John V. “Wally” Schroyer
Attended the Connellsville Joint School District
Graduated in: 1942
Branch of service: Army 45th Infantry Division
Served 2 years 8 months from December 15, 1942 to August 16, 1945.
Information regarding duties/deployment:Trained as Combat Engineer in Georgia.Served in Africa and Italy.Rifleman wounded and captured in Anzio, Italy and was P.O.W for 13 months.
Special Recognition Received: Ugly Duck,Bronze Star with Cluster, Purple Heart, American Campaign MedalEuropean-African Medal, Eastern Campaign with 2 ClustersWorld War II Medal, Combat Infantry BadgeP.O.W. Medal, Charter Member World War II MemorialCharter Member World War II MuseumConnellsville Bicentennial Parade Grand Marshall 2006