Veterans tribute set Sunday in Richland

By the Tri-City HeraldNovember 7, 2013 

A Veterans Memorial Tribute starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland.

The event is sponsored by American Legion posts 34 and 115, Veterans of Foreign Wars posts 7952 and 5782, and the Washington Army National Guard Honor Guard.

The tribute honors 62 Mid-Columbia veterans who never received proper military funeral honors.

The event will include a reading of the veterans' names, a ringing of a bell with a moment of silence after each name and the rendering of military funeral honors, said Sgt. Ryan D. Homer of the Central Washington Honor Guard.

"If you want to show your support for (our) veterans or if your loved one was an honorably serving veteran, you owe it to yourself, your family and your loved one's memory to attend," he said.

Those being honored are: Albert Lester Bennett, Anthony Joseph Cancilla Jr., Donald Lee Cheney, William Greenville Clark, Donald James Cockeram, Herschel Francis Coleman, George Howell Conaway, Jimmie Ray Davidson, Richard Alfred Demarest Sr., Fred Chipman Dixon, Kenneth Maxwell Dobbins, Melvin H. Doss, Dean Thomas Ealy, Lee Elmer Ettles, Dale Rene Fancher, Bernard Lorimer Faris, Ronald Silas Ferry, Lawrence Henry Fischer, Jerry Duane Forsythe Jr., George William Fox, Ivo Edwin Gibson, Ronald Leroy Gilmour, Dorothy L. Gray, Donna Irene Gray, Margaret Lynn Gust, John Robert Hall, Jack Denis Hare Jr., Harold Lloyd Hayden, Harold James Kadinger, Paul Stanley Kay, James Edward Kilgore, John J. Lachapelle, James Nelson Latham, Frank Lipera, James Henry Liston, Richard Terry Martell, Larry Ray Martin, James Ivan McCowan, Lyle Hobart Mineer, Gary Laverne Mutum, Edward Charles Neumayer, Donald Raymond O'Neill, John Albert O'Shaughnessy, Eldon Jack Pahl, Benjamin William Rutledge Jr., Rodney Lee Samuelson, Stanford Sidney Scheibe, Elwin Ray Selz, Elmer J. Severin, Daniel Ellis Simpson, James Larry Simpson, John Wallace Sims, James Anthony Stifter, David Terrell, Duane Delbert Tulberg, Dore Earle Tyler Jr., Lawrence Gilbert Valandry, Charles K. Veverka Jr., James Henry Volkman, Robert Gwendale Watson, Steven Eugene Wheland, Carl Edward Wilder and Ted J. Wood.

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