August 2001 Special Issue:
Big Canoe Veterans
United States Marine Corps

ALLEN, Robert O.,
Corporal E-4, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, 1962-69.

BARBER, Edward,
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1965-71, Southeast Asia.

BARBER, William F.,
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, 1950-52, Korea. Personal decorations include Purple Heart.

BERGMAN, Walter J. (Jack),
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-46, WWII.

BONSAVAGE, Frank Peter,
Staff Sergeant E-6, U.S. Marine Corps, 1965-73, Vietnam. Personal decorations include Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

BOYLE, James C.,
Sergeant E-5, U.S. Marine Corps, 1962-66.

FIBICH, Michael J.,
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, 1952-79. WWII and Southeast Asia. Personal decorations include Bronze Stars with Clusters (2); Air Medal (3); WWII Victory Medal.

FRANCK, Richard,
Sergeant, U.S. Navy, 1951-54, Korea. Personal decorations include Service Medal with European Clasp; Service Medal with Asian Clasp; National Defense Service Medal.

GARSTIN, Robert M.,
Private First Class, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, 1960-64, Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis.

GILES, Conrad Michael,
Corporal, U.S. Marine Raider Battalion, 1942-45, South Pacific Theatre of Operations, WWII. Personal decorations include Expert Pistol/Rifle/B.A.R.; South Pacific Medal with 2 Battle Stars; Presidential Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal.

GOSNELL, JR., Harold C.,
Colonel U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, 1960-88. Cold war conflicts.

HENNING, Edward J.,
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1948-52, Korea.

HOWARD, Lee,
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-54. WWII, Korea. Personal decorations include Bronze Star (5); Purple Heart (2); Korean Service Medal (4).

JENKINS, Richard S.,
Sergeant E5, U.S. Marines, 1972-83.

JOHNSON, Winton P.,
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-46, WWII. Personal decorations include Mariana and Okinawa Combat Campaigns.

MARSHALL, John P.,
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, 1959-65.

MCGOWN, Taylor,
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1955-57, Korea, First Suez Canal Blockade of 1956. Personal decorations include Presidential Unit Citation; Mediterranean Theatre, First Provisional Marine Force (Atlantic); Good Conduct Medal; Expert Rifleman.

O'BRYANT, Raymond Glen,
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-45, World War II.

PUHGIER, James R.,
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1962-66, Vietnam.

SMITH, Charles H. (Pete),
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1967-74, Southeast Asia.

SPARWATH, Hal (deceased),
Private First Class, Marines, 3rd Division, 1942-45, served in the Pacific Theatre in WWII. Rifle and pistol sharpshooter, D-Day Guam.

SPIESEL, William J.,
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, 1944-77. WWII, Korea, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, cold war conflicts. Personal decorations include Legion of Merit, one with Combat V, Bronze Star with Combat V; Navy Commendation Medal.

TALLANT, Joe R.,
Sergeant, U.S. Marines, 1966-70, Vietnam. Personal decorations include Silver Star; Navy Commendation; Air Medal (3); Purple Heart (2); Good Conduct Medal.

THURMAN, George F.,
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1962-66, Southeast Asia. Personal decorations include National Defense Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Rifle/Pistol Expert.

WALKER, Carlos,
Sergeant E5, U.S. Marine Corps, 1968-72, Southeast Asia.

WILSON, Willis (Bill),
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, 1963-67, Southeast Asia. Personal decorations include Navy Cross; Bronze Star; Purple Heart.

WOERHEIDE, Russell Edward,
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1952-54, Korea.

ZEILER, Van Iden, Jr.,
Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps Active Duty and Reserves, 1962-68, Southeast Asia.

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