Marine Colonel Van D. Bell Jr.

Marine Colonel Van D. Bell Jr.

Hwach’on, Korea, 29 May 1951 UN and American forces have launched a counteroffensive to push Chinese and North Korean forces north, away from strategic locations in Gangwon Province.  The terrain is extremely rugged–ridges and narrow valleys with few roads...
Charles E. Hosking Jr.

Charles E. Hosking Jr.

He ran away from home at age 16 to join Canada’s famous “Black Watch” Regiment in Montreal, so he could fight in World War II. When his age was eventually discovered, the Canadians sent him back home to New Jersey! Hosking eventually served with the famed 82nd...
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...
Peter Lemon

Peter Lemon

The battle at Fire Support Base Illingworth, one of two small American outposts in Tay Ninh Province, lasted For over three hours. Spec Four Peter Lemon and his 18-man platoon of Army Rangers defended the perimeter against an onslaught of 400 enemy soldiers. A mortar...