Commemorations
Joe Anciaux
Joseph Anciaux

A 2001 graduate of ThunderRidge High School, Joe joined the Marines in his senior year. Many of his close friends joined […]

Michael T Anderson
Michael T Anderson

1967-1970
Vietnam
Graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, CT.
Applied for jobs while waiting for an answer from […]

Angell, Dwight
Dwight Angell

Born August 17, 1928 to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Angell, Dwight was a graduate of Denver’s South High School and Colorado State […]

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Richard L. Baldwin

Richard L. Baldwin was born during a snowstorm in Breckenridge, Michigan, in 1919, growing up in the Great Depression. […]

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Kristine Beaver

PO1 U.S. Navy
2007

Iraq

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Michael Benton

CW3 Benton is a Senior Aviator in the U.S. Army who has accumulated 2,950 flight hours, including over 800 hours in combat.

From […]

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John C. Bennett

After living in several western states, primarily Texas, the Bennett family moved to Highlands Ranch in 1996.  At Highlands […]

Bernier, Frederic
Frederic Bernier

PFC U.S. Army
World War II

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Nathan Beyers

Sgt. Nathan R. Beyers, 24, of Littleton, Colo., died July 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked […]

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Christopher J Birdwell

SSG Christopher J Birdwell (1987-2012) made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country August 27, 2012 in Kala gush, […]

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Chester L. Brighton

Chester L. Brighton was born April 23, 1916, in Leland, Iowa, to James and Rose Brighton. Whenever farm chores permitted, […]

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Tobey Byron Brown

Operations Specialist

US Navy

Active Duty:  1985-1995

Reserve Duty:  1996-2007

 

Ships […]

Cady, George A.
George A. Cady

George A. Cady was born on December 11, 1935 in Oxford, Colorado to Jesse and Mary Cady. He joined the U.S. Army at age […]

Arno G. Casper
Arno G. Casper

Arno G. Casper served in the USMC on the USS Portland from 1934 to 1938. During that time the Portland was […]

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Ralph P. Crawford

Ralph Parkinson Crawford, was born January 8, 1925, in Logan Utah and was a member of the Snow Basin Ski Patrol before […]

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John D. DeLozier

July 26, 1937 – January 12, 2008

Born in a modest home in Alcoa, TN, John David DeLozier excelled academically, […]

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John Dierbeck, Jr.

4/15/1942  John Justin Dierbeck, Jr. joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in California.  In May of 1942 […]

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John P. DiRito

S/Sgt. U.S. Air Force

1948-1952
Medal of Commendation
Korean Conflict

Donahue, Max
Max Donahue

Cpl. Max Donahue was born July 14, 1987. He proudly served as with the U.S. Marine Corps for four and a half years as […]

Duque, Armando
Armando Duque

Captain Armando Duque was integrated into the United States Army in the 1940’s. He participated in combat and guerrilla […]

Duque, Chris
Chris G. Duque

LCPL Chris Gerard Duque served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007-2011. He was part of the Marine Expeditionary […]

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Steven Elrod

SPC Steven Elrod came from a military family. He graduated High School in 2005. Steven briefly attended college before […]

Christopher Falkle
Christopher M. Falkel

Chris was born on 24 September 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts.  He lived in Athens, Ohio from 1984-1990, when the family […]

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Thomas V. Flippen

Sergeant First Class Thomas V. Flippen served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years during the Cold War era.

Sergeant […]

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Carl F. Geissler

Lieutenant Carl Frederick Geissler served on the USS Achernar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Achernar_(AKA-53)).

When […]

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Erica Graf

HM2 Erica Graf recently returned from combat operations in Uruzgan Province Afghanistan. This deployment culminated her […]

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LeRoy Grams

LeRoy Grams was from Campbell County Wyoming. He grew up and lived on a farm outside of Gillette, Wyoming. He was drafted […]

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Harry Guidry

Sgt. U.S. Army
1946-52

Europe, Japan

Keith Merlin Handy
Keith M. Handy

Major Keith M. Handy enlisted in the United States Army in 1973, during the Viet Nam war, as a Russian Linguist and worked […]

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Martin Fox

Colonel U.S. Air Force

1948-79
Korea-Vietnam

2 Bronze Stars (V)
24 AM-MSM-AFCM

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Chauncey Hager

Chauncey Hager was born in Ord, Nebraska, June 28, 1909.  He received his M.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1933.  […]

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Earl R. Harris

Earl R. Harris was born in Celeste, Texas November 22, 1918.  He lived in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, graduated from […]

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Orin Hayes

Born in Trinidad, Colorado, July 17, 1925.
Grade and High School, York, Nebraska, Graduated 1943.
Enlisted in AAF Cadet […]

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Carl Helmstaedter

A Denver resident, father of four, and grandfather of eleven, Carl ‘Al’ Helmstaedter served honorably in the […]

Henry, Carla J
Carla J. Henry

Capt. Carla J. Henry

U.S. Army 1968 – 1973

Nurse Corps

Joseph Henry
Joseph R. Henry

After graduating from West Point in 1968, the Field Artillery basic course, and Ranger School, LT Henry was assigned to […]

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John R. Holmes

Captain, U.S. Army
1967-1970
Bronze Star
Vietnam

John Robert Holmes came to be an officer via Junior ROTC at Staunton […]

Robert S Holmes
Robert S. Holmes

There is no biography available for this commemoration.

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Steve Howery

Major Steve Howery is an Army Reserve Military Intelligence officer mobilized twice for Operation Enduring Freedom and […]

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Fred Jeffers

Excerpt from “Their War, When The Country Called, These Men Rose To Answer”

By James B. Meadow, Rocky Mountain News
September […]

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Marvin Jendro

Specialist U.S. Army
1966-1967

Vietnam

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Jeremy Jenkins

Sergeant U.S. Army
1996-2005

Kosovo, Iraq

Kenyon, A Spencer
A. Spencer Kenyon

2nd Lieutenant U.S. Air Force

Bomber Group, KIA 1944
World War II

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George Kirsten

Lieutenant George Kirsten was recruited by the Naval Air Station, Glenview, Illinois, for the Aviation Officer Candidate […]

Knaup, Wesley
Wesley Knaup

2nd Lieutenant U.S. Air Force

Bomber Group, KIA 1944
World War II

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Melvin E. Larson

Master Sergeant U.S. Marine Corp
1948-68

Korea, Vietnam

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James C. Lesseig

Col. James Clyde Lesseig was born and raised in the sooner state. He attended the University of Oklahoma, earning a Bachelor […]

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John Madden

U.S. Helicopter Pilot
1970-71

Phu Bai, Vietnam

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Sal Mansu

Sal Mansu volunteered for service in the United States Air Force at the age of 19 during the […]

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Charles J. Miller

In Memory of our Fallen Hero, Charles Junior Miller

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Henry L. Mosburg

Captain Henry Lee Mosburg, US Army

Helicopter […]

Nelson, Murray
Murray E. Nelson

Corporal U.S. Army
1963-1965

Korea

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Joseph Niemeyer

Colonel Joseph Niemeyer is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.  In his first flying assignment at Norton AFB, […]

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Daniel J. Nolan

1919-2006

Daniel Joseph Nolan was born on August 10, 1919 in San Diego […]

Nolan, Terry
Terry Nolan

Captain Nolan was raised in Southern California.  He graduated the University of Colorado and was commissioned as an […]

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Jack Oakman

RM 2nd Class, U.S. Navy
WWII S Pacific, 1943-46
Korean War, Guam 1950-52

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Sean M. O’Brien

Sean Michael O’Brien born November 12, 1982. Sean attended All Souls Elementary School and transferred to Heritage High […]

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William E. Paul

William E. Paul was born in Alliance, Ohio, April 12, 1927, graduating from Youngstown (Ohio) South High School in 1945. […]

Payne, William
William G. Payne

Corporal U.S. Air Force
1946-49

Berlin Airlift

Pool, Jerry
Jerry L. Pool

On March 24, 1970, helicopters from the 170th were sent to extract a MACV-SOG long-range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) […]

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Elmer Propp

Pilot Over the Hump
Elmer Propp was 19 years old when WWII began. He went into the Army Air Force hoping to be a fighter […]

Antonio Rangel
Antonio M. Rangel

Msgt. Antonio M. Rangel, U.S. Army (Ret.) age 82 of San Antonio passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

Antonio […]

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James S. Ray

1924-2009

PFC  U.S. Marines  […]

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F.D. Rhodes

“Dusty” to all his friends followed his older brothers’ example, Veterans of World War 2, and joined the Navy in […]

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Philip Q. Ross

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Phil Ross graduated from Ottumwa High School, Ottumwa Iowa. He enlisted in the United States Marine […]

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Edward X. Schmid

Edward Xavier Schmid was born March 2, 1921 in Beaver Dam, WI. Son of a Swiss immigrant he learned the family trade of […]

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Duncan Shields

Duncan Shields attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After graduating in 1976, he […]

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George Sinichko

January 6, 1926 – October 23, 2006

Mr. Sinichko loved and cared for […]

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Chad M. Smith

AWC (AW/NAC) Chad Michael Smith served in the Navy from April 1987 to April 2007.

October 1990 to June 1991

Deployed […]

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George W. Smith

1st Sgt. U.S. Army
1942-1945

Iwo Jima

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Corporal David Sonka

Corporal David Michael Sonka was born in 1989 and raised in Aurora and Parker, Colorado.  David graduated from Chaparral […]

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Robert Stanley

PFC U.S. Army
1945-1947

World War II

Stiles, Jon
Jon Stiles

Jon Stiles was born 6 July 1970 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  He lived in Missouri, Ohio and Colorado before enlisting […]

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Hubert J. Syfrig

Hubert J. Syfrig, better known as Bob to his family and friends, joined the United States Air Force in 1950.  After completing […]

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Germain M. Thomas

Germain M. “Jerry” Thomas was born September 22, 1925 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Rose and Arthur Thomas. At 17 he […]

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John A. Torres

CMSgt Torres’ last assignment was as the US Air Force Representative and Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief of […]

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Ronald Touchton

U.S. Navy
1969-1972
Vietnam

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Willem van Hemert
Willem van Hemert

Uncle Wim was born in Holland in 1925. He spent his teenage years actively resisting the Nazis in the Dutch Underground […]

John Vargas
John Vargas

John was born in San Juan Puerto Rico, grew up in New York City and has been a resident of Colorado for the past 17 years.

He […]

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Valentine Villanueva

Valentine Villanueva, M/Sgt, USAF (ret) joined the US Army Air Corps in June, 1943. He served in WWII as a flight engineer […]

Wegner, Harold
Harold A. Wegner

Harold Adolf Wegner was born in 1926 and raised on a farm in a German community near Alpena, Michigan.  His family spoke […]

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Hugh W. Yarbrough

Hugh Weyman Yarbrough was born in Rome, GA on March 12, 1942 to Lee and Daisy Yarbrough.  His early years were spent […]

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Ferd Yosten

Ferd Yosten was born 12/17/14 in Muenster, Texas. After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He became engaged […]

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John A. Yosten

John Albert “Horse” Yosten was born March 7, 1844 in Koblenz Germany.  He came to the United States at age 4 with […]

Zak, George
PFC George Zak

106 INF DIV WWII
POW STALIG IV-B 1944