We are not makers of History. We are made by History...Martin Luther King Jr.
J.C. Alton, Troy, Texas. Served on the USS California during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. Was assigned to the USS West Virginia where he served throughout the Pacific during the war.
Frank Garrison, Montpelier, Indiana. Served with 124th Cav. MARS, China-Burma-India.
Robert "Keifer" Marshall, Temple, Texas. Served with 2nd Bn. 9th Marines. Landed on Iwo Jima 15 February 1945 with the main assault force.
Melvin L. Shumake, Temple, Texas. Served with the 4th Marines during landing on Guam, Okinawa and Occupation of Japan. Former Marine Raider
Earl Coffey, Egypt, Kentucky. Served with the 743rd Railroad Operations Bn., France, Belgium, and Germany.
Delbert Hensley, Tanksley, Kentucky. Served with 2nd Bn. 22nd Marines, Okinawa. Landed with main attack force on 1 April 1945. Wounded in Action.
Ambrose Burns, Oneida, Kentucky. 32nd Infantry Regt. Philippines and Okinawa, Wounded in Action.
1st Bn. 63rd Infantry advances along Damortis-Rosario Road under cover of W.P. shells. Photo National Archives, College Park, MD.
63rd Infantry convoy fording a stream, Luzon. Photo National Archives, College Park, MD.
Laundry day on LCS 52, 1945, Pacific.
Allen Howard McCraw, High Point, North Carolina. Retired U.S. Army Major, Intelligence Branch. Two Tours in Vietnam. Bronze Star Medal.
Ambrose and Florida Roberts Burns with children.
Kelley Morgan, Clay County, Kentucky. Teacher, author and genealogist.
Roscoe Burns (Right), Clay County, Kentucky. Served in the 165th Infantry Regiment, France and Germany, WWI.
Front Cover, WWII Photo Album of Ambrose Burns
Ambrose Burns and friends in Hawaii 1944 before shipping out for combat.
Senior Trip, Laurel High School, Clay County, KY. 1940.
V-Mail from Ambrose Burns to parents just prior to going back on the front line and wounded on Skyline Ridge, Okinawa, 1945.