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William Bader
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 3
  • Home Town: Carthage, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Okinawa, Korea, the Phillipines, Inchon
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941-1945
  • Unit: 529th Signal Assault Co., 203rd Engineer Battalion, 701st Military Polic Battalion
  • Medals: Chief's 50 Award for outstanding recruiters
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Franklin Badger
  • Branch: Navy
  • Rank: E6
  • Home Town: Columbus, Ks
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2001-2017
  • Unit: USS City of Corpus Christi, USS Albany, USS San Francisco
  • Accomplishments: Sonar Technician submarines STS1, completed three deployments in the Atlantic
  • Medals: Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, global War on Terror Service Medal, National Defense Medal, 6 Navy Achievement Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy E, 6 Good conduct Medals, Navy Expeditionary Medal,
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John Badgley
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Sgt.
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1965-1969
  • Unit: 633rd Combat Support Group, Law Enforcement and Security in the US.
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Greg Baer
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Spc E4
  • Home Town: Walnit, Ks
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1966-1968
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Christopher Bailey
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: Private first class
  • Home Town: Cassville, MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: June 3, 2006 to present
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Eugene Bailey
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Chanute, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Philippine Islands--Luzon
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1945
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Joe Bailey
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Staff Sargent
  • Home Town: Nevada Missouri
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam and Okinawa
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1964-1968
  • Accomplishments: Airplane Mechanic for Bomber Squadron while serving 3 tours in Vietnam
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Joe Bailey
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Staff Sargent
  • Home Town: Nevada Missouri
  • Wartime Locations: Served 3 tours in Vietnam and was also Stationed in Okinawa, Japan
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1964-1969
  • Major Battles: Vietnam
  • Accomplishments: Airplane Mechanic for bombers
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Leo Bailey
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sgt
  • Home Town: Girard, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Normandy, Northern France, Belgium, and Germany
  • Wartime Service Dates: April 4,1942- Sept 11, 1945
  • Major Battles: Normandy, Northern France, Belgium, and Germany
  • Unit: 413th AAA Gun Battalion
  • Medals: Recieved Bronze Arrowhead Metal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal
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Vernon Bailey
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sgt.
  • Home Town: Earlton, Ks
  • Wartime Locations: Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: Feb 1953- Feb 1955
  • Unit: 3rd Recon Company of 3rd division
  • Medals: Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifelman
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Joe BaileyJoe
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Staff Sargent
  • Home Town: Nevada Missouri
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam and Okinawa Japan
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1964-1968
  • Accomplishments: Airplane mechanic for Bombers
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Johnie Baima
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Home Town: Dunkirk, KS (now lives in Pittsburg, KS)
  • Wartime Locations: China, Burma, India
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1946
  • Major Battles: he walked Leo Road in the jungles of Burma during WWII
  • Unit: Special Services (The Mars Task Force)
  • Medals: 4 Bronze Stars, Combat Badge, Burma Star, CBI Theatre, 6 Ribbons, Medal from a General
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Louie Baima
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Home Town: Dunkirk, KS (now lives in Pittsburg)
  • Wartime Locations: China, Burma, India
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1946
  • Major Battles: He walked Leo Road in Burma in WWII
  • Unit: Special Services (The Mars Task Force)
  • Medals: 4 Bronze Stars, Combat Badge, Burma Star, CBI Theatre, 6 Ribbons, Medal from a general, Diploma from DPIinator
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Clifford Baker
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Locations: South Pacific
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941-1946
  • Major Battles: Luzon, New Guinea
  • Unit: 53rd Field Artillery. 6th Division, HQ Battery
  • Accomplishments: Survived
  • Medals: Purple Heart, Bronze Star
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Harvey Baker
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Colonel
  • Home Town: Arma, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam, Central Highlands
  • Major Battles: Vietnam
  • Unit: Field Epidemiologic Team
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Ollen Baker
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: LCPL
  • Home Town: Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Wartime Locations: Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2008-2009
  • Medals: good conduct
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Lester Baker II
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Aviation Ordinanceman 1st Class
  • Home Town: North Miami Oklahoma
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam 2 tours.
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1965-1971
  • Major Battles: Rolling Thunder
  • Unit: Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger CV-61
  • Accomplishments: Sailor of the month aboard the USS Ranger 3 times.
  • Medals: Vietnam Campaign,Sea Service,Good Conduct.
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James Baker, Sr.
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Seaman
  • Home Town: Nevada, mo
  • Wartime Service Dates: WW2
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Ralph Baldwin
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Technician 4th Grade
  • Home Town: Galesburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: European Theater of Operations
  • Wartime Service Dates: April 27, 1942 to Nov. 16, 1945
  • Major Battles: Normandy,Northern France,Rhineland,Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes,and Germany.
  • Unit: 202 Ordnance Depot, 1st and 3rd Army
  • Accomplishments: We won the war in Europe...
  • Medals: Sharpshooter, Truck Driver and 5 Bronze Stars
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Albertice Bale Jr.
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Home Town: Cullison, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1951-1953
  • Major Battles: Bunker Hill, Bruce Hill, Allen Hill
  • Unit: Item Co. 3rd Battalion 5th Marines 1st Marine Division
  • Medals: 3 Purple Hearts (1 Purple Heart & 2 Stars), Korean Medal, Overseas Medal
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Charles Ball
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Home Town: Carthage, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Macoill Field, FL
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1946
  • Accomplishments: Towed Target Maintenance to Train Pilots
  • Medals: WWII Victory, American Campaign Medal
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David Ball
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: EOCS (Senior Chief)
  • Home Town: Moran, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Korea and Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1951-South Korea; 1967-68-Vietnam
  • Major Battles: Tet Offensive's in Hue Phu Boi and Da Nang, Khe Sanh and others. 1950-52 in Korea the Yalu River, Hagara & Hungnam
  • Unit: MCB2, Korea--MCB6S, Vietnam
  • Medals: Combat Action Ribbon, 5 Navy Good Conduct Medals, 5 Silver Stars Vietnam Service Medals(for 5 battles), 2 Korean Service Stars Medals(2 battles), 2 Navy unit commendations, 1 Combat Seabee Award, 2 Nat'l Defense and numerous other awards
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Floyd Ball
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: SGT
  • Home Town: Carthage, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Western Pacific, USS Baltimore (CA-68)
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1945-1946
  • Unit: Korea, France, Ft. Buss, Travis AFB, Ft. Lewis, Ft. Polk
  • Medals: WWII Victory medal, Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Medal (Asia), Koran Defense Service, National Defense Service, Army Good Conduct
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Frank Ball
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Seneca, Mo.
  • Wartime Locations: Ardennes,Central Europe,Rhineland,Normandy,and Northern France
  • Wartime Service Dates: May 1944 thru Sept. 1945
  • Major Battles: European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
  • Medals: Awarded 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Entitled to wear European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, No Time Lost Lapel Button, 2 Overseas Bars,ASR Score 77.
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