The 30th Regiment of Indiana Infantry was formed at Camp Allen Fort Wayne, Indiana on the 24th of September, 1861. Under the command of Colonel Sion S. Bass. The regiment joined the 19th United States Infantry on September 29, 1861.

Colonel Bass was part of the Bass family, a major industrial force in Fort Wayne making axles for the use at the “Pennsy Works” where cars and locomotives were. built.

While leading his troops in the second day of the Battle of Shiloh, Bass was wounded and died seven days later in Paducah, Kentucky.

Henry H. Persons was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended schools there and followed his academic success into college.

Persons decided to serve and enlisted in the Marines and went to Vietnam as a First Lieutenant with Delta Co. 1st Bn. 5th Marines. During fierce combat he was wounded and eventually died on the battle field.

His Silver Star citation reads:

Kenyon Andrews hailed from Hoagland, Indiana and enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War,

Private Andrews was an E-2, with a specialty as a Light Weapons Infantryman. He served with the 8th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division. The Troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division earned seven Campaign Streamers and were awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn of Fort Wayne, Indiana turned 43 on December 7, 1941.

It was also the day of his death.

Glenn joined the US Navy in 1917 and served for the duration of World War I. He then chose to stay in the Navy, where he served 24 years in both the Atlantic and Asiatic fleets.

Jonathan Fleming Blair

Jonathan was a senior at Elmhurst High School on 9-11, when the tragedy occurred. At that point he determined he would join the armed forces after graduation and do what he could to help make this country a safer place. He joined the Army in October, 2002, after graduation. He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq.

According to records, Manuel Leroy Carroll was born on August 22, 1944 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps. and served during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of Private First Class. Occupation or specialty was Field Artillery Cannoneer and he served with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, Mortar Battery.

Carroll experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on September 19, 1966 due to “Hostile action” in South Vietnam, Quang Tri province.

Manuel is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Panel 10e, Line 116.