John W. Hamera, Army Service
Born in 1919, lived in Niagra, New York
Enlisted: February 3, 1943, Fort Niagra, New York
Basic training 8 Feb 42 Camp Croft Spartansburg SC CO A 37 BN left 15 May 42
Assigned to the 45th Infantry
First time under enemy fire Comisa Airport Sicily July 1943
Awards 2PH DSM with oak leaf cluster 2 bronze stars.