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Medina County Vietnam Veterans Tribute


A Tribute to Our Fallen Comrades
"Sons and Brothers,
Friends and Fathers,
Loved in Life,
Lost In Strife,
Remembered Forever."

Capt. Theodore P. Neura, United States Air Force
Date of Birth:  May 1, 1932
Attended Brunswick High School and Auburn University
Home of Record:  Brunswick Township
Entered Service:  September 1959
Served with the Military Air Assistance Group, Military Assistance Command, Republic of South Vietnam.  Died in the Mekong Delta Area, Vietnam, December 12, 1963.
Awarded:  The Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Pilot Wings, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    




ATN3 Thomas L. Plants, United States Navy
Date of Birth:  May 11, 1940
Attended Medina High School
Home of Record:  Medina City
Entered Service:  November 1961
Served with Electronic Support Group, U.S.S. Midway.  Died in the South China Sea, Vietnam, June 2, 1965.  
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal for Valor, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    





 
PFC Patrick T. Mooney, United States Army
Date of Birth:  February 14, 1947
Attended Brunswick High School
Home of Record:  Brunswick City
Entered Service:  October 1965
Served with the 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam.  Died in Phan Rang, Vietnam, June 20, 1966.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Paratrooper Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    

 




PFC Clarence A. Mooney, United States Army
Date of Birth:  November 8, 1944
Attended Logan High School,  West Virginia
Home of Record:  Medina City
Entered Service:  June 1966
Served with the 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died in DaNang, Vietnam, March 16, 1967.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








SP4 Darrell L. Reid, United States Army
Date of Birth:  November 14, 1946
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  May 10, 1966
Served with C Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died in Binh Phoc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, August 20, 1967.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








LCPL Richard O. Fisher, United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:  February 14, 1948
Attended Cloverleaf High School
Home of Record:  Lodi City
Entered Service:  July 1966
Served with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Vietnam.  Died in the DMZ Area, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








PFC Walter Sauer, Jr., United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:  July 20, 1947
Attended Revere High School, Richfield
Home of Record:  Hinckley Township
Entered Service:  October 1966
Served with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Vietnam.  Died in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, September 21, 1967.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Military Merit Medal for Valor,  National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








SGT Robert E. Bowman, United States Army
Date of Birth:  April 26, 1947
Attended:  Highland High School
Home of Record:  Sharon Township
Entered Service:  September 1966
Served with the 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died near the Cambodian border, Vietnam, January 2, 1968.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








CPL Paul J. Bachman, United States Army
Date of Birth:  November 5, 1947
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  May 1967
Served with the 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam.  Died in Saigon area, Vietnam, February 6, 1968.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.










LCPL Daniel K. Christian, United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:  September 9, 1946
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  January 1966
Served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Vietnam.  Died in DaNang, Vietnam, April 16, 1968.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







PFC Paul O. Harmon, Jr., United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:  February 14, 1949
Attended Cloverleaf High School
Home of Record:  Lafayette Township
Entered Service:  June 8, 1967
Served with I Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Vietnam.  Died in Dong Ha, Vietnam, May 31, 1968.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Vietnamese Military Merit Medal for Valor, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    






SGT Thomas V. Blakeslee, United States Army
Date of Birth:  June 9, 1947
Attended Medina High School
Home of Record:  Medina City
Entered Service:  July 3, 1967
Served with D Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died in DaNang, Vietnam, December 2, 1968.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







SP4 Russel H. Hewit, Jr., United States Army
Date of Birth:  March 27, 1943
Attended Cloverleaf High School and Ashland College
Home of Record:  Guilford Township
Entered Service:  May 1968
Served with D Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.  Died in Pleiku, Vietnam, January 21, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








SGT Charles E. Schoolcraft, United States Army
Date of Birth:  May 23, 1941
Attended Eagle High School, West Virginia
Home of Record:  Hinckley Township
Entered Service:  June 1962
Served with Battery A, 51st Mortar Battalion, 22nd Artillery Regiment, 1st Field Force, Vietnam.  Died in Pleiku, Vietnam, February 17, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







2ND LT David C. Ferguson, United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:  June 19, 1947
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  June 1967
Served with C Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Vietnam.  Died near the Laotian border, March 5, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







PFC David A. Mitchell, United States Army
Date of Birth:  December 6, 1949
Attended:  Central High School, West Virginia
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  January 1968
Served with E Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division, Vietnam.  Died in Saigon, Vietnam, March 17, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








LCPL James H. Huff, United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:  June 2, 1948
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  September 1967
Served with Forward Observer Company, 5th Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Vietnam.  Died in DaNang, Vietnam, April 3, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    








SGT Harry M. Trammell, United States Army
Date of Birth:  January 4, 1950
Attended Brunswick High School
Home of Record:  Brunswick City
Entered Service:  May 1967
Served with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died in Binh Tuong Province, Vietnam, May 22, 1969.
Awarded:  The Silver Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.









SGT James P. Duffy, Jr., United States Army
Date of Birth:  June 26, 1948
Attended Brunswick High School
Home of Record:  Brunswick Township
Entered Service:  May 1968
Served with 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died near the Cambodian border, Vietnam, May 25, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







SGT Jack Hatfield, United States Army
Date of Birth:  January 28, 1950
Attended Brunswick High School
Home of Record:  York Township
Entered Service:  June 1968
Served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died in DaNang, Vietnam, June, 5, 1969.
Awarded:  The Silver Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Air Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







PFC Jerome P. Zindle, United States Army
Date of Birth:  April 16, 1945
Attended Highland High School
Home of Record:  Granger Township
Entered Service:  March 1968
Served with Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.  Died in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, June 22, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







CPL Ronald L. Van Duzer, United States Army
Date of Birth:  September 17, 1947
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  February 1968
Served with 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Battalion, First Cavalry Division, Americal, Vietnam.  Died in Tuy Thien, Vietnam, June 23, 1969.
Awarded:   The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Republic of Vietnam Military Merit Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    






PFC Ray G. Huff, United States Army
Date of Birth:  March 25, 1948
Attended Highland High School
Home of Record:  Hinckley Township
Entered Service:  January 1969
Served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam.  Died in Hue Vietnam, July 26, 1969.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Paratrooper Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







SSGT Ronald W. Gibson, United States Army
Date of Birth:  July 14, 1944
Attended Brunswick High School
Home of Record:  Brunswick Township
Entered Service:  June 1964
Served with A Company, 20th Infantry Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died near Saigon, Vietnam, November 8, 1969.
Awarded:  The Silver Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







PFC Gary E. Eicheler, United States Army
Date of Birth:  December 6, 1948
Attended Cloverleaf High School
Home of Record:  Seville Village
Entered Service:  June 1969
Served with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died in Lai Khe, Vietnam, January 3, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    






PFC James R. Clark, United States Army
Date of Birth:  November 15, 1949
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  August 1969
Served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam.  Died in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, February 18, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    







CPL Thomas E. Bewley, United States Marine Corps
Date of Birth:  March 28, 1951
Attended Brunswick High School
Home of Record:  Brunswick City
Entered Service:  April 5, 1968
Served with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Vietnam.  Died in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, February 21, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.







CPL Sidney E. Rohler, United States Army
Date of Birth:  June 30, 1949
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  November 1968
Served with Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Battalion, 250th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam.  Died in Hue, Vietnam, March 28, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    

SGT Donald R. Perkins, Jr., United States Army
Date of Birth:  January 12, 1950
Attended Wadsworth High School
Home of Record:  Wadsworth Township
Entered Service:  August 1968
Served with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Vietnam.  Died in Tay Ninh, Vietnam, April 10, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Air Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge,  National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    

CPL Frank M. Valentine, United States Army
Date of Birth:  August 30, 1946
Attended:  Buckeye High School
Home of Record:  Litchfield Township
Entered Service:  September 1969
Served with Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, Vietnam.  Died in DaNang, Vietnam, April 30, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Military Merit Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    

CAPT Alan R. Trent, United States Air Force
Date of Birth:  May 22, 1940
Attended Wadsworth High School and the U.S. Air Force Academy
Home of Record:  Wadsworth City
Entered Service:  May 1966
Served with 480th Attack Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force Command, Vietnam.  Died in Cambodia, May 13, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Air Force Pilot Wings, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    

CPL David J. Amheiser, United States Army
Date of Birth:  August 1, 1951
Attended Cloverleaf High School
Home of Record:  Harrisville Township
Entered Service:  June 29, 1969
Served with 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division, Vietnam.  Died in Vietnam, August 29, 1970.
Awarded:  The Purple Heart, Two Bronze Stars for Valor, Air Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
    

SGT Bruce W. Spring, United States Army
Date of Birth:  February 14, 1950
Attended Highland High School
Home of Record:  Sharon Township
Entered Service:  August 1968
Served with D Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam.  Died at Firebase Buttons, Vietnam, December 5, 1970.
Awarded:  The Silver Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Two Bronze Stars for Valor, Combat Infantryman's Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.


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