By: Sandra Thompson Memorial Day, formerly known as “Decoration Day” was started to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action. Each year the Alabama Veterans Museum holds a ceremony to remember our fallen brothers and sisters in the year since the last Memorial Day. This year, in addition to our guest speaker and our laying of the wreaths ceremony, we would like to honor each veteran individually with a picture and information about their military service. The following is a list of heroes who have passed since last Memorial Day. While we do have information on some of the individuals, we are seeking military information such as branch of service, picture of individual in uniform, dates of service, campaign information, and any medals/awards. We are also updating our archive database, so any information will be appreciated. Also, if there is someone that you know of who has passed and they are not on this list please let me know. Anthony Lawrence Allen Dr. Larry Clinton Atha Charles Stevenson Ball Felix Edward Bates Joel Andrew Beasley Jack Blalock William Edward Blevins Jack Bowers Bernard Lynn Bridges Walter David Brooks Jr. Charles Randolph Chittam Christopher Wayne Cockrell Robert Collier Hubert Lee Crow Jr. Earl W. Davis Kenneth William Davis Jr. Richard "Dick" DiLulo Michael Anthony Dollar Odie Duggar George William Fetter Jim "Bo" Fletcher Larry Leo George Garland Tony Gibson Charles Edward Gilliam James D. Girdley Dr. Frank McDonald Graham Carl Edward Hall Billy Neal Hammond Jack Edward Harris Harold B. Holt Wayne Hovis James Bradley Johnson Roger Nolan Kyer Vallie F. LePre Jimmy Harold Lewis Mark Edward Litzenberg Roy Wayne Long Thomas Wilson Lovell Jack Hansen Manry Robert Joseph Mans Larry Michael McCurry William Ronald Meadows William Grady Mitchell Gerald Lee Morris William Nance David Lee Norton Elbert Leroy Owen James Garland "Nick" Patterson Cecil Reese George Edward Richardson Phillip Dale Rooker Harold Lawson Ryan Edward L. Sandlin James Fennel Sandlin Jr. Gerard Joseph Sansone James Wesley Sasser Ned Ray Sloan Leonard Smith David Earl Snoddy James L. Stewart Robert Glen Strong James (J.D.) Swanner Newton "Bo" Tillen Randall Dean Tribble Lawrence McDaniel White Clifford Wilford James Edward Wilson Robert Stewart Wilson Clifton Edward Zirbel Information can be sent by mail to The Alabama Veterans Museum, PO Box 1500, Athens, AL 35612 or emailed to or brought to the museum at 100 W. Pryor St. in Athens. Our program will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 11:00 a.m. at the Limestone County Event Center. Please join us in honoring our fallen heroes. Questions may be directed to Sandy Thompson at 256-771-7578. By: Sandra Thompson, Director, Alabama Veterans’ Museum

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