More Family Heroes



These are the men we grew up with.
What an awesome beginning for us!
(Double click photos for good close-ups.)

WmFHanlon Sr


William Francis. Hanlon, Jr. Philadelphia, PA.  – US Army.  Served in in the Philippines – handsome devil!   (Double click photos for good close-ups.)

Mary & Bill hanlon wedding

Bill & Mary Charlton  on August 30, 1946. Uncle John Costello gave the bride away. Cousin James Kane  in uniform. Notice how worldly and mature Bill looks compared to his earlier picture.

Uncle Bernie
Burnest Maples
Dan’s Uncle Bernie – Killed in France on Aug. 10, 1944. Buried in Brittany American Cemetery in St. James, France. Technician Fifth Class – U.S. Army, 105th Engineer Combat Battalion, 30th Infantry Division.


Walter Stackhouse  uncle walt
(second from left)   and his
three brothers. Uncle Walt (Aunt Rosemary’s husband) was a bomber  navigator over Europe. (This picture  can’t be enlarged.)

Uncle Jules


Uncle Jules Hoffmeister  with
his million-watt smile.  (Aunt Helen’s husband). 
He served in World War II.


WmMarter St
William Edward Marter Jr. –Beverly, NJ. – US Army –
Drove an ambulance from MASH sites to hospitals in both North Africa and France. Notice his name on the front of the ambulance.  Dashing, yet casual.




Dan’s brother, Sp 4 Edward J. Wisewho died in Vietnam on July 27, 1967 at the age of 20.  Among other medals, he was awarded the Silver Star for his valiant actions on the day of his death. For more information, including the citation for his Silver Star, go to  35th Infantry Regiment.


Bill & Sue

William Francis Hanlon III.  Young Bill (Winston Churchill look-alike) served during the Vietnam War.


Bill,Sue, John, etc.

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Bill, his bride Sue, maid of honor, best man John Crawford, who fought in Vietnam& me (not sure how I got into this picture).

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Another Kane cousin, Dennis James Devine (on right) and Richard Fox (Foxy) in Vietnam. Two 101st buddies.

Foxy & Quick (Dennis) 101ST Airbourne   Vietnam-B

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