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82nd VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
september 17, 2022 golden corral

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Dean Geilenkirchen

Army Cold War

1956-1959

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 Jelian Hollis

Air Force Gulf War

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 Michael Hollis

Army Gulf War

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Hollis Family - Michael and Jelian

81st VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
september 3, 2022 golden corral

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Ken Calkins

Army Air Corps WWII

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Melvin Jackson

Army 30 yrs War on Terror

(l-r) Ken Calkin and Melvin Jackson

80th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
August 20, 2022 golden corral

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Larry Weaver

Army Vietnam

1967-1970

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Sgt. Maj Lawrence (Larry) Little

Marines

30 years

Dan Walker

Army Vietnam

1967-1970

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Shawanda Nelson

Air Force

2003-Current

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500th statue!

MSgt. Gregory (Greg) Sthal

Marines

23 years

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MSgt. Robert (Bob) Casey

Marines

26 years

(l-r) Gregory Sthal, Robert Casey, Dan Walker, Lawrence Little, Shawanda Nelson, and Larry Weaver 

79th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
August 6, 2022 golden corral

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Tom MacDonald

Navy

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Bill Wheedleton

Navy

1964-1992

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Jennifer Davis

Air Force OEF

1987-2013

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Nicki McElvain

Army OIF

200-2003

Purple Heart & Army Commendation

Medal with Valor

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David Garmin

Army OIF

2008-2012

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(l-r) Nicki McElvain, Jennifer Davis, Bill Wheedleton, and David Garmin

78th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
July 16, 2022 golden corral

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Rebecca Pottebaum

Army OIE/OIF/OND

2008-2016

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Brian Pottebaum

Army OIE/OIF

2008-2016

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Larry Ouret

Army Vietnam

1966-1968

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Raymond Benedict

Army Vietnam

1969-1975

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Susan LeVay

Air Force Vietnam

1970-1972

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(l-r) Raymond Benedict, Brian Pottebaum, Rebecca Pottebaum, Larry Ouret, and Susan Levay

77th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
July 2, 2022 golden corral

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Sgt Manuel Martinez

Army Vietnam

1967-2005

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TSgt Joaquina Sotomayer

Air Force Cold War

1978-1998

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J.R. McKinley

Rosie The Riveter

2000

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MSgt Donald Swurer Jr.

Air Force Cold War

1983-2009

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Sgt Dave Halsmer

Marines Embassies Romania & the Hague

1971-1974

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Maj Rod Patrick

Army Vietnam

1961-1981

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(l-r) Rod Patrick, JR McKinley, Dave Halsmer, Donald Seurer, and Joaquina Sotomayer

76th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
June 18, 2022 golden corral

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Roy Wood

Army Vietnam

1965-1966

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Bren Dee Rodgers

Army NG Hungary-Croatia

1987-Current

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David Donaldson

Navy & Army NG Vietnam

1968-2000

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Husband David Donaldson and Wife Bren Dee Rodgers

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(l-r) David Donaldson, wife Bren Dee Rodgers, and Roy Wood

75th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
may 21, 2022 golden corral

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Robert Englund

Army

1955-1958

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Susan Hagenmeyer

Army Vietnam Era & Berlin

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Darrin Koretko

Air Force Desert Storm/Desert Shield

1987-2009

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(l-r) Susan Hagenmeyer, Robert Englund, and Darrin Koretko

74th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
may 21, 2022 golden corral

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A1C Terrance Carney, Sr.

Air Force Okinawa

1962-1966

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TSGT William 'Bill' Markham

Air Force Vietnam Era

1968-1975

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CAPT Christopher Nicholas

Marines Vietnam Era

1975-1982

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AT2 (AC) Don Posselt

Navy Vietnam

1962-1966

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AM2 Duane Pond

Navy Korea

1951-1955

73rd VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
may 7, 2022 golden corral

MAJ Kellie Hargreaves

US Army 1976-2001

Desert Storm 4 Enlisted

Gulf War 17 Commissioned

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ABE2 Mark Lyons

Navy Kuwait USS America

1989-1993

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FT2 Pete Archambeau

Navy Vietnam

1962-1965

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LT COL Deborah Schmitt

Air Force 4 Enlisted 18 Commissioned

1972-2002

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GMSN Bill Bertram

Navy Vietnam

1966-1972

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Wife Deborah Schmitt for Husband

MAJ David Ruffley

Air Force Cold War

1979-2003

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(l-r) Deborah Schmitt, Bill Bertram, Pete Archambeau, Kellie Hargreaves, and Mark Lyons

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72nd VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
april 16, 2022 golden corral

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SN/SFC Charles Beaver

Vietnam & Gulf War Era

Army1965-1971 Navy1982-2008

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DT3 Craig Holguin

Navy Dental Tech

1980-1986

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1st LT John Doty

Army Built the Float Bridges

1955-1957

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CPL Louie Starzel Jr

Marines Gulf War: OpRestore Hope in Somalia 1990-1994

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PFC Marvin Clark

Army in France

1955-1959

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A1C Ralph Otte

Air Force Vietnam

1961-1965

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(l-r) Marvin Clark, John Doty, Louie Starzel Jr, Craig Hoguin, Charles Beaver, and Ralph Otto

71st VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
april 2, 2022 golden corral

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RD2 Gary Moore

Navy Vietnam

1958-1966

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Capt. Harry Weber

Army Vietnam

1965-1966

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Lt. Col Paul Roberts

Army Korea

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Lt. John Caldwell

Navy Vietnam

1972-1984

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PNSN Fred Thomas

Navy Vietnam

1960-1966

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(l-r) Gary Moore, John Caldwell, Fred Thomas, Harry Weber, and Paul Roberts

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SP4 Jimmy Nishimura

Army Vietnam

1970-1972

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IC1SS Larry Goettsch

Navy Vietnam

1966-1988

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CMSgt Richard Ellin

Air Force Somalia

1973-2003

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Airman Robert Hildebrand

Navy Vietnam

1972-1975

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SSgt A.J. Godinez

Air Force

2016-Current

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MRCS Bill Esch

Navy Vietnam

1966-1988

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Grandfather Richard Ellin and

Grandson A.J. Godinez

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(l-r) Richard Ellin, A.J. Godinez, Bill Esch, Robert Hildebrand, Jimmy Nishimura (below) Larry Goettsch 

70th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
march 19, 2022 golden corral

69th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
march 5, 2022 golden corral

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QM2 Arlen Noble

Navy Vietnam

1967-1971

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SP5 Gary Jones

Army Vietnam

1966-1969

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MSGT Kevin Teppo

Marines Desert Storm

1980-2003

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SGT Steve Dee

Marines Vietnam

1965-1971

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(l-r) Kevin Teppo, Arlen Noble, Gary Jones, and Steve Dee

68th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
february 19, 2022 golden corral

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RMR Richard Madsen

Navy Vietnam

1962-1967

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QM2 Dennis Patriquin

Navy Vietnam

1966-1970

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Airman Jeffery Rothe

Navy

1976-1977

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SSgt Kraig Patriquin

Army Operation Iraqi Freedom

2001-2011

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SPC4 Phillip Meridith

Army Vietnam

1973-1975

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(l-r) Kraig Patriquin, Dennis Patriquin, Richard Madsen, Phillip Meridith, and Jeffery Rothe

67th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
january 15, 2022 golden corral

66th VHV STATUE PRESENTATION
january 1, 2022 golden corral

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Ryan Armagost

Army / Marines Iraq

1995-2017

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Chuck O'Brien

Army Vietnam

1965-1969

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Doug Vandertuin

Navy Seabee Vietnam

1968-1970

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(l-r) Ryan Armagost, Chuck O'Brien, and Doug Vandertuin

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Neil Schaal

Air Force Guam

1975-1995

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Jerry Ward

Army Vietnam

1966-1969

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John Barslund

Army Vietnam

1970-1981

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(l-r) Neil Schaal, Jerry Ward, and John Barslund