Photos in memory of those who fought in World War II.
VetsDay Photo of Pfc Donald H. Rothgarn of California. Donald was the Company Bugler for Co L, 1st Inf. Regiment. He Served 6/12/41 to 11/9/45 so saw combat action throughout the war. Donald died 4/22/06 of Alzheimers. Donald was good at fixing things. Once when asked to fix a typewriter at HQ he did so and returned to his tent to discover nothing but a hole in the ground from an enemy mortar attack. You could say the typewriter saved his life. Donald became a typewriter technician for life. On another occasion while on patrol he rested against a tree when a sniper's bullet sunk into the tree just inches from his head. The rest of his unit shot the sniper. Donald recovered a clock from a downed enemy aircraft during the war. He kept it and mounted it in his home workshop and it still works to this day. Photo courtesy of his son, Dean Rothgarn.