These are Our Family Heroes:

TM1c John Robert Green, Guadalcanal, 13 November 1942

Purple Heart Medal burial flagJohn Robert Green is a World War II hero who served in USS Laffy (DD 459) and gave his life at the battle of Guadalcanal. Click this link to read more...


PVT Calvin Dale Crandall, Cassino, Italy, 07 January 1944

Purple Heart Medal Calvin Dale Crandall PhotoCalvin Dale Crandall, a young 18 year old man and newlywed went into the Army in April 1943. By January 1944 he was killed in action in the campaign to clear the Gustav line south of Rome, Italy. Click this link to read more...


PVT William Henry Martfeld, France, 14 October 1918

William H. MartfeldWilliam Henry Martfeld is a World War I hero who served as a wagoner in the 338th Field Artillery Regiment, 88th Division in the south of France. William never saw combat duty but died in France on 14 October 1918 most likely from influenza that was sweeping the entire world at the time. Click this link to read more...


MM2 Wilfred Melvin Martfeld, Pacific Theater, 1943-1945

Bill MartfeldWilfred Melvin Martfeld (Bill), served with the 60th US Navy Construction Battalion (60th Seabees) in the South Pacific and with the 19th Seabees on Okinawa. Bill deployed to the South Pacific in April 1943 serving in Australia, Woodlark (Muyua) Island, Finschhaven, New Guinea and Owi Island. He deployed to Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands on June 12 1945 and was there until the end of the war. Click this link to read more...


PFC Herbert Norman Eyl, Iwo Jima, April - August 1945

Herbert Norman Eyl PhotoHerbert Norman Eyl (Herb), served in company C of US Army's 568th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion. Company C Arrive on Iwo Jima just 45 days after it was declared secure and played a significant role in support of ongoing air operations at Iwo Jima Air Base. Click this link to read more...