Staff Sergeant Claude L. Romack

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Grouping: Staff Sergeant Claude L. Romack (ASN: 38103246) Claude Lincoln “Link” Romack was born on July 7, 1909. He enlisted on march 13, 1942, and was inducted at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas. There he stayed in tents for 8 days, before being transferred to Camp Roberts in California, for basic training. This camp was the home of both the Infantry and Field Artillery Replacement Training Centers. During World War II, 436.000 Infantry and Field Artillery troops passed through … Read More

Captain Karl E. Gardner

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M-1 Helmet: Captain Karl E. Gardner (ASN: O-517410) Karl Edrick Gardner was born on February 11, 1913 in Cook County, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) with highest honors from Purdue University in 1936. Followed by his Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees from Cornell University. He joined the Army in April 1943 and was a doctor who specialized in nutrition. He was assigned as a sanitary officer to the 7th Medical Laboratory. Within that … Read More

Staff Sergeant David O. Anthony

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Grouping: Staff Sergeant David O. Anthony (ASN: 36682781) David Orlando Anthony was born on December 25, 1917 in Peoria, Illinois. Before entering the service David Anthony was a machinist at the Peoria & Pekin Union railway roundhouse. Afterwards he was employed at the Rock Island arsenal, which has been an active manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s. Nowadays it is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States.[1] In the early days of WWII, the … Read More