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Family Archives

Family Archives

Family Archives

Family Archives is a repository for the profiles of  military personnel whose families have donated their families stories to The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum or volunteers of  the  Museum.

Lt. Col. Lawrence E. Sisterman

Lt. Col. Lawrence E. Sisterman

Lt. Col. Lawrence E Sisterman                                                            United States Army                              1959-1979                                        Service: Vietnam                                                                                             Awards:                                                      

Gary Michael Rose

Gary Michael Rose

Gary Michael Rose

Medal of Honor  Recipients 

Vietnam War  1970 - 1971

Awards:      Medal of Honor
Bronze Star Medal: W/V for Valor (2), Purple Heart (3)
Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal,,  Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm

Lt. Col. Mike Sprayberry

Lt. Col. Mike Sprayberry

Lt.Col. Mike Sprayberry     

Medal of Honor  Recipients   

United States Army-1967-1988    Service: Vietnam 

Awards:    Medal of Honor (Vietnam)   Silver Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Bronze Star w/Olc.

Captain Homer Hickman

Captain Homer Hickman

Capt. Homer Hickman  United States Army                                  1966-1970                                                                                                  Service: Vietnam                                                  Awards:  Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm device. 

 

Lt. Col. Robert J. Jaeckel

Lt. Col. Robert J. Jaeckel

Lt. Col. Robert J Jaeckel 

United States Air Force  1962-1986     Service: Vietnam

Awards: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and 2 oak leaf clusters,  Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze service stars.

Colonel Ola L. Mize

Colonel Ola L. Mize

Colonel Ola L. Mise   

Medal of Honor  Recipients

United States Army 1950-1981  Service: Korea, Vietnam     Awards: Medal Of Honor (Korea), Silver Star, Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with four oak leaf clusters, V device, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge with Star, Master Parachutist, and Scuba Badges.

Colonel Leo Thorsness

Colonel Leo Thorsness

Colonel Leo Thorsness-   

Medal of Honor  Recipients

United States Air Force 1951-1973   Service: Korea-Vietnam 

 Awards:  Medal of Honor (Vietnam)   Silver Star w/Olc, Distinguished Flying Cross w/5Olc, Bronze Star w/olc, Purple Heart w/Olc, and Air Medal w/9olc 

PFC Reginald L. Sawyer

 PFC Reginald L. Sawyer

PFC. Reginald L. Sawyer                 United States Army                Service: World War-II                                                                                   Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany  Bar, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, World War II Occupation medal with bar, and The Presidential Unit Citation.

1st Lt. Cecil Bolton

1st Lt. Cecil Bolton

1st Lt. Cecil Bolton-                                                                         United States Army                                                                     Service:  World War 2, Korea

Awards:                                                                                              Medal of Honor (World War 2)                                                        Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star W/Olc

Paul L. Bolden

Paul L. Bolden

 The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum located in Huntsville Alabama is named after Paul L. Bolden from Madison County, Alabama,  (June 15, 1922 – May 21, 1979).

Would WAR II   30th Infantry Division.

He was a United States Army soldier {1942 - 1945) and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II.

John “Jack” Alfred Kittredge

John “Jack” Alfred Kittredge

John “Jack” Alfred Kittredge    Would WAR II, 101 Airborne.

Awardes:  WWII Victory Medal European Theater Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct, The Purple Heart , Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, The Belgian Fourragere , 

Master Sergeant Henry Eugene "Red" Erwin

Master Sergeant Henry Eugene

Master Sergeant Henry "Red" Erwin 

Medal of Honor  Recipients         

United States Army Air Force   Service: World War-2 

Awards: Medal of Honor (WW-2), Purple Heart, Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal.

William Harvey Boshart

 William Harvey Boshart

Seaman First Class William Harvey Boshart,

United States Navy       1944-1947 

Served Aboard The USS Menard APA-201, And the USS San Jacinto CVL-30.

Awards:

World War 2 Victory Medal

Major Charles L. Thomas

Major Charles L. Thomas

Maj. Charles L. Thomas 

Medal of Honor  Recipients   

United States Army      1942-1947   Service: World War 2 

Awards: Medal of Honor (WW-2), Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War-2 Victory medal.

William Mastin

William Mastin

Seaman William Mastin                                        United States Navy                                            Service World War-II,

Awards: American Defense Service Medal with fleet clasp,  American Campaign Medal,  European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal,  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal,  World War 2 Victory Medal,  Philippines Liberation Medal.

 

Omar Linwood Spangler

Omar Linwood Spangler

Omar Linwood Spangler July 18, 1877 – June 7,1940

Spanish–American War 1898 - 1899 --- Veteran

Ordinary Seaman Edward Houghton

Ordinary Seaman Edward Houghton

Ordinary Seaman Edward Houghton                                                       United States Navy                                                                                       Service: Civil War                                                                                          Awards: Medal of Honor (Civil War)

Simeon Gillis

Simeon Gillis

Simeon Gillis       Civil War  1862 - 1863

Enlisted in Company K, 68th Infantry Regiment Ohio

on 12 Sep 1862.

Received a disability discharge

in Dec. 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee

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