Hartley Johnston

. . Hartley Johnston Hartley Johnston of Cheswick, Pennsylvania talks about his experiences as an electronics technician aboard a destroyer (USS Wiltsie DD 716) during the Korean War. 2013: Year of the Korean War Veteran The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee, authorized in the 2011

Bob Harbula

. . Bob Harbula Robert Harbula joined the Marines in 1950 and volunteered for combat duty after watching John Wayne starring in The Sands of Iwo Jima.  He wanted a war of his own.  After basic training, he became a member of G Company from the Third Marine Battalion, First

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

Rudy Golling

. . During Rudy Golling’s long military career, he served first in the Army during WW II and then in the Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from active duty in 1974, after thirty years of service.  Air Force work is often technical and highly skilled; Rudy’s

Fred Garrow

. . Fred Garrow During WWII, Fred Garrow, Jr. left his home in Uniontown, Pennsylvania and served as an infantryman in Europe with the 79th Division. He would spend a career in the army. He was twice sent to Korea during that war, but when the Vietnam War broke out

Paul Farkas

. . Paul Farkas T he day after he graduated high school in 1948, Paul Farkas reported for duty with the US Navy.  After a sweltering hot summer boot camp at Great Lakes, IL, he trained extensively in Millington, TN to be an aviation mechanic.  From there, Airman Farkas arrived

Paul Eibeck

. . Paul Eibeck Paul Eibeck served in the Army during the Korean War. missing video/audio 2013: Year of the Korean War Veteran The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee, authorized in the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill, is dedicated to thanking and honoring all

Virginia Eberharter

. . Virginia Eberharter Long before World War II caught the attention of the United States, Virginia M. Eberharter of Connellsville, PA wanted to be a nurse; she wanted to be of service to people in need.  It was such a determined decision for a young high school freshman, but

Gerard Driscoll

. . Gerard Driscoll During World War II, Gerard Driscoll tried to join the navy when he was sixteen. His effort to join was thwarted when the recruiter discovered that Gerard had changed the date on his birth certificate. Undaunted in his efforts to be at sea during the war,

Daniel Cohen

. . Daniel Cohen Daniel Cohen is author of Single-Handed-The Inspiring True Story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin-Holocaust Survivor, Korean War Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient. Video short features the voices of Tibor Rubin, Sgt. Leo Cormier, US Rep. Alan Lowenthal, Daniel Cohen, and Kevin Farkas. Episode 18 |

Windell Boggess

. . Windell Boggess There are a lot of things Windell Boggess will talk about.  He’s a friendly, good natured fellow. Likes to chat, especially around the VFW Post where he’s the handyman—and life member since 1954. Perhaps Windell’s amiableness comes from his rural upbringing in Ripley, West Virginia.  Think

Harold Betters

. . Harold Betters Harold J. Betters of Connellsville, Pennsylvania was drafted for two years into the Army during the Korean War.  As a formally trained and experienced musician he wanted to play with the 308th Army Band, but his commander wasn’t agreeable.  Although military segregation had been officially over

Herb Baugh

. . Herb Baugh Herb Baugh of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania volunteered to join the army during the Korean War. In those days the military was still segregated, and the experience left a lasting impression on Herb. Because he had worked on the railroad in Pittsburgh before the war, Herb was placed