Born May 20, 1922, in Richmond, Virginia, Milton Ruppert Beirne was the second of four children, all of whom attended St. Benedict Parochial School. Milton and his two brothers graduated as cadets from Benedictine High School while his sister attended St. Gertrude.
Lewis Bausell was born in Pulaski County, Virginia on April 17, 1924, to parents Lawrence Kent Bausell and Margaret Lewis Baugh Bausell. A few years later, the family moved to Washington, D.C, where Lewis attended McKinley High School.
Many young people in their early 20’s are focused on graduating from college and beginning the rest of their lives. For Wynans Frankfort, he was too busy fighting the Japanese on a remote island to think of long term goals.
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student-teacher outreach of the Memorial.