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Posted on: May 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Battle Ground to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, May 29

Battle Ground 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 29, 2023, 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 Heroes Unaware, by Mark A. Wright.


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:


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


Korean War

Jack Hanley


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


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.


Read about the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, at 

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