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BY REV. PHIL SALOIS, M.S.

Orfeo E. Agostini, 84, died March 7. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of Hinesville, Georgia, Chapter 789.

Jimmy Woodard Anderson, 63, died September 11, 2008, from cancer. He served two tours during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Morehead City, North Carolina, Chapter 749.

Ronald G. Andre, 70, died August 4, 2002. He was a life member of Chapter 430.

Barry A. Baltrunas, Sr., 58, died August 26, 2008. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Wildwood, New Jersey, Chapter 955.

Jack J. Battaglia died February 18, 2007. He was a life member of Rochester, New York, Chapter 20.

Marjorie Miller Bergey, 60, died October 2, 2008. She was an Associate life member of Richlandtown, Pennsylvania, Chapter 468.

Annie Dolores Cullison Blank, 67, died March 31. She was an Associate member of Victoria, Texas, Chapter 898.

Mack Osba Bruce, 60, died December 16, 2008, from coronary heart disease. He served four U.S. Army tours in Vietnam and retired after twenty years of service. He was a life member of Dickson, Tennessee, Chapter 950.

John Buescher, 66, died February 13. He served in the U.S. Army with a 1966-67 tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of Newburgh, New York, Chapter 537.

Ronald Leroy Cleveland, 61, died December 7, 2007. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years, two of which were in Vietnam. He was a co-founder of River Falls, Wisconsin, Chapter 331.

Laura M. Craig died February 12. She was an Associate life member of Ingram, Texas, Chapter 863.

Earnest Crook, Jr., 62, died of complications from Agent Orange and post-traumatic stress disorder. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Beckley, West Virginia, Chapter 860.

Robert B. Culver, 81, died. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Gardner, Massachusetts, Chapter 907.

Carl E. Danes, 75, died March 19 from heart disease. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-73, including a year, 1965, in Vietnam. He was a member Hudson, Florida, Chapter 1003.

Albert Kenneth Deal, 54, died February 27 from pancreatic cancer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the founder of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Chapter 770.

Adolf Bryan Deynzer, 26, died March 22 from an automobile accident. He served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm. He was an Associate member of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, Chapter 865.

Anthony C. Dirette, 53, died April 9, 2006, from Agent Orange-related diabetes mellitus type II and acute myocardial infarction. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was an at-large member of Michigan.

William G. Fairchild, 68, died October 3, 2008, from Agent Orange-related diabetes mellitus type II and renal failure. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-71 with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was an at-large life member of Maryland.

Larry Don Friend, 67, died February 8 from cancer. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68 with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of Centralia, Illinois, Chapter 176.

James M. Galbraith, 66, died March 23. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1965-67. He was an Associate member of Jamestown, New York, Chapter 865.

Marie D. Gardner died March 13. She was an Associate member of Liberty Bell (Philadelphia) Chapter 266.

Albertha Rose Gehl, 81, died February 26. She was an Associate member of Clarksville, Tennessee, Chapter 396.

Carl Roy Gullans, Sr., 62, died March 6. He served with the 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, in the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Hicksville, New York, Chapter 63.

Adolph J. Halverson, Jr., 81, died March 21, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Air Force during Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of River Falls, Wisconsin, Chapter 331.

Robert Marlyn Henderson, 59, died January 15 from acute myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic heart disease, and diabetes mellitus. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Chapter 568.

James Michael Hill, 64, died April 5. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-69 in Vietnam with the First Calvary Division. He was a past president of West Haven, Connecticut, Chapter 647.

Robert J. Holloway, 57, died December 22, 2008, of heart failure. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Daleville, Alabama, Chapter 373.

Dale M. Humphrey, 59, died in July 2008. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Chapter 635.

Richard L. Hunt, 64, died February 5. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Las Vegas Chapter 17.

Vernon Cornelius Hunt, 63, died September 17, 2008. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a life member of Jackson, Tennessee, Chapter 995.

James R. Kelsey II, 62, died March 2 from lung cancer. He served with the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968-69. He also served with the Navy Seabees. He was a member of Elmira, New York, Chapter 803.

Donel Clifford Kinnard, 72, died. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy and retired after 22 years of service. He was a life member of Huntington, West Virginia, Chapter 949.

William J. Kreft, 60, died November 9, 2008. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Carleton, Michigan, Chapter 142.

Gregory W. Kritz, 60, died December 17, 2008. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Bordentown, New Jersey, Chapter 899.

Thomas W. Lane, 63, died February 26 from Agent Orange-related diabetes mellitus type II, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Carlyle, Illinois, Chapter 269.

James M. Larson, 67, died January 26. Jim served in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member and vice president of Geneva, Illinois, Chapter 693.

Roy Laskey, 65, died September 5, 2008. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and was a life member of Macon, Georgia, Chapter 443. \

David Michael Lee, 62, died September 24, 2008, from cancer. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Aurelia, Iowa, Chapter 888.

Eugene Paul Lessman, Jr., 62, died February 4 from a heart attack. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and an at-large member of Florida.

Simon Peter Marbley, Sr., died February 2, 2006. He was a life member of Silver Spring, Maryland, Chapter 641.

Harold Edward Maynard, 66, died February 20 from Agent Orange-related prostate cancer and metastases to the spinal cord. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a past president of Huntington, West Virginia, Chapter 949.

Donald John McGrady, 64, died December 16, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-68 with three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of New Town, North Dakota, Chapter 487.

Gregory Francis McNeal, 61, died February 12. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967-69 with a tour in Vietnam. He was a member of Graterford, Pennsylvania, Chapter 466.

Ronald J. Miller, 62, died March 31 from cancer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Defiance, Ohio, Chapter 954.

Raymond Richard Mohrman, 74, died February 19. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of El Paso, Texas, Chapter 844.

Patrick James Moore, 60, died February 6. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps with two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was past president of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Chapter 34.

Thomas Ivan Moore, 61, died February 26 from cardiovascular disease. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-68. He was a member of Reading, Ohio, Chapter 10.

Lucio G. Moreno, 58, died February 23 from a heart attack caused by Agent Orange exposure and diabetes type II. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam and was a life member of El Paso, Texas, Chapter 574.

David C. Naber, 62, died March 4. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 862.

Thomas J. Napiorski died February 10 from cancer. He was an at-large life member of New York.

Herman A. Nauta, 68, died January 14. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Harker Heights, Texas, Chapter 1000.

Darrell Eugene Nelson, 84, died February 22, 2008, from a stroke. He served in the U.S. Navy for 32 years and was a life member of River Falls, Wisconsin, Chapter 331.

Joseph F. O’Brien, 70, died February 16 from cancer. He was an Associate member of Jamestown, New York, Chapter 865.

William J. O’Connor, 68, died January 30 from cancer. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1961 and was CO of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines during the siege of Khe Sanh. He was a member of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Chapter 499.

Gerald R. O’Dell, 53, committed suicide resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Beckley, West Virginia, Chapter 860.

Robert William Orcutt, 71, died March 23. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-77. He was a member of Lawton, Oklahoma, Chapter 751.

Thomas J. Peltin, 57, died May 9, 2004, from pancreatic cancer. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-68. He was a life member of Madison, Wisconsin, Chapter 220.

Dominick A. Pileggi, 69, died April 8. He served during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. He was a life member of New City, New York, Chapter 333.

James Joseph Purzycki, 62, died January 16 from septic shock and myeloproliferative disorder. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-68 with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a life member of Cassadaga, New York, Chapter 459.

Richard V. Rackard, 60, died February 24. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Victoria, Texas, Chapter 898.

Charles H. Radziewicz died. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Concord, New Hampshire, Chapter 161.

Gerald D. Ratajczak, 61, died March 17. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran and a life member of Flint, Michigan, Chapter 175.

Dennis E. Rindone, 63, died March 1 from a heart attack. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-68 and was a member of Athol, Massachusetts, Chapter 340.

Leonard D. Roby, 60, died April 1. He served in the U.S. Army with a tour in Vietnam in 1970. He was a member of Nevada, Missouri, Chapter 918.

Michael Philip Rodrigue died February 25 from a heart attack. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a 1966-67 tour in Vietnam. He was a member of Tallahassee, Florida, Chapter 96.

Irving Rosenthal, 82, died February 10. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Las Vegas Chapter 17.

Carl Marvin Ross, 83, died May 1, 2007, from cancer. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of River Falls, Wisconsin, Chapter 331.

Perry G. Rudd, 69, died of complications from Agent Orange. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Beckley, West Virginia, Chapter 860.

Morris Bert Sabba, 62, died January 11 from aortic dissection and multi-organ failure. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967-69 with a tour in Vietnam. He was a member of New York City Chapter 126.

Ralph John Savarese, 59, died in April 2008. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1968-69. He was a life member of Bordentown, New Jersey, Chapter 899.

David G. Scharf, 69, died August 8, 2008. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of San Carlos, California, Chapter 464.

Thomas A. Scheel died. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Chapter 436.

Michael Joseph Semborski, 60, died December 22, 2006. He was a life member of River Falls, Wisconsin, Chapter 331.

Gregory John Smith, 60, died January 25. He was a Cobra helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a life member of Rochester, New York, Chapter 20.

Theodore John Thomas, 66, died February 28, 2008. He was a life member of Prairieville, Louisiana, Chapter 725.

Russell David Trago, Jr., 60, died February 25, 2008. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Wilmington, Delaware, Chapter 83.

Robert J. Tum-Suden, 64, died March 9 from lung cancer. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Forrestal during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Chapter 779.

William H. Wind, 76, died. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 28 years. He was a life member of Wildwood, New Jersey, Chapter 955.

Donald Henry Young, 66, died February 13 from COPD and emphysema. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1968-69. He was a life member of Aurora, Indiana, Chapter 71.

 

 

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