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Posted on: May 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Memorial Day Ceremony

Veterans Memorial

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 Monday, May 27, 11:00 am 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. Bergmam
  • 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

We invite the community to join us in remembering and honoring them and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in service. 

Battle Ground Veterans Memorial