Who has Served Since Vietnam?


This page contains the names and final resting places of 32 men and women from Chautauqua County who served  their country between 1975 and 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 Chautauqua County's Medal of Honor recipients




Name Service Death Date Burial Place
ABBOTT, Alden S. Vet, US Navy 7-23-2008 Myrtle
AUSTIN, Theresa M. (Weishan) Vet, US Army, Air Traffic Controller.  2-7-2016 Unnamed, this site
BEMIS, Brian W. Vet, US Army, Pvt 11-19-1995  Sherman
BERGMAN, Dana L. Vet, USMC, 1978-1982 9-27-2015 Holy Cross
BOOTH, John W. Vet, US Marine Corps. 1993-1996 12-26-2015 Unnamed, this site
CAPIZZI, Robert C. Vet, US Navy 8-26-1998 Maple Grove, Frewsburg
CARLSON, Ralph A. Vet, US Army 6-21-2006 Sunset Hill
COMBER, Thomas E. Vet, US Air Force, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. 1-16-2015 Sunset Hill
CUMMINGS, Gary G. Vet, US Navy 05-04-2010 Mina
HAUSHERR, John M. Vet, US Army 11-7-1999 Sunset Hill
KLOSE, Michael [Mike] A Vet, US Air Force, S/Sgt. 2011-2015 5-24-2015 Unnamed, this site
LINK, Kevin J. Vet, US Army [Helicopter Crew Chief, served in Honduras and El Salvador, (1983-86)]; US Army Reserves, Combat Engineer (1998-2000) 10-19-2016 Unnamed, this site
LOFECHECK, R Michael Vet, US Army 10-16-2001 Holy Sepulchre
MATTESON, James Charles [J.C.] KIA, Sgt. Killed in Fallujah Iraq 11-12-2004 Lake View
MCMASTER, William John Vet, Persian Gulf, US Navy. Retired from a 30-year career as Master CPO (also Vietnam) 01-25-2014 Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder NV
MICHALAK, Timothy D. Vet, US Army, SFC. Special Forces, Jump-qualified, 2 tours in Iraq,  8-5-2013 St. Hedwig
NELSON, Jeffrey A. Vet, US Army. 1975-1977 9-22-2015 Sunset Hill
OVERBECK, James F.  Vet, US Navy 4-18-2001 Maple Grove, Frewsburg
PARKHURST, Travis Kent Navarro Vet, US Air Force. 2002-2015. Served in Iraq. 4-4-2015 Unnamed, this site
RATER, Michael Allan "Mike" Vet, US Navy (1980-84) 10-28-2016 Unnamed, this site
RAYNOR, Dale C. Vet, US Navy SRIE 2-04-1999 Mina
SCHRANTZ, Patrick William Vet, US Navy, HA 6-22-2009 St. Hedwig
SONNE, Kenneth J. Vet, US Air Force, S/Sgt. 10 yrs. 5-25-2015 Busti
SPRIGGS, Ryan Christopher Vet, USMC, 3/8 India Co. 2004-2009. two tours in Iraq, also served aboard the USS Kearsarge. 2-7-2017 Unnamed, this site
SWANSON, Aaron M. KIA, US Marine Corps, L/Cpl. Died in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan 2-7-2011 Lake View
THOMAS, Alex M. Vet, US Marine Corps 5-13-2008 Cherry Creek
THOMAS, Joshua D. Vet, US Army, S/Sgt. On active duty at time of death. Served in Kosovo, Afghanastan, Iraq, Jump-qualified. Earned Army and Navy Achievement Medals as well as Army Commendation Medal and Combat Action Badge 8-20-2016 Lake View
TORREY, Robert W. Sr Vet, US Army 1978-1990 4-16-2015 Unnamed, this site
WHITCOMB, William A.  Vet, US Army, 20th Engineer Battalion during the construction of the Berlin Wall 8-22-2005 Lake View
WILCOX, Ray S. Vet, US Army, M/Sgt. 1985-2005. 11-13-2015 Arlington Nat'l Cem
WILLETT, Andrew G. Vet, US Army, Sgt 5-15-1992 Maple Grove, Ashville
WILSON, Gregg G. [Sweetness] Vet, US Army 2-12-2017 Lake View


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Updated March 5, 2017