• #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran William L. Horton

    William Horton received a draft letter on his 18th birthday in 1943. William wanted to be in the Army Air Forces but did not meet the weight requirement.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Air Corps Veteran Bert Schwarz

    Bert Schwarz, imprisoned by the Japanese, was given little food and was not allowed to wear shoes because the Japanese feared he would escape.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Harold Arthur Tomb

    Harold Tomb was assigned to the 319th Service Squadron and was then sent overseas to Bombay, India where he saw his first hammerhead shark.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Air Corps Veteran Nathaniel G. Raley

    Nathaniel Raley was assigned to the 12th Air Force and sent to North Africa in 1943 as part of a combat fighter squadron during World War II.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Air Forces Veteran Paul Schiltz

    During the war, Paul Schiltz was stationed at various air bases throughout the United States, as well as Khartoum, Sudan; Cairo, Egypt and Tunis, Tunisia.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Stanley Goldstein

    In 1940, Stanley Goldstein joined the Pennsylvania National Guard after seeing advertisements in the paper for a one-year term of service.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran Janet Sue Williamson-Kovatch

    Janet Kovatch was finishing at Ohio State University when one of her professors mentioned to her that she should think about enlisting in the Air Force

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Air Corps Forces Veteran Allen S. Sabol

    It was World War II when Allen Sabol joined the 856th Squadron and went on his first mission – which involved flying planes over enemy territory.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Arch J. Lewis Jr

    Arch Lewis was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and sent to England. There he and the other paratroopers prepared for D-Day by taking practice jumps.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Willard C. Matthias

    When World War II began, Willard Matthias was working as an assistant professor of political science at Miami University.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Anthony D. Lopez

    Anthony Lopez took part in two jumps and two beach landings during the war. He received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for actions and sustaining wounds.

  • #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Charles L. Lewis

    Charles Lewis was in a segregated unit and all of the officers were white, including the 2nd Lieutenants, so Charles did not get the commission he earned.

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