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Crewmember Memorial

The Old Guard firing party - Arlington National Cemetery

Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake,
From the hills, From the sky;
All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight,
and a star gems the sky,
Gleaming bright from afar,
drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, Neath the stars, Neath the sky
As we go, This we know, God is nigh.

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Rate - Div.
ShipDate of
Wesley James AllardCWO4AE-2318 October 2005Silver Springs Township
Richard Nott Antrim

AE-27 March 1969Mountain Home
James George Baglio1944 - 1945
AE-218 December 2009Independence LALinda Barnes, Daughter
James J. Balf1972 - 1973
AE-232 July 2003Beachwood NJPriscilla Balf, Widow
Alfred Henry Balsley07/1940 – 06/1941
CDR - Commanding
AE-218 Mar 1979Reidsville
Gary Michael Bardelli1968 - 1972
AE-2328 July 2005Midlothian VAMary Bardelli
Norman G. Bauernfeind1943 - 1945
AE-226 March 2006Racine WIWidow
Mervyn Sharp Bennion, CAPT03/1938 – 06/1939
CDR - Commanding
AE-27 Dec 1941Honolulu
Dominick J. Berardi1942 - 1946
AE-230 June 2015Willow Street PAFlynn Funeral Home
George L. Biddle1967 - 1969
AE-234 March 2013Bear DENancy Biddle, Widow
Sanford Walton "Sam" Blanton, Sr.1928 - 1932
AE-2November 1973Birmingham ALSanford W. Blanton Jr., Son
William Henry Bogart
28 May 2002Escondido
Reverend Canon Dr.
James C. Burnett, CDR, USN (Ret.)
LT - Ops Officer
AE-2312 November 2001Placerville
Isaac Cabase1939
MATT1c - Steward
AE-212 October 1943KIA in Northern Atlantic
USS Dorado (SS-248)
Ike Cabase, Son
American Battle Monuments Commission
On Eternal Patrol
James Peter Caithamer1966 - 1968
BMSN - 1st
USS Suribachi
4 April 2009Orland Park ILSusan Caithamer, Widow
Charles Calvin CasdorphWWII
AE-229 March 1997Charleston WVBarbara Christo, Daughter
George L. Cassell, RADM USN (ret.)12/1963 - 07/1964
CAPT - Commanding
AE-2319 March 2009Arlington VAThe Washington Post
Jorge Amaury Castro1974 - 1978
AE-2331 May 2003New York NYJorge Castro Jr., Son
Burton Witham Chippendale 06/1941 – 06/1942
CAPT - Commanding
AE-230 Aug 1976
Horace Weldon Clem1934 - 1936
AE-24 July 1999Long Beach CAJames W. Clem, Son
Calvin Hayes Cobb, VADM (ret.)06/1939 – 07/1940
CAPT - Commanding
AE-229 Mar 1961Arlington
Davis Cone10/1960 - 12/1961
CAPT - Commanding
AE-236 Aug 2001Arlington
Francis William Cooper1941 - 1943
Ensign - LT
AE-219 July 1985Norfolk MAJohn Cooper, Son
Gary David Daniel1967 - 1969
BM3 - 1st
AE-2301 May 2007Bowling Green KYJeannie Daniel
Ronald James Darling1967
AE-2327 December 2014Newark NYThe Observer-Dispatch
Archie G. Davis1941 - 1945
AE-217 March 2009Cary NCElaine Davis, Daughter
Warren Frederick Dickson, Jr.1940'sAE-229 October 2002Mountain Home IDUSGenweb
Richard Victor Domenick1973 - 1976
AE-2316 October 1997San Diego CAWidow
Kenneth A. Dorn1993
SN - 1st
AE-2326 May 1993Earl NJSSDI
Anthony P. Dowidowicz1961 - 1963
FN - "M" Gang
AE-2313 December 2008Depford NJJoel Pagano, Shipmate
William Henry Doyle HTCM, USN, (Ret.)
AE-2315 April 2008Norfolk VAPatriot Guard Riders
Oscar Frank Dreyer Capt. USN (ret)mid 1930'sAE-22 August 2000Las Villas de Carlsbad CA USS Little Rock website
William Dunn1959 - 1961
AE-2312 January 2012Brooklyn NYGene Dunn
Lafayette Claud Eaton Jr.1937 - 1938
AE-224 April 2005Vallejo CAJim Eaton, Son
Kenneth N. Eggenschwiler1967
AE-2324 November 2015Cheboyan MINordman-Christian Funeral Home
Robert J. Erskine, Jr.1960'sAE-2319 February 2016Pawtucket RIProvidence Journal
Stephen Manning
Thomas Joseph Ewing1969 - 1970
SK2 - Supply
AE-2314 February 2011Nashville TNMurray Ledger & Times
James R. Fanny
1944 - 1945
AE-220 Jun 2006Bishopville MDEric Fanny, Grandson
James William Farish1940 - 1943
AE-2October 1944
KIA in Leyte Gulf
USS Birmingham
Edward U. ("Pete") Farish - Brother
Paul Knox Farris1925 - 1929AE-212 December 1968Knoxville
Lucien Alphonse Ferland1967 - 1971
AE-236 March 2006Warren MESteve Tyas, Friend
Patrick Ferrullo1976 - 1980
AE-2330 December 2001Hampton VADavid
Albert Joseph Festa1937
Seaman 2/c
AE-209 June 1997Branford CTLori Festa, Daughter
Earl Peck Finney05/1929 – 06/1931
CAPT - Commanding
AE-217 Feb 1940San Diego
Peter John Fisher1964 - 1966
AE-2327 December 2013Yadkinville NCGentry Funeral Service
Robert A. Fluder1959 - 1962
AE-234 March 2016Waukesha WIBarbara Fluder, widow
Donald G. Freeman1944 - 1945
AE-227 October 1976Springfield MOMichael Freeman, Son
EACS, USN Retired
Walter Dale Gaines
AE-2330 May 2007Grafton WVBeck Bartlett, Daughter
Edward "Eddy" Joseph Garbarino, Jr.1962 - 1964AE-2330 November 1996Lodi NJJohn Morris, Friend
Charles Gauthier1972 - 1973

Alden Harriman Geissler1943 - 1944AE-2January 1969Malden MABill Geissler, Son
Patrick Francis Gerrity1970 - 1972
SN - 2nd
AE-2327 April 2014Scranton PAJeff Marlow, Friend
Raymond P. Gillman1962 - 1966
USS Pryo
11 June 2006Sebastian FLPyro memorial
Betty Gillman, Widow
Charles Goodwin

Melvin M. Grimes1944 - 1945
AE-211 October 1999Reading PAGail Geiger
Russell E. Hainds1944 - 1945AE-223 November 1966Oquawka
Richard Lee Hale

AE-232 January 2011Millington TNThe Commerical Appeal
Warren Collamore Hall05/1959 - 04/1960
CAPT - Commanding
AE-2328 June 2003Merced CAUSS Sea Owl newsletter
Michael Joseph Hansen1972 - 1975AE-2307 December 2004Columbia MOColumbia Daily Tribune
George Hansen, Brother
James Marshall Hanson1959 - 1960
SN - 1st
AE-2314 November 2002Colorado Springs COSSDI
George Martin Hatcher05/1966 - 08/1967
LCDR - Commanding
AE-2319 September 2007Honolulu
Jerald Wayne Heaberlin1967 - 1969
AE-237 April 2013Knoxville IABarb Heaberlin, Widow
Paul Hendren
VADM, USN (Ret.)
AE-228 November 1957Wilmington
James Herron, Jr.1943 - 1945
EM1 - Black Gang
AE-221 Oct 2006Stockholm NJClaudia Sihelnick
Clare Raymond Hevener, Jr.
AE-230 November 2004Youngstown OHShawn Hevener, Grandson
Morris James "Jim"Holman1964 - 1967
AE-2319 November 2015Breckenridge MNThe Jamestown Sun
Albert E. Holstius1942AE-206 November 2002Tamworth NHCarole Dolph, Niece
Delaware Nelson Hood, Jr.1943 - 1946
AE-217 December 2006Absecon NJNancy Hood
Thomas Howe Capt. USN (ret.)04/1970 - 08/1971
CAPT - Commanding
AE-231 August 2007Gaithersburg MDEd Marino
Washington Post
Pumphrey Funeral Home
Henry G. HubertBMC1
28 January 2003Brea CAJames Wynn, Jr.
Stephen Joseph Hunter
cir 1929 - 1933
AE-229 January 2007Fort Valley
Jan V. Huyck1958 - 1960
Lt - OPS/Comm
AE-2324 June 2008Naples FLNorma I. Huyck, Widow
Richard Webster Hyde12/1962 - 12/1963
CAPT -Commanding
AE-2321 July 2010Newtown
Henry J. Jakubowski1942 - 1944
BM2 - 2nd
AE-223 February 2006West Seneca NYGene Siejak, Son-in-law
Buffalo News
Leslie Lowell James1928 - 1930
AE-223 March 1972Queens NYSon
Thomas Dale Jones
AE-2324 October 2004Harrison OHThe Enquirer
Ned Eugene Keech1959 - 1961
AE-2318 April 2009Cleveland OHLarry Little
Daytona Beach
Roy Andre Kennedy1943 - 1946
AE-22008Underhill Center VTJohn Huard, Sr.
Frank Baxter Keys1973 - 1976
HT3 - R
AE-2305 January 2010Limestone
Robert Dial, Friend
John Oliver Klinefelter1973 - 1975
IC1 - E
AE-2309 July 2008Guildhall
Bennett Joseph Landry Jr.1937 - 1941
AE-211 March 2003Crowley LAThe Crowley Post-Signal
Brian Thomas Lenihan1971 - 1973
SN - J
AE-2323 May 2010Newburyport MAJim Timmons, Friend
The Boston Globe
Woodrow Wilson Lescalleet1940
AE-229 July 1977Stockton CARichard Lescalleet, Son
Ernest J. Liguori1960'sAE-232 August 2009Jersey City NJ
Kelly John
George R. Livernois1942 - 1945
AE-214 December 2008Southbridge MAKenneth Marvin, Shipmate
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Gerald E. Lohrmeyer1968 - 1969
LTjg - 3rd
AE-2312 September 2002Tulare, CaliforniaSSDI
John P. Lubera, Sr.1942 - 1945
coxswain - 2nd
AE-225 October 2010Providence RIThe Times
Garrett John "Gary" Lynch1968 - 1969
SN - Supply
AE-2313 May 2015Marblehead MAThe Salem News
Charles H. Marble1942 - 1945
AE-2March 1986Troy NYGeorge Sheehan, Son-in-Law
Henry Thomas Markland05/1934 – 05/1936
CDR - Commanding
AE-230 Jan 1965
Robert Edward Margulies1976
AE-231 March 1977Forest Hills NYBill Toohey
Ralph S. Mason1960 - 1964
AE-2312 September 2008Reading PAMrs. Claire Mason, Widow
Scott Robert Maxey1986 - 1989
AE-2330 December 2003Las Vegas NVReview-Journal
William Stewart McBurnie, Jr.1967 - 1969
AE-236 March 2004Camp Hill
John Sidney McCain
06/1931 - 05/1932
CAPT - Commanding
AE-26 September 1945San Diego
Robert Anthony McGee1975 - 1979
J Div.
AE-2320 August 2010East Providence RI Deborah McGee, Widow
John H. Meissner1943 - 1946
YN2 - Admin
AE-25 July 2010Upland PAPhildelphia Inquirer
Margaret "Peggy" Smith, Sister
Vernon Menkes1944 - 1945
Gunner's Mate 3c
AE-216 November 1997Old Bridge NJVirginia Menkes, Widow
Richard B Menzel1974 - 1976
BT2 - B
AE-233 January 2013Riverside CASteve Bissonette, Friend
Charles James Miglionico, Jr.1983 - 1987?AE-2329 July 2004Harrisburg PAKathy Julian, Sister
George Herbert Miller1942 - 1945
Cox - Deck
AE-202 July 2009Hemet CAThe Press-Enterprise
Lee Smith, Friend
Truett Smith MillerWWII
early to mid 1940's
AE-21 March 1975Gastonia NCWendy Abney, Granddaughter
Robert Miller Milner, CAPT07/1942 – 07/1942
LCDR - Commanding (Acting)
AE-226 Aug 1974Arlington
Frederick "Red" Aaron Moss1944 - 1945
AE-25 June 1997Dry Ridge KYDon Moss, Son
U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Frank L. Motyka, Sr.1943
SN2/c - Deck
AE-21 July 2014Hatfield
Harry Warren Mounce1961 - 1964
AE-2327 July 2014Cincinnati OHSteve Mounce
Donald P. Mulhern
AE-239 March 1980Rockchester NYKim Lyle
Francis Michael Murphy1943 - 1945
AE-218 January 1988Malden MAKathy Arritt, Daughter
Gerald "Jerry" Neutts1971 - 1973
SNBM - 2nd
AE-2330 October 2011Scranton
Ted Zeiler, Friend
Jay Ernest Nystrom1960 - 1963
MM3 - M
AE-2311 July 2001Jefferson MA
William J. O'Connell
CDR, USN (Ret.)
1959 - 1960
LT - Engr Dept
AE-2321 July 2002Laguna Hills CA
Harold John Odette
plank owner
1959 - 1961
AE-2316 March 2011Lexington NCGloria Odette, Widow
The Dispatch
Elaine Marie Olson1991 - 1994
AE-2304 March 2006Ontario
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Gary Lynn Osborn1973AE-2312 June 2002Poplar Bluff
Roy Lionel Ostiguy1970 - 1974
AE-237 September 2006Wilmington NCJean Ostiguy, Widow
Ralph Chandler Parker05/1932 – 05/1934
CDR - Commanding
Walter Scott Parr09/1945 – 11/1945
LCDR - Commanding
AE-227 Dec 1956Lomita
Harold Gene Ploch
MMC (Ret.)
MMC - AAE-234 November 2008Avondale AZHiromi Povio, Daughter
Martin Irwin PolsteinCS3 - Supply
1962 - 1964
AE-2321 August 2009Saint Paul MNSSDI
John Louis Povernick1944 - 1945
AE-215 February 2003Williamstown NJGrandson
Bryan Jay Powers1971 - 1973
AE-2317 May 2015St Albans VTBurlingtonFreePress
Mark Powers, Brother
Joe Allen Price1970 - 1972
AE-2310 November 2016Greenville NCPaul Funeral Home
Dave Lesso, Friend
Lucien Ragonnet, RADM (ret.)07/1942 – 03/1943
CDR - Commanding
AE-216 Aug 1974San Diego
Daniel Harry Reiger1970 - 1972
AE-2313 August 2012Willowick OHThe Plain Dealer
Sam Reiger, Brother
Buddy Trevor Richards, Jr.1943 - 1945
MM2 - E
AE-28 October 1999Shelby
Eugene A. RichWWIIAE-230 October 2013Madison WIThe Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
Frank P. RichuttiWWIIAE-221 February 2001Santa Rosa
Frank Eugene Ridgely06/1923 – 12/1923 AE-2
CDR - Commanding
AE-27 Apr 1926Arlington
Eddie Alexander Robinson, Sr.
AE-2322 October 1999Albany, GALora Robinson-Clark, Daughter
Roy A. Rose1958 - 1960
SN - 1st
AE-2321 May 2004Windsor MEObituary
Roy E. Rose, Son
Benjamin David Roush
1995AE-2321 September 1995Norcross GADavid Solomon, Friend
John Charles Sachs1938
AE-226 November 2014La Mesa CAMrs. Beverly Sachs, Widow
Glen Abbey Mortuary
Michael A. Sanyk1969 - 1971
MM2 - M
AE-236 May 2016North Olmsted OHDebbie Sanyk, Wife
Ernest E. Schwartz Sr.1959
WO1 - Gunner

Santo "Sandy" M. Scudero1961 - 1964
AE-2311 January 2000Ronkonkoma NYMrs. Jean Scudero, Widow
John William Seeland1944 - 1945
AE-214 April 2004Burton MIRod Seeland, Son
Abbott Mannie Sellers
AE-215 July 1997Sarasota FLGreat-Granddaughter
Joseph Sheppardl944 - 1945
AE-26 October 1983Somerspoint NJJoseph Tomasello, Nephew
Richard G. ShickBMC - 2nd9 January 2015Sheffield
Walter C. Sitarski1969 - 1971
AE-2316 August 2004Sicklerville NJMaria Sitarski, Widow
Charles Lewis Smith, CDR (Ret.)1959 - 1960
AE-2330 November 2002Chula Vista CAMrs. Mildred Smith, Widow
Jake Leon Smith1970 - 1974
AE-238 July 1997Fort Payne ALKimberly Smith, Daughter
Rush Spencer Smith, CAPT (ret.)02/1969 - 04/1970
CAPT - Commanding
AE-2326 Oct 2016Virginia Beach VAObituary
Thomas Anthony Smith1942 - 1944
GM2 - Gunnery
AE-216 February 2011Clearwater FLEamon Doherty, Grandson
Thomas Michael Smith1982 - 1984
AE-236 November 2011Paxton MAKarl Tate
The Free Library
Andrew R. "Andy" Soltes1940's
Electrician 1/c
AE-216 January 2010Norwalk CTNorwalk Citizen
Harold Raysford Stark, ADM, (Ret.)12/1923 - 11/1925
CDR - Commanding Officer
AE-220 August 1972Washington
Frank Stawitzki
AE-211 March 1977Buffalo
Richard Vaughn Steinreich1942 - 1945
MM1c - Engnrg
AE-223 June 2009Groton CTKurt Macdonald, Grandson
David StewartMid 70's
AE-2320 November 2012Tom Rivers NJTony Formica, Col (ret)
Albert Louis Stickles II09/1964 - 05/1966
CAPT - Commanding
AE-235 Mar 2010Marco Island
William Ellis Stralo Sr.1959 - 1961
BM3 - 1st & 2nd
AE-2313 June 2006Poway CAThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Gene Edward Stukey1960 - 1962
AE-2310 November 2011Parkersburg
Francis Stukey, Widow
Donald Howard Symanek1959
WO1 - Supply
AE-2318 May 1998Joplin MOSSDI
Robert J. Theirrien1969 - 1973
BM1 - 1st
AE-2321 September 2012Worcester
Larry Hammerberg, Friend
Albert Pythias TrevillianWWIIAE-28 May 1993Richmond VAJeff Trevillian
Dr. Foy Trimble03/1943 - 09/1945
CDR - Commanding Officer
AE-26 August 1973St. Joseph
Paul J. Vaccare, Sr
LCDR, USN, Ret..
AO 98
USS Caloosahatchee
7 October 2009Branford CTJuan Reyes, Friend
New Haven Register
John David "Jack" Van Tol, Sr.1960 - 1964
AE-236 May 2012Bedford
Doug Van Tol
Roe Willis Vincent04/1921 – 06/1923
CDR - Commanding
AE-226 May 1944 Chicago
Costa “Charlie” G. Vouros1944 - 1945
AE-214 April 2012Cape Coral FLCape Coral Daily
Jack Dillon, Grandson
Thomas Jackson Walker III, VADM (ret.)04/1960 - 10/1960
CAPT - Commanding
AE-2312 May 2003San Diego
Edgar Morris Walters

8 December 2000Marietta
Raymond O. Walters1944 - 1945
AE-21 July 2014Tacoma WA
Corbin Walters, Son
Lindsay Rudolph Waters1960 - 1961
CW0 - Gunner
AE-2311 April 2000Portsmouth
Leonard Edwin WatsonMM1/cAE-26 November 2002Coventry RIKenneth Marvin
Charles G. Weekes1983AE-2327 January 1992Brooklyn NYDavid Ramos, Friend
Philip W. Wehrman
Capt. USN (Ret.)

AE-237 March 2007Kailua HIMilitary Times
Irv Whitman1943 - 1945AE-2

Thomas Alphonso Wibbels, Jr.1963 - 1966
MM3 - M
AE-2315 October 2016Jeffersonville INThe Corydon Democrat
Aaron Henry Robert Wildermuth1959 - 1963
AE-2311 December 2006Sun City CAJanice A. Wildermuth, Daughter
William Leroy "Willie" Williams, Jr.PN3AE-2328 January 2010Ravenna OHKimberly Becton, Daughter
The Record-Courier
James Monroe Windsor1941 - 1944
AE-210 December 2003Mebane NCDon Windsor, Son

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