Greg Kobasa

. . Greg Kobasa Greg Kobasa volunteered for the Navy in 1968 and served in Vietnam as a Navy corpsman attached to the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force that patrolled in I Corps. Greg served as corpsman in a combined action platoon, which included both US Marines and South Vietnamese soldiers.

Harry Kirsch

. . Harry Kirsch Harry Kirsch served with the Marine Corps during WWII. missing video/audio

David Kennedy

. . David Kennedy David Kennedy entered the US Navy on February 19, 1944 after working in a shipyard in Ambridge, PA for 10 months. He served as an engineer aboard an LST in the Pacific and left the Navy on July 14, 1946. missing video/audio

Ed Kelly

. . Ed Kelly Ed Kelly was drafted into the Navy after completing his medical internship at Mercy Hospital in 1968.  He shipped to Vietnam and served as a field medical officer with the 3rd Marine Division, a job that required him to go out on patrols and order medivac

Charles Kelley

. . Charles Kelley Charles E. Kelley–“Chuck”–grew up as a devout Catholic kid in the small, hilly community of Elliot in Pittsburgh’s West End area. He was a junior in high school when he heard news on a neighbor’s radio about Pearl Harbor.  Chuck knew that it was a matter of

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

Norman Kanel

. . Norman Kanel Norman T. Kanel was one of the first veterans to join our breakfasts in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh in 2009.  An amateur actor after the war, Norm knew how to tell a story and hold a room captive, but he didn’t need to infuse any

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

Tom Jones

. . Tom Jones During WWII Tom Jones was drafted into the Navy in 1944 and served as a part of the original crew of the USS Rankin (AKA-103), an amphibious cargo attack ship in the South Pacific.  His ship delivered cargo to many islands including Okinawa during the famed

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

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

Don Johnson

. . Don Johnson Don Johnson, a second generation veteran, joined the Coast Guard on August 4, 1964, the same day President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that the USS Maddox had been fired on in the Gulf of Tonkin.  Don was sent to Vietnam in 1967 and was stationed off

George Jock

. . George Jock During WWII, George Jock and Robert McKnight of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served aboard the Baltimore-class heavy cruiser, USS Pittsburgh (CA-72). The ship saw intense action in the South Pacific and participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The Pittsburgh is most known for towing the

Harlan Jarvis

. . Harlan Jarvis flew 73 combat missions as an engineer gunner on the “Mad Russian,” a B-26 Marauder medium bomber in the 9th Air Force, 386th Bombardment Group, 553rd Bombardment Squadron in Europe. The six-man crew had trained for skip bombing missions in North Africa, an experimental technique where planes

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

Frank Hynds

. . Francis “Frank” Hynds was born in The Bronx, New York City. By his own admission, Frank wasn’t a very good student but he was smart enough to know that joining the Coast Guard in the 1950s would be a good job for a kid looking for his start in

Robert Hurt

. . Robert Hurt Bob Hurt’s administrative career in the Army Air Corp started as a result of returning home late from a night out during basic training at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana.  As required, he was standing in line to receive the wrath of the 1st

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