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Friday, 04 July 2014 07:49

Woodrow B. Wilson’s grave and Donald King’s final resting place are just two of many of the veterans buried at the cemetery. Members of Girl Scout Troop No. 60005 have undertaken a project to make sure that as many local veterans from both Liberal and Restlawn Cemetery are recognized as possible. Courtesy photos



• Leader & Times


Girl Scout Troop No. 60005 is looking to help get some of the names of soldiers in Liberal Cemetery and Restlawn Cemetery whose personal histories were not known.

Girl Scout leader Michele Stoddard said a check by troop members indicates an estimated 500 to 600 such graves are in Liberal Cemetery, with about 100 in Restlawn Cemetery.

The girls in the troop are making sure the graves of the soldiers are easier to read and that the vets are properly recognized for their service.

The Leader & Times is working with Troop 60005 to recognize some of the veterans in local cemeteries. A list of names will be part of the newspaper’s Veterans Day, Memorial Day and July 4 editions until the project is finished.

Here is the first portion of the list provided by Stoddard this week:

Liberal Cemetery Section 1 Part 1

1. Jay Owen McEvilly – U.S. Navy, Korea

2. Donald G. Strecker – U.S. Army, Vietnam

3. Victor Lee Turner – U.S. Navy, World War II

4. Myron Fleetwood Herndon – U.S. Army, World War II

5. William H. Hickey – U.S. Army, World War II

6. Paul E. Davis – U.S. Coast Guard

7. Frank L. Littlefield – U.S. Army, World War II

8. Woodrow B. Wilson – Veterans of Foreign Wars

9. George Elroy Pfiester – U.S. Navy, Vietnam

10. Philip W. Atkinson – U.S. Navy, Korea

11. Emmet Dale Bolinger – U.S. Army World War II

12. Lola Imelda Pfiester – U.S. Navy, World War II

13. Robert O.W. Jones – U.S. Army

14. Gerald R. Welch ­– Veterans of Foreign Wars, died in 1947, World War II

15. Ira A. Graber – World War II

16. Clarence D. Brown – Cook Field Hospital 41, World War I

17. Forrest E. Christy – U. S. Navy, World War II

18. Lyle Wesley Aistrup – U.S. Navy, World War II

19. Herdert F. Dir – U.S. Marine

20. Ralph D. Little – U.S. Navy, World War II

21. Dwan Ray Harper – U.S. Navy, Vietnam and American Legion

22. William A. Bunchanan –  World War I

23. AM Cantrell Jr. – U.S. Army, Korea

24. Ralph D. Little – US Navy, World War II

25. Russell T. Stephens – U.S. Army

26. Thayer L. Kinney – American Legion

27. Donald Oscar Barton – Veteran of Foreign Wars, World War II, died at age 21

28. Cecil W. Deardore – U.S. Army, World War II and American Legion

29. Lindsay L. Swingley – U.S. Army, World War II

30. Burton E. Chance – World War I

31. George L. Kowing – World War II

32. Burton A. Williams – World War II,  died in service

33. John Francis Brill – World War II

34. Robert A. Schupman – World War II

35. Hery Earl Schupp – U.S. Navy, World War II

36. Roy Toland – American Legion

37. Lewis Norman Arnold – U.S. Army, World War I

38. Emmert Leroy Newlin – U.S. Navy, World War II

39. Walter Edward Burtzloff – U.S. Navy World War II

40. William M Cain – U.S. Army

41. Virgil Ray Fuller – U.S. Naval Reserves, World War II

42. James D. White – U.S. Air Force, Korea and Vietnam

43. Lindsey L. Swingley – U.S. Army, World War II

44. Cecil W. Deardorf – U.S. Army, World War II

45. Herbert M. Hayes – U.S. Army, Korea

46. Wilfred Lee Richmond – Navy, World War II

47. Reynolds Homer – American Legion

48. James Mancel Hough – Marine Corps, Korea

49. Oscar M. Olson – U.S. Army, American Legion

50. Paul E. Ledbetter – U.S. Army, World War II

51. Jerald Bob Cresswell – U.S. Army, Vietnam, Veteran of Foreign Wars

52. George E. Wren – U.S. Air Force, World War II

53. MaxLee Chance – U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam

54. Orval Miller Cobb – U.S. Navy, World War II

55. William Mack Jones – World War I

56. Vernon A. Crusha – Veteran of Foreign Wars

57. Neal Hergert Crusha – American Legion

58. Glen H. Wright – U.S. Army, World War II

59. Richard H. Linnekamp – Army, Korea

60. George C. Ives – U.S. Navy, World War II

61. Lloyd C Spouse – World War II

62. William Leonard Lambert – U.S. Air Force

63. Keith Dale Rusell – U.S. Army, World War II

64. Robert Dee Faulkner – U.S. Army, Korea

65. Dennis Duane Hill – U.S. Air Force, Vietnam

66. Boyd Neil Archer – U.S. Navy, Korea

67. Donald D. King – U.S. Air Force, Vietnam, Distinguished Flying Cross

68. Claton W. Law – World War I, American Legion

69. Robert F. Miller – U.S. Army, World War II

70. Gilbert Thomas – World War I

71. Neil Archer – U.S. Navy

72. Robert B. Williams – Veteran of Foreign Wars

73. Robert D. Morrissery – World War II, U.S. Army

74. John A Case – World War I veteran

75. Aubrun Lee Case – World War II

76. Carl W. Ellington – Veterans of Foreign Wars

77. Glenn D. Pearcy – U.S. Army, World War II, American Legion

78. Pathy Peracy – Ladies Aux. and VFW

79. Rollie Ellington – World War I

80. C.A. Monroe – U.S. Coast Guard, World War II

81. Crit J. Glass – U.S. Navy, World War II

82. Harvey Clifford Harrel – U.S. Army, World War II

83. Jack E. Engel – World War II, Army

84. William Taft Janzen – World War II, U.S. Army

85. John J. Sutton – American Legion

86. Earl C. Sutton – U.S. Marine Corps, World War I

87. Victor DeWayne Chance –  Veterans of Foreign War

88. Mabel Mary Gillian – U.S. Air Force, World War II

89. Philip Clair Rine – U.S. Navy, Korea,              VFW

90. Boyce William Anderson – U.S. Army, World War II

91. Henry M. Smit – U.S. Army, World War II

92. Robert Donald Morrissery – U.S. Army, World War II

93. A marker labeled “In Memory of   S Sqt. Willard K. Franklin – 1910-1944 Battle of the Bulge.”  Stoddard said Franklin looks to be buried in France.

94. John Wilson Wood – World War I, 1894-1950

95. Hunt – American Legion

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