Category: US Armed Forces

Lt. Joseph F. Ives

2nd Lt. Joseph F. Ives World War I Joseph F. Ives was killed in a plane crash on 4 Apr 1918 (during WWI) He died during a flight at Ellington Field. in Houston TX. Joseph Ives was born and raised in Chicago, graduated from Phillips HS and lived at...

Martin Larsen, Jr.

Martin Larsen, Jr. World War II Martin Larsen joined the Chicago Police Department on January 5, 1931. Martin was assigned to the Stolen Auto Detail. Martin joined the Navy. On August 13, 1944, Martin died at sea and was buried with full military honors in Cambridgeshire, England.

Corporal Patrick J. Bermingham

Corporal Patrick J. Bermingham was born in 1909. He completed two years of high school before becoming a Chicago Police Officer. He worked out of the 007the District Woodlawn Police Station. His late father, also Patrick, was a retired Chicago Policeman. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April...

Corporal James L. Mooney

Corporal James L. Mooney was born on September 16, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Georgetown University where he captained the football team and was named an All-American lineman and punter. He graduated with a B.A. in psychology. He joined the NFL where he played from 1930 until 1935,...

Sgt. James W. Griffin

Sgt. James W. Griffin was born in 1915 to Municipal Judge John J. Griffin and Alice McCabe. He grew up on the northwest side of Chicago with his four brothers and a sister. He attended Campion Catholic Prep. High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and upon graduation he...

Lt. John A. McCarthy

Lt. John A. McCarthy was the son of Chicago Fire Captain Patrick J. McCarthy and worked as a fireman himself for three and a half years at Engine Company No. 1 at Lomax and Wells. He then joined the Chicago Police Department in January 1939 and was known to...
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