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Abrams, Alvin - Army Private
1943-1945
European Theater

Archer, John - Air Force Colonel
1942-1970      
European + North African Theaters

Ascari, Carlo S. - Air Force Captain
1943-1952          
European Theater 

Barkhorn, Bill - Army Staff Sergeant
1942-1945      
European Theater

Bell Jr., Fred W. - Army Air Force Sergeant
1942-1946          
European + Pacific Theaters
 
Benfield, Willie O. - Army Technical Sergeant
1940-1946             
Pacific Theater 
 
Benson, Agnor- Army Corporal
1943-1945        
European Theater
 
Berzon, Irving L.- Army Air Force Corporal
1943-1945           
European Theater
 
Biles, Bedford - Army Sergeant
1942-1945        
European Theater
 
Black, Sherman - Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade
1943-1946          
European Theater 

Blaikie, William R. - Marine Corps Major
1942-1953             
Pacific Theater
 
Blaine, Robert - Marine Corps Private First Class
1942-1945        
Pacific Theater 

Blied, Martin - Army Private First Class
1943-1945     
European Theater 

Blosser, Richard L.- Army Captain
1941-1946               
European + North African Theaters
 
Boucher, Laurent - Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942-1945             
Pacific Theater
 
Brandanger, Merlyn W. - Army Air Force Staff Sergeant
1942-1945                      
European + North African Theaters
 
Brandeberry, Arthur H. - Army Technical Sergeant
1942-1946                      
European Theater

Burns, Robert F. - Air Force Lieutenant Colonel
1942-1973            
European Theater 

Callaway, Joseph - Army Private First Class
1944-1946              
United States 

Clark, Alfred E. - Army + Army Air Force Staff Sergeant
1943-1946          
European + Pacific Theaters

Clements, John G. - Army Sergeant
1942-1945
European + North African Theaters
 
Clemmensen, Henry - Marine Corps Corporal
1940-1945                 
European + Pacific Theaters
 
Cousins, John E. - Navy Captain
1942-1973            
Pacific Theater 

Cutrona, Joseph F. H. - Army Brigadier General
1941-1974
European Theater

Davenport, Harold - Navy Seaman
1945-1946              
Cuba + United States

Donovan, Eris - Navy Petty Officer Second Class
1943-1945       
United States 

Donovan, Jeremiah D. - Navy Petty Officer First Class
1943-1945                   
Canada + United States

Dougherty, Charles R. - Army Air Corps First Lieutenant
1943-1946
Pacific Theater

Droz, John J. - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1942-1945      
European, North African & South American Theaters

Dufault, Roger - Army Brigadier General
1940-1976        
Pacific Theater 

Erlichman, Gilbert - Air Force First Lieutenant
1942-1955             
European Theater

Ferguson, Russell - Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944-1946              
Pacific Theater 

Fishman, Sydney - Army Sergeant
1942-1946             
European Theater 

Flood, James E. - Royal Canadian Air Force
1941-1946          
European Theater 

Foster, Bartley M. - Air Force Second Lieutenant
1942-1953              
European Theater 

Frank, Eric L. - Army Lieutenant Colonel
1940-1960      
European Theater 

Gay, George H. Jr. - Navy Lieutenant
1941-1945                   
Pacific Theater

Gerth, Donald - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1942-1945       
Pacific Theater 

Gerth, Elizabeth - Army Nurse Corps First Lieutenant
1944-1945           
Pacific Theater

Gervais, Phyllis M. - Army Nurse Corps Captain
1943-1955              
European + North African Theaters 
 
Giovannini, Adam - Army Corporal
1941-1945             
Pacific Theater 

Glasberg, Edwin - Marine Corps Corporal
1942-1945             
Pacific Theater

Gyorkos, Richard R. - Army Corporal
1943-1946                 
European Theater
 
Hale Jr., William "Nick" - Army Colonel
1943-1975                    
European Theater
 
Hawley, William "David" - Navy Lieutenant Commander
1939-1970                      
European Theater 
 
Heck, Robert - Marine Corps Captain
1943-1952      
Pacific Theater 
 
Hild Jr., John R. "Jack" - Army Air Force Sergeant
1943-1946                     
China, Burma, India Theater
 
Hodgkins, Clifford - Army Master Sergeant
1942-1945             
European Theater

Holloway, Jack - Marine Corps Corporal
1943-1945          
Pacific Theater 

Homan, John - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1943-1945      
European Theater 

Hommel, Gregory - Merchant Marines
1945-1945             
Venezuela 

Hughes, James - Army First Lieutenant
1943-1946          
European Theater
 
Hurley, William S. - Navy Petty Officer Second Class
1940-1945            
Pacific Theater 

Hurst, Jeff D. - Army First Lieutenant
1941-1946      
European Theater 
 
Innes, Joseph J. - Air Force First Lieutenant
1943-1955           
European Theater 

Jackson, Samuel "Omar" - Navy Reserves Lieutenant
1941-1946                        
Pacific Theater 

Jacob, Earl - Navy Lieutenant
1942-1947
Pacific Theater

Jennings, Byron E. - Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class
1943-1945               
Pacific Theater 

Johnson, Dr. Franklyn A. - Army First Lieutenant
1942-1945                    
European + North African Theaters 

Joy, John W. - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1942-1946      
European + North African Theaters

Kanes, Louis T. - Army Sergeant
1943-1946         
European Theater

Karakosta, Dhimitri "Jim"- Army Private First Class
1943-1945                      
Pacific Theater 

Kelber, Victor - Marine Corps Corporal
1940-1946       
Pacific Theater 
 
Kelly, Howard A. - Marine Corps Private First Class
1942-1946             
China, Burma, India + Pacific Theaters

Kelly, James F. - Marine Corps Corporal
1943-1946
Pacific Theater
 
Kessel, George L. - Army Private First Class
1943-1946              
European Theater 

Kett, John R. - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1943-1945      
European Theater 

Klobe, Arthur - Army Lieutenant Colonel
1941-1946       
European Theater 

Krug, John H. - Navy Petty Officer Second Class
1943-1946       
Pacific Theater 

Leavitt, Harold - Army Air Corps Technical Sergeant
1941-1946        
Pacific Theater 
 
Loeber, Robert J. - Marine Corps Private First Class
1943-1946             
Pacific Theater
 
Louis, M. James "Jim" - Army Private First Class
1942-1945                   
European Theater             

Lukaszek, Edward - Navy Petty Officer Third Class
1943-1945
European + North African + Pacific Theaters
 
Mamolen, Doris A. Brill - Women's Army Corps (WAC) Captain
1942-1945                     
United States 

Mandel, Herbert I. - Navy Captain
1934-1961             
Pacific Theater

Mann, Doris A. - Navy Petty Officer Second Class
1944-1946         
United States 
 
Mann, Seymour C. - Marine Corps Corporal
1943-1946              
China, Burma, India + Pacific Theaters 
 
Manoni, Joseph - Army Private First Class
1944-1945          
European Theater 
 
Marchiori, Achille - Marine Corps Sergeant
1942-1946              
Pacific Theater 

Marchisio, Richard J. - Army Corporal Technician Grade 5
1939-1945                  
Pacific Theater 

Markovich, Henry - Marine Corps Corporal
1944-1947             
Pacific Theater
 
Martin, Raymond F. - Marine Corps Captain
1942-1945                
Pacific Theater 

McCarthy, Joseph H. - Marine Corps Captain
1942-1952                  
China, Burma, India + Pacific Theaters
 
Mc. Donald, Robert W. - Army Air Force Sergeant
1943-1946                     
European Theater 

McDowell, Eugene F. - Army Major
1937-1946                 
European Theater

McGinty, Frank - Army Air Corps Captain
1940-1946         
China, Burma, India + Pacific Theaters

McKay, Kelsey B. - Army First Lieutenant
1943-1950              
Pacific Theater 

McLellan, Wayne D. - Army Private First Class
1943-1946
European Theater

Merrick, David B. - Army First Sergeant
1942-1945           
European Theater 

Merrill, B.E. "Gene" - Army + Navy Chief Petty Officer
1937-1962               
Pacific Theater 

Meyer, Peter S. - Army Corporal
1942-1945          
European + North African Theaters

Meyersburg, Robert - Marine Corps Colonel, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force
1940-1977                 
Pacific Theater 

Michaud, Albert - Army Corporal Technical-5
1943-1945          
European Theater 

Miksa, Robert - Army Staff Sergeant
1942-1945       
European Theater 

Miller, Claude - Marine Corps Sergeant Major
1942-1968      
China, Burma, India + Pacific Theaters
 
Molinari, Michael Louis - Navy Seaman First Class
1943-1946                     
European Theater 

Moriarity, Daniel K. - Navy Petty Officer First Class
1942-1945          
Pacific Theater 

Moro, Thomas D. - Navy Petty Officer Second Class
1942-1946            
European + Pacific Theaters
 
Morse, Charles W. - Air Force First Lieutenant
1942-1945               
European Theater 

Morse, George "Pat" - Army Staff Sergeant
1944-1946                  
European Theater 

Munyan, Ralph F. - Army Sergeant
1943-1946             
Pacific Theater 

Murray, Robert C. - Army Air Corps Staff Sergeant
1940-1945             
United States 

Napolitano, Dominic - Army Air Force Sergeant
1942-1945                
European Theater 
 
Newman, Frederic S. - Army First Lieutenant
1943-1946                   
European Theater
 
Oldham, Janet Bock - Women's Army Corps First Lieutenant
1942-1943                 
United States 

O'Neill, Donald - Army Staff Sergeant
1943-1946
European Theater

Ostrander, Robert G. - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1943-1945
European Theater (England, France, Germany),

Pall, Eugene N. - Army Corporal
1942-1945         
European Theater 

Payton, Edward - Army Air Force Staff Sergeant
1943-1946           
Pacific Theater
 
Peterson, Harry E. Jr. - Navy Commander
1941-1969                    
Pacific Theater 

Pointer, Jack D. - Army First Lieutenant
1943-1953           
European Theater 

Prescott, Bob - Army Air Corps
1941-1946       
China, Burma, India Theater

Ratcliff, Howell W. - Army Air Force Technical Sergeant 
1942-1945
European Theater

Reese-Harned, Vivian - Coast Guard Captain
1943-1980                     
United States 
 
Rigsby, John M. - Navy Petty Officer First Class
1942-1945           
Pacific Theater 

Robbins, Nathaly O. - Army Captain
1942-1947                 
United States 

Rogers, Courtenay - Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade
1943-1946                
Pacific Theater

Rogers, Roger W. - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1942-1945
European Theater
 
Roy, Dr. William G. - Navy Commander
1939-1960              
Atlantic Ocean + Pacific Theater + South America 
 
Rutherford, Edmun - Army Air Force First Lieutenant
1942-1946               
Pacific Theater 

Sandler, Fulton "Sandy" - Army Air Force Second Lieutenant
1942-1946                       
European Theater

Sansevero, Carl - Navy Petty Officer First Class
1940-1945           
Pacific Theater
 
Savage, Herbert - Army Colonel
1941-1962           
European Theater

Scaro, Joseph - Army Air Force Technical Sergeant
1942-1945        
Pacific Theater

Schutte, Wayne - Navy Petty Officer Third Class
1943-1947           
Pacific Theater
 
Shadid, Henry N. - Marine Corps First Lieutenant
1942-1955            
Pacific Theater

Sims, Jack A. - Air Force Colonel
1940-1968       
European + Pacific + North African Theaters

Spieth, Robert (Bob) - Air Force Colonel
1941-1966
Pacific Theater

Spinella, Frank C. - Navy Seaman First Class
1944-1946             
Pacific Theater 

Spitzer, Charles E. - Army First Lieutenant
1943-1946               
Pacific Theater

Spring, Larry H. - Navy Petty Officer Second Class
1942-1946           
Pacific Theater 

Stevens, Wilmer - Army Colonel
1939-1968           
European + Pacific Theaters

Taffet, Dr. Seymour - Army Major
1943-1946                
European Theater
 
Tallon, Don - Army Corporal
1943-1945   
European + North African Theaters
 
Terry, Howard - Marine Corps Corporal
1942-1946         
China, Burma, India + European + Pacific Theaters

Thackston, Richard D. - Air Force Second Lieutenant
1942-1946
European Theater

Thomas, Peter - Army Private First Class
1943-1945        
European Theater 
 
Thorschmidt, Richard - Navy Petty Officer First Class
1940-1952                   
Pacific Theater 
 
Tofani, Lawrence "Lorenzo" - Navy Petty Officer Second Class
1944-1945                               
Atlantic + Pacific Theaters

Torrence, John F. - Marine Corps Major
1942-1946             
Pacific Theater 

Viechec, Michael - Army Corporal
1943-1946             
European Theater 

Wagner, Harold F. "Pappy" - Marine Corps Corporal
1944-1946                           
Pacific Theater 
 
Watts, Jack V. - Royal Canadian Air Force Brigadier General
1940-1975        
European Theater 

Weinraub, Leonard M. - Army Air Force Sergeant
1943-1945                     
European Theater

Weisl, Delphine Anna (St. Jacques) - Women's Marine Corps Private First Class
1944-1945                                          
United States 

Willis, Dr. George L. - Army Air Force Captain
1943-1946                 
European Theater
 
Witherbee, Walter "Bud" - Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade
1940-1945                        
European Theater 

Wood, Matthew - Army Air Force Sergeant
1944-1947          
United States 

Zimmermann, Ralph - Air Force Colonel, Royal Air Force
1939-1968                 
European Theater

* DISCLAIMER: As Collier County government cannot verify the accuracy of these recordings, Collier County government shall not be responsible for any inaccuracies.