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Donald Anderson
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Motor Machinist 3rd Class
  • Home Town: Galena, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1946
  • Major Battles: Pearl Harbor
  • Unit: ABP 128(advanced base personnel/administration)
  • Accomplishments: Diesel Engine Instructor
  • Medals: Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Medal, Victory Medal
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JOHN ANDERSON
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: YOEMAN 2ND CLASS (Y2C)
  • Home Town: JANE MO.
  • Wartime Locations: WESTERN AUSTRAILIA
  • Wartime Service Dates: MARCH 1943- OCT. 1945
  • Unit: SUBMARINE REPAIR UNIT NUMBER 137
  • Medals: GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, VICTORY MEDAL, SOUTHEAST PACIFIC MEDAL
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John Anderson
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Yeoman's 2nd Class
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Submarine Repair Base, Perth, Australia
  • Wartime Service Dates: March 48-Oct 45
  • Unit: Submarine Repair Unit
  • Medals: Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal
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Severt Anderson
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Major
  • Home Town: Louisburg
  • Wartime Locations: Iraq
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2003, 2004-2005, 2008-2009
  • Major Battles: Invasion of Iraq
  • Unit: 45th Sustainment Brigade
  • Medals: Bronze Star
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Buddy Andrews
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Construction Mechanic Chief
  • Home Town: Columbus, KS
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1960-1966
  • Unit: USS Holmes County and 15th Battalion (Navy Seabees)
  • Medals: Navy E Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Naval Reserve Metitorious Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Expert Rifleman Medal, Armed Reserve Medal
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Jack Andris
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank:
  • Home Town: southwest Missouri
  • Wartime Locations: England, Belgium, France, and Germany
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1946
  • Unit: 7th Army Infantry
  • Accomplishments: Honorably Discharged
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Aubrey Anglen
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SFC Retired (E-7)
  • Home Town: Kansas City, KS (Pittsburg resident since 1970)
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: June 25, 1965 to December 7, 1965.
  • Unit: HHC 2d Bn 18th Inf
  • Medals: 6 good conduct medals, civil action honor medal, national defensive service medal, army commendation medal, armed forces expeditionary medal, Vietnam cross of gallantry with palm, Vietnam gallantry cross unit citation with palm.
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Mike Ansell
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Spec 5
  • Home Town: LaHarpe, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1971-1972
  • Unit: 8th Military Police Group-Criminal Investigation
  • Medals: Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Overseas Bars
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Gary Anson
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank:
  • Home Town: Pleasant Hill, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1968-1972
  • Major Battles: Vietnam and Mideast Gulf Crisis in 1971
  • Unit: Line Division US Navy, Fighter Squadron 32
  • Medals: Presidential Unit Commendation Medal
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Brent Archer
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SPC
  • Home Town: Carthage, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Iraq
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1991--Operation Desert Storm, 2007 to present(2008)--Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: Army and now Oklahoma National Guard
  • Accomplishments: Married to Amy and has a son, Zaq and a daughter, Kylea, all of Webb City
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James Archer
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SGT
  • Home Town: Tennessee Prairie, KS
  • Wartime Locations: United States
  • Wartime Service Dates: June 1864-August1865
  • Major Battles: Civil War
  • Unit: 7th Tennessee Volunteers, Company B
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Joseph Archey
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: Sgt / E-5
  • Home Town: Pittsburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Afghanistan
  • Wartime Service Dates: Afghanistan: 09-10-2008 thru 04-12-2009Afghanistan: 05-31-2010 thru 04-04-2011
  • Unit: 2nd Marine Special Operations Command
  • Medals: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal X 2Afghanistan Campaign Medal X 2NATO-ISAF Afghanistan Medal
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Jack Arck
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Frontenac, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Germancy, twice
  • Wartime Service Dates: Nov 1942-May 1946
  • Major Battles: WW II
  • Unit: Medical Corps
  • Medals: Good Conduct Medal, European Theater of Operation Medal
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Dustin Arnold
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Staff Sgt
  • Home Town: Sheldon, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Bosnia, Iraq
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2004-2005
  • Unit: Alpha Co. A 311
  • Medals: Expert Marksman
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Jason Arnold
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Miami, OK
  • Wartime Locations: Iraq
  • Wartime Service Dates: Currently serving in Iraq. He has been there since Jan. 13th
  • Unit: 3rd Infantry Division, 1st Brg, out of Ft. Stewart, GA
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Robert Arnold
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Home Town: Joplin, Mo
  • Wartime Locations: Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1951-1953
  • Major Battles: Korean War
  • Unit: 2nd Chemical Motor Battalion
  • Accomplishments: Conbat Infantry BadgeVolunteered at the Joplin Public Library for 11 years, and recieved "Volunteer of the Year Award" in 2011. Lt. Gov Peter Kinder presented the award.
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Robert Asbell
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Staff SGT
  • Home Town: Miami, OK
  • Wartime Locations: France, Germany, Belgium, Austria
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1945
  • Major Battles: Captured Mannheim
  • Unit: E Company 71st Reg. 44th Division
  • Accomplishments: squad leader for 60 MM Motar Section
  • Medals: Bronze Star
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Andrew Ashbacher
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Home Town: Arma, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Pacific Theater--Iwo Jima
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1945
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Chad Ashe
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Home Town: Baxter Springs, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Baghdad, Feluja, Balad, Tikrit, Mosul, Toji
  • Wartime Service Dates: March 2003-March 2004 &September 2005-September 2006
  • Major Battles: Operation Iraqi Freedom 1Operation Iraqi Freedom 3
  • Unit: 17th Field Artillery Brigade
  • Accomplishments: Tied for first in Battallion Crew Served Weapon Competition, is a Combat Lifesaver, Reached the Rank of Sergeant
  • Medals: Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Drivers Badge
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Kendall Ashford
  • Branch: Navy Reserve
  • Rank: Seaman 1st Class
  • Home Town: Iola, Ks
  • Wartime Locations: Iwo Jima, Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, Philippines, Guam
  • Wartime Service Dates: WWII
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Donnie Ates**
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Chief Petty Officer/BMC(SW)
  • Home Town: Joplin
  • Wartime Locations: Afghanistan, Khowst
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2006-Present
  • Unit: CSCS Unit (Great Lakes, Ill.)
  • Accomplishments: Enlisted as Surface Warfare Specialist
  • Medals: 2 Navy & Marine Corp Achievement Medals, 2 Good Conduct Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, 2 Battl "E", 3 Overseas Services Ribbons, 4 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Navy Pistol Expert, Navy Rifle Expert
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Lyle Atkinson
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SFC e-7
  • Home Town: Archie Mo
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: Jan 1969to Nov 1969
  • Major Battles: Pleiku and Kontum also Mang Yang pass
  • Unit: various
  • Accomplishments: Field Artillery borad and writter for repair course on laser and electroonics on m-1
  • Medals: vietnam service vietnam gallentry cross 7 good conducts 3 army commendation medalsMertyious service medal
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John Audley
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Medical Specialist 5th Class
  • Home Town: Iola
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1968-1971
  • Unit: E-Troop First Squadron, First Armored Calvary Division
  • Medals: 2 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart
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Loyal Auman
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Riverton, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Phillipines
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1946
  • Unit: USMC
  • Accomplishments: Particpiated in air strikes against the enemy. Built and maintained air strips.
  • Medals: Weapons qualification- ER Rifle
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