Remember POW/MIAs this Memorial Day
As we remember our deceased veterans during Memorial Day ceremonies across our country, let us remember all POW/MIAs, including Connecticut’s POW/MIAs from Southeast Asia.
We remember those whose remains have been returned or were declared dead and buried with crew members:
Air Force: Capt. Joseph O. Brown, Lt. Col. Robert E. Bush, Major Peter M. Cleary, Major Charles F. Kuhlmann, Major Irwin S. Lerner, Col. Francis J. McGouldrick, and Col. Charles S. Rowley. Navy: Cmdr. LeGrande O. Cole Jr.; and Cmdr. Richard Rich. Marines: LCpl. Thomas W. Fritsch, and 1st Lt. John B. Sherman. Army: SSgt. John T. Gallagher; Capt. Arnold E. Holm Jr., and Major Larry A. Thorne.
We remember our unrecovered Prisoners of War and those still missing for whom there has yet to be an accounting: Air Force: Col. Stuart M. Andrews, Major Charles D. Austin, SSgt. Alfons A. Bankowski, Major Charles L. Bergevin, Major Morgan J. Donahue, TSgt. Richard E. Dunn, SMS Andre R. Guillet, Major Peter D. Hesford, Capt. Russell P. Hunter Jr., Capt. Peter G. Moriarty, Major Craig R. Nobert, SMS John R. Shoneck, and Major Francis A. Walsh Jr. Army: SSgt. Edward J. Bishop Jr., Sgt. James E. Creamer Jr., Sgt. David I. Mixter, Cpl. Thomas H. Perry, and Warrant Officer Donald R. Saegaert. Navy: PO2nd Class Curtis D. Collette, Lt.JG Gerald W. McKinley, PO Paul K. Moser, LtJG William B. Nickerson, PO 1st Class Edward L. Ott III, Lt. Cmdr. Robert D. Johnson, LtJG Charles B. Pfaffmann, and Lt. Norman P. Westwood Jr. Marine: LCpl. Truman J. McManus and 1st Lt. Albert M. Prevost.