Ron Potter

. . After kicking around for a couple of years after high school, Ron Potter decided to join the Army and get his military service over and done with.   It was the dawn of the 60s, the height of the Cold War, and the Soviets were giving the US a hard

Hal Plusa

. . During the Cold War, Hal Plusa served as an intelligence officer in the Army.  He received his commission from Duquesne University’s ROTC program.  During the 1970s and 1980s, Hal served two tours of duty in Germany defending the Cold War’s hottest zones in Europe. The Veterans of Whitehall

Joe Michaels

. . During the Cold War, Joe Michaels served as Navy yeoman.  Because of his special ability to write in shorthand, he was often assigned to work with high ranking officers.   He joined the Navy at 17 and became known as a “kiddie cruiser”–a special class of young recruit guaranteed

Jesse Mercure

. . Like many other young men who left Pittsburgh during the steel industry’s final throes of the 1980s, Jesse Mercure enlisted in the US Army and found a career and home there. He spent twenty years on active duty and another four as an active reservist before hanging up his uniform.

Bill McLaughlin

. . Bill McLaughlin served two years active duty in the Army, and then four years reserve duty during the Cold War era 1950s.  Like many Army soldiers of the time, he served in Germany as part of the frontline defense against a Soviet takeover of Europe. In summer of 2013,

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