April 15, 2016 . . . .
   Honoring WWII Veterans

        In Sunbury Memorial Cemetery 

Big Walnut Middle School Students helped Big Walnut Area Historical Society mark World War Two Veterans' Graves in Sunbury Memorial Park on April 15, 2016, as part of their Community Service Day.  American Legion and Veteran's Services provided flags and flag holders.

Members of BWAHS started marking veterans graves with soldiers who fought in the American Revolution in 2006 in all the cemeteries in the Big Walnut school district.  It soon became apparent they needed help so Suzanne Allen recruited her Sunbury Halter and Saddle 4-H Club to help honor the veterans.   The project has continued each Memorial Day and Veteran's Day as they worked through the different wars.   After they do Berkshire and Trenton Cemeteries for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day in 2016, all WWII veteran's graves will be done. 

 

 
 
 

A student read about the veteran's service to our country at each grave and replaced the flag holder and flag if they were missing.  Warren Owen and Suzanne Allen had located the graves and marked them over the past week.  Susanne Allen pictured at the right foreground above, researched each veteran to provide the history for the students. 

Dan Shaw from the American Legion address the students  in Sunbury Memorial Park.  Photos are courtesy of Damon Bower, president of BWAHS.
Veterans honored on Veterans' Day, November 9, 2014, names are in red, those honored on Memorial Day, May 24, 2015 are in blue, those honored November 8, 2015 in green and those honored For Big Walnut Middles School Community Serveice day on April 15, 2016 are in purple.  Veterans honored on November 12, 2017 are in maroon. Veterans honored November 2017 are in black.There are still many veterans to honor in the future.

 
  Adams, Private Herman, 1922-1978- Enlisted in the U. S. Army April 3, 1943 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio and served during World War II.   Listed on the 1930 Allen County census         
                         
 
  Adams, Tec 5 Willie H.,  1912-1982- Served in the U. S. Army on December 8, 1941 at Fort Hayes in Columbus and served during World War II   Listed on the 1920, 1930, and 1940 Lawrence, Kentucky censuses.  
       
 
  Akers, Private Thomas W., 1927-1995- Enlisted  in U. S. Army on January 29, 1946 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio.
 
 
  Anderson, TEC 4 Charles E., 1928-2001. Served in the  U. S. Army during World War II                                                                                                                 
  Ashbaugh, PFC Theodore R., 19016-2008.  Served in the U. S. Army during World War II                                                                                   
  Auker, Lois Thomas, 1925-2007. Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.  
                                    
 
  Bailey, M Sergeant Henry Richard, 1919-1998.  Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.                                                                     
  Belcher, TEC5 Arthur L., 1915-1989- Enlisted on January 12, 1944 at Columbus, Ohio and served in the U. S. Army  during World War II; Released on November 23, 1945; Resident of Knox County, Ohio
 
 
  Bell, S 2 Earl L. 1918-2012. Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.         
               
 
  Blake, PFC William E., 1914-1987-Served in U. S. Army during World War II  
      
 
  Blain, Private Fletcher J., 1907-1959- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on August 2, 1942;Served in the Military Department District during World War II; Released on December 7, 1944.
 
 
  Bomhard, Lieutenant Colonel Richard, 1920-2000.  Served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Police Action
 
 
  Boor, Tec 5 John F., 1915-1988; Enlisted in the U. S. Army on May 2, 1945; Served in U.S. Army during World War II; Released on October 2, 1946.
 
 
  Booton, TM3 James Charles, 1925-2010, Enlisted in the U. S. Navy on February 4, 1942 and served during World War II; Released on September 10, 1945                                                                                                
  Borden, Sergeant Raymond H., 1915-1981-Enlisted on February 17, 1941 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky in the U. S. Army and served during World War II; Listed on 1920 and 1930 Harlem Township censuses. 
 
 
  Boston, Leland, 1921-1992- Served as MOMMI in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Served at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Illinois; Served at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
 
Boxwell, F1 Emil, 1924-2014- 
Served in the U. S. Navy in World War
 
Breece, SI Warner Arnold,  1917-2014- Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.  
  Brookens, Private Charles, 1922-1971- Enlisted in the U. S. Army at Columbus, Ohio on January 1, 1943; Served in Company C 137th Infantry ; during World War II; Released on medical discharge.

 

  Browning, TEC 5 Raymond, 1928-1988, Enlisted in the U. S. Army on April 17, 1946; Released on October 6, 1947.                                                   
                                      
 
  Bruffett, TEC4 Morris P., 1923-1985-Enlisted in U. S. Army on January 26, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio and served during World War II; Listed on 1930 Columbus, Ohio census; lived in Delaware, Ohio in 1985
 
 
  Brush, Corporal James Daniel, 1920-2004- Enlisted in U. S. Army on May 28, 1940 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio and served during World War II; Released on October 5, 1945
 
 
Buckingham, S Sgt. Joseph W., 1917-1996- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on June 8, 1942 at Patterson Field, Fairfield in the Branch Warrant Officer U. S. A. during World War II; Served in Italy; Mustered out November 30, 1945.
 
 
  Burrer, Carleton Sperry, 1909-1989, Enlisted early in the war, served for one year in England and two years in the Pacific area; Discharged in October 1945.
 
 
  Cantlebury, PFC Frederick, 1914-2005. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
 
 
Cantrell, Wayne, 1918-1991, Served in the Merchant Marines; Served in Saipan
 
 
  Carpenter, Weldon R., 1921-2010.  Served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II.              
                                                               
 
  Carroll, Carmel Jr., 1927-1995. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II  
  Chandler, Corporal Arthur Dennis, 1916-1968,  Enlisted on May 29, 1942 at Patterson Field, Fairfield in the Army Air Corps for the duration of the war
  Chapman, PFC Charles Byron, Sr., 1919-1994,  Enlisted on June 28, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio in the Army for the duration of the war.
 
 
  Clark, Private Lemerton C., 1920-1997- Enlisted on July 30, 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indian; Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
 

Conant, Corporal Donald P., 1921-2010- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on March 25, 1943 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio; Served in the Infantry in Germany in World War II; Was taken by Germany as a Prisoner of War in Camp 063;Liberated in April 1945; Released November 21, 1945; Awarded a Purple Heart medal. 
 

 
  Conant, PFC Sherman R., 1924-1991. Enlisted in the U. S. Army on January 17, 1943 during World War II; Released October 10, 1945. Purple Heart recipient.   
         
 
  Conley, PFC Henry, 1918-1990- Enlisted in the U. S. Army at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky and served in World War II; Released on July 30, 1945; Raised his family in Sunbury where he lived until his death.
                                           
 
  Conley, Corporal Virgil, 1926-1989.  Served in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II.
 
  Copley, Tec Raymond, 1914-2001-Enlisted in the Army on March 14, 1942 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky; Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Released on December 21, 1945.
 
 
  Corwin, PFC Fred Wilson, 1923-1998- Enlisted on November 27, 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and Served in the U. S. Army during World War II; Served in the Coast Artillery Corps; Lived in Morrow County in the 1940’s.                                                                                        
  Corwin, PFC Robert William, 1923-1989-Enlisted on November 27, 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Listed on the 1930 Mt. Gilead, Morrow County census.
 
 
  Crawford, Lieutenant William Ashbrook, 1915-1964, Served in U. S, Naval Reserves; Died in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware.
 
 
  Crowl, Corporal Eldon Cloise, 1924-1989-Enlisted in the Army-Air Corps on May 25, 1943 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; Served in the Army Air Corps during World War II; Released January 9, 1946.
 
 
  Culver, Cpl. Arthur Moore, 1917-2001. Enlisted In U. S. Navy on February 12, 1945 at Fort Hayes in Columbus; and served during World War II. Listed on 1920 Sunbury, Ohio census and in 1930 on the Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio census.   
                                                                 
 
  Culver, Private Bronson Price, 1909-1963, Enlisted August 31, 1942 as a private in Det. Medical Department in World War II; Honorable Discharge on March 4, 1943
 
 
  Dallons, Frank Corven, 1913-2003-Enlisted in the U. S. Army on February 27, 1943; Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Released on February 6, 1946.

 

 
  Davis, MOMM3 Oscar Delbert    
Edwards, Robert D., 1927-1967- Served as AIG in the U. S. Air Force during World War II; Buried in Sunbury Memorial Park.  
  Elkins, F 1 Albert Franklin, 1913-1984-Enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard on April 17, 1942; Served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II; Released on February 22, 1944; Listed on the 1920 Cook County, Illinois census, and the 1930 Cuyahoga County, Ohio census; Last residence was Sunbury, Ohio.

 

 
  Este, Walter M., 1909-1975. Served during World War II.
  
 
  Fagan, SF3 Robert William, 1927-2008. Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. .                                                                                      
  Fannin, Tracy, 1914-1999.   Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II
 
 
  Feasel, 3C Kenneth E., 1924-1985- Enlisted in U. S. Navy on April 1, 1944; Served during World War II; Discharged on February 2, 1945
 
 
  Gallogly, Private Vernor, 1926-2011. Enlisted on June 13, 1944 in the Air Corps at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and served during World War II             
  Galliher, Private Harlow, 1908-1978- Served in the Army in World War II; Buried in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Gammill, S2C Otis Clyde, 1891-1981-Enlisted in the U. S. Navy in November 1943;  Served on the ship, Hutchins, during World War II; Mustered out on September 30, 1944; Buried in Sunbury Memorial Park.  
  Gaylord, Corporal William J., 1923-1962-Enlisted on August 16, 1941 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, as a Private in the Ordinance Department of the Regular Army; Served with the 357 Bomb Squadron of the Air Force during World War II; Buried in Sunbury Memorial Park.
 
Gaylord, Sergeant Robert W., 1919-1944- Served in Company F, 22nd Infantry, 2nd BN, 4th Division; Killed in action near Stunt ENY, France;  Buried in U. S. Military Cemetery at Blosville,France.
 
 
  Geddis, PFC Rolland, 1918-2007- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on February 5, 1942 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; Served in the U. S. Army during World War II; Released January 24, 1946; Listed on 1930 and 1940 Trenton Township Censuses.

 

 
 

Glaze, PFC John Joy, 1919-1914-Enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1941 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio; Served in 27th Infantry and 106th Infantry; Killed in action in Saipan in June, 1944;  One of the Glaze brothers is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but both are named on this tombstone.

Glaze, Sergeant Richard W., 1922-1945-Served in the U. S. Army in the 49th Armed Infantry and in the 8th Army Division.
 

Gorsuch, Private Edwin Overturf, 1919-1941, Enlisted in Army Air Force on August 16, 1939; Served in 2nd AAF Observer Squadron; Stationed at Nichols Field in the Phillippine Islands;  OBSN 50 in World War II. Killed in action on December 8, 1941; Japanese attacked planes on the ground in the Phillippines that day and was the probable cause of his death; Died at Clark Field in the Phillippine Islands; Awarded a Purple Heart Medal; Has military headstone ordered by his mother, Mae M. Gorsuch
 
 
  Graham, 1C Chester E., 1925-1992.  Enlisted on March 9, 1943 and Served in U. S. Navy during World War II; Released November 17, 1945. 
 
 
  Grantham, Sergeant Lyle Ward, 1928-2007- Enlisted on October 4, 1950 in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II; Released December 17, 1949; Enlisted again on October 4, 1950 and served during Korea Police Action; Stationed at   Recruit Depot Marine Corp Base in San Diego, California; Released December 23, 1951.                                                                                             
  Grim, PFC Donald G., 1928-1980- Served in U. S. Army
 
 
  Grove, Orville (Orval) Vincent Grove, 1916-1980-Enlisted in U. S. Army in 1941; Was in hospital in India; Released from Army in June 1945; Listed on 1930 Harlem Township census.
 
 
  Guidotti, Louis J., 1922-1986-Enlisted in the U. S. Navy June 5, 1940;  Served as AMM2 in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Released on August 18, 1943.
 
 
  Hadden, Richard R., 1921-1998- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on October 15, 1940 at Columbus, Ohio; Served in the Army during World War II.  
  Hale, James. 1924-1944, Served in the U. S. Navy, Died in France.
Hale, PFC Warren G., 1921-1982- Served in the U. S. Army during World War II; Wounded in France but returned to the front.  
  Hammond, PFC Warren Willard, 1921-2005- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on November 19, 1942 at Columbus, Ohio and served during World War II; Listed on 1930 and 1940 Licking County, Ohio censuses.
 
 
  Hart, Corporal Benjamin F., 1922-2003. Served in U. S. Army during World War II.                                                                                              
  Hedden, TEC5 Robert F., 1913-1964-/enlisted in the U, Army on April 11, 1942; Served in the 330th Engineer Company during World War II; Stationed at Camp Atterbury; Served in Burma; Discharged September 1945.
 
  Hill, TEC 5 Homer M., 1925-1987 –Served in U. S. Army during World War II  
 
Hixon, PFC Ward Clifford
, 1915-2006. Enlisted on March 9, 1943 and Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Was held as Prisoner of War.
 
  Hoke, T Sgt. Edward Lamar Jr., 1920-2003- Served in U. S. Air Force during World War II.
 
  Hoke, TEC 5 Richard Whitfield, 1923-2013.Enlisted on May 25, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio in the U. S. Army during World War II; Received a Bronze Star Medal                                                                                       
  Hoke, Robert Whitfield, 1927-2009- Enlisted on April 9, 1945; Released on August 26, 1946; Listed on 1930 Hayesville, Ashland County Census; Listed on 1940 Marion County Census; Died in Galena, Ohio.

 

 
  Hoke, TEC 5 Richard Whitfield, 1923-2013.Enlisted on May 25, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio in the U. S. Army during World War II; Received a Bronze Star Medal                                                                                       
Holly, Robert Dean, 1926-1996- Served in the U. S. Navy in World War II.  
  Hoover, ENS Charles Abraham, 1924-2010. Served in U. S. Navy during World War II; Discharged in June 1946; is Listed on 1930 Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio census.   
                 
 
  Hoover, Claude R., 1915-2009.  Served in the Army Air Force during World War II; Listed on 1920, 1930, and 1940 Delaware County censuses.
 
 
  Hoover, F-1 James Lester, 1913-1978- Enlisted in U. S. Navy November 17, 1943; Served during World War II; Released November 15, 1945’ Listed on 1920 Harlem Township census and 1930 Trenton Township census; .

 

 
  Howard, Sergeant Ralph A. Jr., 1925-2009- Served in U. S. Army in World War II; Listed on 1930 Columbus, Ohio census.
 
 
  Hoover, TEC4 Ralph Edward, Senior, 1913-1988-Enlisted in U. S. Army on October 15, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio and served during World War II lived in Delaware, Ohio in 1988.
 
 
  Hoover, Sergeant Ray Earl, 1907-1996 Served in the U. S. Army; Died in Old Soldiers & Sailors Home in Erie County, Ohio
 
 
  Huddleston, TEC 4 Carl Edward, 1926-2002. Enlisted April 26, 1946 at Fort Hayes, Columbus and Served in U. S. Army during World War II.                                   
  Imperial, Leonard Vincent, 1903-1974- Enlisted in the U. S. Navy on May 29, 1944; Served as MM1 in  the Navy during World War II; Released on June 27, 1945
  Jennings, Sergeant Russell W., 1916-1993- Enlisted on December 8, 1941 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; Served in the U. S. Army.

 

 
  Kedrick, James Cox,   1911-1996. Served in U. S. Army during World War II
 
 
  Keene, SI Karl E., 1919-1986- Enlisted in U. S Navy on August 1, 1944 and served during in World War II; Released February 9, 1945
 
 
  Kessler, Donn M., 1927-2000- Enlisted on June 22, 1945 at Indianapolis, Indiana; Listed on 1940 Indiana census. 
                                                    
 
  King, Private Johnny N. 1911-1990. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.                                                                                                  
Kirkpatrick, Private Virgil H., 1920-1997, Enlisted November 11, 1942 at Patterson Field, Fairfield (now Wright Patterson base) in the U. S. Army Air Force  for duration of World War II; also served in Korean War.  
  Kunze, PFC Glenn Allen, 1926-1976-Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
 
  Lahmon, Tec 4 Karl Barney, 1914-1980, Enlisted on June 28, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio in the U. S. Army for the duration of the war; served in the Signal Repair Squad in Japan, Phillippines, France, Belgium, and Germany; discharged on February 24, 1946 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
 
 
  Lahut, RM3 Russell Joseph, 1925-2009.  Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II; served on the ship Quastinet and mustered out December 1, 1945; served on the ship PCE 842 and mustered out on June 1, 1946.                 
 
 
  Landon, Charles Brevoort, 1927-1998, Enlisted on January 12, 1945 in the     U. S. Navy; Discharged on July 6, 1946.
 
 
  Landon, Private Ernid Thomas, 1919-2012, Enlisted on February 6, 1941 At Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio in the Warrant Officer Branch.
  Lane, Corporal John William, 1925-2003-Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
 
  Laymon, S Sergeant Lester B., 1912-1995. Enlisted on October 29, 1942 and Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Released on January 30, 1946.     
                                                                         
 
  Layton, FFC John Thomas, 1927-2010.   Served in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean Police Action                                  
Lefler, Corporal John Jr., 1916-1969- Served as Corporal in New Jersey 286th Field Artillery Obs. BN during World War II.
 
 
  Liming, PFC Clarence, 1921-1990. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II; After 3 years in Army with a year overseas  in the the Atlantic and Pacific theater, he received discharge at Camp Atterbury         
  Luyster, Corporal Harry C., 1911-1969- Served in Company C, 361st Engineers during World War I.
 
  Main, Captain George L., 1913-1986. Enlisted in the U. S. Army on February 25, 1943 and served during World War II; Released on June 17, 1946
 
 
  Mann, RD2 Owen A, 1910-1968, Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
 
 
Martin, George High, 1919-1991, Enlisted at Columbus, Ohio; served in the National Guard and the Signal Corps  
  Matthews, T Sergeant Merrill A., 1910-1990, Served for 32 months in the Africa and Europe campaigns, Discharged at Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
 
 
  Mayhew, AMM3 Lester Park, 1925-2010, Enlisted in U. S. Navy on December 10, 1942; Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Released May 17, 1946.

 

 
             McPherson, PFC Oren Wayne, 1920-1998. Enlisted on April 14, 1942 at Fort Custer, Michigan and Served in U. S. Army during World War II. Listed on 1930 and 1940 censuses of Bentley, Gladwin, Michigan
 
 
  McGowan, Tec. 4 Raymond M., 1907-1985- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on March 8, 1944 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky and served in World War II; Released on November 5, 1945.
                                       
 
  McGraw, Charles L.,  1908-1978-Served in U. S. Army during World War II
 
 
Mead, Private Carlos M., 1912-1971- Served as a Private in the U. S. Army during World War II.
 
 
  Metzger, Audley C., Junior, Served in the U. S. Army in a U. S. hospital unit in England and France; discharged in August 1945 at Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
  Miesse see Eddy, 1 C Laura Jean Miesse
 
 
  Moss, SI Glen Foster, 1927-2003. Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II
 
 
  Muth, PHM 1 Genevieve Hawley, 1923-1984-Enlisted in U. S. Navy on March 25, 1943; Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Released March 5, 1946; Died in Wayne County, Michigan.

 

 
  Muth, Tech 4 Maxwell Oscar, Enlisted July 1, 1945; Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Listed on Soldiers, Veterans, & Prisoner lists of Germany and Austria;

 

 
 also on  Korean War list Nash LCDR Florence Shultz, 1921-2016. Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and Korea Police Action.     
 
 
  Nichols, Robert E., 1921-2015- Enlisted in the U. S. Army- Air Corps on August 6, 1941 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; Served in the U. S. Army-Air Corps in Officers Classification Section during World War II.

 

 
also on  Korean War list Owen, Lieutenant Colonel George Raymond, 1914-1977. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II and Korea Police Action.
 
 
  Perfect, T-5 Neal E., 1926-2006, Enlisted on November 15, 1945 in the Regular Army, Corps of Engineers for the Panama Canal Department; Served in the U. S. Army in California and Japan.  Buried in the Wall in Sunbury Memorial Park.
 
 
  Perry S. Sergeant Robert J. 1914-1983. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.                                                                               
Perry, RM3C Robert R., 1916-1998-Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center,  Illinois in 1944.
 
 
  Pettit, Charles J., 1913-1996. Served in the U. S. Navy during World War Two.  
 
 
  Pittman, Marshall C., 1922-1978- Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Served at Jacksonville, Florida Naval Training; Served on patrol duty on Southern Atlantic Seaboard; Listed on 1930 Columbus, Ohio census; Later Kingston Township Resident.
 
 
Also served during Korean War & Vietnam Potter, Sergeant Jerry H., 1936-2003Enlisted on January 28, 1954 in the U. S. Marine Corps;  Listed on Marine Corps Muster Rolls in July 1944 with rank E2 and E 4 in 1957 and 1958; Released on January 27, 1957  
 
Potts, Frank Joseph
, 1920-2003. Served in U. S. Navy during World War II. 
 
Pruden, Commander Neil S., 1925-2006- Served as Commander in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Served as Air Radio Mate.
  Pyle, S Sgt James Milton, 1923-2008-Servedin the U. S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
  Owen, Lieutenant Colonel George Raymond, 1914-1977, Enlisted on July 2, 1945; Served in U. S. Army in World War II;  discharged on July 8, 1946; also served in  Korean War.
 
 
  Owen, Sergeant Marion Rudolph (Rudy), 1922-2000-Enlisted in U. S. Army on October 19, 1942 and served n 12th Armored Division during World War II; Served in France, Germany, Austria, and Italy; Released on January 9, 1946 from Indiantown Gap;  lived in Sunbury, Ohio
 
 
  Ramey, Private Earl B., 1916-1975.  Enlisted on November 25, 1944 in the U. S. Army during World War II; Released January 18, 1946.
 
 
  Rheins, Pfc. Melvin Seymour, 1920-2006-Enlisted on October 15, 1942 in the U. S. Army during World War II; Released on August 30, 1944; Listed on 1930 Hamilton County, Ohio census; Residence in 1983, Stockwell Road, Sunbury, Ohio                                                                                               
Richards, PFC Lowell W., 1910-1987, Enlisted in U. S. Army at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, for duration of the war; Discharged on March 12, 1946.  
  Riddle, T Sergeant James R., 1913-2003-Enlisted on June 10, 1941 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky; Served in the U. S. Army during World War II; Stationed near San Francisco before serving in Panama and Chile; Released in 1946
 
  Roberts, Seaman 3rd Class J. Frank, 1920-2003- Served as AMM1 in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Served at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Illinois; Served Memphis, Tennessee for aviation mechanics training and at Clinton, Oklahoma; Discharged in November 1945.
Robins, Ralph Nelson Jr., 1925-2000- Enlisted in the U. S. Air Force during World War II and Korean Police Action.  
  Robinson, Corporal Charles Leonard, 1901-1970, Served in 4 RN Ordinance Regiment in World War II.
  Rodgers (Rogers), PFC Calvin L., 1914-1972-Enlisted March 10, 1944 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; Served in the 1123th Medical FO 5DC.

 

 
  Roshon, Emerson Woodruff, 1920-2010. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II                                                                                          
  Roush, Tech 4 Garland Clyde, 1921-2011-Enlisted in the U. S. Army on September 2, 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia; Entered the Service on September 16, 1942 at Fort McClellan, Alabama’ Served in the U. S. Army in North Africa and Italy in World War II; Awarded Good Conduct Medal; Lived in Mt. Gilead, Ohio; Then resided at Country View Nursing Home in Sunbury where he died at age 89.

 

 
  Rutherford, PFC Elbin J., 1920-2008. Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Awarded Purple Heart                                                            
  Ruthig, Douglas, F., 1917-2004, Enlisted in the U. S. Navy on March 17, 1945 and served in Williamsburg, Virginia; Discharged in April 1946. Buried in the Wall in Sunbury Memorial Park.
 
 
  Saunders, PFC Alvin R., Served in U. S. Army during World War II.

 

 
  Saunders, S Sgt. Otis Eugene, 1922-2011- Enlisted in U. S. Army on October29, 1942 and served during World War II; released on February 4, 1946’ resident of Sunbury, Ohio.        
                                                                    
 
  Sellers, AMM3 Burl Thomas, 1922-1987. Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II
 
 
  Semon, Staff Sergeant Joseph Richard, 1924-2005- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on April 23, 1943; Served in the Army during World War II; Released on March 17, 1946; Listed on 1940 census in Franklin County, Ohio; Died in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

 

 
  Sharp, TEC 5 Robert Neilson, 1927-1992. Enlisted on July 7, 1945 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio and Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Stationed  at Camp Atterbury, Indiana’ Listed on 1930 Knox County census and 1940 Sunbury, Ohio Census.         
                                                   
 
  Shultz, Lieutenant John Wilson, 1910-1982- Enlisted in U. S. Navy October 1, 1942; Served as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Navy in 1944 in charge of Motor Carrier Section of Transport Division of U. S. Navy; Received Letter of Commendation for Services from Secretary of Navy, Forrestal; Discharged in October 1945; Listed on 1930 and 1940 Berkshire Township censuses; Discharged in October 1945.

 

 
  Sigman, PFC Charles W., 1919-1984, Served in the U. S. Army during World War II
 
 
  Smith, PFC William A., 1926-2011. Enlisted in the U. S. Army on January 23, 1945 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio.
 
 
Spearman, PFC Ralph, 1923-1985-Enlisted in the U. S. Army February 3, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio;  Served in England; Released November 27, 1946.
 
 
  Starling, Tec 4, Charles Norman, 1921-1992. Enlisted on February 10, 1945 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio and Served in the U. S. Army during World War II
 
 
  Stauch, PFC Pearl Carl, 1919-2002-Served in U. S. Army during World War II
 
 
  Stemen, lst Lieutenant Charles Lee, 1915-1988, Enlisted on February 13, 1943  6in the U. S. Army Air Force for the duration of the war; Discharged on December 7, 1945.
 
 
  Stemen, Sergeant John W. (Jay)- 1921-2011-Served in the U. S. Army during World War II; Listed on 1930 Licking County, Ohio census.
 
 
  Stemen, Private Victor H. (Buzz), 1905-1964, Served in the Army Air Force; Stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana.  
  Stith, Carroll D., 1920-2013; Served as CW04 in the U. S. Army during World War II.
Strosnider, Private Gerald S (Dutch), 1910-1983, Enlisted on June 17, 1941 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio in the Warrant Officer Branch of the U. S. Army; Discharged on October 9, 1945.  
  Stumpf, PFC Charles W., 1926-2012- Served in the U. S. Air Force                                                            
  Tomlinson, Hubert, 1915-1995- Served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
  VanZile, Raymond, 1922-1980-Enlisted in the U. S. Navy on August 24, 1944; Released February 4, 1946.

 

 
Vermillion, S Sgt. Kenneth H., 1915-1998-Enlisted on February 18m, 1943 at Akron, Ohio for the duration of the war; Served as Warrant Officer in the U. S. Army during World War II; Awarded Purple Heart.
 
 
  Walker, Private Russell Gordon, 1917-2000. Enlisted April 10, 1945 at Fort Hayes, Columbus and served in the U. S. Army during World War II; Released January 13, 1946; Listed on 1920 Galena, Ohio census; 1930, Berkshire Township census; 1940, Orange Township, Delaware County census
 
 
  Walters, Corporal Theodore Roland, 1922-1969- Enlisted in Army/Air Force on October 20, 1942 at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio; served in Base Unit 225; Listed on 1930 Franklin County, Ohio census and Columbus, Ohio 1940 census.

 

 
  Ward, Frank J., 1922-2003. Served in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II.    
                                                                               
 
  Warner, TEC 4 Delmar G., 1916-1995. Enlisted on March 23, 1943 and Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Released January 7, 1946.  
 
 
  Welch, SI Jack, 1922-1945- Enlisted in the U. S. Navy on February 15, 1944; Served in the U. S. Navy Reserve during World War II; Stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center; Was home on leave on April 29, 1944; Served on the USS Destroyer Bush; U. S. Naval Casualty on USS Bush in the Battle of Okinawa, April 6, 1945.
  Wheaton, M Sgt. Maurice H., 1903-1978; Enlisted in the U. S. Army on August 13, 1942; Served in World War II; Released on July 7, 1946; Died in Juneau, Alaska in 1978.
 
  White, PFC Luther R. Jr., 1927-2012. Served in the U. S. Army during World War II.                                                                                   
 
 
Whitney, Private Hoyt Greene, 1909-1972- Enlisted in the U. S,. Army on April 8, 1944 at Fort Thomas, Newport , Kentucky; Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Served at Fort Custer, Michigan in Cooks’ School; Served at Camp Ellis, Illinois; injured in fall; Released on October 7, 1944.

 

 
  Wickline, Lester M., 1919-1982, Served in the U. S. Army during World War II
 
 
  Wigton, TEC 5 Clayton M., 1917-1979-Enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1941; Served in Italy during World War II; Received a Purple Heart medal; Mustered out in 1945.
 
  Wigton, Sergeant William Alton, 1916-1988- Enlisted in the U. S. Army on June 26, 1941 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio; Served in U. S. Army during World War II; Released on October 12, 1945.

 

 
  Williamson, Private First Class Robert Stanley, 1923-1980=Enlisted in the U. S. Army in the branch Warrant Officer on February 3, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio; Served in the Air Corps with training in St. Petersburg, Florida; Als served in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Madison, Wisconsin; McClelland Field, Californian; In May 1944, he served in India and then China as a basic radio operator in World War II; Released in 1946.
 
 
  Wilson, Henry D. Jr., 1921-2009- Served in U. S. Marines during World War II; Received on board ship, Chandeleur, AV10 on May 17, 1943, Rank SK3c; Mustered out on December 31, 1944; Listed on 1930 and 1940 Trenton Township censuses.                                                                                        
  Wolfe, Tec 5 Wayne K., 1922-1988- Enlisted on February 2, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio in the U. S. Army during World War II.  
                             
 
  Wood, Gerald E., 1921-1996, Enlisted in the Army on September 13, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio for the duration of the war.  Buried in vault, Sunbury Memorial Park.  
  Wormell, Private William G., 1914-1980, Enlisted on September 1, 1941in the U. S. Army at Columbus, Ohio for the duration of the war.
Zedekar, SI Robert G, Sr., 1928-1995- Served in the U. S. Navy during World War II; Stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Served on the ship USS Fulton; Was in India; Buried in Sunbury Memorial Park.  
     
November 9, 2014. . . .
WWII Veteran Bob Cheadle in his uniform, left, with Members of Sunbury Halter and Saddle 4-H CLub, American Legion Post  and Big Walnut Area Historical Society honored part of the WWII veterans buried in Sunbury Memorial Park.   The project will continue on Memorial Day.
 
Big Walnut Area Historical Society Trustee and Army Paratrooper
    Veteran Bob Cheadle served in both WWII and the Korean War

During the program he told of having to fly in a plane without being assigned to do so and then realizing there was a problem so he told all the men to jump.  When the others had done so he also jumped and then heard the plane explode.  Cheadle's parachute caught is a tree.  As night was approaching he tried to determine the distance to the ground but was unable to determine if it was safe to try to drop down.  When help had not come the next morning, he slowly let himself slide to the end of  his rope then dropped to the ground safely.  He determined the general direction of base and started walking.  When he returned to base he was AWOL because no one knew he was on the plane and he had not shown up for roll call.
 

Cheadle called forth the spirits of his comrades who gave their lives in the war.  He remembers their faces and feels their presence as their graves are marked.   He and the other attending veterans saluted these brave men.

Cheadle answered questions from the audience and when it was time to move on, Cheadle and the Veterans again saluted the Spirits and dismissed them.  

             

Veteran's Day 2014

Memorial Day 2015

 
 
 
 
         
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