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You've seen the American Flags on the National Road Bridge, Main Street Bridge and the US 27 Overpass on 9th Street and what an impact they make to all those living in and visiting this ALL AMERICAN CITY!

Help Honor OUR Veterans by Sponsoring a Flag in Honor of a Veteran!

400 American Flags will connect these bridges with Flags starting at I-70 and running down Chester Boulevard (US 27) and circling the Downtown area on both North "A" and South "A" (US 40 National Road Highway). Visitors to Richmond will be able to follow American Flags all the way to "Veterans Park" in the center of Downtown Richmond.

Your tax-deductible gift of $50 or more will sponsor one of these wonderful flags. You can honor the Veteran or Veterans of your choice. All veterans' names will be listed on the www.RichmondAvenueofFlags.com website.

Business Sponsorships Available, too! Many businesses are sponsoring in honor of their employees and Veterans in their employees' families! $100 "Sergeant" - $250 "Lieutenant Colonel" - $500 "Major General" - $1,000 "Four-Star General" - $5,000 "Commander in Chief"

Verification of Military Service may be requested.

Contact Project Coordinator Roger Stinson at 765-966-0918.

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In Honor of Paul A. Richert
United States Army - 78th Lightning Division
Corporal T-5
1942-1946

WWII Battle of the Bulge

Roger Richert
In Honor of Laura Richert
Army National Guard
Sergeant E-5
2000-2008

939th Military Police -38th Infantry Division

Richmond Furniture Gallery
In Honor of Alvin Richert
United States Air Force
Master Sergeant
1971-1995

Bomber Ops debriefer for 43rd Strategic Wing / Guam

Richmond Furniture Gallery
In Memory of Charles Richert
Union Army -Civil War-23rd Independent Battery N.Y. Light Artillery
Private
Aug.21st 1862 to July 14th 1865
Richmond Furniture Gallery
In Memory of James Thompson I
Continental Army-Maryland
Soldier
1778-1779

American Revolution

Delores Brackman member DAR
In Memory of Stanley M. Davis
USMC
Corporal
1943-1945 WWII

3rd Marine Division, Wake Island

Barbara Davis
In Honor of Michael W. Davis
US Army
Specialist 5th Class
1965-1970

1st MI Battalion, Vietnam

Barbara Davis
In Honor of Lester E. Smith
Army National Guard
E-4 Weapons Specialist
21-Years, Tour of Iraq 2003
Terry Smith
In Honor of Mathew Bratton
Army
Military Police , Iraq
8 Years 2002-2010
Kali McClasky
In Memory of Dale Doty
Army
Staff Sargeant
1942-1946

POW-Captured in Battle of Bulge-Germany WWII

Melissa Stubbs
In Honor of George Swafford
Navy
Seaman 1st Class
1944-1945 WWII
Andrew Smith
In Honor of John W. Benner
Navy Seabees
3rd Class Tailor
WWII 1941-1945

Ranking of tailor was 1st established

Krista Hayes
In Honor of Marvin Jackson
Army
SP-4 E-3
1965-1967
Kalee Hayes, John & Matt Bedel
In Memory of John W. Griffith Sr.
Army
Sergeant
1945-1964 19 Years
John W. Griffith Jr.
In Honor of Dick Hill
Army-Air Corps
Staff Sergeant
three
Ron Hill
In Honor of Ron Hill
Army
Seargeant, SGT-E5
two
Ron Hill
In Honor of Acie William Shaffer
Army
Sergeant
two
Bill & Julie Shaffer Smith
In Honor of Brian K. Love
Army
Staff Sergeant, SSG-E6
twenty
Janet Love
In Honor of Delmar H. Smith
Army
Sergeant, SGT-E5
four
Marshall Smith
In Honor of Samuel J. Ridge
Army
Tech Sergeant, T-5
Three and one/half
Emma R. Ridge
In Honor of Eugene R. Darby
Navy
In Memory of Terry Hines
Marine Corps

Killed in Vietnam in 1963

Scott Porter
In Honor of Walter Campbell
US Army
Private, PVT
three
Tim Miller, Harrington-Hoch Inc.
In Honor of H. Russell Sell
Army
Specialist Third Class, SPC-3
1954-1956

Tank Commander

Ann Sell Brooks, Harrington-Hoch Inc,
In Honor of Mahlon J. Brown
US Navy
Seaman First Class, S-1
Marcie Hampton, Harrington-Hoch Inc.
In Honor of Jeffrey W. Personette
Army
Two
Tiffany Hill, Harrington-Hoch Inc.
In Honor of Daron S. Smith
US Army & National Guard
Sergeant
20
Helen Wysong, Harrington-Hoch Inc.
In Honor of Philip D. Blose
US Navy
Sonarman Second Class
three
Penny Lakoff, Harrington-Hoch Inc.
In Honor of David Helms
US Navy
E-3
four
Phil Quinn, Harrington-Hoch Inc.
In Honor of Max C. Clevenger
Army
Tech Sergeant, T-5
Sep 1946 - Jan 1948
Irene Clevenger
In Honor of Harold Grimes
Coast Guard
1943-1947
Karen Kemp
In Honor of Clarence Kemp
Army
Sergeant First Class, SFC-E6
twelve
Larry G. Kemp
In Memory of Spencer James Cox
Infantry -Union Army
Private
1862-1865 Civil War

53rd Illinois, United States Infantry , Company F

Katherine Cox Richert
In Honor of Wilbur R. Clark
Army
Specialist 3, SPC-3, Acting SGT
Two
Virginia A. Hapner
In Honor of Harold J. Brooks
Army
Four
Paula J. Horstman
In Honor of Robert M. Sizemore
Army
Captain

Served in Korean War

Cathy and Nathan Ray
In Honor of Donald H. Bates
US Navy
Carpenter Mate Third Class
Three

From Englewood, Ohio
Served in the SeaBees

Donovan and Patricia Clark
In Honor of George J. Ferretti
Air Force
Airman A1C
(4) 1951-1955
Paul and Judi Rohe
In Honor of Jon D. Vannatta
Marine Corps
Lance Corporal
two years
Sharon Sanders
In Honor of Richard A. Holsinger
US Army Air Corps
Staff Sergeant, E-6
Three Years

211th Air Corps
18 months as POW

Julie Godsey
In Honor of Carl Schuler

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Don Ballinger

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Richard Helton

Veteran of Wayne County

Elks Club of Richmond #649
In Honor of Richard [Dick] Love

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Chuck Block

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Eric Green

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Don Moore

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Bob Buckley

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Rodger Sieb

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Mike Miller

Veteran of Wayne County

Richmond Elks Club #649
In Honor of Phillip W. Pappin
U.S. Army
Tech Sergeant - T-5
Three years

Served in WW2

Mike and Diana Pappin
In Memory of William H Townsend
U.S. Navy
World War II

Navy Pilot

William L. and Vickie Townsend
In Memory of Joseph E. Brinker
USMC
Sgt
4

Served honorably in Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Robert Hobson
In Honor of Kenneth Jarvis
United States Army
Private First Class
November 1943 to March 1946

20th Armored Division

Ronald and Kristen Jarvis
In Honor of David A. Munchel
US Air Force
4 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Honor of David Frost
US Navy
4 years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Honor of Paul Railsback
US Army
3 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Honor of Stephen Routson
US Air Force
6 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Honor of Jerry D. Taylor
US Army
3 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Honor of Dennis King
US Navy
4 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Honor of James R. Mann
US Army
2 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Memory of Donald Ray Rybolt
Marines
1 Year
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Memory of Howard "Shorty" Waugh Jr.
US Navy
4 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Memory of Clifford Crull
US Army
4 1/2 Years
Wayne Bank and Trust Co.
In Honor of Robert E. Rodefeld
U.S. Navy

World War Two Navy Pilot

Carol and Larry Fink
In Memory of Coty Rodgers
U.S. Navy
1968 - 1972
Sons of the American Legion 65
In Honor of All Veterans of YMI Council 612
YMI Gonzaga Council 612
In Honor of all veterans
Epsilon Omega Phi Tau Sorority
In Honor of All Veterans
Aileen Wickett
In Honor of To honor all STAR veterans
Richmond STAR 360
In Memory of William Harrison Fritz
Infantry Indiana 89th Civil War 1863 Company G
Private
Died July 29, 1863

Buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Saint Louis, MO, Section 32, Site 2769. 252 soldiers died in this Regiment.

Katherine Richert (Fritz)
In Honor of All Veterans
Roseview Transit Local 1474
In Honor of All Veterans
AL Harry Ray Post 65 Past Commanders
In Honor of R. Brook Baynes
U. S. Air Force
First Lieutenant
1942-1946
Jane Baynes
In Memory of Eugene L. Karn
U. S. Navy
GM3
1951-1955

Served in the Korean War aboard USS Iowa.

Jo Ann Karn, Holland, MI
In Honor of Patrick C. Young
U. S. Army, Airborne
Specialist
2002-2006

Served in Iraq and Afghanistan in 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Patti and Benny Young
In Honor of Phil Kaufman
Army

Vietnam veteran.

Brian and Maranda Presley
In Honor of All Veterans
Jack and Barb Beilfuss
In Honor of All Veterans
Ronald Jarvis Jr.
In Memory of Ronald L. (Ronnie) Davis
U. S. Army, career soldier
Sergeant, E-5
Vietnam Veteran
Ralph Mosier
In Memory of Ronald L. (Ronnie) Davis
U. S. Army, career soldier
Sergeant, E-5
Vietnam Veteran
Ralph Mosier
In Honor of John C. Mendenhall
U.S. Air Force
E-3
Four years
Becky Mendenhall
In Honor of All Veterans
Improved Order of Red Men, Miami Tribe #633
In Honor of All American Veterans
Improved Order of Redmen, Miami Tribe #633
In Memory of Ronald L. Davis
U.S. Army
Career E-5

Vietnam Veteran of 196th Light Infantry Brigade. Served in communications.

Ralph Mosier
In Honor of All American Veterans
Wetzel Family Auto Cruise
In Honor of David Stidham
U.S. Navy
Radioman E-5
1959-1962
Carla Stidham
In Honor of Frederick G. Hamilton
U.S. Air
Joanna Hamilton
In Honor of Frederick G. Hamilton
U.S. Air Force
Tech- Sergeant
Two years, ten months
Joanna
In Honor of Raymond J. Knoll
U.S. Army

Served in World War Two Battle of the Bulge.

Ms. Carol DEllapietra
In Honor of David W. Griffith
U.S. Navy
Eight years.

Served in active Navy 1954 to 1956 and Naval Reserve from 1957 to 1961.

Judy Griffith
In Memory of William M. (Bill) Tyndall
U.S. Army
PFC, E-3
1954 t0 1956
Nancy Tyndall
In Honor of Joseph R. McGill
U.S. Marine Corps
Corporal
Four years.
Patty McGill
In Honor of Richard H. Moore
U.S. Army
Sergeant
Two Years.

Paratrooper

Julie Moore Maxeiner
In Honor of B. T. Daggy
U.S. Army
Major
1917 to 1920, 1942 to 1946
James R. Daggy
In Honor of Col. Earnest Jarvis USMC Ret.
U.S. Marine Corps
Colonel
Pat Jarvis
In Honor of Jesse Ray Crain
Army/Navy retired
E-6
1946-48, 50-51,59-78

Served in the Army with the WWII Occupation Forces in Austria and in the Korean War. Joined the Navy in 1959 and is a veteran of Vietnam, he retired in 1978.

Sharon Crain
In Honor of Marvin W. Philipp
Army
Corporal Marvin W. Philipp, SIGC-USAR
7
Gerald & Gail Dorna
In Honor of Vernon Clark
Army
Captain

WWII Veteran and National Guard

Pat Eicher
In Memory of Edward Eugene Cox
Marine Corps
CPL
WWII & Korea
Katherine Richert
In Memory of Richard G. Parker
Navy
Seaman 1st Class
3
Rick Parker
In Memory of ARTHUR CURRY
W W 1
HOWARD CURRY
In Honor of William Chagares
US Army, 79th Infanty Div.-- 315th Infantry
Pvt.
1942-1945

Purple Heart recipient.

Rich Tomassetti
In Honor of August Terzini
Army
4

WWII

Steve Terzini
In Honor of Ronald Nickell
Marines
Sgt
4
Tonya Thompson
In Honor of Dale Whitesel
Army
Captian
8
John Koonce
In Honor of James Costa
Army
PFC
6
Daniel Costa
In Honor of Williams D Reynolds
Army
Sargent
6
Tonja Thompson
In Honor of Jim Jason
Army
Captain
10
Jake Hollinsworth
In Honor of James Ralph Graham
Navy
Seaman First Class
3
Tonja Thompson
In Honor of Ron Ellis
Army
Sgt
4
Tonja Thompson
In Honor of Vernon J Winner
Coast Guard
4

WWII

Renee Miller
In Honor of Glen M. Starbuck
U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant E-6
Four years
Larry & Shirley Pippin
In Honor of Jon M. Igelman, M.D.
U. S. Air Force
Colonel
Twenty years
Suzette Igelman
In Honor of Everett Hampton
U.S. Army
Sergeant, E-5
1942-1945
Everett Hampyon,Jr.
In Honor of Joe Moore
U.S. Army
Three years
Richard Hamm
In Memory of James C. Moore
Army
SP4 E4
7 yrs 1955 - 1962

Served 5 yrs Ohio National Guard, Eaton, Oh. 2 yrs active duty. 1 1/2 yrs was in Germany

Pat Moore
In Honor of John O. Renfro
Army
E-5
6
Wayne Sheet Metal
In Memory of Leslie Raymond Nelson
U.S. Navy
Coxswain (CPO2)
May 1944 - August 1945

Commanded a Landing craft in the battles at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Wanda J. Ronan
In Honor of All Veterans
Lingle Family Charitable Giving
In Honor of All Veterans
Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau
In Honor of All Veterans
Studebaker Buick-GMC
In Honor of All Veterans
Kroger's of Richmond
In Honor of Richard W. Smith
Marines
Corporal
1951-1953
Sara Kahle
In Honor of Sgt. Jonathan Andrews
Army
Sgt.
2 1/2 years
Kelly and Dennis Andrews
In Honor of Jack A. Daggy Sr.
Army
Private-First Class
4

World War II

Jessica Daggy
In Honor of Dale Knarzer
Army
Corporal E4
4

Vietnam

Jessica Daggy
In Memory of Paul Hesson
Army
4

First World War

Joe Hesson
In Honor of Joseph Falcone
Army
Joe Falcone
In Honor of All Soldiers
All Branches

In honor of all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Lee Marquette
In Honor of Ernie Jarvis
USMC
Colonel
30 Years
Judy Robinson
In Memory of Willie Rice Sr.
Army

WWII

Shirley Falcone
In Memory of Paul Haller
Army
don't know
don't know

My grandfather was in France in WWI

Barbara Bechtel
In Honor of William (Luke) Rose
Army
1997-2003

Served in Bosnia and Kosevo

Shirley Falcone
In Honor of George Antill
USMC
E-7
20
Linda Marascio
In Honor of Richard R. Horn
Army Air Corp
Master Srg
4
Susan McConnell
In Honor of Jack D. Dillon
US Army
Private First Class
4

WWII

Mendy Crawley
In Honor of James Dubach
Army
SP3
1934-1956
Myra and Joe King
In Honor of Chad Snyder
Army
T4
6yrs and still serving
David Raham
In Honor of Wallace VanDevender
Army
E-3
1943-1945
Tom VanDevender
In Honor of Thomas VanDevender
Army
CSM
1966-2005
Tom VanDevender
In Memory of Frank Daniel Kiser
Army
Regimental Sgt. Major; Second Lieutenant, Infantry
2

1918

Deborah K. McCoy
In Honor of James W. Parker Sr.
Army Air Corp
1st Lt.
1941-1946

5th Air Force, 22nd Bomb Group, 33rd Sqdn

Doug Parker
In Memory of William J. Williams
U.S. Army/Army reserves
E-5
10 years

In memory of Sgt. William J. Williams. Father,Son,Brother.

Lipstick 80's hair metal tribute
In Honor of Don Delay
U.S. Army
Specialist Four, SP-4
Two Years.
Donnita & Brian Delay
In Honor of Jon M. Igelman, M.D.
U.S. Air Force
Colonel
Twenty years
Suzette Igelman
In Honor of Everett Hampton
U. S. Army
Sergeant, E-5
1942-1945
Everett Hampyon,Jr.
In Honor of Joseph Rygelski
U. S. Air Force Reserve activated
Tech Sergeant
sixteen years
Joan Rygelski
In Honor of Jay Balderson
U. S. Army
Staff Sergeant E-6
1967-1969
Jackie Balderson
In Honor of all veterans
Ruth Mckinnis
In Honor of Col. Tim Cahoon
U. S. Air Force
Colonel
Thirty-four
Tim & Vicki Cahoon
In Honor of all veterans

To all veterans because I had many relatives in WW2. Two cousins were killed. My uncle was at Pearl Harbor.

Evelyn Williams
In Honor of Joseph E. Woolley
U. S. Army Air Corps
Staff Sergeant E-6
Four years

Served in World War II

Rosalie Geiger
In Honor of Robert W. Thorman
U.S. Army
First Sergeant
Three years, 9 months, 3 days

95th Infantry Division

Mrs. Robert Thorman
In Honor of Ricky Carptenter
Army
SFC
20
Jaci Taylor
In Honor of James A. Huffman
United States Army
Tec4
17Mar1945 to 29Dec1946

A WW II Veteran and loving Father.

Linda Funk
In Honor of James McClain
US Army
E5 Sergeant
2

James "Rusty" McClain is a Vietnam Veteran who we are so proud to have in our family. We love you, Terri, Sherri, Rachel, Jamey and families.

Family
In Honor of Men & Women

In honor of the men and women who have and are serving our country

First Financial Bank
In Memory of Paul Edwin Thompson, Sr
Army
Corporal
3 1/2

He drove a 2 1/2 ton truck towing 155 Howitzers, hauled personnel and ammunition, and made minor repairs and maintenance on the trucks. He was a wonderful man and we all miss him very much.

The Thompson Family
In Honor of John Pardo
US Army
E-4
1968-1970
Andy Pardo
In Honor of H. Raymond Hayes
US Airforce
Airman
2 years

Korean War

Cathy Fry
In Memory of Claude Toschlog
U.S. Army
S/SGT
1941-1945

WWII-Pacific Theater

David Toschlog
In Honor of All Veterans
Frontier Communications
In Memory of Duane Elmer Klehfoth
Marine
Corporal
1941-1945 (4 years)

Duane was killed accidentally while in WWII (Hilo, Hawaii) by a falling cargo ship boom, he had survived numerous battles. His body was returned home 10/1947 by official Honor Guard 2 years after his death (have news articles, was the first of Richmond's war-dead to be returned home). He was 22 years old when he died. His father had died just 9 mos. earlier at the age of 47. While in WWII he served as Marine Corporal.

Jay and Barbara Klehfoth
In Memory of All Veterans
All branches of service
All
All

This donation is from the Model T Ford Club of America and the Model T Museum.

Model T Museum
In Honor of J ANDREW "ANDY" PARDO
US ARMY
SP4
1971-1973 VIETNAM
JOHN A. PARDO
In Honor of JOSEPH ANTHONY PARDO
US ARMY
TECH SERGEANT
1941-1945 PACIFIC THEATRE
JOHN A. PARDO
In Honor of ALBERT CORSI
US COAST GUARD
LT. COMMANDER
1941-1945

EUROPEAN THEATRE/NORMANDY INVASION

JOHN A. PARDO
In Memory of Charles Ray Shank
Navy
CPO
8

Served in WWII and Korean Conflict

The Shank Family: Pat Shank, Julie Shank, Beth Black, Lauren Nevzuroff, Cody Brookshear, Megan Brookshear
In Honor of Glenn Strothman
Air Force
Lt
WWII

Killed in New Guinea in 1943

Shirley Strothman Harter
In Honor of Bill Sharits
Army
4years
Kathy Newton
In Honor of Richard (Curly) Druley
Navy
1st Machinist
4years
Linda Stephen/Roseann McConnell
In Memory of David Heithaus
Air Force
S Sgt
1950 - 1954

Served in Korea & Berlin Airlift

Jerri Heithaus (Wife)
In Honor of Quentin Rolf Nelson
Army

Vietnam Years

Jane Nelson
In Honor of Quentin Nelson
Army Air Corps
WWII
Deborah Harlan
In Honor of Charles McMahan Sr
Army
Corporal
4 years
Gena Hartman
In Honor of Earnest E Wilson
Navy
Ptr 2C V6
1942 - 1945

Served on the USS Apollo (AS-25)

Rick/Pearl/Ronny/Ron Wilson & Tina Pradel
In Honor of Dominic Tomassetti
Army
Pvt
WWI (1917 - 1919)

Company D 8th Infantry / MG Company 146th Infantry

Rich & Fran Tomassetti
In Honor of Eugene Sharp
Army
Pfc
KIA 07-26-1944 St Lo France

88th Glider Infantry, 119th Infantry Regiment 30th Division

Rich & Fran Tomassetti
In Honor of Daniel B Sinnott
Army
Pfc
KIA - July 2, 1969 Vietnam

B Company 1st BN, 46th Infantry Regiment

Rich & Fran Tomassetti
In Memory of George William "Bill" Francis
Navy
Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class
February 1944 to February 1946

Assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 12 of PT Base 21.

Sheri and Gary Lay & Brent Horton
In Honor of James L. Tudor
Army
Sergeant E-5
14 Years

Good Conduct Metal

Eric,Kianna,Zach Honeycutt,&Karissa Tudor
In Honor of Charles R Phillips
Army
Tech 5
2 Years

WWII & Korea

Ronnie & Jane Young
In Honor of Hiram Dees
Army
T-Sgt
3 Years

WWII

Ron Dees
In Honor of Hugo L Honschopp
Helen Honschopp
In Honor of Joseph Rygelski
Air Force
Tech Sgt
17 Years
Joan Rygelski
In Memory of Bobby Rosa
Army

"Memory of Vietnam"

David & Carla Stidham
In Honor of Steve Kolger
Army

"Honor of Vietnam"

David & Carla Stidham
In Honor of Jeff Slifer
Army

"Honor of Vietnam"

David & Carla Stidham
In Honor of Wayne Stidham
Army

"Honor of WWII"

David & Carla Stidham
In Memory of Dr Frank Coble
Army

"Memory of WWII"

David & Carla Stidham
In Honor of Robert C Brown

12-13-1926 - 11-02-2011

The Brown Family
In Memory of Ray Slick
Army
PFC
2 Years

Vietnam

John, Sheila & Stephen Hudson
In Honor of Dennis Bridgewater

Vietnam

David & Carla Stidham
In Honor of Ray E Lichtenfels
Air Force
Corporal
4 Years
Ray E Lichtenfels Daughters
In Honor of Charles Benge
Army
Master Sargent
25 Years
Ken & Sherry Hampton
In Honor of Thomas Benge
Army
Sargent
20 Years

Died in Vietnam

Ken & Sherry Hampton
In Honor of Robert Hughes
Navy
Seabee
4 Years

WWII

Ken & Sherry Hampton
In Honor of Merle Gross
Army
PFC
1 Year

KIA WWI

Ken & Sherry Hampton
In Honor of Walter Rihm
Marines
Corporal
1943 - 1946
Sam & Peggy Huesman/Maurice & Shirley Powell
In Honor of Ron Glaub
Army
SGM
21 Years
Ron Glaub
In Honor of Scott Butler
Army
Sgt
8 Years
Dan Butler
In Memory of Vince Vendrzyk
Alison Clark Zajdel
In Memory of Paul R. Githens
US Army
Staff Sergeant
43-46 Pacific TO
Aileen Githens
In Honor of Andrew Boa
Captain
World War II

Bronze Star Recipient

Pamela Boa Passmore
In Honor of Earl E Grimm Sr
Army
Tech 5 (Tech Sgt)
1945 - 1946 / 1950 - 1951

Philippines/1945-1946 - Korea/1950-1951 - Purple Heart

Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Earl E Grimm Jr
Air Force
Master Sgt E-7
1959 - 1983

Veterans of Underage Military Service

Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Herbert Erwin Erck Jr
Army
SP4/E4 (Radio Operator)
1966 - 1968

Vietnam

Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Walter Erck
Army
Sgt
1952 - 1953
Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Wally Erck
US Air Force
Major
1979 - 1999

Pacific, Europe & Middle East

Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Michael Morgan
US Air Force
Master Sgt
1985 - 2005 (20 years)
Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Dean Klein
US Air Force
Master Sgt
1989 - Present (2012)
Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Zackery Klein
US Air Force
Senior Airman
2007 - 2012
Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of John Fox
US Air Force
Sgt
1976 - 1980
Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Chris Penland
US Air Force
Sgt / E-4
1985 - 1991

Spanish Cryptoligic Linguist

Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Charles Harman Jr
US Navy
WT2C (T) V-6
1942 - 1945

Served in the South Pacific WWII

Beverly Bullock/Carolyn Klein/Paul Harman
In Honor of All Veterans
Jon Igelman
In Honor of Richard Wissler
US Air Force
Sgt
4 Years
Sheila Wissler
In Honor of Lester E. Wise
US Army, Company C, 73rd Tank Battalion, Korea
Sergeant First Class
1952 - 1954

Lester E. Wise was inducted into the US Army in November of 1952. After basic training in Ft. Knox, KY, he was sent to Korea in April, 1953 where he served until August 1954. He was a Sergeant First Class, a member of Company C, 73rd Tank Battalion and distinguished himself by being awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was a Tank Commander and Platoon sergeant. He was also awarded the Order of the Bayonet for faithful and honorable service. Wise was born in Wayne County, Indiana on June 20, 1932. He graduated from (the former) Whitewater School.

Shirley Wise and Family
In Honor of Frank Maiden
US Army
E-2
1977-1979
Jim & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Edward Swank
US Army
E-5 / Sargeant
1965 - 1967 and 1979-1980

Germany & Vietnam

Jim & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Linton Anthony Cox
US Navy
2nd Class Petty Officer
July 1976 - December 1983

US Navy Service: July 1976 - December 1983. He was in boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Station and took further training in Orlando, FL before being assigned to the USS Coronado, and amphibious transport dock and command ship, serving aboard for 4 years (1977 - 1981). During that time, the USS Coronado saw service in the Mediterranean, Guantanamo Bay and the Persian Gulf. Mr Cox was assigned to shore duty in Norfolk from 1982 - 1983 before being honorably discharged as a 2nd Class Petty Officer. Tony Cox graduated from Richmond High School and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Evansville. Submitted by his sister, Rosemary Wright

Rosemary Wright
In Honor of Rex D Benner
US Army
PFC
Enlisted 09-06-1942

Killed in Action 05-20-1943

Pat Benner
In Honor of Douglas Johnson
Army National Guard
Chief Warrant Officer 3
30 years
David & Ellen Johnson
In Honor of Gregory Edwin White
US Army
Staff Sergeant
04-14-1975 / 07-01-1995

Military Police Officer & Special Operations Instructor

Steven, William, Penny, Melody White
In Honor of Earl E Grimm Sr
US Army
Tech 5 (Tech Sgt)
1945 - 1946 / 1950-1951

Served in Phillipines & Korea

Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Charles, David, Harold and Larry Smith
US Army

Defending our country in Japan, Korea, and Viet Nam

The Olde North Chapel
In Honor of Edward Swank
US Army
Sgt E5
1965-1967 & 1979-1980

Germany & Vietnam

Jimm & Genie Grimm
In Honor of Myron E Alexander
US Army
Corporal
January 1953 - December 1954

3rd Armored Division

Phyllis Alexander
In Honor of Andy Vande Vord
US Army
Specialist 4
1966-1967

Vietnam

Donna Struewing
In Memory of Robert A Commons
US Marines
1944-1946

WWII Veteran of US Marines. He served two years in the South Pacific, made the beachhead in the invasion of Okinawa Easter Sunday morning 1945 (he was 18 years old, would not turn
19 until July 1945. 1926-2004

Ann Commons
In Honor of Robert Andrew Commons II
US Navy
Lt Commander
1970-1990

Retired after 20 years. He served in Vietnam and Desert Storm

Ann Commons
In Honor of Eric T McBride
US Navy
E4
1990-1994

He served in Desert Storm

Carla Commons McBride
In Honor of James "Bud" Carl Riden
US Navy
Quartermaster
1945-1971

He enlisted in 1945. He re-enlisted in 1948 for active reserves. He was in was the US Navy a total of 26 years.

Jean Commons, Ann Commons, Donna Struewing, Ken Riden
In Honor of Frederick L Miller Jr
US Army
Staff Sargeant
7years
Anne Miller
In Memory of LCPL Layton B. Crass
US Marines
LCPL
2005-2008
The Crass Family
In Honor of Deron J Donohoo
US Air Force
E4 - Sargeant
1986 - 1990
Amy Oler Holthouse
In Honor of Art Logan
US Army
3 years / 1943 - 1946
Nilah Caiazzo Logan
In Honor of Heather Bacos
US Navy
Richmond VA Staff
In Honor of Thomas E Herrman
US Army
Buck Sargeant
1966-1969
Kathleen Bowers
In Memory of Herman Abney
US Army
Private
April 1944 - March 1945

Last Duty Station
Company C / FA Motor Pool Det
Fort Sill, OK

Ruth Bufford
In Honor of William Abney
US Navy
ATR 3
August 1967 - May 1971

Last Duty Station:
Squadron RVAH-14 on USS JF Kennedy
CVA 67

Ruth Bufford
In Honor of Amos Abney
US Navy
BT 2
June 1966 - May 1970

Last Duty Station:
USS Franklin D Roosevelt CVA 42

Ruth Bufford
In Memory of Larry R. McKinney
US Marines
Cpl 1st class
3

Killed in Vietnam in 1968

Joan Lawrence
In Memory of David L Wright
US Army
Sergeant E-5
1962-1967

Branch of Service: US Army (Company A, 459th Signal Batallion Company Unit-under Sixth Army) and US Army Reserve.
David Wright was born in Wayne County, July 6th 1941, and graduated from Richmond High School. He attended Indiana University and enlisted in the US Army in January of 1962. He completed basic training at Ft Leonard Wood, MO. He completed signal training at Ft Gordon, GA and was stationed at Ft Huachuca, AZ. He was in the US Army Reserve from January 1965 until December of 1967. He was recipient of the Purple Heart.

Anne Wright
In Honor of Paul R Githens
US Army
Staff Sergeant
1943-1946
Aileen Githens
In Honor of Timothy G Davis, Sr
US Air Force
E3
4 years
Mary E Davis & Sons
In Honor of All American Veterans
Ms Carol A Della Pietra
In Honor of All American Veterans
US Navy
Gene Steelman
In Memory of Robert E. Wettig
US Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel
20

B52 Radar Navigator

Anne Wettig
In Honor of Curtis Lamarr Foster
US Marine Corp - June 6, 1965

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Jon David Vannatta
US Marine Corp - August 18, 1965

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Karl Edwin Klute
US Air Force - March 14, 1966

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Jesse Floyd Wages
US Army - May 17, 1966

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Burnie Harris
US Air Force - May 18, 1966

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Terry Lee Wiles
US Marine Corp - June 10, 1966

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Thomas Paul Deitemeyer
US Army - February 12, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of David Allen Downing
US Army - March 11, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Donald Ray Rybolt
US Air Force - May 28, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Herman Ray Cull
US Army - June 9, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Thomas Clayton Benge
US Army - June 25, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Terri Leigh Hines
US Marine Corp - July 2, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Eddie James Allen
US Army - August 22, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Robert Eugene Musselman
US Army - October 25, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Terry Richard Clark
US Army - November 19, 1967

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Jack Wayne Miller
US Army - January 2, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Conrad E Ross
US Army - February 6, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Larry Robert McKinney
US Marine Corp - February 17, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Ronald Lloyd Frazer
US Army - May 24, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Stephen Louis Wright
US Army - July 9, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Charles Vernon Firth
US Marine Corp - August 5, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Raymond Terrence Conway
US Marine Corp - September 19, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Thomas Herschal Schneider
US Army - November 24, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of David Joe Stansbury
US Marine Corp - November 26, 1968

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Robert John Kuhlman Jr
US Marine Corp - January 17, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Harold Earl Musselman
US Marine Corp - March 3, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Joseph Walter Wysong
US Army - March 9, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Thomas Edward Hofer
US Marine Corp - April 10, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Darell Lee Covington
US Marine Corp - June 9, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Daniel Bernard Sinnott
US Army - July 2, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Billy Joe Caudill
US Marine Corp - August 28, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Robert Lee Person
US Army - September 14, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Cary Duane Miller
US Army - October 6, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of David Allen Hockett
US Army - February 20, 1970

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Regernaild Webster
US Army - December 27, 1969

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Robert Kenneth Cole
US Army - May 18, 1970

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Harry Thomas Henthorn
US Army - August 29, 1970

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Gerald Vincent Van Winkle
US Army - September 18, 1971

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Robert Lee Sowers
US Air Force - April 27, 1972

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Honor of Jerry Duane Vance
US Air Force - August 12, 1972

Brothers Forever

VVA Chapter 777
In Memory of Harrison Leland Herron
US Army
Private E-1
2 Years
Wanda Herron
In Honor of Jeannine Herron-Hiatt
US Navy
E-6
14 Years
Wanda Herron
In Honor of Lloyd Calvin Adams
US Army
PFC
2 Years
Wanda Herron
In Honor of Michael Eugene Hiatt
US Army / US National Guard
E-5
9 Years
Wanda Herron
In Memory of Charles B Walker
US Army Airbourne
4 Years

WWII Veteran

Heather LW Sittloh
In Honor of Michael Alexander Sittloh
US Air Force
Currently Serving
Heather LW Sittloh
In Honor of Webster F Hall
US Navy
3rd Class Petty Officer
1943-1946
Dorothie Hall
In Honor of Terry Wettig
US Air Force
Chief Master Sergeant
21 Years

Son of Lt Colonel Robert Wittig

Jim & Patricia McComb
In Honor of Gary N Cummins
US Army
First Sergeant
20 Years (1972-1992)
Jim & Patricia McComb
In Honor of Harold Swihart
US Army
Specialist 3rd Class
3 Years
Larry & Becky Baker
In Honor of JB Teague
US Army & US Air Force
Corporal
4 Years
Nannie Teague
In Honor of Calvin Thomas Payne
US Army
3 Years
Nannie Teague
In Honor of Julius Horn
US Army
Sgt First Class
1967 - 1992

Served in Vietnam and Desert Storm

Carolyn Horn
In Honor of All American Veterans
Wayne County Federal CU
In Honor of All American Veterans
Great Clips
In Honor of All Veterans
Clifford and Martha Jane Dickman
In Honor of Dale Allen Brown
US Air Force
Airman 1st Class
1951-1955
Janet Brown
In Honor of All American Veterans
Specialized Mechanical
In Honor of Michael Austin
US Army
1st Sargeant
20 years
Adam Austin
In Honor of Jeffrey A. Jackson
Army
The Herigs
In Honor of Phillip Pappin
US Army
Technician 5th grade
1943-1946

Served in World War II

Matt, Kristi, Alex and Andy Herig
In Honor of John Flaskamp
US Marines
Corporal
3 Years
Jeffrey A Dile
In Honor of Tim Wyatt
US Marines
Corporal
4 Years
Mary Wyatt
In Honor of Our Members that have served
Vintage Wheels Car Club
In Honor of Paul Flatter, Jr
US Air Force
Paula Raper
In Honor of William Raper
US Air Force
Paula Raper
In Honor of Gary Beeson
Army
Spec. 4
2

VietNam

Susan Beeson
In Honor of Earl Musselman
Army
Staff Sergeant
4

WWII
Lives at Rosebud Village. 2050 Chester Blvd. Richmond, IN 47374 765-935-4440

Gary & Susan Beeson
In Honor of All American Veterans
Marcus Miller
In Memory of William "Bill" Frazier
Army
Private First Class
1944-1946

WWII Veteran. 89th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division

Sarah & Alyssa Miller, Tom Manley
In Honor of William D. Carter
U.S. Army
LTC
28
Bill Carter
In Memory of Walter Werner
U.S. Army
SPC4
2
Ruth Ann Werner
In Honor of Robert Corbett
Marines

Robert served in WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Wars. He also was a Recruiter for many years at the end of his many years serving in the Marines

Phillip & Heather Sittloh
In Memory of Walter Werner
U.S. Army
SPC4
1957-1960
In Honor of William D. (Bill) Carter
U.S. Army
LTC
1965-1993

In honor of my husband - Ruth Ann Carter

In Honor of David Auman
US Army - Special Forces
10 years
Jim & Susie Auman