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West Seneca Veterans Committee

                                                 



    Honoring West Seneca Residents Who Gave Their All Defending Our Country



    Their sacrifice must never be forgotten






     World War I
    1914 - 1918

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.


We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

    Major John McCrae




World War I Victory Ribbon


West Seneca Residents

Joseph A. Gebhard                Burt D. Hakes                Louis Henderson
Frank H. Hilton                Louis Humbert                William N. Mader
Fred W. Moll                John C.Rohauer                Arthur L. Schlosser
Franklin P. Wesp                                    



No commander was ever privileged to lead a finer force; no commander ever derived greater inspiration from the performance of his troops.

    General John J. Pershing - American Expeditionary Forces







     World War II
    1939 - 1945

Remember that our freedom has been bought and paid for by the lives of others that few of us actually knew. They came from all walks of life and different regions of our country - - brave servicemen and women with diverse religions, skin colors, and economic conditions, but they all had that one thing in common - love and loyalty to country





World War II Victory Ribbon
            

American Campaign Ribbon
            

European-African-Middle East Campaign Ribbon
            

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon


West Seneca Residents

Karl W. Archer                Carl G. Bailey                Charles P. Becker
Clement Berger                Carl J. Bolas                Bernard V. Baumgarten
William E. Burden                T. Julian Campbell                Robert F. Conley
Richard J. Connolly                Harvey S. Dellwandt                Vito J. Dibello
Joseph E. Doll                Peter J. Donlon                Carl N. Dubke
Arthur C. Eber                Robert E. Hamm                George H. Huber
Edward A. Gilmour                Clarence F. Jerge                Joseph F. Kehrer
John E. Kester                Franklin R. Krohn                Donald M. Leilich
George J. Mayer                Chester J. Metz                Carl E. Mikesell
Daniel B. Nazzarett                Alexander Poulsen                Raymond J. Rausch
Frederick C. Roth                Floyd C. Smith                Richard Smith
John R. Spoor           John N. Tagliaferro                     Harry C. Weber
Vincent Yecker                              



You know there is a saying
That sunshine follows rain,
And sure enough you'll realise
That joy will follow pain;
Let courage be your password
Make fortitude your guide,
And then instead of grousing
Remember those who died.

    Unknown WWII POW


When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today

    Unknown







     Korean War
    1950 - 1953

They told us, "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it."

So we fought in the mountains on Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon.

So we froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun.

At times, were greatly outnumbered but we still fought on and many of us gave our lives for Freedom ... for Justice ... and for Peace

    In Memory of all Korean War Veterans




Korean Service Ribbon
            

United Nations Service Ribbon
            


West Seneca Residents

Paul A. Dixon               Harold E. Erhardt                James J. McGrath
William "Billy" Wagner                Raymond E. Wirth



Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.








     Vietnam War
    1955 - 1975

The clouds seem to say
we do not belong here
They are long and thin
like cotton candy going
on a paper cone
Sometimes vanilla, orange
or cherry
Our own sunset wait
for us at home

    Sp4 Stephen R. Hatch - Camp Eagle, Vietnam




Vietnam Service Ribbon


West Seneca Residents

Rodger J. Beiter                John J. Bialkowski                Peter R. Bossman
Thomas G. Henson                Wayne D. Karn                Paul J. Kronthaler
Francis G. Monin                Melvin J. Owczarczak                Robert E. Rausch
Edward A. Rozell                Daniel A. Widomski                Charles C. Wilcox
Fred C. Zimpfer                Stephen J. Boryszewski                Robert A. Sterlace





The longest war is over
Or so they say
Again
But I can still hear the gunfire
every night
From my bed
The longest nightmare
Never seems to
Ever
Quite come
To
An end
    Pfc Jan Berry



We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.

    President Lyndon Johnson - October 1964


I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.

    General William C. Westmoreland - U.S. Army







     Operation Iraqi Freedom
    2003 - 2011





Iraq Campaign Ribbon


West Seneca Residents

David Roustum                Daniel J. Shaw                 



I don't see how you can lead this country to succeed in Iraq if you say wrong war, wrong time, wrong place. What message does that send our troops? What message does that send to our allies? What message does that send the Iraqis?

    President George W. Bush


We got rid of a terrible dictator. We gave the Iraqi people an opportunity for a new life under a representative form of government.

    General Colin Powell







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