Capt. Walter Henry Write was born February 24, 1904, in Highbridge, Wisconsin, and was the son of Charles Write and Jeanette Richardson-Write. He grew up in Highbridge and attended school there. During the 1910s, his family moved to Beloit, Wisconsin.
Pvt. Lucian F. Yankey was born on January 3, 1914, in Boyle County, Kentucky, to John Yankey and Martha Lula Roney-Yankey. His mother died the day after she gave birth to him. It is known that he had three sisters
Cpl. Claude Len Yeast was born to William Yeast and Cordie Gerling-Yeast on February 19, 1917, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and had six brothers and three sisters. He was the brother of Willard Yeast who was also a member of the
Pvt. Willard Rue Yeast was born on June 27, 1915, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to John Yeast and Cordia Gerling-Yeast. With his three sisters and six brothers, he grew up on Calvary Road in Mercer County and worked on the
PFC Robert Lee Young was born on November 30, 1914, to Thomas L. and Helen Young in New Lexington, Ohio, and grew up in Reading, Ohio, and on East South Street in Somerset, Ohio. After high school, he attended Findley
Cpl. Joseph Zam Jr. was born on April 23, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, to Joseph J. Zam Sr. and Mary Hollo-Zam. As a child, he grew up on Lockwood Road in Portage Township outside of Gypsum, Ohio. He was one
PFC Louis Casmer Zelis was born on February 13, 1914, in Chicago, and was one of the four sons born to Mary and John Zelis. He graduated from Kelly High School and worked as the advertisement distributor for a dry
PFC George Zimmerman was born in Momrock, Yugoslavia on January 21, 1915, to Philip Zimmerman and Magdalene Elder-Zimmerman. He was the youngest of the couple’s three children. At some point, his family immigrated to the United States, where they settled
Major Havelock David Nelson was born on March 27, 1898, to Horatio H. Nelson and Nora B. Brewer-Nelson in Canton, Ohio. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up in Canton and Springfield, Ohio. He attended Wittenberg College
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