A War Fought by Unknown Heroes
Winston Churchill once said of World War Two that it was not a war of princes or chieftains, but of peoples and causes; a war fought by unknown heroes. Here we acknowledge the unknown heroes that Churchill was referring to as well; our fallen heroes as well as those that fought for our freedoms and returned with their memories. We remember and honour in our hearts the Allied heroes, war veterans and all the affected people, who valued freedom in their life above all else.
Click on the buttons below to view an alphabetical listing of Honorees, both living and passed. If you know of someone who should be recognized here, from any country, please contact us today!
Melvin W. Johnson
Pvt, US Army, L Company, 314th Infantry, 79th Division
Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, The European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal . Private Melvin W. Johnson served with the 314th Infantry Regiment, joining the 79th Infantry Division on the outskirts of Cherbourg. He continued to fight across France until outside of Fremonville where he suffered a bullet to the head on 16 November 1944, dying two days later. This site is my tribute to him and those who fought alongside him.
Sergeant, US Army, M Co., 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
Purple Heart, Bronze Star, POW Medal . Sergeant Kline worked as a Jeep driver, second gunner, firstgunner, and finally machine gun squad leader. That was his rank and duty until he was captured in The Battle of the Bulge on 19 December 1944. It wasn't until almost 5 months later on April 13, 1945, he was liberated by the American Army. Submitted by John Kline.
James Kember Lewis
SSgt, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. 7 July 1920 - 15 November 1944. Born in Lincoln County, Mississippi, USA> Buried at Plot A Row 6 Grave 65 Epinal American Cemetery Epinal, France. The 79th cut across the Moselle and Meurthe Rivers, 13–23 September, cleared the Forêt de Parroy in a severe engagement, 28 September–9 October, and attacked to gain high ground east of Emberménil, 14–23 October, when it was relieved, 24 October. After rest and training at Lunéville, the division returned to combat with an attack from the Mignevine Montiguy area, 13 November 1944, which carried it across the Vezouse and Moder Rivers.
John B. Lopez
Private, 2nd Btn, Co E, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Purple Heart . 3rd Btn, 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry (RAINBOW) Division, Company K. Transfered December 1943 TO 314th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Btn, Co. E, 79th Infantry Division. Served August 1943 to 4 July 1944. Landed on Utah Beach, 14 June 1944. KIA near La Haye du Puits on 4 July 1944.
313th Infantry Regiment, Co. B, 79th Infantry Division
Purple Heart, Bronze Star . No additional information provided.
S/Sgt, U.S. Army, Company I, 314th Infantry, 79th Infantry Division
Silver Star . S/Sgt Eugene Lucas, 3rd Btn, I Co., was killed in September 1944 during the fighting at the Monden Forest near Luneville. The morning reports for I Co. list him as MIA on 23 September 1944 and changed to KIA on 25 September 1944.
William Russel Lyle
TSgt, U.S. Army, 310th Field Artillery Medical Detachment
Silver Star, Purple Heart (2) . T/Sgt William Russel Lyle, from Gainesville, Florida. Inducted at Camp Blanding, Florida.