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Eletha M. Burgoon

Eletha Burgoon First Lieutenant US Army Eletha was born in Bisbee, Arizona and was the daughter of Ross and Mary Burgoon. The family returned to Pennsylvania where Ross opened up a small grocery store that the family members operated for…

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Mr. Conway B. Jones

Colonel Conway B. Jones, Jr., retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of service, including 22 years as an Air Force Reservist. He epitomized the citizen-soldier. He completed 6,800 flying hours, including 87 airlift missions in Vietnam. His…

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Mrs. Karen A. Esaias

Karen A Esaias Colonel, Air Force Early years Karen A. Esaias was born and raised in the Southmont Borough of Johnstown, PA. The daughter of Donald R. Esaias (WWII Army Air Force Vet) and Catherine L. (Sherlock) Esaias, RN. Karen…

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Mrs. Mary Ann Lidwell

Mary A. Lidwell A Mother, A Marine, A Community Advocate, an Artist Growing up during the great depression as one of seven children taught Mary that she had to be tough and determined to make her way in life. She…

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Mr. John Patrick Murtha, Jr.

John Patrick Murtha, Jr. Served his country in war and peace Early years John Patrick Murtha was born into an Irish-American family in New Martinsville, West Virginia on June 17, 1932, and later lived in Western Pennsylvania. As a youth,…

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Mr. Joseph Gregory Lipple

Joseph G. Lipple 1/31/1924 to 12/1/2019 A Veteran, A Father, A Renaissance Man Growing up during the economic depression of the 1930s helped Joe decide to join the Navy at age 17. Besides, his two older brothers, John and Paul…

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Mr. George S. Musulin

George S. Musulin Served his County - Capitan US Army, OSS agent, CIA George Musulin was born into a Serbian family, grew up in Franklin Borough, and graduated from Johnstown High in 1932. George had a commanding personality and was…

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Charles T. Menoher Mr.

Major General Charles T. Menoher General Menoher was the son of Civil War veterans and was born in Johnstown Pennsylvania in 1862. He graduated from West Point in 1886, along with John J. Pershing who later he would serve alongside…

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Bernard Charles Brosig, Jr

Bernard C. Brosig, Jr. U.S Army Private First Class Born in 1924, Bernie grew up in Woodvale and old Conemaugh Borough, attended St Joseph’s grade school, and graduated from Catholic High School in 1942. He was drafted into the U.S.…

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John J. Tominac

Medal of Honor Recipient John Tominac was born in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania on April 29, 1922. He joined the Army in November 1941 and served with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. Lt. Tominac was awarded the Medal of Honor…

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