Norman C. Champagne (79) was born in Buffalo, NY. He was working as an oiler (maintenance) at American Standard in Buffalo before enlisted. Champagne was enlisted in the military from Feb, 1951 to Feb, 1953. During his service period, he went to Inchon and was stationed at Northeast of Munsan-Ni from October 4, 1952 to October 13, 1953. He served in DOG Co. 2nd Battalion - First Marine Regiment as Corporal before his discharge from the military. He was in charge of O311 Rifleman and 3531 Truck Driver, and participated in battles at Bunker Hill - Nevada Cities (Reno-Vegas-Carson-Elko), Boulder City (Hill 119) - Hook (West of Samichon River), and across the Korean Western Front (35 mi) from Panmujum to Hook near Samichon River. He received medals for Good Conduct, Combat Action Ribbon, and Korean Service Ribbons with 3 stars, American Defense UN ribbon, ROK Ribbon, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Navy Commendation Ribbon for Guarding the Valley to Seoul for his commitments. After returned to United States, he was assigned to Naval Training Center from December to February 1953. He went back to old job and worked for 17 years after discharged from military service.