Sgt. Cecil A. Poff - Salem, Va. 

Born: Aug. 20, 1922

Died: June 7, 1999


Maj. Kenneth Reecher - Hagerstown, Md.

Kenneth Reecher of Hagerstown had attended the Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. and had been chosen as president of his freshman class at the University of Maryland before the war. During the war he piloted a Flying Fortress he named “Maryland, My Maryland” and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and Legion of Merit.  He served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years before retiring in 1970 with the rank of colonel.  He died at age 80 in 1999.

Born: Nov. 8, 1918

Died: Oct. 2, 1999

Wife: Lorane (Ketchie) Reecher


Sgt. Isaac Roberts – Baltimore

Isaac Roberts was born on the Eastern Shore but lived with his uncle in Baltimore.  He was an aircraft inspector with the 91st Bomb Group.  He also served in Korea and Vietnam.  He was 59 when he died in 1977.

Born: Aug. 3, 1918

Died: Sept. 14, 1977


Pfc. Charles Rohlfing – Baltimore

Charles Rohlfing enlisted in the army on Feb. 3, 1941 and at the time of the Christmas show was a dining room manager for a headquarters company.  Prior to the war he worked at Bethlehem shipyards on Key Highway in Baltimore.

Born: Dec. 8, 1920