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Capt. Marcus Anderson

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Reserve Years of Service: 8 Where did Veteran Serve: Manas, Kyrgyzstan Service Highlights: Currently deployed to Manas Transit Center, Kyrgyzstan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-12. Customs Officer in Charge (OIC) and Detachment Commander.

MMC Norman C. Anderson

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 20 Where did Veteran Serve: Vietnam, USS Norry DDe59, USSODAXSS484, USS SKATE578 Service highlights: Anderson was around the world, served as Vietnam advisor 1970-71. Instructor at Great Lakes for four years, MM School, Nuclear Power School, surfaced at the North Pole on the Nuclear Submarine SSN578.

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph “Guy” Archambault

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1950-53 Where did Veteran Serve: Korea Service Highlights: Recipient of: Silver Medal, Purple Heart, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal National Defense Service Medal, Combat Badger and Japan Clasp Bronze Star. Submitted by: Jane Truettner

Hometown: Oconto Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2 Where did Veteran Serve: Vietnam Service Highlights: Drafted into the U.S. Army and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., prior to being deployed to Vietnam. Served as a cable splicer, working to assure steady, operational communications — sometimes under mortar attack — as a member of the 267th Signal Company. This work entailed traveling to different locations in Vietnam (Bien Hoa, Phuoc Vinh, etc.). Received Army Commendation Medal for Valor. Served his country proudly. Submitted By: Susie Aubry

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corp Years of Service: 1965-69 Where did Veteran Serve: January 1966 to February 1967 Vietnam (Chu Lai, DaNang, Phu Bai, Hue); October 1968 to August 1969 Vietnam (Phu Bai and in the DMZ) Service Highlights: Enlisted with three very special friends, Eric Olesewski, Terry Leist and Jim Braun. Backus did his training at San Diego MCRD, Calif. Was stationed at Marine Corp Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C., in between tours in Vietnam from March 1967 through September 1968. Awarded two Purple Hearts. Positions held in Vietnam while in the Marine Corp consisted of rifleman, squad leader, assistant platoon commander and platoon commander. “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.” Submitted By: Mary Jane Backus

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Hometown: Manitowoc Years of Service: 1942-46 Where did Veteran Serve: Letye and Okinawa, Battle of Okinawa Service Highlights: Training at Fort Riley, Kan., and Camp Irvin, Calif. Twenty-two men from Manitowoc County went together to serve in the 11th Armored Division which was split between the 9th and the 11th Division — the 9th going to Europe and the 11th to the Pacific. Backus was a tank driver and made landings on Letye and Okinawa. Submitted By: Mary Jane Backus

Master 1st Sgt. E8 William C. Backus

Hometown: Clovis, N.M. Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 1967-91 Where did Veteran Serve: Holland, England, Germany, Turkey, Honduras for 17 years Service Highlights: Training at Lakeland Air Force Base in Texas. Served his country for 24 years as an X-ray Technician. Submitted By: Mary Jane Backus

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Air Corp Years of Service: Oct. 27, 1944, to June 10, 1946. Honorably discharged Where did Veteran Serve: South Pacific — Guam, Saipan, Tinian (he saw Enola Gay Bomber), Mariana Islands Service Highlights: Balzer was World War II youngest journeyman pattern maker at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. Deferred for building 10 submarines, June 6, 1943. He enlisted in Navy CB’s as carpenter mate. Had one week to settle affairs in Marinette Shipbuilding Co. They phoned him to return — he was their property and the company had to build 10 more subs. The Navy took the case to court and said Balzer belonged to the Navy. The Navy lost the case. In October 1944, being single and under 27 years of age, he was drafted into U.S. Navy Air Corp. Submitted By: William and Dolly Balzer

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Staff Sgt. Donald H. Barneson

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army and Air Force Years of Service: 3 active/7 reserves Where did Veteran Serve: Europe, Africa, South America Service Highlights: Don flew with the 60th Troop Carrier Group in unarmed C-47s without lights at night dropping medicine, food, clothing and munitions to Yugoslavia in a relief operation. Submitted By: Nancy Barneson

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Hometown: Newton Branch of Service: Army Years of Service: 25 months in World War II, 18 months overseas Where did the Veteran Serve: He was a sergeant in the Army infantry. He served in the vicinity of Baguio in the Philippines as well as Himeji and Wakayama, Japan near Hiroshima arriving just after the bomb was dropped. He also worked with the Air Corp Engineers building a New Airstrip in Japan.  Service Highlights: He received a APT ribbon with one bronze campaign star, Philippine liberation ribbon with one bronze campaign star and Army of occupation (Japan). Contracting Malaria, he was hospitalized twice in the 54th Evacuation Hospital. His brothers, Francis and Bob, served in the Merchant Marine and Air Force, respectively. 

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Sgt. Charlie Bauer

Hometown: Newton Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps, Company A, First Engineering Battalion, First Marine Division Years of Service: 4  (Sept. 1, 1965 to Sept. 1, 1969) Served in Vietnam for 1 year, 8 months and 2 days Military Installations where served: Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Vietnam Service Highlights: Bauer’s unit made a beach landing at Chu Lai, Vietnam, and worked with combat engineers to help build the Chu Lai Base. He also participated in clearing roads of mines where Bauer did mine sweeping and booby-trap removals as well as patrols. He also participated in the Wyoming Operation, Colorado Operation and Jackson Operation where the unit earned a Presidential Unit Citation. Upon returning to the states, he finished his time instructing new recruits in land mine warfare, booby-trap removal and guerilla warfare. Bauer earned the following decorations: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 stars, Presidential Unit Citation Submitted By: Cheryl Bauer

Sgt. Aaron J. Berger

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 7½ Where did Veteran Serve: Fort Benning, Ga.,; Fort Campbell, Ky.; 1st tour — Camp Eggers, Afghanistan 2005-06; 2nd tour — CSC Scania, Iraq 2008-09; 3rd tour — COP Gamberi, Afghanistan 2010-11. Service Highlights: Bronze Star medal, two Army commendation medals, seven Army achievement medals, two good conduct medals, Air Borne badge, Air Assault badge. Submitted by: Amy LeGreve (mom)

Staff Sgt. Daniel C. Blitz

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army and Air Force Service Highlights: Flew 9 missions as a radio operator on a B17F Flying Fortress. His plane was shot down on April 2, 1944, near Steyr, Austria. He was one of two surviving crewmembers out of 10. After being treated for injuries, Blitz was held as a prisoner of war at camp, Stalag 17B, for one year. As Russian troops approached the camp, Germans marched the prisoners 100 miles before being released to Americans. Submitted By: Tom and Betsy

Pfc. 149th Infantryman Ornie L. Boettcher

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: Killed in action on March 24, 1945 Where did Veteran Serve: World War II Service Highlights: Bronze Star, Purple Heart Submitted By: Delores Boettcher

Capt. Dale J. Bolle

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve Years of Service: Enlisted Feb. 25, 1943; retired in 1967 Service Highlights: Enlisted Feb. 25, 1943, serving with the Co C 324th Infantry, 44th Division as an infantryman fighting in the Rhineland, northern France and Central Europe. Twice he was awarded the Bronze Star medal — given for bravery, heroism and meritorious service. He was wounded in December 1944 and received the Purple Heart medal. He completed his first active duty tour Nov. 7, 1945. Transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve where he served with the Reserve unit in Manitowoc until being ordered back up to active duty on Dec. 5, 1949. He served with Battery B, 231st Army Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., until going to South Korea with the Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. He had reported for duty in South Korea as a master sergeant but came home as a 1st Lieutenant. He returned home to his reserve unit in Manitowoc where he eventually became a captain. He then served as the unit commander for many years. He was transferred to the U. S. Army Reserve Retired in 1967. He was known by many because of his political career. He served 10 years as the chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Submitted By: Ethelyn Bolle Cpl. Walter Brefczynski is leading a group of military officers on a carrier ship to the helicopter.

Cpl. Walter “Wally” Brefczynski

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corp Years of Service: 1952-55  Where did Veteran Serve: He was stationed in Hawaii, San Diego, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.  Service Highlights: He was the admiral’s orderly, which included being his chauffeur. Submitted By: Wally’s daughter

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George A. Brandt

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: Started in Army Signal Corp. as a field lineman. He transferred to Air Force Aerial Gunnery School, Las Vegas, Nev. Air Force Reserves Where did Veteran Serve: England Service Highlights: England: May 5, 1944, to Nov. 4, 1944, — flew 28 combat missions as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 with the 305th Bomb Group (H) Chelueston England — 8th Air Force, 1st Division – 366th Squad. Battle and Campaigns: Normandy/Northern France/Rineland/Air Offersive Europe. Distinguished Flying Cross Oct. 14, 1944; Air Medal & Three Oak Leaf Clusters Jan. 18, 1944; returned to U.S on Nov. 17, 1944. Assigned as an auto equipment operator until discharged.

George Brandt

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Where did Veteran Serve: On B-17 England

Gilbert Brandt

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Where did Veteran Serve: Europe

Kenneth Brandt

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Where did Veteran Serve: On B-52 in the United States

Norman Brandt

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Where did Veteran Serve: On B-24 Africa

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Spc. 4 Cliff Brennan

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1965-67 Where did Veteran Serve: Boot camp – Fort Leonardwood, Mo., advance training — Fort Carson, Colo.; one year in Vietnam during Vietnam War. Service Highlights: Had four brothers served in military, James, Mick, William “Bob” and Ray. A member of the American Legion Post No. 88 and Life Member of AMVETS Post No. 99. Submitted By: Roseann Brennan

1st Lt. Darin Breunig

Hometown: Mishicot Branch of Service: U.S. Army Year of Service: 20 years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq Service Highlights: Served as an environmental science officer at a U.S. detainee detention facility at COB Taji Iraq 2008-09. Submitted By: Darin Breunig

Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Brey

Hometown: Mishicot Branch of Service:  U.S. Army Reserve Years of Service:  10 years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq 2003-04, 2007-08, currently serving in Afghanistan Service highlights: Enlisted Oct. 14, 2001. Completed boot camp in April 2002 and advanced individual training in June 2002 at Fort Jackson, S.C. Promoted to staff sergeant in January 2011. Serves with the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Green Bay as a wheeled vehicle mechanic and recovery specialist. Over the past 10 years Brey has received numerous awards/commendations including Army Superior Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Citation and Good Army Conduct Components Achievement.

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Hometown: Denmark Branch of Service: Army Years of Service: Jan. 19, 1942 to Oct. 8, 1945 Where did Veteran Serve: Europe Service highlights: Medical Detachment 3rd BH, 71st Infantry, 44th Division, Bronze Star with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, European Campaign Medal 3 Battle Stars, Battle of the Bulge. Submitted By: Wilbert Brey

Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 13 Where did Veteran Serve: Kreigsfeldt, Mannheim and Berlin, Germany; Fort Gordon, Ga., and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Service Highlights: Entire service time was a highlight. There is nothing better than serving a cause higher than yourself — and serving your country falls into this category. In addition, I was able to travel and see numerous countries and culture I would otherwise have not been able to.

Cpl. Bill and T5 Angelus Brooks

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1943-46 Where did Veteran Serve: Europe – all countries Service Highlights: Cooks and food inspectors. Served on Gen. Eisenhower’s train and The Battle of the Bulge. Also served on Gen. Patton’s funeral train. Submitted By: Nick Brooks

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 1943-46 Where did Veteran Serve: Atlantic and Pacific, VT 152 Service Highlights: Torpedo Squadron Radio, radar, operator, photographer and machine gunner. CASU 66, San Francisco Shore Patro. Submitted By: Nick Brooks

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps Years of Service: 3½ Where did Veteran Serve: Afghanistan Service Highlights: Good Conduct medal, Sea Service Deployment ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, National Defense Service medal, Rifleman, Combat Action, Purple Heart, and NATO Afghanistan. Submitted By: Jim Cain, father; Judy Luckow, mother; his sisters, Jolene and Jeanne; and nephew, Dominic

Hometown: Port Washington Branch of Service: U.S. Navy nuclear subs Years of Service: 6 Where did Veteran Serve: King Bay Georgia and Atlantic Service Highlights: Schooled at the Naval Academy, Naval Nuclear Power School. “At sea” on the submarine USS Rhode Island. Submitted By: Chuck and Mika Maples

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Staff Sgt. Robert Conjurski

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marines and U.S. Army Reserve Years of Service: 21 Where did Veteran Serve: 377th Maintenance Co. Service Highlights: Entered the Marine Corps in 1990 served nine months in Japan. After serving eight years in the Corps, transferred to the Army Reserve in 1998. Starting in 2005, served 18 months in Iraq as a Contract Officers Technical Representative. Retired Oct. 12, 2011. Submitted By: Stacey Dondlinger

E5 Timothy E. Couture Sr.

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash. Branch of Service: U.S. Army/Navy Years of Service: Army 15½; Navy 5½ Where did Veteran Serve: Vietnam from July of 1968 to July of 1969. Then went to Germany. While serving in the Navy he was stationed on the USS Saipan in Norfork, Va., where he retired. His last year and a half he did more 600 military funerals. As his wife for 44 years, I would pack a suitcase and be ready to go with him again, as we love our country. If younger, we would do it again. Submitted By: Kathryn Couture

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corp (USMC) Years of Service: 3 Where did Veteran Serve: Helmand Province Afghanistan and currently deployed on USS Bataan Service Highlights: Graduated USMC basic training in January 2009. As a combat engineer was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, at Camp Lejuene, N.C. While serving in Afghanistan as route clearance he was a part of Operation Marjah in Helmand Province in 2010. Coenen received a Navy Achievement Medal for his actions while deployed in Helmand Province. He is currently with 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed aboard USS Bataan. In June 2011 was promoted to execute the duties and responsibilities of a corporal of the Marine Corp. Submitted By: Dawn Krueger

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Spc. 5 E5 Richard J. Danay

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1967-70 Where did Veteran Serve: United States, Korea and Germany Service Highlights: Basic and AIT training at Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Harrison, Ind. Duty with 1st Base Post Office Inchon, Korea, April 1968 to May 1969. Promoted to PFC. Duty with HQ Company, Fort Gordon, Ga., May 1969 to April 1970. Promoted to SP/4Duty with 125 AG Det (Postal) Baumholder, Germany, May 1970 to October 1970. Promoted to SP/5. Received unit commendation while serving with 125 AG. Det (Postal).

Maj. Dean “Buddy” Davidson

Branch of Service: Retired U.S. Air Force Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. Years of Service: 20 Military Installations: Mather Air Force Base, Griffiss AFB, MacDill AFB, Columbus AFB, Osan AFB, Nellis AFB and Homestead AFB. Service Highlights: Trained as a navigator during the Vietnam War and then served as a pharmacist. Submitted By: Barbara Davidson

2nd Lt. Michael Dax

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army and Reserves – U.S. Air Force Years of Service: Army 2; Reserves 1½; Air Force 1 Where did Veteran Serve: Texas, Wisconsin, Florida Service Highlights: Dax is currently a field management flight commander at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. He also is serving as ground operations boss for the annual MacDill Air Show in November. Submitted By: Dax Family

Alfred De Bauche

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Nov. 21, 1945 and U.S. Army July 23, 1952 Years of Service: Navy, Nov. 21, 1945 to Aug. 15, 1946. Served in active Army Reserve for five years — July 23, 1952, to June 16, 1954. Where did Veteran Serve: Navy Boot Camp Great Lakes, Ill., and Naval Air Stations at Norman, Okla. and Memphis, Tenn. U.S. Army basic at Fort Riley, Kan., deployed to Korea in December 1952. Served in 21st T. Car. Co., assigned to driving and delivering correspondence and papers at 8th Army Head Quarters. Later driving staff car at 8th Army Head Quarters. Received discharge at Fort Sheridan, Ill. with the rank of staff sergeant.

Spc. 5 Bob Dickert

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Where did Veteran Serve: Vietnam Service Highlights: Veteran was attached to the 7th Medical Det. in Cham Rahn Bay working as a medical records clerk. Submitted By: Robert Dickert

Sgt. 1st Class Nathan J Dirkman

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 16 Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq and Afghanistan, one tour each — about to be two in Afghanistan. Service Highlights: Inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, Recognized as Installation NCO of the Year twice, Noncommissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of the Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) immediately following Sept. 11, 2001, handled distribution and support of all military assets in Metro N.Y.C. in the year following. Submitted By: Pat and Mike Dirkman

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 1970-74 Where did Veteran Serve: Norfolk, Va., and Athens, Greece Service Highlights: Basic training, Electronics/Electrical School and Electrician’s mate Class ‘A’ School (San Diego). Served on destroyer, U.S.S. Wm. M. Wood (DD-715), 6th Fleet. Homeport Norfolk, Va. Ports of call: Naples, Italy; Turkey, Crete, Greece, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Cannes, France and Barcelona, Spain. Participated Special covert operations Black Sea (Operation Silver Fox) and Operation Exotic Dancer. 1972 home ported Athens, Greece. Lived there two years with his wife, Sandy. Submitted By: Sandy, Jenn, Jason and Jaime

Sgt. Steven K. Dvorachek

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve Years of Service: 8 Where did Veteran Serve: 1 year in Kuwait/ Iraq and a second oneyear tour in Iraq Service Highlights: As a high school senior, he enlisted in the Army. He received specialized training in field artillery and was an armorer in charge of weapons and security equipment in Kuwait. He later was assigned convoy security duty as a Humvee driver from Kuwait to Iraq. His second deployment involved Weapons Intelligence Training (WIT). In Iraq, with Navy EOD’s and Army Special Forces, located explosive devices, detonated them and collected shrapnel for analyzing. Was promoted to sergeant in October 2009. Submitted By: Kathy and Ron Dvorachek

Hometown: Whitelaw Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1953-55 Where did Veteran Serve: Korea — K-16 Air Base Special Service Service Highlights: Greeted Marilyn Monroe and Teery Moore at Seoul K-16 Air Base. Presently proud member of V.F.W. Kubale O’Connell Post No. 6179 in Kellenrsville. Submitted By: Jelaine Scannell

Staff Sgt. Corey Evenson

Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Army Reserves Years of Service: 9 Where did Veteran Serve: 2 tours in Iraq and currently serving in Afghanistan Service Highlights: Evenson is the Civil Affairs Team Sergeant for the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Mizan Detachment, Zabul, Afghanistan. His unit is the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion out of Green Bay. Submitted By: Noelle Evenson John Fecteau and Jim Grimm

E4 John Fecteau

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps Years of Service: 1968-69 Where did Veteran Serve: Stateside and Vietnam Service Highlights: Spent four months in PhuBai and 11 months on Hill 55 operating a 155 Howitzer. Submitted By: Jim Grimm

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service:  U.S. Army Years of Service: 1971-92 Where did Veteran Serve: Ft. Gordon, Ga., Ft. Jackson, S.C., Panama Canal Zone, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center Aurora, Co., Ft. Belvoir, Va., Ft, Monroe, Va., Seoul Korea and Lackland AFB San Antonio, Texas. Brief summary: After enlisting in the Army in 1971, he volunteered and was accepted into the Military Working Dog Program where he was trained as a patrol dog handler, narcotic detector dog handler, explosive detector dog handler and kennel supervisor. Service Highlights: His career includes supporting the Los Angeles Olympics (1984) with an explosive detector dog, setting up patrol and explosive detector dogs for the Pan-Am Games in Indianapolis (1986), setting up and training the explosive detector dog teams for the 1988 Seoul Olympics and Developing a Dog Program/Training Working Dogs for the country of Seychelles. Fessler also served as the military working dog manager for training and Doctrine Command and Eighth Army Headquarters, Korea. Prior to retirement from the U.S. Army, Fessler served five years as the course chief, Working Dog Detector Dog Handler Course, Department of Defense Military Working Dog School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Submitted By: Christine Fessler

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 10 Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq and Afghanistan Service Highlights: 2004-05 — Camp Anaconda Iraq 724 Transportation Co. 2009-10 — Kandahor, Afghanistan, 737th Transportation Co. Is now an active duty recruiter in Kenniwick, Wash., and attending Columbia Basin College. Submitted By: Mark and Mary Schanke; Kerry and Mary Franz

Spc. E5 Paul Franzen

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1968-70 Where did Veteran Serve: Fort Campbell, Ky., Ft. Leonardwood, Mo., 864th Engineer Battalion, Nha Trang, Vietnam, Ft. Snelling, St. Paul, Minn. Service Highlights: Infantry orders were canceled because of a high fever after basic training. Trained instead to be a heavy equipment mechanic and became a Spec. 5 while in Vietnam. Saw a Manitowoc crane in Vietnam on a trip to one of the line companies. Orders were changed by a state senator to finish out term closer to home. Submitted By: Lois Franzen

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Hometown: Marytown Where did Veteran Serve: Ireland, Normandy, Germany Service Highlights: 8th Infantry Submitted By: Lyle Fuhrmann

Master Sgt. Dale M. Gagnon

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 25 Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Turkey and Arkansas, Alaska, Colorado and Washington Service Highlights: Retired in April 2011 at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Wash., working in C-17 aircraft support. Deployed to Christchurch, New Zealand in September 2010 to support Operation Deep Freeze and flew on supply missions to the McMurdo Station Antarctica. Presently works for the U.S. State Department Drug Task Force Air Wing at Kabul, Afghanistan Submitted By: Richard Gagnon

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: Jan. 21, 1943 to Dec. 7, 1945 Service Highlights: Arthur was a cook. He was awarded the following: Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, and World War II Victory Ribbon Submitted By: Susan Bennin

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: Early 1965 to late 1967 Where did Veteran Serve: Motor Pool, Germany Submitted By: Susan Bennin

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CW2 Eric D. Goin

Hometown: Noblesville, Ind. Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 3 active, 3 reserves Where did Veteran Serve: Republic of South Vietnam Service Highlights: Served with the 362nd Aviation Co. in Phu Loi as a CH47 helicopter pilot. Rick was awarded the Bronze Star for Heroic Service with Oak Leaf cluster, and The Air Medal with “V” for valor in a combat mission in the Binh Phuoc Province, when his helicopter received a direct hit on April 3, 1972. Submitted By: Dr. Marsha A. Goin John Fecteau and Jim Grimm

E4 Jim Grimm

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Navy (Seabees) Years of Service: 1968-1969 Where did Veteran Serve: Alaska and Vietnam Service Highlights: In the fall of 1968, Jim joined the military. Jim spent seven months in DaNang in transportation and five months in ChuLai as a heavy equipment operator. Submitted By: Jim Grimm

Cpl. Henry Sheldon Grover Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2 years, drove vehicles for officers Where did Veteran Serve: United States, Southern part Service Highlights: Every day of my life in service contained interesting highlights. It was an experience I will never forget and I was happy to fulfill my orders, considered a lot of the men my friends, and am thankful I came home safely! Submitted By: Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center

E7 Michael J. Heimes

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 6 years Where did Veteran Serve: Currently based at Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Service Highlights: C-130 Hydraulic Journeyman 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. August 2010 promoted to Staff Sgt. Has served in Iraq, will be deployed to Afghanistan in January 2012. Submitted by: Ann M. Heimes

Cpt. Brian D. Huckins

Hometown: Manitowoc; will reside in Appleton when he returns from Kuwait. Employed at KimberlyClark in Neenah. Branch of Service: U.S. Army Reserves Years of Service: 8 years Service Highlights: Served two tours in Iraq with the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion during 2004-05 and 2007-08. Currently serving in Kuwait as the Environmental Science Officer with the 983rd Medical Detachment. Submitted By: Dennis and Mary Huckins (parents), Manitowoc; Laura Huckins (wife), Appleton

Master Sgt. David C. Heironimus

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 20 years, 1970-1990 Where did Veteran Serve: Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina; Osan Air Base, Korea; Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Carolina; Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas; Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill. Service Highlights: I began my Air Force career as an aircrew member (Loadmaster) on the C-141 Airlifter assigned to the 76th Military Airlift Squadron, Charleston, S.C. This job provided some of the most enjoyable, and at the same time, the saddest moments in my career. Logging more than 1,500 flying hours, I was fortunate enough to fly to all parts of the world in support of the goals and missions of the United States. However, at the same time, I had the responsibility of bringing home our wounded and deceased young men and women from the Vietnam War. These unforgettable aero medical evacuation missions still leave a lasting impression on what war can do to people and a Nation. Other highlights of my career include being a Training Manager for organization that included: Civil Engineering, Avionics maintenance and Air Base Support. Special Assignments are just that, special. Serving in two special assignments provided some very challenging and rewarding moments. The first was as an Advisor for the Air Force On-the Job training Programs worldwide. There were only 90 advisers whose job was to provide consulting services to all regular, Reserve and Guard units on the concepts and processes of training personnel. The second special assignment was as a 1st Sgt., the leader of all enlisted members of an Air Force organization. I was fortunate enough to be selected as the 1st Sgt. to the Year of the 23rd Air Force, Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The rewards of this position were immeasurable. I served as Superintendent of a Correctional Custody and Rehabilitation Center and finished my career in the Air Force as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Maintenance Training Section, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill. in 1990. Submitted By: David C. Heironimus

CTR3 Amanda Johnson

Hometown: Mishicot Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 2 years Where did Veteran Serve: Maryland Service Highlights: Outstanding sailor who is rising through the ranks fast. Actively leading the command choir she sings at baseball games, performs military funerals and keeps everyone laughing.

1st Sgt. Gerald Kaminsky

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 3½ years Where did Veteran Serve: Pacific Theater, World War II Service Highlights: Medals received: Army Commendation, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign, American Campaign and World War 2 Service. Submitted By: Eunice Kaminsky

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Navy, World War II Where did Veteran Serve: Pacific Service Highlights: Lost at sea when sub was struck by enemy fire. Awarded a Purple Heart.

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 2 years Where did Veteran Serve: Anchorage, Alaska and Oman Service Highlights: 4th generation service member Stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Currently serving a 6-month deployment in Oman. Karbowski is in her second of a six-year enlistment as an Engineer Assistant. Submitted By: Sarah and Chris Karbowski

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1st Sgt. E8 Todd Karch

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 17 Years (10 Assignments) Where did Veteran Serve: Kuwait, Korea and Bosnia Service Highlights: Recently promoted to 1st Sgt. E-8 and was assigned to the Southern California Recruiting Battalion, San Diego Recruiting Company as their 1st Sgt. He attended many military schools: Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Army Recruiter Course, Station Commander Recruiting Course, Senior Leaders Course, Department of the Army First Sergeant course. Awards received: Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals and Army Achievement Metals. Submitted By: Jack and Pati Karch

Spc. E4 Kevin Kaye

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 5 years Where did Veteran Serve: Germany and Iraq Service Highlights: My dad was in Operation Desert Storm. Submitted By: Kimberly Kaye

Cpl. Lloyd Kaye

Hometown: Sturgeon Bay Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2 years Where did Veteran Serve: Germany Service Highlights: Proudly served his country. Submitted By: Kevin Kaye

Spc. Justin J Kempton

Hometown: Manitowoc, Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 3 years (currently Active Duty) Where did Veteran Serve: Currently serving in Afghanistan. Submitted By: Angie Peltier

Pfc. Marvin Kliment

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army-Artillery Years of Service: 2 years Where did Veteran Serve: Korea Service Highlights: Life member of American Legion No. 88, Honor Guard AMVETS, No. 99 Honor Guard V.F.W., No. 659 Honor Guard Submitted by Nadeau Family

Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Aaron S. Thrasher

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 6 Where did Veteran Serve: CVN 72 (USS Abraham Lincoln) Service Highlights: Trained as a Nuclear Power Plant Mechanic on board an Aircraft carrier serving a 6-month RIMPAC (Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Singapore and Hawaii) exercise in ’06 and a 6-month West PAC (Dubai, Thailand, Singapore) exercise Submitted By: Anita and Addie and Aythen Thrasher

Sgt. John R. Knorr

Hometown: Newton Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: January 1967 to May 1968 Where did Veteran Serve: Trained at Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before going to Vietnam in June 1967. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in December 1967. Submitted By: Cordelia Knorr James Knox, left, and Richard Knox

Pfc. James R. Knox

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1968 – Jan. 21, 1969 Where did Veteran Serve: Killed in Vietnam War one week before his Valders High School classmate Carl Riederer was killed.

Richard Knox

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: WWII

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps Years of Service: 3½ years Where did Veteran Serve: Two tours in Afghanistan Service Highlights: Awarded medals and/or ribbons for the following: National Defense, Good Conduct, Global War on Terrorism, Afghan Campaign (W-2 Stars), NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Sea Service Deployment (W-1 Star) and Combat Action. He has been recommended for a Purple Heart, due to injuries sustained during deployment. Submitted By: Marcial LaRocque

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Hometown: Reedsville Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1944-1945 Where did Veteran Serve: France Service Highlights: Wounded in action during the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945. Awarded The Bronze Star and The Purple Heart. Submitted By: Jean Yakoubek

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Senior Airman E4 Nicholas J. Knutson

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: Served from September 2000-September 2004. Honorable discharge 2004 as a Senior Airman E-4. Where did Veteran Serve: Basic Training: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas; Tech School: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Duty Station: Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England; Served in the 100th Civil Engineering Squadron at RAF Mildenhall from March 2001 to September 2004 as a Maintenance Engineer.  Service Highlights: Maintenance Engineers worked with Computer Aided Drafting software as well as Geographical Information Systems (GIS). We maintained records of every buildings floor plan on base as well as tasked with the upkeep of the base map and base development map which included surveying new construction of buildings, roads, and utilities, as well as including old construction that had not been included with past maps. Pilots and aircrews depended on the surveying skills of maintenance engineers as well; anytime a plane had too hard of a landing the surveying expertise of the maintenance engineering squadron was called upon to ensure the aircraft’s airframe was still within design specifications/ tolerances. Wartime role consisted of laying out the bare base design at the forwarded area as well as securing local contractors and managing those contracts for the duration of the deployment. Senior Airman Knutson was also awarded with Airman of the Year in 2003 for his hard work and dedication. 

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Years of Service: 1 year 9 months 27 days Where did Veteran Serve: Germany for 17 months Service Highlights: I served with pride! Submitted By: G.L. Lambries

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Army National Guard Years of Service: 20 years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq, Kuwait, Panama, Korea and Japan Service Highlights: Enlisted at 17 in 1988. Trained as Field Artillery Meteorologist honor graduate 1989. Promoted three times from 1990-97 to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Honor graduate of Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course. Appointed Noncommissioned Officer In Charge HHB 57th Det 1.Commisoned as Warrant Officer March 2006-07 Operation Iraqi Freedom. Inducted into Honorable Orders of St. Barbara and Samuel Sharp. Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award nominee. Submitted By: Cecile Koenig

SP3 Harlan R. Krueger

Hometown: Rural Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1953-1955 Where did Veteran Serve: Fort Bragg, North Carolina Service highlights: Guarded homes after Hurricane Hazel hit to prevent stealing in South Carolina. Built Air strips in North and South Carolina. Submitted by: Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center

Spc. Casey J. Lampereur

Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Army National Guard Years of Service: 8 years Where did Veteran Serve: 1 year in Iraq Service Highlights: Mom and dad are very proud of you for serving our country. You did an awesome job. Submitted By: Shelly M Lampereur

T-5 Leonard E. Lesperance

Hometown: Coleman (moved to Two Rivers in 1948) Branch of service: U.S. Army Years of service: 3½ years Service Highlights: Fort Sheridan, Illinois (initial induction); El Paso, Texas (tank training) and Le Havre, France. For 2½ years, Leonard moved from camp to camp in Germany including Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, Dusseldorf, Nurnberg, Cologne, Frankfort, Bonn, and boat rides down the Rhine River. On weekends, he was part of the Special Services where he played baseball games within the camps. He played catcher, right field, second base and coached. He was befriended and played with Russ Peters who played major league baseball with the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. The attached photo was taken in 1945 in Frankfort, Germany just after the war while Leonard played on the Unicorn baseball team of the 6th Division of the U. S. Army. He stayed in Germany for an additional eight weeks after the war, to complete classroom training for his diploma in mechanics. Submitted By: Bill Grimm

Sgt. Alvin Lewis

Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Army Where did Veteran Serve: England Service Highlights: Enlisted in July 1, 1941. According to an article in a scrapbook he may have taken part in operations in North Africa. Submitted By: Ann Zankle

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Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Force Where did Veteran Serve: Geiger Field Spokane, Wash. Service Highlights: Enlisted in Dec. 23, 1941, just 16 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Submitted By: Ann Zankle

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Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Army Where did Veteran Serve: Iceland, England and France Service Highlights: Enlisted in October 1939, two years before the United States entered World War II. He was an Army chef. Submitted By: Ann Zankle

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Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Army Where did Veteran Serve: France Service Highlights: Drafted and inducted in to the Army Oct. 1, 1942. He served in France and drove an anti-aircraft truck. He was in the Battle of the Bulge. Submitted By: Ann Zankle

Edward Lewis

Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Where did Veteran Serve: Served aboard a hospital ship in the Pacific Theater of War. Service Highlights: Enlisted in December 1942, and was a hospital apprentice stationed in New Orleans. Submitted By: Ann Zankle

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Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: Navy for 21 months and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Where did Veteran Serve: Iceland, England and France Service Highlights: Enlisted in Navy when he was 17 and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Staff Sgt. serving in Germany and was a senior medical material specialist. He was attached to the 12th Air Force Command. Submitted By: Ann Zankle

Lance Cpl. Ranson Maedke

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years in Service: 2 years and currently serving Where did Veteran Serve: Currently Serving in

Afghanistan Service Highlights: Enlisted in the Marines before graduating from Lincoln High School in 2009. Graduated from boot camp in San Diego, Calif. in December 2009. Graduated from Military Police Training in April of 2010. Permanent duty station is Camp Lejuene, North Carolina. Currently deployed to Afghanistan training the Afghan National Police. Will complete his second tour in April 2012. Submitted By: Brian and Patti Maedke

Sgt. Bernard “Ben” L. Mahlik, Jr.

(grandfather to Geoffrey Puls) Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1945-1946 Where did Veteran Serve: Island of Okinawa Submitted By: Maureen Mahlik

Staff Sgt. Arnold Malek

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: Sept. 22, 1942 to October 18, 1945 Where did Veteran Serve: Europe during World War II Service Highlights: After joining the Army, Arnie was trained in the U.S. and England. He landed at Omaha Beach in June 1944. Arnie was taken prisoner by the German Army on Oct. 22, 1944 and spent seven and a half months in three different camps as a prisoner of war. Three days before the war ended, he and eight friends escaped from Camp Stalag 3B located in Furstenberg, Germany. Arnie celebrated his 89th birthday this past July. Submitted By: Richard Malek

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Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1967-1969 (Retired) Where did Veteran Serve: 1 tour Vietnam Service Highlights: Specialist 4, Airborne Division, 2nd Bat. 506 Trained as combat infantry, RTO/Radio telephone operator; wounded in Vietnam, July 22, 1968, (Cu Chi) Bronze Star and Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster. Submitted By: Connie Mangin

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Hometown: Kiel Branch of Service: Minnesota Army National Guard Years of Service: 15-plus years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq – 2006-07 (15 months); Kuwait – presently serving Service Highlights: At age 19, Kelli joined the Two Rivers National Guard. After graduating from the University of WisconsinStout, she transferred to the Bloomington, Minn., National Guard. She now resides in Minneapolis with her husband, Dave, and two pet dogs. She hopes to be home in June 2012. Submitted By: Mr. James A. Mangan

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Sgt. Michael P. Mangin

Hometown: Cato Branch of Service: U.S. Army Reserves Years of Service: 8 years, 1961-1969 Where did Veteran Serve: Trained at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Service Highlights: Trained troops throughout the eight years and proud to serve in the reserves. Submitted By: Connie Mangin

Spc. 4 E4 Shawn P. Mangin

Hometown: Port Washington Branch of Service: U.S. Army, Field Artillery Years of Service: 2½ years Where did Veteran Serve: Basic, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Lewis, Washington; fought forest fires in Montana Service Highlight: Served I-Corp, 3rd Battaliion/11th Field Artillery. Volunteered to have non-English speaking Puerto Rican roommate (he had 2 years of high school Spanish), made Specialist in 1½ years, two Army Achievement medals, volunteered to fight Montana forest fires in 1994. Freedom isn’t free, thanks to Veterans. Submitted By. Connie Mangin

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Cyrilla Kugler Marcus

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy, World War II Years of Service: 6 years, 1944-1950 Where did Veteran Serve: U.S. Hospital Long Beach, Calif.; Dep. Hospital North Solve, San Diego, Calif., U.S. Naval Hospital Long Beach Corpsman Ward Duty, EENT, Eye Clinic, Ulcer Ward, Outpatient Clinic; Dep. Hospital, San Diego No Solve O.P. Clinic, Delivery Room and New Born Nursery. Submitted By: Sue Beaggio

Sgt. Jessica L. Martell

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 8 years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq and Afghanistan (1 year each); Fort Campbell, Kentucky for 5½ years; currently stationed in Ansbach, Germany for the last two years Service Highlights: After performing the duties of a Human Resources Sgt. for the last seven years, Jessica is now currently serving as the BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) President in Ansbach, Germany. She organizes numerous events and trips — Europe wide — for the single soldiers of the community to ensure their best experience possible while they are stationed in Germany. Submitted By: Connie Martell

Don Meineke

Hometown: Mishicot Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1943-1946 Where did Veteran Serve: Europe Service Highlights: Served in the 42nd Rainbow Division and earned the Bronze Star in France in 1945. Submitted By: Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center.

E4 Specialist Gary McCorkle

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2007-present Where did Veteran Serve: June to October 2007, Fort Benning, Georgia, Basic Training; November 2007 to November 2008 Camp Casey, South Korea; November 2008 to July 2010, Fort Irwin, California; July 2010 to December 2010, Fort Gordan, Georgia — Advanced Individual Training — Re-Class January 2011; Present Camp Arifjan Kuwait. Service Highlights: Enlisted in 2007 with 11B Infantry – Reclassed in July 2010 25B Signal. Currently serving overseas in Camp Arifijan Kuwait.

Sgt. E5 Adam Metz

Hometown: Maribel Branch of Service: U.S. Army Service Highlights: Completed his basic training in Fort Jackson, North Carolina and had been stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia before his move to Germany. His job at the present time is in Panzer Kaserne. He has been in for more than six years and recently completed deployment to Afghanistan. He had completed his schooling for Airborne and Air Assault. While stationed in Germany, he has had to take training in different countries: Holland, Italy, Austria and Lithuania. Submitted by: Carol Metz

BU3 Benjamin T. Metz

Hometown: Maribel Branch of Service: U.S. Naval Reserves Years of Service: December 2008 to present and will be out in 2016. Service Highlights: He completed his basic training in Great Lakes, Ill. His command was ACB-1 Detachment 110 Coronado, Calif. He spent six months in Ramadi, Iraq in support of Navy Seals Team 3. While in Iraq, he went on convoys, did security, and camp maintenance. Submitted by: Carol Metz

Cpl. Jacob Metz

Hometown: Maribel Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: May 2006 to September 2009. Service Highlights: He completed his basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was stationed in Fort Drumm, New York. He was with the 10th Mountain Div., 3rd Batallion, 6th Field Artillery. He spent 14 months in Kirkuk, Iraq. During his time in Iraq, he had gone on combat patrols and worked in field artillery. Submitted by: Carol Metz

Pfc. Stanley Mott

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: Army Years of Service: 3 years, 5 months, 2 days Where did Veteran Serve: Korea from 1950-1951, Japan in 1949 Service Highlights: Stan followed in the footsteps of six of his brothers; they all served in World War II and he followed behind to serve in the Korean War. He was a part of the “Chosen Frozen,” aka the Chosen Reservoir, during November and December of 1950. Stan also went to Japan in April 1949 for active duty. He received many different medals including four Bronze Stars throughout his service. Submitted By: Lisa Mott

Staff Sgt. Arthur Mrotek

Hometown: Polish Hill Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: Four years as a member of Company B of the 7th Infantry Division Where did Veteran Serve: Pacific Theater Aleutian Islands, Marshall, Philippines and Okinawa Service Highlights: For the final assault on Okinawa, the 7th joined the 9th and the 27th, and two Marine Divisions, the 1st and the 6th. This was the first breakthrough on the East Coast and was the beginning of the end for Japan. Going into that campaign, only 18 men remained in the company that left for the U.S. with Art. Art received two Purple Hearts with cluster (bayonet wound to the arm and a leg wound from foxhole shellings). Douglas McArthur asked the 7th Division to help secure the situation in Korea. Submitted By: Kay Felde

Platoon Sgt. Eugene Mrotek

Hometown: Polish Hill Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: Enlisted right after Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. He served a total of 40 months in company C of the 320th Engineers Battalion. Where did Veteran Serve: Rhineland, Germany, Northern France and Central Europe Service Highlights: Awarded two Purple Hearts with oak leaves clusters, Bronze Star, and ETO Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars. On June 6, 1945, he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement. From Jan. 3-23, 1945, in the vicinity of Saarlauter, Germany, there were three weeks of constant threat of enemy artillery. Eugene directed his platoon in the construction of a fixed bridge to supplement a captured bridge. The river was freezing and thawing and continued water level changes with frequent barrages of enemy fire. They accomplished the task, but many men died or were wounded. One day, while driving a superior officer, Eugene went over a land mine, which exploded. The officer was killed and Eugene was left for dead. His dog tags were retrieved and handed in. Another party came and found him still alive and transported him to a hospital. Submitted By: Kay Felde

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: Army Years of Service: 32 months Where did Veteran Serve: Five countries in Europe Service Highlights: Sherman Tank Gunner, earned four battle stars. Submitted By: Gerald Nelson

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 10 years Where did Veteran Serve: Texas, Colorado, Okinawa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Michigan Service highlights: Picked up the rescues from the Korean War Submitted By: Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 5 years Where did Veteran Serve: Far East, Pacific, North Air Defense Service Highlights: Korean Veteran - Tail Gunner B-29 Bomber 98th Bomb Wing, Korean missions were flown from Yakota Air Base, Japan. I continued in the Strategic Air Command In-Air Refueling B47 Bombers and Fighters for Air Defense between Greenland, Maine and Alaska. As a member of the 4060 Refueling Wing, I participated in establishing a high standard of an In-Air Refueling system for 24-hour bomber and tanker alerts under the leadership of Gen. Curtis Lemay. Submitted By: Family

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: United States Marines Years of Service: 2 years Where did Veteran Serve: Vietnam, 13 months Service Highlights: Based at Quang – Tri, Vietnam with Co. 13 First Battalion, Ninth Marines, Third Marine Division, Bob had 28 operations on the DMZ. Assigned Fire Team Leader, Bob was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal and Citation for his Outstanding Professionalism in a Combat Environment Submitted By: The Newby Family

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Year of Service: 1961-1966 Where did Veteran Serve: Joined the Marines in June of 1961 and completed the 13week induction/boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. First assigned to Headquarters 7th Motor Transport Division in Camp Pendleton, California for 16 months. Second assignment was to the Marines Security Guard Battalion in Fort Meyers, Virginia and subsequently assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco (north Africa). Final assignment was to the Marine Barracks in Brooklyn, N.Y. awaiting honorable discharge in May of 1965. Involuntarily extended three months due to the Vietnam conflict.

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Hometown: Polish Hill Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 24 months as part of the 42nd Rainbow Division. He was a squad leader of 12 men for a rifle squad. Where did Veteran Serve: Rhineland and Central Europe Service Highlights: Received the Bronze Star for valiantly serving in action. On Jan. 30, 1945, when the American Army was advancing on Wurzburg, and things were not going well resulting in many casualties, they had to retreat for a time. Max advanced through machine gun fire and grenades to save a wounded soldier and brought him back to get medical attention. He went back again through the lines and retrieved another wounded soldier. Both soldiers’ lives were saved. After the war was over, Max was part of the army of occupation. During this time, he was part of the Army football team. He was selected as part of the All Star team. Submitted By; Kay Felde

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Spc. Shaun Novak

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2 years Where did Veteran Serve: Taji, Iraq Service Highlights: Shaun was with the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas. He deployed to Iraq in December 2005 and was killed in action in Taji by a roadside bomb on Aug. 27, 2006. Shaun was awarded the following Medals: Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Qualification Badge. Submitted By: Randy and Brenda Novak

Cpl. Charles Oswald Jr.

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1952-1954 Where did Veteran Serve: During Korean War in Japan and Korea Service Highlights: Served with 43rd Combat Engineers Construction Battalion 6th Armored Division Submitted By: Shirley Oswald

Staff Sgt. Carl J. Pfefferkown

Hometown: Francis Creek Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 4 years, 1966-1970 Where did Veteran Serve: K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan Service Highlights: Hydraulic Technician. Worked on B52 Bombers and KC 135 Tanker airplanes. Lived on the Air Force Base, it was like a big village; they had a commissary, bowling, ceramics, gas stations, officer club, NCO Club, bank, gym, park, fishing and more Submitted By: Mary Lou Pfefferkorn

QM 3/0 Gerald R. Pilger

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy – Submarine Years of Service: 3 years Where did Veteran Serve: Southwest Pacific Ocean Service Highlights: Made three combat patrol runs on Manitowoc built Submarine, USS Jallao SS 368. In the Battle of Philippine Sea, sunk Japanese cruiser. Rescued five airmen whose aircraft was shot down by Japanese off Marcus Island. Submitted By: Jan Van Bycke

2nd Lt. Ralph W. Pleuss

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Signal Corps. Years of Service: More than 4 years from July 10, 1941 to Nov. 13, 1945 Where did Veteran Serve: Stationed in India by Nepal as part of the CBI (China, Burma, India) campaign of the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Service Highlights: Constructed telephone lines for air installations from which our pilots flew over the hump, Himalayan Mountains. Survived strafing by Japanese planes. Best friend right next to him did not. Faithfully used mosquito net nightly; never got malaria. November 1944 returned to U.S. by way of Atlantic completing trip around the world. Landed in New York City and kissed the ground. Recommended to OCS, officer’s candidate school, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, graduating 2nd Lt. “The hardest thing I ever did.” Submitted By: Alan Pleuss

Sgt. Chad S. Pohl

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 2007 to present Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq, Korea and Afghanistan Service Highlights: Chad is currently serving his second tour in Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Chad is proud to serve his country for his family and friends. Chad was recently selected for Staff Sgt. in September 2011. Submitted By: Mary Pohl

Staff Sgt. John E. Preston

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Service Highlights: Staff Sgt. John E. Preston, enlisted in the Air Force in October 1942. After completing basic training at Kessler Field, Mississippi and Lowry Field, Colorado, he was sent to March Field, Riverside, Calif. and on to Hickam Field, Hawaii. He was destined for combat on Saipan Island, from July 1944 to January 1945. He completed 40 bombing missions on the B-24 Liberator receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.

Ben Pyles

(father of Michael Pyles) Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 30 years Where did Veteran Serve: Turkey, Vietnam

(Grandson of Bernard L. Mahlik) Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 2002-2006 Where did Veteran Serve: Based at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C. and served two tours in Iraq. Service Highlights: Earned the “Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal” for service in Iraq. Submitted By: Maureen Mahlik

E4 Spc. John Prucha

Hometown: Mishicot Branch of Service: National Guard Army Years of Service: 7 years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq Highlights: John served for two tours in Iraq. What an experience. I thank God he came home safe. I love John and I’m very proud of him. My son John is a protector and now works for Mishicot and Manitowoc Police Departments. Still serving and protecting us all. I love you, Johnny. May God be with you always. Submitted By: Faye Michel

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Michael Pyles

son of Ben Pyles) Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 11 years Where did Veteran Serve: Guard of Unknown Soldiers and Bush. Served two times in Iraq. Submitted By: Dorothy Graeger

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Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy and National Guard Years of Service: 4 years and 3 months in Navy; 20 years in Reserves Where did Veteran Serve: California, Japan, Korea Service highlights: Served in Korean War with 4 trips across the Pacific Ocean Submitted by: Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center

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Cpl. Derek J. Rauens

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: June 9, 2008 to present Where did Veteran Serve: Boot Camp at Marine Corps Depot in San Diego, Calif.; Pensacola, Fla. for hydraulic mechanic training on Osprey helicopters; North Carolina New River; S.S. Nassau, 2 weeks in Haiti; Africa; Rome; and July 5, 2011 to Afghanistan until March 2012. Service Highlights: His five years will be up July 2013 and he plans to re-enlist for a couple more years with Special Ops. Submitted By: Kim and Donald Rauens

Lance Cpl. Anthony Reeves

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 2½ years Where did Veteran Serve: Afghanistan for two deployments Service Highlights: Lance Cpl. Reeves was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for Professional and Superior Performance while serving in Afghanistan on Feb. 6, 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Submitted by Kent Reeves

Lance Cpl. Jake Revolinsky

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: Active Duty Marines: 2003-07; Inactive Readiness Reserve Marines: 2007-2001 Where did Veteran Serve: Feb. 22, 2003, as a senior at Lincoln High School, entered the U.S. Marines delayed entry program; June 6, 2003 to Sept. 5, 2003, basic training at Camp Pendelton, California; Oct. 21, 2003, completed Marine Combat training with the School of Infantry at Camp Pendelton; December 2003, promoted to Pvt. 1st Class at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Jan. 2004, completes military police training at Fort Leonard Wood; Feb. 11, 2003, deployed to Kuwait from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Feb. 29, 2003, enters Iraq, duties include driving a humvee and being a turret gunner on convoys; Sept. 13, 2004, returns to Camp Lejeune; Nov. 4, 2005, deployed to Al Asad, Iraq for second time with a different unit, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit; May 3, 2006 returns to Camp Lejeune; June 1, 2006, promoted to Lance Cpl; June 8, 2007, four years of active duty with Marines completed; June 2011, four years of inactive readiness reserve completed. Service Highlights: Awarded National Defense Service Medal, two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal and two Letters Of Appreciation. Submitted By: Paula Revolinsky

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Carl Riederer

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1968 – Jan. 1969 (Killed in Vietnam War)

Master Sgt. Bryan Richmond

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 20, retired Where did Veteran Serve: Middle East, 9 times Service Highlights: Medals received include Air Force Good Conduct, Meritorious Service, three Air Force Commendations, Air Force Achievement, Army Achievement, Iraqi Campaign, two Nationa Defense, Global War on Terror, Service and Expeditionary. Submitted By: Eunice Kaminsky

Staff Sgt. LaVern Ross

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 3 years 6 Months 4 Days Where did Veteran Serve: Richmond, Va., Guam and Pacific Islands Service Highlights: LaVern was a mechanic on P47S from 1942-1945. He feels his highlights were the wonderful people he met (and some he lost), a lifelong buddy he made and that the good Lord brought them home safely. Submitted By: Wendy Cronkite-Ross

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Cpl. Jerome Rouse

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1 Where did Veteran Serve: Vietnam Service Highlights: Was drafted in 1969, killed in action, Nov. 2, 1970 in Louse, Vietnam. All gave some, some gave all. Submitted By: Tana Spevacek

Master Sgt. George W. Schanen

Hometown: Cohasset, Minn. Branch of Service: U.S Marines Years of Service: 4 years Where did Veteran service: South Pacific

Lance Cpl. Dustin J. Schneider

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 2001-2005 Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq in 2003 and Iraq in 2005 Service highlights: Marine Military Occupation Specialties - Aircraft Recovery Secondary, Heavy Machine Gunner Providing Convoy Security. Among several awards received are: Outstanding Volunteer and The First Presidential Unit Citations Award since Vietnam. He served in the most deployed Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS-271). Submitted By: Paul and Cheri Schneider

QM3/C Don T. Schroeder

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 3 years Where did Veteran Serve: Pacific Service Highlights: Don fought in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest battle in Navy history (284 navy ships), while serving on the USS Sangamon CVE26. Don also fought in the Battle for Okinawa when the Sangamon took a Kamikaze hit May 4, 1945, putting the ship out of commission for the remainder of the war. Don received the following medals: Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with five stars, Philippine Presidential Unit Medal, and Philippine Liberation Medal. Submitted By: Lynn Korinek

Cpl. Richard Joseph Schultz

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Serve: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1947-1951 Where did Veteran Serve: North Korea Service Highlights: While prisoner of war in North Korea, Richard was a member of Co. K 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was taken prisoner after this unit was surrounded while fighting enemy forces near Unsan, North Korea on Nov. 2, 1950. He died while a prisoner on March 31, 1952. His remains are not yet recovered. Richard’s family is currently working with the Army to bring his remains home. Submitted By: Diana Graykowski

Lawrence J. Shallue

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1967-1968 Where did Veteran Serve: Vietnam Service Highlights: He drove a personnel carrier and hit a mine. Lawrence was knocked unconscious. When he came to, he pulled the others out, which earned him a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Submitted By: Catherine Shallue

Glenn W. Shambeau, Spc. 3 - 8th Infantry Division

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1955-1957 Where did Veteran Serve: Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Service highlights: He did his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and more training at Fort Carson, Colorado. He then transferred to the Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville, where the Redstone Rockets were made. Submitted By: Beverly Shambeau

Lester Shimek, Water Tender 2nd U.S. Navy

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 1943-1946 Where did Veteran Serve: South Pacific – Tin Can Sailor of USS Halford DD480 Service highlights: Served in the last big battle of World War II – Battle of Lady Submitted By: Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center

Seaman 1st Class Melvin Shimon

Hometown: Whitelaw Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Where did Veteran Serve: South Pacific Service Highlights: World War II, served in South Pacific, Majuro and Guam. Past Commander of VFW Post 6179 in Kellnersville. Proud to have a son and three grandchildren who served. Submitted By: Melvin Shimon

Patrick Shimon

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 4 years Where did Veteran Serve: Louisiana, Korea, Upper Michigan Service Highlights: Served in the U.S. Air Force from 1983-1987. Served in three different states and also one year in South Korea. Had a few short stops in the Philippines and Okinawa. Proud member of the VFW Post 6179 out of Kellnersville. Submitted By: Patrick Shimon

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Staff Sgt. Donald Steeber

Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Force Years of Service: 4 years Where did Veteran Serve: Arizona Service Highlights: Control tower operator Submitted By: Russell Steeber

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Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 1985 to 1989 (Persian Gulf War) Where did Veteran Serve: On the Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger Submitted By: Evelyn Steeber

Sgt. Michael Steeber

Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2 years Where did Veteran Serve: France Service Highlights: World War I Submitted By: Russell Steeber

Sgt. Radar Mechanic Richard Steeber

Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corp (Air Force) Years of Service: 3 years from 1943 to 1946 during World War II Where did Veteran serve: Rhineland, Central Europe Service Highlights: Stationed in England, Ascention Island South America and France; Victory Medal American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, WWII Bronze Battle Stars, and two Overseas Service Submitted by: Evelyn Steeber

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Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 4 years from 1972-1976 during the Vietnam War Where did Veteran Serve: Navy Communications Station in Naples, Italy Submitted By: Evelyn Steeber

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 10 Where did Veteran Serve: Pacific Service Highlights: Served in the Philippines, Hawaii, Australia and Japan. Submitted By: Tana Spevacek

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: Marines Years of Service: 3 years Where did Veteran Serve: Korea Service Highlights: Served on USS Orinskany for 2 years Submitted By: Tana Spevacek

Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2 years from 1975 to 1977 Where did Veteran Serve: 101st MP Company, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky Service Highlights: Military Police Submitted By: Russell Steeber

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Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 16 Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq 2 tours Service Highlights: Fort Hood, Germany, Fort Drumm, Fort Irwin Submitted By: Tana Spevacek

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Capt. Jennifer Stoeger

Hometown: Illinois Branch of Service: Army Years of Service: 5 years Where did Veteran Serve: Fort Hood Service Highlights: Was in Bosnia for 9 months Submitted By: Tana Spevacek

Master Sgt. John L. “Jack” Sullivan

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Year of Service: June 16, 1950 to June 15, 1954 during the Korean Conflict; 4 years active duty, 7 years U.S. Air Force Reserve Where did Veteran Serve: 26 months at 3511th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, a B-29 training facility and 22 months at Tenth Air Force Headquarters, Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan, attaining the position of Personnel Sgt. Maj. Submitted By: Jack L. Sullivan

Machinist Mate 3rd Class Vernon J. Theyerl

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy (Seabees) Years of Service: 1943 through 1945 Where did Veteran Serve: Okinawa (World War II) Service Highlights: Vernon did his basic training at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois. After finishing his basic training he was shipped to Okinawa as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class in the 36th United States Navy Battalion until the end of World War II. He received his Bronze Campaign Star and Asiatic Pacific Ribbon. Submitted By: Mary Jane Backus

Pharmacists Mate 3rd Class Paul M. Tikalsky

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Navy/U.S. Marines Years of Service: 3 years; joined the U.S. Navy in September 1942 Where did Veteran Serve: Navy Boot Camp, San Diego, California; U.S. Navy Hospital Corp School, San Diego; U.S. Naval hospital, Mare Island, California; Marine Corps Medical School, San Diego; Fifth Amphibious Corps, U.S. Marines, San Diego and Honolulu, Hawaii; Participated in the Invasion of Saipan. Returned to Honolulu, Hawaii, was hospitalized and returned to United States to Seattle Naval Hospital. From Seattle Naval Hospital, transferred to Great Lake Naval hospital as a patient. Assigned to University of Louisville, Ky.; then assigned to Great Lake Naval hospital for honorable discharge from U.S. Navy in 1945. Submitted By: Paul M. Tikalsky Sr.

Staff Sgt. Edward L. Vetting

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Where did Veteran Serve: Trained at Camp Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. At that time Camp Wolters was the largest infantry replacement-training center in the United States. Spent 13 months in Italy, too. Service Highlights: In November 1945, Edward was shipped out with the 349th Infantry and landed in Naples, Italy. He traveled through Italy for 13 months with the Army of Occupation before returning to the United States where he was granted an honorable discharge in February 1947 with the rank of staff sergeant.

Yeoman 2nd Class Leonard B. Vogel

Hometown: Newton Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: From 1944 to 1946 in active service, and from 1946 to 1951 in Naval Reserve. After boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station, Leonard was assigned to the USS Burias (AG-69) in early March 1944. The Burias received orders to join Service Squadron (ServRon) 10 stationed at Saipan in the Mariana Islands. The Burias worked in conjunction with USS Hector and USS Luzon making hull and electronic repairs to warships during the bloody Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. Leonard was the noncommissioned officer in charge of decommissioning the ship in Bremerton, Wash. after the war. Service Highlights: Being in the Mariana Islands on August 6, 1945, on the day that the B29 Enola Gay left from Tinian to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and three days later for the B29 Bockscar leaving to drop the bomb on Nagasaki, saving millions of American lives and ending the war against Japan. Submitted By: Patrick G. Vogel

First Sgt. Wayne J. Voss (Retired)

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 23 years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq, 2 tours (Dessert Storm/Iraqi Freedom) Service Highlights: Awarded the Knowlton Award for achievements and contribution to the military intelligence corps; as First Sgt., company awarded the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence; NCOIC of the Army Master Analyst Program; NCOIC, 1st Armored Division Analytical Control Element During OIF 2003. Submitted By: Margaret Voss

Staff Sgt. Milton Vraney

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 3½ years from 1942-1945 Where did Veteran Serve: World War II in the Pacific Service Highlights: Stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines; served in the motorpool of a transportation unit; earned the Bronze Star; in November 2008 was selected for the first Honor Flight of Wisconsin veterans to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Submitted By: Judy Borgwardt

Maj. David E. Walling

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 21 Years Where did Veteran Serve: European Theater of Operation and U.S.A. Service Highlights: Volunteered as an aviation cadet in 1943. Became a navigator in World War II on a C-47 aircraft with 22 combat missions. Was re-called for the Korean War, became a B-29 instructor navigator. Retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1964 with rank of Maj. and Master Navigator after six years active duty and 15 years of reserve duty. Submitted By: Lorraine M. Sperry

Spec. Adam L. Walters

Hometown: Two Rivers Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 2-plus years Where did Veteran Serve: Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and currently serving in Afghanistan with 101st Airborne Service Highlights: Spec. Walters is currently serving in Afghanistan, as an Airborne infantryman and pathfinder, with the 101st Airborne. He is married to Katherine D. (Maedke) Walters, formerly of Two Rivers. Spec. and Mrs. Walters currently reside at Oak Grove, Ky. Submitted by: Billie Jo Maedke

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Hometown: Chilton Branch of Service: Army Years of Service: 1952-1954 Where did Veteran Serve: Korea Service Highlights: L Co. 3rd BN 27th Regt. 25th Div. CIB, two Purple Hearts, UN Korean Service two Stars, Presidential Unit Citation two Oak Leaf, Korean Pres. Unit Citation, Good Conduct, Expert Rifleman, Korean War Medal, Radio Rep School. Submitted By: Eldon H. Watry

ENC (SS) Charles L. Wedel (Retired)

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 20 years Where did Veteran Serve: Atlantic and Pacific Fleet (1942-1945) during World War II Service Highlights: Served aboard: USS Indianapolis GA35, USS Proteous AS19, USS Icefish SS367 (two War Patrols). USS Sablefish SS303, USS Conger SS477, USS Sarda SS488 and USS Crevalle SS291. Instructor and Chief of the Boat USS Tautog SS199. Accompanied USS Cobia SS245 during towing from New London, Conn. to Milwaukee and served as Cobia’s Chief of the Boat and instructor until retiring in 1961. He earned six Good Conduct Awards and the Bronze Star. Submitted By: His children

Sgt. Bernard Weidling

Hometown: Wisconsin Dells Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 3 years Submitted By: Sandra Weidling

Staff Sgt. Troy Weidling

Hometown: Valders Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 16 years Where did Veteran Serve: Iraq, Albania, Kosovo, Democratic Republic of the Congo Service Highlights: Staff Sgt. Weidling is currently serving as an Advanced Aircraft Flight Control and Instrument Technician Supervisor at MALS-29, Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. He has served on the USS Saipan, USS Nassau and the USS Wasp. His last operation was for Operation Iraqi Freedom and was deployed to Al Taqaddum Airbase and Al Asad Airbase. He has completed three apprenticeships: Electronics Technician Journeyman, Electronics Mechanic Journeyman, Maintenance Electrician (Any Industry) Journeyman. Submitted By: Sandra Weidling

Bill Weinert, Lt. U.S. Navy and Lt. Cmdr. U.S. Navy Reserve

Hometown: Chicago Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 1983-1991 (8 years active), 19912003 (12 years reserve) Where did Veteran Serve: Allied Naval Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy Service Highlights: Growing up in a military family originally from Manitowoc, this Submarine Officer kept his Manitowoc connections while earning Defense Meritorious Service (DMSM), Navy Achievement (NAM) and National Defense medals serving in Europe and stateside. Now settled into an engineering career in Chicago. Submitted By: Steve Weinert

Cpl. Mathew Winkel

Hometown: Elkhart Lake (St. Anna) Branch of Service: U.S. Army - B840 EAB Years of Service: 1951 to 1953 Where did Veteran Serve: Korea Service Highlights: Served in SCARF building airstrips out of rice paddies for the Air Force at K55, now a big airport. Submitted By: Berniece Winkel

ABH2 Travis Wondrash

Hometown: Francis Creek Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Years of Service: 9 years; presently still serving Where did Veteran Serve: 1 tour each, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Highlights: 5 years as handler director aboard the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in air support of the troops on the ground. Graduated joint forces firefighters school in San Angelo, Texas. Also a certified national registry EMT serving his country at the gateway to the MED, ROTA SPAIN. Submitted By: Patrick Wondrash

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force Years of Service: 4 years, 19501954 Where did Veteran Serve: Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Fort Belvoir Va.; Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan and two years at Tachikawa Air Force Base in Japan. Service was in Korean Conflict.

A Salute To Veterans

Thank you for reading the the inaugural edition of the Herald Times Reporter’s Veterans Day Salute to Veterans special section. As we pause today, Veterans Day, to remember and honor the service and sacrifice of our fallen, we do so with the knowledge that thousands of our fellow countrymen and women find themselves in harm’s way in the call to duty. Our thanks to the family members of veterans who took the time to submit photos and information about their loved ones. Finally, a profound thanks to the men and women who answered the call to serve our country.

Special Agent Criminal Investigation Steve Weinert

Great care has been taken in producing this salute. Please report errors or omissions to htrnews@htrnews.com.

Hometown: Manitowoc Branch of Service: U.S. Army Years of Service: 1981-1987 Where did Veteran Serve: West Germany Service Highlights: Second in command at a U.S. Army Counterintelligence Field Office in Germany, Steve served throughout Europe in Surveillances, Inspections and Special Operations. Submitted by: Alison Weinert

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Staff Sgt. Frank C. Zeman

Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: U.S. Army Engineers Years of Service: April 1943 to December 1945 Where did Veteran Serve: Normandy, Northern France, Adrennes, Rhineland, Central Europe campaigns Service Highlights: World War II remembrance; he was a surveyor on bridges that were built in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. He received the Legion of Merit medal for being responsible for engineering on four railroad bridges at Brachelen, Germany and Roermond, Holland. In the performance of this duty he demonstrated exceptional ingenuity and skill in handling all engineering problems accurately and promptly. Submitted By: Joyce Zeman

Cpl. Ashley E. Zifko

Hometown: Two Creeks; graduated 2008 from Mishicot High School Branch of Service: U.S. Marines Years of Service: 3 years Where did Veteran Serve: Based in Yuma, Ariz., but she is on her first deployment to Afghanistan and has been there since the spring of 2011. Service Highlights: Ashley works on aviation electronics on the Harrier jets. We are very proud of her. Her father, Ray Zifko, served in the U.S. Navy Seabees, and her grandfather, Raymond Rikkola, served as a communicator in World War II in the U.S. Army.

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Hometown: Kellnersville Branch of Service: Air Force Years of Service: 1973 until 1977 Where did Veteran Serve: Lackland Air Force Base in Texas; Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, Campion Air Force Base in Alaska and Baudette Air Force Station in Minnesota Service Highlights: Basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. Technical training at Keesler Air Force Base, trained as Aerospace Controls and Warning System Operator. Upon completion of training, transferred to the 743rd squadron at Campion Air Force Base. At Campion, tracked weekly flights of Soviet aircraft intruding on U.S. airspace and escorted those aircraft out of the airspace. While stationed at Campion, obtained the level of Expert. The 743rd squadron also was awarded the outstanding unit citation. After that, transferred to the 692nd squadron at Baudette. While at Baudette, was named Airman of the Month and Airman of the quarter. Was also part of the 23rd Air Division championship basketball team in 1976. Submitted By: Joyce Zeman

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Manitowoc Veterans Day Salute  

a salute to our area veterans and those currently serving our country

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