Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America

“No One Does More for Veterans

CC: John Oles

SVC:Bert Marohl

JVC:Ed Moore

OD:Norm Plummer

Chaplain: Steve Doerr

To our comrades of the United States Armed Forces, that answered the final call.

May they rest in peace and forever be remembered  by their comrades.

Heavenly Father, we commemorate those among Thy servants who have been called to thy bosom in the land of light. We pray that Thy mercy and justice have made right their human failings and faults. We pray that whatever justice was denied them in this vale of tears have been granted them a hundredfold. We pray that whatever comforts they were denied in this life, whatever evil they endured, may now redound to their everlasting happiness. We are thankful for their companionship and association in this life. By their efforts we are assured security and strength. Because they served well, we are proud to call them our own. We ask that, following in their footsteps, we may continue in Thy service until Thy summons comes. Then, in the knowledge that we have striven to observe Thy councils and precepts, may we judged worthy to be united with them and with Thee forever in heaven. Amen.

Comrades in St Mary’s

The following Veterans died in service to their country while stationed at

Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base 

 TSGT Jack A Hawley, Wakeman, OH., 10 April 1970             

SSGT James A. Howard, Denver, CO., 10 April 1970

A1C Andrew C. McCartney, Lakewood, OH., 10 April 1970  

SSGT Alfred N. Potter, Forest Grove, OR., 10 April 1970

SGT John Charles Rose, Bloomfield, NJ., 10 April 1970            

TSGT Frank D. Ryan, Jr., Mercer Island, WA., 10 April 1970

SSGT Edward W. Strain, Myrtle Beach, SC., 10 April 1970      

TSGT Roy Walker, Albuquerque, NM., 10 April 1970

A1C Thomas L. Waterman, Roanoke, VA., 10 April 1970

Glenn R. Woods, TSgt, USAF, Active Duty, Aug 14, 1969

James R. Weisler, Sgt, USAF, Active Duty, Oct 2, 1969

Michael D. James, A1C, USAF, Active Duty, Jan 9, 1970

Richard D. Milton, USAF, TSgt, Active Duty, 7 April 1972

Harry O. Betchel, MSgt, USAF- Active Duty, Dec 8, 1974

 The following Veterans are interred in Cemeteries and

Temples in the Udorn Area.

 Elmer Lynch, USAF, Dec 2, 1927 - Mar 12, 1976

Richard "Jack" Ryan, USAF, Aug 3, 1921 - Aug 16, 1984

Joseph Roberson, USAF, Dec. 5, 1931 - Nov. 27, 1986

David L. Foster, USAF, Aug 24, 1932 - July 14, 1987

Edward R. Post, USAF, Jan 6, 1935 - Nov 29, 1991

Kenneth J. Willsey, USAF, June 5, 1932 - May 31, 1992

Alan D. Thacker, USAF, Sept 11, 1935 - May 15, 1993

John R. Croul, USA , Sept 28, 1920 - June 16, 1993

George E. Doran Jr., USA , Aug 11, 1920 - Dec 26, 1993

Charles A. Sylakowski, USAF, June 27, 1933 - Nov 13, 1995

Harry D. Ried, USAF, July 16, 1931 - Dec 28, 1995

Thomas Kundred, USA, 1997

John W. Franklin, USAF, 12 Jan 1933 -  22 July 2002

Walter Mitchell, USAF, 18 Jun 1922 - 15 Sept 2002

Ray Brown, USAF, 16 Apr 1935 - 17 April 2003

John Burton, 24 Nov 1920 - May 19 2003

John Turco, USA , 14 Jan 1929 - 6 November 2004

Dick R. Riner, USAF, 5 Oct 1930 - 6 May 2005

Gary D.Dickerson, U.S. Army, 3 Apr 1947 - Dec. 17, 2005

Thomas Gerry Wright, 11 Nov 1957 - Jan. 4, 2006

Joe W. Cowan, 23 Dec 1946 - 25 May 2006

Harold L. Thomson, USAF, 17 Oct 1931 - 18 JUL 2006

Vernon Martindale, Coast Guard, 5 Feb 1943 - 15 Oct 2006

Edmund G. Hughes, USA, 3 Apr 1933 - 5 May 2007  

Arnie Olsen, USAF, 16 May 1947 - 14 Apr 2008

Gary Brokos, 21 Feb 1935 - March 12, 2009

Alvin J. Shierrey, US Navy, 18 Feb 1936 - August 11, 2009

Leroy Wilson, Army, 4 Mar 1928 - 19 Feb 2011

      Albert C. Malihiot, USAF, 2 Aug 1934 - 22 Nov 2011

John T. Pough, USAF, 5 Mar 1929 - 24 Mar 2012

Harry James Colello ,US NAVY, 17 Dec 1921 - 8 Jun 2012   

Clarence R. Tucker, USAF, 17 Aug 1928 - 7 Feb 2013

Larry L. Greenhalgh, USAF, 4 Jan 1939 - 14 Apr 2013

Earl D. Alphin, USAF, 7 Jun 1934 - 9 Jun 2014

Kermite D. Wages, USAF, 1 MAY 1935 - 20 Dec 2014

Thomas B. Smith, USAF, 14 Jan 1933 - 25 Dec 2014

Forest A. Williams, US ARMY, 8 Jun 1925 - 30 Nov 2015

Michael L. Balmer, USAF, 15 May 1945 - 29 Feb 2016

Rito Navarro, USMC, 19 Oct 1960 - 19 Mar 2016

John B. Ogden, USAF, 29 Dec 1946 - 10 Sep 2016

Robert R. Wilson, USAF, USA, 27 Jul 1946- 7 Mar 2017

Kent H. Staheli, 11 Oct 1951 - 11 Jun 2017

Larry L. Hughes, 7 Dec 1940 - 12 Sep 2017