Honoring Service

Honoring Service

Nov 09, 2017

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Jeffrey Ezzell

Staff Sergeant, Veteran
Jeffrey Ezzell served with the Army Reserve for 11 years. He is a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Edward Holcomb Ezzell

Senior Airman, Veteran
Edward Ezzell was with the National Guard and Army Reserve. Family is from No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Donald Ezzell

Specialist, Deceased
Donald Ezzell served in the Navy. His wife Caroline Marek Ezzell is a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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 Edward Holcomb

Staff Sergeant, Deceased
Edward Holcomb served in the Air Force. His wife, Betty Holcomb (deceased) was a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Robert Marek

Staff Sergeant, Deceased
Robert Marek was with the Army National Guard stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He was a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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George Marek

Private 1st Class, Deceased
George Marek served in the Army from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Charles Marek

Technician 4th Grade, Deceased
Charles Marek was with the Army, serving from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Chandra Blofeld Bakken

Medical, Veteran
Chandra Blofeld Bakken served as Medical with the Navy. She is a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Thomas Jones

Sergeant, Deceased
Thomas Jones was with the Army Air Services Group. He served in WWII and was stationed in the Mariana Islands. Wife Laura Jones and daughter Pamela Durham are members of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Richard Prochaska

Corporal, Veteran
Richard Prochaska was with the Marine Corp. He is a Vietnam veteran, serving from 1968 to 1970. He is a member of No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Robert Rochester

Corporal, Deceased
Robert Rochester served from October 1952 to October 1954 in Korea. He was a Corporal from the Army. He is the father of member Allyson Ullerich, No. 196, Black River Falls, WI.

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Dale Yelsik

Specialist 4th Class, Veteran
Dale Yelsik served with the Army from 1970 to 1972 in the 1st Battalion of the 36th Infantry. He is a member of No. 225, Bannister, MI.

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Gregory Loss

Buck Sergeant, Veteran
Gregory Loss served from 1972 to 1976 in the Air Force. He worked on ejection seats and escape systems in the B-52 Bomber and the F-4 Fighter that fought in Vietnam. Loss is a member of No. 69, St. Paul, MN.

 

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Daniel Paukert

Specialist 5th Class, Veteran
Daniel Paukert served with the Army from 1968 to 1971. He was stationed in Redstone Arsenal, AL; Ft. Bliss, TX; and Camp Ames, Korea. He was a repairman for Nike missile launchers. Daniel is a member of No. 106, Lankin, ND.

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Jan (John) Bednar

Airman 1st Class, Deceased
Jan "Honza" Bednar served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1965. He served in Libya and traveled with the Air Force Tennis Team to European cities. He was then assigned to Nevada by the Air Force. Jan was a member of No. 377, Los Angeles, CA.

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J. Buford Johnson

Lieutenant Colonel, Veteran
J. Buford Johnson served with the Special Forces in 1962 through 1964. He is a graduate of Command and General Staff College, Ft. Levenworth (1972). He is a Vietnam veteran. His wife, Diane Rook-Johnson, is a member of No. 34, Hutchinson, MN.

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Victor Naidl

Sargeant, Deceased
Victor Naidl was an airplane mechanical gunner from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of No. 360, Manitowoc, WI.

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Matthew Fiorelli

1st Lieutenant, Active
Matthew Fiorelli is in the Army. He graduated from West Point in 2014. He serves as a helicopter pilot at Clarksville, IN. He is a member of No. 246, Alton, KS.

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John Fiorelli

Junior, Active
John Fiorelli is at Naval Academy in Annapolis and will graduate in 2019. He is a member of No. 246, Alton, KS.

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Michael Fiorelli

1st Lieutenant, Active
Michael Fiorelli is in the Navy. He is a pilot of F-18 fighter jets. He graduated from Naval Academy in 2013. He is a member of No. 246, Alton, KS.

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Phil Torticill

Specialist 4th Class, Veteran
Phil Torticill served in the Army. He is a past President of Western Fraternal Life and member of No. 423, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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John Horton

Sargeant, Deceased
John Horton served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. His wife, Marlene Horton, is a member of No. 423, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Vern Votroubek

Staff Sergeant, Veteran
Vern Votroubek served with the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 as a Hydraulic Specialist. He is a member of No. 423, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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John Platek

Private 1st Class, Deceased
John Platek served in the Army Medical Corp during WW II from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of No. 152, Farwell, NE.

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Sebastein Spencer

Corporal, Veteran
Sebastein Spencer served four years at Camp LeJeune as a Marine Corporal. He is a member of No. 446, Dorchester, TX.

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Ed Collins, Sr.

Staff Sargeant E6, Deceased
Ed Collins served four years in the Air Force. He was stationed at Perrin Air Force Base in Pottsboro, TX. He was the husband of member Judy Fabor Collins of No. 446, Dorchester, TX.

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James Dolezalek, Sr.

Sargeant, Veteran
James Dolezalek Sr. served two years in Vietnam. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart and two Army commendation metals. He is a member of No. 446, Dorchester, TX.

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James Dolezalek, Jr.

Specialist, Active
James Dolezalek Jr. is an Army Reserve Specialist. He was stationed at Ft. Still, Ft. Sam Houston, and Ft. Lewis and has served eight years so far. He is a member of No. 446, Dorchester, TX.

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Michael Faber

Staff Sargeant E6, Deceased
Michael Faber served four years in Vietnam. He was a member of No. 446, Dorchester, TX.

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William Greenwood

Marshall, Veteran
William Greenwood was an Electrician Mate 3rd class, Navy. His sister is Mary Tickler of No. 73, Menominee, MI.

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Joseph Greenwood

Marshall, Deceased
Joseph Greenwood was a Medic in the Army. He is the father of member Mary Tickler, No. 73, Menominee, MI.

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Alexander Powell

Senior Airmen, Veteran
Alexander is in his 7th year with the Air Force, stationed at Schriver AFB, CO, in the 50th Operations Group as an Evaluator. He is a member of No. 73, Menominee, MI.

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Peter Tracanna

Corporal, Veteran
Peter Tracanna served in the Marine Corp during the Korean conflict from 1954 to 1957 and in the Marine Reserves from 1960 to 1962. He is a member of No. 391, Luxemburg, WI.

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Willard Placek

Airman, 1st Class, Veteran
Willard Placek was trained at Lackland Air Base, TX, served at Charleston Air Force Base, and had two years in Morocco as a baggage and cargo handler. His wife, Marita Placek, is a member of No. 56, Lynch, NE.

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Eugene Placek

Master Sergeant, Veteran
Eugene Placek served in the Air Force from 1986 to 2011. He was a Munitions Technician. He served in Desert Storm over 21 countries in the Pacific, Persian Gulf, Europe, and also stateside service. He is a member of No. 56, Lynch, NE.

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Jason Logan

Specialist, Veteran
Jason Logan served in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008 and Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011. He is a member and President of No. 7, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Malcolm McCorkell

Army, Veteran
Malcolm "Mick" McCorkell served in the Army from 1969 to 1972. He was a member of No. 127, Owatonna, MN.

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Steve Wencl

Army, Veteran
Steve Wencl served from 1973 to 1976 in the Army. He is Vice President and member of No. 127, Owatonna, MN.

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John (Jack) Noble

Store Keeper 3rd Class, Veteran
John Noble served in the Navy Air Force from 1955 to 1957. His wife, Darlene Noble, is a member of No. 127, Owatonna, MN.

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Rudy Stursa

Seaman, Deceased
Rudy Stursa served in the Navy during WW II. His children, Debbie Burnham and Dan Stursa, are members of No. 127, Owatonna, MN.

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Hans Hohrman

Sergeant E-3, Veteran
Hans Hohrman was with the Army National Guard from 1962 to 1968. He is a member of No. 127, Owatonna, MN.

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George Dugan

Private 1st Class, Veteran
George Dugan served from 1954 to 1956 and was stationed in Washington D.C., attached to Fort Meyer. His wife, Mary Lou Dugan, is a member of No. 246, Alton, KS.

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Steven Carver

Specialist 2nd Class, Veteran
Steven Carver served in the Army. He served mostly as a company clerk in Qui Nhon, Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Steven is a member of No. 128, Rossville, KS.

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George Mongold

Tech Sergeant, Deceased
George Mongold served in WW II. He recieved medals for D-Day, Bastogne Belgium Battle of the Bulge, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. He was a member of the 35th Infantry Division. He was a member of No. 128, Rossville, KS.

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Bernard Spinler

Air Force, Deceased
Bernard Spinler served with the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He is the father of member Julie Kriesel of No. 127, Owatonna, MN.

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Nelson Davis

Senior Airman, Active
Nelson Davis is active with the Air Force. His mother is a member of No. 262, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Francis Blahnik

Sargeant 1st Class, Deceased
Francis Blahnik fought in Vietnam with the ground troops during the Vietnam War. He recieved the Purple Heart. He was a member of No. 38, Austin, MN.

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Mel Wipple

Pay Master, Deceased
Mel Wipple was a Pay Master at San Diego, CA. He was a member of No. 106, Lankin, ND.

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George Kurmel, Jr.

Navy, Deceased
George Kurmel joined the Navy in 1952 and served in Maintenance aboard the U.S.S. Sierra during the Korean War. He later was a Boy Scout troop leader and member of American Legion, VFW, and FOE. He was a member of No. 45, Omaha, NE.

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Dennis Rayman

Sergeant, Veteran
Dennis Rayman served in the Army from 1955 to 1958. He was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany as Battalion Radio Repair and Maintenance Man. He was attached to the 216th FA BN, which fired the 290 mm atomic cannon. He is a member of No. 44, Hayward, MN.

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Marvin Kliment

Private 1st Class, Veteran
Marvin Kliment served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 with Artillery Flash, Korea. He is a life member of VFW #659, Amvets #99, and American Legion #88 for fallen vets in Manitowoc County. He is a member of executive board and sick call chairman for Amvets #99. He is a member of No. 360, Manitowoc, WI.

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Timon Oujiri

Commandant, Active
Timon Oujiri is a retired Colonel and current Commandant of the new Iowa Veteran's Home. Oujiri was commissioned in 1980 and served 31 years of active duty service in both the Army and the Army Reserve. He retired in 2004 to join the Army Staff in Washington, D.C. Oujiri is a member of No. 262, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Darren Opicka

Sergeant, Veteran
Darren Opicka served in the Marine Corp from 2003 to 2009 with two tours, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He is a member of No. 365, Kewaunee, WI.

Derek Opicka

Corporal, Veteran
Derek Opicka served in the Marine Corp from 2011 to 2015 in Afganistan during Enduring Freedom. He is a member of No. 365, Kewaunee, WI.

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Dean Opicka

Lance Corporal, Killed in Action
Dean Opicka served with the Marines in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was killed in action in April 2008. He was a member of No. 365, Kewaunee, WI.

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David Opicka

Drill Sergeant E7, Veteran
David Opicka served from 1965 to 1972 as first Drill Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the 334th regiment. He is a member of No. 365, Kewaunee, WI.

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Donald Opicka

Army, Deceased
Donald Opicka served in 1945, during WW II. He was a member of No. 365, Kewaunee, WI.

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Ronald Bellin

Corporal, Veteran
Ronald Bellin was stationed in Japan with the Marine Corp from 1970 to 1973. He is a member of No. 391, Luxemburg, WI.

   


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