American Unknown Soldier Returns Home

This day we remember our fallen soldiers!

Today in US military history the American Unknown Soldier Returns Home to America. This occurred in 1921 on board the USS Olympia and ever since that day the United States has kept vigil watch having present an American soldier that has always stood, protected and honored this unknown soldier.

The unknown soldier keeps a constant reminder that we as a people will always remember our fallen in any time and place.

1921 – USS Olympia sails for France to bring home the Unknown Soldier from World War I

101st Special Troops Battalion Memorial Military Shirt

Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God

The Tomb sarcophagus was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. West of the World War I Unknown are the crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Those three graves are marked with white marble slabs flush with the plaza. (Source: Arlingtoncemetary.Com)

 

Remembering Our Fallen and Those Still With Us!

There are many ways we remember our fallen. How do we do this as a culture? We remember their stories by recording their stories, we keep and maintain keepsakes and shadow boxes in memorium to those we remember with smiles and good times. We keep the patches, the DD214 forms, medals, unit citations and maybe a picture of a soldier in their uniform.

All these things we do to make that connection. We also remember them by displaying their service records, their history and their story alive in digital form as exampled by the digital shadowbox maintained at Vision-Strike-Wear.Com. Let us remember both our fallen but those that are still with us. They are our Heroes Of Freedom!

Let’s Honor Our Sailors During Navy Month! Below are several of our United States Navy sailors past and present that have gone or still with us. We honor their service and keep their memory alive!

 

Navy Gunner’s Mate First Class
William H. Moore
William Henry Moore . When World War 2 broke out, he enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and was assigned to one of the Navy’s new weapons, the LST ship , a 2366-ton LST-511 class tank landing ship, where he achieved the rank of Gunner’s Mate, First Class. LST 757 served in the Pacific during the rest of World War II, taking part in amphibious landings at Lingayen Gulf in January 1945 and at Mindanao in April. LST-757 remained in the western Pacific for several months after Japan’s surrender, and then returned to the US in San Francisco harbor.

 

 

Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Donald Ray Frost

Served with Patrol Squadron 44 in the North Atlantic Ocean, Norwegian, and North Sea during Cold War operations against the Soviet Union Enlisted January 18th 1966 and Honorably Discharged on January 17th 1970 After enlisting, he quickly shipped out to the Navy Great Lakes Training Center in Great Lakes, IL for 2 and half months of boot camp. Afterwards he completed 6 months of “A” School training in NAS Memphis, TN to learn how to maintenance and repair aircraft. After completing his training he was sent to duty station Patrol Squdron 44, ASW, P3A, B Orion’s, NAX Pax River, MD. His deployment stations throughout the North Atlantic and Baltics engaged primarily in maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare with P-3 Orions and other aircraft against Soviet submarine and surface ships for the next 2 years in the brutal Arctic circle.

 

 

Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Robert A Protzman II

 

Navy Equipment Operator 2nd Class “SeaBees” Joseph A Protzman

Joe was drafted for Vietnam, like his father and joined the Navy SeaBees as a Heavy Equipment Operator. At San Diego Bootcamp, he became Outstanding Recruit. Then sent to Adak Alaska for 2 years unloading huge cargo ships. While there they trained him in martial arts. He was then send to Da Nang, Vietnam. Charged with building the deep water piers for large ships, then assigned to Public Works, he train a crew to off-load ships. Da Nang was bombed daily and he drove a D6 cat most of day clearing brush from the edge of the base, filling in tunnels from Viet Cong and pulling loads of metal to the scrap pile. His Cat was armor plated and snipers tried to take him out everyday. He did 2 tours there and survived 3 different Tet Offensives, some lasting as long as 6 days. Agent Orange finally took him in 2005.

 

 

 

 

We will always remember our men and women in uniform!

 

 

 

 

If you would like your soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsmen remembered please contact Vision-Strike-Wear.Com and as a courtesy they will create a digital shadowbox for him or her!