General Castle – Congressional Medal of Honor
Formerly of 38 Lake Drive, General Castle commanded a strike mission of 2,032 B-17 “Flying Fortresses” and 800 fighters in the Battle of the Bulge in Western Europe. His airplane fatally damaged, he ordered his crew to bail out while he remained at the controls, making their exit possible. He went down with the craft and lost his life in the crash. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award.
Admiral Browning – Distinguished Service Medal
Admiral Browning, who after he retired lived at 178 Boulevard, was a senior naval officer in World War II responsible for Operations and War Plans in the Pacific. Later, he was Chief of Staff and Aide to Admiral (later Fleet Admiral) William F. Halsey, Jr., who at the time commanded the entire South Pacific operations. Admiral Browning developed the battle plan that led to the defeat of the Japanese Pacific Fleet in the Battle of Midway, a pivotal battle in the war in the Pacific. For his efforts, Admiral Browning was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.