Henry Karbowski

. . Henry Karbowski Henry Karbowski was born in the United States in 1929 but after his mother passed away when he was just 4, his father took him to Poland. After the start of WWII, he enlisted into the military in the Soviet Union but transferred to the RAF

John Justi

. . John Justi John J. Justi left his hometown of New Brighton, Pennsylvania to serve as an infantryman in the US Army during WWII. Previously as a high school senior working weekends at the Jones & Laughlin steel mill along the Ohio River, John routinely watched newly-built war-bound LSTs

Ellis Jones

. . Ellis Jones was drafted into the army on his 20th birthday in 1942. Rather than be discouraged about going off to war, he decided to have a positive attitude, to see the world, and to have a good time doing it. That attitude became his approach to the rest

Camdon Inks

. . Camdon Inks During WWII, Camdon Inks of Uniontown, Pennsylvania was an auto tire worker. It was an important job classified as critical to the homefront war effort, and he could have gotten a deferment. However, as soon as his name came up in the draft, he decided against

Art Ihrig

. . Art Ihrig missing image Art Ihrig served with the US Army during WWII. missing audio/video

John Hunter

. . John Hunter John Hunter entered the US Army in March 1943 and went to infantry basic training before transferring into the signal corps to work as a radio repairman. He spent 9 months in Europe and left the Army in November 1945. missing video/audio Listen to

Bill Hosking

. . Bill Hosking remembers a woman coming to their house and telling his family that Pearl Harbor had been bombed and he didn’t even know where Pearl Harbor was on the map.  Never heard of it!  How soon the Bill and the rest of the United States would learn about

Henry Hoffstot

. . Henry Hoffstot Henry Hoffstot went to Harvard and when he was drafted into the Army in December 1942 and joined the 44th Infantry Division as an infantryman.  He later entered the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), and then he was sent to Lincoln, Nebraska for several months to study

Bob Horne

. . Bob Horne Bob Horne entered the US Navy April 15, 1945 at just 17 years old. He served aboard the USS Luzon in the South Pacific. After serving in World War II, he went on to serve as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army. missing video/audio

Russ Henderson

. . Russ Henderson Russ Henderson was born in England, but he grew up in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. At 99, Russ can still vividly recall his time serving in US Army during WWII. He was drafted in May 1941 and served five years, first as an enlisted soldier and then an

John Hawes

. . John Hawes John Hawes served as an Army sniper in Afghanistan.  In 2006, while on patrol high in the mountains, John’s unit became pinned down by Taliban fire.  The bloody ordeal, chronicled in the book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, led to the death of

Michael Haritan

. . Michael Haritan Michael Haritan was a Dogface soldier during WW II.  He was only 20 years old when he went into the Army, serving with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division from January 14, 1943 to December 11, 1945.  Landing in North Africa, he slogged up the Italian peninsula

Paul Hanna

. . Paul Hanna Paul Hanna grew up in West Newton, a small town fed by the Youghiogheny River some twenty-five miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The Hanna family was large and close.  Patriotic.  The Hanna’s contribution to the war effort was unselfish; four sons served simultaneously.  Moe the oldest flew

Jerry Gzesh

. . Jerry Gzesh Jacob “Jerry” Gzesh of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served a short hitch in the army just after WWII.  Afterwards, in his first semester at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), the army called him up to active duty and sent him to Korea in 1950. “What was I

Dick Guenther

. . Dick Guenther Dick Guenther entered the US Army in February 1943. He was an infantryman in the 3rd Army and fought in Northern France. He landed on Utah Beach, Normandy on July 1 as a replacement. Before leaving the Army, he received the Purple Heart among other medals.

Nick Gozik

. . Nick Gozik As a young soldier in Europe during WWII, Nick Gozik of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania stood witness as Pvt. Eddie Slovik was executed by firing squad for desertion—the first US service member put to death under that charge since the Civil War. On November 19, 2011, Nick shared

Warren Goss

. . Warren Goss Warren G. Goss entered the US Army in 1943 where he served as a rifleman fighting in Europe and participating in the Normandy invasion.  Mr. Goss was a member of the 531st Special Brigade, which was one of the earliest units to land at Utah Beach.  In

Gerald Goslak

. . Gerald Goslak Gerald Goslak joined the Army at the old age of 22 and was promptly sent with his armored unit to a Cold War post near Munich, Germany.  While there, he stood guard duty at an Army stockade which was once Dachau, the notorious death camp used

Clarence “Code” Gomberg

. . Clarence "Code" Gomberg Clarence “Code” Gomberg served with the 343rd Medical Battalion during World War II.  He experience the war aboard a hospital train that traveled through France, the Netherlands and Belgium, picking up the wounded and returning them to French ports where they would be shipped to