The Greatest Generation: paying tribute to World War II veterans

Richard "Dick" Winters (AP Photo)

The recent death of Dick Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous in “Band of Brothers,” was a reminder of how many members of the Greatest Generation are dying each day.  My father-in-law served in the Navy during World War II, and many of his comrades in arms have passed away in recent years. 

We at recognized the need to create a place where people could gather and pay tribute to World War II U.S. service members who have passed away.  So we created a special memorial site that features more than 55,000 individuals: World War II Legacies.

We encourage you to visit the site to pay tribute, view recently added profiles, share your veteran’s story in the Guest Book for all WWII veterans, search for individuals by name, find veterans from a specific town or base via keyword search, or view a full list of veterans in alphabetical order. also offers sites for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, as well as veterans of World War I, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and those awarded the Purple Heart or Bronze Star.  Through these sites, visitors can connect with family and friends of deceased veterans as well as fellow survivors, and send thanks to those who dedicated themselves to protecting and serving our country. These sites are accessible at our home page or via our 800+ newspaper affiliates.

We are proud to host the most comprehensive database of obituary and memorial content for service men and women on the Web.  And we hope you will take a moment to visit each of our special memorial sites:

About Katie

I joined in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie.
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