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From The National Chaplain

BY REV. PHIL SALOIS, M.S.

Judson W. Barton, 79, died January 18 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, from Agent Orange-related cancer. Barton served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during Korea and Vietnam, retiring at the rank of Major. He received the Bronze Star while in the service. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Las Cruces Chapter 431.

Robert Beebe, 64, died of cancer January 29 in Fresno, California. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America-Fresno Chapter 933.

Paul Patrick Benoit, 60, died January 26 in Pineville, Louisiana. Benoit was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Kinder Chapter 215.

Andrew J. Bielecki, 80, died January 6, 2006, in Dundalk, Maryland. He was a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America-Baltimore Chapter 451.

Charles Michael Boster, 58, died of stomach cancer January 27 in Manassas, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army with the Special Forces Green Berets
during the Vietnam War. He was an at-large member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Virginia.

John T. Buford, Sr., 58, died September 4, 2006, in Sylacauga, Alabama. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Sylacauga Chapter 945.

Marion E. “Mickey” Cassidy, 55, died of a heart attack November 14, 2006, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Cassidy was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Tulsa Chapter 216.

John Clark died January 15 in Mapleton, Utah, of esophageal cancer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Saint George Chapter 961.

Terry L. Clark, 59, died at home January 10 in Windber, Pennsylvania, from cancer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1968-69. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Johnstown Chapter 364.

Doyle Colquist died in January in Edison, New Jersey. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Colquist was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-New Brunswick Chapter 233.

John R. Crocker, 58, died November 24, 2006, in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Saint Louis Chapter 611.

John W. Crowl, Jr., 67, died September 19, 2006, in Aberdeen, North Carolina, from cancer. He served in the U.S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-West End Chapter 966.
Frank Cupaiuolo, 79, died September 26, 2006, in Pomona, New York. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-New City Chapter 333.

Bobby Deluccy died recently in New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-New York City Chapter 126.

Thomas John Desa, 63, died January 20 at home in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, from Agent Orange-related chronic lymphocyte leukemia and multiple myeloma. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Stroudsburg Chapter 678.

Raymond George Doll, 60, died December 27, 2006, in Bismarck, North Dakota, from leukemia. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from September 1965 to February 1970 with a tour in Vietnam. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Mayville Chapter 150.

Larry G. Evans, Sr., 64, died November 23, 2006, in Centralia, Illinois. He served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Centralia Chapter 176.

Franklin P. Glasson, 69, died December 27, 2006, in Cache, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army until his retirement with tours of duty in Korea, Germany, and Vietnam and was awarded many medals. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Lawton Chapter 751.

Richard K. Goree, 60, died recently in Snyder, Texas. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Houston Chapter 343.

Robert F. Grant, 56, died August 19, 2006, in Deland, Florida. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and an at-large member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Florida.
Billy J. Haggart, 64, died January 26 in Iowa, Louisiana. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Kinder Chapter 215.

Anderson W. Harris III died recently in Richardson, Texas. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Arlington Chapter 330.

Leo W. Healey died recently in San Jose, California. He served in the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-San Jose Chapter 201.

Mike Hephner, 58, died January 19 in Sandusky, Ohio. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Berlin Heights Chapter 774.

Ross Howell died February 3 in Hurlock, Maryland, from cancer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a charter member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Easton Chapter 648.

Buddy D. Iverson, 55, died November 23, 2006, in Dutton, Montana. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Fort Harrison Chapter 626.

Eric Johnson died recently in New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-New York City Chapter 126.

Daniel J. Kosmiski, 57, died January 8 in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Saint Marys Chapter 948.

Luis Carlos Lizarralde, 56, died September 26, 2006, in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was a retired Lynn firefighter. He was a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America-Lynn Chapter 908.

Gerald John Looney, 57, died September 24, 2006, in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, from Agent Orange-related cancer of the larynx. He served in the U.S. Army with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam from 1968-69. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Saint Lucie County Chapter 566.

Edward L. Miller, 80, died November 3, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1944 and served in the Philippines during World War II from 1944-48. He was a member of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America-Henderson Chapter 17.

John H. Miller, 53, died October 21, 2006, in Osage, Iowa, from cancer. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1971-72 with the 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry, 1st Air Cavalry Division. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Lake Mills Chapter 790.

Marcy Morreale, 55, died November 11, 2006, in Frewsburg, New York. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a charter member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Frewsburg Chapter 978.

Alan L. Mullen, 57, died recently in Bigler, Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Clearfield Chapter 974.

Daniel Nehring died December 31, 2006, in Fort Madison, Iowa. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a founding member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Fort Madison Chapter 947.

Laurier Paulson, Sr., 61, died September 26, 2006, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Ceredo Chapter 949.

Anthony Brian Persondek, 59, died November 24, 2006, in Taylor, Michigan, from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Dearborn Chapter 267.

John Tillford Robinson, 75, died January 8 in Seffner, Florida, from cancer. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years and retired at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He received the Bronze Star while in service in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Tampa Chapter 787.

Joseph Thomas Stumpo, Sr., 60, died January 1 in Melvindale, Michigan, after a lengthy two-year battle with kidney cancer. He served in the U.S. Army from April 1966-68 with a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division from November 1966-67 as a rifleman and also worked in operations on drawing maps of locations. He was a founding member of Vietnam Veterans of America-James L. Huard Chapter 267. He was named Veteran of the Year on Veterans Day 2006.

James Dewitt Upton, 69, died June 2, 2006, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He served in the U.S. Army and retired after a long career. He was a combat medic in Vietnam and was awarded the Combat Medic Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal six times. He was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-West End Chapter 966.

Donald P. Young, 78, died January 16 in Gonzales, Louisiana. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Prairieville Chapter 725.

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