Veterans Recognition

November 10, 2020

Veterans Day – November 11 (originally Armistice Day in 1918, renamed Veterans Day in 1954) The term "veteran" means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.

Cecil Bodine (Lucky) Date of service January 15 1964 to January 14 1966. War served in- Vietnam War. Branch of service- United States Army

John Cullifer US Army Enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1983-1992. Reenlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard from 2006-2012. Deployed to Iraq 2009-2010, attached to the 3-319/82nd Airborne. Served in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as a military policeman. Earned several awards. Retired and now is a writer and historian on early Missouri history and Missouri's involvement in several military engagements including the US Civil War

J. David Hoffman Army 1987-1991 M1A1 Tanker Desert Storm/Desert Shield

Greg Lloyd Marine

Bill McKinney Vietnam Served: 1962-66 US Navy

Delbert “Merle” Woody joined the Army in 1968 and served until 1971. He was active in Vietnam from 1969-1970 & served in Germany from 1970-1971. He was ranked E-5.

Bob Mitchell 1962-1965, U.S. Army, Vietnam War

Dale Morgan Veteran of Korean War, Corporal U.S. Army 1952-1954

Cherylene Ramos, USMC

Juan Ramos, USMC

Kenneth L. Shumard E-5 Sergeant In the U.S Army Vietnam War February 1971-February 1973

Private First Class Raven Thornton 1st year serving in the United States Army as a Calvary Scout

Marvin L. Wood 1950-1954 U.S. Air Force National Defense Korean War

Clyde Ruffner

John Sullivan

Joe Peck

Lloyd Miller

Monroe County Veteran Members of the American Legion Post 221:

Bates, Richard Blakemore, Philip Brazeale, Charles Bryan, Donald
Byars, Gerald Carter, Gene Castleman, Larry Cullom, William

Degraff, John Deornellas, Dallas Dowell, Keith Ekedahl, Gordon

Fields, Edward Fleming, William Gallop, Raymond Gilmore, John

Gonzalez, Richardo Gossett, Forrest Grager, William Gruber, Bill

Hartgrove, Eddie Kiethline, David Light, Ron Long, Gerald

Marshall, Jack McCameron, Terry McGinness, Charles Miller, Alvin

Miller, Marion Miller, William Mitchell, Robert Morgan, Dale

Norris, Andrew Painter, Ronnie Peck, Joe Peterson, Michael

Purdy, Orval Ragsdale, Benjamin Rosenburg, Michael Sims, James

Sladek, Robert Threlkeld, Edward Threlkeld, Tom Turnbough, Ronald

Wade, Victor Ware, Max Wheeler, Roy Wilkerson, Dwain

Wilson, Harold Wilson, Michael Wood, Tim

Veterans Spotlight Sponsored by: Miller’s Bar & Grill; Regional Missouri Bank; F&M Bank & Trust; Meyer Implement; Saint Avenue’s Bank; Sandy Lanier, Ralls County Clerk; Ralls County Mutual Insurance; LaCrosse Lumber Co; Bienhoff Funeral Homes; Ralls County Commemorative Coins; Ralls County Health Department; Ralls County Electric Cooperative; LaRue Insurance Agency; JC Collision Repair; James O’Donnell Funeral Home; Gossmann Masonry L.L.C.; Midwest Railroad; Consolidated Electric Coop; Fischer Body Shop. Thanks for honoring our Veterans!!

Wartime Periods To Decide Eligibility For VA Pension Benefits:

 Mexican Border period (May 9, 1916, to April 5, 1917, for Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or in adjacent waters)

 World War I (April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918)

 World War II (December 7, 1941, to December 31, 1946)

 Korean conflict (June 27, 1950, to January 31, 1955)

 Vietnam War era (February 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. August 5,
1964, to May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served outside the Republic of Vietnam.)

 Gulf War (August 2, 1990, through a future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation)



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