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.


ArmyLeo Babcock
By Leslie Babcock
In loving memory my dad Leo Babcock, who served in ww2 5th army engineer. 1910-1970. I will miss him. Your son Les Babcock. bronze star/purple heart.

POW/MIAMarineLt Col Vladimir Henry Bacik
By Anthony Romine, Baytown, TX USA
Rank/Branch: USMC/04/pilot
Unit: VMA 533 MAG 12
Home City: Houston, TX
Date of Loss: 27 August 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 201400 North 1065800 East
Stayus (in 1973): Presuptive Finding of Death
Category: 2

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NavyKenneth R. Bacon
By Aurthur Bacon, Gulfport, MS USA
To my loving father, I love you and will miss you.

Navy Omer Leonard Bacon
By Cheryl Hopkins, St. Louis, MO
Dad served in WWII on the USS Longshaw which was sunk off the coast of Okinawa. Dad passed away January 22, 1985 after teaching his family to be very grateful Americans.

ArmySSgt. Frank Badolati
By Armando Rizo, Perry, FL
I don't know Sgt. Badolati, but I wear this pow/mia bracelet in his memory. You're gone but not forgotten.

Armando Rizo

MarineRobert Walker Bagby SSgt USMC, wounded at Saipan in WWII
By John Bagby, Orange Park, FL USA
Thank you pappaw for what you did as a young frightened man from Georgia back in WWII, I'm in the Navy still and I know you'd be proud of me.. I miss you- John Bob

ArmyThomas N. Bagwell
By Donald R. Bagwell, Onancock VA USA
My father died in January of 2000 He was a good man. Love you daddy.

NavyCharlotte Noreen (Snyder) Bailey
By Lynda L. Bishop, Albuquerque, NM
Charlotte, serviced in World War II were she met her husband in Washington D.C. (William Bailey, US Army). She passed away July 1, 2001, she will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Air Force John R Bailey
By James Primeaux, Cleveland, Tx
Co C 438th Signal Corps 36th Air Base Grp 1953-54

POW/MIAMarineSgt John H. Bailey, USMC
By GySgt C.E. Gillham, USMC, Paruxent River, MD USA
Since receiving a bracelet with your name, you've been in my heart. One of my many brothers who have fallen. For you who served before me, you are an honored brother. For you who went before me, hold the line, keep the area secure, your relief is on the way.

Army Sgt. Maxwell Bailey 97th Infintry, served during WWII in Germany and Japan
By Nikki Bailey, Logan, WV
Passed on September 11, 1990. Greatly loved and sadly missed by wife Ethylene "Sissy" Bailey and daughter Nikki.

MarineBill Balderston
By Shane E. Olson, Halma, MN USA
Old friend who died in August of 1997. A member of the Halma-Lake Bronson Legion Post #315. A very good man.

Army William Alexander Bailey II 1956-1994
By Rebecca Sue Bailey, LaGrange, KY
Bill was a wonderful husband and a loving father to Christopher. His laugh and smile will always remain in my heart, and he will forever be a part of me. God bless you sweetie, and I hope to see you again. All my love forever.

NavyGeorge Bali the III
By Karen Silva, Linden, NJ USA
My brother George Bali III served in the US Navy. He was proud to have served his country and continued to always be active throughout his life with organizations like VFW, American Legion and POW/MIA. He always cared about our veterans, that they not be forgotten. I would like to take this time to express how he is always in my thoughts and close to my heart, I thank GOD for allowing me the joy of having such a wonderful man in my life, I miss him more then words can express. Georgie, my heart aches so deeply now and always. You will never be forgotten, in my heart you live forever. I love you and thank you for all the joy you brought to my children and myself. Your sister Karen

Marine LCpl David J. Baker
By Eric O'Connell, Baltimore, Maryland
A mentor, hero, friend, and my brother of only 22 years old. I will always remember you as a Man as a Marine. I am glad you were a great Christian I will see you on the other side.

Army Cpl. Ronald F. Baker
By Ron's nephew, John Wernick
167th Combat Engineers Transfered from the 742nd Light Tank Battalion. Killed in action near Villaines-la-Juhel, France on August 12, 1944. Ambushed while driving a jeep on reconnaisance. The citizens of Villaines erected a 6-foot granite monument in memory of the only American soldier to be killed in the vicinity during their liberation.

Air ForceBernard S. Balter
By Shari Balter, Boynton Beach, FL
In loving memory of a wonderful father and friend - he served from 01/54-10/57 and always said the AF was the best thing that ever happened to him. He will never be forgotten. 05/19/39-12/20/95

ArmySidney Balter
By Shari Balter, Boynton Beach, FL
In loving memory of a special great-uncle. Member of the 778th Tank Battalion WWII - to see a tribute to this unit please visit

ArmyHarold Edward Balzer Jr 9-14-1949+ 9-12-1998
By Vicki Voelker/Johnson, Flint, MI USA
Eddi Was in 82nd Airborne in Nam 1967.. He fought a brave battle there and 30 yrs later here. My big Brother was the greatest. He got his wing's from Lung cancer..

You said that when the time was right We had to let you go How brave you were How hard you fought No-one will ever know You were a very special man You always made me proud And that is why from time to time I feel a little down I'd walk a thousand miles Swim a million seas If only at the end of it Your smiling face I'd see.

I love you and miss you

ArmyHarold Edward Balzer Sr 3-29-1924+ 9-3-1976
By Vicki Voelker/Johnson, Flint, MI USA
Dad you have made me what I am today.... I know i didn't have you but 21 yr's but it was the best....

"How can I explain the love we share when I don't understand it myself? How can I explain how the approval I sought from you as a child became friendship with you as I grew older? How can I explain the depth of love you've shown each time you let me go out on my own, knowing that, if I succeeded, you'd cheer me on, and, if I stumbled, you'd help me to my feet again .. not to hold me up, but just to stand beside me."

I love and miss you "I guess it doesn't really matter if anybody else understands. You both know, and so do I, and that's all that counts."

ArmyJohn Lewis Bambrick
By Richard Bambrick, Saratoga CA USA
Lost during WWll on a flying mission in the South Pacific

ArmyMelvin E. "Bud" Barber Major, Retired, Bronze Star Recipient
By The Barber Family, Dublin, Ohio
To my father and my children's grandfather, you were the strongest and bravest man we will ever know. You were a great role model, we love you and will miss you.

MarineSergeant Mike Barber
By Gunnery Sergeant John VanScoik, Goshen, IN
Mike served in the gulf war. I served with him at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI. for three years. Mike was a model Marine. An example to all. He was tragically killed in an auto accident at MCAS Cherry Point, NC. Caroline, my heart goes out to you. Mike, you are not forgotten! Semper Fi!

ArmyAlfred R. Barbour
By Marilyn J Gartner, Shirley, NY USA
In loving memory of the best dad anyone could ever have, you are missed everyday, your loving daughter Marilyn Jean

Army Daniel R. Barbour
By Mike Norman (Plt. Sgt. US Army), Lake Havasu City, AZ
Dan served with distinction in the 5th Inf. (Mech) Division - Vietnam. Seriously wounded, he survived and went on to become a pastor in a large, California church. He died on May 24, 2005. He was a good father, grandfather, friend, and soldier.

MarineDick Barcenas
By Seargeant, San Dimas, CA USA
Raider in WWII. Ridge runner in Korea. Tough guy. Mans man. Husband. Father. Friend. Marine. Semper Fi.

ArmyDonald Bare
By Kenneth J Porter, Toledo, OH USA
Go Rest High On That Mountain... You'll Never Leave Our Hearts And Minds. Love You... Pa-Pa

POW/MIAAir Force William Orlan Bare
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
1Lt Oklahoma City, OK 07-27-67

ArmyJose Lawrence Barela
By Kevin & Erica Vallejos, Walsenburg, CO USA
Mr. Barela Was a good man, a good father, husband, and good friend. He foughht for our country in Vietnam, with honor, and bravery. We will all miss him greatly. We are proud to have known him, and we will have him in our memories for as long as we shall live.

MarinesGySgt Lawrence G. Bargaheiser
By MGYSGT Jim Bogue USMC - Ret., Georgetown TX USA
Larry was a very good friend of mine, we were on active duty together between tours in Vietnam. He went back for his second tour as a line company Gunny in 68. He was shot through the heart in the Battle of Hue City during the Tet offensive and medevaced. He made it almost a week or so and finally gave out while having open heart surgery at Camp Drake, Japan on August 6, 1968. I miss him.

I have a picture of Larry standing with the MCSC Barstow Championship football team. The CG is presenting the game ball to the quarterback. This must have been late 67, as Larry left in Jan or Feb 68.

Semper Fi

Army Raymond W. Barklage
By Jennifer Switzer, Jefferson City, Missouri
My father served in WWII under Gen. Patton and the Super Sixth, 6th Armoured Division, 128th Field Artillery Batallion of the US Army. He was a frontal scout and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He passed away in July of 1985 a proud serviceman, although he never discussed what took place during his terms of service or the actions he and others were forced to take for our freedom. He is loved and missed everyday.

POW/MIAArmyThomas Edward Barnett
By Charles Barnett, Anniston, AL USA
Edward Barnett died at age 26 as result of being a POW WWII.

Army PFC Elza Burk Barnes
By Alfreda Barnes Feltner, Stanton, KY
Dad of all the things you did in your life your service in the Army was what you were proudest of, and with your patriotic talks you instilled in me the highest regard for our country, freedom, and all those who have served to give me my freedom. Thank you and all other veterans and future veterans.

ArmyPeter Paul Barron, Sr Army Air Corps
By Dorothy Redstrom, Laveen, AZ USA
Didn't know until he was gone: Battle of Midway, Solomon Island Campaign, Isaland of Oahu, Guadalcanal, Central Pacific w of 180th Meridian, Gilbert Islands & Nauru, Mandated Islands Campain. Wish you were here!

ArmyJerry Barry, 2nd Lt.
By Eugene P . Walsh, St. Louis, MO USA
Killed in action, Korea, July 12, 1950, 21st Inf.Regmt. 24th Division at the age of 23. He was my dear friend from boyhood, high school and college. He also served in WWII as S1c, U.S. Navy. Rest In Peace.

MarineEugene (Gene) M. Bartlow
By David E. Bartlow, Alexandria, MN
WWII-Pacific. Semper Fidelis: "Forever Faithful... to his God, his country, and his family."

MarinesGary W. Bartlow
By Timothy C Hubbel, Oakdale, CA USA
Gary was a member of San Diego Recruit Platoon 245. He was also one of "Kings Men" 22 recruits gathered to honor the retirement of Staff Sargent William King for 22 yrs. of service. Gary was a combat engineer and was KIA 7/16/66
Rest in peace Gary, we'll never forget you.
Semper Fi
Tim Hubbel

ArmyGlenn Barton
By Lenora C. Peters, Mims, FL USA
This wonderful man served as a mp during the Persian Gulf War. About 5 or 6 years later, he died from complications suffered from the war. He is gone and will never be forgotten. He was an inspiration to me and others. May the life he lived be remembered for all the good things he did.

Army William Donald Basler Corporal
By Billie Jo Basler, his daughter
My daddy served in WWII he was in combat and later became a field nurse to help assist the wounded and see to the those who had passed on. I was a daddy's girl, and the apple of his eye. I miss you, daddy- you're still the best! Thank you for being the man you are!

NavyWilliam A. Bassett. (Snap-on)
By Lori A Galvin, Cicero, NY
Dad, It has been four years sence you departed from this earth to be with mom. You are very much missed by all your family and friends. I just wanted to tell you thank you for all that you have done for me and the girls. Thank you for staying around long enough to be at my wedding. I love you daddy, and I miss you so much. You are always in my heart.

Air Force Lt. Col Harry F. Bates
By Neil Bates, Newport News, VA
My dad was a "hump pilot" in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater during WW II, flying a C-47 cargo plane. It wasn’t the most dangerous work, but he got shot at sometimes. Of course, it was vital to the war effort. I remember him telling me about being able to see the Himalayas in the distance sometimes, and eating monkey soup with the tribesmen. He passed away on October 17, 1996.

POW/MIAMichael L. Batt SSGT
By Ramona Bucaro, IL, USA
Michael Batt boarded on 16 March 1969 a U21A in Qui Nohn (South Vietnam). One mile before landing approach the U21A dissappeared. Nobody has ever seen or heard from Michael again. It's been 30 years since Michael and the entire crew vanished without a trace. I think it's time to bring Michael and the rest of all the missing POW home.


(Charles R. Barnes; Marvin L. Foster; David R. Smith; Raymond E. Bode all disappeared with Michael on that fateful day 16 March 1969)

Air ForceSsgt Donald Eugene Baughman
By Paul Baughman, San Jose CA USA
Veteran of wwII, in the bloody days of Tarawa and the south pacific. Was placed back into service with God on his 79th birthday ." Keep them flying Dad "

POW/MIACaptain Howard Moton Bazemore, Jr.
By Connie Parnell-Beverly, Talladega, AL USA
Although you died many years before I was born, you will always be remembered for the supreme sacrifice you made. You were always a hero to my generation and will be to all who come after.

ArmyCaptain Virgil Bazemore
By Connie Parnell-Beverly, Talladega, AL USA
You will always be a hero to me and your grandchildren. You would be so proud of them. We miss you greatly.

ArmyM/Sgt. Ralph P. Beach
By Marilyn Harrison, Porterville, CA USA
In memory of my father, M/Sgt. Ralph P. Beach who served his country honorably for 31-1/2 years. A kind and loving father to 7 children. Thanks Dad for all you have done for country and family.
1899 - 1975

ArmyKermit Beahan
By Stephen Sparkman
He was in Bach's Car & dropped the A-Bomb #2, over Nagasaki, Japan.

Air Force Charles W. (Bill) Beattie, Jr
By Susan Barrett, Parker, Kansas
On December 7th, 2001, Pearl Harbor Day, my father lost his battle with cancer. My father served in Nak Hon Phanom during the Vietnam War in 1966-1967 and the USAF from 1960-1968. He missed my first year of life but made it up to me in the following years until he passed away. We are so very proud of the sacrifices he made for us and his country. He is our Hero. We want to also Thank all the Vetrans who served.

MarineRobert Beaumont
By Joe Beaumont
My father served in the Marines as a Corporal during WWII. He was stationed in Hawaii and worked on aircraft. He lived until 1993 raising 5 children on a working mans wage. The pride and simplicity of his life are a tribute to the Corps.

ArmySgt William J. Becker Sr.
By Gary M. Becker, Billings MT
He served his country proudly and was awarded the purple heart in Okinawa. You were a Special Man POPS.

ArmyWilliam Beckham
By James Beckham, West Hills, California
Beloved Father and Grandfather. Fought with the famous "Blood Thirsty Fifth Division" in WW II. Passed away at home in 2001 but his stories will live on forever as will his memory. Not a day passes that I dont miss talking to you. We miss you dad, I love you.

NavyGeorge W. Beckley BMC
By David Beckley, Cranston, RI USA
Thank you Dad

MarineLcpl Kenneth Bryant Beckman
By HM3 Larry Andrews, Tacoma, WA USA
I helped to carry you after you were killed that day. You saved a lot of lives that day. My partner Bill and I still talk about you. We know you are in a good place now. We will see you someday. Semper Fi Brother.

Navy Fred Harvey Bedigrew
By Sondra Suzette "Sammie Sue" Andersen, Glendale, Arizona
Daddy, although our time together was short, I want to thank you for giving me life. And btw, Steve fixed the screen door! Thanks for the ADC! Your little girl, Sondra Suzette

Marine Jasper A. Beede
By Alandra Beede, Pocahontas, Ar.
If tears could build a stairway, And memories were a lane. I would walk right up to heaven, To bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say good-bye. You were gone before I knew it, And only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness, And secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you No one will ever know. You and angels around Gods happy throne. I would have held you closer if I had known.

Marine2ndLt Darren Bell
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.

Army CPL. Roger Dale Bell 09/17/43-09/04/68 (P-45W / L-35)
By Floyd Ballard, USN Disabled, Clover, SC
Roger, not a day goes by that I do not think about you and the good times we had. Even though you thought you were alone in Nam when you gave your life for your country, you really were not alone. Because we gave our hearts to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ that night in that little Church, He has never left us nor forsaken us. You know that by now. My heart has always been with you as my Best-Bud. Thanks for your sacrifice, See you soon. Floyd.

ArmyWilliam R. Bell
By His grandaughter
A very special man, my grandfather, although he passed away six years ago several years after the war was over, his memory is still with me. He faught in Vietnam.

ArmyRoland Robert Bellamy
By Mark W. Pratt, Mobile, AL USA
Would like info on our fallen soldier

ArmyIrvin A. Bellmore PFC 879 ABN Engineering Div.
By Fred Bellmore, Lake Worth, FL USA
World War II, May 30, 1919 - April 24, 1966 Although I was only 8 years old when he passed away, he will always be loved and never forgoten. I will always remenber the pony ride and the ice cream. I thank god you survived the war so that I had the honor of being your son. I look forward to the day we meet again in our Father God's Heavenly Kingdom.

ArmyRosendo F. Beloz
By Ruby Alexandra Beloz, Reseda, CA USA
My father died October 12th 1994, He is survived by his Wife, 5 Children and Grandchildren

Army Philip Jessie Beman
By Larry L. Stanley,Adrian Twp., MI.
age 80,of Newark,NJ.,died Oct.16,1999.Mr.Beman was born to Philip H. and Elsie (Martin) Beman on July 14,1919,in Elmira.The Army flag flew in honor of his service to this country during World War II.Buried East Newark Cemetery.One of the greatest generation.

ArmyRobert P. Benedix Sr.
By Sharon Noyes, Dixfield, ME USA
My father was born 05/12/27. He entered the Army when he was able and served in the Korean War. He was always very proud to have served his country. He married and had 4 children. He died Oct. 21, 1998 of cancer. We miss him and were very proud of all he accomplished.

Marine Robert P. Benedix Jr. "Ben"
By Sharon (Benedix) Noyes, Dixfield, ME
Ben Benedix graduated high school from Rumford,Me and went into the United States Marine Corp and served for 4 years. He was very proud to have served his country. He is survived by his mom Patricia Benedix, 1 brother and 2 sisters and 4 children. He died of cancer on Oct. 7th, 2002. We miss you very much Ben.

ArmyFrank Benfiglio
By Frank P. Ficarotto, Franklin, LA USA
Frank Benfiglio was my dear Uncle and Godfather. He was killed in action during WWII. Uncle Frank made the supreme sacrifice for his country may God this good mans soul for ever and ever. He has been my hero all of my life and I served my country as he did before me. I enlisted in the US Navy after high school at age 17. Frank P. Ficarotto

MarineJames R. Benigar (Bud)
By Rusty Benigar, Santa Fe, TX USA
My father enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1956. He served 3 years in this beloved Corps. He got his final orders on 27 March 80 and went home to be with the Lord. Never seeing his son enlist in the Marine Corps.

Semper Fi
James R. Beniar
Cpl USMC 02 Feb 87 - 12 April 91

ArmyAlex Benishake
By Don Brunelle, Brunswick, Ga.
World War 2 Vet who spent 3+ years in several Jap prison camps including Cabannatauan. He died approx 6 years ago and right up to his death suffered from the many diseases he acquired while in these institutions where starvation, cruelty and pain were the norm. This man was 95% responsible for my success in life, the father I wish I had. God bless him and all the brave soldiers like him for making this country free for us all.

Navy James Bennett
By Theron Mac Randall, Las Vegas, NV
To this man that I have had the privilege to know, and from him to learn and to grow. I would like for you all to know his heart was not cold, but instead held warmth and a beat quite bold. Some would see him and see a man strange and old. I wish you could have only had the chance to observe all of the stories, which he has told. Stories I have heard, and blessed is the knowledge close to my heart I hold. This life as we know it shall be forever as a memory known. The memories of him will never be, by me, tossed away or thrown. Moving on to following in the Lords Grace, as he did in such unwilling haste. He had seen it by his own self, and experienced what we all must face. Death, the unknown, the inevitable sour, and bitterness we all must taste. A new beginning and with it a new birth of what we were before this earth within his place.

ArmyWallace Calvin Bennett
By Tim Bennett
U.S. Army 289th Combat Engineer Battalion, World War 2. 1924- 1989. My dad taught me a lot about what it means to be a man of your word and to be above reproach. I think about him everyday and try to live my life in a way that he would be proud of.

Army William H. Bennett
By Doug & Carol Bennett, Granville Summit, PA
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us.. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared & the love they brought into our lives..

Uncle Bill, We will always remember you, as we loved you very dearly..We are so very thankful to have been a part of your family.. We will miss you & Your memory will live in our hearts forever..
Love, Doug & Carol

ArmyWilliam H. Beranek
By Carolyn Beranek (wife), LaGrange, Illinois
He made it through Viet Nam but he couldn't fight the big "C," but let me tell you he died with dignity.

NavyBMCM Francis G Berger
By Daniel Berger, Charleston, South Carolina
Born 3/26/29-Tacoma Washington- Died 4/17/70 Served on USS Hornet WWII-Korea-Veitnam... I never had the chance to talk man to man for I was just a 10 yr.old child when you left this world.The memories are faint but you were a true patriot untill the bitter end.Your last act of honor for this great country ended your life,not on the battle field but while raising a flag pole in your own front yard as it came in contact with a high voltage wire.You are sadly missed by all family and friends, your son Daniel Berger--Charleston South Carolina

NavyS1C Albert Berkanski
By Mark P. McAndrew, Atlas, PA USA
He Serves Aboard the Battleship USS Arizona, Stationed at Pearl Harbor, He Died December 7, 1941 and has been on station since that early Sunday morning. The Day of His Death will surely be remembered well into the next century, and only time will tell how long after!

Air ForceScott R. Bernacchi
By Robert Bernacchi, Concord, CA USA
On October 9, 1981 my loving brother served his last Day in the Air Force on the Island of Guam. He was lost at sea and never found. He was my best friend and a beloved family member. His cheery smile and rugged good looks will allways be with us. He is survived by his mother Phylis, brothers Bob and Mike, sister Vickie and 3 beautiful nieces Angela,Toni, and Katie Sue. We all love you and miss you very much.

Your big brother,

Army Thomas Bernard
By Cathy Shortt O'Brien, Rogersville, Tennessee
Tommy Bernard was a friend of mine in high school, a kind and gentle boy who asked me out every single day. I wish I had said "yes" at least once. He was killed in combat in Vietnam. Like so many others, Tommy Bernard died too young and he is missed even today.

Air ForceArmySenior Master Sergeant (Ret) Michael Berritto, Jr.
By Patricia Ann Flanery, Santa Clara, CA USA
Veteran of WW II - Omaha Beach, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) and retired from the Air Force. Died 6/15/99 in Santa Clara, California. Your daughter Patricia Flanery, son Michael Berritto, III, and grandson Michael Berritto, IV miss you very much. I know Michele is with you and mom now.

ArmyPeter Berte
By Tony Adamski, Ludlow, Mass.

Navy Michael Bertram
By Wes Leggett, Newark, Ohio
Mike honorably served this nation, in the US Navy, during the Vietnam War. Following his tour of active duty, Mike had one son (Brian) and a wife, who he absolutely idolized.

Mike was a tremendous artist, musician, mechanic, fisherman, hunter, husband, son, father and friend.

Mike possessed more talents and love in his little finger, than most people do in there entire bodies. Mike is unquestionably the best friend I ever had. Mike personally touched everybody who ever knew him. And while he will always be missed physically, those of us who had the honor of knowing him personally, are touched by him, in so many wonderful ways, each and every day of our lives. Mike also had a deep love and respect for his entire family (father, mother, sister and two brothers).

Mike, I love you like a brother, and I am anxiously waiting the day when we will be together again. I miss you my friend, but only in a physical since, because there is not a day that goes by, that I do not think of you and often feel your presence around me. My youngest son is also named in memory and honor of you and your dad. Until we meet again in the future, I remain Semper Fidelis.

ArmyEdward Wayne Bethers
By Elaine Bartett, Phoenix, Az
Wayne was my brother thou I never got to meet him I did get to see his name on the wall that came here last year my brother and I took our Dad to see it. It was such a heart-braking moment when he saw his sons name there on the wall you see he never got to tell his son good-bye until that day.

MarineWilliam F. Beverly
By James S. Beverly, TSgt, USAF, Las Vegas, NV USA
You saw how bad a war can be on the islands of the South Pacific. Guam, Guadacanal, Bouganville, and all the other beautiful places you saw.destroyed. You suffered the deaths of many friends. We never truly understood what you experienced. We didn't fully believe many of your old war stories, until it was too late. When death finally came looking for you in your old age, infirmity took your happy memories, leaving only the terrors of your service. Through you, I have learned Honor and Duty. Thank you.

Air ForceGeorge Michael Bevich
By A friend who was there
George Michael Bevich, A2C, died at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam, 4 Dec 66. George was a K-9 handler on duty the night of the 4th. He and two other Air Policemen were killed when the base was overrun by a Viet Cong sapper squad. While I sat in a bunker, George and the two others died. I owe my life to these young men. After the battle a memorial was held in the base chapel. It was the only time I had a chance to thank them. This is my second chance. Rest in peace my friends.

Navy Albert Charles Bianchi
By Dee Tintori, Des Plaines, Illinois
My dad was in the navy in world war ll and was active all his life in the vfw. He was a past commander and served as honor guard for all the soldiers who died before him. He was the most patriotic man i know. He passed away in april of 2000. I miss him and love him. He taught me to love my country and support the men who fight for our rights. I love you dad!

Navy Albert Bianchi
By Victoria Tintori, Des Plaines, IL
My papa was the most dedicated Naval Officer. He served at Pearl Harbor and participated in many Navy events. He died on April 21, 2000 and will be missed by many. I loved him very much and pray he is watching over me each day. I pray for all the troops at war in hopes they come back safe.

Army Ray Bevins
By Larry Stanley,Adrian Twp.,MI.
age 73,died Thursday,May 4,1999,at Pikeville Methodist Hospital.He was born Dec.19,1925,a son of the late Bud and Nevada (Ward) Bevins.Ray was a retired coal miner,a World War II Navy veteran,a member of Disabled American Veterans,a member and deacon of the Greasy Creek Old Baptist Church,and deacon of Little Pond Old Regular Baptist Church and Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church.Buried Wilson Cemetery,Draffin.

POW/MIAWayne Bibbs
By Kathy Yeo, Franklin, NH USA
To Live in the hearts we leave behind...
Is not to die.

MarineWalter Joseph Bienkowski
By Brian, Commack, NY USA
He was my best friend and hero. A true Marine he gave it all. His spirit got me thru Khe Sanh during Tet. Looking for anyone who knew him. He was killed on Sept 28 1965 at Khanh Hoa near Chu Li thanks. rest in peace friend

ArmyPOW/MIAWilliam F. Biere
By B. D. Wilborn, Helendale, CA USA
William F. Biere, Third Ranger Battallion, United States Army recepient of three purple hearts, bill went through the campaignes with the third until that fateful day of jan. 29, 1944 when the first and third battallions met overwhelming opposition at Cisterna, Italy. One of the few survivors, he was taken prisoner and was held until the war was over. Spending the last 10 years of his life in the Loma Linda Calif. Veterans hospital, his gallant old heart stopped on Dec. 28, 1994. Thanks Uncle Bill. For your bravery, the sacrifices you made and for what you did for us, your family. Not a day goes by without thinking of you.

ArmyS/Sgt Samuel J. Bifano 1917-1994
By John Bifano, Cape Coral, FL USA
Dad served from 21 October 1942 until 5 December 1945 in the 83rd Infantry Division as a section chief in the 324th Field Artillery Battalion. Seriously wounded near Sainteny, Normandy by shrapnel on 9 July 1944, he rejoined the 83rd Division the last week of January 1945. His decorations and citations included The Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, EAME Theater Medal with three campaign stars, and the Distinguished Unit Citation.
I have established to honor our Dad and the other members of his division. Site address is: Memorial to Samuel Bifano

MarineCpl. Howard Billiman Jr.
By Bob Bell, Westminster, CA USA
My Father-in-law was one of the famed Navajo Code-Talkers of WWII. Served with Sig.Co. H.Q. 2nd MarDiv. 1943-46, passed away 01/01/01 Last original Navajo Code Instructors. Combat action: 5th wave /Red 2, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, Nagasaki, A true American Hero. now guarding Heavens gate! We miss you Che' "Ahehee shiche' hoolaagoo Diyin God bith keehatiin doo'!

National GuardFloyd Binam
By Kari Smith, Ozark, MO USA
Floyd Binam passed away at the age of 71 of cancer. He loved America and protected his family's right to freedom.

NavyDaniel Patrick Birch (HM3, USN)
By Dan McCarthy, SMSgt, USAF, Ret, Albuquerque, NM USA
Daniel, my brother...(Elton John), we would have been on the same helicopter and landed in the same paddy, but we tangled and boarded different aircraft. My second to last memory of you was eating a can of peaches just out of motar range in that Hot last was seeing your body and knowing I may have been the corpsman who hastily treated you and didn't know it. Rest in peace, brother; you are loved, missed, and remembered every day.

Army Howard Judson Birdsong
By Robert Birdsong, LaGrange, GA
My dad served in the Army Medical Unit in WW1 in France and passed away in 1949

Marine Louis Birdsong
By Robert Birdsong, LaGrange, GA
My Uncle Louie served in the Marine Corp in WW1 and had a chance meeting with his brother my Dad in France.

NavyArthur Jay Bishop
By Lynda L. Bishop, Albuquerquue, NM
Arthur servied during WW II and the Koren War, he passed away February 4, 2001. He survived the wars but not the hospital. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years and his children and their children.

Army Clinton G. Bishop First Special Service Force
By Mike Bishop, Helena, Montana
Clint volunteered for the First Special Service Force, a joint U.S. and Canadian unit, training at Fort Harrison in Helena. The unit became renowned for their heroic achievements in World War II. U.S. and Canadian Special Forces trace their lineage back to the First Special Service Force. The stories of the Force have been recounted in many books and were the basis for the movie THE DEVIL'S BRIGADE, a name the Germans gave the unit. After duty in the Aleutian Islands, the Force was sent to Italy. Clint was critically wounded at Mt. Majo in Jan. 1944. His decorations include the Bronze Star; Purple Heart; Combat Infantry Badge; American, Pacific and European Theatre Medals. Clint passed away June 19, 2008 at the age of 91.

NavyBarbara Ann Bittner
By Bobbie J. McKinney, USA
Killed in a SH-3 helicopter while serving in Puerto Rico in 1980. Barbara had only arrived in Puerto Rico less than one month before she died. He was also killed in a tragic accident just the year before Barbara. I'll never forget Barbara and the 7 other souls who perished in that horrible accident.

Navy Barbara Ann Bittner
By Marie Travis, Houston, TX
I am looking for information on a helicopter crash that took place off the coast of St. Croix on or about June 15 1980. I noted a memorial to a Barbara Ann Bittner, posted by Bobbie J. McKinney and know that she was one of the victims of that sad event. May they rest in God's eternal peace. I would appreciate if Bobbie or anyone recalling the accident would contact me at

ArmyRussell Bishofberger
By His Granddaughter
I love you Grandpa... We all miss you very much....

Air ForceBilly E. Black Stfsgt U.S. Air Force Korea 1950-1954
By Danny Little, Silver Creek, GA USA
Bill you are my friend and co-worker and a hero you hold a near and dear place in my heart your friend Danny

Navy Oris 'Buddy' Blair
By Robert Hawn Sr., Bluffton, SC
In memory of Buddy. Buddy served with the Navy during the Vietnam war. Buddy went to join his crew-mates and parents on Dec. 21, 2007.

Air ForceTSgt William A Blakeman (+1945-1987)
By Maria Pfremmer, Berlin, Germany
He served 20+ years during both peacetime and war. Although he showed no physical scars from his experience in Vietnam, the ghosts of war were always present. God bless and protect him, and all those who served then and now.

NavyThomas Abraham Bland
By Tammy Robinson, Hamilton, OH USA
In memory of a man who fought in the war and continued his fight long after.

MarinesSgt Frank Hufford Blank USMC
By CWO Ed Nicholls US Army Ret., Kendalia, TX USA
Frank was the best Squad Leader I ever met. He was 24. He died 0n 18 Aug. 1965, Opn Starlite. Fell dead in my arms. I never made friends after that while in combat. Frank is interred at Rosecrans Nat. Cemetery, San Diego. Frank was my first observed death, my Squad Leader, in the First Big Battle, The Battle of Chu Lai. God bless them all, may they rest in peace.

NavyHarold D. Blank
By Susan McAfee, Delray Beach, FL USA
On Feb 2, 2000 my grandfather lost his battle with cancer. Through out his retirement years he became active in many veteran organizations and was passionate about the homeless and disabled veterans raising money and awareness of these issues. He is missed by all he met. Our family is honored to say that he was a husband, father, pop-pop and great pop-pop.

POW/MIAAir Force Clarence Finley Blanton
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
Col El Reno, OK 03-11-65

ArmyElmer A. Blessen
By Corinne Davis, Saginaw, TX USA
My father was proud to fight for his Country, and he raised all 3 of his daughters to be proud Americans. I am very proud of my father. He was wounded 3 times, received a purple heart, sharp shooter and other medals. He is no longer here with us, but I know he would be honored to have his name listed with fellow Americans. God bless them all, because of them we live free!

ArmyErnest Blevens
By William Puhl, Taylor, MI
My uncle fought in Korea, he was a brave man and will always be remembered by my.. now all of you! Thank You!

Navy EN2 (DV) Tom (Denny) Den Bleyker
By Jim
Tom was a Navy Diver on the Submarine Tender: USS Proteus. He lived life and death on his own terms (Smoking is such a horrible death)! He was a devoted Father and Grandfather. The world is a duller place without him.

Army Reynard O. Blomquist 180th Infantry, 45th Division
By Shane E. Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Post Commander, MN USA
Reynard O. Blomquist of Lake Bronson, MN, served with the 180th Infantry, 45th Division. KIA July 1943, and is buried at Plot I Row 12, Grave 37, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy and awarded the Purple Heart. Reynard is honored during "Call the Roll" at the Halma-Lake Bronson American Legion Post #315 Memorial Day service. "Let us dedicate ourselves to the task of carrying on that those whom we honor shall not have died in vain."

Air ForceEdgar Ford Blood
By Sherry Dupre, Alvord, TX USA
My Dad joined the Air Force in January, 1955 and served until January, 1963. He went to France, Germany and Italy during the war. He was an aircraft hydraulic repairman. He died in 1998 in the VA Hospital suffering from cancer in Houston, Texas. He was a good man and I miss him very much. Love, Sherry

Air ForceArmyOrville Leadeor Blood, Jr.
By Sherry Dupre, Alvord, TX USA
He served in the Army Air Corps first beginning in 1943 through 1949. During his time they became the Air Force. He also served in the Western Pacific Theater in Japan. He was wounded very badly in Guam and was transferred to Walter Reed where he was discharged in 1949. He had severe hearing loss as one of his ongoing injuries. I was so very proud of him and miss him a lot. He died of a heart attack in Orange, Texas in 1971.

Navy Dan Bloodsworth
By Wes Leggett, Newark, Ohio
Dan spent four exceptional years of active naval service. One year in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. Following his tour of active duty, he dedicated his life to his son and the veterans who served this great nation. And as his son told me, "My dad was the greatest man I have ever known and the greatest friend I will ever have". Dan absolutely adored his son, his daughter-in-law and his grandchildren. Dan spent 30 (+) years of his life serving veterans. He was truly a man with forward vision. Serving veterans was not just his occupation, it was a way of life for Dan. He was always the guy who made things happen, behind the scenes. Never looking for attention, recognition or rewards for his efforts. Dan will always be missed physically, by his friends, his family and the veterans of Ohio. But, we all are much better people, as a result of our relationships with Dan, and what he contributed to each of us. He still touches our lives every single day. I love you like a brother, my friend, and I miss you. I remain - Semper Fidelis
Have a great day!

ArmySgt. William W. (Bill) Blue
By Rainie
He was with the 101st Airborn Division when the jumped over Bastogne. He was 28 years old when he joined the army on March 14, 1942. He was awarded two purple heart and numerous other medals. My father was was a proud American who was honored to serve his country. Thank you daddy and all the other servicemen and women who served then and now for keeping us a free nation.

POW/MIAAir ForceMaj. Jon Bodahl
By Joseph H. Nemecek, San Diego, CA USA
Jon and I were "runnin' mates" in high school in Nampa, Idaho and often talked about the future. I was going USN, and did, and he was going to the first class at the then-new AF Academy, and did and graduated with honors. Hw was a Thud pilot that went out and never came back, one more friend lost. We miss you Jon!

ArmySp-4 Allen T. Boehm KIA 4/24/71
By William "Bill" Kimbrell, Walhalla, SC USA
In Honor of All My Fallen Brothers. Thank you for your ultimate "Jungle Cut."

Brothers Forever,

ArmyW.O. William E. Boehm
By Bob Boehm, Troy, IL USA
Bill was a helicopter pilot for the 101st Airborne. He was shot down on February 5th, 1969. He was 20 years old. We love him and miss him.

MarineCapt. Jerrell H. Boggan
By Andra Boggan, Richlands, NC USA
Jerrell was a very loving husband. The last time I saw him, he kissed me and told me he loved me. I told him to be careful and he replied, "Careful is my middle name." Three days later I was notified that his aircraft had gone down and he was gone. I miss you Sweetness.

Blessed are the Peacekeepers... Now one of God's Marines!

ArmyRobert Wilson Boil U.S. Air Service
By Thomas Say, Manteca, CA
Grandpa, I never really got to know you but I found your photo one day, and took it from Mom with out her knowing. It was your WWI photo, I had it inlarged and a custom frame made for it. When I sent it home to Mom my sister that never knew you told me that she cried for over an hour. they were not tears of sadness but of Joy because she did not know I was doing such a good thing. You'll be glad to know all my brothers and I went into the service. God be with you. You Grandson

NavyAlonzo Bolick
By Thomas Bolick, Greenville, SC USA
Lost at sea when the U.S.S. Plymouth (PG-57) was sunk by a German U-boat 50 miles off the coast of North Carolina in August, 1943. He was my uncle I never knew. May he rest in Peace.

POW/MIAAir Force Wayne Louis Bolte
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
Maj Claremore, OK 04-02-72

Army Roy Henry Bolyard
By Bradley A. Bolyard, Martinsburg, WV
I am sending this to honor my Grandfather. He was inducted as a truck driver in the U.S. Army on January 28, 1945 and served until January 22, 1946. He served in the rifle squad as part of the 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Division in the APT, Philippines. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. Pvt. Bolyard was a devoted husband and father of three when he left the family farm to serve our country in the South Pacific in WWII. He died in Gladesville, WV on June 6, 1977. His service to our country and love for his family will never be forgotten.

ArmyRoy Henry Bolyard
By Bill Bolyard, Reedsville, WV USA

ArmySp-5 Francis A. Bond KIA 6/19/70
By William "Bill" Kimbrell, Walhalla, SC USA
In Honor of All My Fallen Brothers. Thank you for your ultimate "Jungle Cut."

Brothers Forever,

ArmyO'Niel Bonin
By Jim Brodie, Bend, OR USA
We were stationed in Germany and worked in the same hanger from 1958/1962. We went to Viet Nam with the 15th Med Evac 1965/1966. O'Niel passed away May 1999 due to exposure to Agent Orange. O'Niel was a good father and soldier. Do not wait too long to check on a friend.

Air ForceM/Sgt. Irvin Edward Booher
By Dorsi, USA
April 22,1929-May 22,1998.
Ed spent 21 years,9 mo.28 days proudly serving in the USAF. He served 4 tours in Japan,1 tour in Morroco and 1 in Germany.

He is sadly missed by his wife of 47 years and three children and 11 grandchildren.

POW/MIAArmy Charles Franklin Bookout
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
E7 Oklahoma City, OK 07-04-70

Marine Anthony John Borawski
By Alaine M. Watson, Aspers, Pennsylvania
My dad was a drill Sergeant in the Marine Corp. He served his country proud. I am honored to be his daughter. He was tough but loved his family deeply. He was a man to be proud of. My dad is loved and missed. My heart aches for my those who lost their lived serving their country and who suffered after serving their country. God Bless all who served and are still serving.

Air ForceRaymond L. Borders
By Cindy Olmstead, Spokane, WA USA
To my father who served his country for 10 years. You will never be forgotten, and you will always be deeply missed. You have showed me how to never quit. I LOVE YOU DAD..

Army Capt. Anton W. Boroski
By Shane Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Commander Halma, MN USA
Anton was born May 6, 1930. KIA, June 26, 1969 in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam after serving his country 20 years. Is permanently entered on panel 21W, Line 016 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Anton is honored during "Call the Roll" at the Halma-Lake Bronson American Legion Post #315 Memorial Day service. "Let us dedicate ourselves to the task of carrying on that those whom we honor shall not have died in vain."

Air Force Staff Sargent Jamie W. Bothwell
By Teresa Bothwell
Served in the United States Air Force and he was wounded while he was stationed in Vietnam, but he survived his injures and went on to have a family that he could be proud of.

My Father was a proud man he very rarely talked about his ordeal there, but he would only tell me stories of the fun times that he and his buddies had while they were stationed there. Just like any other vet. he had all the dreams that the other vets had and some of them were very rough, but with the love and support of his family he made it through those rough times.

ArmyJohn Bouleau
By John Bedard, Fitchburg, MA USA
John Bouleau was a gunner in World War II. He was a good Uncle and I"ll remember every influencial memory of him. Uncle Johnny passed away in 1992 of a heart attack. I"ll miss you and you will always be kept in my heart.

Marine Gregory Lee Bouwkamp
By Patricia Luke
1962-1982. Maplewood Cemetery. Lamont, Michigan. These men are to be very proud of, and may be gone but not forgotten.

ArmySpec. Charles Bowman
By Shawn, Pasco, WA USA
Charles will be missed by all. Thank you for defending us. We love you.

ArmyBradon Boyd
By Clay Turner
This is for my great uncle bradon tho you been gone since Nov 1943 you are always rememberd in my heart an mine tho you died in action 20 years before I was born I feel I know you an love you 1 day I will make it to France to see you love your great nephew Clay

ArmyEugene Russell Boyd Army WWII 2nd Armored Division "Hell On Wheels"
By Kimberly D. Brown, Terrell, TX USA
My father served proudly during WWII, and was loving husband, Daddy, Pa Pa and friend. He lived a full and happy life, and there is a song called "Angels Among Us" Daddy defently was. He now serves his Lord in heaven.

ArmyJack W. Boyd
By Kay Boyd, Seattle, WA
WW2 Glider pilot. Courageous and silent.

NavyLouis M. Boyd
By Michael S. Abbott
Mr. Boyd was a veteran of the Pacific Island Hopping Campaigns, Who fought on Saipan, Tarawa, and Iwo Gima. He returned home to give over 50 years of service to the U.S. Civil Service at NAS Pensacola.

ArmyMSG Edward Bradley (R) U.S. Army Signal Corps
By Lester O. Foltz Jr CW3 (R) USA, Redmond, WA USA
A real American, A dedicated Soldier and Friend who served his Country until he went to be with His Lord on September 7, l999

MarineRichard Walter Bradley
By Yvonne Bradley Rodrequiez, Brooklyn, NY USA
I am the daughter of Richard Bradley, I have never met my Dad, he and Mom split up after I was born. I believe my Dad has retired from the Marines. He lives in California I am toldRK# 15236688 is his number. I want to met my Dad and talk with him.. If anyone knows of his whereabouts.. Please contact at:

ArmyCJ Bradshaw (Charles)
By Patricia Ann Bradshaw Williams, Plant City, Florida
This is my daddy's older brother that I never had the privilege of getting to know. I do know that he fought in the Battle of Normandy. So for all you fought for Uncle CJ, I salute you so that I may raise my children in a world of peace and understanding. I know I will see you again. So till then tell daddy Hi. I love you

Army John Wayne Brand (5/9/1941-9/4/1996)
By Kendra Jean Brand, Daytona Beach, FL
Daddy, me and Josh love and miss you very much. Just recently I have found out all that you did in Vietnam, from being in Operation Pheonix to losing many of you buddies whom where standing right next to you. You are still very dear to me.

ArmyJohn Wayne Brand
By Joshua Wayne Brand, Daytona Beach, FL USA
Will Not Forget You Dad and people in the armed forces who fight for are country..

MarineJames M. Brandenburg
By Larry Puckett, Hamilton, OH USA
Mike and I were best friends. Grew up together. Joined Marine Corps on buddy plan in 1967. On his 2nd tour of Vietnam in 1969, he was wounded and paralized from waist down. He was awared the Silver Star for his bravery under fire. On Jan 30 1978, he died in Veterans hospital in Cinti Ohio. Thank God he was a born again Christian!

POW/MIAArmy Thomas D.Brannon
By Jack Brannon, Glenville, WV
He was captured during the Korean war while a member of the 25th. Infantry Division. He spent almost 29 month's in a P.O.W. camp in China. He died at the very young age of 52, due in part to the atrocities suffered while in captivity.

Army Pvt. W. W. Brannon
By Jack Brannon, Glenville, WV
Pvt. W. W. Brannon who was killed in action on Jan. 14, 1944, in the Monte Majo-Cassino area of Italy, while a member of the First Special Service Force, U.S Army.

ArmyAlbert Walter Bratz
By George & Robert Bratz, Dayton, Ohio, USA
In loving memory of our father, Albert Bratz. He was proud to have been a soldier, husband, father, and an American. He died February 13, 2001 at the young age of 69. While he wasn't a hero in the eyes of the country, to us there are none more heroic. Thanks for everything Dad.

ArmyEverett William Brauburger
By Cherry Adkins, Castle Hayne, NC USA
In loving memory of my brother, Everett (Billy) Brauburger CPL-E3-Army, 20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male, Born Jan 22, 1949. His tour of duty began on Jan 11, 1969, casualty was on July 24, 1969 in QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Billy and all the Vets that served this country for our freedom. I will never forget you. God Bless you all and your families.
Respectively submitted,
Cherry Adkins

ArmySteve Brazitsky
By Jack Richards, Dallas, TX USA
Dedicated to my uncle. WW II veteran. Served with the 989th Engr TB Co 5th AD. EAME Thr Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars,Victory Medal, Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. Let The Memory Live.

Air ForceH.O. "Bert" Brennan
By John L. Brennan, Cape Fair, MO USA
Bert was liked by all who new him. He went down in North Vietnam flying an F4 and was listed as missing in action for several years while his widdow and children waited and wondered. We miss you Bert, more than words can tell.

Air ForceSgt. Dennis Eugene Bressler Born: Sept. 14, 1956 - Died: April 7, 2000
By Anne Lohr, Charlottesville, VA USA
"There is a light at the end of the tunnel... and now you are MY light." Your dedication, loyalty, and love will never be forgotten. We will be together again sharing happiness, joy, and laughter... and it will be for an eternity.

POW/MIALt. Col. John B. Brettell
By Allan Brettell, Wildwood, MO USA
He was my father. Perished on one of the Japanese prison "Hell Ships" transporting American POWs to Japan from the Philippines in WWII.

Air ForceMajor John E. Brettell
By Allan Brettell, Wildwood, MO USA
John was our beloved son who died of a malignant brain tumor while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. He is greatly missed by his family, parents and friends.

MarineLcpl Edward Joseph Brewer The 1/7 in Quang Nam Province
By Robert F. Howland Jr., West Grove, PA
Gave his life on Feb. 6, 1968. He was loved by one and all and is still missed by everyone who knew him. He was my childhood friend and very close.

ArmySp4 James D. Brewer
By Charlie Brewer, Pomeroy OH USA
In Honor of Sp4 James D. Brewer who gave the surpreme sacrafice on march 21st 1967, in the Battle of Soui Tre. Serving with 3rd 22nd. Inf. 4th Inf. Div. They soundly defeated the 272nd Nva that day. Thank you jim for my freedom, you`re sadly missed by your family that you left behind.

Army Tommy Ray Briggs, S/Sgt.
By Gerald L. Briggs, Denton, Texas
S/Sgt. Briggs was Killed In Action in 1945 in Holland while serving as a member of the 289th Infantry of the 75th Infantry Division.

ArmyJoseph A Brinson
By Ethel Brinson-Hodges, Flornece, MS
Served in the US Army as a Tech Sergent in World War II, drafted in 1941, he left behind a disabled father, mother and 2 bothers and 2 sisters, but his love for family brought him home safe.

My father lived to raise 5 children and see 8 of his grandchildren, he passed away in 1994, just a short time before his first greatgrandchild was born. However, we know he's still looking down on all of us. Daddy we miss you so much and are comforted though knowing through your love of Christ we'll see you again

Love, Your Baby Daughter
Ethel Brinson-Hodges

Air ForceLt. Col. John H. Brotbeck, Jr. USAF(ret) 5/2/1915 to 10/20/1986
By Richard Brotbeck, veteran of the US Navy Submarine Fleet from 1976 to 1984.
B-17 Command Pilot, 31 combat missions
8th Air Force
96th Bomb Group
Silver Star, DFC with cluster, Purple Heart with 2 clusters
Arlington National Cemetery

NavyCurtis Alfonso Brown
By Nicole L. Carter, Saugus, MA USA
My grandfather, Curtis A. Brown served aboard many vessels from Oct. 2, 1930 until he retired from the Navy as Lieutentant (Junior Grade) on Sept. 2, 1960. He passed away on June 10, 1995. He is greatly missed by all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren

NavyBill Brown
By Ralph Dettwiler, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Bill was a good friend. When asked for help he never asked why, he just helped. I loved him as a brother and miss him very much.

Merchant MarinesBobby Brown
By Flo Maureen Sielaff
Bobby Brown died March 26, 2000 at his home in Moline, Illinois. He was a merchant marine stationed on tankers, freighters and troop ships during World War II.

POW/MIACharles Roland Brown
By Lynn Brown, Kissimmee, FL USA
My father, Charles Roland Brown, 03-11-22, died February 13, 1997, joined the RCAF, transferred to the RAF and when America joined the war, transferred to the United States in WWII. He was a fighter pilot, who was shot down and spent 2 1/2 years in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. Daddy participated in the "great escape" as a forger, engraver, and dug in the tunnels. He kept a log book of his time as a POW, which I now have, and hold dear to my heart. Daddy received many medals. He was the bravest man I have ever known and my HERO!!

ArmyDale Brown
By Aundra Miller, Naples, FL

Air ForceCaptain Donald Alan Brown
By Sean Raines

ArmySSG Earl F. Brown
By Melanie Brown, Weston, WV USA
Voices from the Past

The voice on the tape is a young man.
Just a young man who
misses his wife, his little girl;
A young man with hopes and dreams for the future
he will never see;
A young man far from home
trying to transport himself there
by the sound of his voice.

The voice on the tape is a young man.
A young man home on leave
teasing his little girl
and laughing with his wife.
A family, untouched for the time,
by the war so far away.

The voice on the tape is a little girl
talking to her mommy.
Just a little girl and her mommy.

I miss you every day, Daddy ... and I always wonder what might have been.
I love you,
Please meet my dad at:

Air Force Gary Thomas Brown
By Linda Sheridan, Arcadia, Ca
My brother, died in 1995, a great guy

ArmyMarvin Harrison Brown
By Julie Martin, Commerce, GA USA
To my Grandfather, who, along with many others, gave his life so that we could have the freedom he fought for. I never knew you, you were gone long before I was born, but somehow I feel close to you and would like for others to know the sacrifice you made. Your picture hangs on my wall to remind me of your courage. We will never forget you.

ArmyRobert P. Brown
By James Currier, Austin, TX USA
To my grandfather "Grampa Brown" who died from diabetes complications. I never knew he was a WWII veteran until I went to his grave-site. May he rest in peace and know that his humor lives on.

Navy Walter John Brown
By Linda Sheridan, Arcadia, Ca
My grandfather, a submariner, died 12/1943 of heart problems

ArmyRalph Irvan Bryan
By Keith Thomas, Muncy PA USA
Was a great father and grandfather. Flew in a B-29 in World War 2 and now flies with angels wings. Missed by all.

ArmyArthur R. Bryant My brothers - my heroes
By Mrs Ruby L. Potts, Temple Hills, MD USA
killed in invasion of Sicily 7-10-43

ArmyJames P. Bryant My brothers - my heroes
By Mrs Ruby L. Potts, Temple Hills, MD USA
killed by Japanese sniper on Luzon 4-7-45

ArmyRobert M. Bryant My brothers - my heroes
By Mrs Ruby L. Potts, Temple Hills, MD USA
ex-army vet served in Phillipines died of cancer 9/99

NavyJoseph J. Bucci 3rd class Gunner's Mate
By Carol Ehrgott (Bucci), Centerville, OH USA
Daddy, you are greatly missed. Lauren misses you too. May our Lord hold you in His arms and always give you the peace you deserve. You were the best father a daughter could ever have. I Love You.

MarinesColonel Talman C. "Tim" Budd I
By Boyd Fallwell, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Colonel Talman C. "Tim" Budd, II USMC (Ret)

Born: Rochester, NY August 6, 1929
Died: November 10, 1995
B.A. Middlebury College - Class of 52

Commissioned: 2nd Lt. USMC 1952

Once a Marine, always a Marine.

November 6, 1995 Dad was told he only had a few more days to live. He got busy calling all his Marine buddies to say goodbye. Bob O’Brien, Riley Love, Bob White, Lou Schott, Al Gray, Ray Geoffroy, thank you for being there for us. Around 11pm on November 9th, we were sitting on the bed with Dad. He was down to his last few hours. As we shared our last few moments, we held his hand and told him how much we loved him. He kept asking, "is it midnight yet ?, is it midnight yet ?" He waited until 2:32am and then he left us. November 10, 1995. The 220th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
Semper Fi !
Memorial Page at

NavyMathew S Buffa
By Cheryl Buffa, Reynoldsburg, OH USA
Mathew served in the Gulf War and came back very sick . He was loved so much and we miss him more each day. He was 31 yrs old and he served in the Navy Seabees for over 5 yrs. He was so proud of them. He was a brave, loving son who did not deserve to die so young. Your Father and I (Mom) will love you till the end of time. Mathew died 4-9-99

MarineDavid C. Bugman
By Barbara Zauner-Reinhardt, Wheatfield, NY USA
Served in Viet Nam with the US Marines as a gunner on a helicopter. His helicopter was shot down over enemy territory April 28, 1970. When the US was able they returned the Marines back home to their families. I will never forget the casket drapped in the American Flag and the US Marine who stood guard at the wake.

I have been to the Viet Nam Memorial in Wash., DC and have an etching of your name. You are always in our hearts and prayers for what you were to us and what you gave to your country. Love, your 'little cousin Barbara'.

MarinePFC Dan Bullock USMC
By F. Delano McArthur Jr
Dear Dan,

Nobody seems to know or seem to care, that you were the youngest American serviceman to be killed in action in Vietnam. But don't you worry, because I'm not going to rest until the whole world knows. I've petitioned the President, Congress and the Commandant of the Marine Corps to award you the Medal of Honor. I've petitioned the Citizen Stamp Advisory Committee, to award you a commemorative stamp. One day real soon, I'm going to start a memorial fund to build a statue of you, and have it erected in the same spot that our recruiting station was on. Dan I've been trying to locate your sister, so that I could tell her that what I'm doing is for you and your family, but I'm not having much luck. Even 1-800-U.S.SEARCH can't find her. Hopefully, I'll find her soon. I'll see ya when I get my wings devildog!

PFC Dan Bullock USMC
12-21-53 to 06-07-69

ArmyStephen F. Bulsok Jr. 95th Infantry Division, WWII
By Daughter: Stephanie V. Bulsok, Wife: Anne M. Bulsok
My father served his country well during the second world war, though he rarely spoke of the horrors he endured. He was a good soldier when he had to be, and the best father I could ever hope for. I was his only child, born exactly a month after his 49th birthday. I always was and always will be daddy's girl. He was born August 27, 1923 and died January 2, 2000. My mother and I loved him dearly and will always miss him greatly. I left this note in his hand... Daddy did you know... I have a soft spot for a man in uniform? Daddy did you know... I remember every joke you ever told? Daddy did you know... that when I look in the mirror I see your eyes smiling back at me? Daddy did you know... that you mean the world to me? Daddy, toss me up in the air and show me the stars for I remember your shared knowledge and gifts of sweet advice. Daddy, I am safe with your strong arms around me. There are many names for the role you play. Father, Pop, Dad, Poppa, Da. But to me Daddy you will always be! To all the daddies out there who served your country to protect us...your children are more proud of you than you know! Thank you.

ArmyWilbur A. Burk
By Ed Burk, NY USA
My dad served in World War II. Just want to say, "Dad thanks for everything" Ed Burk, SP4 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam 68-69.

NavyLouis Joseph Burke
By Bill Burke, Iselin, NJ USA
My father was a radioman 2nd Class during WWI. When He died he left me with the pride I have in my country today. Sorry Dad I never got a chance to say thanks.
Your Loving Son

POW/MIADave C. Burks
By Jeremy C. Richardson, Houston, TX USA
My Grandpa will always hold a special place in my heart. He served in WWII and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. There was a reason he always made me finish all the food on my plate.

ArmyJoseph Burkes
By Sandi Daniels, Fairfax, VA USA
Joseph Burkes was born September 3, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Northern Senior High School, Detroit, MI, in June 1965. He enlisted in the Armed Services, where he served as a 57H20 in the Army. In one (1) year of service, he attained the rank of SP4/E4. He began a tour of duty on October 19, 1967.

On April 25, 1968, at the age of 20 Joseph Burkes perished in the Service of our country in South Vietnam, Thua Thien. A CH-47 Chinook belonging to Company C, 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, was sent out for a sling recovery of a downed UH-1 Huey. The Chinook was hit while hovering over the Huey, crashed, and burned. Cargo Specialist Joseph Burkes and four other men died as a result of the crash.

Joe was my 1st love, wonderful next door neighbor, and cherished friend to many. He now has a permanent address at the Vietnam Memorial, Panel# 52E Line# 3.., and within the hearts and minds of his family and friends in Detroit, MI. On behalf of the Daniels, Newton, Davis, Walker, Allen, Edwards, Cheney, Brown, Hall, Silvers, families, and ALL the many friends of the North End, East Euclid St... We will NEVER forget you! Rest in His Care, Peace

POW/MIAMarine Robert Wayne Burnes
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
1Lt Edmond, OK 01-05-70

POW/MIAAnthony Liliuokalani Burnett
By La Verne Haunani Lott, Pocatello, ID USA
Uncle Anthony, you never wanted to take a life. Yet you belived in freedom for all man kind. You lost your life in the Korean Conflict.

Here is my uncle a loving and caring man He never married nor had a child but those of us that knew him and shared his life and love will always remember that our FREEDOM was bought with the lives of many men in several wars. Thank you one and all may you all walk slowly till we can take your hand and join you on your walk.

Air ForcePOW/MIAMason Irwin Burnham
By Toni, USA

Name: Mason Irwin Burnham
Rank/Branch: O3/US Air Force
Date of Birth: 19 September 1943
Home City of Record: Portland OR
Date of Loss: 20 April 1972
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 152900N 1073100E (YC699138)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: AC130

Captain Mason I. Burnham was the pilot of an AC130 on a mission near the border of South Vietnam and Laos on April 20, 1973 when his plane was shot down by enemy fire. Because there existed the possibility that he safely ejected the aircraft, he was declared missing in action.

The fate of the rest of the crew (some 8-12 men) is not indicated in public records. The aircraft went down in Quang Tin Province, about halfway between Ben Giang, South Vietnam and Chavane, Laos.

I want to personally thank Captain Mason I. Burnham for doing a job his country asked him to do and to ask my country why they would desert the men and women who went and did what they we asked to do. God Bless all the men and women who gave their all, and their families.

ArmyRobert William Burns
By Laura Anderson, Springfield, MA USA
In loving memory of Robert William Burns a World War II veteran, 296th Combat Engineers.

Navy William E. Burns (9/30/26-7/4/99)
By Terri Huie, Sneads Ferry, NC
Dad, you have and always will be in my thoughts and my heart. I miss you terribly. Your baby girl, Terri

Air ForceWilliam Kenny Burns Korean Era
By Julia K. Pearson, his proud daughter, Winchester, KY USA
My dad died February 4, 2000, after 20 years of illness. It was he who taught me what it meant to be an American and that to have pride in my country did not mean I had to like everything that happened in it. I started growing up the day I saw the look on his face when we were watching the CBS Evening News and the word about My Lai broke. Rest in peace, Dad. We will never forget. The flag which flies over your grave ensures that.

Army Sgt. Maj. Roberto Luis Burrows
By Maile DeLand (Burrows) and Traci Burrows, Lady Lake, Florida
My father was very dedicated to his country. Having served in Vietnam and in the Persian Gulf, he was proud of his job. He had two daughters. Not soon after I was born, my mother and father divorced and they both eventually remarried. While we did not see him much, he never missed sending a card on a birthday or holiday. He would even send postcards, just because, of the different countries he was in. My fathers’ last duty station was in Seoul Korea. He loved it there and loved the people. He sent us many different things while he was stationed there. On August 4, 1993, six weeks before he was supposed to come back to the states to be stationed in Texas and be promoted to the highest rank an enlisted officer could reach, he was murdered. Apparently, he was walking with a Korean woman off base when some locals saw them walking together and laughing. They did not like the sight of an American man walking with a Korean woman, so they attacked him, and beat him over the head continuously with a metal object. My father died a horrible death. My fathers dream was to travel the whole world. So, as a final wish, they flew his body around the world before bringing him to Washington State, where he was laid to rest in the National Cemetery. He died honorably for his country. After death, he received a Purple Heart. We know he is looking down on us now. We love and miss you dad! Your two daughters!

NavyJames Arthur Burton
By James William Burton, Wyoming, MI USA
In honor of my father, James Arthur Burton, served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict as a GM2 aboarded the USS Gurke. With love and admoration your son James William Burton.

MarineLCPL Frank K Bush
By Mom, and Brothers, Carl & Warren
Died Quang nam Province May 14 1970 due to hostile fire wounded twice and received the Purple Heart twice He was only 19 years old but was brave and died with honor for our country. We love and miss him. Mom, Brothers, Carl & Warren.

NavyJames L. "Butch" Busen
By Charlotte Markert, Timewell, IL USA
Butch was killed in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam on Oct. 6, 1969. Butch was a very special person, always helping out others which is what he was doing when he was killed. His family loves and misses him very much. Butch was only 20 years old at the time - so young, so very young. But, he left a very deep impression on everyone he met.

NavyJames M. Bush, Jr.
By Diana Penton, Zachary, LA USA
Dad was a veteran of World War 2. He served in the Pacific and the Mediterrean on the Nevada and the Roy O. Hale. Dad was a very patiotic man who loved his family and country above all things. He didn't die in combat, but of congestive heart failure in 1978. It's hard to believe he's been gone for so many years. I was luckier than so many to have my Dad come home after World War 2. My heartfelt thanks to all who have served our country, and especially those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Your families are proud.

ArmyRobert F. Bushnell
By Anonymous
Robert F. Bushnell, Brier Hill, NY PFC with 134th Infantry, 35th Division, Company B A member of NY State National Guard for over 5 years, our Dad, age 33, the father of 3 at the time and Production Manager of a mining and manufacturing company, entered active service 21 March 1944. He was wounded by enemy machine gun fire near Agincourt, France 22 September 1944, resulting in amputation of ring finger and loss of strength in left hand. His decorations include 2 bronze service stars and purple heart. He and his 4 brothers all served honorably for our country.

Air ForceJoel A. Busker
By Jeffrey A. Busker, Columbus, OH USA
In loving memory of my Father who proudly served his country from June 1969 until June 1989. Remembered by many... Forgotten by none.

POW/MIAAir Force Neil Stanley Bynum
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
1Lt Vian, OK 10-26-69

Marine Wallace Byrd
By Melvin Byrd, Beaver Falls, PA
He was my loving grandfather. Who served his country in the First World War, and was wounded two times. God bless him, his country, and the Marines. His grandson Melvin Byrd.

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