Vietnam Conflict Veterans

The Vietnam conflict lasted roughly from 1965 to 1975. These men and women answered their country's call.

We owe them thanks and recognition.

  • The service column uses these standard military abbreviations: KIA Killed in action; DOW Died of Wounds; DOD Died of Disease; DNB Died Non-Battle; DOI Died of Injuries; FOD Finding of death/Missing presumed dead; Dead no other info; POW Prisoner of War. If the service begins with Vet, the soldier survived the war.
  • This list does not include living service men and women.
  • "Unnamed, this site" in the Burial column is this page.
  • 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
ADAMCZAK, Louis M. Jr. [Mike] Vet, US Navy 6-30-2006 Holy Cross
ADAMS, Harold Walter [Harry] Vet, USMC, Cpl. Purple Heart 10-29-2016 Unnamed, this site
ADAMS, Joseph J.  Vet, US Navy, Corpsman 4-29-2016 Unnamed Cem, this site
AMACHER, William A  Vet, US Navy 7-8-1985 Mina
ANDERSON, Dennis H  Vet, US Air Force 4-28-2000 Lake View
ANDERSON, Lawrence Vet, US Army 12-14-2015 Unnamed, this site
ANDERSON, Michael R. Sr. Vet, US Army 3-7-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
ANDERSON, Paul B. Vet, US Army 2-4-2014 Unnamed, this site
ANZALONE, Donald ‘‘Don’’ Samuel Vet, US Air Force 2-5-2002 St. James, Westfield
ARGENTINO, Janet M. Vet, US Army 1-23-2003 Sunset Hill
ARMSTRONG, Charles [Denny] Vet, US Army, 1965-1967 3-8-2014 Holy Cross
ATKINS, William M. Vet, US Navy 7-6-2010 Lake View
AUSTIN, Joseph Syphus Jr. Vet, US Army 1966-1968 9-21-2015 Lake View
BALLARD, Frances J. Vet, US Marine Corps 12-24-2005 Holy Sepulchre
BARR, Richard L. Sr. Vet, US Army 10-31-2003 Sunset Hill
BARRON, Clifford R. [Russell] Vet, US Army and Navy Reserves 10-4-2015 Unnamed, this site
BARRY, John Franklin  KIA, Pvt 5-29-1966 Holy Cross
BARTHOLOMEW, Bruce A Vet, US Army 1-9-2015 Collins Center Cem, Erie Co NY 
BAUS, Richard E. Vet, US Army, 1966-1969 11-21-2015 Unnamed, this site
BENNINK, William H. Vet, US Air Force, Lt Col. 31 year-career. (WW II, Korea, and Vietnam) 11-26-2015 Sam Houston Natl Cem, San Antonio TX
BIGNEY, Raymond E Vet, US Army 11-20-2000 Pine Hill
BOVA, James R. Vet, US Army 1-9-2006 Sunset Hill
BOWEN, Stephen E. Vet, US Army, Medic. 1963-1965. 12-31-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
BROWN, Theodore [Ted] Vet, US Army 12-4-2015 Unnamed, this site
BRUNSON, Jack Walter  Vet, 131 Aviation Co., CWO, AM Pilot 5-3-1971 Evergreen Sinclairsville
BRUNSON, Wright Abel Jr. Vet, US Navy, Cmdr. Career - 26 yrs. (Also Korea) 1-11-2016 Arlington Natl Cem
BULL, John E. Vet, US Army SFC. 1972-1987 ~ ~
BURCH, Gilbert L.  Vet, US Air Force, Sgt. Career (Also WWII and Korea) 1978 Sherman
CALABRESE, Anthony Vet, USMC, Sgt. 1964-1968 and Natl Guard for 20 yrs. 8-23-2015 Mt. Olivet
CARLSON, Charles E.  Vet, US Army 10-30-2001 Westfield/Portland
CARR, Gerald KIA, US Army, Trp. K 11th Armed Cav. Regt, SP4. Purple Heart, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster 2-7-1969 Quincy
CHASE, Thomas M Vet, US Air Force 1-5-1985 Fluvanna
COLLINS Norman R. Vet, US Air Force 8-26-1991 Grant
COLT, Dennis LeRoy Vet, US Air Force. 1968-1970 10-14-2015 Portland Evergreen
COMSTOCK, Bruce D. Vet, US Air Force 12-31-2010 Holy Sepulchre
CONNORS, James Daniel Vet, US Navy cryptographer at NSA 5-24-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
COSTLOW, James A. Vet, US Army 1-11-2018 Unnamed Cem, this site
CRAWFORD, Curtis E KIA, USMC, Co G, 2nd Bn, 3rd Div, Cpl, Killed in Quang Tri Province while attempting to rescue a wounded marine. Silver Star, Purple Heart. Panel 15E Line 115 of the Vet,erans Memorial Wall. 2-28-1967 St. Hedwig
CROWELL, Joseph H. Vet, ~ 1-22-2003 Evergreen Sinclairsville
DANER, Thomas L. Vet, US Navy 2-24-2007 Lake View
DEBECK, David J Vet, US Army, SP4 6-1-1999 St. Hedwig
DELAHOY, Dana Robert Vet, US Army, Heavy Equip. Operator 2-22-2014 Unnamed, this site
DELAHOY, Keith A.  Vet, US Army, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart 4-11-2015 Valley View
DELELLIS, Gary F. Sr. Vet, US Navy aboard USS Trippe 5-12-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
DIDOMENICO, Stephen A. Vet, US Army 2-17-2007 Sunset Hill
DOREMUS, Gary Vet, USMC 12-30-2015 Mt Olivet
DRAKE, Duane A. [Buckwheat] Vet, US Army 9-6-2015 Bath Natl Cem, Bath NY
DUNMORE, Asa Vet, US Navy ~ Maple Grove, Ashville
EIDEN, James R. Vet, US Navy 1-27-2018 Unnamed Cem, this site
ENGSTROM, Harold L. Vet, US Army 12-4-2007 Holland
FOSTER, Richard E.   Vet, US Air Force, S/Sgt 4-01-1977 Clymer
FOX, Tommy Lee Vet, US Army - 7 medals 1-4-2014 Unnamed, this site
FRONTUTO, Gerald Vet, US Army and Navy. Purple Heart, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.  2-6-2017 Forestville
FULLER, Glenn Vet, US Army, Sp4 3-21-1982 Sherman
FURMAN, Donald E. Jr. Vet, US Army 12-21-2005 Holy Sepulchre
FYE, Ervin E.  Vet, 3 tours 4-3-2003 Lake View
GAURA, Patrick Vet, US Army, Capt 5-29-2001 St. Hedwig
GIFFORD, Mark T Vet, US Air Force SSgt 2-8-2001 Bemis Point
GREEN, Elwin David Vet, US Army 09-29-2009 Cherry Creek
GRIMES, John Steven Vet, US Air Force 10-5-2016 Unnamed, this site
HALLMARK, William E. Vet, US Marine Corps, Cpl 5-13-1972 Forestville/Pioneer
HARDENBURG, Kenneth Martin [Martie].  Vet, US Army Reserves.  2-7-2018 Mayville
HENDRICKSON, Alvin Leroy, Sr. Vet, US Army. 1968-1970 11-23-2016 Unnamed, this site
HENRY, Bryan W  Vet, US Navy 4-15-2001 Lake View
HIGGINBOTHAM, John L. Vet, US Army 8-13-1982 Sherman
HOGENBOOM, Dennis N. KIA, US Army 6-6-1970 Holland
HOWARD, Douglas W. Vet, US Army, SP4 2-22-1974 Villenova
HOWLETT, Thomas B. Sr. [Buzz] Vet, USMC, Pvt.  4-28-2017 Forestville
INGERSON, Charles D Vet, US Army, SP4 6-4-1974 Fluvanna
JAGODA, Jeffry W. Vet, US Army. 1966-1968 4-15-2017 St. Mary
JAQUITH, Francis G.  Vet, US Navy, AEM/2 Petty Officer  1976 Cutting Cem
JOHNSON, Gregory W. Vet, US Army, SFC. 1964-1974. Special Forces, two tours 11-7-2015 Maple Grove, Frewsburg
JOHNSON, Westley F. Jr. Vet, US Army 1964-1966 and Natl Guard 1972 1998. 5-14-2015 Fluvanna
KAHABKA, John Vet, US Army 5-27-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
KATZENBERGER, Eugene L. Vet, Vet, US Army 4-1-2008 Allen
KLEIN, Daniel Otto Vet, US AirForce Munitions specialist. 5-29-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
KOHLEPP, Ralph H Vet, US Army 3-6-2015 Unnamed, this site
KUCMIERZ, Eugene C Vet, US Marine Corps, Cpl 9-15-1988 St. Hyacinth
KUM, Gary A Sr. Vet, US Marine Corps 4-8-2000 Old Stockton Evergreen
KUM, Gary A Sr. Vet, US Marine Corps 4-8-2000 Pine Hill
KUZIORA, Edward Joseph Jr. Vet, US Navy 1970-1972 11-14-2010 St. Hedwig
LAMB, Steven M. Vet, US Army 4-3-2000 Sunset Hill
LANG, Ricky J. Vet, USMC 1-25-2015 Chautauqua
LANPHERE, Gordon E.  Vet, US Army, Sgt. 1966-1968 ~ ~
LANPHERE, Harold Allen Vet, US Army, S5. 1969-1971 ~ ~
LAWTON, Walter C. Jr. Vet, US Army 9-2-2015 Glenwood
LINDAHL, Dale E. Vet, Vet, US Navy 09-18-2009 Dewiittville
LINN, Daniel B. Vet, US Army. 1971-1972 12-30-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
LISCIANDRIO, Joseph C  Vet, US Army 12-8-2000 Holy Sepulchre
LOEWER, Richard Allen Vet, US Air Force, MSgt. Career (Also WWII and Korea) 8-31-2001 Sunset Hill
LONG, Dale F. Vet, US Air Force 3-22-2016 Bentley
LORE, John R.  Vet, US Army. 12-7-2016 St. Paul of the Cross, Dayton NY
LUCE, Robert M. Vet, US Army 10-28-2007 Sunset Hill
LYNDE, Nelson M. III Vet, US Air Force, Capt. West Point Grad. (Also Korea) 3-31-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
MARDANA, Daniel A Vet, US Marine Corps,1966-69; US Army, 1975-78 5-6-2015 Unnamed, this site
MARTIN, John D. Vet, US Army 11-18-2003 Sunset Hill
MARVIN, Roy James Vet, US Army. 1967-68 12-8-2016 Unnamed, this site
MATEY, Dennis R. Vet, US Army, Military Police. 1960-1980. Three tours in Vietnam. 1-15-2016 Unnamed, this site
MCCOY, Beverly A. (Vogt) Vet, US Navy (1958-60) 10-20-2016 Webster Road
MCMASTER, William John Vet, US Navy. Retired from a 30-year career as Master CPO 01-25-2014 Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder NV
MCNAMARA, Jichael John Vet, US Navy, Seabee. Chu Lai 1969-1970. 11-6-2016 Mt. Olivet
MCNEIGHT, Harry D. Vet, Korean and Vet, 6-25-1973 Cassadaga
MCQUEEN, William Alton Vet, US Army, Pfc. 1960-1962 ~ ~
MESSINA, Carl R. Vet, US Navy 6-22-2015 Holy Sepulchre
MEYERS, Bruce Edward Vet, US Army, Sgt 3-4-2009 Villenova
MINNICH, Dennis H. Vet, ~ 9-13-1995 Evergreen Sinclairsville
MLECZKO, John P Vet, USMC, S/Sgt. 1963-1968. Served at the Saigon Embassy 3-2-2017 St. Hyacinth
MONAHAN, Raymond A. Vet, US Navy aboard the USS Independence. 1969-1974. 12-29-2016 Unnamed, this site
MOTT, John James Vet, US Army, Corp of Engrs, Lt. Col. Career (Also WW II and Korea) 4-29-1972 St. James, Westfield
NELSON, Ethelyn C. Vet, US Navy, Lt Cmdr. 23 year-career. (WW II, Korea, and Vietnam) 12-17-2015 Lake View
NELSON, Lloyd E. Jr. Vet, US Army 10-22-2010 Sunset Hill
NELSON, Miner Theodore Vet, Co B 108th Inf, Pvt. 6-5-1962 Sunset Hill
NEWTON, Larry R. Vet, US Amy, Sgt. 12-30-2016 Holy Sepulchre
NICHOLS, Terry L. Vet, US Navy. 1966-1970 9-7-2016 Westfield
OBERG, John A. Vet, US Air Force, Sgt. Field System Specialist. 1966-1970 2-1-2018 Sunset Hill
OLSON, Ronald L. Vet, US Army ~ Sunset Hill
OLSON, Wayne E. Vet, US Army, 25th Inf 8-14-2015 Unnamed, this site
PARKER, Peter T. Vet, US Army, 4th inf Div, Helicopter Pilot. Died of Agent Orange-related illness. 5-3-2017 Glenwood
PERUE, Terance L Vet, US Army, MP 4-3-2000 Portland Evergreen
PETERSON, Rexford W. Vet, US Army, Pfc 4-11-1999 Cutting Cem
POSEY, Ronald C. Vet, US Navy, MU2 1-7-1997 Fentonville
RADOMSKI, Roman Chester Vet, US Air Force, M/Sgt. 12-19-2003 St. Matthias
RAK, Edward J. II Vet, US Army 2-28-2018 Unnamed Cem, this site
REDMOND, Joseph C. Jr. Vet, US Army, Pfc 1961-1964 9-15-2010 Villenova
RHODES, Alvin E Vet, US Army, Cpl 12-10-1990 Fluvanna
RICHTER, Timothy Paul Vet, US Army, SP5 10-10-1987 Villenova
ROSS, Gary Burnell Vet, US Air Force, 2/Lt, 1976-1982 ~ ~
ROTHWELL, Vincent L. Vet, re-entered the army in 1957 as a chaplain, served 22 yrs - one tour in Vietnam in 1968. Retired as Senior Chaplain, Lt. Col. (Also WW II and Korea) 6-1-2016 Dewittville
RUSSELL, Dennis C. Vet, US Air Force 3-26-2017 Donated body
SALETTA, Richard J. Vet, US Air Force, 4 years.  3-18-2017 Mount Carmel
SALGADO, Rafael C. Vet, US Navy aboard USS Intrepid 3-4-2017 Unnamed Cem, this site
SERCU, Ronald J. Sr. Vet, US Army 1-15-2007 Villenova
SHARP, Jesse Vet, US Army, MSgt. 30 yrs. (Also WW II and Kores)  8-20-2003 Villenova
SHERMAN, Dale J. Vet, US Army, SFC. 20-year career. (WW II, Korea, Vietnam) 1-15-2013 Westfield-Portland Union
SMITH, Bonnie C (Maternowski) Vet, US Navy, AK3 12-5-2007 St. Hedwig
SNOW, Fred E. Vet, USMC, 1960-1964 8-18-2015 Portland Evergreen
SOSINSKI, Raymond H Vet, US Army, S/Sgt (Also Korea) 3-1-1983 St. Hedwig
STAHL, Milton E. Jr. Vet, US Navy 10-29-1998 Maple Grove, Ashville
STANTON, Earl D. Vet, US Army 2-20-2018 Maple Grove, Frewsburg
STEPP, LeRoy Wayne Sr. [Lee] Vet, US Army, 82nd and 101st Airborne, Sgt 11-27-2015 Unnamed, this site
STOW, John Lewis Vet, 7th Engr Bn IMAR Div, Pfc. Purple Heart. 2-13-1968 Maple Grove, Ashville
TELLINGHUISEN, Edward DeBelt Vet, US Air Force, S/Sgt (Korea and Vietnam) ~ ~
TELLINGHUISEN, Richard H. Vet, (Korea and Vietnam) 4-6-1989 Busti
THAYER, Dale Raymond Vet, US Army 12-21-2015 Portland Evergreen
THOMPSON, Charles Homer Vet, US Army ~ ~
TRACY, Brian Russell Vet, US Marine Corps, 1968-1972 11-4-2015 Unnamed, this site
TYCZKOWSKI, Patrick William Vet, US Army 9-18-2015 Unnamed, this site
VICTOR, Richard C. Vet, US Army 87th Transport, Sp4 4-21-2017 Holy Trinity
VOGLE, Charles Clair Vet, US Army 12-29-2013 Unnamed, this site
WACLAWSKI, Esther D. Vet, US Marine Corps, 1st Sgt Career (Also WW II and Korea) 10-2-2009 St. Hedwig
WALKER, Richard Allen [Baldy] Vet, US Army. 1969-1971 2-1-2018 Union, Stockton
WALROD, George H. Vet, US Air Force 6-4-2015 Bemis Point
WHITNEY, Ralph I. Vet, US Army 5-9-2016 Unnamed Cem, this site
WICK, Raymond Arthur Vet, US Navy (Korea and Vietnam) 11-13-1984 Barrancas National Cemetery
WIDRIG, Dale G. Vet, US Army, S/Sgt. Purple Heart 1995 Blockville Union
WILLIAMS, George A. Vet, US Navy, 1963-1967 01-05-2014 Randolph Cem, Catt Co
WINKLEMAN, George Vet, ~ 5-1982 East Ripley
WION, William E, Jr. Vet, US Army 2-18-2018 Pine Hill
WOLFE, K. Richard [Wolfie] Vet, US Navy 9-25-2005 Fluvanna
WRIGHT, Edwin A [Rick] Vet, US Marine Corps, Cpl 3-15-2015 Fluvanna
ZIEBERT, Ernest E. Vet, US Army, Purple Heart. 1967-1969 12-28-2016 Unnamed, this site
BRIDENBAKER, Patrick Georges Raymond KIA, US Army, 92nd Engr Bn, 41st Engr Co, E4 7-5-1967 Greenwood, Stockton
ARMELE, Salvatore [Sam] Vet, US Army, 1962-1964 3-8-2018 Lake View
HARRIS, Kenneth D. Vet, US Army, 1972-1975, Bangkok Thailand 3-3-2018 Unnamed
ERICK, Barry A. Vet, US Navy aboard the USS Independence, ETN2 3-24-2018 Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas PA
BREWER, Richard K. Sr. Vet, USMC. 1958-1968 3-23-2018 Unnamed
BEVAQUA, James Vet, US Air Force 1964-1968. 4-16-2018 Unnamed
BAIDEME, Thomas M. Vet, US Air Force. 4-22-2018 Unnamed
SPUNAUGLE, James L. Vet, USMC. 1969-1970 4-21-2018 Lake View
BEVAQUA, James Vet, US Air Force 1964-1968. 4-16-2018 Unnamed
BAIDEME, Thomas M. Vet, US Air Force. 4-22-2018 Unnamed
SPUNAUGLE, James L. Vet, USMC. 1969-1970 4-21-2018 Lake View
SWANSON, Randall L. Vet, USMC 1966-1968 6-20-2016 Riverside, Kennedy
BROWN, Leonard James Vet, US Army , SP4. 1966-1969 6-29-2017 Quincy
ANDERSON, Lee Mellor Vet, US Navy 5-3-2017 Unnamed
BADGLEY, Michael E. Jr. Vet, US Army. 1971-1972 6-11-2017 Unnamed
ZINDLER, Dean M. US Army. SP4 9-8-2005 Levant

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