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

Bob Hilinski

. . Bob Hilinski Bob Hilinski entered the US Navy in July 1943.  He served in the engine room aboard an amphibious landing craft and participated in the Normandy invasion; landing at Omaha Beach.  After leaving the Navy in 1945, he was called back to duty to serve in Korea. 

Herb Hatfield

. . Herb Hatfield Herb Hatfield entered the US Navy in December 1945 as a plank gunner, and member of the original crew, aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) and served until 1947. missing video/audio Age 84, of Bloomfield, on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Beloved husband of 60

Bill Hannah

. . Bill Hannah Bill Hannah fought in the Philippines and South Pacific as a member of the US Navy. missing video/audio

Bob Guenther

. . Bob Guenther Bob Guenther entered the US Navy in September 1942. He served as a radio man aboard the USS Antwan, USS Monrovia, and HMS Alhstar Queen missing video/audio Age 92, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, of Whitehall. Husband of 65 years to Helen Milkovich; father

Joe Goritz

. . Joe Goritz was called to duty in April 1943. He was a member of the US Navy Seabees in the South Pacific. missing video/audio

Herbert Goetz

. . Herbert J. Goetz grew up in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennslvania.  He was determined to join the Navy, and so he made up for his subpar eyesight by memorizing the eye charts required to enlist.  As one of the Navy’s early radar operators in the Pacific theatre during World War

Russell Gephart

. . Russell Gephart Russel Gephart served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1946.  He was a gunner’s mate on LST 44 and landed on Gold Beach, Normandy on June 6, 1944. missing audio/video

Chuck Froetschel

. . People tend to think of the Vietnam War as a ground and air war—jungle skirmishes, napalm, villages aflame, rice patty strafing.  But the navy’s surface fleet played a significant role in the war effort as well. Some sailors served in the demure but omnipresent “brown water navy,” patrolling the

William Fisher

. . William Fisher When William Fisher first heard the news of an attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he didn’t even know where it was.  He enlisted in the Navy once he came of age a few years later, but it wasn’t until arriving at the Hawaiian

Reid Feather

. . Reid Feather During WWII, Reid Feather of Moon Township, Pennsylvania served as a Navy sonarman aboard PC-1265, a new anti-submarine patrol ship that worked the Eastern seaboard from the Caribbean to Canada.  Upon entering the service, Reid trained in Great Lakes, Illinois and then shipped to Key West,

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

Kevin Farkas

. . Kevin Farkas During the Cold War, which officially lasted between 1945-1991, Kevin Farkas served as an avionics technician in the US Navy from 1983-1987.  He was attached to an F-14 squadron (VF-74, “The Bedevilers”) that deployed with the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV 60). “When people ask me

Pat Fagan

. . Pat Fagan Of the six boys in Pat Fagen’s family, five brothers served during WWII at the same time.  Three days after Pearl Harbor, knowing he would be called, Pat enlisted in the navy because he thought it sounded better than the army. Pat was sent to naval training

Edward Ernst

. . Ed Ernst US Senator Howard Baker, Secretary of State Warren Christopher, actor Jackie Cooper, talk show host Johnny Carson, and Ed Ernst were among the select men who entered military service through the Navy’s prestigious college to commission program called “V-12.”  Ed officially entered the Navy in 1943,

Rick Erisman

. . Rick Erisman Rick Erisman of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania joined the navy, serving as a radioman from 1969 to 1973. As to why he enlisted in the service after graduating college in North Carolina he admits, “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I did want to

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

Anthony DeSalle

. . Anthony DeSalle Anthony DeSalle of Beaver Falls, PA served aboard the USS Teton (AGC-14) during WW II.  He was an able bodied Seaman, manning the rails, swabbing decks, pulling lines, working the gun stations during combat, and doing just about whatever job was sent his way to keep

Ruth D’Hert

. . Ruth D'Hert During WWII, Ruth D’Hert chose the Navy WAVES (“Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service”) because the uniforms were navy blue.  “Being a Mormon, I was looking at the uniforms, for one thing.  I decided on the WAVES because their uniforms were more conservative.  They were navy