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IMAGE BY MY SON RAY "UNLESS I FAIL IN MY OBJECTIVE": IMAGE BY MY 
SON RAY
THESE PAGES ARE DESIGNED TO
STIR YOUR 'EMOTIONS & MEMORIES' AND TO BRING OUT THE
'PATRIOTISM IN YOU'.. "SO DON'T BE ASHAMED"

~"BE PROUD"~
"SHOULD YOU SHED A TEAR".

IMAGE BY MY SON RAY

"She is ever watchful....
and her talons are treacherous!!"

December 7, 1941 at 6 AM (Hawaiian time)..
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor!!

"A day that will go down in infamy."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

December 8, 1941...United States at war with Japan.
December 11, 1941... Germany and Italy declare war
on United States.

Freds Memorial Page
My brother..Chief Geo. E. Howe USN,
is pictured in the clouds..graphic compliments of
"Fred Carpenter"...thank you Fred

U.S.ARMED FORCES CASUALTIES IN WORLD WAR II
DEC. 7, 1941---DEC. 31, 1946
Battle deaths-- 292,131--
Deaths from other causes-- 115,187 --
Wounds-- 671,801 --
Captured or missing-- 139,709

SOME GAVE ALL
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AWON Site

. The Gold Star Pin .

The "Gold Star" was given to a parent or spouse of a
service person that was KIA during World War Two.
The children of said service person was indeed entitled
to wear it also and that's where AWON comes in.
AWON, is an organization of the children 'orphaned'
by the loss of their parent.
AWON stands for "American WWII Orphans Network" ..
a group of wonderful people who have the same thing
in common and can relate to one another.
PLEASE!! Click on the banner below to show these 'couragious folks'
that you care and appreciate the sacrifice's that their 'parent' made for "us".

A SOLEMN PRAYER FOR THOSE THAT "GAVE ALL"
AND A "WELCOME HOME" AND THANK YOU,
TO ALL THAT MADE IT BACK !!


Thank you Karen for this graphic.

"IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN HEROES"

A short bio of the creator of these pages..
My name is Julia Marie (Howe) Girard (aka: Jules or Julie).
I was born in Salem, Massachusetts during the "Great Depression Era",
June of 1932 to be exact. Yuppers a 'witch' that got away :-)
I was married at Ft. Campbell, Ky., but have been divorced for many years.
Medals you query?? I sure do have medals *smiles*,
one for each of my five sons ( 2 have since passed on ), with five battle stars
to boot :-) 'twas a battle bringing up five "Army brats"
(as the military called them).
I love them to pieces though.
I am now retired , having worked for General Electric as a jet engine assembler for many years.
I live in Arkansas since retiring and I am trying to put together
"pages of tributes" to our gallant men and women that fought
and many died so all Americans could be free.

NO !! I have not lost my Boston accent .. "I still pahk my cah." :-)

So with that I say, ...let's get to the purpose of these pages...
may God bless you all!! .... Jules

Our men and women went to war for 'Old Glory'....
some came home, many gave their lives, some got maimed,
and some became MIA...It's our obligation to pay tribute
to those who served to keep her flying proudly..

IMAGE BY MY SON RAY

"AND THEY DID SO, PROUDLY!!!"

[Graphic by my son Ray..thanks hon.]



"I know not what course others may take but as for me;
give me liberty or give me death."

[Patrick Henry...Patriot - Statesman]

"THE 5 SULLIVAN BROTHERS"

PURPLE HEART
PURPLE HEART PURPLE HEART THE 5 SULLIVAN BROTHERS PURPLE HEART PURPLE HEART

The Sullivan Brothers... Albert, Francis, George, Joseph and Madison Sullivan
were born in Waterloo, Iowa, between 1914 and 1920.

George and Francis enlisted in the Navy in 1937.
Their three younger brothers joined the service in early 1942.
All five were assigned to the commissioning crew of USS Juneau (CL-52) in February 1942. They remained with the ship through her Atlantic shakedown operations
and subsequent combat actions in the Guadalcanal Campaign.
All were lost with her on 13 November 1942, a tragedy
that received wide publicity in the United States and resulted in a new Navy
policy discouraging family members from serving together in the same ship.

The following letter was sent to Mrs. Sullivan by President Roosevelt
when he learned that her five sons were listed as missing in action
(later determined: Killed in Action), after the USS Juneau was sunk:

"Dear Mrs. Sullivan:

"The knowledge that your five gallant sons are missing in action,
against the enemy, inspired me to write you this personal message.
I realize full well there is little I can say to assuage your grief.

"As the Commander in Chief of the Army and the Navy, I want you to know
that the entire nation shares your sorrow.
I offer you the condolence and gratitude of our country.
We, who remain to carry on the fight, must maintain the spirit
in the knowledge that such sacrifice is not in vain.
The Navy Department has in- formed me of the expressed desire of your sons;
George Thomas,
Francis Henry,
Joseph Eugene,
Madison Abel,
and Albert Leo,
to serve on the same ship.
I am sure, that we all take pride in the knowledge that they fought side by side.
As one of your sons wrote, `We will make a team together that can't be beat.'
It is this spirit which in the end must triumph.

"Last March, you, Mrs. Sullivan, were designated to sponsor a ship of
the Navy in recognition of your patriotism and that of your sons.
I am to understand that you are, now, even more determined
to carry on as sponsorer. This evidence of unselfishness and
courage serves as a real inspiration for me, as I am
sure it will for all Americans. Such acts of fate
and fortitude in the face of tragedy convince me of the
indomitable spirit and will of our people.

"I send you my deepest sympathy in your hour of trial and pray that in
Almighty God you will find a comfort and help that only He can bring.

Very sincerely yours,

"/s/ Franklin D. Roosevelt"

U.S.S. SULLIVAN

Click on button to see "The U.S.S. Sullivan".. named after the Sullivan brothers.

Please..let us not forget to pay tribute to the
"Gold Star Mothers" of all wars!!

Audie Leon Murphy

June 20, 1924 -- May 28, 1971.

Audie son of poor Texas sharecroppers, rose to national fame
as the most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II.
Heroism - epitomized by the fact that he refuses medical help
when most needed, as when he stood upon a tank, which could
explode at any time, and solely shot down an entire opposing infantry,
after ordering his troops behind him, and into the woods for safety, they all
looked in awe as Audie defeated an entire infantry by himself.
Audie always did things beyond the call of duty, no one ever asked
him to do the heroic things he did - it was his nature.
Credited with either killing over 240 of the enemy while wounding
and capturing many others, he became a legend within the
3rd Infantry Division.
He entered the Army as private and rose to be be a 2nd Lieutenant.
Audie was wounded three times. He served in nine (9) campaigns
in Italy, France & Germany earning 33 awards,
the most of any WWII serviceman.
The most coveted being the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Audie suffered from what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTS).
Always an advocate for the needs of veterans, he broke the taboo
about discussing war related mental problems after this experience.
In a effort to draw attention to the problems of returning
Korean and Vietnam War veterans, Audie Murphy spoke-out
candidly about his personal problems with PTS, then known as "Battle Fatigue".
He publicly called for United States government to give
more consideration and study to the emotional
impact war has on veterans and to extend health care benefits
to address PTS and other mental health problems of returning war vets.

After the war Audie became a famous movie actor.
He starred in "To Hell and Back" ...
the movie based on his actual life in the Army.

He was killed in a plane crash outside of Roanoke, Virginia
at the age of 46 while on a business trip,
and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery ,
Arlington, Virginia, USA near the Amphitheater,
his is the 2nd most visited gravesite year round.
President Kennedy's grave is the most visited.

MILITARY LINKS

"US Army Casualty List, Korean War"
"CHARLES SITE.. A WEALTH OF INFO.."
"THE AMERICAN WAR LIBRARY"
"U.S. NAVY INFO"
"U.S. ARMY INFO"
"U.S. MARINE INFO"
"U.S. AIRFORCE INFO"
"THE TIGER SURVIVORS (KOREA)"
"PURPLE HEART SITE"
"PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA"
"SUBSCRIBE TO FREE NEWS ON VETERANS ISSUES"
"DEPT. OF VETERAN AFFAIRS COMPLAINT LINE"
"EMAIL YOUR CONGRESSMAN"
"E-MAIL YOUR SENATOR"
"HOW TO FILE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION"
"PETITION FOR A FAIR HEARING AT VA"
"NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER"
"INFO ON USFSPA FOR MILITARY RETIREES"
"NATIVE AMERICAN WEB SITE"
"U.S. VETERANS INFORMATION WEB SITE"
"MEDICAL INFO & HELP"

TO OBTAIN MEDALS AND INFO.


U. S. Navy Liaison Office Office
National Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Army:
U. S. Amy Reserve Personnel Center
Attn: ARPC-VSE
National Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Air Force:
National Personnel Records Center
(Military Records)
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Full name of veteran must be printed or typed to be legible It must be signed by the veteran or if veteran is deceased, the next-of-kin can request the medals include:
Branch of service
Service number or Social Security number
Dates of service or approximate years(i.e 1965-1969) if available a copy of of the discharge or separation document, WDAGO or DD form 214
The simplist way is get a Standard Form 180 "Request Pertaining to Military Records" at any Veteran Affairs offices or veterans organizations.

The above info was submitted to me by : Charles Geck

These pages are dedicated to the Men and Women
that served proudly..and to those that were KIA or have
NOT been returned......

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[ Image by "Doc" Gecko ]

A Tribute to our men and women that served our country
when called upon. Many gave the "Supreme Sacrifice" to them, I say..
"Farewell Brave Ones"..you will 'NEVER' be forgotten!!

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Created: January 10, 1999 Last update: January 20, 2001


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