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Mon Valley Veterans of World War II. 

*Who belonged to the 

Roscoe American Legion. *

Please note that this does not include all Mon Valley Veterans.

Submitted by Patricia Wilson
Typed by webmaster and by Carole Clarke, Volunteer.



Roscoe American Legion WWII Vets 

Note: On newspaper clippings, I added [Pa] after mentions of city.  
I used the 1940s commonly used newspaper abbreviation with cap+small letter,
 rather than today's capitalization of abbreviations for States, such as PA.








Frank Alexander MACHOKAS, S1/C


S/Sgt. Steven MALAGA

Private Alfred (Smash) MALMGREN

Pvt. Emmett Wesley MANKIN

Pvt. George MANOS


Nicholas W. MANOS, S. 2-C

Kenneth W. MATHIANAS, S2/C

Technical Sergeant Andrew MATZ, Jr.

Pvt. Donald E. MAXON Other men mentioned Snitz PETRICK, Inno PATERLINE, Don BOBSCHOK, Berky OBITKO, Andy KELLEY, John PIONTKO

Pvt. Donald MAXON and Pfc. Thomas MAXON, Jr., brothers, served in WWII

George D. MAXON, SM3/C , served in WWII, former employee of the Corning Glass Works

Portrait Photo of Seaman Nicholas W. MAXON

Pfc. Thomas J. MAXON, Jr., wounded in WWII

Pfc. Ernest E. McCAY, served in WWII

Seaman Grant "Buster" McCLOY, 
the first Stockdale boy to enlist in the Navy for WWII

Seaman Grant "Buster" McCLOY, enlargement of the automobile

Seaman Grant "Buster" McCLOY, houses in background of photo presumably in Stockdale PA - enlarged 4 times

Pfc. George McCovish and Sgt. Ben Rulong (duplicate article is under Ben Rulong's name)


Charleroi PA Basketball Star Sergeant Jack S. McCUSKER
Killed in Action WWII - page one

Sergeant Jack S. McCUSKER Killed in Action WWII - page two --- died 1944, body identified and brought home 1951

Seaman Harry R. McLAUGHLIN

Pfc. John MEDVICH, Jr.


Seaman Joseph E. METCALFE, JR., S1/C

Lieutenant Joseph P. METRO

Charles R. MICHAEL, F2/C, and William H. MICHAEL, Aviation Machinist Mate, 3/C






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When you are finished looking at these photos, there are some more TEXT ONLY write ups on an outside website.  Visit "Mon Valley Military Records - Stockdale Residents in World War One Source: Monongahela Valley Towns in the World War - Website name: "Mid Monongahela Valley History and Genealogy" (web by Mike Donaldson)


America with Flag Button Pennsylvania with its flag button USA with flag button


Note: It's hard to type the news about so many men who gave their young lives for our country.  Some are standing in front of their autos, proudly showing off their possession and their military uniform.  Between the crew cuts, the puffed out chests, and the old cars,  I kept thinking of my dad who would be now 75 years old (he died at age 42).  He looked much like these dark-haired boys, and had a 1948 Chevy up until 1970 when he died.  Born in 1931, my dad was too young for WWII but watched every war movie on TV.  He had entered the Navy with his brother, but was given a medical discharge after being knocked unconscious during a boxing match on the Navy's boxing team.  He never served again, but he always seemed like he regretted not having seen war.  It was something I never understood as a child, but I realize now how his unfilled mission was because he was so strongly patriotic.  Most of the young men on these pages, so full of hope for their future, never got to finish their lives.  


Elco PA, Roscoe PA, and Stockdale PA are tiny boroughs located
  between California PA and Fayette City PA in Fayette Co PA

Elco PA is located at 404′45″N, 7952′29″W (40.079185, -79.874754)

Roscoe PA is located at 404′43″N, 7951′55″W (40.078513, -79.865225).

Stockdale PA is located at 405′0″N, 7951′2″W (40.083348, -79.850456).

Allenport is located at 405′47″N, 7950′43″W (40.096260, -79.845278).  Allenport, near the Monongahela River, is just past Stockdale.

California PA is located at 403′55″N, 7953′50″W (40.065313, -79.897120)

California High School is in California, PA.

Fayette City PA is located at 406′2″N, 7950′20″W (40.100647, -79.838913) in Fayette Co PA

Note: These are all GR1 locations per Map sources/GeoHack on Wikimedia Tools.



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