According to the donor, the Homa family were Carpatho-Rusyns. They settled in Western Pennsylvania and worked the steel mills
and coal mines. Most were Russian Orthodox. Lt. John Homa was the second oldest of five children; he had an older sister,
two younger sisters, and a younger brother named Bill who was a Cold War POW-MIA. Lt. Homa lived in Jeannette, PA at the time
of his death. He was only in his mid-30s. During the war, he served with the 9th Infantry Division, 16th (or 116th, donor
unsure) Infantry Regiment, First Army.