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Saluting our soldiers

November 2019

Military Profiles & Photos Your Personal Tributes


Siuslaw News


HONORING OUR VETS A special tribute to Florence-area military veterans

Michael Allen Lieutenant, U.S. Naval Reserves 1963-67

Sharon Armstrong Captain, U.S. Coast Guard (Reserve) 1972-2003

Tom Armstrong CT2, U.S. Navy 1964-68

Tyson Arrant U.S. Army Beginning in 2000

Dennis Baker E-U, U.S. Army 1968-70

Lloyd E. Baker A/IC, U.S. Air Force 1954-58

Daniel Baldridge U.S. Air Force 1953-57

Quint Barnaby CW2, U.S. Army National Guard 2009-2010

John Barnes Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1970-99

Donald Bartlett U.S. Navy 1951-53

Julian “Clay” Baumeister Petty Officer 3/C, U.S. Navy; 1944-46

Wayne Bayliff First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1966-68

Robert L. Belk Airman 1st Class, Air Force, Army Nat'l Guard, 1952-60

Anthony Bell Specialist, U.S. Army Reserve, 2003

Richard Bennett A2C, U.S. Air Force 1954-58

Leo C. Bernhardt E9 Chief, U.S. Navy 1942 for 25 years total

Louis Bernhardt Specialist, Oregon National Guard, Beginning in 2000

Duane Best U.S. Air Force 1950-54

Jeffrey Beveridge 3rd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, 1992-99

Byron B. Blake Tech Sergeant, U.S. Army 1945

Kerry J. Boggs Command Sgt. Major, U.S. Army, Beginning in 1981

Mitchell J. Boggs PFC, U.S. Army Beginning in July 2008

Mike Bones Radioman 1st Class, U.S. Navy; 1970-74 1974-92, Reserve

Lynn C. Bonneau Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army & Air Force, 1966-2002

Don Bourland U.S. Navy 1964

David C. Brackney Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force 1995-2015

Chester “Lon” Bradley Major, U.S. Air Force 1959-79

Bob Brown Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1966-74

Frank L. Brown Security Officer, U.S. Air Force, 1953-55, 7 years in reserves

Lawrance Brown U.S. Army Cavalry 1989-92

Phil Brubaker Lieutenant, U.S. Navy 1968-73

Jimmy Buckmaster U.S. Army 1968

Wayne L. Burch Spec 5, U.S. Army 1963-66

Gene J. Burek Merchant Marine & Chief Cook, U.S. Coast Guard; 1944-46

Susan Burkhart PFC-E3, U.S. Army 1984-85

Fred Burns SP3, U.S. Army 1953-56

Leslie W. Buss PFC, U.S. Army 103rd Infantry, 1944-46

Wesley Lee Buss PFC, U.S. Army 1943-46

Everett Butler Radio/Radar/Gunner, U.S. Navy, 1944-46

Rita Cadagin Sgt., U.S. Army 1967-70

Honoring the HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY best & bravest V

For their courage, hard work and dedication to their country, we salute the men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present. It is because of their sacrifice that America remains the land of the free, and we thank them for protecting our citizens and our country. Wishing all of our veterans and soldiers a very happy Veterans Day this and every year.

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eterans Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What’s more, some Americans don’t know why we commemorate our veterans on Nov. 11. It’s imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly. A History of Veterans Day Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, Nov. 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans. In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. Finally, on Sept. 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which re-

turned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11.

Celebrating Veterans Day If the Nov. 11 holiday falls on a non-workday — Saturday or Sunday — the holiday is observed by the federal government on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday). Federal government closings are established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management — a complete schedule can be found here. State and local government closings are determined locally, and non-government businesses can close or remain open as they see fit. The Difference between Veterans Day & Memorial Day Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day, but the day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military — in wartime or peacetime. President Eisenhower’s letter to Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs, designating him Chairman, Veterans Day National Committee on Oct. 8, 1954, included: “It is my earnest hope that all veterans, their organizations and the entire citizenry will join hands to insure proper and widespread observance of this day. ... “I have every confidence that our Nation will respond wholeheartedly in the appropriate observance of Veterans Day.”



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onor the service and sacrifice of all active-duty and military veterans at the 13th annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in Historic Old Town Florence. This year’s parade Grand Marshals are veterans from World War II. The parade assembles near the Florence Events Center on Quince Street and continues to Bay Street before ending at the Veteran’s Memorial Park, where the Florence-Siuslaw Lions Club will be serving free hot dogs. Military vehicles, music from local bands, floats, marching groups, elected officials and many others will pay tribute to all veterans during the parade, including the Siuslaw Marching Band, an Honor Guard, Boy and Girl Scouts, U.S. Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, emergency responders and patriotic groups. Everyone is invited to attend the Veterans Day Parade in Florence and salute those who protect this country. Show your red, white and blue spirit by waving flags along the parade route. Families welcome.

Gary D. Cannon Sgt., U.S. Army 1968-71

Tony Cavarno 1st Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps 1951-70

Keith E. Carrico Sergeant, U.S. Army 1958-60

Donald Chapin Corporal, U.S. Army 1952-54

Ralph William Chastain Sergeant, U.S. Army 1950-52

Ken Chipps YN3, U.S. Navy 1958-62

Peter Cinquegrani PFC, U.S. Army 1954-57

Ed Clavel Tech Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1950-53

Michael Cocciolo E5, U.S. Marine Corps 1967-71

Eugene Cockeram Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy, 1945-46

Willet “Slim” Colwell U.S. Army 1945

John Connally U.S. Navy 1967-70

Jane (Snyder) Connelley Cpl (E4), U.S. Marine Corps; 1977-80

Russell B. Connelley AOM 2nd Class, U.S. Navy; 1944-47, 90 years old in 2018

Howard S. Condley E-4, GMG-3, U.S. Navy, 1965-69

Coast Guard, 1986- 91; E-6, U.S. Army, 2003-05; 2009-10

Larry Costa SP4-E4, U.S. Army 1964-65

Nancy B. Coughlan PH3, U.S. Navy 1958-61

Tom Craig

Paul Culy

Sgt. E-S, U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, Division, 1958-64

Petty Officer, 2nd Class (Sonarman), U.S.N.R.; 1942-45

Raymond Curry E-4, U.S. Army 1957-60

Shannon Curry Senior Airman Loadmaster, Air Force; 1980-85

Emily “Dea” Cutting Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps; 1951

Richard P. Cutting Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, Beginning in 2008

Tim Cutting U.S. Marine Corps

Jack Dailey Y3C, U.S. Navy 1944-46

Matthew Dearman Corporal, U.S. Army Jan. 1953 to Dec. 1954

Constance DeGray British Royal Navy (WREN) 1943-45

Timothy S. del Villar

Gary Dietz E-4, U.S. Army 1981-85

Paul Dietz

Operations Specialist 2nd Class/E5, U.S. Navy, 1979-84

SPC, Army 2008-14; U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard for 2 years

John DiGiorgio Corporal, U.S. Army 1943-46

Rudolph (Rudy) Dittl Sergeant, Marine Corps, Reserve, 1942-46

Jack Donahue Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1952-73

Russell E. Downs Sergeant, U.S. Marines, 1942-47

Ed Dowty Captain, U.S. Army Dental Corp, 1956-58

Nov. 11, 2019 We thank you for your service to this country and to us.

Angela Dotson Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force 2002-Present. Deployed to USAF Central Command


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Billy Emerson Sr. Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1975-1978

Gwendolyn FarleyCampbell Information Systems Tech. Senior Chief, U.S. Navy; 1988-2016

Captain, Navy & Air Force Reserve, 1968-69, 1982 to 2005

Benjamin J. Eastwood AIC, U.S. Air Force 1951-1955

Raymond C. Eastwood Gunny sergeant, E-7, Marines; 1981-2001

Raymond D. Ebert Major, U.S. Army 1963-1983

Ardella Edwards SP5, U.S. Army 1981-1984

Robert A. Emershy S/Sgt., U.S. Army 1951-1954

Brad Finnell E-2, U.S. Air Force 2011-2012

Brandon Finnell E-4, U.S. Army Beginning in 2008

Donna Fleisher Senior Airman, Air Force; 198588; Air Nat'l Guard, 1988-90

H. Chris Fleisher Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1982-91

Don Foerster E-7, U.S. Navy, Navy/Coast Guard and Nat'l Guard Reserve; 1951-55, 59-63, 65-67, 74-87

Wallace B. Foreman QM1, USN, Ret., U.S. Navy 1960-82

John Franklin Chief Warrant Officer 3, U.S. Army, 1982-90

Gary Freshour SP4, U.S. Army 1969-71

Farrell L. Gardner Sgt., 13th Field Artillery, U.S. Army, 1952-54

Paul Gargis CSM, U.S. Army 1957-78

James Gerth A2C, U.S. Air Force 1953-57

Chuck Getchell GMTC (E-7), U.S. Navy 1958-79

Eleanor “Judy” Glover Corporal, Marine Corps; 1944-46

Melinda Goodrich–Dietz E-4, U.S. Army 1982-85

Owen “Pete” Goodrich U.S. Air Force 1950-54

Brett Grimmett U.S. Army 2004-06

Ben Groesbeck

Bill Grover PSC, Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, 1965-67

Harold Grover Pack Mule Mountain Div., U.S. Army, 1940-45

Raymond L. Gutierrez

Cpl., U.S. Army, Airborne 82nd & 11th Airborne; 1946-51

Boatswainmate of the USS Kansas City, AOR-3, U.S. Navy

J. Dale Guy Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps 1954-62

Dennis Hamilton First Sgt., U.S. Army 1964-68, 1974-97

Delbert R. Hanks PFC, U.S. Army 1943-45

Richard D. Hardwick SP-3, Army, 1952-54. His father, Maj. Roy Hardwick, served in Korea at the same time

Eldon L. “Pat” Harroun Sgt., U.S. Army 1941-46

Ira J. Haskett Jr. Sgt., U.S. Armed Forces

Ralph Palmer Hatch 1st Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

G.R. (Rich) Hatton U.S. Navy Pearl Harbor Survivor

Shirley E. Heermans W.S.C.G.R. SPAR Petty Officer, Yeoman 2C

Dorothy M. Henderson E7, U.S. Army 1964-84

Eugene R. Henderson Specialist 1st Class, U.S. Army

Kenneth P. Henderson 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Artillery 1964-66

Mike Herbert Lt., U.S. Navy 1963-1972

Bernie (Bernard J.) Herr Corporal, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force; 1944

Joseph B. Hill CW-4 Army, Chief Warrant Officer, Army; starting in 1991

Raymond D. Hill 1st Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired, 1961-64

John M. Hodgkins Staff Sgt., U.S.M.C. 1948-52

CO. A 346, Engr’s GS Regiment, 1st Bn 1st Army ETO, U.S. Army

Tanner H.C. Holton IV Lance Cpl., Marine Corps; 2009-12

Howard Hubbs Aviation Electrician, AEAN, U.S. Navy, 1965-68

H. Hughes U.S. Army 101st Airborne, Paratroopers, 1944-45

Monty D. Hughes Second Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, 1964-70

Ronald Rae Hughs Spc. 4, California National Guard, 1966-72

Jim Hunt FTG-2 (SS), U.S. Navy, Submarine Service, 1964-68

Jim Hurst HM3, U.S. Navy 1951-54

John A. Hyder U.S. Navy, Radioman 3rd Class, 1946-49

John S. Hyder OS2, U.S. Navy 1975-79

Gerald W. Jackman U.S. Air Force 1956-77

Bob Jackson AOM 3/c, U.S. Navy 1942-46

Arland Johnson PFC, U.S. Army 1958-60

Harold E. Johnson Construction Engineer, U.S. Army, 1965-67

Kenn W. Johnson Col., U.S. Army 1967-2003

Robert L. Johnson GM3, U.S. Navy 1943-46

Jim Johnston Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1956-60

Larry Jones Master Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1974-2001

James (Jim) T. Kaul 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corp, 1943-46

Frank Keavy

Ruth Kelly SK2, U.S. Navy 1943-45

Warren Kelly PFC, U.S. Marine Corps 1942-45

Beyonava Kendall AC1, U.S. Navy, Air Traffic Controller

Theodore W. Kennedy

Lt. Commander, Royal Australian Navy (Reserve); 1964-86

Kenneth D. Kettelman Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1967-71

Robert Forsberg Laurie Fox S/Sgt., U.S. Army, 42nd Inf. Women’s Army Corps, 1969-70, McClellan Veteran Div., 1944-46

(Bill) Sgt. Major, U.S. Marine Corps; 1954-84

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Anita L. Kirby Petty Officer TE2 U.S. Navy, 1954-58

Alan J. Knoblock U.S. Army, 1SG, First Sergeant, 1982-02

Wayne Koepplin Spec. 4, U.S. Army 1967-69

Frederick Kolbeck Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1951-54

Art Koning Cpl., U.S. Marine Corps 1945-47

Captain, US Army - 1971-73 Nat’l Guard Reserve - 1973-94

Keith Kraft Sergeant, U.S. Marines; USN(R) Submarines 1952-56

Ward A. Kruse Jr. PFC, U.S. Marines Beginning in 2003

John H. Laney SP-4, U.S. Army 1959-62

Jenous M. Langford Jr. Master Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1959-79

Andrew LaTomme Jr. Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps, 1943-45

Jerry L. Lechien Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1967-70

Delery Lee Specialist 5th Class, U.S. Army, 1965-67

Jack H. Lenox STS 2 (SS), U.S. Navy 1971-77

Ernie Leone Sergeant E-5, U.S. Army 1964-70

Vincent LePiane Aviation ordnance 2/C, U.S. Navy, 1943-46

Bob Lerman Staff Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps; 1953-56

Richard Lewis Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps 1964-68

Kevin Liebel Specialist 4th Class, U.S. Army, 1970-71

David A. Lockwood A Company 1st Battalion, U.S. Army, 1965-67

Dan Lorenz SP-5, U.S. Army 1966-69

Arnold Ray Lowe Engineman, U.S. Navy 1960-63

Mark Lull Electronic Warfare Technician 2nd Class, U.S. Navy; 1975-81

James Montgomery Mackey U.S. Air Force, 1971-74

Donald W. Martin MMM 2nd Class, U.S. Navy

John O. Martin U.S. Navy, Marine Corps; 1944-46, 1947-49

Paul F. Mason SP-4, E-4, U.S. Army 1961-63

Jerry M. May First Sergeant, U.S. Army 1961-85

Jack J. Maywood 1st Sgt., U.S. Army

Ken Melnychuck U.S. Coast Guard 1967-71

David G. Miller Jr. Lcpl, U.S. Marines

John Miller Sergeant 1st Class, U.S. Army, 1951-59

David J. Mock TMC, U.S. Navy 1952-76

Harold Morgan Sp-4, U.S. Army 1963-66

Justin “Jay” Murphy Colonel, U.S. Air Force 1964-89

Ned S. Naugle PFC, U.S. Army 1943-46

Gary W. Neal Staff Sergeant, Air National Guard, 1955-64

Leo F. Nencini Sergeant, U.S. Army 1941-45

Robert Alan Nesbitt A/1C, U.S. Air Force 1955-58

Jason Tyler Newby Captain, U.S. Army beginning in 2007

Albert S. Nikodemus “Nik” Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force; 1943-67

Melvin Nordahl E4, U.S. Marine 1950-53

Michael Nordahl U.S. Marine 2007-10

Richard I. Nordahl SP3, U.S. Army 1953-56

Jerry J. Nordin 272nd Military Police Company, U.S. Army; 1968-69 & during the TeT Offensive

Frank Nulty Captain, U.S. Air Force 1672-73

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Al Pearn National Guard, 1956-66; U.S. Army, 1966-85

Cassidy A. Pendergrass SPC, Combat Medic, U.S. Army

Jacqueline M. Pendergrass Airman, U.S. Navy

Rik Perkins U.S. Marine Corps

Adam Plourde Cpl., U.S. Marines

Emma Plourde U.S. Marines

Donald J. Polito Lance Cpl., U.S. Marines 1952-54

Norman Powell Specialist 4, U.S. Army 1971-73

Guy A. Mamac Raymond L. Mamac Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps Corps, Beginning in 2002 2002-2012

Robert V. McGuire Jan. 26, 1935 to Aug. 7, 2017

Electronic Technician Mate 2nd Class, U.S. Navy, 1944-1946

Craig McMicken

Leo Murphy Combat Engineer, U.S. Army, 1951-52

Corporal, Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Seabees; 1961-64, 68-69, 74-93

Charlotte D. Nikodemus Yeoman 3rd Class, U.S. Navy; 1944-46

Elden Nordahl ER, U.S. Army 1953-54

Gerald A. Nordahl E4, U.S. Army

Steve C. Olienyk Sgt. MP, U.S. Army Special Services Unit, 1943-48

Gene Olson Specialist 4, Army National Guard, 1953-61

Vern Oremus E.S. Machinist Mate, U.S. Navy, 1957-61

Mary W. Pennington Lt., Army Nurse Corps, 1967-69

Charles K. Pennington Jr. CWO, U.S. Army 1966-70

Delbert Pifer GMCM, U.S. Navy 1943-66

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Joseph A. Raffetto 1st Lt., U.S. Army 1958-62

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William Rose Sergeant, 12B - Combat Engineer, U.S. Army

Fred Allen HM2, U.S. Navy 1967-69

Roger M. Gould Sergeant, U.S. Air Force 1963-68

Robert C. Anstead Sergeant, U.S. Air Force 1966-70

Milton Gravell U.S. Air Force Corps 1943-45

Tom S. Benedict Keith Halacky Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Seaman 1st Class, U.S. Navy Force 1943-46 1964-91 Bond R. Hanson Harry Blake SP4, U.S. Army Seaman, U.S. Navy 1968-70 1942-45 Robert F. Hardesty Marcus Bosket F1/c, U.S. Naval Reserve SPEC-4, U.S. Army 1944-46 1965-67 Don M. Harvey Fred A. Bower, M.D. 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Air Sgt., U.S. Army Force 1944-46 1973-83 Maud Branet British Air Force Women Reserve WWII Walter C. Brog U.S. Navy 1942

Beverley Rozaire-Brown Major, U.S. Army 1963-78

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Rex L. Ruck 3rd Class, U.S. Navy 1949-56

Tim Sapp Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army 1968-69

Rosanne M. Saunders Sgt., U.S. Army 1982-85, 1987-93

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Fred Schmaling Water Tender 3rd Class, U.S. Navy, 1945-46

William Searle Seaman 1st, U.S. Coast Guard, 1945-46

Jacquelyn L. Serrano Captain, U.S. Air Force, 1991-94

Robert W. Severy E-3, U.S. Navy 1966-70

Jason P. Sharpe U.S. Army 1993-98

Richard A. Shores SSGT-E6, USMC 1983-93

Wally Shoults Cpl., U.S. Marine Corps 1958-65

David M. Sisson Sgt., U.S. Army 1975-78

Ron Sloan Sgt. E-5, U.S. Marine Corps 1967-69

Dick Smith 1st Lt., U.S. Army Corps 1942-45

Jason L. Smith Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps Beginning in 2002

Scott S. Smith Staff Sgt., U.S. Army Beginning in 2006

Vern Smith Radarman 1st Class, U.S. Navy,1943-47, 1952-53

Ronald Stanley Radar/Musician, U.S. Navy 1966-68

Donald R. Stanton U.S. Navy 1951-70

James W. Swant T. Sgt. E-6, U.S. Air Force 1955-75

Jay Tank Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1964-68

Ray Taylor Captain, USAF and USN 1962-82

Corporal, U.S. Marines, 1957-61; Oregon Nat'l Guard, 1953-57

Gerald Thies Lance Cpl., U.S. Marine Corps, 1962-68

Leon C. Tilton Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1955-77

Jason R. Tinker Sgt., U.S. Army Beginning in 2008

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Gary T. Trevisan

Seaman, 2nd class, U.S. Air Force, 1950-54; Reserves 1955-57

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Donald P. Vandehey Cpl., U.S. Marines 1943-46

Matthew Vander-Kaay 1st Class Aviation Pilot, U.S. Navy, 1943-45

Guy H. Veach E-5, U.S. Army 1961-64

James Walker Sergeant, U.S. Army 1967-70

Nadja Warren Sergeant, Army Reserves Beginning in 2008

Pete Warren Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, 1977-95

Jon Watkins Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army; 1967-70

Dale Watt Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps 1967-69

John R. Weatherwax U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps, 1954-58

John F. Weisner Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1970-74

Earnest Weitman Cpl., U.S. Army 1949-52

Staff Sergeant, USCG, Active Duty 1977-81; Air Nat'l Guard, 2004

Joseph E. Whitney

Stephen E. Hill PFC, U.S. Army 1969-70

William Brown Bosuns Mate 1/C, U.S. Coast Guard 1941-46

Sid Hoover U.S. Navy; 1962-65

Donald Butchart U.S. Navy

Gary D. Hughes Senior Petty Officer, U.S. Navy 1959-82

Carl Chastain Airman A.N., U.S. Navy 1955-59

Mary Lee Kellis ETM 3/C, U.S. Coast Guard 1944-46

Rudy Kramer Brian Cole RM2 (Radioman), 2nd Class Machine Repairman 3, U.S. Navy, 1962-65 Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, 1968-72 Leonard (Len) Larson SP 5, U.S. Army Teri Colt 1963-67 E-5, U.S. Navy 1983-95 Chris W. Lemonds Hull Technician 3rd Class Donald R. Conant Quartermaster, E-5, U.S. E-4, U.S. Navy; 1984-1987 Navy Debra A. Lemonds 1966-69 Machinery Repairman 2nd Class E-5 U.S. Navy Stephanie Conant 1985-89 Captain, U.S. Air Force 1974-94 Simpson Jack Long 1st Sgt., Marine Corps, Michael A. DeMaid 1944-46, 1951-57, 1963-69 Sgt. E-5, U.S. Navy 1965-68 Alan R. Maclead, Jr. Commander, U.S. Navy Edward DeNoyer 1938-61 Sergeant, U.S.M.C. 1970-74 Dick Markee Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Traci L. Dietz Force E2; U.S. Navy 1954-58 2005-2006 Grant D. Eckroth Chief Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1968-72 (Active); 19822008 (Reserves)

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Dave Masko Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1976-99 Jerry Matheny Spec 4, U.S. Army; 1971-73

Donald G. Egerman Pharmacist Mate-Second Class 2/L, U.S. Navy, 1944-46

Marlene McCormack E-4, U.S. Air Force 1972-77

Ruben Fast Private 1st Class, U.S. Army 1952-54

Will McGregor BUR-3, U.S. Navy, 1963-1965

Robert E. Fish Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Navy 1946-48

L.E. McLelland SP4 E-4 U.S. Army 1959-1962

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Gary P. Menser U.S. Marine Corps 1963-66

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SIUSLAW NEWS | NOVEMBER 2019 | VETERANS APPRECIATION | 7A Glenn Neklason E4, U.S. Air Force, 1955-59 Frank Newlin PFC, U.S. Army, 1948-50, 1953-54 John Newmer U.S. Air Corps George Coville Nicholson U.S. Army — World War II Harold Nusbaum PFC, U.S. Air Force 1943-45 Robert D. Payne CPT, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; 1965-69 William L. Peppin 2nd class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy; 1951-55 Don Phillips MM3, U.S. Navy, 1956-60 Joseph D. Rainwater Seaman, U.S. Navy, 1951-55 Terry J. Robertson E4, US Marine, 1968-70 Anthony Robinson Lance Cpl., U.S. Marines Beginning in 2008 Kenneth R. Rockwell WWII Fighter Pilot, U.S. Army Air Corps, 1944-46. U.S. Air Force, 1950-53. Plus years of military-related flying Robert Roda Chief Machine Mate, U.S. Chief Engineer, 1939-46 Gary W. Rose Airman 1st Class, U.S. Air Force; 1959-63

Arolf Salo Staff Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps 1943-46

Bob Wick Corporal, U.S. Army

Virginia Wick Lieutenant, U.S. Army

John Wicks E4, U.S. Marine Corps 1968-71

George Wilkins T/5, U.S. Army

Elva Williams U.S. Army, WAAC, WAC 1942-45

Frank Williams Lieutenant, U.S. Navy 1956-61

Shirley Wilson HA 1st class, U.S. Navy 1945-46

Roger A. Witherite Specialist E-5, U.S. Army 1964-66

Richard Wittwer U.S. Army 1957

Robert Woerner E-4, U.S. Army 1965-67

Lawrence D. Wooley Cpl., U.S. Marine Corps; 1946-52

Cynthia Wright E-5 Active, E-6 Reserves; U.S. Navy, 1977-82

Joe Wright Master Chief, U.S. Navy 1975 to 2006

William J. Wylie U.S. Army Infantry 1943-45

David J. Yount U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, 1980-87, Staff Sergeant

Michael A. Titmus Electrician PO3, U.S. Navy, 1972-75 Gregg Walbom U.S. Army; 1969-71

Charlie Salts Gunner, U.S. Air Corps

Guy Waller III Specialist E-4, U.S. Army, 2004-06

Mildred Sampson U.S. Army WAC; 1943-45

Greg Walling Sp. 5, U.S. Army; 1968-70

Kevin Scott U.S. Army, 1995-2003

Bill Whitney E5, U.S. Army; 1966-68

Walter (Butch) J. Shanklin Spec 4, U.S. Army, 1970-71 Dick Shores Electronic Tech., U.S. Navy, 1960-63

Jack W. Wilson Fireman, 1st Class, U.S. Coast Guard; 1943-45

John W. Smith Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps 1954-56

Jason A. Wilson LCDR MSC USN (04), U.S. Navy; 1957-79

David Snyder S. Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1967-69, 1976-85

Tom Wilson E-7, Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force 1969-89

William R. Spinner Machinery Repairman 1st Class, U.S. Navy, 1959-69

Gregory G. Ziegele Lance Cpl., U.S. Marine Corps 1963-67

Lori Straley HM2, U.S. Navy, 1978-84

Edward E. Zimmer U.S. Army, 96th Division 1943-45

Allen Titmus Corporal, U.S. Army, 1950-52

Phillip T. Zoller U.S. Air Force 1955-59

How to help veterans in need


illions of men and women serve in the military and make the sacrifices that such service requires. Risking their lives to serve their countries, veterans sometimes endure mental and physical trauma, returning home to face uphill battles as they deal with their injuries. Many veterans in need are not just in need of medical attention. Learning that their efforts and sacrifices are recognized and appreciated by the ordinary citizens they protect can make a world of difference to veterans as they recover from their injuries. Men, women and children who want to help veterans in need can do so in various ways. • Visit a veterans hospital. Contact a local veterans’ hospital to inquire about their volunteer programs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notes that each year more than 75,000 volunteers spend more than 11 million hours in service to America’s veterans. Visiting veterans at the hospital to hear their stories can lift their spirits and aid in their recoveries. In addi-

tion, veterans’ hospitals may have volunteer opportunities that make it easier for hospitals to operate at optimal capacity. • Help a neighbor. Unfortunately, many veterans return home with injuries that affect their ability to make it through a typical day without assistance. Disabled veterans may be unable to do their own grocery shopping or maintain their homes. If a neighbor or nearby veteran is facing such hurdles, offer to do his or her shopping or mow his or her lawn. Such tasks won’t take much time but can make a world of difference to veterans.

• Offer professional services free of charge. Professionals who want to help veterans can offer their services free of charge. Accountants can offer to prepare veterans’ tax returns for free, while attorneys can provide legal advice to veterans who need it. Contractors can help disabled veterans by offering to make alterations to their homes for free or at cost. • Employ social media to help local veterans. Many people who want to help local veterans might not be able to do so more than one day per week. But some veterans may require daily assistance. Men and women can start a locally-based Facebook group for fellow members of their community who want to pitch in to help local veterans. Such a group can make it easier to share information and arrange help for veterans in need. Many veterans return home from serving overseas in need of help. Offering such help can improve veterans’ lives while letting them know their efforts and sacrifices are appreciated.

Korando offers Free Dental Day for vets, service members Band of Brothers Band of Brothers, a group of local veterans, meets every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Florence Elks Lodge #1858, 1686 12th St., for donuts and coffee.

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On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, Korando Dental Group, 1705 W. 22nd St., is holding a free dental day for veterans, active military and spouses. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on a first-come, first-served basis, the Korando team will conduct fillings, extractions or cleanings to people with valid current military ID or DD214 or spouse DD214 forms, along with a driver’s license form of

identification. Registration will begin promptly at 7 a.m., which means that people can line up earlier than that. “Korando Dental group is excited to offer this service to all our service members and veterans,� said Kelly Rae Brown Potter on the event’s Facebook page. “It is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ for your service.� For more information, call 541-997-3111.

Support local military history by volunteering with OCMM

Do you have an interest in military heritage? Do you like conversing with other individuals? If the answer to either question is yes, consider joining the ranks as a volunteer at the Oregon Coast Military Museum (OCMM), which opened in July 2015 after a seven-year effort to honor over 20 percent of Florence-area residents who are veterans. “We are looking for volunteers who can work in the gift shop, admission desk or in the display area as a docent assisting visitors as they wander through the displays,� said OCMM member Jolene Medeiros. “With additional volunteers we would be able to open our doors more days each week.� Guest services provides the initial welcome to musuem visitors, helps guests navigate through the museum, assists the ticket counter, works in the museum gift shop when needed and helps with the preparation and execution of special museum events. If you like giving tours, volunteer to become a docent. Docents perform the important function of introducing, teaching and deepening the experience of the exhibitions for guests of all ages. Docents engage guests by leading tours and creating discussion in the galleries. Interested people are encouraged to stop by OCMM during open hours and meet Chief of Staff Geoff Cannon. A volunteer invests training time — a couple hours for docent tour guides — as well as attends required meetings and continuing education. The perks of volunteering at OCMM include meeting interesting people, growing your knowledge, sharing your passion for history, a discount in the gift shop and participating in the further development of the museum. For more information, visit OCMM in person at 2145 Kingwood St., call 541-902-5160 or go to

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Come ‘Home for Christmas’ with Florence Festival of Trees


he Oregon Coast Military Museum is pleased to present the annual Florence Festival of Trees on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. This year’s event’s theme is “I’ll be Home for Christmas.” Beautiful trees and wreaths festively decorated by local designers will be available for bid as well as immediate purchase. Additional gifts and holiday items will be offered by silent auction, which will run throughout the two-day event. Now in its seventh season, this year’s Festival of Trees features a full schedule of Saturday activities and entertainment geared for family fun. Children of all ages are invited to have photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and spend the day decorating gingerbread

Oregon Coast Military Museum’s Florence Festival of Trees returns Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Florence Events Center. Saturday’s events are free to the public. Tickets are available now for Sunday. playdough, making holiday Flight Dance Team and vocrafts, painting rocks and get- cal performers, as well as a ting their face painted. children’s choir are scheduled At noon, Houndful Hearts throughout the day. Basset Rescue will be on hand Admission is free to all Satfor a meet and greet as well urday happenings and evas photo opportunities with eryone in the community is a special group of holiday invited to attend. No-host rehounds. freshments will be available Performances by the Flor- from the Snack Bar from 10 ence Community Chorus, a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday Bell Ringers, CROW On Sunday, Dec. 1, the sev-

enth annual Gala of Giving Dinner and Auction to benefit the Oregon Coast Military Museum will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Ticketholders will enjoy a delightful evening filled with great food, wine and an opportunity to bid on specialty-themed trees led by local auctioneer extraordinaire Bob Sneddon. All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Oregon Coast Military Museum and support its ongoing mission to honor all veterans. Seating is limited; tickets are $55 per person and available for purchase from FTS Computer Repair, 1431 Bay St. in Historic Old Town Florence. For additional information regarding the Festival of Trees or to sponsor a table for the Gala, contact florencefestivalof

Saturday’s Schedule 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Holiday rock painting, face painting, make-and-take children’s crafts, gingerbread playdough 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Community Chorus of Florence 11 to 11:30 a.m. — Holiday Bell Ringers Noon — CROW Flight Dance Team & Houndful Hearts Basset Rescue 12:30 to 1 p.m. — CROW Vocal Performers 1:30 to 2 p.m. — Children’s Choir

Be part of Florence Festival of Tree’s Veterans Hallway of Heroes

In keeping with this year’s theme of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” organizers of the seventh annual Florence Fes-

tival of Trees have added a special feature called the Veterans Hallway of Heroes. This will give community members an opportunity to honor a veteran who has served or is currently serving in the U.S. armed forces. Submissions are $25 per honoree and may include a photograph, name and rank of honoree, branch and dates

of service, duty stations and deployments, as well as a personal message. Entry forms are available at FTS Computer Repair, 1431 Bay St., right next to BJ’s Ice Cream in Historic Old Town Florence. Submission forms are also available online at www.oregoncoast

Deadline for submission is Nov. 22. Placards featuring honorees for the first Veterans Hallway of Heroes will line the entrance of this year’s Festival of Trees and be on display throughout the two-day event. The Festival of Trees is produced by the Oregon Coast Military Museum, a 501(c)3

nonprofit. All proceeds from the Festival go directly to support the museum’s ongoing efforts to continue its legacy of honoring all military through education. For more information about Oregon Coast Military Museum, visit in person at 2145 Kingwood St., call 541902-5160 or go to oregon

The roles of the different branches of the U.S. military

The United States military is one of the most comprehensive, effective and respected armed forces in the world. Without the tireless commitment of military personnel — from the soldiers on the ground to the support staff behind the scenes — America could not be the world power it is today. The U.S. Armed Forces are headed by the President of the United States. The Secretary of the Department of Defense reports directly to the Commander-in-Chief. The DOD controls each military branch, except for the Coast Guard, which is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security. Each branch of the U.S. military has a unique mission, and here is a brief rundown of what those missions entail, courtesy of and the U.S. Department of Defense.

U.S. Army The Army is one of the three military departments that reports directly to the Department of Defense. The Army conducts operational and institutional missions around the world, typically handling land-based missions. The Army also guards U.S. installations and properties throughout the world. U.S. Navy Serving to protect the freedom of the seas, the Navy is another branch of the military that reports directly to the Department of Defense. Among its many missions, the U.S. Navy serves to make the seas safe for travel and trade. U.S. Air Force The Air Force also reports directly to the Department of Defense and trains for and maintains global superiority in air, space and cyberspace. Air Force personnel fly planes,

helicopters and even satel- humanitarian aid, domes- Reserve, Coast Guard Re- jobs but may be called to tic emergencies, combat serve and Navy Reserve full-time military duty if lites. missions and homeland are the other branches necessary. security operations. made up of servicemen Learn more about the U.S. Marine Corps The Air Force Reserve, and servicewomen who U.S. military at dod.deThe Marine Corps is a component of the Depart- Air National Guard, Army primarily work civilian ment of the Navy. It carries out global missions -----------------------SAMPLE INSCRIPTIONS on both sea and shore and al Park C m o ri e o serves as an expeditionary m m sM iss an force. Marines are a rapr io te n e id-reaction team and are V usually the first boots on the ground in a conflict. U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard safeguards maritime interests through both civil and military missions. The Coast Guard operates around the world and in domestic waterways and ports. U.S. Army National Guard The oldest branch of the U.S. military, the National Guard serves as a complementary force to active duty. Those in the National Guard are trained to be versatile, providing for

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Honoring all of America’s war heroes this Veteran’s Day V eteran’s Day, which is celebrated annually on Nov. 11, commemorates the hardworking men and women who sacrifice their time and put themselves in harm’s way to defend the country’s core values of freedom and opportunity. While Veteran’s Day certainly is a chance to honor those who have donned the uniform during wars and military installments, it also can be a chance to recognize the unsung heroes of wartime — those who step into roles so that soldiers and strategists can focus their attention elsewhere. Take for example Naomi Parker Fraley. In 1942, Fraley was a machine shop worker at the Naval Air Station in Alameda, Calif. She was one of scores women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, helping to produce munitions and war supplies. Parker was 20 years old in 1942 and served as the inspiration for what would become one of the most indelible images of the era, known as “Rosie the Riveter.”

“Rosie the Riveter” was used throughout the 1940s to inspire Americans on the homefront to help with the war effort. (courtesy images) Parker unknowingly inspired the iconic image after she was photographed at work bent over an industrial machine in a jumpsuit with her hair tied back in a polka-dot bandana. In 2018, Naomi Parker Fraley died at the age of 96, not nearly the household name she perhaps should have been. Rosie the Riveter helped to tout the contributions of fe-

male war employees who were defending America by working on the homefront. Rosie was a successful morale-booster, and some may be surprised to learn that Rosie has various incarnations. Norman Rockwell’s depiction of a female riveter, which appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943, became an iconic

staple of that time. Muscular, with a rivet gun on her lap, a sandwich in hand and a boot stomping on a copy of “Mein Kampf ” — and timed perfectly to coincide with the release of a song called “Rosie the Riveter” by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb — Rosie became a household name. But another Rosie image actually predates Rockwell’s Post

cover. Naomi Parker Fraley was reportedly the inspiration for an ad created by a lesser known artist named J. Howard Miller. Miller produced a “We Can Do It!” poster for Westinghouse Electric in 1942 aimed at boosting spirits among the company’s workers. The poster helped to recruit new female personnel, according to scholar James J. Kimble. This Rosie was portrayed in a red bandana with her bent arm flexed, rolling up her shirtsleeve. Both Miller’s and Rockwell’s depictions of female war workers became ingrained in popular culture. Rockwell’s cover art was eventually loaned to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for use in war bond drives for the duration of the war. Miller’s version has been emulated for generations and still epitomizes a strong female presence in the workforce. This Veteran’s Day is a prime time to delve into American wartime history, with interesting stories like the origins of Rosie the Riveter, and pay homage to all of the heroes that help ensure America’s reputation as a great nation.

3 unique ways to give back to service members To Honor Veterans

Service members and their families make many sacrifices to protect the lives and freedoms of their fellow citizens. The following are three unique ways to give back to these selfless men and women, who often benefit greatly from even the simplest of gestures. 1. Serve as a driver for

local veterans Many service members return from missions with disabilities, some of which prevent them from driving. Adults who want to help service members can serve as drivers for veterans. Such a gesture ensures they won’t miss any appointments with doctors or physical therapists, helping them get on the road to recovery

that much quicker.

military families, you can ensure injured servicepeople can still see their families during difficult times in their lives. Access to such support systems can be a big help as veterans work to recover from their injuries.

2. Donate your airline miles Some disabled veterans receive medical treatments far away from home at facilities that specialize in treating certain types of injuries, which can make it diffi3. Sponsor a cult for their families to be there for them during service dog their recoveries. By doA significant pernating airline miles to centage of veterans return home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which has been linked to a host of conditions, including depression and anxiety. However, programs such as Companions for Heroes, an organization that places service dogs with veterans, has helped many veterans successfully cope with PTSD. By sponsoring a service dog, people can provide an invaluable service to men and women fighting to regain their quality of life. There are many ways for ordinary citizens to show their support for the brave people who selflessly serve in the military.

Shoulder To Shoulder For Generations

Each Nov. 11 is observed in America to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those currently serving and those who have served to keep this country free. This Veterans Day, the nation will again be reminded of the tremendous sacrifices endured to ensure America’s freedom. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World

A salute to our soldiers According to the Defense Manpower Data Center, which serves under the Office of the Secretary of Defense to collate personnel, manpower, training, financial and other data for the Department of Defense, as of January 31, 2016, the United States military had 1,347,232 active duty members. Those active duty personnel serve in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard. No branch had more active duty members than the Army (482,816). The Navy was next, with the 328,662 members serving on active duty, fol-

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