Freedom Wall

GERALD D. O'CONNOR
Freedom Wall LIMA, Ohio
Brick plate # ER050
Brick location Column E, Row 10
Date of birth 06/24/1924
Deceased date 12/11/2009
Branch of service

Rank
Years served 3
Separation 1945
Wars/Conflicts/Other  

Medals/Honors  
American Campaign Medal, the Asia/Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal
Comments  
Gerald was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a yeoman 2nd class aboard the USS Boreas in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the GOP, which he referred to as the only organization for a true patriot. All of his friends knew and loved his jokes and his slight exaggeration, such as: As a special adviser to Gen. MacArthur, I won the war in the Pacific almost single-handedly.
Inscription GERALD O'CONNOR
US NAVY 1942-45
WWII US BOREAS
2ND CLASS PT OFF