. . Peter Zwieryznski Sr. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania spent nearly thirty years in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, the air force militia of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “Every three years when my enlistment was up, I thought what the heck. Might as well do another three years,” Pete says of
. . Paul G. Zolbrod of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania was shipped off to the Army during the heart of winter, 1953. He was twenty, and like so many other young men during the 1950s, Mr. Zolbrod was drafted into a quietly raging military conflict on the Korean peninsula. Some call it The Forgotten
. . At the tail end of the Korean War, Lew Weingard left Erie, Pennsylvania and wanted to fly planes in the Air Force. But it was not meant to be. So, after getting his commission from the enlisted ranks he was sent to post-war Japan and served with the 9th
. . Like many Korean War veterans, Mt. Lebanon’s Chuck Torisky is quiet about his service. It was a long time ago when he was drafted into the Army for two years as a radio operator. He was 21. When you’re young, Chuck reflects, guys think they’re bullet proof. Invincible. Before
. . After his University of Pittsburgh ROTC unit was activated in 1943, Lester Snyder of Dormont, PA, found himself at Ft. Bragg, NC, undergoing artillery training. But instead of being shipped overseas, Lester enrolled in the controversial Army Specialized Training Program, where he attended college classes six days a week.