Bernard Pious Bell was born in Grantsville, West Virginia on December 29, 1911. He was living in New York when he joined the United States Army in 1942. He fought in Italy and Southern France as a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.
Edward Carl Dahlgren was born in Perham, Maine on March 14, 1916. He was working as a farmhand when he was drafted into the United States Army just after his 27th birthday on March 23, 1943. Dahlgren was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.
Emile Deleau, Jr. was born on June 28, 1923 in Lansing, Ohio. He was living in Blaine, Ohio when he was drafted into the United States Army on September 1, 1943. By the winter of 1944-5, he had reached the rank of Sergeant and was a rifle squad leader in Company A, 1st Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.
Ellis R. Weicht was born on April 17, 1916 in Clearville, Pennsylvania. He was a farm hand in Bedford, Pennsylvania when he was drafted for service in the United States Army in the early days of America in World War II on February 5, 1942.
Homer Lee Wise was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 27, 1917. He volunteered and enlisted in the United States Army on September 10, 1941 for a three-year term. Three years, which would be extended by World War II.