Category Archives: Veterans History Project

Wright, George James

Born: 18 Jan 1923 ~ Mitchell, NE Highest Rank: Buck Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Nov 1942 – Apr 1949 / WW2 Unit of Service: 3rd Battalion; 66th Regiment; 71st Infantry Division; M Company Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations … Continue reading

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Lewellen, Verne C.

Born: 06 Sept 1924 ~ Lincoln, NE Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: May 1943 – Apr 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: Patton’s 3rd; 137th Ordanance Battalion; 16th Armored Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of … Continue reading

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Lewellen, Jack Chester

Born: 1922 ~ Bayard, NE Highest Rank: Sonarman First Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: 1942-1952 / WW2 & Korean War Unit of Service: West Coast Sona School                    USS Caldwell (DD605)                    USS Blenny (SS524)                    USS Gurke Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations … Continue reading

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Beck, Leo Martin

Born: 02 July 1925 ~ Newport, NE Highest Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Aug 1943 – Nov 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 70th Infantry Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service: Oregon, Missouri, France, McCloskey General Hospital in Texas POW?: No … Continue reading

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Schaneman, LeRoy

Born: 30 July 1925 ~ Minatare, NE Highest Rank: Sargeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Mar 1944 – May 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: 58th Field Artillery Battalion; 3rd Army Tanks Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Camp … Continue reading

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Bentley, Robert Stanley

Born: 18 Oct 1926 ~ Los Angeles, CA Highest Rank: Electrician’s Mate Third Class Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: Oct 1944 – Jul 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Locations of Service: Pacific Theater POW?: No Service Related Injury: No Medals or … Continue reading

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Dean, Elizabeth Mae (Ellis)

  Born: 25 May 1923 ~ Scottsbluff, NE Highest Rank: Seaman First Class Branch of Service: WAVES (Navy Women’s Reserve) Dates of Service: Aug 1944 – Aug 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: Accounting Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Hunter College, Bronx, New … Continue reading

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Hobza, Mavis Ruth

Born: 09 June 1919 ~ Rogers, NE Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant Branch of Service: WAC (Women’s Army Corp) Dates of Service: July 1943 – March 1946 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Des Moines, Iowa Ft. … Continue reading

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Johnson, Byron Milton

Born: 19 May 1920 ~ Potter, NE Highest Rank: Lieutenant Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: Feb 1942 – Oct 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: USS Enterprise (CV6); USS Hornet Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Olathe, Kansas Corpus Christi, … Continue reading

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Johnston, Lee Potter

Born: 15 May 1916 ~ Beaver Crossing, NE Highest Rank: Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Sept 1939 – Oct 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 504th & 82nd Airbourne Division Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Crook, Nebraska … Continue reading

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