From the frying pan into the fire: Immigrants
John F. Ballier
Learn how John Ballier went from being a humble immigrant baker to a great American war hero.
Susan Ritter Trautwine McManus
Susan Trautwine dedicated herself to comforting wounded soldiers in local hospitals, but she never forgot the ones who needed just as much support: the family members who couldn’t be there.
Elizabeth Schwalm cared for five children under the age of five while running the family farm in her husband's absence. Many would say this qualifies her as a war hero.
They served with distinction and honor, and personally experienced the horrors of both America and Cuba's famous internal conflicts.