The story of America is about the countless men and women who give up their own comfort, the company of their loved ones, and sometimes their lives, in service to our nation.
From the Revolutionary War to the worldwide fight against ISIS, in times of both war and peace, military personnel endure hardship so Americans can enjoy peace and freedom. Yet, because these men and women often serve in anonymity, their stories of sacrifice and dedication to duty can be lost forever. By creating and sharing a permanent record of their service, current and future generations gain insights and inspiration.
Military Stories on our Heritage Honor Roll
Brendan Fitzgerald [Constantine Foltis Memorial Foundation] (March 16, 1967 - ) Management and Program Analyst /node/434032
Marine Corps veteran Brendan Fitzgerald and his dog Russell offer hope and courage to veterans, their families, and others struggling to overcome trauma. Russell became the first service dog to “report for duty” at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
George Alfred Harrison [Tay Hahn] (September 14, 1918 - October 20, 1987) Military Officer /node/433992
September 3, 1939—“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." My father had just been admitted to law school, and Great Britain had just declared war on Germany. September 4, 1939, was his 21st birthday. Overwhelmed by patriotic fever, he declined law school and joined the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Lt. Gen. Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore [People of America Foundation] (February 13, 1922 - February 10, 2017) Military Officer and Author /node/434035
Born in Bardstown, Kentucky, Lt. Gen. Harold Gregory “Hal” Moore moved to Washington, DC, where he completed his high school education. He attended The George Washington University (GWU) for two years before receiving his appointment to the United States Military Academy.
George P. Schott [Schott Family] (1922 - 1990) Naval Seabee /node/434030
My father-in-law was a Seabee who served for three years in the Pacific Theater in World War II. As a carpenter before the war, George enlisted in a Naval Construction Battalion and rose to the rank of Warrant Officer. The motto of the Seabees is “We Build, We Fight,” and George did both.
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo [Americans All - California] (c. - 1890) Comandante Militar, Político y Ranchero /node/434008
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (c.1808–1890) fue uno de los líderes en la lucha de California por ser estado. A lo largo de su vida, fue testigo del gobierno de tres naciones en California. Nacido en una familia acaudalada de Monterrey, California, el octavo de 13 hermanos, ingresó al servicio militar a la edad de 16 años.
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo [Americans All ] (c. - 1890) Military Commander, Politician and Rancher /node/434103
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (c.1808–1890) was a leader in the struggle for statehood for California. During his lifetime, he witnessed three nations rule California. Born to a wealthy family in Monterey, California, the eighth of 13 children, he entered military service at age 16.
VFW Post 350 "Hells Bottom" [Americans All-Maryland] (February 23, 1921 - ) Veteran Service Organization /node/434134
VFW Post 350, initialized February 23, 1921, is the second oldest VFW Post in Maryland. We were originally located in a member’s house on Maple Avenue, but in the l960s, in order to stay open seven days a week, we moved to 6420 Orchard Avenue in Takoma Park.
Military Personalized Home Pages on Our Legacy Partner Landing Page:
7723 Groton Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Organization ID Number: 564652