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.

We reserve the right to edit all comments for appropriateness.

In Loving Memory of Those Who Served. . .

Listed in alphabetical order by last name.


ArmyGerald D. Sack
By Peggy Kapes, Tomball, TX USA
Gary, I never knew you, a brother-in-law who gave his life in Vietnam for our country. You left behind a young wife, a son you never got to see, hold, love or watch grow up to be a kind and sensative man. You are missed by your family and someday we will all meet above. We ask why and there is no answer. Please watch over your loved ones, your son needs that.

NavyAlfred Salgado
By Robert D. Salgado, Sacramento, CA
US Navy 1942-1945 DD-617
Died: Oct. 30, 1999
Dad, you are miss by all of your family.
"for a promise of peace"

Marine Sgt. Jesus "Chuchi" Salgado 1/16/65 to 1/14/68
By Carla Salgado, El Centro, California
Jesus Salgado's military service and life of dedication to children has inspired the "In Memory of Forgotten Veterans Act" presented to the 109th Congress on May 16th, 2005. This bill, if passed, would create a national military medal honor for victims of pesticides, herbicides, radiations because of their service from Vietnam to the present, including Iraq War veterans. My husband died on July 22nd, 2005, from Multiple Myeloma, determined to have been caused 100% by Agent Orange. As is the case with many others memorialized at this website, he cannot be awarded the Purple Heart and cannot be listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. My husband and thousands of veterans like him deserve a national military honor, complete and respectful official recognition. Please support H.R.2370 by writing your local representatives. A medal must and will come, with or without my husband's name associated. Please go to to read the text of the bill and sign the guestbook at Chuchi, I will love your forever. You WILL have a medal someday.

Marine Sgt. Jesus (Chuchi) Salgado 1/16/65 to 1/14/68
By Vicente G. Salgado, Calexico, CA
To my brother, friend and hero, we miss you very much. You served in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 through 1969. You also served two tours in Vietnam, 1967-1968 and were a TET offense survivor. In 2001, you were diagnosed with cancer, which was found to be a direct result of Agent Orange. On July 22, 2004, you were only 58 years old when you died of cancer. I will never forget you brother, you are still my hero and my best Marine; Damn I miss you Chuchi.

Please read visit and get congress to pass Bill 2370 and 2369. We need everybody's support.

Air Force John C. Samra
By Craig Brockman, Brooklyn, NY
Clifton Police Department NJ - Killed LOD 11/21/2003 The world is a colder place without you John - I should have been a better friend.

Navy Francisco Cruz Sanchez
By Patricia Sanchez-Bingham, Lemon Grove, CA
Passed Away December 22, 1980. He survived WWII, and the Korean War but could not survive Diabetes. We love you and still think of you. You will always be remembered. Say hello to Si-James and Paul, I know all of you are in the Lord's hands.

Navy Si-James Rodriguez Sanchez
By Patricia Sanchez-Bingham, Lemon Grove, CA
You were taken away from us March 18, 2008. You survived the Vietnam war and received a medal for your injuries. You were only 59 years old, but diabetes took control. We love you, we miss you and we will always remember you. Say Hi to Dad and Paul we know all of you are with Our Savior Jesus Christ.

ArmyCharles (Chick) Sanders
By Ken Olkowski, Phoenix, AZ USA
Chick your famly and friends lost you on 8 march 68,I wish there was a way to reunite you with your famly and friends you are still missed.

Coast GuardArmyPaul Steven Sandlin
By His 1st Wife and Husband-in-Law
In loving memory of Paul Steven Sandlin. He served this country in a way that was so vital... When so much was at stake. The cold war was anything but cold for him and other soldiers in West Berlin. He served 4 yrs in the army, 20 yrs. In the Coast Guard reserve and served his home as a Policeman, retiring a Captain.

I have known him all of my life. He was one of my best friends who would later become my husband. We we decided we were better as friends, and I became "his 1st wife."

Paul you are so terribly missed by your family which still means all of us. My husband misses you calling him your husband-in-law.

ArmyJerry Russel Sansing
By Chuck Waters
Killed in Vietnam, was a medic killed by small arms fire.

ArmyHershel Sansom
By Frances Secoy, Charleston, WV USA
Killed in France WWI

ArmyMSG Juan A. Santana-Medina
By Marilyn, Laurens, SC USA
Dear Daddy, Thank you for being such a brave and courageous soilder. You served our country twice in Korea and also in VietNam. Even though I was only 12 at the time of your tour in VietNam, I knew it was war and that you faced the possiblity of never returning to us. How Mom and us girls use to watch the news every evening!! The Lord was so good to you and brought you home back to us. How I remember that welcome home!

I am so thankful that you had the opportunity to see me get married and enjoy my children. We will always see you as a hero because you are. It's been a year since diabetes took your life, but you still continue on in the arms and presence of our Risen Lord. Until we meet again, Daddy! I Love You!

Your loving daughter,

ArmyPOW/MIAMike Patsy Santora
By Michael D. Santora, Wellsburg, WV USA
1923-1998 Father of 4, Grandfather of 6 and Great-grandfather of 5. Sadly missed by family and friends. Served in the Army in WWII, captured in Italy and spent 15 months in German POW Camp. Past Commander of the Follansbee VFW post 3537.
We Love You!

ArmyAlfredo P Sanut
By John C Sanut, Denver, CO USA
To a dear brother, SFC Alfredo P Sanut. I was already in VietNam and we didn't have to be there at the same time. Our last visit was 1964.... I lost you in VietNam in 1970... Until we are united again... God bless and keep you.

ArmyJohn C. Sanut Green Beret Special Forces
By Marisa P. Sanut, Dallas, Tx
To my Dad, I wanted to say if I don't say it enough how proud of you I am. While you served in Nha Trang. My foundest memories of you were when I was a young girl and I wait to sit at your side to help unstrap your boots. You are my and always. Your daughter Marisa & grandson Juan Hierro. I'd like to express how my father lost his brother Alfred P. Sanut 10/70. you are not forgotton.

Air ForceJerry Say
By Thomas Say, Manteca, CA
Jerry Joind the AF a few years after I did, as a Jet Engine Mechanic as I did. We are not brothers but we are cousins and lived just a few miles apart. We never crossed paths in the Air Force but we knew the the other was out there. With Jerry gone I wounder how it is we lost touch with each other. Jerry may God be with your Family and Children.

Army James Scalf
By your school chums in Elmer, Oklahoma
'Little Man' you were our hero because of what you did for this country while you served in Vietnam. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

ArmyPFC Stanley A. Schenkel US Army Big Red 1
By Brenda A. Henning, Allentown, PA USA
Dad you were the best and taught us love of country... A flag will always wave at your gravesite in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. Missed very much by your 5 children...

Marine Capt Paul Vincent Schichtel
By Dain Schichtel, Middleburg, Florida
Retired June 1992 died Jan 29,2008 from cancer. You were a true Marine that never gave up and stayed strong to the end. You'll all ways be in my heart Paul, life will never be the same without you but I know one day we will be together again. You'll all ways be my Marine. Thank you for 33 wonderful years. Love forever Dian

ArmyWoodrow J. Schoenfeld
By Judith Demain, Punta Gorda, FL USA
Woody, my brother was awarded the Silver Star. He is sadly missed and remembered with a great deal of love by all who knew him.

ArmyPearl Ray Schrage
By Rita Settle, Clermont, FL
My grandfather fought in World War I in France. He was wounded in France. His life was save once by a French girl who hid him and another soldier in a wine cask. My favorite times growing up were listening to him tell tales of the war after dinner.

NavyDaniel J. Schram Jr.
By Daniel G. Schram Sr., USN, Retired, Jacksonville, FL
Dad, Thank you for our great memories. You are loved and thought of each day. Daniel J. Schram Jr. served his country with pride and honor. A great husband, father, grandfather (Pa-Pa), and friend. "Big Dan" served aboard numerous Naval ships and spent 14 months in Da Nang. After fighting the effects from his exposure to agent orange, he departed us prematurely, one day prior to his sixtieth birthday. We miss you, Dad.

ArmyRonald Schukar
By Danny Guthrie, Fayetteville, NC USA
Ron was a friend and fellow Trooper. I think of him often and its so sad that any young man has to give his life at such a young age. Ron loved his Corvette and being AIRBORNE- "ALL THE WAY"

MarineWilliam August Schwark 9/25/22 - 3/16/98
By Patrick William Kellner, Clearwater, FL
My grandfather was one of Carlson's Raiders during WW2. I love and miss you very much Papa. "Gung Ho Raiders!"

Navy James Andrew Schwirian 1929-1999
By Janna Schwirian Hall, Hayward, CA USA
In memory of my father who was a veteran of the Korean War. A great man who is missed by many.

Army Pvt. Alexander F. Scherbing
By Larry Stanley
81st Tank Battalion-Headquarter's Co.,U.S.Army,ASN 36305468,age 27,Hq.CO.,KIA,8-7-1944,Marie Scherbing,6425 W.Bloomingdale Ave.,Chicago,IL.

ArmySP4 Derrick Matthew Schultz
By SFC Rich Stanlley, USA MP, Ret, West Point (USMilitaryAcademy), NY USA
Line of Duty Death, Washington Gate 1987 Rest In Peace My Brother

MarinesJohn J Schultz
By Timothy C Hubbel, Oakdale, CA USA
Member of recruit platoon 245, San Diego Recruit Depot summer of 65. Assigned MOS 0311. Killed in Action in Viet Nam 5/12/66.
Never to be forgotten
Tim Hubbel

POW/MIAAir Force Martin R. Scott
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
Capt Tulsa, OK 03-15-66

ArmyMicheal Lee Scott
By Dottie Benedict, Bangor, ME USA
Micheal suffered from Ptsd he died oct 18, 1993 from his service in Vietnam. Micheal was a wonderful man and a fantastic soldier I miss him very much.

ArmyRalph Scott
By Mike Scott, Eddyville, KY USA
Dear Dad,
Words can never express how much you are missed. My father was the first man to go to war from Hopkins Co. Ky. A devoted husband and father. A compassionate man with a sense of honor for his country.Dad passed away in 1981, but his legacy will live on through all who knew him forever.

Your Son
Michael A. Scott

ArmyRobert E. Scott
By Carole Pratt, West Des Moines, IA USA
In loving memory of my Uncle. A wonderful man, a loving husband and father.

Marine William O. Scott
By John Maurer, Columbus, Ohio
Airborne 1st ANGLICO Marine, Camp Smith, Hawaii, 1961-63. Squared away, intelligent, and a good friend. We were sad to see you go. Semper Fidelis.

Army William R. Scrogham
By Michael Scrogham, Indianapolis, IN
WWII / ex-pow / 131st coastal artillery battalion/ forward observer/ underwater demolition. He did the whole thing/ Iwo-Jima/ Guadal-Canal/ New-Hebrides/ the Solomans. "One of the island hoppers". Well respected father, uncle and friend to many. The sacrifices he made are beyond belief, in grief and human agony. Surely one of the very few. His shoes were nearly impossible to fill. He was quite a man. The 23rd psalm was his life. I love and miss him. He was my dad and my friend. He is sorely missed. He was a warrior.

Army Reginald W. Seals
By Tijuana L. Farmer, Garland, TX
Until we meet again: I will never take for granted a listening ear. What a smile like yours bring about every day. An attitude that will keep me straight. A heart that God intended for everyone to share. A straight head to allow me to seek what is ahead. I will never find a friend of your caliber until we me meet again. Your family and myself will continue keep you and your legend as sacred as you were bought into lives.

Rest in Peace,

MarineJohn Seaman
By Chris Seaman, Shreveport, LA USA
John Seaman was KIA in Korea. He had already served his time and had been relieved of his duty. The night he was killed his platoon came under heavy artillary fire and he could not sit in the rear and allow his "buddies" to go at it alone. he volunteerd to go and help and was killed that night. He is my hero and many of his buddies who were with him. God bless you Uncle John.

Air ForceMalcolm Searfass
By Pearl Lance, Bethlehem, PA USA
To a brother I never knew he was killed when I was just 8 years old. On a return mission from Germany somewhere over England his plane was shot down. I have a son who is named after him I hope where ever he is he knows we love him and think of him and miss him.

ArmyJoseph S. Sebok
By Darryl Ritchey, Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA
Joe passed away Oct.6, 2000. He was 83 years old and loved by all. Survived by a wife, daughter and son-in-law, 2 grandchildren and spouses and 6 great grand children. We will all miss the twinkle in his eye.

NavyDon See
By James G. Alls, Independence, KY
Don See was called to fill in for me on the U. S. S. Flier on her last and fatal war patrol. I'LL NEVER FORGET.

ArmyHarlin Phillip Seritt
By Vicki S. Seritt, Birmingham, Alabama
I think it very befitting that I honor my beloved father on this Fathers Day, June 17th 2001 for the short time he was on this earth. He fought in WW11 for the United States Army at Normandy, France. By the Grace of God he survived the war and was able to come home to his wife and have 11 children! But God took him home when his oldest was 16 and his youngest was but 6 months old. He'd just turned 35. I was only 6 when he drowned, but I can still see his smiling face and remember how kind and gentle he was. Wish I could've known you longer, but I know that God must've needed an Angel so he picked you because that's what you are to me daddy... "My Angel" Still Missing You So Much...
Your Daughter,
Vicki S Seritt

Army John Joseph Seymour
By Dorothy Bowen, Palmetto Florida
Army vietnam veteran died 6/11/97 You are truly missed by us.

Army Robert Shifflett
By Veterans Cab Association, Richmond, VA
To a brother in combat & on the street, you will be grealy missed by all who knew you.

ArmyEdwin V. Servin
By Robert E. Servin, Doylestown, PA USA
Veteran of WW11 passed away 11-19-96. We all love & miss you Dad. Bob, Sue, Jennie, Lori & Kristen.

Army Marcelo E. Servo
By Mylene and Ralph
He was a Filipino Scout serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served with honor and was very proud of his role in the war. His face would light up when he recounted how he and General MacArthur won the war in the Philippines.

Army Orville B. Severson
By Shane Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Commander Halma, MN USA
Orville, of Lake Bronson, MN, Staff Sergeant US Army Air Corps, 65th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, is one of the Gold Stars from the communities of Halma and Lake Bronson. Awarded the Army Air Medal and also the Purple Heart for being killed in action. Orville 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."

ArmyRichard Shallow
By Jenni Hakey North Stratford, NH
Dear Dad,
Words can't say how much we all miss you. Sometimes we are very anger at you for leaving us the way you did, but we figure that you must have had a good reason, because you never did anything without reason. Meghan and Natalie still ask and wonder about their Boompa and Brent, Ryan and I are trying so hard to keep mom happy. She misses you really bad and we do too. Can you promise me to watch over all of us and keep us safe. Just to let you know you left behind alot of good friends and family but you already know that because you would have never left us if you knew we would be alone. Well I love you and miss you very much. Jenni

POW/MIAAir Force Patrick Lee Shannon
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
E6 Owasso, OK 03-11-68

NavyChief Petty Officer Mike Shapiro
By Ryan Shapiro, Brooklyn, NY USA
A great man and hero he was Chief Petty Officer Mike Shapiro. I am sad to say I never got to meet him, however his life was passed on by my father and late grandmother. He was a true hero "my father and grandmother." He fought for his country with a full heart. He will always be missed in a great way.

We love you Grandpa Mike. You will always be remembered in our hearts.

Love your Grandson Ryan Shapiro & Family R.I.P

NavyJames H. Shari Sr
By Jeffrey Shari, Cincinnati, OH USA
WWII veteran of Marietta, OH. died Sept 16, 1999. He was born Dec 25, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan. Member of the American Legion Post 64.

ArmyJohn P. Shaw
By Ivy Lee, Pecos, Texas
We just want him to know that he is thought about daily and loved deeply. He was a loving husband, devoted father and terrific grandpa. We all love and miss you very much. We'll never forget.

ArmyHoward Shaw
By Alex Sinclair, Mansfield, OH USA
Loving Grandfather,Father, Husband and Patriot. World War II veteran, machine gunner France, POW Germany, died 1989. You are missed very much.

NavyJohnnie Leon Shaw
By Karen Shaw Matteson, Stockton, CA USA
My father was born in the small Texas town of Midlothian, and fought in World War II. He is buried at a Military Cemetery, next to those he fought with and never forgot. He was proud to have served his country.

ArmyAdrian Dale Shaver
By Susan S. Stone, Edgewater, FL USA
My grandfather Adrian Dale Shaver was a 2nd Lieutenant in the army and was taken POW at battle of the bulge. He was brought back home as a POW exchange and died in August of 1945 of tubercular meningitis. I never knew him but I still miss him. Thank GOD and GOD BLESS all the men and women who fought for their country. Thank you for this site!

Air ForceJohn R. Sheekley, Lt Col (ret)
By John "Sheek" Sheekley, Col (ret) USAF
Dad was proud of his family, his 29 plus years of service to his country and his God. He passed away in his sleep on 22 Feb 2001. He will be missed by his son, John, his daughter, Cary and his grandchildren Karen, Tara, Ryan, Taylor and John.

ArmyRaymond A. Sheely
By Mary Williams,Baltimore, MD USA
My father was a retired Army Master Sargent. He did three tours in Vietnam. He went by the nickname "The Poet". He was a "roadrunner". I don't know what that means, I wish I did. My father passed away Jan. 29, 00 at Ft. Wood Community Hosp. in Missouri. He had a Military Honors Funeral. He was my best friend, I will always miss him.

NavyGregory Allen Sheets
By Ina Dearing, Roanoke, Virginia
Greg loved his Country and his Family with all his heart and fought to the end. He passed on December 15th 2000, From a Diabetic coma, at the age 45, He left behind three beautiful children and his soul mate Susan Dover, and myself his cousin Ina Dearing, Greg is my best bud and I miss him so (I love you Geggy)

ArmyRobert C. Sheets (Dick)
By Linda, Bay Minette, AL USA
Daddy, you are missed very much. I keep your medals (two purple hearts) close to my heart. My daddy raised the flag at the American Legion in Atlantic Beach, Fl., for many many years. If anyone knew my dad, please e-mail me. Linda

Army Capt. Christopher Seifert
By Larry Stanley
age 27,101St Airborne Division,U.S.Army,based at Fort Campbell,KY;died Sunday,March 23,2003 in the "Irag War" when another soldier shot him in the back and tossed hand grenades into the command tents of the division's 1st Brigade.Christopher was married to Theresa Flowers Seifert.His baby son Benjamin was age 4 months old.

ArmyS/SGT Wendell W. Sheffield Sr.
By W. Warren Sheffield 3rd, Justin, TX USA
S/sgt Wendell W. Sheffield is my Grandfather.He was a Central fire controll gunner onboard B-29s.He was based in the CBI as well as Tinian.He served his country,came home and raised his four boys with his wife.He lost his last battle to cancer 29 April 1993.We love him and miss him. God bless the Sheffield family and the United States of America

ArmyWilliam Sheldon
By Kevin, Downingtown, PA USA
I got to know Bill at DAV Chapt 113 (Pa) monthly meetings back in the late 1970's and the 1980's. He always had a smile and a laugh with everyone at the meetings. Great friend to all. He passed away in the late 1980's in the Phila. VA Hospital. He served in WW2 in the 28th Div. and also in Korean War. 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Never forgotten your smiles Bill. Rest in peace my friend.

ArmyAllen Curtis Sheline
By Angela Sheline-Budd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
This is in memory of my father that I was unable to get to know. He died when I was only 16 months old. If anyone knew my father, please e-mail me at and tell me what he was like. Thank you!

ArmySGT Jack E. Shelley
By SGT Michael L. Shelley, Macon, GA
In Loving memory of my father, who in his own way taught me how to be a man and a soldier. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean conflict. Husband and father, laid to rest with military honors in 1980. He is remembered and missed by his family, his friends, and the nation he proudly served.

Air ForceS/Sgt. Charles Larry Shelton (Air Force: September 1968 until death.)
By Billie Pickett Shelton (sister-in-law), Crystal Spings, Mississippi
Born December 27, 1948 and Died August 2, 1971. He loved baseball, and was an amateur poet.

National GuardTSGT Andy Shenton
By TSGT Kevin Ashbeck, Fair Haven, MI USA
Andy was a Jet Engine Mechanic for the 127 TAC FTR Wing MI ANG. He was killed in an explosion in Giola del Cole ITL. in the fall of 1981 while serving on annual tour. We miss you Andy. We will never forget you or the good times we shared. But you are still with us in spirit. "TRUST ME"

ArmyJoe H. Sherman
By Elizabeth S. Smith, Birmingham, AL USA
This is dedicated to the memory of my father who served in World War II in the 605th Ordinance Batallion. He recently passed away on Aug. 3, 2000 at the age of 85. He lived a long, full life and had plenty of "army" stories to share with all of those who loved him. His batallion still has a "reunion" every year. He will be missed.

NavyThomas Sherwood Jr.
By Frank Sherwood, Largo, Florida
United States Navy 1942-1945 This is in loving memory to my mentor and father who served our country with bravery and honor. Dad you will never be forgotten in our hearts. We love you Frank, Mark, Vicki, Mom and all your Grand kids.

Air ForceCMSGT. Oscar Preston Shipp
By Evelyn "Libbie" Shipp Tatum, West Columbia, SC USA
For my father who served his country on many fields. Who gave to me the wisdom and courage I would need once he had gone. He passed on April 7, 1974. I miss him every day and consider myself blessed to have been his daughter.
Thank you Daddy.
Libbie Tatum
A fellow duffelbag brat.

ArmyFrederick E. Shoemaker Sr.
By Michael D. Shoemaker Sr., Cape Vincent, NY USA
PFC Frederick Elmer SHOEMAKER was inducted on 1 February 1951 and Discharged on 15 January 1953. He was stationed in Germany and was a mail clerk. He had told me many stories of his time there and of the friends that he had made. Some were funny and some were sad, but they were his memories and talking about his time there helped him deal with the friends he lost there and the friends he had left behind when he returned to the states. My Father was never a POW, nor was he ever wounded in combat. He was a soldier defending our country just like your family members that served, whatever branch of service. My Dad was a wonderful man. He taught me right from wrong, good from bad. As I grew up I wanted to be so much like him, I'd wear my watch on the same wrist as he did, and parted my hair on the same. Then after I was of age I enlisted into the US Navy. My Dad became stricken with MS and was bedridden. I gave up my Naval career to take care of him. Not because I had to but because I wanted to. My Dad passed away on 15 May 1999 at the age of 69. When I received the call from my brother in law, I was totally shocked. Dad will always be a part of me and I will never forget the good times he had together talking about the military. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him and I know he is watching over his children still today and every day 'til we meet him at the gates of heaven. Dad I say this for all of your children and grandchildren "We LOVE and MISS you dearly.... Thank you for being the patriot that you were for leading me on the same path.

NavyGMM-1 Troy Ray Shreve
By Kimmie Newton, Lebanon, TN
My PaPa died of heart problems. He has 13 daughters and sons. He has even more grandchildren. He also has great grandchildren. I am his eldest grandaughter and so we had a special relationship. My mother was his first child. He was married twice and they both loved him. He served in the Vietnam War. We all loved him very much.

POW/MIASFC Jerry (Mad Dog) Shriver
By Ramona, Bloomingdale, IL USA
This is dedicated to Jerry Shriver. Jerry disappeared 30 years ago. He went to war for a country he believed in. And the Government turned it's back on him. It is time to bring Jerry and the Rest of our men HOME.

You can visit Jerry and read his story,

NavyErnie Shultz Sr
By Ernie Shultz Jr, West Branch, IA
in loving memory to a great dad- to a fine brother

Army Dewey R Sickles
By Tracy Lynn, Jasper, Alabama
We love and miss you very much he left this world in march of 1999 at the age of 83

ArmyDonald Matthew Sieben S/Sgt, 599th Bomb Squadron
By Anonymous
Thank you for buying our freedom for us. It was surely difficult for you. We are grateful and will not forget that you did so.

ArmyDonald E. Siefers
By Flo Maureen Sielaff
Donald E. Siefers died on March 24, 2000. During World War II he served with the United States Army 239 Engineers in the Pacific Theater. His body was interned in Davenport Memorial Park via military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 26 of Davenport, Iowa.

ArmyAdrian Edward Sigler KIA 2/19/68
By Pam Blackwell, Russellville, KY
My Father was KIA while serving as a Tank Commander with the 1/4th Cav. He was killed 3 weeks before I was born... this is my Tribute to him...

MarineLCpl Keith Silha
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.

ArmyBaldomero Silva Jr.
By Baldomero Silva III, Hilliard, OH USA
He served his country loyally. A devoted Father and husband. Full of energy, he fought until the end. I Miss You Dad.

MarineLeonel (Portugal) Silveira
By Steven Howell, Kings Park, NY USA
I am writing this in memory of my father, who never had the chance to see me or watch me grow.

PFC Leonel Silveira, Nicknamed Portugal, was in Quang Tri on LZ Russell, I believe, when the hill was blown - details are fuzzy as to why/how the hill was blown while he was on it. Thank you for watching over me, dad. I know that you have been. You are sorely missed by all of your family.
Your son, Steven.

ArmyRobert R. Simes
By William E. Simes, Overland Park, KS USA
The piano was his first love. He was a musician before, during and after WWII. Still, he fought in, and survived, the battle of the bulge. He died a musician in September 1995.

Army William Harold Sims
By Carol M. Taylor-Lanza, Niles, OH
World War II, 101st Airborn Division, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment For the invasion "NEPTUNE", which started on June 6th 1944,during this invasion on June 9, 1944, William Harold Sims glider went down and he was killed. His memorial marker is at North Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sycamore, Wyandot County, OH.

MarineAl Simmons
By Bud Simmons, San Francisco, CA USA
A True Hero

MarineJim Simmons
By Bud Simmons, San Francisco, CA USA
A Great Marine & A Greater Man

NavyRay Simmons
By Bud Simmons, San Francisco, CA USA
What A Sailor - Never To Be Forgotten!!

Army Ronny Jo Simons E5
By Jon, Frank, Randy, Balynda, Jerry, Bill, Greg, David, Janet, Steve, Katie, Fantasy, Destiny, Samson, Micheal, Jade, Matthew, and Blaze
Ronny served in the Viet Nam war from 1966 until 1969. After his 2 1/2 year tour he was honorably discharged. Wounded in action he recieved the Purple Heart and the Congressional Metal Of Honor. Ronny was my Father and Best Friend and my hero. Sadly on 1 January 1996 he died of a massive Heart Attack and left behind 5 biological children 3 step children and a step granddaughter. He was proceeded in death by a son. Since then his family has grown by 3 in laws and 6 more grandchildren. We Love You and Miss You

NavyWylie Hugh Simpler
By MSG Felecia Simpler Foy, Vilonia, Arkansas
Thank you Daddy.

MarineAlfred F. Simpson
By Chauncey L. Simpson, Albuquerque, NM USA
KIA in Viet Nam July 65. We all remember you "Pete".

ArmyDurwood B. Simpson
By David Nye Morton, Lewisville, Arkansas
In honor of my Uncle who served and defended this Country. Thank a Vet.

Marine Lytle F. Simpson Jr.
By Kathy Simpson, Atlanta, Georgia
March 11, 2003, the saddest day of my life when I lost you. Semper Fi, Always a Marine.

POW/MIAArmy Charles B. Singles, Jr.
By Bonnie J. Buratti, Altadena, CA
To my Uncle who went down with the USS Leary on Dec. 24, 1943 after being torpedoed by a Nazi U-Boat, I send my love and appreciation for your service and bravery. You were killed before I was born, but you continue to be in my life at all times and you will always be remembered.

MarineCorporal Conrad Sipple
By Roland M. Renne, Atlanta, GA USA
Corporal Conrad Sipple, G Company, 2nd Bn. 4th Marines, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism as a Squad Leader in the Republic of South Vietnam on 5 March 1966. The company was engaged in operations against insurgent communist forces in the vicinity ofAn Tuyet, Quang Ngai Province, when Corporal Sipple's platoon came under extremely heavy small-arms and automatic weapons fire from Viet Cong forces entrenched on a commanding ridgeline. With full knowledge of the hazards involved and with complete disregard for his own safety, Corporal Sipple braved the fierce, hostile fire, repeatedly to assist in the evacuatin of wounded Marines. He braved the storm alone on two occasions to assist wounded comrades to safety. On two other occasions he returned to assist others in the evacuation of seriously wounded comrades who had to be carried bodily from the extremely hazardous area. On his fourth sally into the furious hail of enemy fire he was mortally wounded. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.

Army Ronald D. Simpson, Sr
By Ronald D. Simpson, Jr., Aiken, SC
We honor your service and courage as a member of the 186th Field Artilley Batallian during WWII. Your wife and sons will always remember you as a man of principles, and as a devoted father and grandfather. Soldier on in the Church Triumphant!

Army C.S.M. Charles E. Skaggs (1931-2002)
By David Skaggs Havana, IL
Uncle Chuck served in Korea and Vietnam he was laid to rest In DFW national cemetery Dallas Texas. It is said to be a great leader you must first be a servant. Chuck was a living example of this he was as dedicated to family and community as he was the Army. He will be missed but never forgotten. A grateful nation and loving family just want to say thank you for all you have done.

MarineSSGT Leonard E. Skierski
By Jake Skierski, San Angelo, TX USA
Dad has been gone two years now but his sons Jake and Ski miss him badly. Everything worth knowing we learned from Dad. He was a hero in our eyes and in the Corps. Bronze star and 13 Air medals 4 tours of the Nam. He is sorely missed by his family.

Air ForceMarcus Skierski, Sr. (1934-1999)
By Juanita Skierski & Family, Mabank, TX USA
My husband was a true American... his heart never wavered from his duty to God, Country & Family.

ArmyAnthony Michael Skotzke
By Joyce Skotzke Burns, Farmington Hills, MI USA
My father, wounded in Germany. Died at age 60. I never said Thank you, Daddy.

ArmyDavid Foster Skou
By Betty Nafe, Cherokee, IA USA
My father served in WWll. Received some medals for his bravery. I can't seem to find out a whole lot about the company he was in. He died of cancer three years ago. He never talked a lot about the service. If you know anything about how to contact his company I would greatly appreciate it. He served in 148 Ord. MVA.Com. and was a TEC. 3. My E-Mail address is

ArmyAnthony and Frank Skut
By Tony Adamski, Ludlow, Mass.
Miss you

Navy William Thomas Slade
By John I Slade
Killed on the USS Rich, DE, 695, on June, 8, 1944. He was buired at St, Mere, Eglise, # 2, Cemetary , Row, Q, 6, Grave, no, 114.

NavyJohn H. Slater
By CA Slater, Memphis, TN USA
Our father served his country during World War II, 1939 thru 1945.

In loving rememberance

ArmyGerald Adelbert Slusser (LT.Col)
By Patricia Jones & Patricia Slusser, Clearwater, Florida
We Love you. We miss you. Love, Pat & Patty

Coast GuardGerald R. Slusser 2/1/53-7/19/96
By Patricia Jones & Patricia Slusser
We love and Miss you Jerry. Hold the Sails till we get there... Love, Your sis and your mom.

MarineKenneth Lloyd Small
By The Small Family, Thornton, WA USA
In Memory of our Son and Brother. Kenneth Lloyd Small. Killed in Vietnam on June 7th 1969. We miss and love you each day. Your Mom, Dad and Sisters

ArmyPFC Bennie Smidt
By Carole Smidt, Billings, Montana
In remembrance of my beloved Father and hero who gave his life on May 27, 1945, just days before my birth. I want so much to bring him back to his homeland, however, they say I cannot. My father is buried in the National Cemetery in Manilla and the government tells me that after 1951 no one may bring their loved one home. I do not understand why, but I have to live with it. The material treasures I have to remember him by are his flag, his Purple Heart and a few pictures. But he will forever live in my heart until the day I join him in the presence of our Heavenly Father. He has been my guiding light, and guardian angel helping me through my trials of life. I love you Dad

Army Cpl. Andrew C. Smith
By Larry Stanley,Adrian Twp.,MI.
81st Tank Battalion-Headquarter's Co.,ASN 12203141,age 20,HQ.Co.,KIA,12-10-1944,wife:Vivian Bopp,address:2071 Westfield Ave.,Sctch Plains,NY.

NavyAndrew M Smith
By Bruce Smith, Wheatland, WY USA
My dad served proudly on the USS New York BB-34 from 1943 to 45 he went to that big ship in May 1983. Sail on Pop.

ArmyBerthel G. Smith
By Ronald D. Smith, Mt. Zion, Illinois
Any one with any information about ny fathere service history please contact me I would like to know. THANY YOU TO ALL VETERANS FOR GIVING ALL

NavyBill C. Smith
By Doug DeRosa, Loving, NM USA
My uncle Bill served in the Viet Nam war. He died of Agent Orange cancer July 4, 1995.

Air Force Cecil Watson Smith TSGT US Air Force Vietnam
By Ginger Pettite (Granddaughter) Newnan, GA
Rest in Peace
He has left us, and we're so sad, A wonderful grandfather, and a dad.
This loss of ours, is very deep, We are here, to mourn and weep.
It's so hard to say goodbye, To such a wonderful and special man.
Many of us, he has inspired, We all loved him, and admired.
To many of us, he was a friend, We could all rely and depend on.
We'll all miss him, so much and dearly, Rest in peace, we Love you so much.

ArmyDale Gene Smith
By Dale Summers, Acworth, GA USA
Dale was my buddy in High School. He was the quiet type so I couldn't see him fighting in the Vietnam war; but he did and paid with his life. It is a honor to have known him.

NavyDonald F. Smith
By Rebecca Larsem, Beatrice, NE USA
To my loving grandpa who served his country and his family with pride! He went to heaven on Feb. 19th, 1999. We all miss him very much! He fought in WWII- South Pacific ocean. USS Tennessee. I Love You Grandpa Smith!!!

ArmyGerald Lee Smith
By Carolyn Ethen, St. Paul, MN
Proudly served his country in Korea. Appointed to the Minneapolis, MN Police Department May 15, 1958. He saw humankinds darkest moments and could come home be my dad. He fought a valiant battle with cancer for four years. Cancer took his life on Feb. 21, 2001. Dad your are forever my hero. You have earned your peace in Gods warm light. Thank you for all the love you gave. I love you more than you'll ever know. "All is well" You daughter, Carolyn

Air ForceHallie "Buddy" Smith
By Aundra Miller, Naples, FL

POW/MIAAir Force Howard Horton Smith
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
Maj Oklahoma, OK 09-30-68

ArmyJim S. Smith Co. H, 6th Armored Infantry
By James Ray Smith, Sulphur Springs, Texas
KIA June 28, 1944. Buried in Florence, Italy at the Florence American Cemetery. Received 2 purple hearts. If anyone has any infomation about Jim S or his unit, please email us. He left behind a 6 week old son. Everything was lost in a house fire. Jim: In your last known letter you said if the baby looked like his daddy, he would be cute. You got your wish. You will forever be remembered!

NavyJohnne Smith
By Raymond Mierzwa (Doc Rainman), Whitesboro, NY USA
HM3 Smith known as Ditty Bopping Smitty from De-troit City. Served with the Marines in 1966 RVN. Killed in action. Drowned in a rice patty. We were in Corps School together and he was one of the happiest indivivuals I ever had the privledge to know. His classmates will never forget.

ArmyJoseph Daniel Smith
By Nancy Smith-Clyburn, Baltimore, Maryland
My Father. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as an Aircraft Mechanic. "Lest We Forget..."

ArmyMelvin Leon Smith
By Diane Berke, Rockaway, NJ USA
My father served his country in W.W.II so we could be free today, along with all the other vets. He was a Corporal, served in the 1st infantry and earned the expert infantry badge. He passed away 10/00 at the age of 86. I miss him so much. He touched many hearts in his life and is missed by all. He was a good man. He was proud to be an American!
Life Is Great, Isn't It! Diane

ArmyMiller E. Smith
By Jaime Gunter, Leesville, SC
My grandfather served in World War II. The war was very hard on him and he was never able to talk to us about his experiences. He was plagued by bad dreams, but somehow found it in his heart to love all of his family. He finally died in 1999. Although I don't know all he went through I would like to remember him for all the love he showed and say I'm glad he is finally at peace.

ArmyPaul R. Smith (Iraq)
By A Grateful Nation
Rank and Organization: Sergeant First Class, United States Army
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq on 4 April 2003. On that day, Sergeant First Class Smith was engaged in the construction of a prisoner of war holding area when his Task Force was violently attacked by a company-sized enemy force. Realizing the vulnerability of over 100 fellow soldiers, Sergeant First Class Smith quickly organized a hasty defense consisting of two platoons of soldiers, one Bradley Fighting Vehicle and three armored personnel carriers. As the fight developed, Sergeant First Class Smith braved hostile enemy fire to personally engage the enemy with hand grenades and anti-tank weapons, and organized the evacuation of three wounded soldiers from an armored personnel carrier struck by a rocket propelled grenade and a 60mm mortar round. Fearing the enemy would overrun their defenses, Sergeant First Class Smith moved under withering enemy fire to man a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a damaged armored personnel carrier. In total disregard for his own life, he maintained his exposed position in order to engage the attacking enemy force. During this action, he was mortally wounded. His courageous actions helped defeat the enemy attack, and resulted in as many as 50 enemy soldiers killed, while allowing the safe withdrawal of numerous wounded soldiers. Sergeant First Class Smith’s extraordinary heroism and uncommon valor are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Third Infantry Division “Rock of the Marne,” and the United States Army.

National GuardRobert T. Smith
By Co D (Ranger) 151st Infantry, IN USA
Robert T. Smith belonged to the only Infantry National Guard Unit mobilized for Vietnam - Company D (Ranger) 151st Infantry. He was killed in action while directing fire and exfiltration on 12 April 1969 in the providence of Bien Hoa. He saved the lives of many of his men, as he also laid down suppressive fire so they could get better cover. He left behind a wife and infant daughter. We miss you Bob!

Air Force Cpl. Roy L. Smith, Jr.
By Dorothy E. Corkery, Eugene, OR
342nd Bomb Squadron, 97 Bomb Group. My mother's favorite cousin. Shot down on his last mission somewhere over France. Here's to you, Roy. Thanks.

POW/MIARussell S "Bud" Smith
By Russell D Clemmer, Smithfield, PA USA
1920 - 1993 He was my cousin and went away a young man. He was captured in N Africa and became a POW. He was never a young man again and had a few failings, which under the circumstances are or should be understood.

NavySamuel Edward Smith
By Angelica Nicole Stephenson, Goose Creek, SC USA

NavyWilliam George Smith
By SSgt James De Santis/USMC, Philadelphia, PA USA
A World War II Veteran, who was loved by all who knew him. We miss and love you Pop Pop.

Army Floyd Snare
By Shane Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Commander Halma, MN USA
Died 06 Oct 1944, Germany. Floyd, of Lake Bronson, MN, is one of the Gold Stars from the communities of Halma and Lake Bronson to be killed in action in World War II. Served Casa Blanca, Italy, DDAY and gave the supreme sacrifice fighting in Germany. Floyd 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."

Army Harold Snodgrass
By Diana Snodgrass, San Leandro, CA
US Army, Korean War, Purple Heart recipient. His arms bore many scars from shrapnel, and returned with a piece of lead in his head. He soon developed Hodgkin's Disease and died in 1966. He left my mother (age 31) and three young children too soon.

NavyRichard J. Sobel, Sr.
By Christine Hubler, Bear, DE USA
My father served in the United States Navy during World War II in California. He passed away in 1992 from cancer. He is greatly missed daily by his family all over the Philadelphia area.

ArmyEnrique (Henry) Lorenzo Soliz
By Robert D. Salgado, Sacramento CA
US Army
101st ABN
KIA Feb. 19, 1968
Thua Thien Vietnam
A day dose not go by that I don't think of you. I have not seen you since you left for Vietnam in 1967. I still see your smiling face as you left. This year makes it 33 years since you died, I try to picture you as a man of 53 years old...

"for a promise of peace"

Army Thorjus Solvskar 35th Infantry Division
By Shane E. Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Post Commander, MN USA
Thorjus Solvskar of Karlstad, MN, made it through the fighting on the frontlines for 5 weeks with the the 35th Infantry Division. However sickness caught up with him and he died later in March of 1919. Solvskar was buried at St Mihiel Cemetary only 3 gravesites away from Ole Olson also of Karlstad. Thorjus is honored during "Call the Roll" at the Karlsatd American Legion Post #445 Memorial Day service. "Let us dedicate ourselves to the task of carrying on that those whom we honor shall not have died in vain."

Army Kenneth Mitchell Sorrell Born Jan 13, 1922 - Sept. 21, 2001
By Shelley McGee, Walls, MS
Served in the Army 338th Infantry. Enlisted in 1942 and was medically discarged due to wounds recieved in Italy 1945. Even though Crippled he still volunteered at the VA in Memphis because he always said that there was always someone out there worse off than he was. MY HERO

ArmyJohn F. Souders
By Ken Souders, Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.
John Souders was my grandfather. He served in World WarII. He died in 1969.

ArmyMilton D. Spahni
By Lawrence D. Spahni, Hamilton, OH USA
A man who proudly fought for Gen. Patton, watching his friends and brothers in arms die around him, and carring this scar on his soul to the grave. He was a hero, a super man, and a Santa Clause. He was beloved by all that knew him and left a trail of love where ever he went. Best of all he was my Dad, and I just hope one day I can be as loved as he. I miss you Dad!

NavyBurke Speer
By Aundra Miller, Naples, FL

MarineElmer Speicher
By Robert E. Speicher, Newburgh, NY USA
They gave me your name when I was born. They never talked much about you, alot of pain. I remember your picture, of you in uniform on a table that sat there for years. I always wondered what kind of person you were. Aug 7 day of every year I think about you being killed and wish war was just a card game.

ArmyGeorge J. Speicher Army Air Corp 8th Air Force
By Robert E. Speicher, Newburgh, NY USA
When my dad returned from Europe after WWII his life never seem to go anywhere. I grew up watching so many dreams fail. But he alot of pride and he was a good father in his way. I love you dad.

NavyWilburn "Bud" Speight
By Annette S. Wilson, Sycamore, Ga
Perished on a submarine during WWII

ArmyWilliam R. Speight
By A. Wilson, Sycamore, Ga
KIA VietNam , Aug.,1969

ArmyCharles F. Speith Sr.
By Charles Speith Jr., Fort Wayne, IN USA
Charles F. Speith Sr. died of the young age of 58 due to Lung Cancer Monday at Indiana University Hospital Medical Center in Indianapolis at 7:15 PM. Surviving are his wife Carol, a son, Charles Jr. of Ft.Wayne; five daughters, Liane Lepper, Rose Lloyd, Tammy Stienacker, Marti Speith, and Amy Speith. Charles had served the last years of his life in helping others through his work. He aided at St. Andrews soup kitchen and assisted in distributing food and other vital essentials to the needy. His family will sorely miss him .... espcialy his only son who had written this dedication in his loving memory. I love you dad, untill we meet again.

ArmyHomer Albert Spickler
By Ann Fares, Clinton, MO USA
By Annette Fares, Clinton, MO USA
By Ann Fares,
In honor of my dearest father who served in WW1. Not only did he serve his country with pride, but also his family. We miss his warmth and love that he shared with us.

By Annette Fares,
Our father served his country and was very proud to be able to help his country. But he will always be remembered by his family as one of the finest and most loving people that ever lived. He was married to Ethel Lois Spickler for just short of fifty years , and together they made a home for their six daughters and one son. Homer was a farmer until 1945 when he moved the family to Kansas City where he worked at Butternut bakery for 19 years. After he retired, he and mom moved back to Clinton. He is greatly missed by his children; Phyllis Yadon, Ruby Portwood, Tommy Spickler, Judy Ellis, Sharon Rusche, Mary Berry, And Annette Fares

Marines James W. Spickler
By Rich Spickler, Florissant, Missouri
This is a memorial to my father who passed last year. He was a Marine in Korea and always was very proud of his service. He was involved in the VFW for most of his life, as well as several other patriotic organizations. His grandson is now in the Marines as well. He would have been proud. He passed just a few months before his grandson went in. Look down on Chris, Dad and keep him safe.

Army Henry Spilde
By Shane E. Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Post Commander, MN USA
Henry Spilde was born April 15, 1897 at Halma, MN. Henry died on April 13, 1918, at Camp Dodge, and is buried at Eidsvold Cemetery in Halma. He is one of the Gold Stars from the communities of Halma and Lake Bronson who died in training camp answering the call for World War I. Henry 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."

NavyArthur Manley Spore
By Victor Manley MacDonald, Smiths, AL USA
In tribute to my grandfather who served in the Pacific in WWII. Thank you for all that was given. We all love and miss him very much.

ArmyBennie St. Clair
By Flo Maureen Sielaff
Bennie St. Clair, a resident of Savanna, Illinois, died on March 27, 2000. He served with the Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

NavyJames Brown Stacy
By Tim Stacy, Detroit, MI USA
Im memory of my father: James Brown Stacy, US Navy.
My best friend and father born 12/19/29 in Louisville, KY and passed away 1/1/98 in Taylor, MI. Dad served with honor aboard the carrier USS Coral Sea CVA43 as a plank-owner in 1947-1951 and was a proud member of the USS Coral Sea Veterans Association. Dad was truely a wonderful man and we miss him terribly. God has gained one more angel to serve him and protect us that remain. I love you dad.

MarinesPOW/MIALCpl Bruce Wayne Staehli
By Sgt Ronald (Bud) Albright, Whiteland, IN USA
LCpl Staheli USMC was reported missing in action while on a mission dubbed Scotland 11 on 3l April 1968. He was born at Crown Point Indiana on 24 Sept 1948. If anyone knew LCpl Staheli please email me at any and all information is appreciated. I will not give up the fight to return LCpl Staheli and all of the other POW/MIA servicemen and women to their homes. Thank you LCpl Staheli for your service to America.

ArmyHenry Allen Stafford Jr.
By Robert Tassin, New Orleans, Louisiana
He did not feel worthy to serve, but lost more than his life for freedom, all his brothers who stood for freedom and died.

ArmyRonald L. Stagner, MSG, (Ret)
By Thomas Lucken, Florissant, MO USA
Ronald was a soldier's soldier. He spent 26 years in the service,with 2 tours in Vietnam, and Desert Storm. Ron retired in 1991 after Desert Storm. He continued to work for the Army as Weapon's Simulator Instructor, up till the day he passed away. Ron's love and passion to work and be with the soldiers, and to be an old soldier, never changed from the day he joined the military till the day he died.

Army E.L. Stanley
By Larry Stanley,Adrian Twp.,MI.
U.S. Army Veteran,of Forest Hills,Pike Co.,Ky.,died Friday,Jan.1,1999,age 74,at Williamson Memorial Hospital,Williamson,West Va.He was born Roadfork,June 25,1924,son of the late Kelly and Nona (Varney) Stanley.He was employed by Norfolk & Southern Railroad and member of Salem Old Regular Baptist Church.He was married to Jessie Mae Hicks Stanley had son Roger,daughter Clara Stanley Stump and 5 step-daughters.Buried Mountain View Memory Gardens.

Army Howell Sullivan Standridge
By Johnny H. Standridge, Hiram, Georgia
(1919-2001) I love you and miss you. May you rest in peace.

Army Coy Stayton
By Family & friends of Altus, Oklahoma
Thank you for serving your country in Vietnam. You were a hero to all of us and you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and love.

NavyEdwin Earnest Stephens
By Margaret Stephens, Los Angeles Co., CA
Place of Death Death: U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt Date, Cause of Death: June 6,1918 drowned Next of Kin Relationship: Gay Stephens father Appointed, St.Louis,Mo. Rank Branch: seaman,second class U.S.Naval Reserve Force
Edwin was my Uncle, I would had been so happy if I could ever met him, but that was not to be. He was a very happy man and proud to serve these United States. God Bless him in his fortitude to make this a better world.

Navy Ermal Stanley
By Larry Lee Stanley, Adrian Twp., MI
Feb.19,1944 to Jan.27,1946, Pacific Theater, USS HUDSON,(DD-475) Fletcher class destroyer. Four stars & WWII Victory Medal. After WWII Ermal enlisted in Army Air Force, and retired from U.S. Air Force in 1966, served in Military Police. He received the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, it was given after the war to those men that served aboard the U.S.S. Hudson in 1944-1945 off Okinawha. Born Dec.12,1925, died June 28,1998. A real patriot in time of war & peace.

Army Richard Staton
By Larry Stanley
WV PFC Co.F,30th INF,born March 26,1902,died Feb.4,1944.Buried Sid Hunt Cemetery,Bias,Delbarton,Mingo Co.,West Va.

ArmyLenton Edward Stephens Jr.
By Alisa Stephens, Los Angeles, CA
I love you desperately for your belief that all people can learn a thing and live by exactly what they learned. My bleloved brother died on May 2, 2001 at 45 after "living in his army boots" continuously since returning from Korea. He gave as good as he got to many homeless veterans and was not alone in the end. He said his life was different now that he's been through army training and that he was not afraid of the dirt anymore.

MarineDion Stephenson
By Mark Watson, FT Hood, TX USA
I met you when we were privates, and we were pretty good friends, I left the unit and learned of your death from one of the corpsmen. I miss you friend


ArmySp 4 Richard Craig Stevens
By Ame Dittmann, Goshen, IN USA
Dear World ... my name is Craig. I am nineteen years old, and they are sending me to Vietnam.

Dear World ... I am scared. I won't try to be a hero, but I'll be as brave as I can.

Dear World ... I miss my family. I hope they don't worry about me, but I hope they are proud.

Dear World ... the fighting is getting worse and I am so tired. We've been humping for days looking for the little man. Trick is to find him before he finds us.

Dear World ... I lost a good friend today...that makes three this week alone. I've learned not to cry. Don't worry about me though, I pretty well know the ropes, so I'll be okay. I turned twenty today.

Dear World ... I still get scared. I'm getting short but the fighting continues. Just gotta hang on a little longer.

Dear World ... I won't be coming home ... Please Remember... Remember my family ... my mom and dad, and ten brothers and sisters. They meant the world to me and I left them to fight for you comfort them for me.

Remember that I did not wish to fight ... but my country called and I willingly answered.

Remember that I never wanted to kill ... but I did what any child does...and yes, I was just a boy still ... I did as I was told, and I did it with as much honor and bravery as I could.

And I was scared the first time I saw war.

And I cried the first time I saw death.

And I held my brothers while they died...

up until the day they held me...

...for you.

If you want to honor me...Remember.

Dedicated to "Baby Beef" ... Craig Stevens ... member of the infamous Suicide Charlie Platoon, 4-9 Inf., 25th Inf. Division, 4/26/68 ~ 11/23/68 ... KIA Tay Ninh Province near Dau Tieng, South Vietnam. We'll always remember you Craigie...

MarineArmy William H. Stevenson
By Janice Stevenson, Massillon, Ohio
I never met you, Bill, but I want to thank you for instilling a sense on pride and honor in your son, Jody. You would be very proud of him. He served his country with pride, just like you. Love, your daughter-in-law Janice

ArmyCarl C. Sticker
By Carlene Fox
US Army Served in WWII and the Korean War. Died 6/6/68 and is resting peacefully in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Kentucky

Navy Charles Stewart (Pudy)
By Eddie & Loretta Bowling
Pudy was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, a Medic. He was born Dec. 15, 1922 at Rockhouse, Pike County, Kentucky, he died Oct. 2, 2006 and was buried a Anna E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville, Kentucky

Army Pfc. Homer Ray Stewart
By Larry Lee Stanley, Adrian Twp., MI
Portable Surgical Hospital,hospital orderly #303. Jan.1,1943 till Jan.20,1946. Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon w/l brz star; Philippine Liberation ribbon; Victory Medal, WWII. Born July 31923 - death Aug.1985. A few years after returning home, Homer admitted himself to the Veterans Hospital,he stayed their for over 20 years, left and lived by his sister. In Aug.1985 World War II was finally over for him. God Bless this wonderful, gentle man & uncle.

Air Force James Stewart
By James,& Evelyn Sudar, Arvada, Colorado
You will be sadly missed by all of us you left behind. You will not be forgotten. You served your country, and we thank you and all those who have fought for our freedom.

MarinePOW/MIALee Stills
By Rebecca Smith ( 29 Palms, CA USA
My Dad is desperate to find Lee or any information on this person. My father is Gerald A. Rowe, GYSGT Ret. and served in 1/4, C company, 2nd Plattoon, 3rd Squad during Viet Nam from 67-68. If anyone knows of Lee Stills status or Timothy "Tiny" Kapahn please email me at the above address. If either of these fellow brothers/Marines are gone from this earth, my sincerest THANK YOU to them and their families. NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN--SEMPER FI

NavyRobert E. Stone Sr.
By Robert E. Stone Jr., Roswell, GA, USA
My Dad was a true patriot.. He joined the Army in WWII at age 16.. They caught him and sent him home.. On his 17th birthday he joined the Navy for the duration.. After the war he went to college and during Korea he joined the Air Force as an officer.. We lost him on March 15, 1995 from surgical complications.. I grieve every day, but I look at his flag and his veteran ball cap and am comforted that if you had known him you would have loved him too..

ArmyHarry Stonerock
By Frank Krawczyk, Punta Gorda, FL
Hdqs. Co Ist Battlion 394th inf reg. 99th div March 15th 1945 Honnegen Germany

Harry I told your sister Joanie the whole story.. They won't accept it. But we know,dont we? Hang in there we will meet again soon. Your comrade in arms. FRANK

ArmyCPL Linden Israel Stonerock Infantryman, 90th ID
By Robert A. Stonerock, Nashport, Ohio
Grandpa, Thanks for being a role model to me and my aunts, uncles and to my dad. I followed in your footsteps but you were gone before you could see how far I went. I still dream of what it would have been like to have had you there at Ft. Benning, Georgia to pin those silver wings on my chest. As an infantryman, I gained an appreciation for what you did in WWII. Airborne all the way! Robert

POW/MIAAir Force Lilburn Ray Stow
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
Maj Vici, OK 04-26-68

POW/MIAAir Force Aubrey E. Stowers, Jr.
By Jack H. Cloud, U. S. Army 1966-1969, Tulsa, OK
1Lt Sentinel, OK 03-21-68

ArmyJohn F. Stout
By Phil Layman, Covington, OH USA
Grandpa Served his time for his country. May his soul rest in eternal peace forever! SSgt India/Burma 1942-1945

Thank you Granpa and all the others who gave their all!

ArmyMaynard T. Stovall
By Flo Maureen Sielaff
Maynard T. Stovall died on March 24, 2000 in Davenport, Iowa. During World War II he served in the Army. His body was interned in the National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois.

NavyTom Stradley
By Philip Doss, Avinger, TX USA
Tom`s proudest day was when he was selected to attend P.B.R. School. The last time I saw him was about March of 69. I fianlly located his brother this year. Tom died last August in a pool accident. Brother be patient I will be there when the tide is right.

Marine Charles Stanley
By Anonymous
wounded battle of okinawa sulphur springs, indiana

NavyChief Petty Officer, Raymond Street
By Benjamin Munoz & Janet V. Henson (Munoz), Las Vegas, Nevada
WWII in the Pacific

ArmyWarrant Officer Donald Wayne Strickland
By Eugene Watson, Viet Nam Veteran STRATCOM, First Signal Brigade
Died at Fort Rucker Alabama, with seven other, helo flight school trainies in 1968. Donald was my cousin from Killeen Texas. He had received his orders to go to Viet Nam within days. He had graduated, and was instructing when two choppers collided in mid air, killing all.

Air ForceColonel Harvey R. Striegler
By Tom Striegler, Fredericksburg, TX USA
Colonel Harvey R. Striegler was my father. Dad was called to active duty in early 1941 and served throughout WWII, ultimately as Executive Officer of a B-29 Group operating out of Guam. Again in 1951, Dad was recalled to active duty and sent to Korea as Airbase Group Commander at Kimpo AFB. In 1995, Dad passed away in his sleep at the age of 88. He is buried beside my mother in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Texas.

ArmyPFC Ramon S. Subejano
By Al Livingston, Brighton, MA USA
By Earl S. Subejano, Reedley, CA
By Al Livingston,
PFC Ramon S. Subejano served with Company A 358th Inf. Div. at Normandy Beach, Ardennes, Nothern France, Holland, and the Rineland, he was a scout sniper and was wounded several times, died September 16, 1988 and was one of the United States most decorated heros of WWII, having won 17 medals including the Silver Star, buried at Arlington. His story is in the Library of Congress, "One Man Army" 1978

By Earl S. Subejano,
Grandpa, I am proud of you. I want to let you know that you're well remembered by your family, your grandkids and your friends. my Dad Warmundo N. Subejano was the one who told and retold a story about you. I visited your tomb last September 17, 2000 as a gift to your birthday. We love you. His roots and birth place is Philippines and he won a Silver Star, Purple Heart, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Navy Philip Ray Sudderth IC2 (E-5), 1967 - 71 US Navy, Vietnam Era Service
By Georgia Robinett, Palestine, TX
Having lost his battle with lung cancer, my "little sailor" has gone to a better place, leaving behind such sorrow regarding our overwhelming loss. Though he could sometimes be a pain-in-the-butt, he always tried to have the best in mind when he advocated for the rights and the causes of the everyday man, woman, and child. His love and his smile will always remain in our hearts, as will the wonderful lessons he left behind in each of us. I will miss him and the love, laughter, music, and life we shared, through my dying day. For those he has left behind, don't wait until tomorrow, for it may not come; don't procrastinate your contentment and joy, for you may otherwise never find it. He made his peace with God, and now he has gone home.

NavyDaniel Sugden, Jr. (1923-1999)
By Debbie Sugden, Reno, Nevada
I found this web page, and thought what a better way to Honor my Dad especially since today is Memorial Day. My dad was in the Navy during W.W.II, He was an Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor. My dad lost a lot of his friends at Pearl Harbor, he always talked so Highly of his Friends and till the day of his death whenever we went to Hawaii, he always went to The Arizona memorial to Pay tribute to his lost friends. Now its my turn to Pay tribute to my Dad and all the other Veterans who so proudly served our Country. God Bless you all. I love and Miss you Dad, you were a great father and a good friend.


Air ForceJerry Sumida
By MSG Severo Cole (USAF Retired} , Waianae, HI USA
I met Jerry in the spring of 1966 at Hamilton AFB, an Air Base just outside San Fransico. PCS orders reassigned us, me to the Philippines and Jerry to Vietnam. Just after receiving a letter from Jerry, I found his name in the Star & Stripes in the KIA column. Jerry, "My Friend" Killed in Action during an attack on Da Nang Air Base. A year later I was assigned to Da Nang AB where I believe Jerry helped me through some rough times. You see, it was his life's influence on mine, his character and his attitude of living life not for selfish reasons.

ArmyCpl. Clyde S. Summers 112th Cavalry Regimental Combat Team
By Steve Summers, Bristow, OK USA
Dad served with "G" troop of the 112th Cavalry Regiment (Texas National Guard's 56th Brigade) at Woodlark, Good Enough, New Calendonia, and Cape Merkus New Britian Islands. The last battle he fought in was at Aitape, New Guinea (Driniumor River) before being rotated home where his was assigned to the 1850th Service Command Unit at Camp Chaffee, Ark. Dad was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge as well as a Good Conduct Medal. Dad was a good man and served his church as gracious volunteer until his death in 1965 after heart surgery. "Will be looking for you on the otherside dad!"

NavyJohn Surgenor
By Joseph J. Surgenor, Huntington Beach, CA USA
Dad served in WWII in the Pacific on the USS Farragut (DD 348), a destroyer, from 1943 until the end of the war. He was my friend and I miss hearing him play the bagpipes and his fiddle. He died at age 79 in 1998 survived by his five kids. His remains are interned at Arlington Cemetary.

ArmyJulian Edward Suttles
By Angela M Waldrop, Easley, SC USA
My grandfather fought in WWII in the European Theater. He was the best. He departed this life in November 1974 at the age of 46. I was little but he was my best friend and still is. I miss him more today that I did yesterday. God Bless that Thank You for giving part of your life for all of our freedom.

NavyCarl A. Swanson
By Mowry Allen, Boynton Beach, FL USA
Carl was an awesome husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and overall a wonderful person inside and out. I'd like to dedicate this page to someone who was always there for you in need. May his soul live on forever.

ArmyRichard James Swanson Sr.
By Cindy Mccarty, Brighton, CO USA
I would like to have this very dear man remembered, for serving his country, raising 5 children by himself, and passing away at such an early age of 64. He was dearly loved, and very much missed. thank you, The daughter of Richard J. Swanson

Navy Ronald Swanson
By Shane E. Olson, Halma-Lake Bronson SAL Post Commander, MN USA
Ensign Ronald Swanson was the first ever from Lake Bronson to study at the US Naval Academy and graduated in 1952. Following his graduation he was selected for flight training at NAS Pensacola, FL. Ron was training to land his SNJ on an aircraft carrier on March 30, 1953 when he was killed. Ronald is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Lake Bronson. Ronald 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."

ArmyNamon B. Sweatt
By Loretta S VanWagenen, Fayetteville, NC USA
Our Father left us on the 1 Jan 94 to go home to his Father in heaven. We miss him dearly and will reunite with him when we are called home. Namon B. Sweatt served our country briefly during the late 40s early 50s. He was airborne on earth and now in heaven. We miss you terribly and will always remember your gentle smile and those beautiful eyes. Loving you Always

Army Charles "Chuck" H Swift Sr WWII HQ CO 1133rd Eng C Grp
By Judy McKenna, Hendersonville, TN
Greatly missed! Your final battle August 24, 2003, at age 77. You always found something good in everyone. You were the "wind beneath my wings".

Your loving daughter

ArmyStanley Switalski
By Jason J Lynch (SPC-GARNG), Lawrenceville, GA USA
Honorable soldier and friend.

MarineJerry Craig Snyder
By Brenda Williams, Abilene, Texas
Jerry served his country in Viet Nam. He never talked much about his military service, at least not to me. He lost his life on September 11, 2001 in an accident at his deer lease in Oplin, Texas. The same day that so many other Americans tragically lost their lives in the terror attacks. He was a wonderful friend not only to me, but to everyone who knew him. He loved nothing better than his daughter Tracy, his grandkids, the Dallas Cowboys, Dr. Pepper, and hunting and fishing. I miss you, Jerry.

ArmyGeorge Thomas Syrett
By Fredrick Syrett, Houston, TX, USA
He didn't die in the war but he served in World War 2 and he was a great father. He tought me how to be proud of what freedom and life stand for. He died in 1983 of a massive heartattack. He will be missed by everyone that he touched. He was in my eyes a great man and a wonderful human being.

Navy Chester Szych
By James Szych, Toledo, Ohio
My great uncle Chester served with UDT 15 was KIA 18 Feb 1945 off the shores of Iwo Jima when his ship the USS Blessman APD-48 was bombed by a Jap Bomber. I just wanted to say thanks uncle Chuck. I never got to meet you but in my heart you are my hero.

Listed in alphabetical order by last name.


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