Carl Lutz

Carl Lutz

Because of its alliance with Germany during  WWII, Hungary was spared from German invasion and the roundups and deportations that occurred in countries occupied by the Wehrmacht. Jewish citizens faced discrimination and harassment, but thanks to Hungary’s ruler,...
Join the Navy, See the World…and More!

Join the Navy, See the World…and More!

When James Elliot “Willie” Williams convinced a county clerk to change his age on his birth certificate so he could enlist in the Navy at age 16 he thought he would get to see the world. “I thought there was nothing better than servin’ my country and...
Edward Clyde Benfold

Edward Clyde Benfold

Known as “The Forgotten War”, the Korean War (6/25/1950-7/27/1953) is best remembered in the movie and television series, MASH. Unlike in the series, there was little time for lighthearted hijinks in the real war. Medical personnel had no immunity from...
Jeannette Guyot

Jeannette Guyot

One of the most decorated Allied agents from World War II, Jeannette Guyot received the French Croix de Guerre, the British George Medal, and the American Distinguished Service Cross. Like her parents, who had joined the underground when Germany invaded France in...
A Brave Man’s Choice

A Brave Man’s Choice

“It was all very pleasant just lying in the sun and watching the girls go by, but one day I suddenly felt bored with hanging around and went and joined the Marines.” Steve McQueen’s time in the Marines was not exactly stellar–he was promoted...