Veterans Day Section 2022

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Veterans Day 1 Muskogee Phoenix Thursday, November 10, 2022
SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED
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SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED

RANK: Petty officer 3rd Class.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: September 2017-September 2022.

HOMETOWN: Okay.

SUBMITTED BY: Randy Sanders.

Donald Lonzo Brown

RANK: Sargeant.

BRANCH: Army.

SERVED FROM: 1950-1953.

HOMETOWN: Chandler.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: 10th Engineering Battalion.

SUBMITTED BY: Tommy, Robin and Brittney Brown.

Marshall Clayton

RANK: E5.

BRANCH: Army. HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

SUBMITTED

RANK: E-7.

BRANCH: Army.

SERVED FROM: 1966-1984.

HOMETOWN: St. Louis, Missouri.

SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

Brandon Timothy Crow

RANK: Specialist.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: April 15, 2019-present. HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Infantryman assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

SUBMITTED BY: Sherry Crow.

Willie (Bill) Crow

RANK: SFC.

BRANCH: Army.

HOMETOWN: Warner.

SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

Armistice Day Dawson

RANK: Corporal.

Hooley Dotson

RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Air Force.

SERVED FROM: November 1969-August 1973.

HOMETOWN: Summit.

SUBMITTED BY: Glenn Gardner.

Rob Frazier

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Michael R. Anderson
RANK: Specialist. BRANCH: Army. SERVED FROM: 2012-2016, Active duty; 2016-2022, Reserve. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Deployed to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. SUBMITTED BY: Tommy Anderson.
SERVED
OTHER
Cody Cookson
RANK: Specialist. BRANCH: Army National Guard.
FROM: June 2010 to March 2014. HOMETOWN: Muskogee.
MILITARY INFORMATION: Served in Afghanistan from June 2011 to April 2012. SUBMITTED BY: Linda Smith.
SERVED
HOMETOWN:
OTHER
SUBMITTED
David Davis
RANK: Captain. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.
FROM: 1967-1987.
Braggs.
MILITARY INFORMATION: Vietnam, 1967-1968; drill instructor, warrant officer, OCS 1976, retired as captain.
BY: Jennifer Davis.
BRANCH: Air
SERVED
3,
HOMETOWN:
OTHER
INFORMATION:
SUBMITTED
Ed Farris
RANK: Sergeant.
Force.
FROM: March 6, 1954-May
1958.
Muskogee.
MILITARY
Two years in Tokyo.
BY: Ed Farris.
SERVED
Lt. John Freie
RANK: MD Medical Corps. BRANCH: US Navy & Fleet Marine Force.
FROM: 1965-1967 (Vietnam). HOMETOWN: Scarsdale,
NY. SUBMITTED BY: John Freie. Sean C. Blish Thomas Cotton BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee. Vance S. Davis Jerry Faught Glen O. Gardner Sr.
BRANCH: Army Air Corps. SERVED FROM: 1946-1958. HOMETOWN: Muskogee SUBMITTED BY: David Dawson.
RANK:
BRANCH:
SERVED
HOMETOWN:
OTHER
INFORMATION:
in
SUBMITTED
of Christ.
Carl Frazier
SP4.
U.S. Army.
FROM: 1966-1968.
Muskogee.
MILITARY
Served
Okinawa.
BY: West Side Church
SERVED
Tulsa. SUBMITTED BY: Elizabeth Gilkey.
Randy Gilkey
RANK: Lance Corporal. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.
FROM: 1969-1975. HOMETOWN:
Muskogee.
BRANCH: Army, 45th Division. HOMETOWN:
SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.
RANK: Lieutenant Colonel. BRANCH: USAR. SERVED FROM: 1975-1995. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Sherry Crow.
PFC. BRANCH: U.S.
SERVED
Braggs.
RANK:
Army.
FROM: April 21, 1944-May 6, 1946. HOMETOWN:
SUBMITTED BY: Barbara Prichard.
BRANCH: U.S.
SERVED
SUBMITTED
RANK: Corporal.
Marine Corps.
FROM: 1988 to 1992. HOMETOWN: Muskogee.
BY: West Side Church of Christ.
PV2.
Ivan John Goad
RANK:
BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: 2002-2004. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Fort Jackson, S.C. SUBMITTED BY: Cathy Bolin.

SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED

Dr. Perry E. Hewitt

RANK: Captain.

BRANCH: British Royal Army Medical Corps with transfer to U.S. 9th Army — Auxiliary Surgical Group.

SERVED FROM: November 1941-May 1945.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

Willie Lee Granger

RANK: Sergeant.

BRANCH: U.S. Air Force.

SERVED FROM: Feb. 5, 1967-Feb. 6, 1971.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served one tour in Vietnam. Received the Air Force Commendation Medal Dec. 19, 1968.

SUBMITTED BY: Audrey Granger.

Dean Hayes

BRANCH: U.S. Army, 45th Division.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

Gertrude S. Hewitt

RANK: 2nd Lieutenant.

BRANCH: U.S. Army Medical Corps.

SERVED FROM: July 1942-January 1944.

HOMETOWN: Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, joint Red Cross/Harvard Field Hospital, Salisbury, England.

SUBMITTED BY: Perry E. Hewitt III.

Jack E. (Bo) Highers

BRANCH: Navy.

SERVED FROM: 1978-1982.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

SUBMITTED BY: Gloria Highers.

Ted S. Hine

RANK: Petty Officer 3rd Class.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: 1944-1946.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Kim Hine.

Donnie Lee Howard

RANK: Corporal.

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.

SERVED FROM: July 23, 1963-July 22, 1967.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: 0351 Tank assault 106 gunner, Vietnam, Marble Moutain/Crows Nest.

SUBMITTED BY: Juanita K. Howard.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: In 1942, Hewitt was transferred to the U.s. 9th Army Auxiliary Surgical Group as Chief Surgeon — ETO. He was involved in battle campaigns in Northern France, Germany and Holland. After the war, he continued to serve in the military reserves and completed his service with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

SUBMITTED BY: Perry E. Hewitt III.

Lee Duane Huffstedtler

RANK: Chief Petty Officer.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: Dec. 27, 1936-June 1, 1966.

HOMETOWN: Preemption Township, Illinois.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Part of Commissioners crew, USS Yorktown (CV-5). Served in World War II, Korean War, Vietnam era.

SUBMITTED BY: Stephen D. Ezell.

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HO NOR ING OUR VET ERA NS On behalfofSaint FrancisHospital Muskogee andWarren Clinic Muskogee, we salute allour veterans.Weare grateful foryoursacrificeand service.

SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED

Terry Humphrey

RANK: TSgt.

BRANCH: Air Force.

SERVED FROM: Jan. 1, 1964-Nov. 24, 1967; Nov. 12, 1972-Dec. 31, 1988.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Cam Rahn Bay Vietnam, Nov. 1965-November 1967.

SUBMITTED BY: Arlene Humphrey.

Kenneth Hutson

RANK: Corporal.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: 1970-1972.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served in Vietnam.

SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

“Boot” Watie Irvin

RANK: Corporal.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: July 18, 1918-June 6, 1919.

HOMETOWN: Braggs.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: National Guard. Original signer Braggs American Legion.

SUBMITTED BY: Juliana Dotson.

David Eugene Jenkins

RANK: E4.

BRANCH: Army.

SERVED: Eight years.

HOMETOWN: Porter.

SUBMITTED BY: Leila Jenkins.

RANK: E6.

BRANCH: Army.

SERVED FROM: 1955-1975.

HOMETOWN: Porter.

SUBMITTED BY: Leila Jenkins.

RANK: CW 3.

BRANCH: Army.

SERVED FROM: April 1, 1966 to Dec. 8, 1970.

HOMETOWN: Porter.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Enlistment June 1974 to July 1985.

SUBMITTED BY: Leila Jenkins.

William Ray Jenkins

RANK: SSG E6.

BRANCH: Army.

SERVED FROM: April 1964-April 1970.

HOMETOWN: Porter.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: USARPAC Vietnam March 1968-October 1969.

SUBMITTED BY: Leila Jenkins.

Lester Johns

BRANCH: Army.

HOMETOWN: Eufaula.

SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

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Kathleen F. Kirk

RANK: Commander.

Kelsi Knight

RANK: E-4.

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.

SERVED FROM: 1967-1971.

HOMETOWN: Shortsville, N.Y.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Oklahoma Army National Guard, 17 years.

SUBMITTED BY: Linda Johnson.

RANK: Commander.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: May 5, 1969-Aug. 1, 1993.

HOMETOWN: San Diego, California.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: U.S. Naval Academy graduate, 1974; served as surface warfare officer on six ships and two afloat staffs.

SUBMITTED BY: Kathleen F. Kirk.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: July 27, 1977-Sept. 1, 1999.

HOMETOWN: Ville Platte, Louisana.

INFORMATION:

OTHER

SUBMITTED

RANK: Corporal.

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.

SERVED FROM: Presently serving.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

SUBMITTED BY: Carrie Knight.

Renzy E. Lusk Jr.

RANK: Private First Class.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: March 1944-December 1945.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Northern France, Central Europe; Military Police Platoon; 95th Infantry Division.

SUBMITTED BY: Linda Scoggins.

Stephen C. Magee

RANK: ACI (AW) E-6.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: December 1981-December 2001.

HOMETOWN: Haskell.

SUBMITTED BY: Frances Ford.

BRANCH:

SERVED

Stan Martin

RANK: Third Class Radioman.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: June 1951-June 1955.

HOMETOWN: Vinita.

SUBMITTED BY: Sena Martin.

RANK: 3rd Class Radioman.

BRANCH: Navy.

SERVED FROM: 1943-1956 and 19501952.

HOMETOWN: Woodward.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: U.S. Army Reserve, 1943.

SUBMITTED BY: Michael Meyer.

Clarance Olen Mills

RANK: Sergeant.

BRANCH: U.S. Air Force.

SERVED FROM: 1962-1966.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

SUBMITTED BY: Susan L. Mills.

NAME:

RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: 1976-1989. HOMETOWN: Porter.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: U.S. Army Airborne

SUBMITTED

RANK: L.Cpl. (E3).

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.

SERVED FROM: 1967-1972.

HOMETOWN: Fort Bragg, California

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Two tours in Vietnam.

SUBMITTED BY: Billy O’Neal Jr.

John O’Rear

RANK: 12th Special Forces.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: 1973-1978. HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: U.S. Army Reserve, 1978-1997; deployed Germany and South Korea, 1973-1978.

SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

BRANCH:

HOMETOWN:

SUBMITTED

Jefferson Moore

RANK: Warrant Officer. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED: 8 years.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Helicopter pilot.

SUBMITTED

HOMETOWN:

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Kenneth L. Johnson Kenneth L. Meyer Jr. Robert Landan Knight William D. O’Neal Sr. Forrest L. Kirk MILITARY Served as an unrestricted line officer; joint qualified, to include commanding officer, USMEPS. BY: Forrest Kirk. Victor W. Mills. Rangers, Special Forces. BY: Susan L. Mills. Earl Parker RANK: Retired Sergeant. U.S. Army. Muskogee. BY: West Side Church of Christ. Air Force National Guard. FROM: Presently serving. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Carrie Knight. BY: West Side Church of Christ. P.J. Parker BRANCH: U.S. Air Force. SERVED FROM: Active 2022. Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ. A Spirit of the American Doughboy statue has stood in front of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center since 1925.
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BRANCH: U.S. Navy. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.
Sherman Phillips
(Bill)
RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association – Chapter 177, Muskogee. Phil Porter Class 3 AMM3. BRANCH: U.S. Navy. SERVED FROM: 1942-1945. HOMETOWN: Oklahoma City. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION:Served on USS Iowa. SUBMITTED BY: Paula Tarkington.
William
Pollock
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SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED

Kenny Rader

RANK: SK3.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy.

SERVED FROM: June 10, 1968-April 1, 1972 (Active); June 9, 1974 (Reserve).

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served on USS Midway.

SUBMITTED BY: Sally Rader.

Cecil Reeder

RANK: Corporal.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

HOMETOWN: Binger/Muskogee.

SUBMITTED BY: Velma Irvin.

Thomas D. Sanders

RANK: Lieutenant of the U.S. Navy as an Executive Officer; Commanding Officer of the 279th and 45th Infantry in the U.S. Army.

BRANCH: U.S. Navy & U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: 1959-1969.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served as an Electrician Mate Third Class. Served on USS Savage in Pearl Harbor. Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966. He served as a Commanding Officer of the 279th Infantry and the 45th Infantry Divisions during battle times.Served in the 82nd Infantry Airborne Division of North Carolina. Served in Vietnam as a Commanding Officer in the 502nd Airborne Infantry of the Second Brigade of the 101st “Screaming Eagles” Division.

SUBMITTED BY: Kristina Hight.

Riley Sanders

RANK: Captain.

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.

SERVED FROM: 2017-Present.

HOMETOWN: Okay.

SUBMITTED BY: Randy Sanders.

Spencer R. Sanders

RANK: Corporal.

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps

SERVED FROM: December 2017-Present.

HOMETOWN: Okay.

SUBMITTED BY: Randy Sanders.

RANK: E-4.

BRANCH: Army.

SERVED FROM: November 1966-August 1968.

HOMETOWN: Checotah.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Basic at Fort Bliss; AIT at Fort Sill; Fort Hood until August 1967 with 11th ACR in Vietnam until August 1968.

SUBMITTED BY: Sherry Smallwood Spears.

Raymond Smith

RANK: Corporal E-4.

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served in Vietnam.

SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

Mark B. Saunders

RANK: E-5 Sergeant.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: 1963-1967.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Vietnam veteran.

SUBMITTED BY: Adreaian Saunders.

Bruce Siebert

RANK: SSgt.

BRANCH: U.S. Air Force.

HOMETOWN: Checotah.

SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177.

Stephen Stewart

RANK: Sergeant.

BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps.

SERVED FROM: 2005-2013.

HOMETOWN: Fort Gibson.

SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

Lee O. Stovall

RANK: U.S. Calvary Specialist. BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: 1980-1990.

HOMETOWN: Fresno, California.

SUBMITTED BY: Carla Stovall.

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RANK: Staff sergeant.

BRANCH: Army Air Force.

SERVED FROM: Oct. 12, 1943 to Nov. 14, 1945.

HOMETOWN: Muskogee.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: 484th Bombardment Group.

SUBMITTED BY: Edwyna Synar.

BRANCH: U.S. Army.

SERVED FROM: 1946-1948.

HOMETOWN: Agra.

OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Infantry HQ and HQSV 11th Constab 5Q. SUBMITTED BY: Nancy Solomon.

RANK:

HOMETOWN:

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