In Memory of our departed Association Members:

    Kenny, John J. 1999
    McDougald, Lacy Jr. SGM (R) 2000
    Pilhofer, Leonard 2000
    Hazen, George J. 2000
    Brennan, Mark F. Col 2001
    Jenkins, Frank W. 2001
    Ackley, Gene E. 2002
    Trivelli, Henry D. 2002
    Mangnuson, Warren R. 2002
    Sutherland, Ian Col (R) 2003
    Ammerman, Kenneth 2003
    Grindol, Fred 2004
    Barwick, Edwin 2004
    Dowdy, Edison L. Sr. 2004
    Chilton, Robert C. CSM (R) 2004
    Priore, Fortunato Col (R) 2004
    Eldridge, Allen MSG (R) 2004
    Daugherty, Robert M. Col (R) 2005
    Edins, Doug (Tex) 2005
    Ritz, Matthew A. MSG 2005
    Barrett, John R. Jr. 2006
    Dabbs, Ralph T. LTC (R) 2006
    Henkes, Richard J. SFC II 2006
    DeRoo, G G. SGT 2006
    Bowman, Allen Ray 2006
    McElroy, Nathan R. 2006
    Kruger, Eric LTC 2006
    Finton, Robert A. 2006
    Hardy, Susan D. 2006
    Moran, Terrance L. 2007
    Nolan, Dan 2007
    Gahrmann, Gustav E. 2007
    Dyer, Joseph A.  2007
    Zitt, George F. 2007
    Dreste, John P. 2008
    Hartmann, Robert J. 2008
    Kirschenheuter, Ray 2008
    Overpeck, Robert K. 2008
    Rogers, Arthur N. lll 2009
    Lorenz, Harold R. Jr 2009
    Lacy, Bobby R. 2009
    Reich, Norbert F. 2009
    Sylvester, William A. 2009
    Crumbacker, David R. 2009
    Gidden, Robert L.  2010
    Larson, Gary J. 2010
    Handley, David 2010
    Haynie, Rudolph G. 2010
    Waple, George H. 2010
    Skorich, Steven Jr. 2010
    Trepoy, James C. 2010
    Wampler, Norman H. 2010
    Osborne, George 2011
    Dimity, Dennis M. 2011
    Pendleton, Elmer D. 2011
    Love, Joseph B. 2011
    Green, Donald K. 2011
    O'Connor, Stephen A. 2011
    Dreste, Robert C. 2011
    Joiner, Jim 2011
    Love, Charles T. 2011
    Lee, Richard M. 2011
    Elliott, Ronald 2011
    Thompson, Robert 2012
    Cooke, Authur 2012
    Williams, Walter 2012
    Landingham, George Van Sr. 2012
    Henry, Ronald L. 2013
    Perry, Donald J. 2013
    Gripkey, Edward M 2013
    Pond, Kenneth (DMOR) 2013
    Irving, Michael 2013
    Masson, Joseph J. 2013
    Vandre, Michael P. 2013
    Wilson, Bernie 2013
    McCullough, John 2013
    Smith, Eugene 2015
    Huddy, Albert C. "Chuck" 2015
    Flaherty, Joe 2015
    Olsen, Ronald 2015
    Shutt, James 2015
    Oklesson, Ed 2015
    Groover, Jim 2015
    Conley, Jim 2015
    Coen, David W. 2015
    Schneider, John F. 2015
    Waystack, Jerry 2016
    Cordell, Billy 2016
    Hazeltine, Walt 2016
    Bonta, Stanley COL-RCO (R) 2016
    Steel, Howard M. COL (R) 2016
    Ownby, Knox A. 2016
    Flaherty, Joseph 2016 
    Smith, Donald W. 2013
    Nelson, David J. Sr. 2018
    Knoche, Harold H. 2015
    Hart, Charles 2018
    Gamble, Mark E 2010
    Solace, Frankie  2017
    Bankston, Bobby D 2017
    Thurston, George E. 2017
    Winters, Daryl J. 2017
    Konyha, Paul P. Jr. 2011
    Noojin, Thomas E. 2015
    Tallman, William H. 2010
    Odom, Louie W. 2017
    Wolcott, Delbert J. 2016
    Pellegrino, Frank 2017
    Riordan, Vincent P. Jr. 2017
    Henry, William H. Jr. 2016
    Cosby, Lloyd D. 2017



    He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast;
    And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of his past.
    Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he done,
    In his exploits with his buddies they were heroes every one.
    And tho' sometimes to his neighbors, his tales became a joke.
    All his legion buddies listened. for they knew where of he spoke.
    But we'll hear his tales no longer, for old Bill had passed away;
    And the world's a little poorer, for a Soldier died today.

    When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
    while thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
    Papers tell their life stories, from the time that they were young.
    But, the passing of a simple Soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.
    Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land,
    a person who breaks promises and cons his fellow man;
    Or the ordinary fellow, who in times of war and strife,
    Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

    It's so easy to forget them, for it was so long ago,
    That the "old bills' of our Country went to battle, but we know,
    It was not the politicians, with their compromises and ploys,
    who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.

    He was just a common Soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
    But, his presence should remind us, we may need his likes again.
    For when countries are in conflict, then we find the Soldier part
    Is to clean up the troubles, that others often start.

    If we cannot do him honor, while he's here to hear the praise,
    Then at least, lets give him homage at the ending of his days.
    Perhaps a simple notice, in a paper that might say,
    "Our Country is in morning, cause a Soldier passed away"