Battle Ground to hold Memorial Day ceremony May 27

Thirty-one local Battle Ground-area men who died in service will be remembered and honored by a reading of their names

BATTLE GROUND — A Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to our country will be held Mon., May 27, 11 a.m. at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial located in Kiwanis Park at 422 SW 2nd Ave in Battle Ground.

The ceremony will include the reading of two poems, The Mother of a Soldier, by Folger McKinsey and My Coming Home, a poem written by PFC Larry Manuel to his mother in January of 1968; just two months later PFC Manuel was Killed in Action.

Thirty-one local Battle Ground-area men who died in service will be remembered and honored by a reading of their names.  These men, whose names are engraved on the wall of the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, are sons, brothers, fathers, and once our neighbors. They are:

From World War II

Julius J. Bergman

Otto O. Burgstahler

Edmond H. Condon

Jack O. Freel

Bruce C. Green

Joe J. Pancoska

Elmer E. Pellett

William A. Pelto

Archie C. Peru

Abert E. Sakrison

Paul H. Snider

Sheldon E. Tessendorf

William A. Uskoski

Leonard A. Wallace

Milton E. Winston

Walter G. Wright

From the Korean War

Jack Hanley

From the Vietnam War

Raymond E. Carpenter

Daniel B. Cheney

Richard A. Hostikka

Dale R. Lindberg

Alvin L. Lowery

Timothy G. Mattson

Monte V. Thomas

Donald F. Thulin

From the Global War on Terror – Afghanistan

Bryce D. Howard

Jonah D. McClellan

Andrew J. Shields

From the Global War on Terror – Iraq

Cedric E. Bruns

Kane M. Funke

Jeremiah J. Johnson

The community is invited to join in remembering and honoring them and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in service.

Read about the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, at www.cityofbg.org/veteransmemorial.

Information provided by city of Battle Ground.

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