Orval Henry Schwartzkopf was born on 10 February 1919 in Perry County, Illinois, the son of Henry Schwartzkopf and Lula Egbert. He was 21 years old and working on the family farm with his father when he registered for the Selective Service Draft on 16 October 1940 in Pinckneyville, Illinois; he enlisted in the Army […]
Here’s a glimpse at the Christmas dinner menu enjoyed by the Tenth Army headquartered at Schofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii on Christmas Day of 1944. See anything to add to your menu this year? Personally, we like that they were sure to include the cigars. You can see what the Tenth Army’s 1944 Thanksgiving Menu looked like here. From […]
Wreaths Across America will be held tomorrow, 14 December 2019. Consider how you can honor our Veterans and their families this Christmas: Volunteer to place wreaths in a participating cemetery near you. Sponsor a wreath or two. Visit a local cemetery and spend some time contemplating the sacrifices of these brave men and women who […]
I came across The Sam Carlile Story – A World War II Veteran’s Remembrances on eBay and immediately ordered the book, which came with a signed photograph. I was thrilled when I received a message and recent photographs from Mr. Carlile through eBay! Mr. Carlile is a World War II 8th Air Force Veteran. His […]
John Sherman Lathrop was a student at the University of Illinois when the United States entered into World War I – he was also a soldier, first of the Illinois National Guard and then of the famed 42nd Infantry Division in France during 1918.