Friday, November 11, 2011

Lomita Veterans Memorial


In November 1997 the City of Lomita dedicated its Veterans Memorial. A second memorial was added later to include those who lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. On this Veterans Day, it is my honor to present the names of those who gave their lives in service to our Nation.

Digital image. Copyright Denise Spurlock 2011.
LOMITA VETERANS MEMORIAL

"Today we honor these brave men and women from our community who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. History has shown us that freedom is not free. We pay for it with the lives of our neighbors, family members and loved ones. May the spirit of these brave soldiers live in our hearts, so they will never be forgotten. Councilman Dave Albert, November 11, 1997"

World War I
CLYDE CHESTER BLAIN,  USN

World War II
JERRY ANGELICH, USA
GEORGE REYNOLDS BAKER, USNR
ROBERT BARKER, USAAF
RAYMOND BARRA, USN
THOMAS WALTER BEECHAM, USN
RAYMOND BODAM, USMC
ROBERT BRUMPTON, USN
JACK CHEEK, USN
RICHARD COX, USA
MARTIN DEVRIES, USN
JOHN LOGAN EGNEW, USN
ROBERT FENTON, USA
LORY GARCIA, USA
BILL GLOVER, USN
CHELSEA HAMILTON, USA
GEORGE HENDERSON, USN
PAT HERNANDEZ, USA
GORDON JACOBS, USN
RICHARD JOHNSON, USN**
ALVAH DON JOHNSON, JR., USA
WILLIAM LUEDKE, USA
MELVIN MARTIN, USN
CLYDE MAXWELL, USN
JAMES MEADOWS, USMC
JOHN MULKERN, USN
MANUEL MURO, USN
CHARLES RICHARD O'BRIEN, USA
WALTER OWENS, USAAF
KRISTI PALICA, USA
JAMES PEIGHTAL, USNR
FLOYD RAMSEY, USA
ALBERT READING, USCG
ALLEN RIDER, USN
DICK RIDER, USA
PEARL T. ROOMSBURG, USA*
MARCUS ROWIN, USA
WAYNE SAMMON, USN
JIM SANDERS, USN
ROBERT SCHREIB, USMC
GEORGE STAMBAUGH, USNR
MILES STUBBLEFIELD, USN
MALCOLM G. TADLOCK, JR., USN
EDDIE TAPIE, USN
JESS TAYLOR, USA
LEONARD VORHIS, USN
NORMAN E. WILSON, USN
BOB WOLVERTON, USN

Korea
STUART CLARK, USA
DONALD DANA, USA
CHARLES DUNCAN, USA
JOE HOOKER, USA
DUANE PARSONS, USA
BOBBY SPRATT,USA
WILLIAM TEUCHERT, USA****
GEORGE WASHBURN, USA

Vietnam
JERRY D. ATKINSON, USMC
RICHARD A. BAGLIO, USA
ROBERT R. BOHLER, USA
PERRY BOZEMAN, USA
CURTIS BROCKINGTON, USA
JOHN T. CARROLL, USA
DENNIS RAY CARTER, USMC**
MICHAEL B. CARTER, USMC
MICHAEL F. COOK, USMC
LEON T. CULVERHOUSE, USMC
SAMUEL R. DURHAM, USA
ALAN R. GUYMON, USA
RICHARD W. HASTINGS, USN
DON RAY HEIMARK, USA
FREDERICK R. HORRIDGE, USMC
RICHARD L. KEELER, USN
JOHN LORTZ, USA
RAYMOND D. McGLOTHIN, USA
STEVEN W. MUSGROVE, USA
GLEN A. MUSGUIRE, USMC
CHESTER O'BRIEN, USMC
ALAN P. SANDOVAL, USMC
JOHN ROY TIGHE, USA
JOHN G. TURK, USMC
LESLIE JAMES WATSON, USA

*Female
**Missing in Action
***Died as Prisoner of War
****Died when missing in action

Digital image. Copyright Denise Spurlock 2011.

...ALWAYS REMEMBERED

Global War on Terrorism
JOSE GUTIERREZ, USMC
SERGIO RAFAEL DIAZ-VARELA, USA

Should you wish to visit, the Lomita Veterans Memorial is located next to the Post Office at 25131 Narbonne Ave.



© 2011 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research

2 comments:

  1. Every time I go by this memorial, I always take a moment to say "Thank you" no matter how rushed I am. Thanks for posting, Denise.

    Regina

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  2. Your welcome, Regina. Our little town did a nice job on this memorial.

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