Browse a Hero

Browse and Find your 4 State Heroes.

Advanced Search Options:

Wayne Vacca
  • Branch: U.S. Marines
  • Rank: (Navy) Fireman 1st Class (Marines) Corporal
  • Home Town: Liberal, MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: (Navy)1945-1946 (Marines)1952-1954
  • Unit: (Navy) USS Kula Gulf & USS Savo Island (Marines) VMF214 MAG 15
  • Medals: WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal
More Info
Jonathan Vail
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Senior Airman/E-4
  • Home Town: Coffeyville, Kansas
  • Wartime Locations: Travis AFB, CA
  • Wartime Service Dates: September 11, 2001 - January 17, 2003
  • Major Battles: Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: 60th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • Medals: Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Training Ribbon, Longevity of Service Award/Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal/Ribbon, Outstanding Unit Award/Ribbon with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Ribbon, Civil Engineer Badge
More Info
Stanley Vallier
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: SGT
  • Home Town: Erie, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Saipan Island
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1945
  • Major Battles: bombing of Japan with B-29's
  • Unit: 499th
  • Accomplishments: survived scrafings by Japanese Betty's and saw the Enola Gay on Tinian Island the day that it dropped the 1st atomic bomb on Japan.
  • Medals: Good Conduct Medal
More Info
Clair VanAuker
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Riverton, KS
  • Wartime Locations: European Theater, Omaha Beach, France & Austris
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1945
  • Major Battles: Normandy & Ryan Land (?).
  • Unit: 629th Tank Battalion
  • Accomplishments: He drove his M10, open turret tank destroyer on Omaha Beach two weeks after D-Day. Five months after he was wounded he was back driving a six-by half track full of live ammunition to the front lines on the Blue Danube
  • Medals: Purple Heart, for being wounded in July 1944.
More Info
Mary Vance
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Seaman 1st Class
  • Home Town: Noel, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Washington DC
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941 to 1945
More Info
Aaron VanCleave
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Private 1st class
  • Home Town: Pittsburg Ks
  • Wartime Service Dates: Currently active
  • Unit: 772 MAC
More Info
Leland Van Cleave
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Tech 3
  • Home Town: Galesburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: European Theater
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1945
  • Major Battles: Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Naples Foggio & Central Europe
  • Medals: Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Comendation, European-African Middle East Campaign Medal, 3 Bronze Stars, 1 Silver Star, WW II Victory Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button
More Info
Kenneth Van Cleave, Jr.
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank:
  • Home Town: Galesburg, KS
  • Wartime Locations: South Pacific
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1946
  • Major Battles: Leyete & Luzon and Okinawa
More Info
Dustin VanCuren
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Sgt.
  • Home Town: Picher, Oklahoma
  • Wartime Locations: Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Wartime Service Dates: November 2005 to present
More Info
Harry Vandorn
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SGT
  • Home Town: Liberal, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Korea
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1951-1953
  • Major Battles: Korean War
  • Unit: 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division
  • Medals: Korean Service Medal, 1 Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal
More Info
John Van Houden
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Home Town: Independence, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1969-1970
  • Major Battles: Hawk Hill
  • Unit: Americand Div. Chu Lai, Vietnam-Artiliary
  • Medals: Bronze Star, Korean Service, National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Good Conduct/21 years
More Info
David VanKirk
  • Branch: US Army
  • Rank: SP 4
  • Home Town: Liberal
  • Wartime Locations: Vietnam
  • Wartime Service Dates: 03/13/1969-03/12-1971
  • Medals: Bronze Star with V, Device Commendation Medal with V, Device Purple Heart
More Info
Johnny Vanmiddlesworth
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Water Tender Third Class V-6 USNR
  • Home Town: Parsons, Kansas
  • Wartime Service Dates: June 1944 to May 1946
  • Major Battles: World War II
  • Medals: Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal 1-star
More Info
Thurlyn Van Tassel
  • Branch: U.S. Coast Guard
  • Rank: Engineman
  • Home Town: Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Wartime Locations: Atlantic and Pacific theaters, World wide!
  • Wartime Service Dates: WW 2
  • Unit: United States merchant Marine , Recognized as part ofUnited States Coast Guard
  • Accomplishments: Doged the U bats in the north Atlantic!
More Info
Everett Van Wey
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Carthage, MO
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1940's
  • Major Battles: World War II
  • Unit: Infantry Division
  • Accomplishments: Military honors
  • Medals: Purple Heart, wounded in action and was a disabled American Veteran
More Info
Charles Varsolona
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Technician fourth class
  • Home Town: Arma, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Iceland, France, Belgium, Germany
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1947
  • Unit: 475th Engineers Maintance Aviation Group
More Info
Frank Varsolona
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Arma, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Italy, Sicily, Naples
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1945
  • Unit: Medical Group Ambulance Driver
More Info
John Varsolona
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Fireman First Class
  • Home Town: Arma, KS
  • Wartime Locations: South Pacific
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943-1945
  • Unit: Battleship Idaho & Aircraft Carrier Saratoga
More Info
Paul Varsolona
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: PFC
  • Home Town: Arma, KS
  • Wartime Locations: England, North Africa, Tunisia
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941-1944
  • Unit: Combat Engineers
More Info
Sam Varsolona
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Home Town: Arma, KS
  • Wartime Locations: Persia
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941-1943
  • Unit: Military Police
More Info
Jason Vaughn
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: Pvt. 1st Class
  • Home Town: Iola Ks
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2007-current
More Info
Genea Vega
  • Branch: U.S. Army
  • Rank: SPC
  • Home Town: Joplin, MO
  • Wartime Locations: Baghdad, Iraq
  • Wartime Service Dates: 2003-2004
  • Major Battles: Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: 203rd HSC National Guard
  • Medals: 2 Army Achievement Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Defender of Freedom.
More Info
George Veix
  • Branch: Army Air Corps
  • Rank: Captain
  • Home Town: Ottawa, Ks
  • Wartime Locations: France
  • Major Battles: WWII, Korean War
More Info
Raymond Veix
  • Branch: Army
  • Rank:
  • Home Town: Ottawa, Ks
More Info

Sponsors and Associations

Our database has Airforce, US Army, Coast Guard, Marines and the Navy..