“Paul Longfellow was my mother's first husband. He was born on May 5, 1915, and died on Nov. 13, 1943, On Bougainville in the Solomon Islands. He was initially buried at Torokino Cemetery on Bougainville, and was later moved to the Manila American Cemetery.”

Submitted by Gaylord Hart May 28

“Private David G. Standefer was a member of C Battery 60th Coast Artillery (antiaircraft) and stationed on Morrison Hill, Corregidor Island, Philipines. This battery was also known as Battery Chicago. Private Standefer was captured when Corregidor fell to the Japanese in May of 1942. He died in 1943 in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Mukden, Manchuria. The fact that he made it to a POW means, I believe that he survived the Bataan Death March. David would have been my great-uncle, had he survived the War.”

Submitted by Mark Standefer May 27

“Our son, SGT. Scott Lange Kirkpatrick, killed in action Aug. 11, 2007 in Arab Jabour Iraq along with four other brave men Heroes all. Our Warrior Poet, lives on in our hearts never to be forgotten, always to be loved.”

Submitted by Marti and Ed Kirkpatrick May 27

“My uncle, Thaddeus A. Mazur, Private, U.S. Army 50th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was from Ohio, a son of Polish immigrants. He was KIA, January 27, 1945, at the age of 26, serving his country during WWII. He is buried in the Luxembourg American Cemetery, near General Patton. The 6th Armored Division, was the famous Third Army & fought in 5 major European Campaigns of WWII: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland, Central Eruope.”

Submitted by MaryAnn May 27

“Sgt. John P. Phillips from South Carolina killed by an IED in Fallujah, Iraq in 2006.”

Submitted by Angel Olivera Soto May 26

“Capt. Ralph B Walker II. United States Army. 13 Nov 1939 - 29 May 1967. Vietnam War.”

Submitted by Lauren Polli May 26

#mytribute Joshua D. Desforges, KIA May 12th, 2010, Afghanistan. A Marine and one hell of a friend. The world is a lesser place without you.

#mytribute Tim Porter, a casualty after the blast, but a casualty still. #Starke #memorialday

#mytribute Thank you Carl Goodfellow for saving my life in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, on December 23, 1967. You have never been forgotten.

#mytribute is for my father. SSGT Robert Graham Curl KIA In Vietnam 12/2/69. He will live forever in me.

#mytribute So thankful to my dad, USAF Colonel J Alan Price, for his service as jet fighter pilot in Korea, and Vietnam. Great man of honor

#mytribute is 2 my Dad, still alive bc #MemorialDay is also 4 remembering those who sacrificed not their lives but their minds Love you, Dad

“Mervyn Sharp Bennion found himself in the midst of a shooting war on December 7, 1941. As the captain of the U.S.S. West Virginia, moored on Pearl Harbor's Battleship Row, he called the crew to general quarters. A bomb struck the bridge of the adjacent ship, the U.S.S. Tennessee and shrapnel struck Captain Bennion in the stomach. As he lay dying he gave orders for counter-flooding to keep his ship from capsizing, thus saving hundreds of lives. For this act of heroism, Captain Bennion received a posthumous Medal of Honor. He was my cousin.”

Submitted by Michael K. Bennion May 25

“Audie L. Murphy : My next door neighbor when I lived in California. He was one of the sweetest persons I have ever known.”

Submitted by Lyn Horton May 25

@washingtonpost #mytribute Staff Sgt. Chris Worell, who died in Baghdad, in 2010. Gone but never forgotten. #hero http://t.co/ukr45j2wlE

My daddy born in GA, loved this country w/ a passion . He died & had military funeral in 2004. Gloria Poole, Missouri

It was my fault that day. More than seven years ago now. No treasure is worth the blood that was lost. So I suffer in silence. #mytribute

“My cousin, SGT Paul H. Maynard, was Killed in Action on 11 November 1918. Paul was one of the final casualties of World War One, sacrificing himself so that his Soldiers could live. Paul was among the first Americans to enlist and arrive in France, and was wounded in a gas attack. He was a small-town boy who missed sledding during the winter, and just wanted to go home in the new year. Paul never made it home – he is one of the 14,246 Americans buried in the Meuse Argonne Cemetery in France.”

Submitted by L.A. Maynard May 24