This page is dedicated to all the veterans of the armed forces of the United States. Whether they died in combat or in bed of old age, we all owe them so much, because they bought our freedom for us.

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In Loving Memory of Those Who Served. . .

Listed in alphabetical order by last name.


The Cost of Iraqi Freedom

MarinesHarold C. Abadie
By Carolyn Abadie McFarland, Acworth, GA USA
My father, who served in World War II and the Korean War, went back to being a Lafayette, Louisiana police officer after his service to his country. Unfortunately, he was shot and killed in the line of duty May 20, 1959. I miss him every day. He was a hero in every sense of the word.

NavyMaximillian J Abler 1916-1980
By Joyce Abler Schumacher, Saginaw, MI USA
WWII Phillipines

Navy Kenneth Leo Ackels
By Laurie Hoyt Ackels, Helotes, Texas
Served 26 Jan 1942 - 25 Nov 1945 USS Killen (DD-593), USS Mustin (DD-413)

Air ForceTSgt. Melvin W. Acton
By Greg Acton, Philadelphia, MS USA
This is for my father, my coach, my friend,and my hero. He was career Air Force, retired in 1983. He was a Viet Nam vet. He drug us all over the world with him. He was the greatest father a person could ever ask for. I don't think I told him often enough that I loved him. He lost his war with cancer, but he will always be a winner in my eyes. Aim High, Dad.

Air ForceSgt. Tom Adachi
By Karen, Orange Co., CA USA
Tom, you are remembered daily! xoxox

MarinesFrank Houston Adams CAPT
By Robert Wahl USMC 5th Marines V, O'Fallon, MO USA
Almost home but decided to fly once more. Casualty on Mar. 10, 1970 Quang Nam Provence. Died of hostile wounds. Air loss crashed on land. A good friend to the very end and I will never forget you.


Marines Captain Frank H. Adams KIA March 1970
By Kevin Bolender, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
I remember Capt. Adam's influence as a result of his time as an FO in an AV-10 out of Marble Mountain. He would have the choppers bring us cold drinks on ice in the field in Vietnam when he could. He talked a pilot in the new "Cobra" gunship into giving us an airshow while we were on an op on Goi Noi Island, so. of DaNang. Captain, rest in peace, SGT. Bo

ArmyGlen Adams
By Gerald Allen, Lacey, WA USA
My roommate in flight school - who helped me through alot.

Army Martin Columbus Adams
By Larry Stanley,Adrian Twp.,MI.
80,formerly of Elkhorn City,Pike Co.,KY.,died Sat.,Dec.26,1998 in Russell County Medical Center.He was a retired coal miner and U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He is survived by his wife Jessie Levall Baker Adams and children.

Army Richard "R.D." Adams D.O.B 4/11/1922 D.O.D 12/26/2005
By Liberti J Adams grandaughter, Lake Ozark, MO
My grandfather was just that Grand. He was a true american hero. He was drafted into U.S Army serving in WWII in European Theater & Middle Eastern Theater where he received a Purple Heart,Good Conduct,Bronze Arrow, & Oak Leaf Cluster & honorably discharged. R.D. reenlisted in the Paratroopers during the Koren Conflict and received even more medals & a second discharge. God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree. The warmth of the sun,and the calm of the sea. The generous soul of nature. The power of the eagle's flight. Then God combined these qualities.His masterpiece was now complete, He lovingly called him, GRANDfather. Thank you.

POW/MIASamuel Adams, Cmsgt
By Timothy Guy, Winter Springs, FL USA
Went missing in action on 10-31-65 in the Bien Hoa province of Vietnam while trying to return to base. He was with 3 other airman, Cmsgts. Thomas Moore, Charles Dusing, and one other who escaped. Please remember him and his comrades as well as all of the other unaccounted for men and women from Vietnam, and their families. Any one knowing of the 6250th civil eng. sqd. in tan son nut in 65 please feel free to email ( me trying to find info on his unit.

ArmyWilbur Lee Adams
By William J Adams, Pasadena, TX USA
He was career Army. A member of 1st Airborne Rangers in Korea, and later with 5th Special Forces in Viet Nam.
But most of all he was my Big Brother.

ArmyClyde C. Adcox
By Jody Adcox, North Bend, WA USA
My father-in-law was Clyde C. Adcox, Sr.. He served in WW2.. He passed away Oct 5th 1999 at 78 yrs. We keep a flag at his grave because he was so proud to have served his country.. We miss him so..

Army Ira Adkins
By Larry Stanley
World War II veteran,age 80,of Rockhouse,Pike Co.,KY.,died Sunday,March 14,1999,at Pikeville Methodist Hospital.Ira was born in Pike County,Oct.2,1918,a son of the late burton and Dix (Justice) Adkins.He was married to Elizabeth (Hylton) Adkins.Ira was buried in the Adkins Family Cemetery,Rockhouse.Military graveside rites were conducted by DAV Chapter 140 from Elkhorn,KY.

MarineJoseph Ahart
By Robert E Ahart, Wayne, NJ USA
He was a child of the great depression,having been raised in poverty. Shortly Pearl Harbor,he enlisted in the Marine Corps. After training, he volunteered for hazardous duty. His ship, the USS Henry R. Mallory was on its way to Liverpool when it was sunk by a German Uboat at 4:00 AM on February 4th 1943. He perished at sea, never to return to the better times and life of post-war America. He was only 18 years old. His final resting place will always be on the bottom of the North Atlantic. He should not be forgotten.

ArmyS.G.M. Donald W. Ailiff
By Robert Wilson, Toledo, OH USA
By Jenny Kotowske
By Fallon Ailiff
By Melanie & Ashton
By Robert Wilson,
He served 30 years in the army. One tour of Korea, Three in Vietnam. Dad was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery June 27, 2000. I miss you Dad. I love you.

By Jenny Kotowske,
Grandpa I miss you and I love you So much. Love, Jenny Kotowske

Fallon Ailiff
I think of you all the time and miss you a whole lot.

By Melanie & Ashton
I feel honored to have known you and will raise the girls to remember you. You will always be in our hearts.
Melanie & Ashton

Army Curt (Hall) Akers
By Larry
World War II Vet: PFC Curt Akers,3rd Army,Co.,K,346th Inf.,87th Division (Gen.,Patton's outfit),entered service April 8,1944.Relieved from duty March 3,1945,wounded left hand in Germany & frostbite on feet. Pfc. Curt Akers was in the following hospitals: 110th evac.Hosp., Belgium March 3,1945; 34th Evac.Hosp., Luxembourg March 6,1945; 99th Gen.,Hosp.,France March 25,1945; 226th Gen.Hosp.,France May 26,1945; 196th Gen. Hosp., France June 1,1945; Stark Gen.,Hosp., South Carolina June 18,1945; o'Reilly Gen.,Hosp., Springfield, MO. June 25,1945

Pfc. Curt (Hall) Akers was Honorably Discharged Jan.18,1946, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He received the Purple Heart for his contribution in securing a free Europe and defending France from Germany for a second time in the first half of the 20th century.

ArmyCorporal Frank L. Akins
By Martin R. Beatty, Alpharetta, Ga
Killed in action on August 12, 1918, at the age of 18, at Fismette France. He was assigned to Co M, 111th Infantry, 28th Division. He was killed attempting to bring another wounded soldier to safety. He is buried at the Oise - Aisne American Military Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France. He entered the National Guard in 1916 and also served at the Mexican Border. I was able to have the Purple Heart awarded to him in February 2001. May God bless Frank and all others that have fought for our country in defense of liberty.

MarineCpl John Alafonso
By Ron McCormick, Fruitland Park, FL USA
I will never forget you guys. 1/5 Marines and Corpman who died March 20, 1989 near Pohang, Korea.

MarinePfc. Fernando C. Alatorre
By Richard Alatorre, Hesperia CA
"L" Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Marine Reg. 3rd Marine Div. Bougainville, Guam, Kia Iwo Jima Gone, but has not been forgotten.

NavyJoseph Alberts
By Bethany Deines, Hamilton, OH USA
To my uncle, "Salty Joe"... you are loved and missed.

ArmySamuel Alberts
By Bethany Deines, Hamilton, OH USA
My grandfather proudly served the United States in WWI. He lost his brother in France and I only heard him speak of it once, with tears in his eyes. From him, I learned the meaning of patriotism. May his spirit live forever.

Army Louis G Alder, Col Ret
By Timothy J Alder, MSgt USAF, Ret, Largo, FL
My father retired as an O-6 in 1976. As a Chaplain, he served his country and his God well in Korea and Viet Nam; He served best by serving his troops - went wherever they did (shot down twice while on helicopters in Viet Nam), ministered to them, consoled them, and watched helplessly as their numbers slowly diminished in size. He was also stationed at the Chaplain's School, Ft Hamilton NY, Tripler Army Hospital, Hawaii, Ft Lewis Washington, as well as other places. A little over 2 years ago he lost a ten year fight to Alzheimer's. I only wish I could have served under him: a true Patriot and Man of God

ArmyStanley L. Alexander
By Larry Alexander, Littleton, Colorado
17th Photographic Squadron, 4th Reconnaissance Group. Entered the Service from: Oklahoma. After training he was stationed at Guadual Canal. Flew a P-38 nose art Google Eye. Part of the airplane washed ashore. Determined the airplane exploded in flight. Cause of explosion Unknown. Died: August 28, 1944 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines. Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Awarded to his family: Purple Heart

MarineDennis Allen
By Larry Allen, Winston Salem, NC USA
World War II Veteran-Wounded during D-Day campain

NavyElden Allen
By Larry Allen, Winston Salem, NC USA
WWII and Korean Vet

MarinesJohnny D. Allen
By Timothy C Hubbel, Oakdale, CA USA
John was a member of San Diego recruit Platoon 245. He was assigned MOS 0331. Killed in Action on 5/24/70. John will not be forgotten by those of us that knew him.
Semper Fi John
Tim Hubbel

ArmyKen Allen
By Larry Allen, Winston Salem, NC USA

ArmyLewis Allen
By Larry Allen, Winston Salem, NC USA

NavyRoy Allen
By Larry Allen, Winston Salem, NC USA
WWII and Korean Vet

ArmyJames Harvey Almond
By Pauline E (Almond)
Served in the Army in the 40s, died of spinal mengitis at age (about 23 or 24 years old )not sure I was a young girl, a neice he lived with us till he went to the service.

NavyStanley Bernard Alsen
By Anita Clark
Dad, this is Anita Clark, your oldest, now 54 in St. Anne, Il.. You were my friend and I still go to talk to you in your place of rest. I looked at your proud, young picture of you in your Seabees uniform and remember your stories of Guam, Wake, Hawaii in WW11. Stanley Bernard Alsen, my Dad. Deceased August 17, 1982 enjoyed life to the fullest and was a great man in the eyes of many. P.S. I still have some of the shells you saved and later gave to me from the islands. May God hold you close!

NavyMichael Alsobrooks Jr.
By Michelle Keene, Robert, LA USA
This was my Dad. He passed away Dec. 17, 1999 in his bed of congestive heart failure at the age of 57. He joined the navy at the age of 17. He was a Vietnam Veteran retirin after 20 years and a member of the Fleet Reserve. I think my mother and I felt as if we were in the military also- we traveled all over the world with him I have a younger brother, but, he was three when he retired so I know he doesn't remeber. His military career has provide me with a great deal of memories of my father. His death was a shock. He wasn't even sick. I wish I had known there is a lot I needed to tell him. I never told him how proud I was that he was my Dad.
God bless you daddy- you will be in my prayers I love you very much.
Your daughter,

ArmyFrancisco Alvarez
By Mary Ann Robertson, Dos Palos, CA USA
I cannot say and I will not say, that he is dead...he is just away. With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, he has wandered into an unknown land. And you, oh you, who the wildest yearn, for an oldtime step and the glad return. It's needs must be, since he lingers there... Think of him faring on as the love of the love of here...think of him still as the same I say, that he is not dead...he is just away.

ArmySSGT Leo Antony Alvarez
By SGT Byron Raymond Alvarez, Sonoma, CA USA
My uncle was a AG20 gunship pilot and died over Anzio. He won the DFC. I am looking for answers to how he died. I have many photos he took with friends throughout the European Theatre also many combat photos taken from the plane.

ArmyFermin Amador (Cannoneer, Battery A 863rd Field Artillery Battalion.)
By Alvin Amador, Kenedy, TX USA
My Dad made it through the war, Fathered 6 children. He was taken from us in 1967. I always felt a special bond with our nations flag, and my heart always fills with pride when I see it wave. The other day when I saw my fathers' military history, records, decorations and citations, I realized why I have always felt proud to be an American. Every time I see a vet, I thank him.

MarineBenny Amarone
By Joe Anastasio
Killed in action-Iwo Jima, awareded purple heart/age 21. Killed when jumping on a enemy hand granade to save his fellow Marines. Gone... But never forgotton- love your Nephew Joe Anastasio

MarineCol. Andrew E. Andersen Jr.
By Andrew E. Andersen III, Blue Bell, PA USA
By Miles McQuiggan, Warwick, RI USA
By Andrew E. Andersen III,
Every Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, and Fathers Day, I think of this man who was a great leader, Marine, Father and Friend. A few things he stood for were Courage, Integrity, Loyalty. Dad, God bless you, Your Son.

By Miles McQuiggan,
Although I don't remember you, I still love you and look up to you.

Marine Col. Andrew E. Andersen, Jr.
By Jeanie Herzog, Westerly, Rhode Island
You were my hope and my hero growing up. I think of you everyday, always with abounding graditude and boundless love. Your niece and "left arm", Jeanie Herzog, Westerly, Rhode Island

Marine Lt. Col Andrew E Anderson
By GMC(sw) Antonio Ferraioli, USN (ret), Altamont, NY
To a great Marine. My father knew he was. He helped supply gunfire support in Nam and when he retired, he was a great recruiting tool.

Army Marion Charles Anderson SR.
By Linda Nix, Indianapolis IN
He served in the army as a cook in the Phillipines In WWII. He passed away April 21, 2003

ArmyPaul Eugene Anderson
By Anita Smith, Tillatoba, MS USA

The one we loved so dear we will always have you in our hearts and mind.We will never let you go. Love you always daddy.
From: Bill, Roy, Richard, Anita, Becky, and all your grandchildrens & great grandchildrens, daughter-in-laws & son-in-laws most of all your wife Hattie Anderson

ArmyJimmy D. Anders
By Leta Anders, Childress, Tx USA
Loving husband and Father. He served 22 years in the army. Spending two tours in Vietnam. He lost his battle to cancer that was caused by exposure to Agent Orange on July 2, 1997. Always in our hearts.

NavySKCS William H.(Andy) Andersen USNR (Ret)
By YNC Robert L. Andersen (Ret), Baltimore, MD USA
To my brother whose family remember him on Memorial Day. We miss you always.

ArmyPaul Andrews
By Rob Barrett, Akron, Ohio
A humble man whose quiet demeanor hid the valiant efforts he achieved in WW11. A member of the 78th division, 311th regiment, 3rd medical battalion 1943-1946. Awarded bronze star and was involved in Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardens. A good husband, father and father-in-law.

Paul passed away July 22, 2001. Thanks for all you have done for us.. may you now be at peace.

Army T-Sgt Warren A. Andrews
By William H. Andrews, Mt. Pleasant, SC
This is in honor of my father, T-Sgt Warren A. Andrews, Company B, 1st Bn., 12th Inf. Reg., 4th I.D. WWII. You were the best Dad anyone could have ever wanted. I only wish we had more time together. He died in September 1980 in Cape May County, NJ. I miss you Dad.

MarineLCpl Richard Anglin
By Ron McCormick, Fruitland Park, FL USA
I will never forget you guys. 1/5 Marines and Corpman who died March 20, 1989 near Pohang, Korea.

ArmyPfc. Donald Angst
By Frances M. Angst-Robertson, Houston, TX USA
He was with the 82nd then the 101st. He was with Hqs. & Hqs. Co. 101st Abn. Div. and Special Headquarters units. He was a MP and body guard for Gen. Mc Auliffe. My Dad got shot in the arm when they were in Holland. He died Aug. 9, 1985. I miss hearing his service and war stories and how things were in England during the war. I miss you so very much and wish you were still here so you could see my daughters.

ArmyAnthony Annoreno
By Anthony, Bloomingdale, IL USA
This is for my grandfather. He served in WW II. He served in Europe on D-day. He was missing three times and was awarded the purple heart three times. He died when I was overseas serving in the military. I never had a chance to say goodbye. I miss you Papa." Papa, I got married and I have three little girls. Things are going okay. My wife wishes she could have met you. But I guess you know all that. I love grandfather!"

POW/MIARobert A. Anspach M/SGT. SVN
By Beverly Kerr, Kansas City, Missouri
I wear his bracelet and have for year's, I would like to know what happened to him, I cannot find him anywhere in the MIA pages. If his not in them, he should be, so he can be remembered.

MarinePFC Albert Gabriel Anter
By Mary Canavan, Cumberland, RI USA
On March 30, 1967, at age 18, Albert Anter of Central Falls, RI, died for his country while serving as a Marine in Vietnam. We miss you Uncle Albert.

Army S.Sgt. Howard Warren Anthony 83rd Div. - 330th Inf. U.S. Army - KIA 1/16/45
By Richard H. Anthony, Lewes, DE
To you and all your fallen brethren, thank you & God Bless

Army Jerry Anthony
By Beverly Collier, Dayton, Ohio
Served in Vietnam 67-68..His nick name was Hippy Doc. b.2-18-48 d.9-13-03..& he was my brother-in-law.

Air ForceWiliam H. Appel
By Jackie Appel, Independence, KY
Bill, I love you and miss you as do our children, Dee, Tammy and Tab. I'll see on the other side, My Love. Jackie

NavyArmySalvador Arango
By Michelle Arango, Wyadotte, MI USA

Army Pfc. John Milton Arbaugh
By Beverly Collier, Dayton Ohio
Killed in action, WW2...b.10-15-1921, d.5-25-1945

NavyRichard C, Archer (MM2, USN)
By Dan Jacobs, Cape Cod, MA USA
Dick was K,I.A.on 09/25/67 in the waters of North Vietnam. He was from Hyannis,Ma. He was more than a name on the wall,he was a friend that is gone, but surely not forgotten.

Army PFC Clinton E. Argo
By Mrs. Edna (Argo) Brock, Holton, KS
"In loving memory of my brother" Killed in plane crash 10/22/43 at Fort Benning, Ga.

Army Lawrence Ray Armstrong
By Robert Armstrong, Midwest City, Oklahoma
My father served during WWII, and was discharged after the war ended. He lived in California for a few years and then moved back to his home in Canadian Oklahoma, where he raised 7 kids. He remained there until he died in March 1987 at the age of 64. He is buried in Crowder Oklahoma. We will miss you always Dad.

ArmySherman Armstrong
By Larry N. Turner, Moore, OK USA
Bo was a friend of mine from grade 1 on through high school, was loved by many, myself included. He liked 6 days in Nam was short, was K.I.A by kids he was throwing candy to, his ring finger made it home, we love you Bo, I salute you your friend forever, Larry N. Turner

MarinesBradley Arn
By David Woolery, St. Joseph, MO USA
Bradley was a Marine who served in the Persian Gulf. He gave his life while protecting the citizens of St. Joseph, Missouri as a Police Officer (Nov 98).

Semper Fi!

Air Force George Harvey Arney Jr.
By Tanya Spell, Ft. Polk, Louisiana
I love and miss you daddy. You are the reason I stand here today. Rest in Peace. I miss you so much.

NavyElias Arredondo Sr.
By Elias Arredondo Jr, South Houston, Texas
Father we all miss you very much . you was a very good father and friend to us. your childern Robert, Amelia, Elias Jr, Merylou, Elvera.

ArmyJesse Arredondo
By Chris Arredondo, Dallas, TX USA
Tio Jesse, te recuerdo para siempre. Uncle Jesse, I'll remember you always.

MarineThomas Arredondo
By John Sandoval Jr. Captain USMC RET., Las Vegas, NV USA
Sgt Arredondo was on his second tour and was KIA at Nui-Loc-Son RVN during Operation Union. I took him home to Fresno, CA, to his widow Carol, and his son Tom Jr. Tom served with honor since day one, when I trained him in boot camp and later with the 4th Marines in Hawaii. God Bless you my friend.

ArmyThomas E. Atkins
By James Anderson, Spartanburg, SC USA
On 15 September 1999 a hero rported for his last roll call. I wonder how many people knew of this mans accomplishments. I didn't until I read the newspaper as I didn't know him. Thomas E. Atkins was a recepient of the MOH for his actions on Luzon in the Phillipines during WWII. As a retired Marine, military obituaries catch my attention. This one caught mine. We have lost piece of our history of service to our country. I just wanted everyone to know that. God bless you Thomas and your family and friends.

Semper Fidelis
James C. Anderson
GySgt USMC Ret

ArmyPFC Luther Virgil Avery
By his daughter Carol
WWII army veteran 1945 - lived till 1974
Dad you will always be in my thoughts and heart. And I'm still your little girl.
Love and miss you dad === your daughter

Navy John Aul
By Robert David Aul AMH-3 U.S.N. VETERAN
My uncle John served in the US Navy and survived a record number of crossings I believe the atlantic and north seas. He was on board delivering the many Liberty class troop ships. Upon return to Mt. Oliver Pa. adjacent to Pittsburgh. Pa. at some point he began working at the Bettis Experimantal Nuclear facility just out side Pittsburgh Pa. Actually was during WW2 Betis Field where many aircraft were flown off to distant fronts all over the world. God Bless him I as well as all red blooded americans thank him for his service with "THE WORLDS FINEST NAVY"

Navy A.M.M.-2 Robert W. Aul
By Robert D. Aul
He was at Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941. (muck-owl) A flight mechanic/engineer he participated in the first stages of the midway battle flying patrols with vp-11 a P.B.Y. catalina squadron. I can recall many stories he related to me. He passed away in AUG. 1988. There are some surviving members out there. If you know of any e-mail

ArmyScotty Gene Austin
By Pete & Kathleen Stewart, Pompano Beach, FL USA
Now, over thirty years after your ultimate sacrifice, we still, cannot find the words, to say, how much you have done. A simple thank you, or well done, isn't nearly enough! How can words, any words, express what we feel for you, and your service to this country, and all of us who live because of your lost life! We owe you everything that we hold near and dear. Sleep well, because the world is a better place, because of you!

Air ForceAlbert Stephen Autry, Sr
By Ramona E. Autry and Connie Autry Jacobs
Our Father and our Hero was a Sergeant in the Air Force during the Korean War. We miss him so much. Though others may have forgotten us as he was laid to rest, he is gone but not forgotten by us. His favorite saying was "open that mouth and let me see some teeth". Oh how we wish we could hear him say that one more time.

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