THE ALLEN COUNTY 2015 WAR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY. The Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation is now accepting online registrations for our 2015 Spring Golf Tournament. The date of the tournament is May 30. That is the Saturday "AFTER" Memorial Day at Tamarac Golf Course, Lima, Ohio.
You can register on-line, by phone, 419.236.1413, FAX, toll free at 888.684.6927, email: email@example.com
The Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation now has the most complete and only on-line searchable database of veterans with ties to Allen County who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces This new database can be searched for any criteria. To give it a try, type a search item in any of the columns to display the results for that column or use the master search on the upper right to search the entire database. Your results will show up instantly as you type. We will be adding links to the names to display more information about the veterans along with photos.
You will also find a wide format of the database here "Veterans On-Line Data Base"
Click on a Column Title to sort by that column.
|No.||Last Name||First Name||War||Date of Loss|
|1||Adams||William||Civil||Nov 16, 1864|
|2||Adgate||Gouveer H.||Civil||Oct 03, 1862|
|3||Adkins||Robert||WWII||Nov 16, 1943|
|4||Alexander||Turner A.||WWI||Feb 10, 1919|
|5||Alguire||Clinton L.||WWII||Jun 03, 1943|
|7||Allen||James Q.||Civil||Jan 10, 1865|
|8||Allen||Samuel L.||Civil||Jun 19, 1863|
|9||Amstutz||James H.||WWII||Feb 09, 1945|
|11||Anderson||John||Civil||Nov 12, 1863|
|12||Angevine||Richard M.||WWII||Mar 9", "1944|
|13||Apostol||Harry A.||WWI||Oct 23, 1918|
|14||Armentrout||Dale M.||WWI||Sep 28, 1918|
|15||Armitage||Hiram F.||Civil||Aug 18, 1864|
|16||Armor||John W.||Civil||Oct 04, 1862|
|17||Armstrong||Martin||Civil||Apr 06, 1862|
|18||Arnold||Carl Lloyd||WWII||Jul 07, 1945|
|20||August||John||Civil||Dec 8", "1979|
|24||Bailey||David M.||Civil||Aug 09, 1864|
|25||Bailey||Frank||WWI||Oct 16, 1918|
|26||Bailey||George||Civil||May 08, 1863|
|27||Baker||Charles O.||WWI||Jan 26, 1918|
|31||Ball||PFC John Walter||Korean||Nov 30, 1950|
|32||Barr||James A.||Civil||Aug 6, 1864|
|33||Barr||Jesse L.||WWI||Oct 13, 1918|
|34||Barthold||Randolph C.||WWII||Apr 26", "1943|
|35||Basinger||Richard Louis||Vietnam||May 12, 1967|
|36||Baxter||Hiram||Civil||Sep 19, 1864|
|37||Baxter||Samuel||Civil||Sep 19, 1864|
|39||Beatty||Eugene||WWI||Oct 16, 1918|
|41||Beemer||John||Civil||Jan 04, 1863|
|42||Beiler||William B.||Civil||Jun 27, 1864|
|43||Belch||Josiah A.||Civil||Feb 06, 1865|
|44||Bender||Christian||Civil||Aug 30, 1864|
|45||Bennett||Jacob||Civil||Feb 06, 1865|
|47||Bice||Hamiline A.||Civil||Jul 18, 1863|
|48||Bice||Jacob||Civil||Aug 04, 1862|
|49||Bickel||John||WWI||Nov 26, 1918|
|50||Biddinger||Edward G.||Civil||Apr 01, 1864|
|51||Bidwell||Isaac||Civil||Jan 22, 1863|
|52||Billings||Charles Franklin||WWI||Oct 8, 1918|
|53||Binkley||Richard H.||Civil||May 18, 1864|
|54||Bixel||Fred R.||WWI||Apr 27, 1918|
|55||Black||Jesse Roswell Sgt.||WWII|
|57||Blacksten||William G.||WWI||Dec 02, 1918|
|59||Bodell||Doit||WWI||Oct 10, 1918|
|61||Bohnlein||Thomas C.||WWII||May 29, 1943|
|62||Borger||Charles D.||WWII||Dec 28, 1945|
|64||Bowerman||Samuel||WWII||Ape 06, 1945|
|65||Bowers||Elmer||WWI||Sep 28, 1918|
|67||Bowersock||Steven Edward||Vietnam||May 10, 1972|
|68||Bowsher||Gene E.||WWII||May 13, 1945|
|69||Bowsher||Stanley B||Korean||Aug 18, 1950|
|70||Bowyer||Moses M.||Civil||Mar 8, 1864|
|71||Boyd||Frederick S.||Civil||Nov 27, 1862|
|72||Bracy||Wilbur J.||WWI||Nov 25, 1918|
|73||Bracker||David E.||Vietnam||Aug 19, 1966|
|74||Branstitter||Charles M.||Civil||Mar 05, 1865|
|76||Breese||Griffith||Civil||Oct 28, 1862|
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The ship and 73 of the crew are over a mile deep in the South China Sea. The memories of all 74 are ever present on the surface.
HIS NAME IS Petty Officer LARRY ALLAN GRACELY. ST3 He was a Sonarman. His name and 73 others belongs on the Wall! He served in the United States Navy in the Vietnam War aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. Frank E. Evans DD-754. He was from Lima, Ohio, he was among the 74 on the ship killed when it collided with an Australian Aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. Only the body of one of the Sailors killed was recovered. His and 72 others were lost at sea. It was during a time when the Destroyer was temporarily out of the combat zone so the powers that be are refusing to put their names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Their names DO belong on that wall. Hopefully a new push to recognize these sailors sacrifice will be successful. Photos included here show the ship after the collision. You can see the the front section of the ship is gone. It sunk in just a few minutes. You can learn more about the ship here U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Association
From "Collision At Sea" By Phil Smith and Mal Lancaster .... On board Melbourne the strangest scene was being played out. Captain Stevenson ordered the band onto the deck, and the beer vault was opened for the American survivors. Australian sailors recall their mates giving away the clothes from their backs. One sailor went below and brought up his entire kit, while the clothing store was opened and blankets were passed out. Eventually the survivors were lifted off and taken to USS Kearsarge. At that point, Baker heard a sound he'll never forget: "As they were about to leave our ship, they stood on the quarterdeck and gave us three cheers. We had just cut their ship in half and here they were giving us three cheers."
The Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation is NO LONGER a "Pending" 501(c)(3) Not for profit Organization.
Today, August 28, 2014, we received our approval determination from the I.R.S. Retro Active May 15, 2011. Because of our somewhat unique situation and history, and that we did not hire any professionals in LAW or Tax to help us, it took us a little over a year to prepare our application. We poured over tons of documents, help files and made numerous calls to the I.R.S. to make sure we left no stone unturned in the preparation of the FORM 1023 application.
Our board members prepared all 77 pages of the paperwork including financial, historical and future planning data. The secretary had to go back to year 2005 of financials from the predecessor organization to prepare the financial data we presented to the I.R.S.
She did a fantastic job and if not for her and the grace of our wonderful Lord, we would not have been able to complete this without hiring an accountant and tax lawyer. Her degree in accounting from U.N.O.H. has paid off in a big way. Thank you Kathleen!
CAPTAIN CARL S. KIZER.
On June 19th we posted a remembrance of Capt. Carl Kizer. At the time we could not make sense of the connection to Allen County as his official home of record is listed as Scranton, PA.
We have seen a copy of his birth certificate at the Allen County Health Department and found out he was born in SugarCreek Township near Gomer, Ohio. Both of his parents have passed.
This is a link to the post we made on the 9th of June.
Right after posting the remembrance, one of our board members found some contact information for Capt. Kizer's brother. We have been messaging via email back and forth and we now have another excellent photo of our friend and brother Captain Carl S. Kizer.. We will be creating a facebook memorial page for him later this week. ( Page Created - https://www.facebook.com/CaptCarlSKizer )
Finding photos and information about those we want to honor is a painstaking task that takes a lot of time. If any of you want to help. Email us at our main address firstname.lastname@example.org. We really need help with this.