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DAR holds annual veterans appreciation luncheon


The LaGrange de LaFayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored area veterans on Nov. 10 with a luncheon at the LaGrange Missionary Church.

The chapter members provided food, conversation and recognition for veterans’ service to our country during times of conflict and peace. Forty-six area men and women veterans representing military personnel from WWII through the current War on Terrorism were honored at the luncheon.

The following veterans were honored (information provided by DAR):

Ralph Abston, U.S. Air Force and Army, Vietnam; Tim Baird, U.S. Army, 1986-2001; Jack Baird, U.S. Army, 1963-1966; Tom Barrick, U.S. Army, Vietnam; James Bennett, U.S. Army; Vic Brown, U.S. Marine Corps, 1951-1954; Ozzie Bultemeir, 8th Armored, 1943-1946; Kenny Cliford, U.S. Navy, Vietnam; Claude Cline Jr., U.S. Army; Ronnie Cline, U.S. Air Force; Don Crum, U.S. Air Force, 1966-1971; Norm Deusler, World War II; Larry Devlin, U.S. Air Force, 1954-1958; Joe Feiretag, U.S. Army; Jim Fisel, U.S. Navy, 1969-1972; Pat Frain, U.S. Army, Vietnam; Paul Gilman, U.S. Navy; Francis Grogg, POW Army Ranger, 1943-1945; Kay Guldin, U.S. Navy, Vietnam; Russel Hepler, U.S. Army, 1962-1963; Bob Jarolim, U.S. Navy; Ralph Kelly, U.S. Air Force, 1951-1955; Lenard Lambright, U.S. Air Force, 1959-1963; Elise Layson, U.S. Navy Wave, 1944-1946; Carl Lazzaro, U.S. Navy; Karl McCormick, U.S. Air Force, 1953-1957; Jim McFadden, U.S. Navy, Korea; Carldean Merrifield, U.S. Navy, World War II; Wayen Noland, U.S. Army; Charles Park, U.S. Marine Corps; Jac Price, U.S. Army; Robin Pridgeon, U.S. Army, 1970-1972; Sebron Reyenga, Army Medic, 1946-1967; Steve Ryan, U.S. Army, Vietnam; Don Schlemmer, U.S. Army 4th Division, 1943-1945; Ted Strawser, U.S. Air Force, Korea; Clifford Thompson, U.S. Army, Vietnam; Steve Wainscott, U.S. Marine Corps; Tom Watson, National Guard; Richard White, U.S. Navy, 1948-1953; Duane Winans, U.S. Army; Douglas Hawkins, Korea and Vietnam; Bob Hill, U.S. Air Force, Korea; Glendon Myers, U.S. Air Force, Korea; John Workman, Korea; and Mary Yoder, Army Nurse, World War II.

Contact any DAR member to add a veteran’s name to the ticket list for the 2013 event. It is the goal of the chapter to show appreciation to all area veterans for their service.