Vietnam Veterans Honored in Ellison Bay

Around 40 people showed up at the Military Honor Circle on the grounds of the Liberty Grove Historical Society in Ellison Bay on Thursday, March 29 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day – to recognize and thank veterans who served between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 13, 1975. Vietnam-era Navy nurse Faith Murray welcomed the veterans and their families. Pastor Jim Honig of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church gave the invocation, and Bill Becker, commander of Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527, presented commemorative pins to the veterans. Sister Bay Interim Administrator Janal Suppanz sang a spirited national anthem. Photo by Jim Lundstrom.


Vietnam Veterans honored at the March 29 ceremony included:

Bill Becker, U.S. Navy

Rick Braner, U.S. Army, 1968

Garey Bies, U.S. Navy, 1969

Jeffrey Buzis, USMC, 1967-69

Gerard Butzen, ISMC, 1961-67

Bob Carney, USAF, 1962-66

David Daubner, U.S. Army, 1967-70

Bill Graf, U.S. Navy

Donald Hall, USMC, 1964-66

Chuck Hass, U.S. Army

Ken Howell, U.S. Army 1969-72

Randel Jacobson, USAF, 1973-78

Ken Kieliszewski, U.S. Army, 1968-71

Ron Klimaitis, USAF, 1965-67

Lon Kopitzke, U.S. Army, 1963-69

Tom Kowalski, U.S. Army, 1963-69

Ron Lang, USAF, 1968-72

Hugh Mulliken, U.S. Army, 1966-68

Faith Murray, U.S. Navy, 1964-67

Dan Niessen, U.S. Army, 1969-70

Barry Olson, USAF

Mike Olson, USMC, 1966-67

Denis Ott, 1966-67

Don Overby, U.S. Army, 1958-60

Tom Sadler, USAF, 1961-65

Ron Smith, USAF, 1955-59

Gary Sutherland, U.S. Army, 1958-61

James Stelle, U.S. Army, 1966-68

Lee Telfer, U.S. Army, 1966-68

Doug Van Vorous, USMC, 1961-66

Duce Weborg, U.S. Army, 1969-72

Don Sitte

Bill Lundquist

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