Second Lieutenant Jack Thomas

US Army Air Forces, 1941-1943: WWII

Recipient of: Purple Heart

“Jack Thomas and his brother Ralph were both tragically lost in 1943 flying for the Army Air Forces. Ralph was lost over the Aleutians in January while Jack was shot down over Sicily in July. Their parents lived on Bowery Street and also had two other sons in the armed forces during the war, Emerson and Richard, who survived. Jack was a student at Frostburg State University when he enlisted. He left a wife and a child.”

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James P Cummings Sr., Technical Sergeant

US Army, 1942 – 1946: WWII

Banner sponsored by grand-daughter Melissa Wilt

Lieutenant Colonel William Grimm

US Air Force, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars; Master Navigator (Retired)

Navy Patrol Squadron Six, 1969- 1975; Air Force Reserve, Delaware, 1976-1984; Delaware Air Guard, 1984-1993

Recipient of: Vietnam Campaign Medal; Navy Distinguished Unit Citation; Two Air Medals

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Sergeant William J. Colberg

US Army, 2000-2004, 2007-2012

Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Colonel John Gulck

US Air Force, 1959 – 1995: Vietnam War

Recipient of: Service Cross; Bronze Star (3x); Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award; Vietnam Service Medal; with 3 bronze stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Combat Readiness Medal

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Joseph Keating, Private First Class

US Army, 1943 – 1946: WWII

Banner sponsored by son Joe Keating

James William Rafferty, Private First Class

US Army, 1949 – 1950: Korean War

Seventh Infantry

“Jimmie was the son of Charles and Nora Rafferty. At Jimmie’s petition, they gave parental consent for their then 16-year-old son to join the Army, Seventh Division, (January 19, 1949), being fatally wounded at 17 in Korea on August 22, 1950. There’s a popular saying: All gave some; some gave all (author, Korean War Vet Howard W. Osterkamp). Jimmie was one of them… of too many.”

Recipient of: Purple Heart

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Phillip Shifflett, Staff Sergeant

US Air Force, 2016- present

Banner sponsored by mother Tami Shifflett

First Sergeant John K. Cutter

US Army, 1997-2017: War on Terror

Recipient of: Bronze Star (2x); Combat Infantrymen Badge

Banner sponsored by mother Debbie O’Rourke

Sergeant Charles “Chuck” Race

US Marine Corps, 1967 – 1971: Vietnam War

9th Marines 1968 TET Offensive; Khe Sahn Operational campaigns: Con Thien, Gio Linh Cam Lo Dong Ha Quang Tri Cua Viet

Recipient of: Meritorious Unit medal , Presidential Unit Medal, Combat action medal, National Defense medal, Good Conduct medal, Vietnam Service medal, Vietnam Campaign medal

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Sergeant Lenny Youngblood

US Marine Corps, 2005-2009: War on Terror

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William “Bill” J. Watkins, Sergeant First Class

US Army, 1952 – 1960: Korean War

“He was a good Soldier for the Army Engineers; operating a Bull Dozer, building roads for passageways.”

Banner sponsored by spouse, daughters, and families: Shirley Watkins, Cindy Stevenson, Sue Crowe, & families

Franklin P. Shumaker, Tech 4

US Army, 1943-1946: WWII

“He worked in a hospital in India (BCI Burma-China).”

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Ronald Joseph Hess, Private First Class

US Army, 1949 – 1951: Korean War

Banner sponsored by spouse Margaret Hess

Trenton Kile, Lance Corporal

US Marine Corps, 2022 – Present

Recipient of: Expert Rifleman; National Defense Ribbon

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James Miller, Sergeant First Class

US Army, 1987-2008

War on Terror – Operation Noble Eagle III

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Gary Tummino, Communications Technician 2nd Class

US Navy, 1966-1970: Vietnam War

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Cecil C. Swauger, Surgical Technician, Technician – 5

US Army, 1943 – 1946: WWII

Lightning Division, 35th Infantry, 25th Division in Luzon

Recipient of: Good Conduct Medal; Medical Badge; American Theater Ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon; Philippine Liberation Ribbon; Victory Ribbon WWII

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Paul E. Barry, Technician – 5

US Army, 1943-1945: WWII

Recipient of: 4 Combat Stars; Meritorious Unit Award; EAME Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal

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John Julius McKenzie, Private First Class

US Army Military Police, 1957-1959: Korean War

Banner sponsored by father John McKenzie