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Carson E. Bunch
Chester Hobbs
Chester (Chet) Hobbs

Chet Hobbs served in the U.S. Army from June 1945 to February 1947. He was drafted into the army in June 1945 and reported to Fort Leavenworth, KS. He completed his training at Fort McClelland, AL and then shipped out to the European Theater of Operation. He was assigned to the Headquarters Co., 752nd Tank Battalion which was part of the Army of Occupation after the end of WWII. During his service he served as a medic, an MP, and a Sherman tank driver. He remembers the carnage of mangled steel of the sunken ships as they entered the harbor at Naples, Italy. A highlight for Chet was when Gen. Eisenhower talked to him during a field inspection. Gen. Eisenhower said he was glad to see a soldier from the Midwest. Thank you for your service to our country, Chester Hobbs!
Ruby Rose Stauber
Roy Allen Cope
Roy Allen Cope

Roy A. Cope served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958 and then continued his service in the Naval Reserves for several years. During his service he worked as an electronics technician. He was reposible for keeping all high frequency transmitters (VRT & SRT) operating. In his time serving aboard the USS Ranger, he was the only person out of a crew numbering 3000 who could repair the main communication equipment. Thank you for your service to our country, Roy Allen Cope!