge in 1946. He passed away December 4, 1998 at 79 years of age... Grandpa- We all love you and miss you and one day will all be together again.

Army Horace 'Skip' Middleton
By Phil DeSanto, Terre Haute, Ind.
He served in WWII with the 5307th. (Merrill's Maruaders) and was KIA on July 12, 1944. Though his remains were never found, he is never forgotten.

ArmyJewel Ellington Middleton
By Sherry Dupre, Alvord, TX USA
He served in the Army from 1944 through 1946. He was a K9 officer; he was drafted while being married with 2 children and over the age of 30. He was in Co. E 30th Bn PFC. He was a wonderful grandfather to me and died of complications of Parkinson's Disease in September, 1988 in Houston, Texas.

POW/MIAPvt. Stanley Mieczkowski
By Patricia Tredway
Pvt. Stanley Mieczkowski, Newport Center, PA was a member of I Co., 31st Infantry Regt., Philippine Division. He was a defender of Bataan and was captured by Japanese forces. Stanley survived the Bataan Death March, but died at Camp O'Donnell on June 8, 1942 as a Prisoner of War. He was 19 years old.

NavyJulius Mikula U.S.S. Palmer(DMS-5), KIA 1/7/45, Lingayen Gulf
By Sig Mikula, Phila., Pa.
You would of been my uncle, but you died before I was born. Would like to have known you.

Army Mosco Mills
By Shirley Meade, Riverview, MI
Served in the U.S. Army in WWII, POW 1944-1945. Enlisted for Korea were he was declared KIA in 1951. This honor has been too long in the coming. Thank you for your sacrifice. I'll keeping searching till I find all the answers to what happened to you.

ArmyGeorge Buente Millard
By Sally Jackson, Tacoma, WA USA
George Millard enlisted during WWII into the Army Chemical Corps. He ended up serving on Gen. George Patton's staff working with the French Undergroud developing transportation routes. He served His Lord and Master all of his life as a wonderful son, Boy Scout, father (4 daughters), husband and professor of chemistry for 31 years at Yakima Valley College. We miss him dearly.

ArmySP4 Charles Eugene Miller
By Elva Williams US Air Force 308 TFS Viet Nam
Born December 5, 1945 killed in action May 1, 1967 at Quang Tin, Viet Nam... Charles was really a great friend. He was always there for his friends to help them any way he could. He was one that you could depend and rely on...Gone but not forgotton. Rest in Eternal Peace, my friend...

ArmyCharles Hobert Miller
By Tim Goins, Dayton, OH USA
In memory of my grandfather who passed away on April 8th 2000. He was never in a battle, but like the rest of the verterans, he stood for what he knew was right, For all of us to be free! We love you and truly miss you.

Love Tim

ArmyElijah Wallace-Miller (Vietnam Era)
By Dorothy Miller, Staten Island, New York
My husband, Elijah kept secrets. He never told me what he did or saw, but I knew from the way his life was affected his sacrifice was special. Elijah Passed away May 24th, 2000. He is interred at Calverton National Cemetery. Rest In Peace, from Wife, Dorothy and sons, Michael Elijah, Titus Shaka, Abraham Gabriel and Andrew Israel. Always in our hearts.

MarineFonzie Miller
By Larry Miller, Sulphur, OK USA
Being a Disabled vet I know now how much his military service meant to him. Daddy, I will see you soon.

MarineFredrick Wayne Miller
By William H. Newsome (Bill), Smithfield, NC USA
Freddy Miller was KIA Vietman on Thuresday, afternoon, April 21, 1966. I think of him every day as I grow older. I wonder if I could have done more.

ArmyLloyd Miller II
By Aundra Miller, Naples, FL

MarineJohn C. (Jack) Miller
By Ryal Haakenson
More than two years after Marine Captain John C. (Jack) Miller survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he led his amphibious battalion onto Saipan. In June 1944, Miller, then a Lieutenant Colonel, was riding in an amphibious tractor, assigned to capture the island of Saipan, when he and his fellow Marines were met by heavy Japanese resistance. He was hit in the right shoulder by gunfire. Then, after reaching the shore, a grenade exploded between his feet.

On Easter morning 1945 Miller was among about 18,000 troops who landed on the island of Okinawa.

After the war, Miller held a number of commands including Director of the Education Center in Quantico, Virginia. He was promoted to Colonel in 1951 and to Brigadier General in 1959. He retired in 1965 after a 30 year career in the U.S. Marine Corps.

General Miller's military medals included two Purple Hearts, a Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars and a Presidential Unit Citation.

General Miller was born Christmas Day 1912 in Lake Andes, South Dakota and died of natural causes July 29,2000 at his Vista, California home. He was 87.

ArmyJoseph W. Miller, Jr.
By Christine Grott, San Dimas, CA
Joseph Miller, Jr. served in the Korean conflict and served two tours of Vietnam. He passed away March, 1999 after suffereing from many years from the affects of lung and heart disease. He would not like that I have posted his remembrance here, as he was a humble man and felt his military service was his life's duty. He proudly served his country as his career. He is sadly missed by his family.

ArmyRonald Miller
By Ann Miller, Long Island, NY
i would like to say thank you dad for serving this country and fighting for our country sorry that what was helping you turned to do more harm then good sorry about the agent orange dad sorry that you did not get to see me grow up i have two grandsons now and tell them about you love you your the best
love your girls

MarineStephen P. Miller
By Bruce Immel, Lakewood, CA USA
In loving memory of a great friend. Your sacrifice and those of others will live in my heart for ever and ever... Amen.

Merchant MarinesArmy SFC. Wallace F. Miller Ret. 1944 Merchant Marine( 17 years old) - 1945-1968 U.S. Army
By Paul Miller (pensioned veteran) DAV VFW, Burlington, Vermont
Wally or Sarge,as he was called first served in the Merchant marine,as he was to young for the army. When he became of age he went into the army as a grunt. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone inn 1946-47. Then at the start of the Korean War he was a combat infantry men, he rose to the rank of E-5 there and was awarded his C.I.B. and other various medals. After a couple of state side duties we went to Verdun France with him from 1957-1961. He was in the Signal Corps there and the Army Photographer. Then in 1961 we went to Ft. Bliss,Texas. In 1965 he was re-assigned to Fort Sill in Oklahoma. From there in 1965 he went to Viet Nam and was with the Big Red One. There he received his Star for his C.I.B. and the Bronze Star and various other medals. He retired in 1968 at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. After working in the civilian parade for some years he completely retired,just to go fishing and have fun on the flea markets. dad passed away in the veterans hospital in Vermont in 1999 from complications of Agent Orange. During his retirement from the service he never talked about his war experiences,while he lost many good friends in the wars. He always said, that he was sworn to secrecy and would not to talk about his tour in Viet Nam. His death was violent, but in his last moment the priest ,doctors and my mom and I all witnessed him seeing, waving and talking to his old comrads in arms. Dad I know where y ou are and you have to have one heck of a fishing pole where you are. Catch the BIG ONE and show it to your buddies. from your sons. SFC. Dennis W. Miller US Army Retired, Sp/4 Paul Miller (pensioned), Gerald Miller US Amy Veteran.

POW/MIAW1 William Patrick Milliner
By Ramona, Bloomingdale, IL USA
This is dedicated to W1 William Patrick Milliner. William disappeared almost 30 years ago.It is time for William to come home. Please help us to bring all our men HOME. Please visit William at:

ArmyCarl Griffen Milstead
By Carol Milstead (Daughter), Silsbee, Texas
My father died in November of 1999, one of the last of his kind. A War World II Hero. He was wounded in action, received the purple heart, oak leaf cluster, Silver Cross & Bronze Star.He was one of the brave men who hit the beach at Normandy. A combat Medic cited for bravery & Valor. Our brave precious soldier... we salute you.

Army Dewey Minton
By Larry Puckett, Hamilton, Ohio
Uncle Dewey was a 2nd Lt with the 29th Infantry Div. He fought at Omaha Beach during allied invasion of Normmandy and at the Battle of St-Lo. He was awarded the Silver Star, 4 Bronze Stars, 2 Purple hearts and many more. He was also a POW for a time. He passed away 8-26-07. He is now in Heaven because he trusted Christ as his Savior. The most giving man I have ever known.

ArmyThomas J Minton
By Larry Puckett, Hamilton OH, USA
In loving memory of my "my ole cuz" who passed away Feb 12 2000. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Tom was one of a kind and will be missed by his family and friends. He is with his Lord now and one day we shall meet again

ArmyWilliam M. Minton
By Larry Puckett, Hamilton, OH USA
In loving memory of "Uncle Bill" who passed away in Jan 1992. He was a veteran of WW II. We miss his wonderful good humor and his keen witt.

ArmyJessie Foster Miracle
By Brittany Miracle, Kentucky
If you know my grand father Please e-mail me at I would love to here what people have to say about him

Air Force The Crew of 42-6359 "Missouri Queen" 462nd Bomb Group
By Sparky Corradina, Vineland, New Jersey
MIA December 7, 1944. You are not forgotten, even though your government has. You have earned the right for a search and for your remains to come home for the proper burial you so deserved. I haven't forgotten and never will.

Sparky Corradina

ArmyCharles W. Mitschele Jr. S/Sgt.
By Bill Mitschele, Lake Havasu City, AZ USA
My Dad served in the China-Burma-India Theater from May '44-Dec.'45. In loving memory of you and your service. Died May 12, 1995. Buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

NavyWilliam J. Moak
By Sandra L. Rarick, Slingerlands, NY USA
Our Father, WILLIAM J. MOAK, was in the U.S. Navy during WW2. He was a Gunner with the 5th Torpedo Squadron flying off the U.S.S. Yorktown in 1944. He received two purple Hearts and an Oakleaf Cluster. He passed away at the Stratton Veterans Medical Center, Albany, New York on February 7, 2001. The greatest gift we ever had, was a gift from God, we called him DAD. With love from his wife, Betty, and his children, Sandy, Danny, David, Julie and Sherry.

Air ForceLarry E. Moffis
By Wanda Moffis, Fair Grove, MO USA
In memory of a Beloved husband and father. We love and miss you more every day. USAF~ Viet Nam 1966-67


Marine Leroy Molampy
By Norma Molampy
My husband LeRoy served two tours of duty in Chu-Lai, Viet Nam from 1966/67, and 1969/70. He was an E-5, and his field was Aviation Ordnance. Though he went on home ahead of us to be with the Lord, he is never far from the thoughts of our children Roy, Pamela and Elizabeth. He served our country with pride and dignity and in the eyes of our grandchildren, children, and myself we are so very proud of you. Until we meet at Heaven's gate, know that we love and miss you.

ArmyBarry Molettiere
By David Molettiere Jr., Quakertown, PA USA
In memory of my uncle, whom I never got to meet. He died in Vietnam on Feb 25. Even though I have never met him, I feel I am close to him, because I also served in the armed forces. My father misses him so much-it was his only brother and he rarely talks about him. This year, 1999, Barry Molettiere was honored in the Memorial Day parade in Lansdale, PA. I honorably rode in the car that had his picture among other things of his. I wore my Marine Corps dress blues proudly. You are gone, Uncle Barry, But you will never be forgotten. Love your nephew,
Dave Molettiere

NavyPR3 Emil Monaldi
By Lisa Christianson, San Diego, CA USA
Died suddenly, 02 October 1995 beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather Papa, you are always in our hearts...

Army Elmer David Mondon United States Army Marksmanship Unit
By Janet Hocking-USAF, Columbus, Ga
Sergeant First Class (Retired) Elmer D. Mondon, 62, died in Columbus, Georgia, on Monday, July 15, 2002. SFC Mondon was a former USAMU Service Rifle shooter.

SFC Elmer D. Mondon joined the Army from Virginia, Illinois. He later served two years in Vietnam earning the Combat Infantryman's Badge along with other decorations. "Elmer D." as his teammates would address him, began his marksmanship career in the mid 1960's working his way up to the "All-Army" level by shooting with several Army Area Marksmanship Training Units (MTU) including Third Army and USAREUR. Following short assignments with these MTUs and the Service Rifle National Trophy Group, he was assigned to the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) at Fort Benning, Georgia. SFC Mondon, was known for his Long Range and Rapid Fire team shooting ability. During his shooting career with USAMU, he was a member of numerous winning and record setting Army Service Rifle Teams. SFC Mondon added much to team moral with his humor, singing, and guitar playing. He believed in the team concept and always did his best to instill pride in those who served at the "Home of Champions." He shot in the California Olympics and is remembere for his spirit. God Bless his memory.

NavyMichael, A. Monsoor (Iraq)
By A Grateful Nation
Rank and Organization: Master-At-Arms Second Class (Sea, Air And Land), United States Navy
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as automatic weapons gunner for Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 29 September 2006. As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army Sniper Overwatch Element, tasked with providing early warning and stand-off protection from a rooftop in an insurgent held sector of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Petty Officer Monsoor distinguished himself by his exceptional bravery in the face of grave danger. In the early morning, insurgents prepared to execute a coordinated attack by reconnoitering the area around the element's position. Element snipers thwarted the enemy's initial attempt by eliminating two insurgents. The enemy continued to assault the element, engaging them with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. As enemy activity increased, Petty Officer Monsoor took position with his machine gun between two teammates on an outcropping of the roof. While the SEALs vigilantly watched for enemy activity, an insurgent threw a hand grenade from an unseen location, which bounced off Petty Officer Monsoor's chest and landed in front of him. Although only he could have escaped the blast, Petty Officer Monsoor chose instead to protect his teammates. Instantly and without regard for his own safety, he threw himself onto the grenade to absorb the force of the explosion with his body, saving the lives of his two teammates. By his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

ArmyDennis P. Moon
By Unknown
Along with "Betsy" he served in the "Nam" I owe that man a rest of gratitude. I love and Miss him as well I'm sure the rest of our family does miss him too. WE LOVE YOU DENNY.

ArmyCalton L. [Bubba] Moore
By Russell Moore, Hastings, Okla.
Bubba saw action on Angaur Sept. 44 was wounded Oct. 2. He never talked about it. I am his son and am very proud of him and all vets. I teach and will not let their deeds go untold. God bless all who served.

Army CPL Eldon Joseph Moore
By Tina M Aden, Missouri
Served in the Korean War. This is my father, and I am very proud of him. He adopted me when I was 2 1/2 years old. For that I owe him my life.

ArmySgt. Harold W. Moore 83rd 331st M Company
By Karen, Connie, Kathy & Gary, the children of Harold & Marie Moore, Iowa
Our father passed away of cancer in 1982. He did not speak of the war (1942-1945), so as of late we are trying to trace his history in WW2 with M Company.

To our parents... May you and mom rest in the calm and security of heaven together. You were together during WW2 and now, in God's arms you are at rest. Love and missed by your children. Love you to pieces.

MarinePOW/MIACapt. Jack E. Moore, III USMC
By 1st Lt. J. Daniels, USMC-JAG, San Diego, CA USA
Captain Moore Died 15 JAN 00 in a gun fight protecting a female subject from harm. He served his country well by defending the least as well as the most. He died with honor much the same as he returned from the camps. The family and friends will bury him tommorrow at noon in a private plot.

Captian Moore will be greatly missed by all.
Krystal Dawn Kirby,
For the Lt.

Army1st Lt. James Moore
By James Moore Richter, Modesto, CA USA
From the letters my grandparents received from those who knew and fought with my Uncle during WW2, we learned that a young man gave his life at 23 years of age. He was described as an officer who put his men's safety above his own welfare and was liked and respected by all who knew him. He received the Silver Star for his efforts while crossing the Rhine River under heavy German fire. My sisters and I, although never knowing him, have had many thoughts concerning Jim. His influence and presence have been missed buy us. His life was taken in the struggle to free the world from an evil regime. We thank you, Uncle Jim, for giving of yourself that we may live in a better world. We will not forget you.

ArmySSG.Michael W.Moore
By Peter Forthofer, Fayetteville, NC
Mike Moore was killed in 1982 in California on a jump that was too windy. The jump was not called off. All to impress a General. The jump was known to every one as Death drop 82. The unit he was with was 618th/307th ENGR Bn or 61Nasty. At the memorial service the First Sgt. could not even say his name right because he could not stand the people that worked down in the Motor Pool. This is what they wrote about him in the Memorial Service biography.

He was the first NCO on the job each morning and was esteemed to be one of the best Jump Masters in the Battalion. He was a devoted to his family and spent much of his off time working on his equipment.

Air ForcePOW/MIACMSGT. Thomas Moore
By Diane Moore, Augusta, GA USA
My dad, Cmsgt. Thomas Moore went missing in action on 10-31-65 in the Bein Hoa province of Vietnam while trying to return to base. He was with 3 other airman, Cmsgts. Sam Adams, Charles Dusing, and one other who escaped. Please remember my dad, and his comrades as well as all of the other unaccounted for men and women from Vietnam, and their families. Any one knowing of the 6250th civil eng. sqd. in tan son nut in 65 please feel free to email me trying to find info on his unit.

ArmyPfc. Leroy Morris
By Milton W. Harden, Kline, S.C.
My uncle landed at Utah Beach on Normandy's shores on June 6, 1944, and fought in ensuing engagements in France and Germany. He died Sept. 27, 1997. A dearly beloved son, brother, and uncle, he served his God and country well.

ArmyS/Sgt. Willard Morris Moore, Sr.
By Brown's Funeral Services, Inc. of Warrenton, NC.
Willard Moore Sr. was one of the 14 children of the late Harvey and Nancy Whitlow Moore born Dec. 27, 1923 in the town of Roba, in Macon County, Ala. He died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000. After attending Tuskeegee Institute, in 1941 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. While stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., he met and married the former Norma Katherine de Freese of Hillburn, N.Y., who was also stationed there as a WAC. Following their discharges in 1945, they made their home in Hillburn, N.Y., where their four children were born and raised. They also lived 20 years in Pine Bush, N.Y., where he retired from the Operating Engineers Local 825 A of New Jersey before moving to North Carolina. Having lived in the Liberia community of Warren County since 1979, Willard leaves to mourn: his wife, Norma de Freese Moore, and daughter, Daria Moore Holcomb, both of the home; another daughter, Nancy Moore Lipscomb, of Weston, Ct.; two sons, Willard Morris Moore, Jr. of Warrenton, NC and Christopher Moore of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his three brothers, Marcus, Dowell and Nathaniel Moore, all of Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren, several in-laws, and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be laid to rest in the Gentle Pilgrim Baptist Church Cemetery in Union Springs, AL.

ArmyFrank D. Moorman
By Gail Murphy Harding, USA
Frank was a very good friend of my late brother. The summer before they went into the service the 2 of them came to Virginia to see me & my family.

I had never met Frank before, but we stayed up throughout the nite talking & drinking Kool-Aid, as he held my 3 month old baby girl. He could not put her down. This man loved children so much, he kept saying if he laid her in her crib, she might wake up, so he preferred to hold her.

A gentle, sweet young man, who went on to serve in Vietnam.

It was there in January 1969 that he became MIA. By now I knew his sister & her family, & at their request wore the silver bracelet with his name.

1976 arrived & our government found a leg bone & a tooth. They claimed these belonged to one of 2 men & changed status to KIA for both Frank & the other young man.

Again, at the request of the family, my daughter & I left our 2 bracelets on the grave at Arlington with these 2 names.

How is it possible, but in 1992 or 1993, I FOUND A BRACELET with Frank's name on it? Is it the fact that my heart did not want to accept, back then, that identity could be done?

Frank's name is on The Wall, on Panel 34W, line 66.

ArmyM/Sgt. Norman P. Moran
By his Four sons, Donald, Robert, Richard and Philip
Born in Rochester N.Y. 1914, served in WWII with the 186th field Artillery, landing at Omaha Beach. Stayed in the Army and was in Korea and Vietnam. Retired in 1963. Passed away, August 2000.

ArmyGene E. Morgan
By Mary Jo Morgan O'neal, Murfreesboro, TN USA
Born Apr. 27, 1924. Later carried in the hands of God when he landed at Normandy (Omana beach) and lived to come home and become our father. Thank you Jesus. And thank you dad for teaching us the basic important issues in life... i.e. love your fellow man, and when he has a need never fail to share what you have. The Lord will supply more. My dad died June 3, 1970 - complication of diebeties at a very young age of 46. We watched a great man, strong in stature and will go down in health like a giant tree falling. But we don't question God's plan because we know his plan is perfect and one day we will see him again in heaven. He is still so greatly missed today. We love you and we miss you.
Your kids, Suzanne, Sonny and Mary Jo

ArmyKeith Moriarity
By Jennifer Kane, Pomona, CA USA
My name is my father served in the Army in Vietnam from 1966- Sept. 1967. He died on July 17, 1996 from Agent orange related cancer.

POW/MIAPFC David Wesley Morris
By Marion A. Morris, Kokomo, IN USA
In memory of my brother David Morris who was captured in Korea and died in a prison camp of malnutrition. We never learned of what happened to his body, one of the many forgotten by our government but not by his family. He served in WWII and came home safely but was drafted from the reserve after getting married and having 2 sons. All our family miss him and wish we could have had his body returned for burial in his home town of Noblesville, Indiana.

Air Force2nd Lt. Donald S. Morrison USAAC - Co-pilot of a B-24
By Donita Morrison Troglio, Los Altos, CA USA
15th Air Force, 454th Bombardment Group, 736th Bombardment Squadron Stationed: San Giovanni Field, Italy KIA: 19 March 1944, 2 days after his 25th birthday, in Northern Yugoslavia on his 5th mission when their plane was hit by flak and then downed by pursuit. Six of the crew died; 4 were able to bail out and were taken POW. Remembered by those who knew and loved him and is missed by his only child who was 8 months old when he died. In memory of my dad. I have posted a tribute to him on the web site for the Armerican WWII Orphans Network at

ArmyDwight Morse
By Martin Morse, Des Moines, IA USA
He was the best man that ever lived. He found a helmet with a hole through it probably made by a dagger. He passed away when I was 4. He won the purple heart and the Silver Star.

ArmyMelvin W. Morton
By David Nye Morton, Lewisville, Arkansas
In Honor of my Uncle who served this Country.

ArmyPrivate Nye Morton, Sr.
By David Nye Morton, Lewisville, Arkansas
This is my Grandfather. I never did get to know him or thank him for his service to this Country. I was only 2 when he Died. I did not get to thank him but I will take this opportunity to thank all Vets. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you for my FREEDOM.

POW/MIAArmy Henry Lee Mosburg
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
Capt Putnam City, OK 09-26-66

MarineRalph W. Moss, Sr. born January 22, 1944 - died March 23, 1978
By Kristen L. Moss, Thousand Oaks, CA
I miss you daddy very much. You still continue to be loved by so many people that were left behind in your untimely death. I will always be proud and feel blessed that I was chosen by God to be your daughter. I am sorry that we only had 10 short years together. One month in Okinawa and the spray of Agent Orange changed our lives forever. Thanks for being my daddy. I love you always!

ArmyDavid John Moyes
By Carol Moyes, Mount Dora, FL USA
On your birthday and on Memorial Day, I always read your autobiography that Jenny created so well. On March 10, 1943, you became a soldier. And that is David's (your grandson) birthday (3/10/87).

You were in England, Paris, Germany, Belgium, Normandy. June 7, 1944. And Mom actually joined the marines, ha! That IS funny, she was 17 years old. (but, she still has her army boots-hehee.)

David cherishes all the coins in his collection from Europe. Wish you were here. Jenny is going to break that "Moyes Curse" and get married, yes to BOB!

I miss you.

National GuardKarl V. Muehlberg, J. Major, US Army
By Karl V. Muehlberg, III, Fresno, CA USA
My dad Passed away on 19 Aug 72, as a result of injuries incurred in an auto accident. It came just six weeks after I came back from duty in "Nam, and I as a result I lost my connection back to reality and understanding. My dad was the one person I could count on for advice and consul and after this loss the world was never the same. I miss you Dad very much but I hope that you and now Mom are happy together again. I still keep the faith and always will.

Air ForceKarl V. Muehlberg, Sr. Major USAF Ret
By Karl V. Muehlberg, III, Fresno, CA USA
In November 1972 my grandfather, a career military man, passed away just three months after burying his son, Major Karl V. Muehlberg, Jr. USANG. My grand father lived a full and composite military life from his beginnings in the Arizona Militia to his work on Johnson Island in the early 1950', his military career spanned almost 44 years, two world wars and the Korean Conflict. He served in Europe with at the same time as his son, my father, and was a source of pride and respect for my brothers and me. It was because of both him and my father that I joined the military in 1967, but brecause of politiacal and personal pressures, I was the first in my family for the past four+ generations that did not make it a career. I still look to both he and my father for quidance in times of crises. Your great-grandkids think you were a great and good man. Thanks!

POW/MIAArmyMaster Sergeant Lester C. Mueller (MIA) Korea
By Stan Mueller, North Port, Fl (Douglas, Michigan) USA
In memory of my brother, Lester C. Mueller, MIA in Korea November 2, 1950. Awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action November 2, 1950 near Unsan, Korea. I am proud of my brother and praying they find the remains of his body so it can be brought home for burial in our home town of Douglas, Michigan.

ArmyTech Sgt. 5th Grade William C. Mullins
By William C. Mullins III, Independence, MO USA
Tech Sgt. 5th Grade William C. Mullins served with company C of the 765th Railway Shop Battlion, United States Army during World War II. His unit served in the Rhineland region from late December of 1944 to June 1945. After the war he returned home to Missouri and his family where he led a good life. He passed away in July 1999 and was buried with military honors. I and others in my family will miss his stories of the time that he served during World War II. He was an inspiration and his example encourage me to serve our country. We all miss him greatly.

ArmyBob Mummery April 10 1949 --- April 5th 1999
By Nancy Mummery, Vancouver, Washington
His medals include: National Defense Service Medal Viet Nam Service Medal Viet Nam Service Medal Campaign Medal Combat Infantrymans Badge And Air Medal

We are so proud of you Bob all the pain and suffering you went threw and you never complained... You gave your life for your country... You die because of the dioxions from agent orange... Till the day I die I will fight the government over these issues.... We all miss you very much I love you and always will Nancy, Jason and Jennifer we miss you so much peace....

ArmySSgt Milo LeRoy Mundell
By Sandra Pinson, Lewiston, Idaho
Born: September 21, 1988, and was killed in action in 1945 at Okinowa just before the war ended. I was his niece but he was killed before I was born and I would like to know more about him.

POW/MIAArmyDavid Louie Munoz POW VietNam 82nd Airborn, 1969
By Benjamin Munoz & Janet V. Henson (Munoz), Las Vegas, Nevada
My son came up missing in VietNam in 1969 after arriving April 28 and missing May 13, Mother's Day.

Air ForceLouie Munoz
By Benjamin Munoz & Janet V. Henson (Munoz), Las Vegas, Nevada
This was my brother who was shot down over France by the Germans in 1944. He was a tailgunner in a B17, Flying Fortress.

Coast GuardS.M.1c Douglas A. Munro
By BMC Ted Horton USCG (Ret), Castro Valley, CA USA
Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Matanikau River, Guadalcanal on 27 September 1942. As coxswain of a 36-foot Higgins boat, Munro took charge of the dozen craft which helped evacuate the surrounded elements of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. Shortly after the last marine got on board, Munro was shot and died instantly.

MarineDino Murphone
By Teresa Zigmont, girlfriend
Born 7-1-50 Died Feb 26 2000.. I loved him very much..

Army2nd Lt. Audie Murphy
By Submitted by a veteran.
The most decorated soldier of WWII, Audie Murphy was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions near Holtzwihr, France. Read about this award here It is important that we never forget people like Lt. Murphy.

ArmyDaniel F. Murphy Sr.
By Jeanmarie Murphy, Boston, MA USA
My Dad..crippled at a young age, Had 8 Children..I'm the youngest, Born to Him in His Sixties.. My Dad Fought in WW1.. Didn't come home for seven yrs.. He Died in 1981.. I love you Dad.. Can't wait till we meet again in God's Place. You are at Peace.. No more Pain.
Love You Forever & Always
Your Sunshine

MarineLynwood Roy Murphy
By Nick Wiltse, Brookings, OR USA
Lynwood "Roy" Murphy was a fine Marine who gave his life for his country on May 29th 1965, on a night ambush near Chu-Lai, South Vietnam. He was my friend, my "brother", and a damn good "UNITED STATES MARINE", who will forever be in my heart, and the hearts of his wonderful family. If I could have given my life for his, I would have surely done it, and he will always be a hero to me, as he should be to this country that he died for..... Semper Fi

MarineJohn Thomas Murphy, Jr. USMC 1966-1970
By Gail Murphy Harding, USA
John Thomas (Tommy) Murphy, Jr., was In-Country 1967-1968. When he returned, he had very little to say about his experiences. About 12/13 years after he returned, he began to open up to me, & I was informed of SOME of the hell he & his brothers & sisters experienced over there & then upon their return.

Tommy died July 25, 1997 and PTSD & Vietnam caused his death, of this I have no doubt. I had his name placed in the Book of Memories, a program developed by Friends of Vietnam Veterans Memorial began, & now governed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The ceremony at the Wall was, to say the least, very moving & it helped me gain some closure to the early passing of my little brother.

Tom was one gung-ho Marine & from the time he enlisted, until his death, he was always VERY proud to be a member of what he referred to as THE ELITE.

You are gone, now Little Bro, but NEVER to be forgotten.
Hot Sa Guy, Tommy, & Semper Fi.

Love, Gail

NavyMichael P. Murphy (Afghanistan)
By A Grateful Nation
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant, United States Navy
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy's team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his Headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

ArmySgt. 1st Class Tommy J. Murphy
By LCpl Robert E McMillan, Camp Fuji, Japan
Sgt. 1st Class Murphy was my Team Sergeant while I was TAD with JTF-FA and CILHI, on a recovery mission for U.S. MIA's in Vietnam. On 07April01 while part of an advanced party Sgt. 1st Class Murphy and six other U.S. servicemen were involved in a fatal helo crash over Vietnam. He was an outstanding leader and someone whom I will always respect. He served our country with honor.

MarineCpl Joseph E. Murray
By Kay Thompson, Fawn Grove, PA USA
In memory of Cpl Joseph E. Murray, U.S.M.C., Killed In Action on Feb. 28, 1945, on Iwo Jima. He was part of the Marine Corps 1st Bat. 27th Mar. 5th Div. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on Nov. 26, 1922 and died at the young age of 22 serving his country. His memory and service to our country will not be forgotten as well as all the servicemen and women that have gone before him and after. May God bless them all.

ArmySSG Charles A. Muserilli
By Shawn Farris, Reno, NV
Staff Sergeant Charles “Moose” Muserilli was more than a Supply Sergeant, he was a mentor, friend, and patriot. SSG Muserilli was the second soldier to be lost by 1-1 Cav during the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accord in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/IFOR

ArmyS/Sgt Francis Mussari US Army 29 Inf Div
By Joe Talerico, Levittown, PA USA
Served with pride talked little of their experience in WW2. Both suffered wounds in the leg. Two great guys and uncles missed very much, but always remembered.

ArmyPFC Samuel Mussari US Army 10th Mt Div
By Joe Talerico, Levittown, PA USA
Served with pride talked little of their experience in WW2. Both suffered wounds in the leg. Two great guys and uncles missed very much, but always remembered.

Army Carmen Mucci
By Dee Tintori, Des Plaines, Illinois
Carmen Mucci was a world war II veteran. He passed away March, 1999. He fought for our country and died believing it was the right thing to do. I loved my uncle, and our family misses him always. Thanks unc for everything. Love, deedee and the girls

Army Cpl. John Rocco Mucci Born-August 16, 1949 - Died November 21, 1970
By Mary Pittman, Addison, IL
He was my best friend, my only brother, my link in the family. He died in Vietnam on November 21, 1970 serving his country. He volunteered for his tour of duty in Vietnam and I'm sure he never regretted his decision. He was loved very much by his mother and 3 sisters and is missed beyond words. I often think about what life would be like had he survived and come home. John you are in my thoughts and I just wanted to say I love you.

POW/MIAGene Mutter
By Lori Mutter, USA

NavyStephen Mychajlonka
By Cheryl A. Weimann, Johnstown, PA USA
Boy, this is really hard, how do you share about someone who you barely knew. Mr. Stephen Mychajlonka was a World War II Veteran. Dad never shared with his family of six about the horrors of this thing we call WAR. It was only after Dad had died when Mom started sorting though all of their personal things, we came across a book, "Collier's Photographic History of World War II." As I sat and looked through this book, my heart was broken, just as I believe Dad's heart had been broken many, many, years ago. Maybe, if this book would have been understood many, many years ago, maybe this thing we call war would STOP! Dad never stopped suffering, he died after losing the function of his kidneys, he suffered again dearly for over seven years on dialisis until he finally passed away. I wrote a prose about my Dad, it's called "My Dad a Stranger." I can't tell you where my Dad was, or what he really did, the one thing I've come to realize through this explicit book is that it cannot be sold, (though the money is needed), what needs to happen is this book be shared, mabye, possibly, understood for the first time, a place where this book will never be destroyed, but preserved.

Air ForceJean Myers
By Karen Kay Stanley, Goshen, IN USA
Aunt Jean, you were truly an inspiration for nurses and women everywhere. Your drive and ambition took you to heights that very few females in the Air Force could ever obtain. I willalways respect, admire, and love you.


ArmyLuther H. Myers
By Eddie Ward, former Marine, Griffin, GA USA
My grandfather was a veteran of WWII, and he passed away on August 7, 1999! He was the greatest man that ever lived! We miss you Paw Paw, and we'll always love you! Many thanks to him and all of the veterans, past and present! As he used to say, "Keep your health and save your money!"

Semper Fi Paw Paw


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