List of Veterans
RURAL VALLEY– At least 44 Shannock Valley area airmen, sailors and soldiers have given their lives in defense of the nation in every war since World War I. Local American Legion and Sagamore VFW members are organizing a fund-raising drive to erect a War Memorial Wall expected to be completed by Labor Day, 2009.
Rural Valley residents Mike and Mary Koma have compiled a list of names of deceased soldiers from the Shannock Valley area that will be inscribed on the wall. The Koma’s are asking area residents to submit names of any deceased Shannock Valley area war veteran who may have be ommitted from the list.
The names compiled to date are as follows:
WORLD WAR I:
Aikens, Charles J., Rural Valley (need to confirm date of death) ; Caputo, Anthony, Rural Valley; Cosgrove, William P., Yatesboro (need to confirm date of death); Guzza, Frank, Rural Valley; Huntington, Willis B. Sagamore (need date of death); Leemotioc, Joseph, Sagamore; Long, Harry C., Rural Valley; and Martin, Paul D., Rural Valley; all served in the U.S. Army.
WORLD WAR II:
Adams, John W., Navy, NuMine; Adams, Thomas W. Army, Rural Valley;
Bowser, James K. (branch unknown, need rank and date of death) Rural Valley; Bowser, Ronald Wayne, Navy, NuMine (need date of death); Breznak, Albert, Army, Sagamore (need date of death); Buffone, Philip, Army, Sagamore; Burns, James R. Army, Yatesboro; Cole, Harold B. (branch unknown, need rank and date of death) Rural Valley; Dorazio, Dominick J., Navy, Yatesboro; Dudash, Steven, Coast Guard, Rural Valley; Falsetti, Ermelindo A., Army, Sagamore; Frampton, Earnest D., CA, NuMine; Gaul, Frederick H., Army, Sagamore; Gaul, Gerald F., Army, Sagamore; Good, Howard, Army, NuMine; Harmon, Robert M., Army, Rural Valley; Johnson, Ernest L., Army, Rural Valley; Lavan, Roy E., Army-Air Force, Rural Valley; Lawson, Owen N., Army, Rural Valley; Lind, Peter E., CA,, Yatesboro; Lucas, Andrew, CA, Yatesboro; McFarland, Beryl, E., Army, NuMine; Mulberger, Dean M., Army-Air Force, Rural Valley (need date of death); Patteson, Archie, Army, Yatesboro (need date of death); Potkalitsky, John V., Army, Rose Valley (need date of death); Smith, Blair W., Army-Air Force, Yatesboro (Plane shot down, need date of death); and Smulick, William, Army, NuMine.
White, Wilmer, Army, Dayton
Barkler, Ray Milton, Army, Yatesboro; Brochetti, Frank Thomas, Army, Yatesboro; Melnick, Pete, Yagtsboro; Rearick, John Leon, Army, Rural Valley; and Schreckengost, Harold L., USMC, Rural Valley.
Atherton, Steve, Army, NuMine; Crissman, Rory Edward, USAF, Rural Valley.
Additional names, information or corrections should be phoned to Mike or Mary Koma at: 724-783-6191.