Military Order of the Purple Heart

Fort Lowell
Chapter 442
Tucson, Arizona

Memoriam/TAPS - Departed Patriots

We honor these recipients of the Purple Heart who are no longer with us. We are proud of their service and sacrifice to our Nation, to her citizens, and to their fellow servicemen and servicewomen. The Purple Heart signifies one thing..."sacrifice."  Whenever one sees the Purple Heart, know that it represents a combat wound and the blood that has been shed in defense of our Nation.  Thank you to our departed Patriots for their service to our chapter.  Note: Chapter Commander names are in bold letters.

 NameCity/StatePassing
 Age Military Service
 Gilbert V. Romero
Tucson, AZ
04/15/1787
 Korea - Army
 Jonas D. Eldridge
Tucson, AZ
01/15/1782 Korea - Army
 James F. Doner
Tucson, AZ
12/21/16  76 Vietnam - Marine Corps
 Arthur K. Dorfman
Tucson, Az
02/23/1691 WWII - Marine Corps
 Marshall W. Baird
Oracle, AZ 12/18/15
  92
 WWII - Army
 Charles B. Plummer
Tucson, AZ
12/06/15
91
 WWII - Army
 Leon Elmer Tracy
Margate, FL
10/08/1593
 WWII - Army
 Frank Sproule
Tucson, AZ
09/30/1591 WWII - Army
 John MalkowskiGreen Valley, AZ
08/14/15  93
 WWII - Marine Corps
 Mathias J. Martin
Chandler, AZ
07/06/1590
 WWII/Korea - Air Force
 Michael B. Foster Sr.
Tucson, AZ
06/05/15
 74 Vietnam - Army
 Melvin O. Linderman
Tucson, AZ
05/07/15  67
 Vietnam - Army
 Orville R. Abney
Tucson, AZ
02/14/1591 WWII - Army
 George Miller
Tucson, AZ
12/25/14  92 WWII - Marine Corps
 David K. Warman
Tucson, AZ
12/21/14  76 Vietnam - Air Force
 Vincent F. Corrao
Tucson, AZ
08/18/1481 Korea - Army
 James M. Muzrall
Green Valley, AZ
02/22/14
  92 WWII - Army
 Warren C. Traweek
Tucson, AZ
03/31/1471 Vietnam - Army
 Ernest C. Felix
Tucson, AZ
03/30/14
88
 WWII - Army
 Lloyd R. Hutchinson
Tucson, AZ
01/25/14  62 Vietnam - Marine Corps
 Lloyd E. Polan
 Montville, NJ
12/31/13
96
 WWII - Army
 Anthony L. Wotkyns
Tucson, AZ
12/07/1375 Vietnam - Army
 Gordon E. Moore
Chico, CA
11/28/1393 WWII - Army
 Lewis A. Sleeper Jr.
Tucson, AZ
09/13/13
91 WWII - Army
 Terry N. Vaughn
Tucson, AZ
08/13/13
62 Vietnam - Marine Corps
 Franklin D. R. Kestner
Tucson, AZ
08/19/13
80
 Korea - Army (POW)
 Jack Ariola
Corning, AR
07/30/13
90 WWII - Army
 Anthony F. Lalli
Tucson, AZ
07/16/13
94
 WWII - Army
 Arthur K. Jacobsen
Tarzana, CA 04/04/13
92 WWII - Army
 James W. Welcher
Tucson, AZ
02/14/13
89 WWII - Army
 Harold R. Erickson
Tucson, AZ
11/29/12
83 Korea - Army
 John Cevaal
Birmingham, MI
10/25/12
94 WWII - Army
 Raymond R. Battreall
Sierra Vista, AZ
07/06/12
85 WWII/Vietnam - Army
 William D. EckardTucson, AZ05/07/1287 WWII - Army
 George F. Nunez
Tucson, AZ
02/02/12
89
 WWII - Army
 Billy N. Barnett
Mesa, AZ
02/01/12
81
 Korea - Marine Corps
 Carl D. Swallow
Tucson, AZ
01/15/12
94
 WWII - Army
 Carl W. Clark
Tucson, AZ
01/01/12
87 Korea - Marine Corps
 Edward Lamb
Phoenix, AZ
11/05/11
85 WWII - Army
 Jack E. Ayers
Tucson, AZ
10/11/1182 Vietnam - Air Force
 George H. ErnstGreen Valley, AZ
08/27/11
87
 WWII - Army
 Earl N. Colbey
Buckeye, AZ
08/22/1181
 Korea - Army
 Findlay E. Russell, MD
Phoenix, AZ
08/21/11
92 WWII - Army
 Cleveland Hall
Tucson, AZ
07/15/1186 WWII - Army
 Alex B. Rodela
Safford, AZ
07/11/11
81 Korea - Army
 George W. Peterson
Tucson, AZ
07/07/11
87 WWII - Army
 Donald A. Hippel
Tucson, AZ
07/01/11
86 WWII - Army
 Edward E. Boyles
Tucson, AZ
06/17/11
93 WWII - Army
 John E. Robinson
Tucson, AZ
06/16/11
79 Vietnam - Army
 Avery J. Miller
Tucson, AZ
03/02/1189 WWII - Air Force
 Alfred E. Hussey
Tucson, AZ
01/03/11
89 WWII - Navy
 William A. MoserVeradale, WA12/11/1087 WWII - Air Force
 Lee Louis Field
England, UK
11/05/10
81 Korea - Army
 Richard A. Merrick
Tucson, AZ
10/22/10
80 Korea - Army
 Ned S. Robinson
Tucson, AZ
09/03/10
88 WWII - Marine Corps
 William R. DavisTucson, AZ
08/25/10
61 Vietnam - Army
 Verlyn H. Peterson
Tucson, AZ
06/10/10
84 WWII - Navy
 Elroy F. Anderson
Tucson, AZ
05/13/10
87 WWII - Army
 George W. Skeels
Green Valley, AZ
04/03/10
85 WWII - Army
 Arthur E. Merchant
Tucson, AZ
03/10/10
95 WWII - Army
 Joseph J. Lobrillo
Tucson, AZ
02/08/1061 Vietnam - Army
 Sebert S. Huffman
Kenna, WV
01/10/10
88 Korea - Marine Corps
 Harry A. Cornell
Prescott, AZ
11/30/09
93 WWII - Army
 Robert R. Prikosovits
Tucson, AZ
11/18/09
60 Vietnam - Army
 George P. Knox
Tucson, AZ
11/07/09 81 WWII - Air Force
 Wayne F. Umphress
Tucson, AZ
09/19/09
89
 WWII - Army
 James L. Grainger
Tucson, AZ 09/07/09
61
 Vietnam - Army
 Herbert R. Oxnam
Tucson, AZ
07/13/09
80 Korea - Marine Corps
 Verlyn A. Nelson
Green Valley, AZ
05/31/09
64
 Vietnam - Army
 Homer J. Dechaine
Tucson, AZ
05/29/0990 WWII - Army
 Paul M. Dixon
Tucson, AZ
05/16/09
63
 Vietnam - Army
 Duane B. Seaman
Tucson, AZ  05/11/09
93
 WWII - Air Force
 Leonard E. Griffith
Tucson, AZ
04/29/09
86 WWII - Army
 Canute E. De Nogean
Tucson, AZ
02/17/09
84 WWII - Army
 Verdon P. Boone
Casa Grande, AZ
01/04/09
88 WWII - Navy
 Chester L. Smith
Tucson, AZ
12/16/08
81 Korea - Army
 Clifford L. Beatty
Plano, TX
08/22/08
86
 Korea - Army
 John G. Tapia
Tucson, AZ
06/28/08
69 Vietnam - Army
 Edward M. Bates
Phoenix, AZ
04/28/08
88 WWII - Air Force
 Rudolph W. Cooper
Manassas, VA
04/25/08
85 Vietnam - Army
 David C. Shope
Tucson, AZ
02/27/08
82 WWII - Army
 Louis M Alvarez
Tucson, AZ
02/22/08
88 WWII - Army
 Thomas J. Wilkes
Saint Helena, CA
02/03/08
87 WWII - Navy
 Paul Franklin
Tucson, AZ
09/01/07
87 Korea - Air Force
 Wilfred R. Ohnesorgen
Tucson, AZ
07/28/07
83 WWII - Army
 Cipriano C. Ayala
Nogales, AZ
01/20/07
61 Vietnam- Army
 James R. Buxton
Tucson, AZ
12/27/06
84 WWII - Army
 Fernando C. Moreno
Tucson, AZ
08/25/06
76 Korea - Army
 Arthur D. Droegemeier
Tucson, AZ
08/07/06
83 WWII - Air Force
 Laird Guttersen
Tucson, AZ
06/13/06
81 WWII - Air Force
 Leroy L. Aske
Saddlebrooke, AZ
03/31/06
85 Korea - Army
 Victor Waskiewicz
Tucson, AZ
03/29/06
58
 Vietnam - Marine Corps
 Vernon M. Cox
Tucson, AZ
03/24/06
87 WWII - Air Force
 Ira W. Austin
Topeka, KS
02/26/06 87
 WWII - Army
 Jack W. Beckman
Tucson, AZ
01/30/06
83 WWII - Army
 Edward GwynnPhoenix, AZ 01/06/06 62 Vietnam - Army
 Rosalie S. Markley
Harrisburg, PA
12/14/05
89 WWII - Army
 Albert A. Mallis
Tucson, AZ
10/30/05
80 WWII - Army
 James W. Regan
Tucson, AZ
01/31/05
84 WWII - Air Force
 Samuel R. Kerley
Tucson, AZ
01/21/05
91 WWII - Army
 Howard Slovack
Tucson, AZ
11/15/04
80 WWII - Marine Corps
 Joseph Peters
Tucson, AZ  10/10/04
  Army
 Richard O. Kiser
Tucson, AZ
09/27/04
81
 WWII - Army
 W. Weldon Warrick
Tucson, AZ
09/25/04
82
 WWII - Army
 Robert G. Soltero
Tucson, AZ
09/22/04
54
 Vietnam - Army
 Walter L. Lederer
Tucson, AZ
04/14/04
86 WWII - Army
 Clarence G. Charleston
Mesa, AZ
03/25/04
82 WWII - Marine Corps
 Herbert T. Gordon
Tucson, AZ
01/02/04
75
 Vietnam - Army
 Sheldon M. Blatt
Loveland, CO
09/21/03 80
 WWII - Army
 Thomas P. Heuser
Tucson, AZ  07/25/03
80
 WWII - Army
 Charles L. Gifford
Tucson, AZ
07/17/03
79
 WWII - Army
 Ralph E. Smith
Tucson, AZ
06/30/03
77
 WWII - Army
 David A. Ruelas
Tucson, AZ
06/24/03
57 Vietnam - Marine Corps
 Perry U. Zemlicka
Tucson, AZ
05/11/03
81
 WWII - Marine Corps
 Donald C. Horner
Tucson, AZ
04/03/03
79 WWII - Army
 Warren W. CanrightTucson, AZ
02/24/02
80
 WWII - Army
 Eugene A. Fehlig
Helena, MT 03/31/0282 WWII - Navy
 Leo F. White
Alma, MI
02/24/02
84
 WWII - Air Force
 Richard R. Almada
Tucson, AZ
12/27/01
77 WWII - Army
 Courtney Gwin
Tucson, AZ  
07/10/0178
 WWII - Army
 Ernest R. Aviles
Tucson, AZ
05/27/01
79
 WWII - Navy
 Douglas J. Bol
Tucson, AZ
05/10/01
65
 Vietnam - Army
 Samuel J. Kobernick
Tucson, AZ
01/17/01
83 WWII - Army
 Henry B. MattyTucson, AZ10/22/0077 WWII - Air Force
 William R. Davis
Tucson, AZ
08/25/00
51 Vietnam - Army
 Frederick J. Beamish
Tucson, AZ
06/17/00
79
 WWII - Army
 Lawrence B. Seifner Tucson, AZ
06/17/00
74 WWII - Army
 James E. Holder
Tucson, AZ
04/15/00
79
 WWII - Army
 George A. ButlerElmhurst, IL02/28/00
80
 WWII - Marine Corps
 Claude L. Maine
Mesa, AZ
02/26/00
74
 WWII - Army (POW)
 Vernon R. Nelson
Phoenix, AZ
09/15/99
80
 WWII -Army
 Eduardo Lara
Tucson, AZ Jul 1999
64
 Vietnam - Marine Corps
 Eugene E. Riester
Tucson, AZ 05/16/99
73
 WWII -Army
 Lawrence L. Krumwiede
Tucson, AZ 05/12/99
81
 WWII -Army
 Arthur L. Lewallen
Tucson, AZ 04/24/99
77
 WWII -Army
 Donald C. O'Halloran
Show Low, AZ
04/09/99
75 WWII - Army
 Richard E. Belford
San Manuel, AZ
03/20/99
65
 Korea - Marine Corps
 James F. Becker
Tucson, AZ
02/06/99
50
 Vietnam - Navy
 Richard P. Sloviaczek
Phoenix, AZ
12/07/98
81
 WWII -Army
 Michael J. Joyce
Tucson, AZ
11/04/98
74
 WWII -Army
 Franklin L. Nemitz
Tucson, AZ
09/21/98
76
 WWII - Army
 Howard E. Raatz
Pearce, AZ
06/13/98
76
 WWII -Army
 Wayne E. St. Ores
Tucson, AZ
05/27/98
76
 WWII -Army
 Dale P. English
Tucson, AZ
04/05/98
76
 WWII - Army
 Dominick Tua
Tucson, AZ
09/15/97
89 WWII - Army
 Francis J. Hilcoske
Okeana, OH
08/12/97 72
 WWII - Army
 James R. ScrivenTucson, AZ
08/08/9777 WWII - Marine Corps
 Roberto H. Lizardi
Tucson, AZ
07/01/97
69 Korea - Army
 Ernest E. AdrianTucson, AZ05/23/97
73
 WWII - Army
 Clifford L. Moes
Tucson, AZ
05/13/97
79
 Korea - Air Force
 Raymond Wilton
Phoenix, AZ
01/13/97
89
 WWII - Navy
 Frederick M. Ingram
Tucson, AZ
02/24/97
70
 WWII - Army
 Harold Katz
Tucson, AZ
02/22/97
71
 WWII - Army
 Kenneth S. Turkington
Hilton, NY
12/01/96
71
 WWII - Army
 Edward Tappan
Sonoita, AZ
10/01/96
75
 WWII - Air Force
 Wilmer D. Martin
Tucson, AZ
09/14/96
78
 WWII - Army
 Cleveland Hall
Tucson, AZ
08/24/96
81 WWII - Army
 Richard T. Looms
Tucson, AZ
06/06/96
77
 WWII - Air Force
 Francis M. Bunch
San Manuel, AZ 05/18/96
74
 WWII - Army
 Leo J. CorbyTucson, AZ
11/18/95
74
 WWII - Army
 Earl E. BaumgartAlpena, MI 11/02/95 72
 WWII - Army
 Louis E. Koussa
Tucson, AZ
07/21/95
73
 WWII - Army
 Orin D. Smith
Tucson, AZ
06/27/95
 78 
 WWII - Navy
 James H. Phillips
Tucson, AZ
06/22/95
71
 WWII - Air Force
 Robert L. Long
Tucson, AZ
05/04/95
75
 WWII - Air Force
 Deryl B. Zumwalt
Tualatin, OR02/08/95
79
 WWII - Army
 Christopher Watson
Tucson, AZ12/16/94
46
 Vietnam - Army
 Robert J. Navas Tucson, AZ05/15/94  69 
 Vietnam - Marine Corps
 Justin J. Smith
Tucson, AZ
04/26/94
66
 Korea - Army
 Lonnie W. Hicks
Green Valley, AZ
02/24/94
76
 WWII - Army
 Clarence Skidmore
Ashboro, NC
02/06/94
66
 WWII - Army
 Adolph C. Miranda
Tucson, AZ 01/12/94
69
 WWII - Army
 George E. Moorman
Tucson, AZ11/12/93
71
 WWII - Air Force
 Bill 'Will' Rogers Tubac, AZ
07/12/93
81
 WWII - Army
 Lawrence W. Lathrop
Tucson, AZ
07/07/93
78
 WWII - Air Force
 Fred J. Picket
Sun City, AZ
05/24/93
80
 WWII
 Peter J. Attarian
Tucson, AZ
199363 Vietnam - Air Force
 Norman L. Shapiro
Tucson, AZ
10/30/92
66
 WWII - Army
 Harold Jorgensen
Phoenix, AZ
09/02/9270
 WWII - Army
 Charles E. Willerup
Tucson, AZ
08/15/92
72
 WWII - Air Force (POW)
 Marvin O. Larson
Tucson, AZ
Jul 92
  WWII - Army
 Durward F. Dragger
Tucson, AZ
04/08/92
69
 WWII - Army
 Cyril Ronkowski
Hastings Center, NY
03/14/92
67
 WWII - Marine Corps
 Joseph H. Ebner
Tucson, AZ
02/28/92
80
 WWII - Army
 James G. Worthen
Phoenix, AZ
02/23/92
63
 WWII/Vietnam - Army
 James C. Paul
Shawnee, KS1992
  WWII - Army
 Charles E. Baird
Tucson, AZ11/21/91
67
 WWII - Army
 Larry J. Jaskoviak
Los Alamitos, CA
11/16/91
78 WWII - Army
 Robert C. Hunter
Bisbee, AZ
10/01/91
  Army
 Joseph R. Martin
Tucson, AZ 09/19/91
75
 Korea - Army
 Ora E. Le Hew
Tucson, AZ
05/06/91
83 WWII- Army
 Andrew P. Sandager
Tucson, AZ
05/06/91
81
 WWII - Army
 Matthew J. Sanza
Eagar, AZ
03/25/91
67
 WWII - Navy
 John C. Mealka
Tucson, AZ
03/05/91
70
 WWII/Korea - Air Force
 Robert E. Campbell
Tucson, AZ
10/19/90
77
 WWII - Army
 Ralph Wilkerson
Yuma, AZ
09/25/90
78
 WWII - Army
 Donald M. Munhall
Tucson, AZ
09/15/90
67
 WWII - Army
 John G. Glover
Tucson, AZ
05/13/9075
 WWII - Air Force
 John H. Miller
Tucson, AZ
May 90
  WWII - Army
 James B. Michael
Silver Spring, MD
Feb 90
66
 Vietnam - Army
 Garner J. Hooper
Tucson, AZ
02/26/89
66
 Vietnam - Army
 Ray Price
Phoenix, AZ
01/11/89
74 WWII
 Robert E. Hunter
Sun City, AZ
09/25/88
73
 WWII
 Franklin G. Sapp
Tucson, AZ
06/09/88
66
 WWII
 Sam T. Sarpolus
Tucson, AZ
01/10/88
70 WWII - Air Force
 Reinholdt Brester
Tucson, AZ
10/07/87
70
 WWII - Air Force
 Edward VanDeusen
Ogilvie, MN
Sep 87
75
 WWII - Army
 Vincent Arnold
Casa Grande, AZ
Jul 87
70
 WWII
 Eugene F. Sparks
Tucson, AZ
Jan 87
54
 WWII
 Melvin ToddTucson, AZ
Sep 85
75
 WWII
 Alberto Higuera
Tucson, AZ
03/02/85
69
 WWII - Army
 Norman R. Lewis
Tucson, AZ
12/17/84
70
 WWII
 Gilbert Gutierrez
Tucson, AZ
08/26/84
54
 Korea - Army
 Ricki Rarick
Tucson, AZ
Jul 84
71
 WWII - Air Force (POW)
 Jack Ferguson
Tucson, AZ Nov 83
63
 WWII
 Howard Corbin
Tucson, AZSep 83
63
 WWII
 Jack Medford
Tucson, AZ Nov 82
64
 WWII - Army
 Ruben Villegas
Tucson, AZ
Nov 82
60
 WWII
 Walter Griebel
Tucson, AZ Mar 80
63
 WWII

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