Who Served in the Cold War?


This page contains the names of 114 men and women who called Cattaraugus County home and served in the Cold War, that period of time between the end of  the Korean Conflict and the beginning of the Vietnam conflict (roughly 1965)
Many were born here, others came to the county later in life. They all helped make the county what it is today.

We owe them thanks and recognition.

  • "Unnamed, this site" in the Burial column is this page.
  • This list does not include living service men and women.
  • The ~  means we do not know.

Check the  Medal of Honor page to see details about Cattaraugus County's Medal of Honor recipients



Name Service Death Date Burial Place
ACKLEY, Henry F. USMC 9-21-2012 Allegany
ATKINS, John Cemeron [Judd] 2613 Air Corps Reserve1956-1959 12-6-1999 St. Bonaventure
BABCOCK, James E.  US Navy, 1963-1969 2-12-2011 Mount View
BACA, David US Army 3-24-2009 Mount View
BARRY, David J. US Navy aboard USS The Sullivans 12-4-2007 St. Bonaventure
BLAUSER, Fred D. US Navy 1957-60 2-08-2015 Unnamed Cem
BLY, Ralph W. Sr. US Army. Stationed in Germany during Korean War 3-2-2006 St. Bonaventure
BROWN, Robert D. Sr. US Army 1961-65 3-02-2015 Hinsdale
BROWN, William F. US Marine Corps, Maj. Career 1961-1980 10-29-2015 Unnamed Cem
BRUNNER, Philip P. US Army PFC 1956-58 10-01-2016 Chestnut Hill
BUDZINSKI, Donald M. US Army 1955-57 7-11-2015 St. Bonaventure
BURDICK, Raymond C. US Navy 1962-1969 3-5-2000  Little Valley Rural
BURGESS, Gerald L. US Army 1963-65 7-29-2011 Siloam
BUSKIST, Norris C. US Army. 1960-62 1-31-1995 East Randolph
BUTLER, Richard C.  US Army 6-28-1995  Green
CALKINS, Daniel Robert  US Navy 10-30-2004 Mount View
CARUSO, Anthony R.  US Navy. 1969-73 12-13-2010 Little Valley Rural
CAYA, George R.  ["Ray"] US Air Force 1957-61  7-20-2010 St. Bonaventure
CHAMBERS, Alan R. US Army 1966-1972 4-1-2011 Hinsdale
CHORNY, Demetri [Mick] US Army of Occupation in Europe after WW II 3-07-1984 Calvary
CIOLEK, Michael B. USMC 20 yrs 7-26-2016 Unnamed
CLARK, William L. US Army 1963-66 10-20-2015 Unnamed Cem
COLTON, Robert D. US Army, Cpl 5-27-2005 Crawford
CONSEDINE, Michael K. US Army.1963-1965 4-23-2001 St. Bonaventure
COONEY, Donald C. US Army. 1960-63 1-22-2015 Green
CRAWFORD, Harold C. US Army. 1961-1964, also was an instructor at West Point 10-5-2001 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
CROSS, Gordon E. US Navy. 1958-1962 12-25-2012 Little Valley Rural
CROSS, Gordon E. US US Navy 1961-63 & US Navy Reserves 9-21-2013 Mt. Prospect
DALLAS, Doug  US Navy. 1958-1962  5-15-2002 Mt. Prospect
DEMBOWSKI, Donald E. "Bing" US Navy and Navy Reserve. Navy from 1951 to 1954 and Navy Reserve from 1957 to 1963 8-08-2013 St. Bonaventure
DIMPFI, Paul K.  US Navy 12-24-2005 Mount View
DOTY, Thomas E.  USMC. 1964-1968 3-16- 2001 Mt. Prospect
DOWDY, Lehman [Dar] US Navy, Engineman 1C. Career - 20 years 7-17-2011 Hillside Haven
DOWEN, Douglas W. [Sonny] *Cold War and Vietnam Vet, US Navy, LN2. Cuban Missle Crisis 6-18-1995 Steamburg
DOYLE OFM, Father Marcian US Navy, chaplain. 1952-1956 6-19-1987 St. Bonaventure
EBERT, James J. US Air Force, AB. 1955-1958 9-6-2006 Siloam
FELLOWS, Walter A. US Army, Mil Police. 1948-1950 7-14-2012 Green
FELTON, Vincent J. US Air Force 1951-71 5-04-2016 Maplegrove Cemetery; Machias, NY
FELTON, Vincent J. US Air Force 1951-71 5-04-2016 Maplegrove, Machias
FITCH, Jack US Air Force 1964-65 3-21-2016 Mount View
FITCH, Jack US Air Force 1964-65 3-21-2016 Mount View Cemetery
FLAHERTY, Terry P. US Air Force. Career 1969-96 4-23-2003 St. Bonaventure
FRANCE, Nevil Alonzo Jr.  [of Randolph NY] US Air Force MP 1955-59 2-04-2016 Unnamed
GAGLIARDO, Father Anthony Francis OFM US Army, Chaplain. Served  over 25, retired in 1993. Served in Korea, Japan, Germany and United States. Created Fort Carson Medical Center's Catholic Program that supervised for 17 years.  5-15-2014 St. Bonaventure
GEIGER, Donald US Coast Guard 1955-62 9-05-2016 Calvary
GERRINGER, Carl A. US Air Force 1964-70 Sgt 8-13-2015 St. Bonaventure
GOWAN, Richard A. US Army Intelligence. Career 1972-1992 7-09-2003 St. Bonaventure
GRANDUSKY, John C US Army. 1958-1962 3-19-2007 St. Bonaventure
HAHN, Gary L.  US Army 6-27-2015 Unnamed Cem
HAYNOSKI, Daniel A. US Coast Guard 1955-59 Hosp Corpsman 2nd Cl  7-15-2011 Calvary Cemetery
HILL, Stewart E US Navy, RM3 aboard USS Alshain AKA55 and USS Fremont APA44 (1956-1957) 3-23-2012 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
HOLLOWELL, Richard M. Jr. US Air Force. 1963-1967 9-26-2000 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
INGRAM, Carle A. US Navy, Medical Corpsman. 1962-1968  11-18- 2000 St. Bonaventure
ISAMAN, Raymond J. Jr. US Air Force. Career, 1954-1975 2-27-2007 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
JOHN, Winston Philo US Navy, BUL2 11-6-1969 Hillside Haven
JONAK, Joseph R US Army Reserves, Lt Col. Career, retired in 1980 6-9-2001 St. Bonaventure
JONES, Richard A. "Dick" US Army, 56th Arty 10-6-2002 Crawford
KAMMIRE, Don J. Jr. USMC. Served at Guantanamo Bay during Cuban Missle crisis 11-30-2010 Wildwood
KEENAN, Michael J. US Army & reserves, M/Sgt 10-26-2015 Unnamed Cem
KELLOGG, Warren  US Army. 1959-1962 12-13-1998  Mt. Prospect
KETTLE, Lenny US Navy USS Intrepid 10-09-2016 Memorial Heights
KONERT, Richard Paul US Army 1956-60 9-08-2015 St. Bonaventure
KROTJE, Bernard Henry US Army 1948-52 8-23-2016 Unnamed
KUHANECK, William I. Jr. US Navy 2-12-2011 Little Valley Rural
LETSON, Charles D. Jr. US Army. Ulem Germany 3-15-2003 Crawford
LOCKWOOD, Richard N. US Air Force, 1978-82  10-10-2012 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
LOTTER, Alan R. US Air Force 1967-69 9-30-2015 Unnamed Cem
MALLABER, Burton F.   US Army 1952-1960 5-10-2012 East Otto
MARGESON, Walter John US Air Force, 1805 AACS SQ, Sgt Dec 8-1960 Hinsdale
MCLAUGHLIN, Mark D. US Navy. Enlisted 1976 5-01-2004 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
MCLEOD, Donald G. Jr.   US Army, 535rd Engr Co 1963-66 5-11-2003 Wildwood
MENDELL, David National Guard 7 yrs 10-11-2015 Unnamed Cem
MILLER, Delmar [Bud] US Army. 97th Signal Bn. Germany 1949-1952 2-26-2015 Unnamed Cem
MILLER, Delmar [Bud] US Army. 97th Signal Bn. Germany 1949-1952 2-26-2015 Unnamed
MILLER, R.N. [Hockey]  US Navy. 1847-1953 8-14-1983 Limestone
MYERS, Harry C.   US Army 1956-58 4-03-2015 Unnamed Cem
NEVINS, Michael P. US Army, 1/Lt. 1971-1973 10-27-2010 St. Bonaventure
NICHOLS, George M.   US Army 1964-67 3-21-2015 Unnamed Cem
NYE, Francis W.  US Army, 11th Airborne Div. 1949-1952 6-9-2001 Wildwood
O'KEEFE, Ronald J. US Army Reserve Guard 1957-64   12-29-2010 St. Bonaventure
OLIVER, Glenn W. US Army. Early 60s 2-10-2012 Crawford
PADLO, Robert J. US Army. Germany 1954-1957 6-26-2001 St. Bonaventure
PARKER, Orin E. US Army 1948-52 8-31-2016 Allegany
PETERSON, Parris V. US Air Force 1954-1958  4-4-2001  Bunker Hill
PETERSON, Parris V.   US Air Force 1954-1958   4-4-2001 Steamburg
POTTER, Theodore D. Sr. US Navy 1953-57 8-05-2015 Unnamed Cem
RANKE, Rodney H.  US Army Reserves 1-31-2011 East Otto
RAPPOLD, Howard [Skip] US Army, Sgt. 1961-1964 Germany.  9-25-2014 Wildwood
ROBERTSON, Howard A. II US Army. 1974-1978 7-08-2004 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
ROBISON, Willis A. US Air Force 1946-49  2-28-2012 Green
ROBLEE, William A. US Navy Seabee 1960-64 6-3-2012 Siloam
RUSSELL, C. Allison [Al] USMC, Cpl. 1955-1958 6-8-2012 Hillside Haven
RUTTERMAHN, John S. [Jack] US Army 1958-60 10-17-2016 St. Bonaventure
SCHNELL, James L. US Army 1956-58 8-27-2015 Allegany
SCHREINER, James [Nick] US Army 1966-70 6-20-2015 Unnamed Cem
SCHULZ, Derill A. US Army, 1964-66 4-1-2012 Wildwood
SMITH, Carlton L. US Navy, AN 2-17-2004 East Otto
SMITH, Servius T.   US Navy Cuban Missile Crisis with VP-10 3-06-2013 Farmersville
SPINK, E. Ray US Army 1946-48 10-24-2015 Mount View
STONE, Lynn M. US Air Force 5-13-2008 Chestnut Hill
STRINGER, Arian Richard [Dick] US Army 1960-63 7-27-2016 Allegany
STUVE, Edward P.  US Army 5-20-1995 Green
SUTHERLAND, William A. Jr.  US Army. Germany 6-13-2012 St. Patrick, Limestone
SUTTER, Roger L. Sr. USMC 12-25-2007 Chestnut Hill
URSOY, Ronald A. Cold War Vet US Army 1968-1971 11-14-2015 Pleasant Valley, Hinsdale
VAUGHN, Neil E.  US Navy 8-28-1994  Green
WERTS, Kenneth L. Jr. US Army 1973-74 10-18-2015 Mount View
WHIPPLE, Harlow G. US Navy   9-30-2016 Little Valley Rural
WILLS, Clifford P. US Navy. Career (20 yrs) 4-30-2007 Mt. Prospect
WILSON, Richard F. US Army 2-1-2011 Chestnut Hill
WOLF, Dorothy E. US Navy WAVES 1955-58 9-30-2015 Unnamed Cem
WOODMANCY, James F. US Air Force 4-11-2008 Green
ZIERES, George M. Jr.  US Army, Army Security Agency 5-30-2000 East Randolph


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