VETERAN OF THE MONTH-November 2014
In Honor of Veterans Day this month, the Ohio County Veterans Museum will salute ALL Ohio County veterans and active military personnel. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
The Ohio County Veterans Museum was the product of a host of caring donors, both individuals and businesses, who contributed to the building fund in hopes of it becoming a reality for the county and this area. The official ribbon cutting for the new building was held on Veterans Day, 2005. As it begins its 10th year, one can see the progress that has been made in honoring local veterans and military personnel, both present and past.
The “Veterans of the Month” project has been well-received. Since the opening of the museum, 102 veterans have been honored. Below are those from 2006 through 2009. (See next month’s article for 2010 through 2014).
2006: Larry Westerfield, Patrick Sharp, Robert Todd Shown, five Wedding brothers—Floyd, Aubrey, Hillary, Gene & Byron, Wesley Phelps, Orville Himes, Damon Trogden. Rose White, Ellis Brown, Charles Hancock, & Marion Carpenter,
2007: Dortha Saffold, David Enders, Walter Duke, Logan Shown, Carl Wedding, Samuel Patterson, Leonard Dennis, Tony Dennis, James Eddie Jackson, Bill Rouse, Clyde Grider, Thomas Allen, & Joe Grider,
2008: James M Park, Earl Russell, Glen Gray, James McMurtry, Leonard Farmer, J T Boling Sr., Bill Rufus Ward, James Ward, Ivan Lee Ward, Billy Himes, E P Smith, John Greer, Filbert Eskridge, & Bobby Himes,
2009: Dee Perguson, Herman Ralph, Ralph White, George Hedden, Wm Hedden, Kenneth James, Denton Hedden, Pete Hedden, Speed Monroe, Eunice Payton, Glen Bryant, Roger Bryant, & Don Pinkley.
Appreciation is extended to all the veterans, and their families who have supplied information for the project. Copies of the original articles are on file at the museum for anyone wishing to view them. The museum is located at 415 Mulberry St in Hartford with hours on Saturdays only from 9 to 3. There is no admission charged, but donations are greatly appreciated to help maintain the museum.
HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO ALL