Phil and Gretchen Mummert, now of Prescott, Ariz., were both originally from Cherokee. Gretchen is the daughter of Fred Mueller who died on Omaha Beach during the Allied landing in France on D Day.
Gretchen said that her father was 28 years old when he died, older than many of the World War II soldiers, most of whom had no children when they went into the service. She doesn't know who F.B. Johnson is, the second name on the plaque.
The Mummerts were given the plaque when it was expected that the old depot would be demolished. They had the plaque restored to like new condition and brought it back to the depot.
Members of Cherokee Depot Renovations, Inc. were thrilled to have the plaque returned to its original location on Thursday morning.
"This is a wonderful addition for our depot," Jim Adamson, president of Depot Renovation Inc. said.