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Memorial to the 17th Airborne Division's Fallen
Sacrifice Field, Fort Benning, GA

The Scions of the 17th Airborne salute those troopers who have passed on in recent years. Whenever possible, Scions have attended the funeral services of our deceased veterans.

 

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN SOLDIER

by Isaac Epps

 

The ones who went

Were truly sent

To do a Noble Deed;

When evil showed

They took the load

In Justice, they believed.

They heard the call

And gave their All

And some did not not come back.

They knew the the chance

But took the stance

When Liberty was attacked.

It Speaks of Duty, Faith; and Love;

It speaks of a respect

for Country; For Others,

For the Right of Man;

To forget would be neglect.

On this Their Day

We stop to pray

Their Memory shall live;

The sacrifice they made was Life.

What more can someone Give?

1963
JD Tippit (513th PIR) - Died November 22, 1963

 

1970

Charles E. "Lefty" Booth (680th GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died February 3, 1970

 

1990 

Florian J. Spang (194th GIR/I Co. and 550th AIB) - Died April 7, 1990

 

1992

Charles R. Wheeler (194th GIR) - Died January 7, 1992

 

1995
Victor V. Keyes, Sr. (193rd PIR/D Co., 194th GIR) - Died March 27, 1995

1997

Clifford Le Duc (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died January 4, 1997

 

1998

James S. Bastone (194th PIR/B Co.) - Died September 13, 1998

 

1999

H Clay Schreck (194th PIR/G Co.) - Died September 5, 1999

2000

John E. Coon - Died August 9, 2000

Norman T. Pringle - Died October 18, 2000

2001

Belton Miller (513th PIR) - Died September 28, 2001

 

2002

Cedric L. Hill (507th PIR/E Co.) - Died November 26, 2002

Marvin E. Pitzer (MP Co.) - Died June 17, 2002

Harold Russell (513th PIR) - Died January 29, 2002

Harold F. Taylor (194th GIR/HQ Co.) - Died November 10, 2002

 

2003

William C. Clark (139th AB Eng. Bn./C Co.) - Died July 3, 2003

Bernard Gittelman (Division HQ) - Died April 12, 2003

Bernard E. Glanowski (513th PIR/F Co.) 

Harold Osborn (193rd GIR/E Co.) - Died December 25, 2003

John E. "Smitty" Smith (193rd GIR/AT Co.) - Died March 27, 2003

 

2004

Francis M. Hollman (680th GFAB/A Bat.) - Died January 21, 2004

 

2005

Stanley F. Burek (513th PIR/G Co.) - Died December 29, 2005

Willis Grice (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died June 15, 2005

Victor W. Koller (194th GIR/Med. Det.) - Died November 4, 2005

 

2006

David D. Amstutz (194th GIR/F. Co.) - Died September 2, 2006

Francis C. Miles (513th PIR/HQ2) - Died April 21, 2006
Leicester Stift (139th AB Eng. Bn./A & C Cos.) - Died December 23, 2006

 

2007

Walter E. Klodnicki (155th AAA Bn.) - Died July 22, 2007

James R. Lawton (513th PIR/I Co.) - Died March 20, 2007

John R. Richter (194th GIR/AT Co.) - Died October 28, 2007

 

2008

Cletus C. Alford (507th PIR/H Co.) - Died September 13, 2008

Peter J. Blakney Sr. (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died April 25, 2008

William Cimino (193rd GIR/A Co.) - Died November 17, 2008

Richard F. Dulek (194th GIR) - Died May 17, 2008

Ralph I. Epps, Sr. (194th GIR/AT Co.) - Died January 3, 2008

Walter J. Tempest (681st GFAB/A. Bat.) - Died April 14, 2008

 

2009

Donald B. Canfield (193rd GIR/E Co.) - Died November 12, 2009

Gordon S. Dyer (513th PIR/HQ3) - Died December 4, 2009

James A. Goolsbee (513th PIR/HQ Co.) - Died July 10, 2009

Ralph C. Neves (139th AEB/C Co.) - Died January 10, 2009

Harold V. "Hap" Madden (680th GFAB/A Bat.) - Died July 12, 2009

Thomas D. O'Brien (194th GIR/B Co.) - Died June 13, 2009

 

2010

Milton V. Jochem (513th PIR/B Co.) - Died September 7, 2010

Richard J. McKinley (155th AAA Bn./D Co.) - Died November 20, 2010

Franklin T. Milner (464th PFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died April 21, 2010

Richard L. Wise (194th GIR/C Co.) - Died December 8, 2010

 

2011

Lyle J. Buscher (680th GFAB/A Bat.) - Died November 4, 2011

Joseph Caldwell (513th PIR/HQ3) - Died January 27, 2011

Col. Arthur G. Clark (513th PIR) - Died December 11, 2011

Harold Greenwald (680th GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died March 30, 2011

Clifford R. Hallaway (680th GFAB/B Bat.) - Died December 1, 2011

Ray Harper (194th GIR/Service Co.) - Died July 21, 2011

Warren Hunt (155th AAA Bn./B Co.) - Died April 21, 2011

General Charles H. Jones (466th PFAB) - Died November 16, 2011

Al Krzesinski (466th GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died December 16, 2011

Joseph R. Maleckar (680th GFAB) Died - October 3, 2011

Vincent A. Mazza (139th AB Eng. Bn./A Co.) - Died April 2, 2011

Dr. Wendell Moberg (155th AAA Bn./E Co.) - Died July 19, 2011

Joseph Rodriguez (680th GFAB/A Bat.) - Died September 25, 2011

Blaine K. Trate - Died November 30, 2011

George N. Zilich (193rd GIR/HQ Co.) - Died December 18, 2011

 

2012

Raymond E. Becktoldt (507th PIR, HQ1) - Died November 19, 2012

Thomas F. Bold (194th GIR/E Co.) - Died January 12, 2012

Norbert J. Burger (464th PFAB/A Co.) - Died January 24, 2012

Lawton Clark - Died November 8, 2012

Harold "Bill" D. Eastman - Died December 7, 2012

Roger Feese (680th GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died October 4, 2012

Thomas J. Fiorino (681st GFAB/B Bat.) - Died March 24, 2012

Joseph Glawson (513th PIR/H Co.) - Died April 3, 2012

Orville W. Griffith (507th PIR) - Died November 12, 2012

Ralph Grooten - Died June 20, 2012

Dante Guzzo (507th PIR/C Co.) - Died December 31, 2012

Bart Hagerman (193rd GIR/D Co.) Died June 30, 2012

Dr. Kenneth M. Hansen (155th AAA Bn./F Co.) - Died February 26, 2012

Aloyisus Hummel (139th AAA Bn.) - Died November 13, 2012

James R. Jones (513th PIR/A Co.) - Died 2012

Sidney Laufer (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died September 24, 2012

Thomas Miller (193rd GIR/HQ2) - Died December 31, 2012

Stanley H. Murphy (513th PIR) - Died February 24, 2012

Warren Myers (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died February 1, 2012

Philip Nordberg (513th PIR/B Co.) - Died January 19, 2012

Joseph R. Parise (155th AAA Bn./F Co.) - Died February 10, 2012

Robert Ricketts (466th PFAB) - Died May 20, 2012

Ray Schelhase (680th GFAB/B Bat.) - Died November 12, 2012

William R. Shives (194th GIR/A Co.) - Died September 5, 2012

Butch Traini - Died December 16, 2012

Joseph Topich (194th GIR/C Co.) - Died July 22, 2013

Col. William C. Trigg (513th PIR/A Co.) - Died October 3, 2012

 

2013

Charles M. Beckwith Jr. (466th PFAB/C Bat.) - Died February 19, 2013

Jackson Worth Bosley (507th PIR/E Co.) - Died August 16, 2013

Floyd "Sam" Brunner (194th GIR) - Died July 18, 2013

Robert M Burns (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died April 1, 2013

Robert E. Cartwright (139th AB Eng. Bn./C Co.) - Died December 11, 2013

James P. Case, Sr. (193rd GIR/HQ Co.) - Died June 19, 2013

Kenneth Cavanah (193rd GIR/HQ2) - Died April 21, 2013

Mario Cipriani (194th GIR/F Co.) - Died August 9, 2013

Lloyd E. Cooney (517th Sig. Co.) - Died November 25, 2013

Frank A. Dell (193rd GIR/Med. Det.) - Died January 9, 2013

Tyrrel E. DeVolin (193rd GIR/D Co.) - Died December 2013

James J. Deignan (139th AB Eng. Bn./C Co.) - Died May 12, 2013

Willard W. Fiddler (194th GIR) - Died December 31, 2013

Francis "Tub" Forsythe (680th GFAB/B Bat.) - Died October 19, 2013

Curt Gadd (513 PIR/D Co.) - Died July 24, 2013

Earl J. Geoffrion (Parachute Maintenance Co.) - Died August 12, 2013

Alfred B Giovinazzo (680 GFAB/B Bat.) - Died March 28, 2013

Walter Harris (194th GIR/I Co.) - Died May 16, 2013

Robert Heinis (Division HQ) - Died August 9, 2013

Howard Huebner (507th PIR/C Co.) - Died February 8, 2013

Leo F. Jarzomb (513th PIR/HQ Co.) - Died September 13, 2013

Stuart Van Scotten Jones (507 PIR/HQ1) - Died May 11, 2013

Harold S. Kraushar (507th PIR/HQ3) - Died August 28, 2013

Dr. John Magill (466th PFAB/HQ Co.) - Died October 31, 2013

Richard D. Manning (513th PIR/E Co.) - Died May 20, 2013

Tony Marincola (194th GIR/B Co.) - Died November 8, 2013

Samuel H. Oldfield (513th PIR/C Co.) - Died December 24, 2013

Milton R. Norris (513th PIR/HQ2) - Died May 22, 2013

James Salvatico (155th AAA Bn./F Co.) - Died January 8, 2013

Harry Sembrat (513 PIR/HQ1) - Died June 2, 2013

Edward J. Shartle (193rd GIR/E&F Co., 194th GIR/K Co.) - Died September 25, 2013

Raymond H. Smith (513th PIR/I Co.) - Died October 21, 2013

James F. Starks (155th AAA Bn./F Co.) - Died September 18, 2013

Mick Stinchcomb (680th GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died July 17, 2013

James E. Taylor - Died August 27, 2013

William G. Trotter (193rd GIR) - Died January 3, 2013

Bernard Wolf (680th GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died June 15, 2013

Carl M. Ziegler (193rd GIR/HQ2 & 194th GIR) Died February 7, 2013

 

2014

William C. Bergmann (513th PIR/F Co) - Died December 10, 2014

Paris Craighead (194th GIR/B Co.) - Died November 23, 2014

Steve Debozy (155th AAA Bn.) - Died April 29, 2014

Jack B. Hawkins (464th PFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died June 6, 2014

Edward J. Husarik (194th GIR/AT Co.) - Died September 24, 2014

Benjamin F. Irvin (194th GIR) - Died February 26, 2014

Richard "Dick" Kloos (513th PIR/G Co.) - Died May 19, 2014

Junior O. Larson (193rd GIR/AT Co.) - Died February 14, 2014

John Leather (194th GIR/F Co.) - Died November 10, 2014
Michael C. Martier (194th GIR/D Co.) - Died March 25, 2014

Edgar Meacham (513th PIR/G Co.) - Died June 11, 2014

Francis R. Morgan (193rd GIR/HQ2) - Died February 13, 2014

Robert I. "Bob" Olson (513th PIR/G Co.) - Died June 2, 2014

Howard E. Oyler (194th GIR/HQ) - Died September 13, 2014

Harold Postel (466th PFAB) - Died August 21, 2014

Alfred M. Simon - Died December 20, 2014

Paul F. Smith (507th PIR) - Died October 20, 2014

William E. "Bill" Smith (466th PFAB/HQ Co.) - Died July 25, 2014

Raymond Souder (513th PIR) - Died November 23, 2014

Willie G. Stem (507th PIR) - Died January 1, 2014

Ingman A. Stolen (513th PIR - Died October 3, 2014

Calvin B. Surrett (194th GIR/G Co.) - Died January 7, 2014

John Vafides (513th PIR/H Co.) - Died April 11, 2014

Zoltan A. Varga (507th PIR) - Died November 6, 2014
Leo M. Veneskey (193rd GIR/F Co.) - Died March 18, 2014

Glenn E. Widdows (193rd GIR/E Co.) - Died July 12, 2014

 

2015

Kenneth J. Aiello (680th GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died February 10, 2015

Don Banta (513thPIR/HQ) - Died March 30, 2015

Martin C. Bates (681st GFAB/HQ Bat.) - Died April 23, 2015

Claude L. Bohannon (513th PIR) - Died May 31, 2015

Robert K. Campbell (155th AAA Bn./B Co.) - Died November 18, 2015

Frank Cotman (680th GFAB/A Bat.) - Died April, 2015

Vincent Chiaverini (194th GIR/C Co.) - Died March 28, 2015

Marcy C. Just (194th GIR/C Co.) - Died March 1, 2015

Jean Klick (193rd GIR/E Co.) - Died December 22, 2015

John G. Kormann (517th Sig. Co.) - Died April 29, 2015

Melvin M. Lagoon (193rd GIR/E Co. & 194th GIR/E Co.) - Died December 10, 2015

Harry M. "Bud" Lowe (194th GIR) - Died October 30, 2015

William A. Maczko (411th AB QM Co.) - Died January 3, 2015

Dennis E. McGinley (193rd GIR/HQ2) - Died July 1, 2015

Keith B. "Skip" Merrill, Jr. (194th GIR/A Co.) - Died September 11, 2015

Hubert W. Miller (17th PM Co.) - Died August 23, 2015

Frank Nastasee (193rd GIR/F Co.) - Died August, 2015

Donald Nestor (194th GIR) - Died June 10, 2015

Robert G. Nicholls (464th PFAB/C Bat.) - Died November 26, 2015

R. Hudson Olliff - Died December 8, 2015

Robert Patterson (513th PIR) - Died May 18, 2015

Robert F. "Bob" Quegan (513th PIR/H Co.) - Died June 22, 2015

Tracey C. Reed (139th AEB) - Died April 21, 2015

Clinard Stewart (17th PM Co.) - Died March 21, 2015

Billie L. Taylor (194th GIR/AT Co.) - Died April 28, 2015

Michael J. Villarreal (466th PFAB) - Died January 22, 2015

 

2016

Kenneth F. Aumock (PM Co.) - Died December 21, 2016

Victor Frangione (513th PIR/I Co.) Died November 13, 2016

James C. Hayward (466th PFAB/C Bat.) - Died January 2, 2016

John J. Schumacher (194th GIR/D Co.) - Died December 25, 2016

Roland Shelley (194th GIR/HQ Co.) - Died December 25, 2016

Frank W. Sheets (194th GIR/C Co.) - Died December 24, 2016

Austin Steen (513th PIR/G Co.) - Died January 2, 2016
Francis J. Tolbert (194th GIR/E Co.) - Died December 8, 2016

Robert A. Young (194th E Co.) - Died December 20, 2016

John H. Von Der Bruegge (513th PIR/G Co.) - Died December 31, 2016

2017

Fred P. Aliano (194th GIR/D Co.) - Died August 26, 2017

Carl V. Anderson (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died September 14, 2017

Charles W. Bastien (194th GIR) - Died April 15, 2017

Edgar E. Bushman (507th PIR/F Co.) - Died March 8, 2017

Charles F. Carter (194th GIR/D Co.) - Died January 18, 2017

Daniel Chipego (466th PFAB/C Bat.) - Died April 18, 2017
Robert B. Ferguson (466th PFAB/A Bat.) - Died October 26, 2017

Gean M. Foster (194th GIR) - Died May 16, 2017

Raymond J. Griest (507th PIR) - Died January 23, 2017

Irving R. Hennings, Sr (513th PIR/A Co.) Died April 24, 2017

Bud Kelly (513th PIR/B Co.) - Died February 10, 2017

Lancelot L. Kendziorski (513th PIR/B Co.) - Died June 17, 2017

John W. McCoy (513th PIR/E Co.) - Died October 24, 2017

John C. Macauley (513th PIR/HQ2) - Died April 30, 2017

Kenneth L. Madison (194th GIR/HQ Co.) - Died October 24, 2017

Albert Mancinelli (464th PFAB/C Bat.) - Died January 15, 2017

Lewis Morris (193rd GIR/HQ2 and 194th GIR) - Died June 13, 2017

Frank Munafo (513th PIR/F Co.) - Died November 3, 2018

Robert D. Nugent (513th PIR/C Co.) - Died April 7, 2017

Charles F. Orthmann (517th Sig. Co.) - Died November 20, 2017

Michael Rock (680th GFAB/B. Bat.) - Died April 30, 2017

William Schulz (517th Sig Co.) - Died July 13, 2018

Perrie Sheldon (513th PIR) - Died July 5, 2017

Rev. Richard L. Shibley (139th AB Eng. Bn./C Co.) - Died February 4, 2017

Grant L. Smith (507th PIR/H Co.) - Died November 6, 2017

Walter Zajo (517th Sig. Co.) - Died June 1, 2017

2018

George R. Andis (193rd GIR/F Co. and 194th GIR) - Died November 8, 2018

Robert Browning (194th GIR) - November 10, 2018

Del DeVivo - (193rd GIR/D Co.) - Died June 28, 2018

Donald W. Jordan (194th GIR/F Co.) - Died December 8, 2018

Lorenzo Q. Morales III (194th GIR/I Co.) - Died March 10, 2018

Robert Warner (194th GIR/B Co.) - December 13, 2018

2019

Albert M. Davis (517th Sig. Co.) - Died February 6, 2019

George Hudicka (155th AAA Bn.) - Died January 1, 2019

James Ingram (194th GIR/D Co.) - Died May 26, 2019

James G. Keenan (513th PIR/B Co.) - Died May 11, 2019

James Meyer (464th PFAB/A Bat.) - Died January 18, 2019

Jim Moline (193rd GIR/HQ) - Died April 15, 2019

LeRoy Muth (507th PIR) - Died January 15, 2019

 

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