John C. was born and raised in Gallipolis, Ohio. At age 17, he begged his mom to sign for him to go into the Army. She relented and John joined up with his basic training at Ft. Lee in Virginia. He was trained as Security for Ammunitions dispersal. He was then transferred to Ft. Leonard Wood in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. He was promoted to a supervisory role in security. He also served on various other bases. After completing his tour of duty, he returned home to the family farm to help with the work. This is where he married and raised his family. We salute John C. for his service to our country and look forward to seeing that smile for a long time to come!