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from The National Chaplain
Taps

BY REV. PHIL SALOIS, M.S.

Elias T. Alderete died July 26, 2007, in Las Cruces, Texas, of cancer. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Las Cruces Chapter 431.

Truman Burton Christopher, 61, died November 27, 2007, in Hixson, Tennessee, of lung cancer. He served in the U.S. Air Force with a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1965. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Chattanooga Chapter 203.

Clarence W. Connolly, 71, died October 10, 2007, in Townshend, Vermont, of cancer. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1957-77 with service in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Brattleboro Chapter 843.

Ray Dean Cunning, 61, died August 31, 2007, in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a highway accident. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Pocatello Chapter 901.

James Finch died December 14, 2007, in Orlando, Florida. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Irvine (California) Chapter 785.

Augustine Fridedel died in December 2007 in Oxford, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a permanently hospitalized member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Owego Chapter 480.

Jerry Stephen Helfer, 67, died November 24, 2007, in Elizabethton, Tennessee, of cancer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Helfer was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Elizabethton Chapter 824.

Edwin Horton, 57, died in December 2007 in Oxford, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a permanently hospitalized veteran member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Owego Chapter 480.

William E. Kimball, Jr., 55, died December 1, 2007, in Syracuse, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Liverpool Chapter 103.

Harold Lepri died December 12, 2007, in Oxford, Connecticut. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Milford Chapter 251.

Edmund E. Miller, 57, died November 14, 2007, in East Aurora, New York, of heart failure. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Miller was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Tonawanda Chapter 77.

Alex Molina, 66, died in December 2007 in Oxford, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a permanently hospitalized member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Owego Chapter 480.

Eloy Pagan, Jr., 64, died August 11, 2007, in Middletown, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-New Hampton Chapter 140.

William Richard Peikert, 61, died November 28, 2007. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Victoria Chapter 898.

Peter J. Reibel, 62, died November 24, 2007, in North Tonawanda, New York. He served in the U.S. Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Tonawanda Chapter 77.

Robert Seifried died September 20, 2007, in Montro Township, New Jersey. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Bayonne Chapter 151.

Myron J. Smothers, 72, died December 3, 2007, in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, of heart disease and cancer. He served in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class with one tour of duty in Korea on Pork Chop Hill and three tours of duty during the Vietnam War. Smothers was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Easton Chapter 415.

Thomas Stiles died in December 2007 in Oxford, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a permanently hospitalized member in Vietnam Veterans of America-Owego Chapter 480.

John Turner, 66, died in December 2007 in Oxford, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a permanently hospitalized member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Owego Chapter 480.

Enrique Urquizo, 62, died November 5, 2007, in El Paso, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army with service in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 101st Airborne Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-El Paso Chapter 574.

Claude W. Walker died October 30, 2007, in Toms River, New Jersey. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Brick Chapter 200.

Donald Waller died in December 2007 in Oxford, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a permanently hospitalized member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Owego Chapter 480.

Emmett S. Wilkerson, Jr., 62, died June 16, 2007, in Barboursville, Virginia. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Rixeyville Chapter 752.

Robert A. Young, 62, died January 14 in Maywood, New Jersey. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Young was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America East Rutherford Chapter 800.

 

 

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