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.


NavyHarold Fair
By Daughter
Dad I never knew you but you are with me always. Someday we shall meet and I will hold your hand and thank you for my life. your daughter.

Air ForceLt. William Douglas Faith
By Marvin D. Faith, Searcy, AR USA
Doug, I have been thinking of you a lot since you and your crew went down over the Alp Mountains, never to be heard from again, trying to make it back to your base in Italy. As the pilot of a B-17, I know you did every thing you could to return from your 7th mission. The Lord willing all of us WWII flyers will all be together again.

ArmyConrad Fallwell
By Boyd Fallwell, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Conrad Velpo Fallwell - 1896 - 1972. U.S. Army 1914 - 1918. Served in the United States Army during World War ONE. What so proudly he hailed...

NavyRobert C. Fallwell
By Boyd Fallwell, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Robert Conrad Fallwell - 1927 - 1979.
United States Navy World War-TWO - 1944 - 1945
Awarded Purple Heart for wounds received aboard ship by hostile action while engaging the enemy. The honor and glory is thiers...

ArmyJames Lewis Farmer European Theatre 51 missions
By Pratt Farmer, Marietta, GA USA
His patriotism was only surpassed by his knowledge of military history. His favorite saying ... "Old soldiers never die. They just fade away." (Gen. Douglas MacArthur)

ArmyMsgt. William G. Farmer
By William G. Crandell Sr., Evansville, Indiana
My father joined the Army in March, 1941. He was sixteen. During WW2, he served as a jungle fighter. Central Burma and India Burma. He was with Merrill's Marauders during their campaign. Killed in action, Korea, September 01, 1950, 2ID, 38th Rgt., CO "I". Decorations and Citations: Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon, American Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Good Conduct Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Distinguished Unit Citation and Purple Heart. I was three when he was killed. I will never forget him. I will love you always... your kids... Glenda, Bill Jr., Charles, Marcia and of course, Mom.

Navy Jeffrey D. Farris
By Darlene LeDuc, Riverview, Florida
Proud to serve his country and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

POW/MIAArmy Joseph Farrow Army Air Corps/POW WWII
By Brian Farrow, Norwell, Mass.
A navigator on a B-17, He was shot down on his 19th mission and spent almost 2 years in a camp in Germany. I would just like to thank him for being a hero in every way to our family.

ArmyCurtis Woodrow Faverty
By Charles A. Faverty, Searcy (West Point), AR USA
In honor to my father. He served in the Army. I thank him for me. If it was not for him, I would not be here today. You do not realize how much fathers mean to you until they past away then you think why couldn't things be different. It can be take time out and let them know how much they really do mean to you. It's not to late until you lose them. but that won't happen to me I lost my father when I was 6 years old. I have a very few memories of him. His name is Curtis Faverty (b-october 29 1932 - d july 29 -1968) but I thank him for me because I followed in his footstep. I joined the army just like he did. SO, DAD I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL.

ArmyThomas Hugh Fegan
By Arthur M. Mrumlinski (grandson), Oak Lawn, IL USA
He was a captian the Army Air Corp in World War 2, 1941-1945. Also lawyer for the Air Corp. Born Nov. 10, 1910. Died Dec. 17, 1999. Died of old age. He did did not go in pain. He was a great grandpa. He will be missed. Family and friends will miss him but he lives on in our hearts.

Army Kenneth R. Filippello
By Larry Stanley
Served with the U.S.Army in World War II.He received a Bronze Star for his performance in the Battle of the Bulge.After the war he moved to Newark where he owned Lake Shore Ausements and was a part time barber.He bought his own barber shop in 1965.In 1994 he moved to Arizona.Member Arcadia Memorial Post VFW.Ken died Oct.5,1999 at age 84 in Sun City,Arizona.He was born April 10,1915 in Lyons,son of Ralph and Theresa Reda Filippello.He lived the American dream.

NavyMarineRobert A. Feindt, Sr.
By Ray Feindt, Denver, CO USA
I'll always remember the sacrifice you made both in wartime as well as in civilian life. You were a great father, a great servant and were loved much.

ArmyAbrum Felter
By Vernon Felter, Fair Oaks, CA USA
My Grandfather -
Veteran of the Spanish - American War

ArmyJoshua D. Felter
By Father - Vernon Felter; Mother- Margot Heuckmann Felter; Brother- James Felter

"And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of Heaven. And those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars, for ever and ever".

ArmyWilliam Felter Staff Seargent U.S. Army
By Vernon Felter, Fair Oaks, CA USA
My Father -
born 6-16-1919 Died 23 Dec. 1985
WWII Vet. Awarded Silver Star, Purple Heart

ArmyWilliam Howard Felts
By Gary Felts, Mebane, NC USA
In loving memory of a great husband and loving Dad!

Navy Joseph J Ferentine
By Dan Stafford, Dearborn, Michigan
He joined the service at the age of 17 with his fathers signature and served in WWII then was reactivated for Korea and he served proudly.may God bless our soldiers.

Air ForceMarineSSGT. Jack L. Ferrand U.S.M.C./U.S.A.F. Ret. Died 7-11-99
By Brian Ferrand, East Haven, CT USA
Served in the Korean war as a marine. Vietnam war as an airman. Raised five children. Hell of a man! I miss you pop. Airborne!

Army Armando (Herman) Ferro
By Jeffrey A. Ferro
Sgt. US. Army World War II Veteran Born 4/17/15, Died 10/ 11 01 To the memory of my Grandfather, my best friend I just want to thank you for your service to our country for if it wasn't for men like you we would not have the lives we enjoy today.

NavyC.P.O. Kenneth E, Fetter Sr. April 20, 1944 - March 31, 1999
By Linda Fetter, Sargent, Georgia
Beloved Husband, Loving Father of 4: Shawna, Emmy Lou, Kendra and Kenny. PaPaw of 3: Morgan, Hayley and Lexie (2 of which he never met). Served his country proudly for 21 years before retiring. Killed in auto accident 3/31/99 Loved and Missed by so many!!

"One more day, One more time, One more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied. But then again, I know what it would do, Leave me wishing still for "One more day with you."

You were the "love of my life" and you will always remain in my heart!! I Love you..

Air ForceMaster Sargent Camello Ficarotto
By Frank Ficarotto US Navy Vet.
Served faithfully for 23 years. I am very proud of my brothers service to his country.

Air ForceJohn Ficarotto
By Frank P. Ficarotto US Navy Vet. Franklin, LA USA
My youngest brother John served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. I am very proud that John served his country when he was called..

ArmySgt. Herbert L. Fichtner
By Cindy Beard, Whitehouse, TX, USA
There are no words adequate to describe my grandfather, no words worthy of being used to describe a man who loved his family and loved and served both his country and his Lord as he did. He served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army in WWII. He served his Lord as a deacon, a lay preacher and a Sunday School teacher until He called him home on February 11, 1999, at the age of 80, after a battle with cancer. Perhaps because of Pappaw, or my dad who is a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the Korean War, or perhaps because of my son who is now serving in the U.S. Navy, I am a bit prejudiced... but I believe our military deserves a special place in all our hearts and in our prayers. They are ALL heroes, each and every one, for without them...

We all love you, Pappaw, and miss you terribly. We'll see you again some day.

Nelle, Don (USN) & Joyce; James, Cindy, Wes (USN) & Lauri

ArmySgt. Henry Hayes Fields, Sr.
By C. J. Fields, USA
December 15, 1933 - May 2, 1999
Veteran of Korean War, 223rd Reg't, 40th Inf. Division
January 17, 1951 - July 27, 1953
Serviced his country 1951 - 1962

My light shined in the embrace of your love. Going on is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I feel your presence still, there must be something yet to be accomplished by your spirit, and I remember everything. You once said "I hope you know how much I have love you." And my reply "I love you with all my heart and soul", will stand for always and forever.

Army James H. Finigan
By Jim Finigan, Cypress, Texas
In loving memory of my Dad, Specialist 6 James H. Finigan. I love you and miss you terribly. Love, your son.

MarineEdgar W. Finley Jr. and Lois Bullard Finley
By S. Grider, Santa Rosa, CA USA
I'm a true child of the Corps - both my parents were USMC. They met in San Francisco after she got her discharge, and were married 20 years. He went on to serve in China, Korea, Japan, Cuba, and Viet Nam. It wasn't an easy life, but they raised 3 good Marine brats! They're both gone now, but I have letters and photos that will always keep the memories alive.

ArmyCasey Wayne Fisher
By Becky Davis, Denver, CO USA
Casey was kllled in a military training accident at Ft Riley, KS on Dec. 7, 1996. He was 20 years old with a beautiful 3 year old daughter. He was driving a APC and was hit in the head with a spinning tank turret that was passing on the left side. He saved his COs life at the expense of his own. You are my hero, baby. You are so loved and so missed my sweet boy. I'll love you for always... I'll miss you for always... as long as I'm living... My baby you'll be.... MOM

NavyJames O Fisher
By Joyce Bradshaw, Belmont, NC USA
By Ashley Bradshaw, Belmont, NC USA
By Joyce Bradshaw
My dear daddy; although you are with Jesus now, I know now why you could never talk about WWII, and your role in the Navy. Daddy, after seeing "SAVING PRIVATE RHYAN", I saw in it what you saw on D. DAY. I am proud of you Daddy. Your loving daughter, Joyce
By Ashley Bradshaw
Hey Great Grandpa Fisher I have heard many stories about you and I am so very proud of you and I miss you greatly. You are like a hero to me and you will always be in my heart and I hope to see you again one day in the wonderful place call "heaven"!!!!!

Marine John Fisher 9-16-35- 1-30-03
By Dina Fisher
I only knew you for a few years . From all the stories I heard you were a great husband and father. And a good person to all that had the pleasure of knowing you! I just wanted to let you know how lucky I am to have met such a wonderful man in your son Jack. You did a great job raising your children. I wish I would of had the chance to know you like everyone else did.

Love Your Daughter-In-Law, Dina Fisher

Marine John A. Fisher 9/16/35 - 1/30/03 USMC 1953-1957 Camp Pendelton
By John Fisher, Turnersville, New Jersey
Once a Marine always a Marine, and true to form you fought to the end and like a Marine you just kept fighting and didnt want to be defeated. I think you finally realized it was time to let go and let your pain end you are in a better place now. Semper Fi

NavyRalph Fishwick
By Carol Fishwick
Ralph Fishwick died on a ship during W. W. II off of Narggasset Bay (not sure of spelling) the ship hit something, either a German sub or a bomb. Their were only 2 life jackets on board and all of the men on board were lost. Ralph's body did not surface for 8 or 9 months after the wreck. Sorry, but that is the only info I can find and I can't find his name any where with any more info about him. Only what my grandparents can remember. He is buried in Cuba, Missouri

Marine Cpl John (Johnny) H. Fite
By TSgt Tracey L. Stephens, USAF, Rome, Georgia
My grandpa served bravely during the Korean War. He didn't talk much about his service, but I know he served proudly. He was fatally injured in late 1985 and lingered a few months before finally passing in April 1986. I miss him so much; he would be so proud of me as I retire from the Air Force. I only wish my daughter could have met him. We will see him again someday, until then I know he is our angel, still standing guard.

ArmyErford Hascal Fitzgerald
By Edith Fitzgerald Walker, Alto, GA USA
Dad was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with one Silver Star. He passed away on December 27,1998 after a long illness. He was always so proud to tell people of his war time service. We, his "girls" are all so proud of our dad for his sacrifice to keep our country free. We love you dad and miss you. Brenda, Mary, Joanne, Edith and Debbie.

Army Pallas Harlen "Patty" Fleming
By Larry Stanley
U.S.Army,WWII,born:Nov.4,1923,died:June 29,1962,s/o John Jefferson "Boomer" Fleming and Bessie Ellen Stewart.Patty married Opal potter March 30,1946

ArmyTech. Sgt. 4th Grade Robert E. Fletcher
By Laura Mullins, Independence, MO USA
I have the greatest respect for my grandfather, Tech. Sgt. 4th Grade Robert E. Fletcher. He served in the United States Army from March 1943 to December 1945 and was attached to the 710th Tank Battlion. He unit saw action in the Pacific on Angaur, Peleliu, and Leyte islands. He returned home to raise his family and lead a good life. He sadly passed away on May 6, 1998. All my life I have looked up to him. I will never forget what he has done for our family and for this country. I am so very proud of him and only wish that I could have told him sooner.

Marine Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez Flores
By Anonymous
Pfc. Francisco A. Martinez-Flores joined the Marines straight out of Duarte High School, three years ago, at 18. In the traditional Mexican style of his family, which had immigrated to the USA from Mexico City, he used the name of his father, Samuel Martinez, and the maiden name of his mother, Martha. He held resident alien, or "green card," status. He was to become a U.S. citizen in two weeks. In the Marines, Martinez Flores, 21, fixed tanks, not cars. He also drove the tank. He transferred his humor to military life. He'd do anything for a laugh, his buddies in "Charlie Company" said. In friendly rivalry with "Delta Company," he once mooned Delta truckers, wearing only a gas mask. He once took a dare to drink an entire bottle of his own spit. One of his duties in Kuwait, before the war started, was to act as his unit's pigeon wrangler. The mission of the company's pigeon, like that of a coal miner's canary, is to provide early warning of a poison gas attack. Martinez Flores made pets of the exotic, sometimes poisonous, animals he found in the desert. He kept them in bottles or empty ammo canisters. There was a lizard named Mr. Biggles, a cricket and a baby sidewinder snake. He also had a scorpion, but not for long. His superiors ordered him to get rid of it.

ArmyCPL Mervin K. "Red" Flowers
By Mike Flowers, San Jose, CA USA
My father "Red" Flowers served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII - 1941 through 1944. He was very proud of his service to his country and I am proud of him. He had his struggles during his life as we all have, but he "soldiered on" as he put it and taught me invaluable lessons about duty, honor, honesty and hard work. He passed away 15-JUL-94 and I miss him every day.

ArmyThomas Crattie Floyd PFC
By Pam Floyd Flood, Southport, NC, USA
Daddy, where do I start? Thank you for my life the lives of Billy, Jerry, Marvin and Linda.. Thank you for always being there for us all.... Thank you for being the loving and good husband you were to mama.... you always made us laugh even when times were really hard... I remember the night Billy was killed in the wreck... the sounds of your moans will ring in my ears forever... you were so proud of him for serving in Viet Nam just for him to come home and die on US soil.... your heart broke in two that night.. I only hope that you have been able to once again see his face in the Glory of Heaven... and be with him and mama.

The years we had to listen to "WAR STORIES" mean so much more to us all now... as you were the first to answer the draft call for Brunswick County, N.C. The times you told us of landing on the beach at Omaha and the fright you felt.. the horror of it all... I thank you... after seeing SAVING PRIVAYE RYAN did I truly understand what you wanted us to understand about WWII now I not only thank you for being our dad but for this entire Nation of Freedom we all share... The Battle of the Bulge was a great fight of your life but your years of battle with cancer of which it.. finally won on January 4th, 1998 Daddy we love you very much ... your battles are over may you Rest in Peace... Pam

ArmyPvt Walter L. Foltz Co H, 2nd Bn, 12th Inf, 4th Division
By CW3(R) Lester O. Foltz Jr, Redmond, WA USA
Walter was KIA 22 Jun 44 in Cherbourg, France. Walter was inducted in early 44, and went through basic at Camp Fannin, Texas. He was an expert Rifleman and a marksman in most of the other Infantry weapons of the time. He was proud of being an American Soldier and his last letter (in my possession) said he looked forward to (his) mom's Fried Chicken. Walter was my Uncle and I'm proud of what he was as a person and a dedicated and proud solder. He was a Christian Man and I hope he knows that I am submitting this tribute. Thanks Walter and God Bless. ...Les

ArmyAlbert P. Fontenot
By Albert Fontenot Jr., Oklahoma City, OK USA
My father was very proud of his service during WWII. He used to tell me how he arrived on Normandy beach on D-Day plus seven. He told me how our French Creole heritage helped him to serve as interpreter between his officers and the French populace. We didn't always get along, but my father's pride in serving was passed on to me. It is long past time to honor the WWII veterans. Let us never forget.

ArmyVincent "Jim" Forino
By Daughter
Tech 4 Sergeant European Theater of Operations & Battle of the Buldge. FOREVER LOVED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN!!

Navy Gerald B. Forni
By Craig Forni, Chicopee, MA
Dad served on the battleship U.S.S. Indiana in the Pacific Theater. He was the greatest man I will ever know. Please visit the memorial website I created in his honor:

NavyHenderson Forrest
By Jo Anne Townley, Poquoson, VA USA
Granddy, I thought that I saw you just the other day but it was just a memory that will never fade. If I could only see you just one more time, to hold you, and love you, and tell you that you will always be a hero of mine. You are missed by so many you have touched our lives in such a great way but I never got to say thank you. You are with god now no fear, no pain. So sleep sweet now my angel. You have served your country and you have served your family. So just rest now you are with God, no doubt but you have left a void in our lifes that we can only fill with your loving memory. We love and miss you!

NavyJoseph Forrest
By Josh Forrest, Elmira, NY
He was an excellent husband, father, and also one of the best grandfathers that ever lived.

ArmyEd Harold Foster 99th Division, Company F/394
By Eleaner Foster, Longview, TX USA
Ed passed away June 14, 2000, at the VA Hospital in Shreveport, LA. He is lovingly remembered as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Navy J.R. Fouts Sr
By J.R. Fouts Jr. Mandeville, LA
GM3RD J.R. Fouts Sr by J.R.Fouts Jr "Honey" as he was known to friends and family, served on Patrol Carrier 897 in WW11. Afterwards he served 38 years on the Shreveport La Fire Dept, retiring as Deputy Chief. He died in 1997 leaving memories that will not be forgotten.

Army Nicholas Foti 1276th Engineer Combat Battalion
By Nic Colasurdo, Irondequoit, NY
My uncle never talked about his time in the service or about “the war”; I guess he didn’t want to dwell on it… We knew him as a humble family man who always had a quick quip, a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face to make friends with veryone he met. We’ll miss you Uncle Nick…(Final taps 10-16-02).

ArmyElmer H. Frainier 1923-1995
By John E. Frainier, Cohoes, NY USA
Beloved husband and father who is missed by his family. An active American Legion Commander, who worked for those who served their nation.

MarineWilliam Douglas Frakes
By Vicki Alvey, Boonville, IN, USA
Billy was my step-brother. He died when he was only 19. He was due to come home, but stayed on and volunteered to help transport a pregnant woman to safety. That was so like him! He was killed when his jeep hit a landmine. I was very young when he died, but I have told my children about their uncle and try to see to it that his bravery is never forgotten!

NavyWallace France
By Gregory N. Rogers, Tuolumne, CA USA
Wallace France b. 1922 d. 1989, WWII, Pearl Harbor Survivor. USS UTAH.

A tribute to his sacrifice in a time of our countries need.

Army Captain Charles A Franck
By Don Franck, Houston, Texas
My father was awarded 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart while fighting in Germany in 1944. He was Captain of H Company 304th Regiment, 76th Infantry Division. He will always be my hero and I will never forget him.

ArmyPFC Charles Frank
By Leonard Frank, Philadelphia, Pa.
Served in the 82nd Airborn Division WW2. I am proud to be one of his 11 children. Sadly missed and loved.

Army SSGT. Peter K. Franz
By Judy Franz
1970-1976 110th Med Det. Died 4-76. Committed to his job with the Military and forever a loving husband & father. May he rest in peace.

ArmyJay Roy Frazier
By Gary Frazier, Brush Prairie, WA USA
This is in loving memory of my father Who was killed in action, luzon I was three years old. He will never be forgotten.

Air Force 1LT Robert C. Frazier
By Jonas Frazier, Trenton, NJ
Thank you for what you did, the sacrafice you and your crew made, and inspired me to join the military my self. You were a navigator on a B-29 with the 20th A.F, 73rd Bomb Wing, 497th Bomb Group, shot down and killed over Tokyo. I wish that I could've known you. RIP in Arlington National Cemetary.

Air ForceGeorge Allen Freeman Sr.
By Arlene Freeman, Central Point, OR USA
He served in the Air Force, and was in the Viet Nam war. He contacted agent orange while in Viet Nam, and suffered the rest of his life. He lived long enough to raise four children, see them all finish college. He loved his country very much, and spent the rest of his life in Veterans organizations. I am proud of him and what he stood for. He was an inspiration to me, his children and friends.

NavyMarine 1st Lt. Frank Edmund Frisk
By Franceen E. Frisk Lenyo, Mishawaka, Indiana
Dad, you served your country as a Marine fighter pilot in World War 2. You flew with VMF 221, Group 84 (The "Fighting Falcons") in the South Pacific aboard the Bunker Hill. You died in 1951 when I was 4 years old. We had so little time together. I love you and will try to keep your memory alive. I am so proud to be your daughter.


Air ForceLt. Paul Fulton
By 1st. Lt. Lewis T. Easterling USAF (ret), Charlotte, NC
This will be for three of my good friends who I trained with and joined the same squadron with. We all flew the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber operating in close ground support of our advancing armys.
Lt. Paul Fulton, lost over England
Lt. Gus Garcea, lost near the Rhyne River.
Lt. Bob Dwyer, lost near Stuttgart, Germany when his parachute failed to open.
Lt. Don Flowers, lost his plane near Kaizerlauthern.
Lt. Lewis Easterling who lost his plane at Mannheim, Germany, was wounded badely, taken POW, but survived.
Col Robert Easterling, served from 1940 throughout WW2, in Europe and afterward at other locations for a total of 24 years. Then died of a heart attack. (my brother and friend)

POW/MIANavy Charles W. Fryer
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
Lt Oklahoma City, OK 08-07-66

ArmyNelson L. Futrell, Sr. Sgt. (E5)
By Brenda V. Futrell, Hampton, VA USA
Love of my life, father of my children, I love you.

Listed in alphabetical order by last name.


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