In Memory of our departed Association Members:

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



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"