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NHS Alumni Veterans Memorial Monument

Visit Northridge Deceased Alumni Veterans Memorial website here.

NORTHRIDGE ALUMNI VETERANS MEMORIAL

A Northridge alumnus proposed a NHS Alumni Veterans Memorial to be erected on the grounds of the Northridge Stadium to the Board of Education on July 09, 2012. The Board of Education approved the proposal on August 13, 2012.  The start of construction was on May 30, 2013, with the digging of holes for fence posts. The first phase of construction was finished on September 19, 2013  and the second phase was completed on July 03, 2014, see photo above. The black granite lighted memorial with matching benches and flag pole, was erected and etched with the names of deceased NHS veterans. The memorial is financed by donations.  New names will be added in groups. Information is needed about NHS veterans.

The present cost to add a name to the memorial is $15 to $25 depending on the number of letters in the name. In order to keep the cost as low as possible, names are added in groups of twenty-five or more. A lesser number would greatly increase the cost. Please consider making a donation to the NHS Alumni Veterans Memorial.  The Sauer Tarzinski Education Fund (STEF) is the organization to which donations can be made for the NHS veterans memorial. All donations are tax deductible using the donation information below. 

 100% of donations will be used for the continued support of the memorial.  All administration costs are done free and voluntarily. Honor our NHS alumni service veterans with your donation today. Thank you.

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Don't let the our NHS alumni veterans go unappreciated and unrecognized.

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If you are or know alumni* who are veterans and not listed below, please use this form HERE to send your or their information to be included. Use this form also for corrections and  additional information that can fill in the blank areas of the list. Thank you and thank you, NHS veterans, for your service to our great country.
 
*  A Northridge alumni is anyone who ever attended a Northridge school.

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Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, & Navy

 
NAMES (767) PIC CLASS Group SERVICE BRANCH BIRTH DEATH
NOTES Last Updated June 27, 2017
Abshire, Jeff x 1988





Abshire, Steve x 1987





Achbach, Ralph x 1935 2 Army 01/13/17 04/24/96

Adams, Clayton


Army


1966-1968 Sgt
Adams, Steve x 1979
Air Force Res. 05/05/61

Tech Sgt., OP Enduring Freedom
Adkins, Dean x 1968
Air Force Res.



Adkins, Karissa x 2010
Navy 05/06/92


Agenbroad, John x 1965
USMC


NHS HoF. 3 Purp Hrts, Gallantry, Pres. Citat
Allen, Bill D x 1960 4 Army 08/25/41 02/23/11

Amon, Dan x 1958 1 Air Force 07/30/40 09/18/09

Anca, Edward x 1963
Army 10/13/45


Anderson, Wayne x 1974
Army 04/11/56


Applegate, John x 1971
USMC 06/12/53


Argo, Floyd x 1942
Navy



Armstrong, Ray x 1944 1 USMC
12/-/07

Arndts, Ted x 1964 1 Navy
03/18/96

Ashburn, David x 1985





Atchley, Donald x 1963
National Guard



Austin, John






Withdrew 01/22/1966 PFC 4th Arty.
Ayles, Charles x 1966 1 Army 04/21/48 12/25/02

Ayles, Danny x 1967 2 Army 04/20/49 08/30/13

Ayles, Ralph x 1968 2 USMC



Badders, Jerry x 1965
Army



Badders, John x 1964
Navy



Baker, Melvin x 1971
USMC & Army



Baker, Quentin x 2015
USMC



Baker, William x 1973
Army 1953


Baldauf, Ronald x 1967 1 Army 08/31/47 09/22/06

Ball, Clinton x 2002
USMC



Ball, James x 1967
Navy



Barber Thomas, Connie x 1967
Air Force



Barber, George “Mike” x 1965
USMC



Barger, Ralph x 1956
Army



Barlow, John x 2006
Air Force



Barnes, John
1988





Barnhart, Geoffery x 1984
USMC 12/11/65


Basham, Jerry x 1968




110th Transportation Co.
Baugh, William
1965
Air Force


1963-1967 a2c
Bayless, Robert x 1965 1 Army
04/12/13

Beams, Vaughn x 1967
Army



Beaumont, Ernest x 1962
Navy



Becker Hayden, Wendi x 1975
Air Force


Retired
Belcher, John x 1959 5 Air Force 08/06/41 06/13/17
Vietnam
Bensen, Wilbur x 1979
Air Force



Bensen, Timothy x 1976 1 Navy & Army 09/22/57 05/20/11

Benton, Carl x 1952
Army 01/04/34


Benton, Danny x 1968
Air Force



Benton, James x

Air Force


Withdrew 11/19/1952
Berry, Wayne x 1942 1 Army 07/02/23 06/06/44
KIA Normandy D-Day Invasion
Berlin, Kevin x 1982
Navy


US Naval Academy 1986
Bianco, Robert x 1955
Army 10/30/38


Bilger, Earl x 1947 1 Army 06/21/29 03/25/12

Bingham, Dennis x 1967 1 USMC
11/11/11

Blair, Fess x 1976 2 Air Force
08/02/09

Blakley, Michael x 1972
Navy



Blass, Karl x 1949
Army



Bocko, Robert x 1959
Army 08/04/41


Bogan, Blaine x 1965 1 USMC
12/31/68

Bolander, Dan x 1970
Army 04/31/52


Bolander, Rex x 1966
Army



Bolon, John x 1960
Army 10/02/42


Booher, Clarence x 1937 1 USMC 11/10/18 03/31/74

Booher, Earl x 1931 1 USMC 08/06/13 08/17/64
Ebenezer & Steel H.S
Booher, Edwin x 1959 3 Navy 07/19/41 10/19/14

Booher, Richard x 1947 3 Army
09/07/14

Booher, Robert L x 1949 4 Navy 11/18/31 04/16/16

Booher, Robert x 1965
USMC


Cpl. Bridge Co. 7th Engr. Bn.
Booher, Wayne x 1960
Air Force



Borders, Paul x 1988
Air Force



Borton, David x 1966
Air Force



Bowe, Daniel
1975
Army



Bowling, Kindred “Ken” x 1965
Army



Bowling, Kyle x 2011
USMC



Bowling, John x 1989





Bowman, Wallace x 1962
Army



Brandon, Sandra x 1964





Brawn, Delores x 1947
Army



Breitfield, Rick x 1966
Navy & USMC 08/03/48


Brentlinger, Paul x 1945 3 Army 04/03/27 12/22/14

Brewer, Chad x 1995
Air Force 07/29/77


Brooks, Marcus x 1997
USMC 03/25/78


Brown, John x 1966 2 Air Force
1999

Brown, Raymond x 1966





Brown, Robert x 1967
Army



Brown, William x 1963
Air Force


SP/4 Co. B 2nd Inf. 1st Inf. Div.
Browning, Herbert x 1958
USMC 02/08/40


Brumbaugh, Robert x 1947
Navy



Brumfield, James x 1961
Navy


USS D H Fox
Brumit, Clyde x 1966
Army 12/31/47

Bronze Star
Bryant, David x 1964
Army 1946


Buelow, Joey x 1994
Army



Burchette, John Anthony x 1988





Burke, William x 1958
Air Force 12/07/40


Burns, Shane x 1994
Navy


NHS Hall of Fame
Burton, Denver x 1965 1 Air Force 12/14/46 05/15/10

Burton, Lonnie x 1968
Army 01/14/48


Burton, Ronald x 1970 5 Army 1952 02/28/17

Butts, Richard x 1950 1 Navy 1932 06/08/07
NHS Hall of Fame, Rear Admiral
Camp, Eddie x 1984 1 Army



Camp Jr, Edward x 1964
USMC



Carns, Mervin x 1945 4 Navy 07/02/27


Camp, Larry x 1966 1 USMC 10/09/49 07/05/10

Casey, Ronald
Honorary
USMC 03/10/48

Comm Co. 3rd Marine Div. 2nd Battalion
Castle, Ronald x 1956
National Guard



Chambers, Rocky x 1966




Corp. 2326-838 Supply Bn
Champine, George x 1954 5 Air Force 09/07/35 06/02/17

Champine, Jerry
1957 4 Air Force 06/04/39 11/18/76
Airman 3rd Class
Chapman, Leonard x 1942 1 Air Force 06/04/39 03/11/46
KIA Alaska
Chapman, Thomas “Bill” x 1966 4 Navy 12/07/48 11/10/15

Clark, Bobby x 1970
Army 10/01/52


Clark Lubold, Debbie x 1973
Navy



Clark, Donald x 1965 1 Army 06/28/46 09/17/11

Clements, Timothy x 1987 2 Army 03/23/68 04/14/14
Airborne Ranger
Clemmer, William x 1990
Army



Clingman, Julie x 1992
Air Force



Clodgio, Roy x 1962
Air Force



Clyde, David x 1952
Navy 10/28/37

NHS HoF, Bronze Star/ V, 2 Air Medals
Clyde, Donald x 1957
Navy 04/18/39


Clyde, Gilbert x 1953 1 Air Force
12/01/03

Coffman, Larry x 1981





Cole Jr, Robert x 1975
Navy 12/19/57


Coleman, Kimberly x 1976
Army 08/02/58


Collins, Anthony x 1972 1 Army 12/11/52 03/20/06

Collins, Boyd x 1948
Air Force



Collins, Brian x 1990





Collins, Jack x 1950 4 Army 1933 02/01/17

Collins, Michael x 1969
Army 10/03/49


Colwell, Bobby x 1965 1 Army



Colwell, James x 1967
Navy 11/00/1949


Conrad, Terry x 1965
National Guard 03/05/46


Cook, Jack x 1942 1 Army 08/13/24


Cook, Russell x 1966
Air Force



Cook, Tony x 1999
USMC



Cooper, Walter x 1981 3 USMC 05/26/63 03/20/95

Cope, Frank x 1966
Army 01/18/48


Corder, Kenneth x 1942 2 Army 04/25/24 04/25/14
11th Airborne Div. Paratroop & Mach. Gunner
Coterel, Robert x 1994
USMC 08/22/75


Cotterman, Roger x 1978
Navy



Courtney, Michael x 1965
Navy



Courtright, Michael x 1962
Navy



Cowan, James x 1965 1 Army



Cowan, Raymond x 1957
Army



Cox, James x 1957 3 Army 1939 10/01/02

Cox, Lawrence x 1964 5 Army 03/11/46 09/07/07

Craddock, Ronald x 1951 1 Navy


USS L.S.T. 855
Crider, David x 1988
USMC



Cridlin, Brian x 1982
Army



Cridlin Jr, Donald x 1982 1 Army



Cridlin, James x 1981
Army


Retired
Cridlin, Jeffery x 1985
Army



Cromwell, Chester x 1934 3 Army 08/15/16 07/23/88
Sgt. In General Patton's Third Army
Cromwell. Edwin x 1943
Army Air Corp 04/07/25

Lt. Army Air Corp Bombardier
Cromwell, Robert x 1939 3 Coast Guard 12/30/20 12/05/60
Petty Officer on LST Normandy D-Day
Crowden Jr, Millard x 1965 1 Navy 10/03/47 10/02/06

Crowden, Phyllis x 1962
Army, Resrvs & Natl Grd


Retired
Cruea, Jim x 1967
Army



Crumrine, Tyrone x 1958 5 Air Force 07/08/40 05/13/17

Culp, Chuck x 1987





Cunningham, Charles x 1991
Army 09/29/13


Curtis, William x 1954
Navy



Danzig, William x 1963
Army


Retired
Davies, Matthew x 1989





Davidson, Larry x 1966 1 Army 11/01/48 04/21/93

Davidson, Michael x 1963 1 Air Force
03/22/94

Davidson, Shelby x 1967
Army



Davis, Charles
1967
Army



Davis, Ernest x 1965 4 Army 04/28/47 02/28/16
Vietnam
Davis, Ted x 1967
Air Force



Dawson, Thomas x 1958
Army 04/29/40


Day, Walter “Fred” x 1967 3 Army 01/10/48 12/24/98

Dearth, Donald x 1966 1 Army 05/05/48 09/03/10

Delk, Joe x 1949
Army


9th D. C. Co. 1st O. R. Regt.
Derkson, William x 1963
Army


EN3 Wounded Vietnam, May 03, 1967
DeWitt, George x 1962
Army



Drisccoll. Glen x 1938 4 Army Air Force 04/29/20 01/16/95
President of Univ. of Toledo
Dunn, William x 1955 2 National Guard
04/02/13

Duplinski, Paul x 1954
National Guard



Dye, Roy
2004
Navy



Dykes, Dexter x 1984





Edgington, Buddy
1951?
Army


Withdrew in 51-52 year
Edwards, Barney x 1966 2 Army 07/25/32 04/12/03

Egbert, Michael x 1966 2

x/x/2003

Egnor, Nathan x 2000
Army


82nd Airborne, Purple Heart, Bronze Star
Elam, Mathew x 1988
Army



Eldridge, Ray x 1975
Army Airborne



Elkins, Daniel x 1966
Army 10/31/47


Elkins, Gearld x 1962 2 USMC
05/25/13

Elkins, Russ x 1987





Elliot, Robert x 1979





Elliott, Marvin x 1962
USMC



Elliott, Steve x 1975
USMC



Ellis, Jon x 1989
Army


West Point grad
Emrick, Jerry x 1947
Army



Erickson, Steve x 1961
Army



Erickson, Thomas x 1965
Air Force Reserve



Espy, Richard x 1944
Army


M.Sgt. Served in Pacific, Korea & Bronze Star in Vietnam
Evans, Bryan x 1995
Coast Guard



Evans, Curtis x 1964
Army & Air Force



Evans, Eddie x 1967
Army



Evans, Glen x 1964
National Guard



Fain, James x 1977
Air Force 02/20/59


Fauver, William x 1963
Army Reserve



Fee, Stephen x 1986 2 Army
2009

Fegel, John x 1965
USMC



Feldner, James x 1967 1 Army 12/09/48 01/16/96

Ferguson, Donald
1952
Navy


Withdrew in 51-52 year
Fidler, James x 1957
National Guard



Fink, Cletus x 1955
National Guard



Fink, Kenneth x 1958 4 Army 07/03/40 10/08/16
Lt Col
Fink, Melvin
1954
Army


Bronze Star and Service Medal
Fink, Robert x 1962
USMC & Army



Fisher, James x 1946 2 Army
08/26/13

Fisher, John x 1954
Army



Fisher, John x 1957
Army 06/19/39


Flagg, Alvin x 1934 1 Army 1915 07/28/44
Serial # 35612601
Flannagan, Rick x 1975
Army



Florence, Frank x 1971 1 National Guard 11/05/52 09/05/09

Florence, Frederick x 1961
USMC 02/21/40


Florence, James x 1969 1 Army 12/28/49 12/24/93

Florence, Joseph x 1965
Army



Florence, Raymond x 1957 2 Navy 05/25/39 09/17/04

Florence, Steven x 1970
Army National Gd.



Fogle, Floyd x 1951
Air National Gd.



Fogle, Gerald x 1966
Army



Folino, Kenneth x 2001
USMC



Ford, Henry x 1975 1 National Guard 09/17/56 01/14/89

Forte, Lowell x 1957 3




Freiberger, Jerome x 1947 4 Army
09/27/16

Fry, James x 1973
USAF



Fry, Jonathan x 1969
USAF



Fry, William x 1971
Navy



Fuduloff, Dean x 1965
Navy 06/06/47

USF Bon Homme Richards Aircraft Carrier
Fulks, Okey x 1961
Navy



Gardner, Johnny x 1965
Army



Geiger, Fred x 1950
Air N. Grd & Army 07/02/31

OH Air Natl. Grd 4 yrs & 2 yrs Army
Geiger, Charles
1936 1 Navy 05/06/18 03/06/00

Geisel, Dale x 1962
Navy



Geisel, Daniel x 1996
Army



Geisel, David x 1975
Army 11/30/56

235th Aviation Company, Spec 4, 1974-1980
Geisel, Gerald x 1962
Army



Geisel Sr., Ralph x 1936 4 Army 04/09/18 02/04/01

Gibbs, Mark x 1974 1 Army
09/27/04

Gibbs, Randall x 1972 1 USMC 11/05/53 01/27/95

Gibbs, Robert x 1966 1 Army 08/01/48 12/09/11

Gibson, Dean x 1961
Coast Guard



Gillette, Daniel x 1963
Army Oct 1945


Gillette, Leroy x 1962 1 Navy 03/03/44 04/05/03

Gillette, Wade x 1941 2 Army x/x/1922 06/13/75

Gilliam, Frederick x 1966
Air Force



Gilliam Jr, Richard x 1948 4 Air Force 06/02/30 03/20/16

Glanzer, Robert x 1950 1 Air Force 03/13/30 07/22/11
1604th M & S Sqdn. 15271708
Glock, David x 1965
Army



Gobar, Scott x 1980
Navy



Godsey, Carl x 1962
Navy



Good, Donald x 1971
Navy



Good, Matthew x 2002
USMC



Good, Wilbur x 1934 1 Army 08/24/16 12/29/77

Goodrich, Willard x 1956 2 USMC



Gore, Brian x 1995
Army



Gravitt, James x 1946 2 Army 04/11/28 06/27/03

Gravitt, Jeffery x 1977
Army 02/14/59


Gray, Walter x 1982





Grear, Joshua x 2004
Army



Green Jr, Oliver x 1943 2 Navy x/x/1925 1972

Grooms, Charles Lloyd x 1958 2 Army 07/19/40 12/29/13

Gross, Larry x 1958 2 National Guard
07/30/95

Grove, John x 1967
Army



Guinn, Jerry x 1951
Air Force 01/16/32


Gulasa Herman, Sally x 1975
National Guard



Gulett, Morris x 1973
Navy 05/21/55


Haas, Richard x 1947 1 Air National Guard


Medals-Viet Srv, 1 Brz Star, Armed Forces Exped'ary
Hagerman, Richard x 1947
Air Force



Haines, Lani x 1959
Army



Haines, Robert x 1955 4 Army 08/09/37 01/02/17

Hall, Barry x 1964
Army 06/28/46


Hamilton, Robert x 1988
Army



Hamilton, Virgel x 1981 1 USMC
10/23/83

Hamlin, Charles
1971 1 Army 03/31/52


Hamlin, Larry James x 1964 1 Army 06/17/46 06/17/06
St Sgt Kadena AFB Okinawa
Hamm, James x 1957
Army



Handwerker, Charles x 1945 2 Army 03/11/26 05/02/05

Handwerker, James x 1974





Handwerker, Richard x 1942 2 Air Force 06/16/24 05/24/11

Handwerker, Robert x 1951
Air Force


Major, Michigan Air Ntal. Guard
Handwerker, William x 1972




aka Paul
Hanson Ellis, Mary Jane x 1964
Air Force 08/29/46


Hapner, Robert x 1954 1 Army Reserve 10/23/36 03/08/07

Hardesty, Roy x 1945 3 Navy 04/26/27 04/02/09

Hardin, Edward x 1945 1 Army 04/07/26 11/09/80

Harley, Frank x 1949 3 USMC 01/27/31 08/26/14

Harmon, Frank x 1989
USMC



Harner, Kerry x 1981
USMC



Harper, James x 1951
Air Force



Harper, Ronald
1951
Air Force



Harris, Danny x 1977
Army 12/06/58

73rd Stock Control Sqdn. Withdrew in 50-51 year
Harris, Edward x 1958
USMC 04/12/40

EIB Bdg, Pres Citat, 1 Oak Leaf Clust, Achieve Med
Harris, Marshall x 1969
USMC



Harter, Forrest x 1959
Air Force



Harter, Robert x 1957
Air Force



Hartman, Martin x 1992
Navy & AF Res.



Hastings, Zach x 1994
Air Force 10/26/76


Havens, Fred x 1965
Army



Hawk, Raymond “Pete”
1952
Army 1934


Hawk, Thomas x 1936
Army



Hawk, Weslie x 1938
Army



Hawkins, Keith x 1990
Coast Guard



Hawkins, Stanley x 1982
Army



Hayes, Edward x 1962 2 Air Force 11/03/44 01/08/14

Hayes, Norman x 1958 3 Air Force 12/27/40 10/12/14

Hazel, Robert x 1953
Army


Col(R)-Japan,Okinawa,Vietnam,Thailand
Hedleston, Merlyn x 1945 1 USMC



Heid Jr, Edward x 1954 3 Air Force 02/25/36 09/01/14

Heid , Richard x 1957
Army



Heiland, Anthony (Terry) x 2003
Army



Helke, Howard x 1949 4 Army 02/17/31 10/14/15

Helton, Sidney x 1978
Air Force



Henry, Robert x 1953 2 Army
x/x/1980

Herzog, Gary x 1970
Army 04/09/50


Herzog, Robert
1968
Navy 10/07/49


Hewlett, Jay x 1965 1 Air Force
02/07/12

Hickman Jr, Forrester x 1973
Air Force



Hickman, Jesse x 1993
Navy



Hinders, Charles x 1942 3 Navy 09/12/22 09/14/94

Hirsch, Walter x 1947
Army



Hirt, Tim x 1976
Air Force



Hofferbert, Charles x 1943 5 Army
2003

Hoffman II, Arthur
1967
Army 06/26/49

WWII and Korea
Hoffman III, Arthur x 1988 1 USMC 08/06/70


Holben, James x 1965
Air Force 12/17/47


Holcomb, Roger x 1966
USMC



Holler, Charles x 1950 1 USMC
03/05/10

Horton, Gerald x 1959
Army



Hoskinson, James x 1968
Air Force



Houghton, Michael x 1999
Army



Hounshell, Jerry x 1946
Army



Hovater, Daniel x 1994
Army



Howard, Jon x 1984
Army



Howell III, Howard x 1967
Air Force



Hubler, Dale x 1963 1 USMC
04/06/69

Human, Clyde x 1951 1 Navy 02/28/33 07/30/63

Human, William x 1960 1 Air Force
08/01/12

Hungate, Tim x 1988
USMC



Hunt, Randall x 2002
USMC



Hurst, James x 1956 1 Navy
07/02/03

Hurst, Orville “Gene” x 1954 3 USMC 07/05/35 09/14/14

Hyder, Scott x 1999
Army



Isble Hall, Cynthia x 1983
Army



Jackson, Gregory x 2002
Air Force



Jaros, Emil Jr x 1964
Army



Jaros, Paul x 1956 1 National Guard
04/11/04

Jeffery, Frank x 1948 3 Army 09/17/30 04/04/15

Jensvold, Paul x 1965
USMC


A Battery 567 F.A.B.N.
Johnson, Alysa







Johnson, Dennis x 1980
USMC



Johnson, Harry x 1965 1 Army 10/19/47 05/26/68

Johnson, James x 1955 1 Navy


KIA Vietnam, Silver Star for Gallantry
Johnson, Richard x 1950
Navy



Johnson, Robert x 1952
Navy



Johnson, William x 1966
Army



Jones, Dennis x 1960
Army 12/03/41


Jones, Edward x 1979
Navy


714th Prev Med, 55th Med Gp, XVIII Airborne Corps
Jordan, Edward Glenn
1957 3 Navy & Army 04/19/39 10/26/82

Jordan, James x 1946
Navy 09/13/30


Jordan, Robert x 1955
USMC


Submarine Service
Jourdan, Dennis x 1958 1 Navy
10/15/99

Kaylor, Robert x 1945
Navy 1926


Keller, Arthur x 1941 1 Army Air Corps 03/20/23 2011

Kelley, Keith x 1967
Navy



Kelley, Norman Dean x 1962
Air Force



Kelley, Russell x 1941 4 Army 09/08/23 06/02/05

Kelley, Thomas x 1963
National Guard



Kelly, Dennison (Fritz) x 1987
Army



Kelly, Harold x 1951 1 Air National Guard



Kennedy, Gene x 1987
Army



Keplinger, Robert x 1942 3 Navy 04/06/24 04/05/06

Kercher, Robert x 1939 3 Navy 05/04/21 02/08/15

Kettering, Neil x 1953 1 Air Force 02/08/35 12/05/10
Commanding officer Submarine Hunter Service
Key, Bill x 1963
USMC


Also Army, National Guard, & USMC
Kimmel, Harvey x 1960
Navy



King, Jack x 1939 1 Army Air Corps 02/15/21 03/14/91

King, James x 1956 1 Air Force 06/26/38 04/13/11

King, Lewis x 1976 4 Air Force 11/30/56 12/21/16

King, Ronald x 1961
Army



Kiss, Albert x 1944 1 Army 08/18/25


Knapp. Clarence I x 1939 5 Army Air Corp 1921 05/23/45

Knese, Edwin
1945 3 Army 02/14/27 04/17/93
KIA Captain 1st Fighter Group
Knight, Kenneth x 1939 2 Navy



Knight, Stanley x 1958
National Guard



Knopp, Matthew x 2005
USMC



Knorr, David x 1958 1 Army
12/15/09

Koerner, Ronald x 1957
Army



Koronich, James x 1982
Army



Koronich, Scott x 1984
Army



Krieger, Melvin x 1965
USMC 09/23/46


Krimm, Dennis x 1962 1 Army


Corp. 2nd Plt. C Co. 1st Tank Bn.
Krohn, Kenneth x 1945 3 Navy 5/281926 03/23/90

Kuechler, Glenwood x 1941 4 Navy 1922 1986

Kuhns, Robert x 1963
USMC 08/30/45


Ladd, William x 1986
Army 08/06/68


Lairson, Dale x 1967 3 Army 09/21/47 12/10/14
Field Artillery Tactical Fire Direction Sys. Repair
Lairson, James
1948
Navy



Lalich, Nicholas x 1967
Navy 07/15/49

Withdrew in 47-48 year
Lange, Charles x 1954
National Guard



Langford, Wayne x 1963 1 Army
01/20/09

LaPointe, Guy x 1966 1 Army 07/02/48 06/02/69

Laquaglia, Ralph x 1957
USMC


KIA Viet. Medal of Honor & Silver Star
Larrick, Earl x 1956
National Guard



Law, Earl x 1964
Navy 1946


Law, Frank x 1962
Navy 1944


Law, James x 1959
Air Force 1941


Lawhorn, Donald x 1966
Air Force



Lawson, Neal x 1965
Army 02/07/47


Lay, David x 1975 1 Air Force 10/03/57 09/04/04

Ledbetter, Steve x 1963 1 USMC
09/15/98

Leeth Dysart, Laurie x 1993
National Guard



Lehman, Carl x 1951
Navy



Lehman, Earl x 1945 1 Navy 08/18/27 03/16/12

Lehman, Edwin x 1934 1 Army 1915 1995

Lehman, Leonard x 1940 1 Army 1922 1986

Lehman, Norman x 1949 1 Air Force



Lehman, Paul x 1949
Army


6920th Security Group
Lehman, Thomas x 1957
Navy


1st Signal Co.
Lesher, Walter x 1952 4 Navy
05/01/04

Letner, Jeff x 1984
Army



Lewis. Michael x 1979 5 Air Force 12/24/60 06/25/17
MSGT 23 years
Lockhart, Howard x 1948 1 Navy



Logel, Daniel x 1958 1 Air Force
01/28/03

Loos, Orville x 1944 1 Navy 01/22/26 07/08/46

Lowe, Clyde
1947 1 Navy 11/20/27

Carnegie Hero Commission Metal recipient
Lowrey, Norman x 1940 1 Navy 1922 1/14/xx

Lowrey Sr, Raymond x 1945 1 Army 1927

KIA
Ludwig, Dale x 1950
Air Force



Luebkeman, Robert x 1967
Army


35th Maint. Sqdn.
Lundy, Dustin x 2006 1 USMC 12/03/88 10/30/11

Lupton, Allan x 1966
USMC



Lupton, Glenn x 1967
Air Force



Lybarger, Edward
1942 2
10/15/24 03/01/72

Lybarger, Glen
1939 2
1921


Lybarger, Raymond x 1937 1 Army 02/06/19 05/06/12

Lybarger, William x 1936 2
05/15/18 01/16/97

Maas, Bradley x 1952 5 Army 09/28/34 03/12/17

Mack Jr, Lloyd x 1944 2 Army Air Corps 1926 05/11/46

Mack, William
1947
Coast Guard 1929

Okinawa, Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only
MacNeil, Richard
1949
Army



Maggard, Eugene x 1957 1 Army
03/01/12
B Bat. 75th F.A. Bn. Withdrew in 48-49 year
Maggard, Frank x 1975 4 Air Force 06/13/57 04/20/16

Maggard, John x 1960
Air Force



Maggard, Richard x 1969 4 Navy
07/24/15

Manning, Thomas
1981
Army 05/04/62

Gunners Mate
Manning, Timothy x 1980
Navy 05/04/62


Mannix, Ronald x 1970 3 USMC 07/28/51 07/23/14

Marshall, Ellison x 1966
Air Force



Martin, Glenn x 1959
Army



Mason, Robert x 1944 1 Army 08/19/26 03/30/58

Maupin, Steve x 1973
Navy



Maxwell, Joseph x 1962
Navy



Maxwell, Larry x 1957
Navy



Mayer, Stephen x 1970
Army 07/25/52


Mays, Tim x 1988
USMC



McConnell, Chris
2000





McCorkle, Gene x 1966
Army 12/22/47


McCormick, Thomas x 1971
Army 02/20/53


McCullough, Roger x 1963
Army


AMH/S 2nd Class Petty Officer
McFarland, Charles x 1937 5 Navy 01/11/20 03/08/07

McFarland, Donald x 1947
Navy 08/29/29

Lieutenant JG
McGatha, John x 1967
Army 09/18/47


McIntosh, Lloyd x 1997
National Guard


Retired
McMasters, Harold
1943
Army Reserve



McWorter, Michael x 1990
Army


545 Quarter Masters Withdrew in 42-43 year
Merch, Douglas x 1967
USMC 02/09/49


Mescher Jr., Edmund x 1947 3 Army 07/23/29 02/12/15

Meyer, Brien
1942
USMC



Middlestetter, Charles
1950 4 Army 1932 11/09/15

Milam, Ronald x 1965 2 Army 02/07/47 11/23/13

Miller, David x 1964
Navy



Miller, Dennis x 1963 1 Army 07/27/45 04/08/03
Seabee
Miller, Eddie x 1961
Army



Miller, Frank x 1948
Air National Guard



Miller, Gary x 1963
Army



Miller, Marcus x 2003





Miller, Martin x 1948
Air Force



Miller, Michael x 1968
Army



Miller, Richard x 1962
Navy



Miller, Robert x 1956
National Guard



Millward, David x 1976 4 USMC 1958 12/09/15

Minor, Anthony x 1999
Air Force



Mitchell, William x 1985
Army



Mobley, David x 1964
Air Force



Mofield, Charles x 1952
Air Force & Nat.Gd



Molen Franklin x 1936 2 Army Air Corps 1918


Molen, Howard (Jim) x 1939 2 Navy 06/10/21 05/14/10

Moore, Brandon x 2012
Army Natl Guard



Moore, Jerry x 1987
Army



Moore, Kevin x 1983
Army



Moorhead, William x 1965
Army



Moorhead West, Sandra x 1959
Air Force



Morgan, Robert
1953
Navy



Morgan, Robert x 1957
Army



Morris, Eric x 1959 4 Navy 05/03/41 08/02/02

Morris, Norman Robert x 1962
Navy


1959 – 1963
Moss, Norman x 1958 4 Army 11/21/40 06/30/15

Mullins, Daniel x 1981
National Guard 10/25/61


Muncy, Carl x 1962 4 Army 12/19/44 09/04/15
Kuwait & Iraq
Murphy, J. P.
1951
Navy



Music, James Ronnie x 1984 4 Navy


Co.31, 11th Batry. 1st Reg. Withdrew in 50-51 year
Musser, Louis x 1957
USMC & Army


Auto wreck in Italy
Myers, Douglas x 1987
Army



Myers, Larry x 1961
Navy



Myers, Leroy x 1955 3 Air Force
07/21/14

Myers, James x 1947
USMC



Nadalsky Jr., Louis x 1963 1 Army
04/09/07

Nadalsky Sr., Louis x 1938 1 Army Air Corps



Newton, Damon x 1957
Army



Nichols, Christopher
1996
Air Force



Nichols, Robert x 1958
USMC 07/24/40


Noble, William x 1951
Air Force



Noffsinger, Mark x 1942 2 Navy 10/02/24 03/14/94
Withdrew in 50-51 year
Null, Michael x 1963
USMC & Army



Nussman, Jason x 2001
Navy



Oakes, Harris
1958
Army 11/17/13


Ochs, Harold x 1947 2 Army



O'Connell, Robert x 1958
Air Force 12/31/39


O'Cull, Glen x 1970
Army 10/05/50


Officer, Jeffery x 1980
Army



Officer, Theresa x 1979
Army



Oroszi, Lester x 1967 2 Army



Ott, Ronald x 1954
National Guard



Owen, Wesley x 1950
USMC



Owens, Mitchell x 1971 2 Air Force 03/24/53 08/08/11
M.W.S.S. 1 Eng'rg..
Pabst,John x 1960
Army



Pabst, Kenneth x 1958
Army



Pabst, Rick x 1965
Army



Pacholka, Michael







Parker, Carl x 1966
Army Air Borne


Withdrew 01/22/66, CMG 3 River Div.112, Sq.11
Parr, David x 1966
Army 11/16/48

Pfc. MRS 101st Air Borne Div. 1
Parsons, Jerry x 1958
Navy 11/09/40

1968 - 1971
Partin, Dennis x 1998 1 Navy
09/10/11

Patterson, Jamie x 2007
Army 02/10/89


Patterson, William x 1965
Army



Patton, Larry
1963
Army



Patton, Jerry x 1968
Navy



Pendergrass, Donald x 1952 1 Army 11/24/34 06/18/02
8 yrs active and 25 yrs Reserve
Peppo, Eric x 1988





Peters Jr, Alvin x 1949
Air Force



Peters, James x 1950 1 Army 01/30/32 02/23/06

Peters, Robert x 1939 1 Army 05/21/22


Peterson, James x 1956 1 Air National Guard
08/07/89

Petrae, Joseph x 1987
Army 05/15/69


Phelps, Kenneth x 1958
Navy



Phillips, Gary x 1975
Navy



Pierce, George x 1949
USMC



Plecker, McPherson x 1940 5 Navy 11/02/22 07/10/14

Plessinger Jr, Merle x 1951 1 Navy
01/29/11
Fireman 1st Class - POW in China & Japan
Ploski, Richard x 1965
Army



Pohl Sr, Donald x 1951 4 Army 10/20/32 04/25/16

Poland, William x 1965
USMC



Pollard Paul, Jill x 1983
Army 1965

1st Bn. Marines HQ
Pollard Stoiber, Joy x 1986
Army & Navy Res 04/26/68


Pollitt, Robert x 1954
Navy



Poppin, John x 1965 5 Army
03/20/17
U. S. S. Iowa BB61
Powers, Robert Ted x 1948 4 Air Force 03/05/30 06/14/15
UH-1 Army Chopper Pilot
Puckalski, Dale x 1970
Army



Puchalski, Steven x 1972
Army



Quinn, Jack
1969
Army



Rairden, Brian x 1990
Army



Rairden, Scott x 1989
Army



Ramby, Jack
1948 2 Navy 07/06/30 04/23/13

Ramby. James x 1958 1 Army
01/26/98

Randall, Gene
1957
USMC



Randall, John x 1952
Navy



Rankin, William x 1951
Air Force



Rasor, James x 1953 4 USMC 04/06/35 12/28/92

Ray, David x 1972
Air Force 11/28/53

Withdrew 09/27/1948
Ray, Roy x 1963 2 Navy 04/03/45 06/19/02
Security Police
Ray, Walter x 1961
USMC 11/08/42


Rayome, Kenneth x 1939 1 Merchant Marines 06/04/21 02/06/03
5/28/1961 to 5/28/1965
Recher, Donald x 1938 4 Army 06/29/20 11/29/89

Recher, Eldon x 1936 4 Army 06/12/18 10/05/00

Redick, Heather x 1999
Navy 06/24/81

Master Sargent
Redick, Rickie x 1971
Navy 02/20/52


Reed, Jason x 1990
Army



Reibel, Dave x 1974 1 Air Force 01/27/55 10/23/05

Reinmuller, Ernest x 1947 Army



Reist, Bryan x 1984
Air Force



Resler, Donald x 1962
Army



Ressler, Clarence x 1939
Naval Air Corps



Reuber, Eugene x 1959
Navy 09/19/41


Reynolds, Marvin x 1968
Air Force 01/03/50


Reynolds, William x 1959 4 Army 07/14/40 01/06/16

Richards, James x 1962
Air Force



Richey, Jarold x 1951
Army



Robbins, John x 1956 1 Air Force



Roberts, Dale x 1960
Air Force



Robinett, Charles x 1957 1 Navy
09/01/95

Rogers, Kenny x 1974
Air Force



Rogers, Mark x 1983
Army



Rosell, Paul x 1962 1 Navy



Rosenbeck, Fred
1965
Army



Roundtree, Everett x 1970 1 Army 11/07/51 03/17/02

Roundtree, Kathy x 1974
National Guard 11/11/55


Royer, Emmert x 1939 1 Army Air Corps 1921 05/22/10

Ruble, Dennis x 1989





Safreed, Larry x 1958 1 Navy
10/02/84

Sage, Randy x 1969
Air Force



Samuels, Michael x 2000
USMC


U.S. Air Force Academy
Sandifer, Robert x 1958 1 Army 03/07/40 12/14/07

Sandifer, William x 1953
Army 10/05/35


Sawyer, Thomas x 1966
Army 1948


Scalf, Shaylor x 1963
Army



Schulke, Andrew x 1996
USMC & Army



Scott, Morris x 1958 5 Army 05/03/40 04/07/17

Seaman, Lawrence x 1940
Air Force



Seibert, Ronald x 1955
Navy


520th Signal Base Depot Withdrew in 39-40 year
Seibert, Theodore
1957 4 Navy 06/29/39 07/01/15

Seibert, Thomas x 1959
Navy



Senter, Charles x 1954 1 USMC
05/28/98

Senter, Gerald x 1956
Navy



Severt, Donald x 1947 1 Navy 03/20/27


Sevitts, William x 1944 1 Navy 05/19/26 06/14/64

Seyfferle, Donald x 1958 4 Air Force 05/19/40 03/13/16

Shade, Eugene x 1941 1 Army 11/02/22


Shade, Richard x 1943 1 Army 11/11/24


Shafer, Donald x 1965 1 USMC 12/28/46 02/18/66

Shetterly, Grant x 1982
Air Force



Shetterly, Keith x 1976
Navy 10/04/58


Shirdon, Lorin x 1984
Navy



Shotts, Michael x 1961 1 Army 03/20/43 04/14/10

Shoup, Bruce x 1956
National Guard



Shroyer, John x 1943 1 Army Air Corps



Sillin, Cletus x 1946 4 Army 07/28/28 02/01/16

Sizemore, Frank x 1986
USMC 07/23/67

Master Sgt. Korea
Smart, Jack x 1958
National Guard 11/27/39


Smith, Charles x 1954
Air For,& Natl Grd



Smith, Daniel x 1955 4 Air National Guard 1937 12/14/15

Smith, Frank x 1965
Navy



Smith, Jack x 1965
Air Force



Smith, James x 1982
Navy



Smith, James x 1987
USMC



Smith, Martin x 1975 Navy



Smith, Terry x 1970
Army



Smith, Terry T. x 1993
USMC 10/18/74


Smith, Woolery x 1960 3 Army 06/13/43 08/23/99

Snell, Frank Sherman x 1954
Army & Natl Guard



Snell, Glen x 1957 1 Air Force
05/15/12

Snell, Keith x 1958
Army



Snell, Kenneth x 1959
USMC



Snell, Larry x 1957 1 Army 02/08/39 03/07/03

Snell, Paul x 1956 1 USMC & Natl Gd



Snell, Richard x 1960 1 Army 03/08/40 06/21/07

Snell, Robert x 1956
Navy Res/Ntl Grd



Snell, Ronald x 1964 1 Army 11/13/45 07/28/80

Sorah, Dennis x 2011
USMC



Sowers, Thomas
1951 5 Navy 12/14/32 11/18/99

Springer, Christy x 1997
National Guard


U.S.S. L.S.T. 855 Withdrew in 50-51 year
Spurlock, Jesse x 1964
Army



St. John, Keith x 1958 5 Army 06/27/39 03/08/17
82nd Airborne
St. John Stanley Ralph x 1958 5 Army 1937 12/01/15

Staggs, Estill x 1940 4 Army 04/15/21 02/26/16

Staggs, Thomas x 1963
Air Force


Branch Immaterial-Warrant Officers, S/N 35470743
Stahley, David x 1977 2 USMC 08/19/58 09/30/10

Stallman, Carl x 1938 1 National Guard



Stallman,George x 1938 1 Army Air Corps



Stamps, James x 1998 3 Army 01/05/80 05/12/98

Starnes, David x 1966
Army Airbourne



Stephens, David x 1999 1 Army


Silver Star for Gallantry in Action
Stephenson, Barry x 1954
Navy



Stephenson, Gary x 1968
Air Force



Stout, Robert x 1963
Air Force



Strange, Merrill x 1960 2 Army 03/01/42 10/17/13

Strader, Casey x 2000
Army



Stratton, Roy x 1978
Navy 09/20/60


Stremel, Donald x 1952 1 Air National Guard 10/18/34 11/22/58

Strine, Kevin x 1992
Air Force


Air crash in Indiana of his F84F
Strine, Tyler x 2003
Air Force



Strouth, Gary x 1959
Navy


Military Police.Staff Sergent
Studebaker, Marion
1948 4 Army 01/24/30 10/25/10

Suchland, David x 1966
Army 08/23/48

A Btr'y 91st AAAAWBN
Suhr, Tim x 1989
Navy



Sullivan, James x 1964
Navy



Sutton, Ed x 1964
Army


ETN-3 788045
Swallows, Junior x 1963 1 Army
02/11/09

Sweetman, Tim x 1973 2 Navy 09/05/55 11/06/99

Szonnell, Fred x 1962 5 USMC-Army Res 09/18/44 03/28/17

Tadge, Charles x 1949 4 Army 11/25/31 12/22/16

Tanner, Donald x 1945
Navy 1927


Thacker, Edward x 1960
Army



Tharpe, Mary x 1962
Air Force



Thomas, Alton “Ben” x 1963
Air Force


1st Lt. Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam
Thomas, Bethany x 2004
Army


Lt. Air Force Silver Wings
Thomas, Randy x 1968
Navy 01/18/49


Thomason, James x 1979 5 USMC 03/29/60 03/30/17
02/1969 – 02/ 1975
Thompson, Roy x 1991
Army 04/30/72


Thompson, Stevenson x 1965
Army


Non Commissioned Officer in charge of Communication
Thornton, Wayne x 1953 3 Army 05/13/35 05/04/15
Purple Heart
Tincher, Chris x 1987
USMC



Tomlinson, Jerry x 1968 1 Army 07/08/50 12/31/12

Toops, Patrick x 1965
Army



Toops, Ronald x 1956
National Guard



Trepanier, Anita x 1995
Army



Tron, Keith x 1953 1 Army 01/29/35 11/19/87

Tron, Duane x 1962
Navy



Troy Hodges, Susan x 1984
Navy



Turner, James
1953
Air Force 02/20/34


Tyree, Bernard
1947
USMC & Army



Underwood, Peter x 2002 5 Army National Gd. 05/06/84 03/21/17
G. Co. 3/5 Mar 1st Mar. Div. Withdrew in 46-47
Van Oss Jerry x 1953 4 Army 06/29/34 03/01/01

Van Oss, Linus x 1947 4 Army 05/09/28 09/06/15
MP Germany
Van Oss, Robert x 1949 5 Army 10/11/30 03/26/17
Tank Commander
Vargo, Paul x 1949 2 Air Force
10/27/01
Communication Specialist, C Btry
Vaughn, Marshall x 1975
Air Force



Vedder Focker, Sarah x 2007
Army 09/21/88


Vetrovec, Nicholas x 1999
Army



Vick, Burl x 1950 2 Navy
01/15/14

Vollmer, James x 1964
Army



Wagner, Ronald x 1952
Army



Walker, Anthony x 1986
OH Army Natl Grd 09/04/66


Walker, Dennis x 1963
Army



Wallace, Samuel x 1967
Navy



Walters, Arvil x 1969 3 Army 04/01/52 10/16/10

Ward, Allen x 1982
Army 04/04/64


Ward, Tim x 1973
Air Force 06/10/55

Combat Medic
Warren, Jeffery x 1981 3 Army 03/22/62 06/04/14

Watson, Jack x 1961 2 Army 05/09/41 12/09/08

Watson, James x 1956
Army



Waymire, John x 1989
USMC



Waymire, Russel x 1957 1 Army



Webb, Jerry x 1961





Webb, Raphael x 1963 1 Air Force
12/18/09

Weber, Aaron x 1994 1 USMC
01/24/13

Weber, Adam x 1989
Army



Weber, Terry x 1967
Army



Weeks, James x 1960
Air Force



Weikert, James x 1953 4 Air Force 08/01/35 04/07/16

Weisenborn, Donald x 1942 5 Army 09/09/24 01/12/10

Weisenborn, Howard x 1944 1 Army 07/26/26 11/29/06

Welch, Donald x 1965
Air Force Res.



Welch, Randolph x 1962 4 Army 08/20/44 09/24/15

Wells, Edward x 1969
Navy



Wells, John (Sean) x 1988
Army (R) 09/30/69


Welsh, Michael x 1962
Air Force


Retired 01 August 2015
Welsh, William x 2008
Air Force



Wesley, Jimmie x 1956 1 National Guard 11/11/36 07/07/94

West, Mark x 1979
Army Air Borne



White, Otis x 1971
Army 01/21/53


White, Ronald x 1967 2

2010

White, Michael x 1967 4 Navy 11/15/49 10/17/16

Whited, Thomas x 1972
Navy



Whitehair, Fred x 1966
Navy & Navy Res. 03/29/48

Served as flight deck trouble shooter on USS Midway
Whiteted, Clarence x 1953 1 USMC 04/10/35 02/01/58

Wick, Gary x 1965
Army 10/14/46


Wick, Ronald x 1955
Air Force



Wilkey-Millward Gadberry, Diana x 1974
Air Force



Williams Jr, Alvin x 1936 1 Navy 09/25/18 11/06/02

Williams, John x 1981
Navy 03/26/63


Williams, Ronald x 1969
Army 12/09/50


Williams, Thomas x 1960
USMC 04/04/41


Williamson, Leroy
1952
Navy


HMM 162 Helo Sq, Air Medal, 3 gold stars
Willis, Leotis x 1985
Army 09/21/67

Withdrew in 51-52 year
Wiltshire, Hubert x 1951 1 Air National Guard



Wilson, Jack x 1965
Navy & Army



Wilson, James x 1952 1 Army


RMSN C.C.Div. USS Annapolis AGMR-1
Witalec, Joseph x 1958
Air Force 09/28/40


Wolfe, Calvin x 1944 1 Navy



Wolfe, Robert x 1968 1 Navy 09/10/49 08/23/12

Wolfe, Wayne x 1952
Army



Woodruff, Robert x 1975
USMC



Woodrum Sr., Harold x 1975 3 Army 12/17/56 07/08/14

Wright, Harold x 1949
Navy



York, Fred x 1956
Air Force



Zimmer, Thomas x 1965
Army


PFC HC 1st Inf. Div.

* Three list of deceased veterans have been added to the memorial. A fourth group will be added spring of 2017, A group five will be started and added when there are enough names to make it cost effective. The cost to add a name to the monument is approximately $15 to $25 each and is done through donations. Please consider a donation so the next list of names can be added without a delay for lack of funds.

If you have the information to fill in the yellow highlighted areas or to add a name, please complete the information form HERE for any Northridge alumni veteran not on the list above.  Also use the form to submit corrections to the list.

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Visit the memorial website for NHS deceased veterans HERE.

 
To see available pictures of all known NHS alumni veterans, CLICK HERE.

Information about J. Guy LaPointe
 
See the "Return To Vietnam, Healing On The Hill".
The battle for hill 376 where Guy LaPointe died, revisited with the men who were there.  Click Here

Remember, freedom isn't free. Thousands have paid the price, they gave up their tomorrows for your todays.
 
GOD OUR FATHER, WALK THROUGH MY HOUSE AND TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORRIES, WATCH OVER AND HEAL MY FAMILY, PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS, AND WATCH OVER OUR TROOPS, WHO ARE DEFENDING THOSE FREEDOMS.
AMEN
 

 

COINS LEFT ON TOMBSTONES

While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.

These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.

A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.

A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed.

According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.

In the US, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.

Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.

The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.

 
 
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