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  1. WWII: Marines (E-2-6, 2nd MarDiv), Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Pennsylvania; later in the battles of Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Bariki (last part of Battle of Tarawa)
  2. Senior commander in Royal Australian Air Force. Wackett introduced parachutes to the Australian Air Force and made the country?s first free fall parachute descent from a military aircraft in Australia on May 27, 1926
  3. WW2 Veteran:442nd Regimental Combat Team,'E' Company
  4. Longest Living Buffalo Soldier. Born: 1908
  5. WWII: British Arctic Convoy veteran (HMS Devonshire)
  6. (November 1, 1955-August 31, 1991), pilot of 'Boston', involved in the U.S. Army's first round-the-world flight
  7. 103 Walmart worker & meet Sam Walton, Served in the Air Force during World War II serving in India and China/Flew the Hump, Himalaias/After landing a job with Walmart back in 1983, he still works five day a week at a the location in his hometown
  8. Centenarian (1899-2007), one of the last US WWI veterans, and the last living US Marine of WWI
  9. George Wagner  (2)
    WWII: Dunkirk/D-Day. British Royal Engineers soldier, who, during the Dunkirk evacuation, helped to construct a pier made of abandoned lorries on the beach at La Panne. On June 6, 1944, he returned to France, landing at Sword Beach
  10. army general
  11. Congressional Medal of Honor, US Navy, WWII
  12. WWII: CBI. Member of Merrill's Marauders aka Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), a US Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit
  13. Australia's most decorated WW2 War hero. Code name: The White Mouse. Born: 08/12/1912
  14. air force general
  15. Overcame massive claustrophobia/ fear of heights to become a fighter pilot. Flew missions in Iraq, SE Asia, & Kosovo during Operation Allied Force. Awarded numerous prestigious medals. Author and professional speaker
  16. Burke Waldron began his military service in July 1943 in Pearl Harbor and was part of both the Makin Island and Saipan invasions
  17. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941
  18. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) #3
  19. British George Cross recipient
  20. Edwin Walker  (3)
    11/10/1909-10/31/1993 US Army officer fought in WW2 & Korean. Known for ultra-conservative political views & criticized by Ike for promoting a personal political stand while in uniform/Lee Harvey Oswald attempted to kill him 4/10/1963
  21. 'Tuskegee Airmen'
  22. WWII: Survivor of the failed Operation Jubilee ('Dieppe Raid') on 19 August 1942, when 60% of the mostly Canadian landing force were either killed, wounded or captured
  23. WWII: PTO. Served on the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17); survived the Kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945 (Battle of Okinawa) when 390 sailors and airmen were killed and 264 wounded
  24. WWII: D-Day, Omaha Beach (Ranger); wounded in Carentan
  25. british army comm.-in-chief
  26. Oldest WWII veteran. Born 2/5/1909. Served in the Women's Voluntary Service. Lives in Kingwood, Oxfordshire, England
  27. Retired United States Army four star general who served as Commander, Allied Land Forces South East Europe (COMLANDSOUTHEAST) from 1977 to 1978
  28. Saboteur from U.S.S. Barb WW II
  29. army general
  30. Royal millitary
  31. WWII - Paratrooper of Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne (Screamin' Eagles). Combat jumps at D-Day and Market Garden. Was in the Battle of the Bulge, helped capture Hitler's Eagle's Nest
  32. Georgia centenarian, born 1911. Born in Oklahoma and a Dust Bowl survivor. Believed to be the US' oldest living Eagle Scout. Army Captain in WWII, commanded 4416th Quartermaster Europe and on their way to the Pacific when the war ended
  33. WWII - 82nd Airborne, 507th PIR. Combat jump into Normandy(D-Day), fought for 21 days, then captured, escaped near Paris, joined the French Resistance, captured again until the end of the war (Stalag 12A and at a camp near Leipzig)
  34. Lz xray & lz albany 1965 nam 2/7th cav
  35. WWII Pearl Harbor survivor; Chief Petty Officer USS Whitney (AD-4)
  36. WWII - Pearl Harbor survivor December 7, 1941, USS Pennsylvania; was with 'Communication Force'. Was in 6 Pacific landings including Iwo Jima
  37. Full name is George Peter Walls, Lieutenant General who served as the Commander of the Military of Rhodesia, and later Zimbabwe, is living in exile in Eastern Cape, South Africa
  38. First Responder 9/11 Terrorist Attack September 11, 2001
  39. Joe Walsh  (5)
    WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. A 3rd Defense Battalion Marine, Walsh manned anti-aircraft guns during the attack. Later served on Johnston Atoll
  40. WWII American Fighter Pilot Ace
  41. WWII: 2nd Ranger Bn, D-Day, Pointe du Hoc
  42. WW2 Battle of Britain pilot. Lives in the UK or New Zealand
  43. air force general
  44. Veteran, WWII Korea and Vietnam, 31 years of active duty
  45. British U-Boat hunter of the costal command in WW2
  46. Pearl Harbor Survivor, USS Pennsylvania. born 1918
  47. WWII - Fighter Ace, 6 victories (and 12 probables); flew the P-38 and P-47. Wingman to America's highest-scoring air ace Richard Bong
  48. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor 7 December 1941, USS Curtiss (AV-4)
  49. Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Participated in the five European Campaigns of WW II, including Normandy, the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. Memoir 'Country Boy Gone Soldiering' was published in 1999
  50. WWII: Served aboard the USS San Francisco from Pearl Harbor until 'The 3rd Battle of Savo Island' off Guadalcanal in 1942. During the encounter he was seriously wounded
  51. Usmc sniper vietnam - confimed killed 63author DEAR MOM- A SNIPERS WAR
  52. Peter Ward  (3)
    WWII: British Arctic Convoy and D-Day veteran
  53. WWII: B-17 ground crewman in the 100th Bomb Group ('The Bloody Hundredth')
  54. WWII submarine Skipper and Admiral last known to be living in FL
  55. WWII, Pearl Harbor Survivor
  56. Downed by enemy fire on mission, badly injured endured 3 week's hell In hellish Vietnam Jungles. When his captain revealed his membership in the Ku Klux Klan, their situation that took a roll putting him on the road to becoming a general
  57. French survivor of Auschwitz and heroine of the French Resistance. She moved to Manchester, England
  58. Special Agent in charge, Norfolk Field Office, NCIS
  59. Donut Dolly Vietnam War/Lai Khe - First Infantry Division - July 1969-October 1969. An Khe - Fourth Infantry Division - October 1969-January 1970, Program Director. Da Nang - Third Marine Division/24th Corps - January 1970-August 1970, Unit Director
  60. WWII veteran, born 1924, one of the last few living vets to have served as an Assistant Chaplain in the war
  61. Retired General
  62. WWII: Canadian air force pilot who participated as a pilot in the Dieppe Raid
  63. James Warren  (2)
    Tuskegee Airmen ww2
  64. WWII: Served on the USS. Enterprise CV-6 (a.k.a. 'The Big E' and 'The Galloping Ghost') from 1942 to 1945
  65. WWII - Pearl Harbor survivor 7 December 1941; USS MacDonough (DD-351). Well-known Southern Utah public figure nicknamed 'The Flag Man'
  66. WWII. Worked at Bletchley Park as a code breaker of the enigma
  67. Navy Seal with Seal Team Six, Silver Star (Somalia), author, chiropractor
  68. WWII: He saw action in the South Pacific from 1942-46, piloting massive PBY and PBM seaplanes, hunting submarines, rescuing sailors and downed airmen, almost losing his own life in a kamikaze attack. Later Assistant Secretary of Commerce
  69. Buffalo Soldier, one of a few still alive
  70. Tuskegee Airman
  71. air force general
  72. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. Was stationed with the 98th Coast Artillery at Schofield Barracks, but had traveled to the Navy yard that morning, where he witnessed the attack
  73. WWII: Pearl Harbor suvivor, US Navy Pearl Harbor firefighting group
  74. war hero, Victoria Cross receiver; later became a High Court judge and was knighted in 1971
  75. Canadian World War 2 Veteran (Canadian Forces 1929-1953. Born: 07/13/1912
  76. WWII - British sailor on HMS Vindex; several trips to Murmansk, Russia, during the Arctic Convoys of WWII; occupation duty in Hiroshima starting only weeks after the a-bomb
  77. 'Tuskegee Airmen' 'The Fighting 99th Squadron' the original Tuskegee group!
  78. United States Marine Corps private who received the Medal of Honor for his actions on Iwo Jima during World War II. He single-handedly killed 90 enemy soldiers, thus enabling his plat
  79. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, USS Tangier
  80. WWII: Marine Corps veteran of the Battle of Tarawa
  81. WWII: Air Force pilot; flew the 101st Airborne on D-Day
  82. Tuskegee Airmen
  83. Pearl Harbor Survivor 'Was on weekend pass & headed to Scholfield Barracks where he was stationed with the 289th Regiment when the attacks started'
  84. WWII. PTO. Served on the submarine USS Skipjack, SS-184 (famous for the 'Battle for Toilet Paper')
  85. Betty Webb  (2)
    WW2/From Wythall Worcestershire, member of Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Worked on German police messages in Mansion @ Bletchley Park. Messages revealed beginning of the Holocaust with the massacres of 1,000s of Jews on eastern front
  86. Korean War: One of the 'Non-Repatriated 23' who didn't return to the US after the end of the Korean War. Most ended up returning to the US; a maximum of 7 are still alive
  87. John Webb  (3)
    D-Day landings veteran. Born: 1924. He is now 90 and lives in London, UK. He was with the 5th Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment
  88. US Air Force brigadier general. Photographed with Obama in White House Situation Room during raid on bin Laden's compound
  89. Pearl Harbor survivor, USS Oklahoma, born 1918
  90. Robert Weber  (2)
    WW2 Veteran-Combat Infantryman 54th Armored Infantry Battalion Of The 10th Armored Division
  91. WWII: Marine Corps fighter pilot in the South Pacific
  92. WWII Naval Pilot (Born 1915). Pearl Harbor survivor, stationed at Kaneohe Bay Air Station. Witness to MOH John Finn's actions. Later served across the Pacific for the remainder of the war
  93. United States Army commander who served in Asia during World War II from October 1943 to the end of the war. Previously, he helped plan the Normandy Invasion
  94. Founding member of the German counter-terrorist force GSG 9
  95. WWII: PTO. Served aboard the USS South Dakota (BB-57). Luzon, Leyte, Philippines in general, Formosa, Okinawa
  96. WWII: PTO. Served in the United States Army in the South Pacific during World War II from November 29, 1944 to October 25, 1946
  97. WWII: Marine Corps flamethrower 'Flaming Joe' in the Battle of Iwo Jima, fought there for all 36 days of the battle. 5th Marine Division, 28th Marines, 3rd Battalion Headquarters Demolition Platoon. Flagraiser Ira Hayes was his friend
  98. army general
  99. army general
  100. navy admiral
  101. WWII: PTO. 228th Signal Operations Company. Philippines 1940, POW
  102. Daughter of Otto Skorzeny, famed nazi commando
  103. WWII: PTO. Survivor of the massive Kamikaze attack on the USS Lindey on April 12, 1945, in the Battle of Okinawa
  104. German ww2 pilot
  105. Fighter ace world war 2- 5 kills flew the p-38
  106. Pearl Harbor survivor, served on the USS Maryland. Helped to drill through the hull of the next-door capsized USS Oklahoma to save men on board
  107. Retired General And Former U.S. Air Force Chief
  108. WWII - survived the Battle of Kohima, 1944
  109. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Argonne
  110. WWII Veteran Merchant Marine
  111. Fighter ace world war 2 vmf-323 death rattlers- 5 kills
  112. WWII Marine vet at Iwo Jima (1922-2016). Led the platoon attack on Mt. Suribachi that planted the first flag on the summit. His platoon became one of the most decorated in US history
  113. WW2 Battle of Britain pilot. Born in 1922, he was the youngest Spitfire pilot
  114. Air Force Chief of Staff (2012-Present)
  115. WWII - Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. USS Arizona survivor
  116. WWII Battle of the Bulge veteran, Nuremberg Trials guard for Field Marshal Hermann Goering
  117. WWII Fighter Pilot Ace-6 victories, US Navy, VF-16
  118. Former Navy SEAL, wrote novel, Men In Green Faces.
  119. U.S.S. Arizona survivor (Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941)
  120. WWII: USS Helena
  121. WWII: Merchant seaman in the 'Murmansk runs' of World War II
  122. Known in WWII as the One man army or the Ghost of Bataan
  123. Fighter Ace - Korean War - USAF - 5 Kills
  124. medal of honor army korean war
  125. A 99-year-old war heroine who worked on the top secret preparations for the D-Day landings, has followed in Captain Tom's footsteps by walking 100 laps of her Dedham garden
  126. WWII Pilot Ace- Flew the P-38 & P-40--[14 victories]- DSC
  127. Rick West  (2)
    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) 12
  128. WWII: PTO. Battle of Peleliu, Battle of Okinawa
  129. U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (1998-2000)
  130. USS Arizona Survivor - Pearl Harbor
  131. Tuskegee airman
  132. WWII: PTO. USS Balch (DD-363). Saw Pearl Harbor arriving on Dec. 8, 1941; his ship was in Task Force 18 (Doolittle Raid), saved nearly 600 sailors of the USS Yorktown when she sank in the Battle of Midway; supported the Guadalcanal campaign
  133. WW 2 vet/USN/Mechanic in Navy, stationed in the South Pacific and the Philippines
  134. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. Naval Air Station Kaneohe
  135. Retired US Army General
  136. falklands war hero
  137. Medal of Honor Army Vietnam
  138. army general
  139. Army General, Chief of Staff of the USA army (1974-1976) Born: 09/15/1916
  140. WWII: USS Intrepid. On the flight deck aboard the USS Intrepid when she was hit by 2 kamikazes
  141. WW2 veteran. A decorated soldier whose military career lasted through the Vietnam War. He became an anti-nuclear activist. Father of former bassist of the Talking Heads Tina Weymouth
  142. Centenarian (1895-2001). US WWI veteran. Sent to France, marched to the front just as the war ended
  143. WWII: Battle of Midway
  144. Army general
  145. WWII: PTO. Pearl Harbor survivor, New Guinea campaign, Battle of Saipan
  146. WWII: ETO. Truck driver in the Red Ball Express, 104th Infantry, 3rd Battalion, 26th Yankee Division. Taken POW while supplying the front lines in November 1944
  147. WWII: Medic, 1st Infantry Batallion, 10th Armored Division, 3rd Army. Battle of the Bulge
  148. 63rd Inspector General of the Army. Served as Chief of Staff, CENTCOM during OIF and OEF
  149. Bill White  (6)
    US WWII Marine vet, born 1915, wounded by a grenade at Iwo Jima. One of the last living workers who built the Hoover Dam in the 1930s
  150. Major US Army Ret - Buffalo Soldier during WWII. Author - Give Me My Spirit Back; The Last of the Buffalo Soldier
  151. OSU end from River Rouge, MI, Played on Ohio State's first National Championship team in 1942. After military service, finished his career with Michigan and became the only player to win national championships with 2 different schools when they won in '48
  152. Joe White  (4)
    Pearl Harbor Veteran, USS Schley
  153. Former Army Sgt, to recieved the Congressional Medal of Honor on May 13, 2014, for his actions during a dismounted movement in mountainous terrain in Aranas, Afghanistan, on Nov. 9, 2007
  154. WWII: USS Balch (DD-363), USS Boston (CA-69), USS Bladen (APA-63). Naval engagements include Marshall-Gilbert and Wake Islands, Midway, Guadalcanal-Tulagi, Eastern Solomons, Marshall Island, Kwajalein, Majuro, Eniwetok, Iwo Jima, Okinawa
  155. test pilot air force general
  156. Tuskegee Airmen Pilot
  157. WWII: One of the last 'Rats of Tobruk'. The Rats of Tobruk was the name given to the soldiers of the garrison who held the Libyan port of Tobruk against Rommel's Afrika Corps, during the Siege of Tobruk
  158. navy admiral businessman
  159. Korean War: One of the 'Non-Repatriated 23' who didn't return to the US after the end of the Korean War. Most ended up returning to the US; a maximum of 7 are still alive
  160. navy admiral
  161. WW2 Dunkirk Veteran (Born:1920) was a medic with the Royal Army Medical Corps and tended the wounded as the troops of the British Expeditionary Force withdrew towards the coast. Now 96 and lives in Laindon, Essex
  162. Born March of 1945. Australian Vietnam Veteran that was with the Australian SAS,7RAR, and 3RAR
  163. 1965 lz-xray
  164. USS Indianapolis Survivor
  165. Tuskegee Airmen (Would have to be 83 years old or older if lied about age & entered at age 16 to become an Airmen)
  166. WWII: Civilian Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. An electrician, Whitney was on break from his job when he saw the last plane fly over the mountain. He worked salvage duty on the electrical portions of various ships for the next month
  167. Tuskegee airmen ww2
  168. WW2 POW forced to work on the bridge at Burma Siam Railroad that was featured in the film 'Bridge Over the River Kwai'
  169. WWII: Battle of Midway pilot
  170. WWII/UK: In the rear guard at the Battle of Dunkirk, he was left on the beach and eventually managed to jump on board a Dutch fishing boat back to England. Later as a paratrooper, he was in Operation Market Garden (Battle of Arnhem)
  171. WWII - 101st Airborne Division, 506th PIR, Easy Company. As an Easy member he is one of the 'Band of Brothers',
  172. Spy/Hot wars/cold wars & a few sub-war dust-ups/Served in senior positions at the Departments of State and Defense, the CIA, and the White House
  173. army general
  174. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Maryland
  175. WWII: PTO. Served on the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17); survived the Kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945 (Battle of Okinawa) when 390 sailors and airmen were killed and 264 wounded
  176. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, US Army, WWII
  177. US Army WWII veteran, born 1919. CCC member, 1938-40, and made an Army supply sargeant thanks to his CCC experience for WWII's Saipan battle
  178. German ww2 pilot JG 11
  179. WWII: PTO. Served on the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17); survived the Kamikaze attack on May 11, 1945 (Battle of Okinawa) when 390 sailors and airmen were killed and 264 wounded
  180. Lufftwaffe ace 133 victories in wwII
  181. WWII German Knights Cross Recipient
  182. WWII: PTO. Battle of Savo Island (USS Vincennes)
  183. WWII: Fighter Ace, 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF
  184. Lz xray 1965 nam 1st cav
  185. WWII: Survivor of the failed Operation Jubilee ('Dieppe Raid') on 19 August 1942, when 60% of the mostly Canadian landing force were either killed, wounded or captured
  186. WWII: Sailor B.C. Wilborn manned an anti-aircraft gun during the attack upon Pearl Harbor; later surviving amultiple Kamikate attack at the USS Columbia on 6 January 1945 when he earned a Purple Heart; Race Horse Owner
  187. Tuskegee Airman
  188. WWII - D-Day, in the first wave at Omaha Beach. 29th Infantry Division, 115th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E Company, First Scout of the 2nd Squad, 2nd Platoon
  189. USS Indianapolis survivor
  190. WWII: Torpedo Bomber pilot, Battle of Coral Sea, Battle of Midway, USS Yorktown (CV-5), USS Enterprise
  191. Tuskegee Airmen Pilot
  192. British soldier involved in the Bloody Sunday massacre, living with his wife Linda somewhere in rural Belgium
  193. German U-boat commander (Born: 1914) in the Atlantic during WW2 (Submarine U-704) Lives in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany. Now 103
  194. WWII: Served on the submarine USS Archerfish (SS-311) which sank the Japanese aircraft carrier HIJMS Shinano, on 29 November 1944
  195. WWII: ETO. B-17 co-pilot, 351st Bomb Group. Shot down, Dutch Undeground, POW
  196. WWII - WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots)
  197. Former U.S. Naval officer, first Commanding Officer of the USS Nautilus
  198. WWII: British pilot of the Battle of Britain, flew with the Duxford Wing (served with inspirational Second World War flying ace Sir Douglas Bader) and joined No 19 Squadron in October 1940 and later joined 234 and 165 Squadrons
  199. WWII: ETO. 745th Squadron, 456 Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. B-24 pilot. Distinguished Flying Cross, European-Asian Eastern Ribbon, Air Medal with 2 Oakleaf Cluster. 51 Combat missions incl, missions to Ploesti
  200. HMS Intrepid crew member during Falkland Islands War, his actions are the base for the play 'San Carlos Hilton'
  201. Vietnam War Veteran
  202. navy admiral
  203. US Army WWII vet, born 1917. Served in the 738th Artillery of Patton's Third Army, through France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Toured Buchenwald concentration camp after its liberation. Career as a dentist
  204. Commander US Pacific Fleet
  205. Last surviving veteran of the Second Battle of El Alamein during WW2. He is now 95 and lives in Rotherwick, Hampshire, England
  206. WWII: US Navy veteran who served on the USS Russell (DD-414); the ship fought in 16 major engagements incl. the Battle of Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway where she picked up survivors of the carriers USS Lexington resp. USS Yorktown
  207. WWII Veteran; Marine - Tank Driver; Iwo Jima
  208. Served in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during WW2 born 3/1/1921
  209. Fighter ace ww2 1/19/1919
  210. Tuskegee Airmen
  211. WW II 27 May 1944 - Missing in Action Shot down by flak in northern France, east of St. Leger.Belly-landed plane in sugar-beet field and evaded capture with the help of the French Resistance. Born: 10/17/1921
  212. Tuskegee Airmen
  213. WWII Perl Harbor veteran. B-17 flight member flying over Pearl Harbor by chance during the attack. Shot down by Japanese, landed at Hickam Field. Plane broke apart, shown in an iconic photo of the day
  214. Tuskegee Airmen, In 1948, Williams was recalled to military service during the Berlin Airlift. President Harry Truman integrated military service in 1949 & Eldridge Williams departed for his first integrated assignment on the island of Okinawa
  215. British ace from WW2
  216. doolittle's radiers crew #15 co-pilot
  217. Congressional Medal of Honor, USMC, WWII
  218. Wwii army sgt
  219. Centenarian (1895-2002). British WWI veteran, last living pilot of the Royal Flying Corps. Bombed German trenches in France, later had his Sopwith Camel shot down over Greece. Second last living pilot to have been in WWI dogfights
  220. medal of honor navy vietnam
  221. army general
  222. Sailor of the United States Navy during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the most highly decorated enlisted man in the history of the United States Navy
  223. 'B-25 Tuskegee Airmen' 'Class of 43-J'
  224. Medal Of Honor
  225. United States Army Master Sergeant-Medal of Honor
  226. USN Admiral
  227. marine corps general
  228. Navy Admiral
  229. WWII - Medic at the 7th Fighter Command ambulance on Iwo Jima
  230. F9 Pilot in both Korean and Vietnam War
  231. usmc general
  232. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Pyro
  233. WW2 Navajo Indian Code Talker
  234. Author/Inventor/U.S. Air Force Cold War spy, nearly getting shot down by Russian MIGs, and landing in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis/makes his fortune working for computer software magnate Bill Gates
  235. WWII: US Navy veteran who served on the USS Russell (DD-414); the ship fought in 16 major engagements incl. the Battle of Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway where she picked up survivors of the carriers USS Lexington resp. USS Yorktown
  236. 'Royal Air Force 2nd Pilot Flight Lt.'
  237. Military seal team 3 charlie platoon
  238. Former Army Ranger and pararescueman,host of Military Channel show Triggers & Special Ops
  239. WWII - Pilot of the famous Sundowners squadron (VF-11) of Carrier Air Group 11 in the Pacific Theater; one of the rare 'Silver Eagles' (which was an Enlisted Pilot)
  240. WWII veteran, army medic at Guam and Okinawa. Worked with MOH Desmond Doss, of 'Hacksaw Ridge' note, at Okinawa
  241. WWII: Marine Corps veteran of the Battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan
  242. WWII: PTO. Marine Corps fighter pilot of squadron VFM-451 (USS Bunker Hill). Flew 52 mission from January to May 1945 in the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the defense of the Bunker Hill and raids to Tokyo. 1 victory. DFC
  243. Military
  244. WWII: US WWII veteran who captured Japan's Tojo
  245. WWII - Pearl Harbor survivor 7 December 1941, USS Mac Donough
  246. Canadian WW One Veteran
  247. British war hero, Victoria Cross receiver
  248. Frank Wilson  (3)
    Actor/'Breaker Morant' 'Black Robe'/Australian Army in 1943, to escape the wartime Manpower Directorite and being placed in a 'useful' job, becoming a signalman in the 7th Division, 2nd AIF. Serving in Papua New Guinea & Borneo
  249. George Wilson  (3)
    D-Day Survivor
  250. United States Marine who earned the United States-? military highest award, the Medal of Honor, for heroism as a platoon sergeant of a rifle platoon in Korea on the night of 23-April 24, 1951
  251. Tuskegee Airman
  252. navy admiral
  253. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 Dec 1941. USS Dale (DD-353), among the first ships to leave the harbor and one of those who remained undamaged. Mr. Wilson was at a machine gun firing at the Japanese planes. The USS Dale shot down 1 enemy
  254. British WWI And WWII Veteran
  255. Retired Army General
  256. medal of honor marines ww11
  257. Robert Wilson  (3)
    Decorated former US Army General, Cmdr usa installation management command, CEO Robert Wilson Consulting
  258. WWII: CBI. Merrill's Marauders. Later Army general educator
  259. Tuskegee Airman
  260. Tuskegee Airman
  261. Medal Of Honor
  262. football player army general
  263. One of the last WW2 Arctic convoy veterans. He is now 91 and lives in Biggin, Derbyshire, England
  264. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. USS Rigel (AR-11)
  265. WWII - Member of the 101 airbourne div. company E 506 parachute regiment (Band of Brothers); was with the 'Easy' from D-Day to Eagle's Nest. It was him who cut the German flag off the wall of the German Army barracks at the Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden
  266. Lz xray 1965
  267. 4 Star General, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; CO of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) which was on her way back home during the September 11 attacks who, without authorization, did a 180 degree turn to take station in the Arabian Sea
  268. Pearl Harbor survivor, USS Pennsylvania machine gunner
  269. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941
  270. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor aboard the USS Helm, 7 December 1941
  271. WWII: PTO. USMC. Carlson's Raider, Company 'E' 2nd Raider Bn., later 2nd Battalion, Company 'E' 28th Marines. Makin Island, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Iwo Jima
  272. Centenarian (1897-2007). Last female US veteran of WWI. Served as a Navy 'Yeomanette' stateside from 1917-1919
  273. World War II Major of the 101st Airborne during the D-Day Invasion
  274. Former United States Army officer, original Band of Brothers. Born: 01/21/1918
  275. Wwii:wasp
  276. WWII: PTO. Battle of Peleliu. 3 Bronze Stars
  277. Navy Rear Admiral (ret.)
  278. army general
  279. USMC General
  280. WWII: Survivor of the Battle of the Coral Sea (4-8 May 1942) from the USS Lexington which was lost during the battle. Later served on the USS Card in the North-Atlantic
  281. WWII: Royal Navy veteran of the Arctic convoys (HMS Martin)
  282. Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff, the highest ranking position in the Canadian Forces 1980-1983
  283. WWII: ETO. Fighter pilot, 4 victories, 106 missions. Distinguished Flying Cross with cluster, Silver Star
  284. JFK - Honor Guard in President Kennedy's funeral; served at official functions for JFK and even got to talk to him once
  285. USS Indianapolis survivor
  286. WWII: C-47 pilot D-Day (101st AB, later 82nd AB); also flew support missions until the end of the war in the rest of France, Holland and Germany
  287. 4-Star General
  288. Tuskegee Airmen
  289. WWII German Stuka Pilot - 405 missions Eastern Front 1943-45
  290. WWII USS Hornet (CV-8) plankowner (original crewmember), participant in the Doolittle Raid, and a survivor of the sinking of the Hornet at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  291. Wwii: wasp
  292. WWII Army Air Corps. Tech Sgt. Top Turret Gunner. Prisoner of War (POW). Currently lives in Springfield, VA
  293. WWII - Fighter Ace, Hellcat F4F, born 2/4/1921; VF-2, 7 victories. Flew 7 different types of military airplanes (N-25-3 Stearman, F4 Wildcat
  294. Korean War: Battle of Chosin Reservoir, US Army
  295. Last Lakota Code-Talker, WWII
  296. WWII: US Marine Corps, Guadalcanal
  297. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 251st Coastal Artillery
  298. air force general
  299. USAF General
  300. First Woman 4-Star General Born in 1958
  301. Navy Seal recovery team, first to grab the Apollo 11 capsule and attach anchor cables and a flotation device before the astronauts emerged. Later served in Vietnam, battled addictions, and became a preacher
  302. Ww2 luftwaffe ace
  303. WWII: Marine of the famous K-3-5, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Battles of Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu
  304. WWII: ' Filthy Thirteen'. D-Day
  305. WWII: Homefront/Atlantic: USS Moberly (PF-63). On May 6, 1945, the Coast Guard-manned frigate USS Moberly, sank the German U-853 in the Atlantic off Block Island, R.I, as the last U-boat sunk in the European War. There were no survivors
  306. WWII: Operation Oblivion, the last of the 13 Chinese Canadian veterans who signed up for the covert mission to land in Japan-occupied China. Trained for 4 months but never entered combat as the war ended before they could be used
  307. air force general
  308. Wwii: pto. usmc. iwo jima
  309. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941; mess hall, Pearl Harbor
  310. WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941. Shop 51 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, but dispatched to the USS Shaw (DD-373) and onboard at the time of the attack. Later an USAAF B-29 pilot
  311. WW2 Wasp. Author of We Were Wasps
  312. army general
  313. American POW, was captured by the Germans after the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and escaped from POW camp in April 1945
  314. WWII Bomber pilot,Navigator, 90th Bomb Group, 320 Bomb Squadron
  315. WWII: Marines veteran of the Battes of Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa. Also in the Korean War. Later duty for Truman and Eisenhower
  316. British admiral, commanded the South Atlantic Task Groups in the Falklands War
  317. navy admiral england
  318. USAF General
  319. British Admiral, Royal Navy, Commander of the South Atlantic Task Groups in the Falklands War
  320. Military
  321. Last living (confirmed and verified) Civil War veteran (1850-1956). Served in the Union Army as a drummer boy in a Minnesota regiment. 3 others claiming to be Confederate vets who lived passed him were later found to most likely be false claims
  322. USS Indianapolis Survivor
  323. WWII: D-Day. USS Arkansas at Omaha Beach. Responsible for the radar at the ship's combat information center. The USS Arkansas engaged German shore batteries off Omaha Beach
  324. Vietnam War Veteran-Forward Air Controller At Dak Seang Special Forces Camp
  325. Retired Navy Admiral
  326. WWII - Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941, USS Helm
  327. WWII: Spitfire Fighter Pilot in WWII, seeing much action, particularly at the Dieppe Raid
  328. WWII: US home front; WASP
  329. Air Force General
  330. WWII: Survivor of the sinking of the HMS Repulse on 10 December 1941 off Malaya when also HMS Prince of Wales was sunk, an event in the war that often is named 'Britain's Pearl Harbor'
  331. Member of rescue Ship USS Bassett to the aid of the USS Indianapolis Survivors
  332. Navy Admiral
  333. British ace from WW2, 12.25 victories
  334. air force general
  335. WWII: 153 Battalion, Tavistock, 51st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery. Phoney War 1939/1940; Dunkirk, Operation Torch (French North Africa), Tunisia (Kasserine Pass), Italy (Monte Cassino); ended the war in Klagenfurt, Austria
  336. Member of the Flying Tigers (AVG) WWII
  337. medal of honor army vietnam
  338. WWII - Medic of the 501st PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Combat jumps into D-Day and Operation market Garden, also at Bastogne
  339. WWII flew a P-51 Mustang (three confirmed aerial victories, one of which was against a Me-262 ? the eighth to have ever been shot down). Brigadier General. AKA: 'Mormon Mustang'
  340. Wilbur Wright  (2)
    WWII: Pearl Harbor survivor, 7 December 1941, USS Oglala
  341. 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom
  342. WWII: Pacific Theater. USS Killen, DD-593. USS Selfridge
  343. WWII - 82nd Airborne, 505th PIR. Combat jumps: Salerno, Normandy (D-Day, St. Mere Eglise), Operation Market Garden
  344. Polish World War One Veteran
  345. WWII: Survived the sinking of the USS John Penn on August 13, 1943, also took part in the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  346. Former general of the German Democratic Republic's army