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Emerson Stamps

U.S. Army 1943–1946

Emerson Stamps was born in Arkansas, the son of sharecroppers and grandson of slaves. After his father died, he was sent to Kansas to live with ... more >>


Lawrence C. Foster

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Having learned Morse Code and Semaphore in Boy Scout Camp, Larry Foster was a perfect match for Navy Signalmen during World War II. Entering the... more >>


Gustavus R. Ide, Jr "Gus"

U.S. Navy 1942–1946

With a degree in engineering, Gustavus (Gus) Ide enlisted in the Navy as an ensign in 1942. After months of indoctrination, Gus was assigned to ... more >>


Richard Doran "Dick"

U.S. Navy 1941–1945, 1951–1953

Richard Doran decided to volunteer for the Navy in his senior year of high school and after four weeks of basic training in Bainbridge, Md., was... more >>


James Sam Agostinelli

U.S. Navy 1942–1947

James "Sam" Agostinelli graduated from Natick High School in 1937 and enlisted in the Navy in 1942 "to see the world." In his six years of servi... more >>


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