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As we continue to commemorate the service of local Vietnam Veterans we should pause on or about Memorial Day to remember those who served and died as a direct result of the conflict.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial bears the names of 58,272 American service men and women who died, went missing in Vietnam, or who have since died of wounds they received during the Vietnam War. This past weekend, the Moving Wall, a scale-recreation of the memorial, came to Carlisle to be part of Army Heritage Days at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Over 5,000 visitors came to see the memorial. The actual memorial is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The following list, compiled from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial website, includes the names of 49 servicemen with a home of record in or known connection to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The list includes their name, age at the time of death, and home of record.

Their voices have fallen silent, kept alive only in memory and in deeds done in memoriam. As we remember their passing, the words of Lincoln ring true:

“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

2nd Lt. Robert Lee Adams, U.S. Army

Age: 23

Carlisle

2nd Lt. Drew James Barrett, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 24

Carlisle

Pfc. Harold Eugene Barrick, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Newville

Lt. Col. Glen Dean Belnap, U.S. Army

Age: 44

Red Bluff, California

Maj. Richard Klemm Boyd, U.S. Army

Age: 29

Carlisle

Lance Cpl. John Leroy Carey, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 21

Carlisle

Staff Sgt. David Warrington Casey, U.S. Army

Age: 21

Carlisle

Warrant Officer 1 John Stephen Chrin, U.S. Army

Age: 22

New Cumberland

Sgt. James Wallace Cramer, U.S. Army

Age: 21

Camp Hill

Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Jay David, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 19

Camp Hill

1st Lt. Stephen Winfield Davis, U.S. Army

Age: 23

Turners Falls, Massachusetts

Sgt. Kenneth Lee Devor, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Walnut Bottom

Pfc. Dana Edward Diehl, U.S. Army

Age: 21

Shippensburg

Staff Sgt. Emmett L Dressler, U.S. Army

Age: 27

Carlisle

Pfc. Paul Earl Fought, U.S. Army

Age: 19

Mechanicsburg

Staff Sgt. John Bernard Gingery, U.S. Army

Age: 26

Carlisle

Spc. 4 William Allen Gleixner, U.S. Army

Age: 21

Mechanicsburg

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ralph David Hale, U.S. Navy

Age: 22

New Cumberland

Maj. Courtney Price Hollar, U.S. Army

Age: 44

Shippensburg

Spc. 4 Jerry Ray Langley, U.S. Army

Age: 19

Mechanicsburg

Staff Sgt. Carl Robert Leed, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 33

West Fairview

Cpl. Dennis Ray Lehman, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Newville

Pfc. Gary Lee Lininger, U.S. Army

Age: 19

Shippensburg

Spc. 4 Charles Elbert Long, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Harrisburg

Maj. Neal Wallace Lovsnes, U.S. Army

Age: 30

Carlisle

Pvt. Carl Frederick Lybrand, U.S. Army

Age: 19

Gardners

Spc. 6 John Ernest Marpo, U.S. Army

Age: 30

Boiling Springs

Sgt. Richard Scott McFarland, U.S. Army

Age: 21

Carlisle Barracks

Lance Cpl. Paul Vincent McHenry, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 21

Camp Hill

Pfc. Joseph John Meyer, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 20

Mechanicsburg

Spc. 4 Wayne Eugene Monismith, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Carlisle

Capt. William Henry Morris, U.S. Army

Age: 24

Mechanicsburg

Sgt. Ronald Eugene Newell, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Shippensburg

Pfc. Ricky Lee Null, U.S. Army

Age: 19

Lemoyne

Warrant Officer James Birch Petteys, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Shippensburg

Warrant Officer 1 Myron McClelland Pfoutz, U.S. Army

Age: 33

New Cumberland

Lance Cpl. Gary Lee Ream, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 20

Carlisle

Lance Cpl. Larry Gordon Sandnes, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 20

New Cumberland

Sgt. James Ralph Snyder, U.S. Army

Age: 27

New Cumberland

Spc. 4 Thomas Thoma Sprinkle, U.S. Army

Age: 21

Mechanicsburg

Sgt. First Class Richard Hause Sweger, U.S. Army

Age: 41

Lemoyne

Fireman Erik Niles Rudziak, U.S. Navy

Age: 19

Carlisle

Lance Cpl. Edward Jay Rykoskey, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 20

Carlisle

Pfc. George Henry Stahl, U.S. Army

Age: 19

West Fairview

Sgt. Derwood D. Steigleman, U.S. Army

Age: 23

Carlisle

Pfc. Donald Leroy Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps

Age: 19

Shippensburg

Sgt. Gregory Brian Whitmore, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Camp Hill

Sgt. First Class Merlin Howard Vroman, U.S. Army

Age: 34

Titusville

Cpl. Wayne Leroy Yinger, U.S. Army

Age: 20

Mechanicsburg

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