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Honoring Our

Brave Veterans

2019 A special edition of The Shawnee News-Star



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For all that you are and all that you’ve given to our country, we salute you, veterans. Thank you for protecting our freedom at home and overseas. Your service and your sacrifice will always be remembered.

With gratitude, we honor America’s veterans and military personnel.


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Kelly Bales

K-9 Handler, Explosive Detection 1996-2006 McLoud, OK

Clifton L. Barger, Jr.

MSgt. Krista D. (Whitson) Stroup US Air Force McLoud, OK

Clifton L. Barger

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Master Chief Donald Waller US Navy 1954-1978 Mechanics Mate

Billie C. Howard

Cpl. Don Harmon

US Army Korea 1952-1954 Tecumseh, OK

Louis J. McDonald

Jesse Johnson

Charlie Company 3rd Bat., 4th Inf., Stationed in Fort Carson, CO

Bob Covel

Corporal Eric Rawls USMC 4 Yrs.

Dean Covel

Sgt. Troy Rawls, Jr. USMC 3 Yrs.

Charles Covel

US Army National Guard Troop Command Aviation & Administration

US Army National Guard MSgt. 32 Yrs.

E-5 Army National Guard 1969-1975

Chief Petty Officer US Navy Pacific Theatre WWII Tecumseh, OK

US Navy SeeBee 1970-1974 Choctaw, OK

Private US Army 1968-1972 Norman, OK

Ensign US Navy Bay of Pigs, Cuba 1960-1966 Tecumseh, OK

Kevin D. Pyle

John H. Meek

Daniel M. Tonubbee

Eskell Frank Roberts

Wesley Jeske

Kyle T. Montgomery

Robert L. Hartley

OK Army National Guard Served 1997-2007 Baghdad, Iraq

US Navy VF-111 PO3 Southeast Asia 1955-1963

US Army 1944-1946 US Air Force 1946-1949 Tech Sgt. Phillippines, Luzon

First Lt. US Army 1939-1945 Distinguished Service Cross & Purple Heart for D-Day action

Corporal Army/Air Force Korean War

US Air Force Dale, OK

Major US Army 1965-1992 2 Tours in Vietnam

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Cecil Covel

US Marine Sergent Vietnam 1966-1972 Golf Co. 27, 2nd Batallion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Squad Leader, Second Squad Vietnam Lindsay, OK

Thank You for Your Service

William Don Bright Jr. BM2 1969-1977 Off Coast of Vietnam

Clyde Topping

US Navy 2nd Class Elect. Tech USS Kenneth Whiting (AV14) Pacific Attachment

Cpl. Richard H. Kolb II USMC 1998-2006 - Aircraft Navigations Systems Tech Miramar Air Station, CA

Adam Chesser

US Air Force Port Hueneme, CA

Zachary T. Keener US Navy, Navy CB E-3 Deployed Afghanistan

US Marine 1964-1968 E4 Corporal De Nang Vietnam

Aaron Mabray

SSG Courtney Blue

Franklin Gray Talley

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Franklin Gray Talley

PFC Army 1943-1946 Fort Bend, Oregon Germany

US Air Force 1950 Second Lt. Korea

US Army 2009-Present Iraq

Lt. Col. US Air Force 1968-1971 Clark Air Force Base - Philippines

Robert William Lowry

Ralph Hartoon

Ralph D. Biddle

William David Soffel

US Army 2019-Present Specialist Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA

Specialist US Army 1952-1955 Korea

Warrant Officer 13 Years US Navy WWII

US Marine Corp 1991-2000 Desert Storm

Clyde A. Barnard Spec. 5 US Army 1968-1971 Vietnam

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Colonel Jerry Shiles

US Army Retired 2011 Bronze Star, 2 Legions of Merit, 3 Army Commandations, Army Intelligance

Colonel Richard Shiles

James Shiles

US Army Retired 29+ Yrs. of Service

US Army Iraq 15+ Yrs. of Service

Fritz Anderson

Charles New

Sgt. Danny Combs

Japan 1946

US Air Force 1968-1971

MSgt. R.B. Burnett

Major Ronald Burnett

Lt. Col. Randel B. Burnett

Japan 1946


Melford J. Fisher Srgt. 1st Class US Army 1952-1954

Wes Blalock US Navy Bethel, OK

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David A Shiles US Army E-4 Iraq 1999-2006

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US Navy 1942-1945 South Pacific 1951-1952 Korea

Jack Butler

US Army 101st Airborne, Korea

Jack Johnson

Captain Sean C. Burnett

Logan M. Burnett

Captain Bryant Burnett


Joshua B. Burnett

Circa 1968 Radarman 3rd Class Navy Vietnam

Jack Hickman

21 Yrs. of Service Retired

Army Corp. of Engineers Afghanistan

Ted Sloan

Troy Alvin Gouker

Wayne Duncan

Sgt. Don Brightwell Korea 1952-1954

Pvt. 1st Class U.S. Army Korean Conflict 1954-1956

Air Force Staff Sargeant 1942-1946

Leo J. Seikel

Joe Seikel

Bernard (Benny) Seikel

Robert E. Seikel

Harold E. Luis

Vietnam War Era US Army Private 1962-1964

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Neal D. Seikel

Cpl, US Army U.S. & Germany 1957-1964


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Sergeant Korean War 1953-1960

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USA Paratrooper

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PFC US Army Korean War 1953-1955

3rd Class Petty Officer

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Because the memory will live forever. O v e r t h e p a s t y e a r, we have had the privilege of serving the families of many veterans. In recognition of the service these veterans rendered


t o t h e i r c o u n t r y, w e would like to show our appreciation this Ve t e r a n s D a y. Honoring the veterans who we have served.

113 Years

Family Quality

Tradition Integrity

You put your life on the line to serve our country. Now, we’re here to serve you.



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Lt. Col. Dennis Canant

Warren E. Artcliff

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US Navy Petty Officer US Air Force Served 10 Yrs. Hawaii

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Master Sgt. Myler G. (Mike) Crooks 32 Yrs. of Service RetiredJapan, Koirea, Okinawa

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Shawnee, OK

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Donald E. Meshew

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Rudy Rolette

PFC US Army 1960-1962 Ft. Lewis, WA Germany

US Navy 1951-1955 Personnelman 2nd Class San Diego, CA

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Kenneth Peltier Sr.

BT-3 US Navy USS Cassin Young Korea

Herbert C. Switch

Sergeant US Marine Corp. 1958-1973 3 Combat Tours Vietnam

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Tec. 4 Carl Briggs US Army 1943-1946 Served in Germany & Philippines

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DP1 US Navy - Retired 1961-1983

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US Navy Gunner’s Mate 1944-1946 WWII USS Berrien

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US Army World War II

US Army 1952-1954 187-RCT Sergeant Korea, Japan

Spc 4 David Thompson

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Harry Walker, Jr.

Cpl. Kenneth W. Jones

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Gilbert Skip Rolette

US Navy Vietnam War

Richard Neal Carter

Army National Guard E5 - Sergeant

Lanny N. Middleswarth

US Navy 1968-1970

Travis Neal Carter

US Army Spec. 2002-2008 Black Hawk Crew Chief Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan

Jerry R. Levi

Army SP-5, E-5 Command Group Support Detachment - 1968-1970 Shawnee News-Star

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Raymond Laughlin

Bill Sims Sr.

SFC Stephanie Scarberry

Travis Sullivan

Travis Sullivan Jr.

US Army Spec 4 Germany 1961-1964

EN 3rd Class Petty Officer USS St. Paul, Heavy Crusier Flagship - 1969-1973

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US Army Served in Iraq, Afghanistan Kirkuk, Kuait, Qatar

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Air Force Currently Serving in Iraq

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Leroy Barnes


Mariah E. Codopony US Army Sgt E 5 2010-Present Afghanistan


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Samuel E. Rodd

US Army 1968-1970 Vietnam

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US Army Began Serving in 2004 3 Tours - Iraq & Afghanistan

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Thomas L. Campbell

Cpl. John Eldon Gentry

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US Air Force 1945-1963 Staff Sergeant

T Sgt. US Army WWII Pacific PH-SS

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Hubert Holsapple Technician Gift Grade 343rd Infantry

Nolan W. Roberts

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Kansas Air National Guard A1C Electric/Environmental McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS

SSgt. USMC 1993-2001

Army E-4 Specialist Medic Germany

Sgt. Noah J. Hines

Army Spec-4 Supply Clerk Germany

SSgt. Scott Hurley

US Army Infantry 1966-1968 Sergeant Korea

US Army & National Guard Korea, Germany, Iraq, Louisiana 28 Yrs Service - Retired

William D. Askin

Sgt. Jeffery A. Smith

Marine Lance Corporal

US Army Sgt. 1st Class Retired 23 Yrs. Service Vietnam, Kuait

Lance Corporal Tank Commander USMC Corporal 1942-1945 Retrieved Tank Mechanics Guam, Iwo Jima

Air Force E-4 Staff Sgt. Crew Sheif KC 135 McConnell AFB

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US Army - WWII Veteran 1943-1945 Stationed in Italy

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USMC 1944-1946

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Enlisted Sept. 3, 1968 Stationed in Vietnam 1969-Feb. 1970 Lance Corporal, Received 3 Stars, RVN Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Meritorious Citation, Purple Heart Seminole, OK

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Gary Reed

US Army Retired Chief Warrant Officer - Served in Korea & 2 Tours in Vietnam

Fort Richardson, Alaska Shawnee, OK

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USM Okinawa


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Jim Meek US Navy 1950-1954

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James F. Shiles Sr.

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Lawrence P. Murray U.S. Army 1943-1945 82nd Airborne

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Shianna Kinnett

45th Infantry Korean War 1950-1952

WO John A. Townsend III

Jacob Thayne Little

Christopher Wilson

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Cpl. Ronnie Harbert

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US Navy 1942-1946

World War I

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Petty Officer USN

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Air Force

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Air Force Shawnee News-Star


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Mordell Trammell US Army T5 Radio Operator WWII

Brand Setzer

Oklahoma Army National Guard E-4/Specialist Afghanistan 1 Tour


Jay Gunter

SGT E-5 US Army 1963-1966 Germany

Thomas T. Rigg Chief Petty Officer US Navy 1962-1972 Shawnee News-Star

Major Aric Foster

Chaplain 345th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion US Navy 1998-2007 US Army Chaplain Corps 2007-Presnt

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 2, 2017) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Emilee Fundell, from Macomb, Oklahoma, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department, directs Capt. Richard C. McCormack, Ford’s commanding officer, prior to McCormack piloting an F/A-18E Super Hornet for the first time off of Ford’s flight deck. Ford is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Litzenberger)

Jones Family

Brothers and Sister

Emilee is the sister of Frank and Craig Bourlon and daughter of Steve and Dawn Bourlon from Bethel Acres and joined the U.S. Navy upon graduating from Macomb High School in 2012. She has served on the USS Ronald Regan prior to her current assignment on the USS Gerald R. Ford and has seen one deployment to the Persian Gulf since her enlistment.

Major Carl M. Clark, USAAC; 1918-2002 (Top Row Left)

B-17 Pathfinder Pilot, 8th Air Force; 533rd Bomb Squadron; 381 & 93rd Bomb Groups Completed 30 Missions over Germany in WWII

This picture was taken in 1942. These men and women were inducted in the Army that year. Photo by: Houstin Payne

Ronnie Beaver and Justin Beaver Army Shawnee News-Star

Kenneth Pfeil

Air Force 1961-1965 Airman 1st Class Germany 3 Years

Kerri Hernadey

Kevin Johnson

Kimberly Roby (Jones)

Pvt. 1st Class WWII


Pvt. US Army 1990-1993

Lawrence Davis

Lawrence Wahpepah

Lee Edward Dockrey

Lee Oliver

Loren Franklin Washburn

Carl Haley

David Simpson US Navy Meeker

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US Navy Gunners Mate 3rd Class USS Carney 1943-1945

Marc Clovis US Navy Bethel, OK

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US Army Korean War

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Leon French US Army 1941-1945

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Joe Martin


US Army Korean Conflict PFC MIA


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Roger Shaw

Garry Souders

Milton Mallory


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US Army Korea - P.O.W.

Terry Scheuerman

USN 1967-1970

Garth D. Nixon

US Marines Iraq Camp Pendleton, CA Shawnee, OK

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Gary Reed

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Vietnam Era

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Bill Madole

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1942-1945 Europe - Wounded Purple Heart Recipient

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Korea 1951-1952

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POW for 3½ Yrs.

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USAF 16 Yrs. of Service

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Bob Genzer USS St. Paul Heavy Cruiser US Navy

45th Div. 11th Field Artillery Supply Sgt. 1953-1954 Korea

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Brian Blansett US Army Fort Polk, LA July 1971

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William Blochowiak

Richard Blochowiak

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Ed Blochowiak

Scott Blochowiak

AF Res. CMSGT. Ret. 33 Yrs.

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Robert L. McGee

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US Army MSGT. Korea Shawnee, OK

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US Army

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USAF SSGT. Active 13 Yrs. Korea

US Army MSG. Ret. 27 Yrs. Kuwait Iraq Afghanistan

Vanderburg Uncles US Army

Charles Lee Gilpin

Pvt. XL Wilson

Stationed in Hawaii 1943-1945 Okinawa Japan WWII McAlester, OK

SSgt. Francis ‘Dug’ Higdon US Air Force WWII and Korean War

Major Bobby G. Burnett USAF - 1947-1972 Served in Alaska, Pacific Theater, North Africa & U.S.

US Army Ft. Bragg, NC

Specialist Afghanistan Tecumseh/Shawnee area

US Army Active Duty Baghdad, Iraq

Robert Cearley

Military Police, Honor Guard Korean War

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Ruben Rivers On November 19, 1944, Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers was a tank commander in the 761st Tank Battalion, the “Black Panthers”, an all-black unit (commanded by white officers) of Third Army. On that day, the 761st was approaching the Siegfried Line near Guebling in eastern France. Rivers had been severely wounded three days earlier in action near Vic-sur-Seille, for which he was later awarded a Silver Star. He refused evacuation, going so far as refusing morphine and disobeying a direct order from his company commander to evacuate. On November 19, near the town of Bougaktroff, the Black Panthers encountered a well-positioned German anti-tank unit, which delivered extremely heavy fire. Rivers ordered the other tanks to withdraw while he remained with his tank to provide covering fire. With his position fully exposed, the Germans directed their fire at him, hitting his tank with two high-explosive shells killing Rivers and wounding the crew. The next day, his company commander, Captain David J. Williams, submitted a recommendation for the Medal of Honor for Rivers. At the time, the Army wasn’t awarding Medals of Honor to black soldiers, and the recommendation went nowhere. Over the years, Captain Williams continued to press for the Medal for SSGT Rivers. It was finally approved, and on January 13, 1997, President Bill Clinton presented SSGT Rivers’ Medal of Honor to Ms. Grace Woodfork, one of his sisters. David Williams was in attendance at the ceremony. SSGT Rivers’ Medal of Honor citation:

“… for extraordinary heroism in action during the period 15-19 November 1944, toward Guebling, France. Though severely wounded in the leg, Sergeant Rivers refused medical treatment and evacuation, took command of another tank, and advanced with his company in Guebling the next day. Repeatedly refusing evacuation, Sergeant Rivers continued to direct his tank's fire at enemy positions through the morning of 19 November 1944. At dawn, Company A's tanks began to advance towards Bougaktroff, but were stopped by enemy fire. Sergeant Rivers, joined by another tank, opened fire on the enemy tanks, covering company A as they withdrew. While doing so, Sergeant River's tank was hit, killing him and wounding the crew. Staff Sergeant Rivers' fighting spirit and daring leadership were an inspiration to his unit and exemplify the highest traditions of military service.” Ruben Rivers was born at Tecumseh, Oklahoma, on October 31, 1918. When the United States entered World War II, Rivers and two of his brothers joined the Army. SSGT Rivers is buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, located just outside Saint-Avole, Départment de la Moselle, France. Shawnee News-Star

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