Veterans Day Section 2022

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SALUTING THOSE WHO SERVED

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Michael R. Anderson

Sean C. Blish

Donald Lonzo Brown

Marshall Clayton

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.

RANK: Petty officer 3rd Class. BRANCH: U.S. Navy. SERVED FROM: September 2017-September 2022. HOMETOWN: Okay. SUBMITTED BY: Randy Sanders.

RANK: Sargeant. BRANCH: Army. SERVED FROM: 1950-1953. HOMETOWN: Chandler. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: 10th Engineering Battalion. SUBMITTED BY: Tommy, Robin and Brittney Brown.

BRANCH: Army, 45th Division. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

Cody Cookson

Thomas Cotton

Brandon Timothy Crow

Willie (Bill) Crow

RANK: Specialist. BRANCH: Army National Guard. SERVED FROM: June 2010 to March 2014. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served in Afghanistan from June 2011 to April 2012. SUBMITTED BY: Linda Smith.

RANK: E5. BRANCH: Army. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

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.

RANK: Lieutenant Colonel. BRANCH: USAR. SERVED FROM: 1975-1995. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Sherry Crow.

Vance S. Davis

Armistice Day Dawson

Hooley Dotson

RANK: E-7. BRANCH: Army. SERVED FROM: 1966-1984. HOMETOWN: St. Louis, Missouri. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

RANK: Corporal. BRANCH: Army Air Corps. SERVED FROM: 1946-1958. HOMETOWN: Muskogee SUBMITTED BY: David Dawson.

RANK: PFC. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: April 21, 1944-May 6, 1946. HOMETOWN: Braggs. SUBMITTED BY: Barbara Prichard.

Ed Farris

Jerry Faught

Carl Frazier

Rob Frazier

RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: Air Force. SERVED FROM: March 6, 1954-May 3, 1958. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Two years in Tokyo. SUBMITTED BY: Ed Farris.

RANK: SFC. BRANCH: Army. HOMETOWN: Warner. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

RANK: SP4. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: 1966-1968. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served in Okinawa. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

RANK: Corporal. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. SERVED FROM: 1988 to 1992. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

Lt. John Freie

Glen O. Gardner Sr.

Randy Gilkey

Ivan John Goad

RANK: MD Medical Corps. BRANCH: US Navy & Fleet Marine Force. SERVED FROM: 1965-1967 (Vietnam). HOMETOWN: Scarsdale, NY. SUBMITTED BY: John Freie.

RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Air Force. SERVED FROM: November 1969-August 1973. HOMETOWN: Summit. SUBMITTED BY: Glenn Gardner.

RANK: Lance Corporal. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. SERVED FROM: 1969-1975. HOMETOWN: Tulsa. SUBMITTED BY: Elizabeth Gilkey.

RANK: PV2. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: 2002-2004. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Fort Jackson, S.C. SUBMITTED BY: Cathy Bolin.

David Davis RANK: Captain. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. SERVED FROM: 1967-1987. HOMETOWN: Braggs. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Vietnam, 1967-1968; drill instructor, warrant officer, OCS 1976, retired as captain. SUBMITTED BY: Jennifer Davis.


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Willie Lee Granger

Dean Hayes

Gertrude S. Hewitt

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.

BRANCH: U.S. Army, 45th Division. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

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.

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. 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.

Jack E. (Bo) Highers

Ted S. Hine

Donnie Lee Howard

Lee Duane Huffstedtler

BRANCH: Navy. SERVED FROM: 1978-1982. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Gloria Highers.

RANK: Petty Officer 3rd Class. BRANCH: U.S. Navy. SERVED FROM: 1944-1946. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Kim Hine.

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.

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.

HONORING OUR VETERANS On behalf of Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee and Warren Clinic Muskogee, we salute all our veterans. We are grateful for your sacrifice and service.


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Terry Humphrey

Kenneth Hutson

“Boot” Watie Irvin

David Eugene Jenkins

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.

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.

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.

RANK: E4. BRANCH: Army. SERVED: Eight years. HOMETOWN: Porter. SUBMITTED BY: Leila Jenkins.

James Edward Jenkins

Johnnie Lee Jenkins

William Ray Jenkins

Lester Johns

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.

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.

BRANCH: Army. HOMETOWN: Eufaula. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

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Kenneth L. Johnson

Forrest L. Kirk

Kathleen F. Kirk

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.

RANK: Commander. BRANCH: U.S. Navy. SERVED FROM: July 27, 1977-Sept. 1, 1999. HOMETOWN: Ville Platte, Louisana. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served as an unrestricted line officer; joint qualified, to include commanding officer, USMEPS. SUBMITTED BY: Forrest Kirk.

Robert Landan Knight

Renzy E. Lusk Jr.

Stephen C. Magee

Stan Martin

RANK: Corporal. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. SERVED FROM: Presently serving. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Carrie Knight.

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.

RANK: ACI (AW) E-6. BRANCH: U.S. Navy. SERVED FROM: December 1981-December 2001. HOMETOWN: Haskell. SUBMITTED BY: Frances Ford.

RANK: Third Class Radioman. BRANCH: U.S. Navy. SERVED FROM: June 1951-June 1955. HOMETOWN: Vinita. SUBMITTED BY: Sena Martin.

Kenneth L. Meyer Jr.

Clarance Olen Mills

Jefferson Moore

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.

RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Air Force. SERVED FROM: 1962-1966. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Susan L. Mills.

NAME: Victor W. Mills. RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: 1976-1989. HOMETOWN: Porter. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: U.S. Army Airborne Rangers, Special Forces. SUBMITTED BY: Susan L. Mills.

William D. O’Neal Sr.

John O’Rear

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.

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.

Earl Parker

P.J. Parker

RANK: Retired Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Army. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

BRANCH: U.S. Air Force. SERVED FROM: Active 2022. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

Kelsi Knight BRANCH: Air Force National Guard. SERVED FROM: Presently serving. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Carrie Knight.

RANK: Warrant Officer. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED: 8 years. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Helicopter pilot. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

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Sherman Phillips

William (Bill) Pollock

Phil Porter

Bobby Prichard

BRANCH: U.S. Navy. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association – Chapter 177, Muskogee.

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.

RANK: Private E4. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: Dec. 7, 1960-Dec. 6, 1962. HOMETOWN: Braggs. SUBMITTED BY: Barbara Prichard.

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Kenny Rader

Cecil Reeder

Riley Sanders

Spencer R. Sanders

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.

RANK: Corporal. BRANCH: U.S. Army. HOMETOWN: Binger/Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Velma Irvin.

RANK: Captain. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. SERVED FROM: 2017-Present. HOMETOWN: Okay. SUBMITTED BY: Randy Sanders.

RANK: Corporal. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps SERVED FROM: December 2017-Present. HOMETOWN: Okay. SUBMITTED BY: Randy Sanders.

Mark B. Saunders

Bruce Siebert

RANK: E-5 Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: 1963-1967. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Vietnam veteran. SUBMITTED BY: Adreaian Saunders.

RANK: SSgt. BRANCH: U.S. Air Force. HOMETOWN: Checotah. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177.

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.

James Lowell Smallwood

Raymond Smith

Stephen Stewart

Lee O. Stovall

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.

RANK: Corporal E-4. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. OTHER MILITARY INFORMATION: Served in Vietnam. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

RANK: Sergeant. BRANCH: U.S. Marine Corps. SERVED FROM: 2005-2013. HOMETOWN: Fort Gibson. SUBMITTED BY: West Side Church of Christ.

RANK: U.S. Calvary Specialist. BRANCH: U.S. Army. SERVED FROM: 1980-1990. HOMETOWN: Fresno, California. SUBMITTED BY: Carla Stovall.

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Edmond Synar

Francis Hugh Tanner

Carl Threlkeld

Keith Walters

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.

BRANCH: Air Force. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

RANK: SSgt. BRANCH: U.S. Air Force. HOMETOWN: Muskogee. SUBMITTED BY: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 177, Muskogee.

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