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 […]
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 […]
Flying Fish on “R & R” … These photographs were in the collection of Lt Robert Smith and depict a little “R & R” while visiting Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ‘Me’ would be Lt Robert “Bobby” Smith, and his friends are Lt. D.H. Stouch and Hyman. No other identification is marked on the photographs, but it […]
This book is the story of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Edward A. Carter, Jr., who was one of the African-American service members denied the Medal during World War II.