Robert Maxwell fought for many with the famous 3rd Division from Sicily , all through Italy, and into France where he was critically wounded. Mr. Maxwell received the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of four of his fellow soldiers after jumping onto a German grenade to save their lives.
Jack Evans fought with the 90th division in the bloody hedgerows of Normandy. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for saving the life of another solider under heavy fire even though he was also wounded.
R.V. Burgin was a WWII Marine known for being portrayed in the TV Series “ The Pacific”. He fought on New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa.
“Bazooka” Joe Pietroforte was a bazooka-man who received a silver star for disabling two German tanks when by himself saving his company from getting wiped out.
Mr. Winzel fought with the 28th division during the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and was promoted after taking over a machine position for an entire night keeping the Germans at bay.
Carmen Gisi fought with the 101st Airborne with a glider regiment in which he saw heavy combat in the Netherlands and in Germany. He fought bravely for many months.
Rosie Choate is one of the last survivors of the Lost Battalion during WWII. They were captured by the Japanese in 1942 after a brief fight on the island of Java. No one knew what happened to them until 1944 when Rosie and five other men were used in a Japanese propaganda message.
Don Graves fought with the 5th marine Division on Iwo Jima as a flamethrower which was a very dangerous job as he had to get close to the enemy emplacements.
Paul Koresen flew as a pilot on B-29s in the South Pacific, mainly doing fire-bombing raids over Japan. He was the first 100 year old I met.
Bill Schott is another Iwo Jima veteran. He was in charge of positioning amtracks (which are similar to tanks) against the Japanese positions
Don Seki fought with the famous 442nd regiment comprised of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry. He lost his arm in the fighting due to a German machine gun while in France.
Daniel Nevot fought with the Free French Forces in North Africa then joined to 2nd Armored from France liberating his village all the way into Germany.