Peterson Howard Grohs

First Lieutenant USMCR, Temporary Promotion Captain, USN, 1953 Active Service 7/1/1941 – 8/13/1946 World War II, Pacific Theater First Marine Division, Seventh Fleet Service Regiment Infantry Officer, Passenger Transportation Officer Rail Transportation for Japanese Repatriation from China Honorable Discharge Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Howard and his wife Marilyn raised their family of five, primarily…

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Bruce Steven Wraalstad

E-4 Served 7/13/1973 7-12-1977 Active; 3-8-1979 Reserve Vietnam National Service Defense Medal Fighter Squadron Fifty-One Aircraft Mechanics Mr. Wraalstad was born October 25, 1955, in Mercer, Wisconsin and married Sally Eggleson September 17, 1983. The couple raised two children, Erik and Kirsten. As a young man, in the Navy, Bruce worked on ship-stationed aircraft, for…

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Paul Stuart Gee

Captain ? to January 16, 1968 Vietnam War Awarded Killed in Action (possible MIA) On January 16, 1968, an EF-10B Skynight (bureau number 125831, call sign “Pigment 662”) carrying two crew members was returning to Da Nang Air Base from a combat support mission over North Vietnam. When the aircraft was fifteen miles northwest of…

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Gary Peter Morgan

Seargent E-5 (P) Light Weapon Infantry October 15, 1961 to April 24, 1963 Berlin Crisis Expert Qualification Badge, M-1 Rifle Honorable Discharge from US Army to Wisconsin Army National Guard for completion of Service   Pete was born to parents Levi and Caroline Morgan, on March 14, 1938, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Pete graduated…

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Donald G. Barber

Sergeant (Tech 4) October 30, 1945 to November 30, 1946 World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal (Japan) Cryptographic Tech, Pacific Theater Signal Corp Don served as an Army Sergeant during WWII – Pacific Theater Signal Corp, and as a Great Lakes Merchant Marine. He worked as a Station Agent for the Railroad,…

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Patrick Francis Roche

Major, Judge Advocate 4/18/1968 – 4/17/1972;  3/17/1981 – 9/30/1993 Vietnam Rifle Expert Badge; Pistol Expert Badge (2nd award); Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (w/2 stars); Commendation Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation (w/2 stars); Navy Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal (w/1 star); Vietnam Campaign w/ 1 star; Vietnam Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal (w/…

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Griese, Harry F. Jr.

Seaman First Class (Radar), V6, Aboard USS Bremerton November 1, 1943 – June 10, 1946 World War II Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal Harry Griese, Jr. was born on 10/31/1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended all-boys Elder High School where he ran track and played the trumpet in the…

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Karow, Peter Jon

Administrative Specialist A2C E-3 (P) February 19, 1960 to February 18, 1966 Viet Nam War HQ SQ 95th Bomb Wing SAC, Briggs AFB, Texas Deceased October 30, 2020

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Warren D. Johnson

SP-5 (E-5) T. Heavy Equipment and Ordnance Mechanic March 23, 1964, to March 3, 1967 Vietnam War National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal Stationed in Karlsruhe, Germany Member of the Winegar American Legion Post 480, Presque Isle, WI. Son  Clarence H. Johnson.

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C. Stuart Whipple

E-4, Communications Specialist and Airborne Reconnaissance Electronic Counter Measures September 25, 1967, to March 26, 1971 Vietnam War; Laos, Cambodia, South Vietnam Air Medal, AF Commendation Medal, (3) Vietnam Service Medals It seems I was born for service. In reviewing my life from early beginnings to the present it seems by demeanor, experience, skills and…

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