In Memoriam

Funeral Honors for all 73 Vietnam Veterans from Beaver County who Paid the Price..

#NameBranchDODLocation on Wall
1Howard M. Eakin, Jr.U S ArmyJune 5, 1963Panel 1 E, Line 23
2Michael P. Martin, Jr.U S ArmyDecember 12, 1963Panel 1 E, Line 37
3John L. Straley – MIAU S ArmyJanuary 18, 1964Panel 1 E, Line 42
4Doyle W. Lynn – MIAU S NavyMay 27, 1965Panel 1 E, Line 125
5John W. White   U S ArmyJune 15, 1965Panel 2 E, Line 3
6Henry D. Grimm Jr.U S Marine
KIA leaving Pendleton
enroute VIETNAM
June 25, 1965Not On Wall
7Raymo SantilliU S ArmyNovember 12, 1965Panel 3 E, Line 47
8Joseph A. CestaricU S Air ForceDecember 17, 1965Panel 4 E, Line 20
9Robert H. Carr, Jr.U S ArmyJune 15, 1966Panel 8 E, Line 48
10Gary L. MillerU S MarineSeptember 19, 1966Panel 10 E, Line 120
11James E. Graham, Jr.U S MarineSeptember 24, 1966Panel 11 E, Line 7
12Howard D. StraussU S MarineOctober 26, 1966Panel 11 E, Line 115
13Ronald E. McClellandU S ArmyOctober 28, 1966Panel 11 E, Line 123
14Samuel Lightman U S ArmyNovember 5, 1966Panel12 E, Line 10
15Frederick W. Mullen   U S ArmyNovember 5, 1966Panel 12 E, Line 28
16David C. LouthanU S MarineNovember 29, 1966Panel 12 E, Line 129
17Curtis L. Jeter, JrU S Army      December 16, 1966Panel 13 E, Line 49
18Thomas R. MarkU S MarineFebruary 4, 1967Panel 14 E, Line 118
19Joseph PaolantonioU S ArmyMarch 20, 1967Panel 16 E, Line 123
20Julius E. JenkinsU S ArmyMay 26, 1967Panel 20 E, Line 84
21Joseph A. TomkoU S ArmyJune 1, 1967Panel 21 E, Line 30
22Nick Panella, Jr.U S ArmyJuly 3, 1967Panel 22 E, Line 121
23James F. Tritt – MIAU S NavyJuly 7, 1967Panel 23 E, Line 33
24Andrew M. Hovancik, Jr.U S MarineJuly 16, 1967Panel 23 E, Line 80
25William H. GoedekerU S MarineAugust 24, 1967Panel 25 E, Line 37
26David L. CowartU S Marine      September 25, 1967Panel 27 E, Line 9
27Robert C. HowardU S Army           November 4, 1967Panel 29 E, Line 20
28Michael A. CaspU S ArmyNovember 14, 1967Panel 29 E Line 94
29Larry W. Pierce U S ArmyDecember 24, 1968Panel 32 E, Line 55
30William J. Potter, Jr  U S Air ForceDecember 29, 1968Panel 32 E, Line 96
31Adolphus EllisU S Army         March 1, 1968Panel 42 E, Line 15
32William J. Bowers U S ArmyMarch 8, 1968Panel 43 E, Line 52
33David L. BrownU S MarineMarch 18, 1968Panel 45 E, Line 16
34Lawrence R. KomanU S Marine   March 20, 1968Panel 47 E, Line 13
35Lawrence J. Snyder U S Marine            April 19, 1965Panel 51 E, Line 3
36Alfred B. CafrelliU S Army                     April 21, 1965Panel 51 E, Line 16
37Wallace W. ShaneU S MarineMay 5, 1968Panel 55 E, Line 30
38Nicholas S. Vrankovich U S Marine     May 24, 1968Panel 70 E, Line 15
39Earl R. Welsh, Jr.U S Marine                   July 19, 1968Panel 51 W, Line 15
40Bay B. Booth, Sr.U S ArmyAugust 15, 1968Panel 48 W, Line 16
41William J. Bilbo, Jr.U S MarineAugust 26, 1968Panel 46 W, Line 26
42Charles W. Seth U S ArmySeptember 14, 1968Panel 44 W, Line 60
43Frank A. SkocichU S MarineSeptember 17, 1968Panel 43 W, Line 23
44William L. McLaughlinU S ArmyOctober 3, 1968Panel 42 W, Line 68
45Charles T. RoederU S ArmyOctober 29, 1968Panel 40 W, Line 55
46John R. LarimoreU S MarineNovember 24, 1968Panel 38 W, Line 50
47Louis RodriguezU S ArmyDecember 20, 1968Panel 36 W, Line 54
48Ronnie L. EckenroadU S MarineMarch 19, 1969Panel 29 W, Line 77
49Robert W. MoonU S ArmyApril 23, 1969Panel 26 W, Line 33
50Donovan R. FluhartyU S ArmyMay 20, 1969Panel 24 W, Line 58
51Larry E. BoyerU S MarineMay 25, 1969Panel 24 W, Line 101
52Thomas W. StrathmannU S ArmyJune 8, 1969Panel 23 W, Line 112
53Charles E. HunsingerU S ArmyJune 17, 1969Panel 22 W, Line 65
54Philip MastramicoU S ArmyJune 27, 1969Panel 21 W, Line 24 
55James H. WorkmanU S ArmyJune 30, 1969Panel 21 W, Line 40
56David F. SmithU S ArmyAugust 6, 1969Panel 20 W, Line 104
57Edward E. SeeU S ArmyOctober 31, 1969Panel 16 W, Line 10
58Larry L. FowlerU S ArmyNovember 27, 1969Panel 16 W, Line 127
59Daniel M. DawsonU S ArmyDecember 15, 1969Panel 15 W, Line 58
60Edward A. BischoffU S ArmyJanuary 12, 1970Panel 14 W, Line 28
61Walter H. Bucka, Jr.U S ArmyFebruary 6, 1970Panel 14 W, Line 106
62Thomas R. BrewerU S Army  March 15, 1970Panel 13 W, Line 130
63Donald J. Pierce Jr.U S MarineMarch 18, 1970Panel 12 W, Line 18
64Jan H. Nelson – MIAU S MarineApril 11, 1970Panel 12 W, Line 124
65Robert M. Kuner, Jr.U S MarineJune 15, 1970Panel 9 W, Line 56
66William A. JurichU S ArmyJune 25, 1970Panel 9 W, Line 91
67James E. HuppU S ArmyJuly 8, 1970Panel 9 W, Line 130
68Andrew J. Fritsch IIIU S ArmyAugust 10, 1970Panel 8 W, Line 100
69John A. OgrizekU S ArmySeptember 26, 1970Panel 7 W, Line 94
70Fredrick J. HughesU S ArmyNovember 14, 1970Panel 6 W, Line 60
71Ralph A. Moreira, Jr.U S ArmyMarch 5, 1971Panel 4 W, Line 25
72Benjamin E. Yard, Jr.U S ArmyJanuary 16, 1972Panel 2 W, Line 98
73Rodger M. NetherlandU S NavyMay 10, 1973Panel 19 E, Line

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 862, our heroes, our brothers, whom have passed since we started this chapter in 2000

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1Robert D. Doughty Jr. U S MarineMarch 22, 2002
2Robert B. Patterson Jr.U S ArmySeptember 23, 2002
3George H. Morrow U S MarineMay 4, 2002
4John J. Helbling U S ArmyJanuary 4, 2003
5Robert C. Revay U S NavyFebruary 6, 2003
6Paul L. Webber U S ArmyAugust 13, 2003
7William J. Raisley Jr.U S MarineJanuary 26, 2004
8John H. Hawk U S ArmyFebruary 2004
9Charles E. Nowry U S ArmyMay 22, 2004
10Gerald K. Kummer U S ArmyJune 2004
11William S. Weyand U S NavyJanuary 3, 2005
12John A. “Chief” NamathU S ArmyFebruary 19, 2005
13David E. Sonnett                       U S ArmyJuly 4, 2005
14Edward E. Ellefson            U S Air ForceAugust 16, 2005
15James R. Rekrut                    U S Air ForceMarch 22, 2006
16Andrew R. Moslen U S ArmyMarch 3, 2006
17George A Grates Jr.U S ArmyJanuary 10, 2007
18Steven P. Vereb                   U S ArmyFebruary 13, 2007
19Jeffery A. Mabin            U S NavyJuly 8, 2007
20John L. McGowan                   U S NavyDecember 11, 2007
21William R. Seeger              U S MarineFebruary 4, 2008
22Nicholas P. Schwartz             U S Air ForceMarch 23, 2008
23William S. Pierce                                U S ArmySeptember 11, 2008
24Donald E. McNutt                      U S Air ForceNovember 9, 2008
25David C. Naber                      U S MarineMarch 4, 2009
26Clifford O. Sipe                           U S ArmyJuly 6, 2009
27James A. Bunting                        U S ArmyAugust 29, 2009
28Ernest M. Perdue                       U S ArmySeptember 9, 2009
29John T. Hricak                          U S NavySeptember 17, 2009
30Louis L. Hickman                   U S ArmyOctober 9, 2009
31John O. Chimile            U S Air ForceNovember 23, 2009
32J. Brise Bickerton                         U S ArmyDecember 30, 2010
33Edward B. Kolosvary                        U S ArmyMarch 6, 2010
34Jerry A. Reed                                 U S ArmyJune 27, 2010
35Talbert R. Swogger                            U S ArmyAugust 4, 2010
36Ronald  L.  Yesko                                U S ArmyNovember 2, 2010
37Steve GavuraU S ArmyNovember 21, 2010
38Blaine  W. Allinder Jr   U S ArmyJanuary 12, 2011
39Rodney Trent                                  U S NavyFebruary 1, 2011
40Jim Kelly                                U S ArmyJune 8, 2011
41Richard P. Kulpa                               U S ArmyOctober 4, 2011
42Donald A Yothers                               U S ArmyOctober 7, 2011
43John C “Moe” DescutnerU S ArmyNovember 23, 2011
44Richard R. Melvin                           U S NavyDecember 26, 2011
45Gary L. Headley U S ArmyJanuary 11, 2012
46Michael J. Hutchinson   U S MarineJanuary 12, 2012
47William E. Wright U S MarineMarch 27, 2012
48Melvin “Bud” Temple U S ArmyMay 13, 2012
49Theodore J. Woelfel U S ArmyMay 21, 2012
50Wayne E. Dobson    U S ArmyAugust 1, 2012
51Paul A. Mulig U S MarineSeptember 5, 2012
52James P. “Pickles” Piccirilli U S NavySeptember 19, 2012
53Jon A. Neely U S ArmyNovember 11, 2012
54Charles E. Harvey U S ArmyDecember 6, 2012
55Vince Ionta  U S Air ForceDecember 25, 2012
56Lawrence C. “Chuck” McCluneU S NavyMarch 19, 2013
57Michael B. Russ U S ArmyMarch 20, 2013
58William J. Bischak U S ArmyMarch 28, 2013
59Duane F. Flaherty U S ArmySeptember 24, 2013
60Peter A. Petrosky “Bugs”U S Air ForceOctober 15, 2013
61Gary L. Roberts U S NavyDecember 6, 2013
62Joseph G. Russell U S MarineMarch 6, 2014
63Nick P. Vucetich U S Air ForceMay 6, 2014
64William R. Clear U S Air ForceJune 15, 2014
65Bernard Strauss  U S ArmyJuly 6, 2014
66Thomas Victor “Squirrel” RobesU S MarinesJuly 10, 2014
67Duillo “Sarge” J. BonazzaU S ArmyAugust 16, 2014
68Thomas E. Harper U S ArmyNovember 11, 2014
69George A CaffroU S ArmyDecember 14, 2014
70Steve M. Tatgenhorst U S MarineJanuary 15, 2015
71Sullivan J. Tonti U S ArmyFebruary 5, 2015
72Robert A. Feick U S NavyMarch 23, 2015
73Ronald A. Cholewinski U S ArmyMay 22, 2015
74Jack W. Susie Sr.U S MarineJune 18, 2015
75Paul H. Suscinski U S MarineJune 18, 2015
76Gary L. Myers U S NavyJuly 29, 2015
77Harry E. Suttelle Jr.U S ArmyDecember 26, 2015
78Jeffrey L. Hess U S Air ForceJanuary 10, 2016
79John R. Bowden Jr.U S Air ForceJanuary 15, 2016
80David Zulick  U S MarineFebruary 2, 2016
81Teola Patillo  U S Air ForceFebruary 29, 2016
82Daniel D. Godich U S Air ForceApril 5, 2016
83William F. Karas U S ArmyApril 8, 2016
84William C. Fisch U S MarineApril 25, 2016
85Joseph S. Dombrowski U S NavyApril 26, 2016
86James E. Quinn Jr.U S Air ForceJune 11, 2016
87Glenn W. Rethage U S ArmyJuly 30, 2016
88Thomas L Coe Jr.U S MarineOctober 8, 2016
89Gale J. Mussey U S NavyNovember 18, 2016
90Livio R. Pagani U S ArmyNovember 20, 2016
91Donald D. Cripe U S ArmyNovember 28, 2016
92Kenneth E. Hughes U S ArmyDecember 17, 2016
93Louis J. DeOld U S ArmyJanuary 22, 2017
94Luke P. Patrino U S ArmyJanuary 28, 2017
95Charles J. McPherson U S ArmyMay 19, 2017
96John R “Shep” SheperdU S ArmySeptember, 6, 2017
97John M AlbrechtU S ArmyOctober 8, 2017
98Frank P. GottliebU S ArmyOctober 24 2017
99
Joseph Tucci Jr.U S Air ForceNovember 7, 2017
100George E. LeslieU S MarineNovember 26, 2017
101John T. SchweichU S ArmyNovember 27, 2017
102Larry R. SelickU S MarineNovember 27, 2017
103Thomas J. Czerpak, Jr.U S NavyDecember 10, 2017
104Joseph k. NakoaU S ArmyMarch 15, 2018
105Richard D. OrsenU S ArmyApril 17, 2018
106Gary E. FleesonU S ArmyMay 5, 2018
107Timothy W. McCrayU S ArmyJune 1, 2018
108Richard D. PelloniU S NavyJune 1, 2018
109William G. “Duckman” LaughnerU S ArmySeptember 10, 2018
110Gary L. “Butch” GilchristU S ArmySeptember 14, 2018
111Robert Gary WadatzU S ArmySeptember 29, 2018
112David M. Allen U S Air ForceNovember 26, 2018
113Philip J. MorrisU S Air ForceDecember 22, 2018
114Earl F. LeeU S Air ForceJanuary 9, 2019
115Robert “Bob” HardmanU S NavyJanuary 17, 2019
116Paul E. Grimes Jr.U S MarineJanuary 26, 2019
117Robert EmeryU S ArmyFebruary 19, 2019
118James E. “Jim” BoyceU S NavyFebruary 26, 2019
119William R. LloydU S ArmyFebruary 27, 2019
120Daniel H. StraubU S Air ForceApril 17, 2019
121Nicholas G. PavkovichU S ArmyApril 30, 2019
122Edward BernsteinU S Army/Air ForceJune 20, 2019
123Steven R. StramellaU S ArmyJune 25, 2019
124Donald W. MillerU S MarineJuly 12, 2019
125Charles F. KomaraU S ArmyMarch 3, 2020
126Rudolph J. KatrencikU S NavyOctober 24, 2019
127Robert J. “Bob” GoodU S MarineApril 14, 2020
128William G. KobleU S ArmyApril 15, 2020
129Paul E. BohnU S ArmyApril 17, 2020
130Rev Col. Carl C NeelyU S ArmyMay 6, 2020
131Vincent J. MarinkeU S MarineMay 10, 2020
132David A. HendricksonU S NavyMay 18, 2020
133Michael P. HornickU S NavyJune 12, 2020
134Wallace L. CheuvrontU S ArmyJuly 8, 2020
135Harold H. AhernU S ArmyJuly 10, 2020
136Richard S. EvansU S ArmyJuly 17, 2020
137James G “Jim” BootsU S ArmyJuly 29, 2020
138Daniel J ErzenU S NavyAugust 11, 2020
139Jerry L BaylorU S MarineAugust 27, 2020
140Kathleen T. SwazukU S ArmyAugust 31, 2020
141Robert M. TothU S NavyNovember 20, 2020
142Thomas D. DevinU S ArmyNovember 26, 2020
143Albert J. WaltersU S Air ForceNovember 28, 2020

VVA 862 Chapter Memorial Stone

NATIONAL CEMETERY OF THE ALLEGHENIES
BRIDGEVILLE, PA

This is the closest National Military Cemetery to Beaver County located off Interstate 79 at the Allegheny / Washington County line.

Several of our VVA 862 Chapter members are already there.

Funeral Honors

For our Fallen VVA 862 Brothers & Sisters, our VVA 862 Honor Guard will provide members of our Honor Guard to  “Stand Guard” at the casket during visiting hours at the funeral home. 

We also provide a “White Rose Ceremony” for our VVA 862 members only!

We will also provide the regular military services at the Church or Cemetery or Funeral Home, of your choice.

Please Note: Because of the Covid-19 Virus, We are only covering Veterans in Beaver County. If we lose one of our VVA 862 Chapter members outside the County, We will always be there for them.

We must be notified ASAP  We work through the Funeral Home of the Deceased Veteran. The Funeral Home Must contact us first.

Please have the Funeral Home contact one of our Honor Guard Commanders.

Bob Weismantle – Home – 724-869-4942 or Cell – 724-900-5628

Lee Corfield – Home – 724-775-3027 or Cell – 412-974-8586