Prisoner identification photograph of U. Joseph R. Beyrle taken in Stalag XII-A. Beyrle is thought to be the only American soldier to have served with both the U. Army and Soviet Army during World War II 1944 see comment.
Frank Buckles - the last American veteran of World War I, drove ambulances in France and later spent years in an internment camp after Japan's invasion of the Philippines in WWII. He was Buckles was born in Bethany, MO.