VIETNAM HONOR ROLL

67 Men from Washington County, Pa. made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam

Remember us - we were just kids - the most of us - not militant, not warriors, and certainly not men but trying just as hard as any can imagine to be so; just ordinary guys like you; and had we made it home we would be... standing where you stand, quiet with the thoughts you think no different - the same; just guys ...looking to be home.     W. Nickles

Remember us -
we were just kids - the most of us -
not militant, not warriors,
and certainly not men
but trying just as hard as
any can imagine to be so;
just ordinary guys
like you;
and had we made it home we would be...
standing where you stand,
quiet with the thoughts you think
no different -
the same;
just guys
...looking to be home.

W. Nickles


Name - Grade - Home - Date of Loss - Branch - Age

Allen R. Ambrogi, E5 - Finleyville - 6/7/69 - A - 20

Samuel H. Barnett, E6 - Washington - 1/21/71 - N - 30

Ronald D. Belarski, E5 - Charleroi - 8/25/70 - A - 20

Albert Brillo, Jr., E5 - Canonsburg - 11/1/67 - A - 18

Robert G. Brown, E3 - Finleyville - 3/21/66 - M - 19

Robert E. Bryant, E4 - Washington - 9/13/66 - M - 22

Joseph L. Byrne, Jr., E2 - Roscoe - 7/20/66 - M - 19

Michael W. Campos, E4 - Burgettstown - 3/26/68 - A - 22

Daniel C. Capitani, E3 - McDonald - 12/16/69 - A - 20

Michael A. Caputo, Sr., E7 - Richeyville - 11/6/69 - A - 37

Andrew P. Chamaj, E4 - Scenery Hill - 7/15/66 - N - 24

James H. Colbert, E5 - Fredericktown - 3/1/71 - A - 27

Gerald A. Coyle, E5 - Bentleyville - 5/13/75 - AF - 32

Edwin H. Curtiss, W1 - Stockdale - 10/14/70 - A - 20

Kenneth G. Cushman, E4 - Finleyville - 9/13/68 - A - 20

Dennis P. Day, E3 - Monongahela - 2/2/68 - N - 21

Donald J. Fawcett, E6 - Monongahela - 7/3/66 - A - 25

Robert G. Findley, E2 - Washington - 3/14/68 - M - 19

Floyd S. Giebell, E5 - Burgettstown - 10/31/69 - A - 22

Terry L. Gilpin, E3 - Marianna - 8/2/70 - A - 21

George E. Glenn, Jr., E4 - Marianna - 9/25/67 - M - 21

Lawrence F. Greer, E2 - Strabane - 2/2/69 - M - 19

William E. Guseman, III, E4 - Finleyville - 1/25/67 - M - 20

Walter W. Hamilton, E4 - Eighty Four - 7/26/70 - A - 20

Charles L. Harris, E6 - Marianna - 9/5/69 - A - 20

Robert K. Hice, E1 - Rea - 4/13/67 - M - 23

Lemuel Isabelle, E5 - Charleroi - 2/25/69 - A - 21

Donald W. Jacobs, O2 - McDonald - 6/11/68 - A - 22

George R. Johnson, E3 - Amity - 10/2/70 - A - 19

Michael Karpiak, Jr., E5 - Richeyville - 12/8/67 - A - 20

Joseph R. Karpy, E4 - Canonsburg - 5/4/69 - A - 22

Donald W. Keenan, E4 - Claysville - 9/1/67 - M - 18

Harry K. Latshaw, E2 - Rea - 3/6/68 - M - 18

Gary W. Leighton, E2 - Washington - 5/29/69 - M - 19

Thomas M. Lejeune, E6 - Monongahela - 6/5/72 - A - 24

Gerald J. Lynch, E6 - Donora - 5/10/70 - A - 23

Thomas R. Matty, E4 - Denbo - 12/21/67 - M - 22

David B. Matykiewicz, E4 - Washington - 5/21/71 - A - 20

Donald W. McCammon, E7 - West Alexander - 12/5/65 - A - 40

Robert A. McPherson, E3 - Canonsburg - 4/30/68 - M - 19

Joseph J. Melnyk, Jr., E3 - Burgettstown - 3/7/68 - A - 20

David R. Myers, O2 - Washington - 12/21/67 - A - 26

Louis J. Orison, E6 - Burgettstown - 2/6/68 - A - 27

John Panak, Jr., E6 - Coal Center - 8/31/68 - A - 28

Jay W. Parola, E4 - Charleroi - 10/28/68 - A - 19

Paul J. Perecko, O5 - Monongahela - 2/10/67 - A - 43

Thomas A. Preaux, E5 - Cecil - 4/26/67 - AF - 38

John L. Reagle, E3 - Centerville - 1/28/69 - A - 20

James J. Reilly, Jr., E7 - Washington - 10/10/65 - A - 39

Charles H. Richards, Jr., E3 - Canonsburg - 7/16/67 - A - 20

David L. Rizor, E2 - Washington - 10/9/65 - A - 21

John J. Rudinec, E4 - Donora - 2/21/67 - A - 22

Larry G. Salisberry, E3 - Washington - 8/2/67 - N - 21

Thomas A. Shipe, E3 - Venetia - 9/19/70 - A - 22

Robert A. Sikon, E3 - Washington - 12/26/67 - A - 18

Ray O. Simons, Jr., E4 - Avella - 1/26/68 - M - 22

John D. Slesh, Jr., E2 - Washington - 5/8/67 - M - 21

Alfred C. Springfield, Jr., E4 - Canonsburg - 11/8/67 - M - 21

Karl G. Taylor, E6 - Avella - 12/8/68 - M - 29

Harold R. Vogel, O3 - Monongahela - 6/14/68 - AF - 27

James R. Waltz, E7 - Washington - 5/13/68 - M - 39

Sherman T. Washington, E2 - Marianna - 3/31/68 - M - 20

Richard L. Windsheimer, E4 - Burgettstown - 7/30/69 - M - 28

Roland S. Zierden, E2 - Cecil - 3/28/69 - M - 20

Charles L. Zoog, E2 - Mount Pleasant - 3/6/66 - M - 22
(a later report indicates Pvt. Zoog was from Hickory)

Missing in Action:
(Listed as B.N.R. - Body Not Recovered)

James A. McEwen, O2 - Washington - 10/22/65 - AF - 24

Paul D. Urquhart, O3 - McMurray - 5/28/71 - A - 26


More about the Washington County Vietnam Memorial

The home for the Washington County Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial is in the Washington Cemetery located at 498 Park Avenue, Washington, PA, 15301. The site for the Memorial was carefully selected for its close proximity to the Veteran’s Section where hundreds of soldiers from all wars have been laid to rest.

Carved out of the hillside directly downhill of the Veteran’s Section, the setting is reminiscent of the seclusion offered to visitors at "The Wall" in Washington, DC. Here the Memorial will perpetually honor the 67 fallen sons of Washington County who made the ultimate sacrifice, "Lest We Forget".

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