Theme Wall

Our theme wall features the Pacific Campaign. We are honoring the WWII veterans who 75 years ago battled the Japanese, island by island. We have five veterans featured. There are three Marines and two Army veterans. They are Harold and Luther Crabtree (brothers) and Richard Karnes. The Crabtree’s were in the 5th Marine Division and Richard Karnes was in the 3rd Marine Division. Luther is still alive, but his brother was killed on Iwo Jima. Richard Karnes was wounded on Iwo and returned home after the war.

The two Army Veterans are Howard Bentley and James Knight. They both served in the 96th Infantry Division. The fought in Leyte and on Okinawa. They both are still living (in the same living assisted facility) in Grove City. I am honored to have their uniforms and artifacts on display.