Angelo Salerno | Private (First Class), U.S. Army, 103rd Infantry Division | Served in England, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy and Germany | Received the following medals for his service: Bronze Star and Victory Medal.
World War II (1939 – 1945)
World War II was fought by the majority of the world’s countries, and was fought in virtually all corners of the globe. The great powers were divided into two alliances: the Allies (including United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union and China,) and the Axis (including Nazi Germany, Kingdom of Italy and Empire of Japan). The war was fought in many theatres, chiefly the Atlantic and Pacific, lasting over six years. Along with scores of battlefield causalities due to advances in warfare weaponry, WWII also shed light on the heinous acts perpetrated during the Holocaust and saw the first usage of nuclear bombs — marking it as the deadliest military conflict in recorded history (with some records totaling 85 million fatalities). Ultimately, the Allies triumphed; leading to the annihilation of Nazi Germany and the dissolution of the Italian and Japanese empires.
Gil Blum | Technical Sergeant (First Class), U.S. Army, 4th Calvary Reconnaissance Regiment | Served in Scotland, England, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Austria during WWII | Received the following medals for his service: WWII Victory Medal, Central Europe Campaign Star, Rhineland Campaign Star, EAME Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
Oreste H. Cariddi | Private (First Class), U.S. Army, 94th Infantry Division, 301st Regiment, Company G | Served in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Czechoslovakia during WWII | Received the following medals for his service: Silver Star and Good Conduct Medal.
Leroy E. Barnes | Sergeant, 2nd Infantry Division, 38th Infantry Regiment, Company F | Served in France, Germany and Belgium | Received the following medals for his service: Purple Heart; Bronze Star; Combat Infantry Badge; American Campaign Medal; European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
Martin Sylvester | Corporal, U.S. Army, U.S. 4th Infantry Division |Served in France, Germany, Belgium and England during WWII | Received the following medals for his service: Bronze Star, Prisoner of War Medal, Purple Heart and The French Legion of Honour Medal
Marvin Bochner | Regimental Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, 83rd and 89th Division | Served in France, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia | Received the following medals for his service: Bronze Star.