William Lawson Miller - family of George W. Ingles Ogle - joining the U.S. Navy in 1943, participated in the invasion of Normandy.
Thomas Minerd - family of Thomas Minerd of Smithfield, PA - was a member of the 79th Infantry Division of Patch's Seventh Army, a unit commended "for making the fastest progress (1800 yards in 72 hours) of any infantry division in warfare," said a newspaper. "Also awarded a citation for their skill near Strasbourg, the unit was the first to cross the Seine River and the Belgium border. First stationed in England, he participated in the D-Day invasion and fought in the battle for Cherbourg. Moving on across France, he fought in several battles under General Patton."
William Byron Minerd - family of Thomas Minerd of Smithfield, PA - was shipped overseas in February 1942 and "spent seven months at secret bases," said a newspaper. "He later spent 19 months in Belgium Congo, Africa, after which he was sent to England until D-Day, when he participated in the invasion."
Lloyd Harvey Mort - family of Levi Rose - as a member of the 1st Infantry Division, saw action in the North Africa, Sicily and Normandy campaigns, and was injured or wounded, receiving a Purple Heart.
Donald Leroy Plants - family of Ollie Margaret (Miner) Plants of Ashtabula, OH - was an "amphibious engineer" involved in the landing at Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge, and was captured as a prisoner of war. Guest speaker at our 1998 national family reunion.
Charles E. Shipley - family of Mary Todd (Jennings) Shipley of Ohiopyle, PA - was a member of the 4th Signal Company, 4th Infantry Division and took part in the invasion at Normandy and in liberating Paris, for which he earned a French Jubilee of Liberty Medal.
Wayne M. Sutter - family of Luther Minerd Sr. - with the U.S. Navy, served in World War II in the Normandy Landing and campaigns in Sicily and Italy. In 1946, he was stationed on the U.S.S. Albemarle at Bikini atoll with an atomic bomb patrol.
Minor Fay White - family of Charles Minor White of Wichita, KS - "served as engineer-pilot of the C-47 veteran, 'Nina Mae,' which was the lead plane on a number of important missions for paratroop-drops in the European theater," including at Normandy, France on D-Day in June 1944, said the Wichita Eagle. He also took part part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy. Killed in a crash of a C-124 airplane during the Korean War.