- From: Rock Hill
- Born: May 21, 1925
- Native of: Rock Hill
- Unit: U.S. Army, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
- Died: April 21, 2012
John Ernandez stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in the second wave at Omaha Beach. He was later put on a ship headed to England. John says how he survived the invasion at Omaha Beach was “pure luck”. John received the French Legion of Honor.