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Anjos assists veterans By Linda Moody

GREENVILLE - Edivaldo “Eddie” Anjos has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2006. “I don’t think I can find another job that I feel so honored to have as this one…taking care of veterans like myself,” he said. “It’s more than love.” The Rotary Exchange Student Program brought him to Darke County in 1986. His first exchange family was with Carl and Marie Francis of Greenville. “All of their kids were grown except me and their daughter Tina,” Anjos said. “They were the first people I met when I got in Greenville. Tina was an exchange student in Brazil in 1985-86. Greenville Rotary Club sponsored me one year. Bill Benkert and wife Martha picked me up at the airport in Dayton. I didn’t know a word of English.” He went on, “Marie is gone now, but I never miss any of Carl’s birthday parties.” In fact, he attended one this summer at the home of Deke and Chrissy Brim, Carl’s granddaughter. “I never miss it,” said Anjos. A 1987 graduate of Greenville High School, Anjos returned to Brazil to serve in the military as it’s mandatory and returned to the United States in 1989 and did some roofing, delivered papers and went to nursing school at Edison State for two quarters. He served as a nurse’s assistant at Rest Haven Nursing Home and was a

Courtesy photo

Here is a photo of Eddie Anjos standing in front of one of the clinics where he has worked over the past 13 years. He lives in Greenville and commutes a lot to help out the veterans.

waiter/line cook at Lots of Dots. His military stint lasted from 19922000, having served in Bosnia in 1999 and 2000 with the Marines (4th Civil

Affairs Group-4th CAG), working with NATO. Anjos, who holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information system and a

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Hurd fed his unit in Army By Linda Moody

GREENVILLE — Ralph Hurd worked mainly as a cook during his two-year stint with the U.S. Army, which started in July 1960. And, he was satisfied with that. “I took basic training and advanced training in tanks and was transfered to Fort Myers,” he said. “I participated in the Kennedy Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21, 1961, marching in Washington, D.C. I was on military funerals for awhile and was put on KP (kitchen patrol) by my first sergeant, because he said I had a five o’clock shadow at noon.” Hurd remembered, however, that he shaved that morning. He then told the first sergeant to put him down permanently as a cook. “He disagreed,” Hurd said. “But, he made me go up the chain of command, and I got a note from everyone of them. I told the first sergeant I’d make him him a deal: ‘Keep me on as a cook for two weeks, and if I can’t do that, I’d be the best soldier he ever had.’” Hurd began cooking for the Charlie Co., 3rd Infantry of the old guard. “I advanced to first cook pretty quick,” he said. “From then on, the first sergeant and I got along fine.” He continued, “One time I had inspectors come in the mess hall and check it out and they tried to find something wrong but didn’t. One morning I was in the mess hall at 3 a.m. when I heard a guy beating on the


back door. It was the inspector general there to check out the mess hall. He stayed on my shoulder right through break. I had eggs to order and the inspector kept telling me to turn the toaster up to get the eggs crispy on the edges.” Hurd told the inspector that his men would not do it. “I told him how each guy wanted their eggs off the grill,” Hurd said. “He couldn’t believe me. I had 250 soldiers to feed and I knew what each one would eat. He (the inspector) was amazed.” He said another time he was given 16 turkeys to cook so his unit could bring in a busload of children from the orphan’s home to make sure they got their Thanksgiving dinner. “A group came in for inspection at 10:45 a.m. and wanted to know where

the turkeys were,” Hurd said. “They were still in the oven. He wanted to see one of them and I opened the oven to uncover two of them. He said, ‘I think you’re showing me your best ones.’ He made me show him all 16 of them. After that, the flash bulbs started going off and his group took a picture of all the turkeys. The inspector said these had been the best turkeys he’d seen and he’d been to other mess halls. I got praise. I won best mess hall in the military division for two years in a row.” Hurd said he received the best food to work with during his chef days. “I had to get used to the meat here after I got out of there,” he said. “When a kid, our dad butchered all kinds of stuff for us and for friends and neighbors. We processed it all ourselves.” Hurd, who was discharged from the military in July 1962, said he was offered a chef’s job at the Statler Hilton in downtown D.C., but turned down the offer “I was married and decided to come back home instead,” he said. “After I got back home, I joined up with Tom Hope and Jack Oswalt and roasted hogs for a little bit of everything…weddings, parties, campgrounds, at the Dayton airport.” He said he once fed 750 members of the Goldwing Club at the Darke County Fairgrounds, doing all of the cooking himself, even side dishes. He said he learned to cook from his mother. “She had nine of us kids and made


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sure we all knew how to cook,” he said. Hurd still cooks some, but also enjoys wife Ann’s cooking as well. “I got an order the other day for a wedding which will be later on,” he said. “It’s for my granddaughter.” Hurd said his specialty is roast hog, but noted that he does beef too. “For the Hunters Club at Longown, I put on a smorgasbord for them for quite a few years, but they no longer do that,” he said. “I hunted with them too. I even raised 3,000 pheasants and turned them loose for the hunters. Now, there are youth and military hunting for pheasant, on certain dates, but I no longer hunt. I quit 15 years ago.” In his spare time, he enjoys taking his push truck to work at Eldora Speedway. “I raced there the day the track opened in 1964,” he said. “After I got out of the military, I took a wrecker up for my son and decided I wanted to do the push truck.” Hurd is 82. “I was born April 15 1937….a tax baby,” he said. He’s glad he got to do what he did best in the military. But, it could have been different. “We actually got called on a couple of times,” he said. “They loaded us up and headed south for Cuba but it got called it off.” Contact Staff Writer Linda Moody at lmoody@ or at (937)569-4315 ext. 1749. Read more news, features and sports at


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Pitman received Purple Heart By Linda Moody

DARKE COUNTY — Phillip Brandt recently contacted the Early Bird/Daily Advocate ( to inform that he discovered a Purple Heart posthumously awarded to Glen William Pitman was sent to Purple Hearts Reunited and given to The Miami Valley Military History Museum in Dayton. “Glen Pitman’s life was nothing less than tragic from beginning to end,” Brandt wrote. “In 1924, when he was 2, his parents, two siblings and paternal grandparents died when their car was struck by a train in Dawn, Ohio. He would go to live with his maternal grandparents in Piqua. His grandfather died six years later on 1930 and his grandmother in 1941. He himself would die in 1942 when his ship was sunk by a German submarine off the Cape of Good Hope,

South Africa.” While Brandt was disappointed the medal was not given to the Garst Museum, he is sure it’s in good hands and thankful it was returned to Ohio. Brandt indicated he has no direct connection to the Pitman or Pfoutz families. “I’m an Army vet, military collector and military history enthusiast,” he said. “I follow several historical societies and museums on Facebook and saw a posting on the Miami Valley Military History Museum’s page. The medal was sent anonymously to a group called Purple Hearts Reunited ftom California and they, in turn, gave it to the museum. Pitman’s uncle, Keith Foutz, who was listed has next of kin at the time of Glen’s death, died in Idaho on March 29, 1987, and this may shed some light on how the medal got to California.” Brandt said he has found no records of him having been married.

Saving the life of a child


Although l had a MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) in mental health, after the TET offensive in February 1968, l was assigned to 8th Field Hospital in Nha Trang, Vietnam with 10 months left to serve in assignment. The Chief Nurse assigned me to Nha Trang because they had a psychiatric unit. They already had that position filled so l took ca re of GIs who would be returning to the field. These men suffered from malaria, jungle rot in their boots and hepatitis from eating on the local economy instead of the military mess hall. The main statement I took from basic training was: “The


mission is always first.” The mission at that time was to shore up the military in Vietnam. The story I always remember from my experiences was the young Vietnamese boy with

Tetanus, otherwise known as lockjaw. This is unseen in the West because of the DPT vaccine but at that time Vietnam was a third world country with minimal sanitation. I remember Dr. Ream, a physician serving his time from Cook General Hospital in the inner city of Chicago. He put that child, of perhaps 10-years-old, on multiple doses of muscle relaxants and cured him. At that time that was unheard of. I was glad to be a positive part of saving the life for a child of Vietnamese culture. Theresa Ciancarelli Crandall, former first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp.

“He died when his ship was sunk by the German submarine U-181 on Nov. 3, 1942, enroute from South Africa to New York,” according to Brandt. “He would have been 20-years-old. There is a memorial headstone in the Gettysburg Cemetery where his parents, siblings and grandparents are buried ( Maternal grandparents are Warren and Lottie Pfoutz.” Brandt said, that after his parents’ deaths, Pitman went to live with his maternal grandparents in Piqua. “There may be high school photos in one of the libraries there, but I have not had a chance to check,” Brandt said. “Pitman was born in Bradford. I’m hoping this article may help to find any long lost relatives.” Contact Staff Writer Linda Moody at or at (937)569-4315 ext. 1749. Read more news, features and sports at

MVCTC honoring veterans service ENGLEWOOD – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) will be honoring local veterans with free haircuts, manicures, pedicures, coffee, and desserts on Monday, Nov. 11, from noon until 2 p.m. Any veteran is welcome to stop by the MVCTC Cosmetology Salon for a free haircut, manicure, or pedicure on this day. The MVCTC Culinary Arts students will provide a complimentary dessert and coffee. RSVP to Kathy Coppock, academic secretary, at 937-854-6351 or For more information about MVCTC, visit www.

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Local soldier shot hours before Armistice On Dec. 10, 1918, 7:16 p.m., a Western Union Telegram was sent to a local family that read, “Mr. Aaron Oswalt, RFD 41 Union City Ind. Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that Private William H. Oswalt Infantry was severely wounded in action about November Eleventh. Further information when received. Harris the Adjutant General.” In reality, Oswalt had been injured the day before the Armistice ending World War I was signed. William Oswalt would eventually return home and received a lengthy newspaper article upon his homecoming bearing a headline in all large all uppercase letters – WITH HUN BULLET WOUND THROUGH BODY. The opening paragraph took a celebratory tone: “William Oswalt of the 128th U.S. Infantry, 32d Division, is home for a few days, but will have to return to Ft. Harrison to get his service papers and receive his discharge. He is spending the time at the home of his father, Aaron Oswalt, northeast of this city, and was here yesterday receiving congratulations from his many friends.” The story went onto explain how Oswalt left Greenville with a large contingent on May 25, 1917 and completed training at Camp Taylor and Camp Beauregard before sailing for France in August that year. Almost immediately, Oswalt felt the impact of the war. The ship he was on was attacked by two submarines; both were destroyed by naval gunners on the ship. The article reads, “The first shot smashed the


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periscope of one of the sea pirates. This happened a little more than halfway across the ocean.” The news articled continued, “William got into the fighting in October and fought in the terrible battle in the Argonne-Meuse district till 11 o’clock on November 10, the day before the signing of the armistice, when he was shot. His regiment was attacking and rushing the machine gun nests of the Huns north of Verdun and not far from Metz. In this action, his company had all but 30 out of 175 men either killed or wounded. The boys hugged the ground so closely between rushes that the Huns shot the packs from their backs, but weren’t able to hit them.” General Pershing said the work Oswalt’s division did in France was gallant and fought on five great fronts. The paper added that “William Oswalt can well be proud of the record which he made during his brief time in the service of his country and of the wound scars which he will carry to his grave. He did his part nobly and has an honorable share in the victory, which has come to American arms. The Huns said the Yanks would never get through the Argonne Forest and the French and British believed that statement. It was the hardest task of the entire war, but such lads as William Oswalt hurled the lie at the boasting Huns and helped win for America the most glorious achievement of the war. Union City and community extend him a hearty welcome and say thank you – job well done!”


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Learning to treat PTSD


Specialist E-5 Dale E. Crandall enlisted Aug. 9, 1965 through Aug. 8, 1968 as a Psychiatric Specialist Tech. I was 20-years-old and working as an engineering draftsman in Davenport, Iowa at the time. I reported to Sterling, Illinois for the train ride to Army induction station in Chicago. I only

had the cloths I was wearing. There were buses waiting to take us for pre-induction processing. It consisted of a physical and lots of testing nearly all day. It was back to the buses to meet the train back to Sterling. Several weeks later I found a letter to meet with a recruiter in Sterling. It was just like a job interview.

I admitted to serve as a three-year volunteer for service with a possible noncombat position. One appealed to me that consisted of combat basic training required at Ft. Knox, Ky. Then on to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas for Combat Medical Basic and then onto Psychiatric Specialist Tech school. Next it was onto

OJT at Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver, Colo. I was called back to Ft. Sam Brooke Army Hospital to serve my next two years at the 6 ward Chambers Pavilion. The duty was run on a three swing shift schedule for both open and locked wards. Our patients were suffering from what was called

Combat Fatigue or Shell Shock, now known as PTSD. Patients came to us most of the time via air transport from Viet Nam most. The PTSD healing process is unending for most every soldier and their families. PTSD can affect the most physically strong or weakest. It has no known barriers.

NJROTC teaches respect to high school students GREENVILLE – The Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) currently has 87 high school students enrolled at GHS. The NJROTC program at Greenville Senior High School is not what most people think. It is not there to trying to recruit students to join the military, but instead is a program to teach students respect and responsibility. NJROTC is a group that acts like a family. When a fellow cadet has trouble with a subject in school, the other cadets will help explain the

subject. The higher-ranking cadets also help when another member is going through a personal struggle. Naval Science Instructor Chief Petty Officer Stephen Eldred said, “We have kids from every facet of the school. We have several cadets that are involved in sports, band, Wavaires, the academic team, or maybe they are not involved in anything. They all come together as one big family and look out for each other.” Some opportunities for cadets

are looking at going to MCRD Parris Island, SC this year. Trips are kept to a minimal fee due to the donations made by many and the reimbursement made by the Navy. Unfortunately, the Green Wave Navy only received $5,000 of the $30,000 back from the Navy last year. The Unit is also asking for the community to help support the Unit and the cadets by sending donations to the Green Wave Navy, 100 Greenwave Way, Greenville, OH 45331. All donations are tax deductible.

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Lease retires after 41 years of service

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The picture above is from Camp Atterbury when Lease served in the Co. M – 148th Inf. Regt. ONG 1950. He is in the fourth row on the end and can also be seen in the small pull-out picture.

Francis E. Lease served his country for 41 years. Retiring as a Sgt. Major, Lease joined the US Army in 1948 and retired in 1989.

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School celebrates veterans ARCANUM – On Monday, Nov. 11, the ArcanumButler School District will be honoring veterans with an assembly in the high school gymnasium. The assembly begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. with a reception for local veterans and their families immediately following the assembly in the cafetorium. Veterans are asked to sit in front of the podium on the

gymnasium floor. This year’s guest speaker is retired Army Staff Sergeant Kevin Malonee. He is a 20-year veteran who served two tours in the Republic of Korea and he served in combat in Panama and two tours in Iraq. He currently holds the position of Post Commander at Arcanum Memorial VFW Post 4161 in Arcanum. If you plan to attend the

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Staff Sergeant Kevin Malonee (right) is shown at his retirement ceremony.

assembly, call Kim Hollinger in the high school office at 692-5175 or email

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a lot of computer work-related jobs from 2000-05 in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), as well as the Greenville VFW and Elks, Anjos has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for more than 18 years including positions as assistant chief, Medical Administration Service at Fort Wayne and Marion VA Medical Center (VAMC); Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office in Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach VAMC, Chillicothe VAMC, Dayton VAMC and currently at the Columbus VAMC as the chief of Patient Business Services (PBS), where he served in the senior management team of

Anjos in 1992

the facility. Anjos was awarded his US citizenship in 1992 when he was stationed with the Marine Barracks 8th as the presidential honor guard. “I’ve been in about 30 countries, so that’s my weakness,” he said. “I’m always working, but I need to learn to

the event coordinator, Eric Weibel at eric_weibel@

take time off.” Anjos is the youngest in his family of seven siblings with five sisters and one brother. “I’m a twin with my sister,” he said. “My parents are still alive and healthy.” He lives in Greenville with his husband, Matthew Guyette, whom he met 23 years ago in Washington, D.C. They were married in 2016 and currently reside in one of Greenville’s most historic homes, built before the Civil War, with their three collies. “I have met so many good people in my career,” he said. “I love Darke County and always remember when I was an exchange student. I used to help at the lemonade shakeup stand run by the Rotary Club at the Great Darke County Fair.” Contact Staff Writer Linda Moody at lmoody@ or at (937)569-4315 ext. 1749. Read more news, features and sports at

FCCLA collects for vets VERSAILLES – The Versailles FCCLA is doing a drive for the Dayton V.A. Hospital for the holidays from Nov. 4-15. The classes collecting are the fifth through eighth grades. If anyone is interested in dropping items, you may also drop items in the high school office. The class with the highest percentage of items will be presented with a pizza party during lunch. The items are picked up by local veterans from the Vet Club and are taken to Dayton veterans for holidays. They are collecting the following: Underwear, t-shirts/socks, shower shoes, canned coffee, instant creamer packets, sugar packets, Sweet N’ Low packets, stirrers, big print word search, arts and craft supplies, chess/checkers/dominoes set, boxed drinks and individually wrapped snacks, full size deodorant, full size 3-in-1 body wash/ shampoo/conditioner, denture adhesive, denture cleaner, full size shaving cream, razors (multi-pack), full size toothbrush/paste, nail clipper/emery board set, lip balm, full size face/body lotion, and brush/ comb. Travel size items are not accepted this year. Please only send full size items. For more information, call Pat Rhoades, (937) 526-4427 ext 3142 or email pat.rhoades@

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Thank You For Your Service Earl E. Ackley U.S. Army, Pvt. POW, WWII 1941-1945

Raymond Berger, Jr. U.S. Army Aug. 1942-Nov. 1945

U.S. Army, Pvt.

Paul Ackley

U.S. Army Air Corp, SSgt. 1941-1953

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Richard Ackley, Jr.

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Roger Bey

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George R. Ault

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Salute To Our Local Veterans Gaylen Blosser U.S. Army, E-5 Vietnam 1968-1970

Donald Booker

U.S. Army, Sgt. WWII, Pacific Front 1941 – 1945

David L. Booher

Charles E. Bowen

Donald E. Byrum

Dale E. Crandall

Theresa Ciancarelli Crandall

Don Dietrich

Bruce Eley

Dwight Emmons

Bruce E. Enochs

Douglas D. Flanery

U.S. Army Nurse Corp, 1st Lt. 1967-1969

US Marine, Cpl. Vietnam 1966-1968

Harry Foutz

Christopher Francis

Ryan Francis

Harry Fullerton, Jr.

Norman Fullerton

Keith Gower

U.S. Navy WWII

U.S. Air Force, TSgt. Currently serving in Hawaii 8 years

U.S. Army Vietnam 1966-1968

U.S. Marine Corp. Vietnam War

U.S. Army Vietnam 1965-1968

U.S. Navy WWII

U.S. Air Force, TSgt. 14 years Georgia Air Guard 1 year

U.S. Army, Cpl. WWII 1943-1945





U.S. Army, Pfc. KIA in Vietnam June 27, 1966

U.S. Navy Vietnam 1968-1969

U.S. Army

U.S. Army, E-5 1965-1968

U.S. Air Force 1989-1993

U.S. Navy, E-5 1962-1966


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Thank You For Your Service Carl L. Goubeaux

Ralph D. Goubeaux

Lowell P. Goubeaux

William E. Grice, III

Joyce L. Hahn,

Denver Harter

U.S. Army June 1972-June 1974

National Guard Korean War

U.S. Army, SSgt. WWII Began service in 1941

U.S. Army Vietnam

U.S. Army, Sgt. Korea 1949-1952

U.S. Navy WWII

U.S. Army, 1st Lt. Vietnam Killed in Action 2/3/68 1961-1968

John Greendyke

Elaine Harter

Duane Hiatt

Michael Hiatt

U.S. Air Force, SSgt. 1977-1983

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U.S. Marine, Cpl. Vietnam 1966-1969

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Salute To Our Local Veterans Doyle L. Hemmerich

Naomi V. (Kimmel) Hemmerich

Cole Kremer

Charles L. Langenkamp

Harold L. Oswalt

Von Oswalt U.S. Army Vietnam 1966-1968

Air National Guard 2001-Present

Kenneth L. Pence

Thomas L. Pence

Rodney L. Ray

U.S. Army Air Corps, Sgt. WWII 1944-1946

U.S. Marine, LCpl. Currently Active

U.S. Army, Medic World War II 1942-1945

US Navy, MM3 Korean War Sept. 1948-April 1953

U.S. Navy WAVES Serving during WWII 1944-1946

U.S. Army, Spec. 5 1969-1970

US Navy Korean War Feb. 1952-Dec. 1955

Larry (Tom) Hofacker

Glenn Hemmerich

U.S. Army, Quartermaster WWII 1942-1946

U.S. Army, SP-4 Vietnam 1969 Active Duty – 1968-1971 Army National Guard 1988-1995

John H. Laub

Larry Laub U.S. Navy Vietnam

U.S. Army, SP4-E5 1966-1968

Kelly Oswalt

James D. Owens

Estel H. Pence

U.S. Marine Corp Korean War 1955-1958

U.S. Army Feb. 1980-June 1990

U.S. Army, Sgt. 1974-1979

Scott Riffle

U.S. Navy, E-5 USS America, CVA-66 Vietnam 1972-73 1969-1973

David King

Karl A. Kissling

Larry J. Linder

Robert Lyme

U.S. Navy 1962-1966

U.S. Army World War II

U.S. Army, SP-4 1955-1957

Jeffery Pence

US Army 1942

US Air Force, Sgt. E-4 Guam 1948-1988

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U.S. Navy, US Marine 2 Purple Hearts Vietnam 1967-1968 1966-1970

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Thank You For Your Service Glen R. Hoblit

William T. Hoblit

U.S. Army World War II KIA Normandy, France July 16, 1944

Forest Dale Hoschouer

Alan Dale Hoschouer

Danny Richards

U.S. Air Force, TSgt. 1952-1972

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class 1986-1990

U.S. Army World War II POW – captured at Battle of Bulge Dec. 21, 1944

John D. Hoblit

Keith Eugene Hoschouer

Loren Edward Hoschouer

Jack Richards

Bill Richards

Frederick L. Hoblit

James O. Hoblit

Ricky Ray Zeller

U.S. Army World War I *

Donald L. Hoblit

U.S. Army Korean War

U.S. Navy World War II

U.S. Army Korean War

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U.S. Army, Sgt. Dominican Republic Mid to late 1960’s

U.S. Army, Sgt. 1976-1979

U.S. Army, Sgt., MP 1968-1970

Dan E. Richards

U.S. Army World War I Wounded in Action in France

U.S. Army Specialist Grade 2 1955-1958

U.S. Army Specialist Grade 4 1964-1966

Eddy Lee Zeller

Gene Richards

Gary Richards

U.S. Army, E4 Specialist 1970-1972

U.S. Army Technician 5th Grade 1946

U.S. Air Force Airman 2nd Class 1960-1964

Tom Richards,

Michelle (Richards) Coleman

Jason Richards

Solomon Harrison Ross


U.S. Army Vietnam War

Chad D. Richardson U.S. Army Ft. Riley, Kansas

Civil War, Cpl. 2 tours of duty, POW 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Company G 8th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Company G 1861–1865

U.S. Army, Sgt. 1961-1964


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U.S. Army, Cpl. 1990-1995

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Salute To Our Local Veterans John Junior Boyd

Rick Usserman

Robert Wesley Boyd, Sr.

George D. Boyd

James L. Boyd

Charles W. Boyd

Billy G. Reigle

Russell (Pete) L. Mendenhall

Charles Franklin Mendenhall

James Elwood Warner

Jack Joe Warner

Robert W. Boyd, Jr.

U.S. Navy 1951-1954

U.S. Navy, Gunner’s Mate WWII 1943-1946

Rainee G. Reigle

James Cash

Steven Daryl Bohn

James Lee Boyd, Jr.

Gary Wayne Boyd

William H. Oswalt

Larry L. Helmer

U.S. Navy WWII 1943-1947

U.S. Army Air Corp WWII 1945-1946

Russell Lee Mendenhall U.S. Navy Vietnam Era 1966-1969

U.S. Air Force 1986

U.S. Army 1943-1946

U.S. Army Vietnam Era 1971-1973

U.S. Navy, Seaman 1st Class WWII 1944-1946

U.S. Navy Korea 1951-1954

U.S. Navy

U.S. Army Vietnam Era 1972-1973

U.S. Army Camp Taylor World War I

Ricky Lee Boyd

U.S. Army, Spec. E-4 1977-1980

Herbert L. Sease U.S. Army, Sgt. Feb. 1942-Jan. 1946


Jerry Dean Boyd

U.S. Army, Sgt. 1st Class Persian Gulf War 1982-1997

U.S. Navy Korea 1951-1954

U.S. Army Korea 1950-1952

U.S. Army 1976-1979

U.S. Navy Korea 1952-1954

U.S. Navy Vietnam Era 1967-1971

U.S. Army 1976-1979

U.S. Army, Pfc. 581st Engineer Co. Chinon, France 1958-1961


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Thank You For Your Service

Peter Trocano, Sr.


U.S. Air Force, E-4

Lorie R. (Bales) Shoemaker U.S. Army Served in Iraq 2003-2011

Peter Trocano, Jr. U.S. Navy, Lt. 03

Glenn Showalter

James Snyder U.S. Army Tanker

Lonas (Von) Spitzer

U.S. Army Began serving at 14-years-old Served 4 years in the 40s

Michael Trocano

Duane Turner

Donald Walter

Scott A. Walter

Wavelene Woodall

U.S. Army 1 year in Seoul, Korea 1951-1953

U.S. Army Air Corp With unknown friend World War II

U.S. Navy, QM2 Pacific 1951-1955

U.S. Marine Corp Corporal 1987-1991

U.S. Air Force, A1C 1982-Feb. 1985

U.S. Navy WWII 1943-1944


Josh Sizelove

US Navy, PO1 (AW) Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom Aug. 2007-March 2015


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