Military Deaths during the Vietnam War Era


Surnames beginning with A - C
Surnames beginning with H - L
Surnames beginning with M - R
Surnames beginning with S - Z

Also see the single web page of Monroe Co., NY deaths in the Vietnam Conflict from data in the National Archives.


Name Dailey, Gerald Lee
Rank Spec. 4
Service Number RA 12 690 281
Home Address 7432 East Main Street, Lima, New York
Born Nov. 9, 1946, San Francisco, California
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Richard Olson, 1 Vantage Dr., Pittsford, NY (foster parents)
Spouse Mrs. Deborah Dailey, 7432 East Main St., Lima, NY
Attended Lima Free School
Entered Service March 1963, Rochester, NY
Unit 173 Airborne Unit, Air Force
Left for Overseas Oct. 1965, Vietnam
Died Jan. 11, 1966 fatally wounded by a sniper in Iron Triangle, Vietnam
Buried Oak Ridge Cem., Lima, New York
Notes Spec. 4 Gerald Lee Dailey served as a cook in the Battalion. He requested a transfer to a Rifle Platoon; which was granted. He was fatally wounded by a sniper on 1/11/66, while on patrol on Iron Triangle, a Viet Cong stronghold. In Vietnam since October 1965. Spec. 4 Dailey was to have returned to the U.S. in April 1966 to finish up the final 11 months of his enlistment.
Spec. 4 Dailey attended the Lima Free School before enlisting. His foster parents, Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Olson, live in Rochester, NY.
Notes Sources 1/13/66 D&C - TU 1/18/66


Name Daniels, Rex Martin
Rank PFC
Service Number 126-42-3423
Home Address 1383 Plank Road, Penfield, NY
Born May 10, 1950, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Daniels, 1383 Plank Road, Penfield, NY
Attended R. L. Thomas High School and Union College, Kentucky
Last Employed by Xerox Corp.
Entered Service July 7, 1970, Buffalo, NY
Unit 101 Airborne Inf., Army
Left for Overseas Jan. 15, 1971 to Vietnam
Died April 16, 1971 killed during an enemy assault in Vietnam
Buried April 24, 1971; cremation, no burial
Notes PFC Daniels was promoted posthumously to grade of Cpl. E-4 A US as of 15 April 1971. He had been stationed with the 101 Airborne Inf. Div. at Fire Base Bastogne near the Loatian border.
PFC Daniels first love was athletic and originally he intended to be physical education teacher. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister Cynthia Ann; brother Scott both of Webster.
Notes Sources TU 4/2/71 obit.


Name DeBraal, Richard C.
Rank Captain
Home Address Penfield, NY
Born 1938, Penfield, NY
Parent Mrs. Lillian M. DeBraal, Los Angeles
Spouse Mrs. Faye DeBraal, Apple Valley, California
Attended Penfield High School and State University of New York Agricultural and Tech. College at Morrisville, NY
Entered Service 1959, Rochester, NY
Branch of Service Air Force
Trained at Texas and Montana
Died May 12, 1968 in private plane crash in Apple Valley, California
Buried May 18, 1968, Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, NY
Notes Capt. DeBraal had lived in Penfield until shortly before he joined the Air Force. He first trained in Texas and later transferred to Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. He had moved his family to Apple Valley about a month ago and flew home on weekends from his base at Tucson.
Capt. Richard C. DeBraal formerly of Penfield was killed with three companions when a private plane crashed on take-off May 12, 1968 at Apple Valley, Calif. A career officer with Air Force since 1959. He is survived by his mother Lillian M. DeBraal; his wife, Faye; three sons Mark, Eric and Wade.
Notes Sources TU 5/15/68 obit.


Name DeFranco, James C.
Rank PFC
Service Number 236-00-0255
Home Address 180 Hazelwood Terrace, Rochester, NY
Born June 18, 1950, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. James DeFranco, 180 Hazelwood Terrace
Attended School 11 Elementary School, East High and Edison Tech. High School, Rochester Institute of Technology
Last Employed by General Dynamics
Entered Service July 31, 1969, Buffalo, NY
Trained at Fort Dix, NJ
Unit 195 Avn. Co., 93 Med. Det., Army
Left for Overseas Jan. 12, 1970 to Vietnam
Died Feb. 21, 1970 of congestion and edema of the lungs in Vietnam
Buried March 3, 1970, Vet. plot, White Haven Mem. Pk.
Notes PFC DeFranco died of unknown causes. He enlisted last August and took basic training at Fort Dix, NJ. He also recived training as a medic at Ft. Sam Houston. He spent the first 10 days in January home on leave and arrived in Vietnam Jan. 15, 1970. He was first attached to the 195 Attack Helicopter Co. and was stationed at a base hospital.
PFC DeFranco belonged to Parsells Avenue Baptist Church and for several years was camp counselor at Kamp Kontent on Conesus Lake. Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Anthony, a sister Melinda.
Notes Sources TU 2/28/70 obit.


Name Dengler, John L.
Rank Spec. 4
Service Number US 51 578 348
Home Address 223 Genesee Park Blvd., Rochester, NY
Born Dec. 27, 1946, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Dengler, 223 Genesee Park Blvd., Rochester, NY
Attended West High School
Entered Service July 11, 1966, Rochester, NY
Trained at Ft. Dix, NJ
Unit Co. C, 26 Inf., Army
Left for Overseas Sept. 18, 1967 to Vietnam
Died Feb. 28, 1968, killed of gunshot wounds during hostil ground action in Vietnam
Buried March 25, 1968, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY
Notes Spec. 4 Dengler took basic training at Ft. Dix, NJ and obtained the equivalent of a High School diploma from the Armed Forces Institute. He took medical training at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas and served 10 months at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Besides his parents, Spec. 4 Dengler is survived by a brother Joseph Dengler Jr.
Notes Sources D&C 3/5/68 obit.


Name Dennison, James Richard
Rank CDR U.S.N.
Home Address 1090 Pixley Road
Born Feb. 28, 1934, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Earle M. Dennison, 1090 Pixley Rd., Gates, NY
Spouse Carolyn Dennison, Houston, Texas
Entered Service Sept. 13, 1955, U.S.N.
Died May 24, 1968, missing non-recoverable
Notes Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a son Scott, a daughter Dania; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Delphine) Foreman and Mrs. Diane Sutton.


Name Dennstedt, Richard E.
Rank Sgt.
Service Number 2 173 532
Home Address 8 Immel Street, Rochester, NY
Born March 3, 1947, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dennstedt, 8 Immel Street
Attended Holy Family School and Edison Tech. High School
Entered Service Oct. 1965, Rochester, NY
Branch of Service Marines
Trained at Camp Lejeune, NC
Left for Overseas March 1966 to Vietnam
Died March 30, 1969 in automobile accident at Quantico Naval Base, Virginia
Buried April 4, 1969, Vet. plot, Holy Sepulchre Cem., Rochester, NY
Notes Sgt. Dennstedt was a specialist in tank repairs. He served in many parts of Vietnam with tank units and then volunteered for special patrol duty, serving as a squad leader. After his first tour of duty in South Vietnam, he volunteered for another six months. He returned from Vietnam a few days before Christmas and spent two weeks with his parents in Rochester in 1969 before going to Camp Lejeune, NC. He was transferred to Quantico Naval Base two weeks before his death.
Sgt. Dennstedt is survived by his parents; three sisters, Sandra, Dorothy and Marianne. His father served as Air Force Lieutenant navigator in the Air Force in World War II. He was a prisoner of war in Germany for 21 months after his bomber was shot down.
Notes Sources TU 4/1/69 and D&C 4/1/69 obit.


Name DeVos, William M.
Rank PFC
Home Address 109 Minnesota Street, Rochester, NY
Born Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Melvin DeVos, 109 Minnesota St.
Attended East High School
Entered Service Aug. 1967, Rochester, NY
Branch of Service Marines
Left for Overseas Feb. 1968 to Vietnam
Died Feb. 18, 1968 from sniper's bullet while on patrol in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
Buried March 4, 1968, Vet. plot, Riverside Cem., Rochester, NY
Notes PFC DeVos join the Marines in August 1967, after he had been accepted to Monroe Community College. Letter to the father told him that he was in Quang Tri and that his company was under heavy artillery and mortar fire. He was in Vietnam only two weeks when he was killed.
PFC DeVos was a graduate of East High School, where he was a staff member of the school year book, a member of the student government association and of the soccer, baseball and track teams. PFC DeVos planned to become a physical education teacher.
Notes Sources TU 2/21/68 and D&C 2/21/68 obit.


Name Dinkle, Rodney S.
Rank Sp/4
Service Number 085 38 8809
Home Address 78 Barton Street
Born 3 Oct. 1954, Rochester, NY
Parents Mrs. Muriel Dinkle, 78 Barton Street
Spouse Mrs. Earlen Dinkle, 1706 Capron St., Houston, Texas
Branch of Service Army
Died Oct. 3, 1975, automibile accident at Fort Benning, Georgia
Buried Aug. 14, 1975, Veterans plot, Riverside Cem.


Name Doane, William H.
Rank Spec. 4
Home Address 1010 Clifford Avenue
Born Aug. 4, 1947, Waterloo, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Hartley Doane, 1010 Clifford Ave.
Attended Benjamin Franklin High School
Entered Service 1966, Buffalo, NY
Unit 68 Trans. Co., Army
Left for Overseas July 1967 to Vietnam
Died July 18, 1971, killed in automobile accident in Germany
Buried July 26, 1971, Veterans' plot, Riverside Cem., Rochester, NY
Notes Spec. 4 Doane had served 18 months in Vietnam, from July 1967 to February 1969. He was with Co. B, 36 Engrs. Bn. near Da Nang. While in Vietnam, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and was chosen as his battalion's soldier of the month three times. After his return from Vietnam, he was stationed for six months at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and in September 1969 was sent to Germany. He had planned to make it a career.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Melissa and Mrs. Frederick Barber of Buffalo; a brother Stephen of Rochester.
Notes Sources D&C 7/20/71 obit.


Name Domiano, Peter Paul
Rank 2/Lt.
Service Number 09 20 33
Home Address Industry - Rush, New York
Born Oct. 18, 1943, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Domiano, 76 Fairmeadow Dr., Roch., NY 14618
Attended Rush-Henrietta High School and University of Virginia
Entered Service June 1965
Trained at Quantico, VA
Unit Btry. E, 2 Bn, 12 Marine Art., Marines
Left for Overseas April 1966 to Vietnam
Died July 1, 1966 from enemy explosive device in Da Nang River Basin
Buried July 12, 1966, Vet. plot, Holy Sepulchre Cem., Rochester, NY
Notes Lt. Domiano was commisioned in June 1965 and completed basic training at Quantico, VA. He completed artillary training at Ft. Sill, Okla., last Feb. 1966 and went to Vietnam in April of 1966. He was a member of the Platoon Leader Corps program. He joined the program because he wanted to get to Vietnam.
Lt. Domiano was a 1961 graduate of Rush-Henrietta High School, where he was active in student government. Vice Principal G. Rittenhouse said everyone at the school had high expectations for him. He received a B.S. degree in commerce from the University of Virginia in 1965. His father is director of parole in the New York State Agricultual and Industrial School at Industry. Besides his parents; he is survived by a brother Eugene, and two sisters Jane and Nancy who live at the school. Another sister, Mrs. Lynn (Judith Lawyer, lives at 54 Westview Terrace, Rochester.
Notes Sources TU 7/5/66 & D&C 7/5/66


Name Downey, Gerald J.
Rank PFC
Service Number 51 779 755
Home Address 8227 West Canal Road, Brockport, NY
Born April 10, 1949, Brockport, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Downey, 8227 W. Canal Rd., Brockport, NY
Attended Brockport High School
Entered Service July 22, 1968, Buffalo, NY
Trained at Ft. Jackson, SC
Unit Infantry, Army
Left for Overseas Dec. 18, 1968 to Vietnam
Died Jan. 8, 1969, killed accidentally. Truck oveturned in ditch. He drowned in water-covered field (in Vietnam).
Buried Jan. 21, 1969, Mt. Olivet Cem., Brockport, NY
Notes PFC Downey spent six months training as an infantryman. When he arrived in Vietnam he volunteered to join the engineers. 19 days after he arrived in Vietnam he was killed accidently when the truck on which he was riding overturned in a ditch and he drowned in a water-covered field.
Besides his parents, PFC Downey is survived by two brothers, Edward & James, two sisters Bernadette and Patricia.
Notes Sources TU 1/14/69 obit.


Name Drake, Garry Alexander
Rank Petty Officer
Home Address 24 Westwood Drive, East Rochester, NY
Born Dec. 14, 1942, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Gerald L. Drake, 24 West Wood Dr., E. Rochester, NY
Spouse Mrs. Sandra Lou Drake, Cheboygan, Michigan
Attended Pittsford Central School
Last Employed by Rochester Sprinkler Corp.
Entered Service June 1961, Rochester, NY
Branch of Service U.S.C.G.
Trained at Lake Naval Training Center, Chicago
Died March 1, 1970 of blood disease in Public Health Service Hospital, Staten Island, New York
Buried March 6, 1970, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY
Notes Petty Officer Drake was stationed in Cheboygan, Mich. a short time, then took Medical Corpsman training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center at Chicago. From there, he was sent to New London, Conn., then transferred to Governor's Island.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, and a daughter Shannon Marie; three sisters, Eleanor, nancy and Priscilla Drake.
Notes Sources obit.


Name Draper, William M.
Rank Sgt.
Service Number RA 11 659 763
Home Address 66 Harcourt Road, Rochester, NY
Born Sept. 3, 1947, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Draper, 473 Stowell Dr., Rochester, NY 14616
Attended Jefferson High School
Entered Service Jan. 9, 1967, Rochester, NY
Unit Co. A, 2 Bn, 28 Inf., 1 Div., Army
Left for Overseas March 26, 1968 to Vietnam
Died June 9, 1968 from wounds received during hostile ground action in Vietnam
Buried June 26, 1968, Holy Sepulchre Cem., Rochester, NY
Notes A 1966 graduate of Jefferson High School, Sgt. Draper was active in Latin Club there. He was a Boy Scout and a Times-Union newspaperboy. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters Jaye Eileen and Mrs. Arthur Hausmann; two brothers Mark and Timothy.
Notes Sources D&C 6/11/68


Name Dunham, Richard F.
Rank Cpl.
Home Address 197 Cabot Road, Rochester, NY
Born Feb. 1, 1945, Rochester, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Francis Dunham, 197 Cabot Road
Attended Greece Olympia High School
Entered Service Dec. 26, 1963, Rochester, NY
Branch of Service Marine Corps
Left for Overseas 1964 to Guam and Sept. 1966 to Vietnam
Died March 23, 1967 killed in action in Quang Tri, Vietnam
Buried April 3, 1967, Vet. plot, Riverside Cem., Rochester, NY
Notes Cpl. Richard F. Dunham enlisted six months before graduation from High School. He reported to Buffalo, New York on the day after Christmas in 1963. He spent a year training in the United States and two years in Guam on the USS Proteus, a submarine tender. In January 1966 he was honored as "Marine of the Quarter" with a citation which said his intiative and enthusiasm inspired other members of his unit and that his outstanding service made him "head and shoulders above the average."
Richard F. Dunham's uncle was a Marine in World War II and they often talked together about the service. It was no surprise when Cpl. Richard Dunham left Greece Olympia High School six months before graduation and enlisted in the Marines. He came home for a 30 day leave September 1966 after two years aboard the Proteus. He volunteered for Vietnam. He left for Southeast Asia a few weeks later. Surviving with his parents are a brother, John 15; and grandparents, Mrs. Martha Neubert and Mrs. Katherine Dunham.
Notes Sources TU 3/28/67 and D&C 3/28/67


Name Ehrmentraut, John E., Jr.
Rank PFC
Service Number 206 37 81
Home Address 15 Lamberton Park, Rochester, New York
Born Sept. 19, 1945, Lecce, Italy
Parents Mr. & Mrs. John E. Ehrmentraut, 117 Young St., Greece, N.Y.
Attended Edison Technical High School
Entered Service June 1963, Buffalo, NY
Branch of Service Marines
Left for Overseas April 16, 1965 to Vietnam
Died April 24, 1965 from accidental explosion of a hand grenade in Da Nang Province, Vietnam
Buried May 5, 1965, Holy Sepulchre Cem., Rochester, New Yrok
Notes PFC Ehrmentraut enlisted in the Marines in June 1963. He went overseas for service in Hawaii and later to Okinawa. His outfit moved to South Vietnam on April 16, 1965. PFC Ehrmentraut was killed April 23, in the accidental explosion of a hand grenade in Da Nang Province, South Vietnam.
PFC John E. Ehrmentraut was one of the first casualties among the Marines who went into action in South Vietnam. He attended Edison Technical High School. He had a year to finish in High School when he left to join the Marines. (His father, a veteran of World War II, served as a Sgt., Army Medical Corps.) PFC Ehrmentraut is also survived by one brother, Michael.
Notes Sources TU 4/27/65 - 5/5/65 and D&C 5/3/65


Name Ekwell, Thomas J.
Rank L/Cpl.
Home Address 72 Buckman Road, Rochester, N.Y.
Born 1948 Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Ekwell, 72 Buckman Rd., Rochester, N.Y.
Attended Greece Olympia High School
Entered Service Sept. 1, 1966, Rochester, New York
Branch of Service Marines
Left for Overseas Oct. 1967 to Vietnam
Died Nov. 29, 1967 from enemy fire while on operations in Quang Tri, Vietnam
Buried Dec. 9, 1967, Falls Cemetery, Greece, N.Y.
Notes Lance Cpl. Ekwell had been stationed aboard a ship in the Carribbeans since basic training. He had volunteered three times to go to Vietnam, and was finally assigned there five weeks before his death.
Lance Cpl. Ekwell's father was in the Marines during World War II and both understood it was something that had to be done. When in high school he was Monroe County all-around gymnastics champion two years in a row. Besides his parents, he is survived by two younger brothers, Terry and Tyler and a younger sister Penny.


Name Elliott, Richard
Rank Sgt.
Service Number 130-36-7636
Home Address 68 Yellowstone Drive, West Henrietta, N.Y.
Born 1948, Elmira, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Lester B. Elliott, 68 Yellowstone Dr., W. Henrietta, N.Y.
Attended Southside High, Elmira, NY and Corning Comm. College
Entered Service July 1968, Elmira, New York
Branch of Service Army
Left for Overseas 1969 to Vietnam
Died April 2, 1970, was slain while on guard duty in Vietnam
Buried Elmira, New York
Notes Sgt. Elliott was assigned to the 635 Military Intelligence Company a year after he was sent to Vietnam. He was to have returned to this country in July. He was the second member of the family to serve in Vietnam. His brother Thomas 23, was discharged from service in Dec. 1968.
Sgt. Elliott was a native of Elmira. The family moved to Rochester in 1969. Besides his brother Thomas and his parents he is survived by another brother Robert.
Notes Sources


Name Ellsworth, Elmer E.
Rank PFC
Home Address 689 Parma Ogden Town Line Road, Spencerport, N.Y.
Born Feb. 18, 1948, Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Elmer E. Ellsworth
Attended No. 17 Elementary School and Madison High School
Last Employed by Lyon's Bowling Den, Ridge Road West
Entered Service April 13, 1967, Rochester, New York
Branch of Service Marines
Left for Overseas Sept. 1967 to Vietnam
Died Oct. 28, 1967, fatally wounded in the head & body in Quang Nam, Vietnam
Buried Nov. 8, 1967, St. John's Cemetery, Spencerport, N.Y.
Notes PFC Ellsworth had been put on an ambush patrol, when he was killed on patrol near Quang Nam. He had just completed a four day course in land mine warfare and had finished second in the class.
PFC Ellsworth and Janet Hendrick of 2521 Manitou Road were planning to be married as soon as he finished his 13 month tour in Vietnam. PFC Ellsworth was interested in swimming and soccer. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, James, Robert both of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. David L. Emke of Castile.
Notes Sources TU 10/28/67 and D&C 10/28/67


Name Engle, Richard E.
Rank PFC
Service Number US 51 775 434
Home Address see notes
Born April 29, 1948. Batavia, New York
Parents Mrs. Ruth Engle, 215 Ames Street and Mr. Engle, R. D. 2, Albion, New York
Entered Service July 29, 1967, Albion, MY
Unit 1st Bn., 12 Cav., Army
Left for Overseas Dec. 10, 1967 to Vietnam
Died Feb. 2, 1968 from gunshot wounds received during hostile action in Auang Tri, Vietnam
Buried Feb. 19, 1968, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Abion, NY
Notes PFC Engle enlisted from Albion, New York at that time he was living with his father.
PFC Engle lived part time with his father in Albion, New York and part time with his mother who lives at 215 Ames Street.


Name Fegan, Ronald James
Rank Ensign
Service Number 661 31 44
Home Address 6122 Lake Road, Brockport, New York
Born Feb. 11, 1941; Rochester, New York
Parent Mr. Walter Fegan, 6122 Lake Rd., Brockport, N.Y.
Entered Service July 21, 1963; Newport, R. I.
Branch of Service Navy
Died April 10, 1965; missing during aerial combat in the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam
Notes Ensign Fegan was missing in action following aerial combat with the enemy aircraft over the Gulf of Tonkin. Missing report received 10 April 1965. Evidence conclusively establishing death under the provisions of Section 9 of the Missing Persons Act, as ammended (50 USC app. 1009) received 27 April 1965.
Notes Sources 5/2/66 DD Form 1300


Name Fischer, George Jr.
Rank PFC (Spec. 4)
Home Address 3801 Ridge Road West, Rochester, New York
Born 1945; Holley, New York
Parents Father: Mr. George W. Fischer, 3801 Ridge Rd. W.
Mother: Mrs. Gertrude Simpson of Holley
Attended Holley Central School and Rochester Institute of Tech.
Entered Service Dec. 1967; Rochester, New York
Branch of Service Army
Died Aug. 3, 1968 of wounds received after stepping on an enemy mine in Vietnam
Buried Aug. 24, 1968; Murray Cemetery, Holley, New York
Notes PFC Fischer had a promising future as a stock car racer. He raced at both Spencer Speedway and at Lancaster near Buffalo, winning three or four feature events. He lived with his father behind their Ridge Road Service Station. Other survivors include his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Simpson of Holley and a sister, Mrs. John Nelson of Branchport, N.Y. and step-father Mr. Frank Simpson of Holley.
Notes Sources TU 8/5/68 and obit. 8/22/68


Name Flannery, Timothy P.
Rank Sp. 4
Service Number 077 46 8246
Home Address 413 Tarrington Road
Born 1954
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Francis J. Flannery, 131 Westchester Ave.
Spouse Mrs. Maureen Flannery; 413 Tarrington Road
Entered Service Oct. 1972
Unit 541 Engineers, US Army
Died Nov. 4, 1974 from truck accident in Schwetzingen, Germany
Buried Nov. 12, 1974; Veterans plot, Holy Sepulchre


Name Flow, Douglas W.
Rank Seaman
Home Address 41 Clark Street, Brockport, NY 14420
Born Dec. 4, 1953; Brockport, NY
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Flow, 41 Clark Street, Brockport, NY 14420
Entered Service Dec. 1971; U.S.N.
Died Oct. 13, 1973 from an auto accident on Brockport-Spencerport Road
Buried Oct. 16, 1973; Mt. Olivet
Notes Mr. Flow was a former student at Brockport High School. Joined the Navy in Dec. 1971. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Cynthia; four brothers, Stephen, Scott, Russel, and Kevin; paternal grandmother, Mrs. William Flow.


Name Forbush, Robert W., Jr.
Rank PFC
Home Address 57 Clover Crest Drive, Rochester, N.Y.
Born Feb. 4, 1948; Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Robert Forbush Sr., 57 Clover Crest Drive, Rochester
Attended Brighton High School and Lakemont Academy, Geneva
Entered Service 1965; Rochester, New York
Trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and Ft. Dix, N.J.
Left for Overseas March 1967 to Vietnam
Died May 3, 1967; hospital, Pleiku, Vietnam
Buried May 11, 1967; vet. plot, White Haven Memo. Pk., Perinton, N.Y.
Notes PFC Robert W. Forbush Jr. took his training at Ft. Dix and Ft. Sam Houston. He was assigned to the 18 Surgical Hospital as a corpman and went overseas with it early in March.
PFC Forbush was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Forbush, Sr. of 57 Clovercrest Drive, Brighton, N.Y. His father is a buyer for the Eastman Kodak Co. PFC Forbush was an all-around athelete at Brighton High School and received a special award for his defensive play as a footbal quarterback. He transferred to Lakemont Academy near Geneva after two years at Brighton High and cut the last one short to enlist in the Army 1965. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Michael (Mari) Rothman and Katherine Forbush.
Notes Sources TU 5/8/67


Name Ford, Richard E.
Rank Airman 3/C
Service Number AF 11 636 449
Home Address 274 Seneca Park Avenue, Rochester, N. Y.
Born May 19, 1946, Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Ford, 274 Seneca Park Avenue
Entered Service May 27, 1966, Rochester, New York
Branch of Service Air Force
Trained at Bunker Hill, Indiana
Died March 24, 1967, struck by car in Willoughby, Ohio
Buried March 28, 1967, White Haven Memo. Pk., Perinton, N.Y.
Notes AM3/C Ford was enroute home from Bunker Hill Air Force Base. He served in 305 Cvil Engineering.
At the time of the accident he was accomplished by a hitchhiker. They were pushing the car up a ramp to service station when another car struck Ford and the driver went on without stopping, police said. The hitchhiker was not hurt. AM3/C Ford is survived by his parents; two sisters, Mrs. George Montesano and Sandra J. Ford.
Notes Sources TU 3/27/67 obit.


Name Forest, Donald S.
Rank Cpl.
Service Number US 51 778 094
Home Address 122 Ohio Street, Rochester, New York
Born April 20, 1944, Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Camille F. Forest, 260 Arnett Boulevard
Spouse Sandra Forest, 122 Ohio Street, Rochester, New York
Attended Madison High School
Entered Service April 4, 1968, Rochester, New York
Unit 1 Air Cavalry Div., Army
Left for Overseas Nov. 6, 1968 to Vietnam
Died March 26, 1969 killed in a helicopter attack in Saigon, Vietnam
Buried April 5, 1969, Vet. plot, Riverside Cem., Rochester, N.Y.
Notes Cpl. Forest was drafted about a year ago and had been in Vietnam since November of 68.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, and one brother, Raymond Forest.
Notes Sources D&C 3/31/69 and TU 3/31/69 obit.


Name Freeborn, Victor G.
Rank Spec. 4
Home Address 54 Swansea Park, Rochester, New York
Born Sept. 17, 1950, Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Freeborn, 54 Swansea Park
Attended School #42 and Edison Tech. High School
Last Employed by Suburba Gravats Inc.
Entered Service Sept. 1969, Rochester, New York
Unit Co. B, 7 Med. Bn., 7 Inf. Div., Army
Died Sept. 17, 1970 drowned when truck plumged into stream on Korean Highway
Buried Sept. 28, 1970, Falls Cemetery, Greecde, N.Y.
Notes Spec. Freeborn was in Co. B, 7 Med. Bn. of the 7 Inf. Div. north of Seoul. He was expected to be in the vehicle motor pool.
A cousin, Daniel Stroyer, also in service in Korea witnessed the accident, but he did not realize at the time that it was his cousin in the vehicle.
Notes Sources D&C 9/21/70


Name Fried, Rudolph
Rank PFC
Service Number 069 44 6120
Home Address 218 Bennett Avenue
Born April 25, 1952, Winnepeg, Canada
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Friedrich Fried
Spouse Sarah Fried, 47 Avanti Drive, Rochester, New Yrok 14606
Entered Service Dec. 13, 1972, Ft. Dix, N.J.
Unit 527 Trans. Co., U.S. Army
Died Aug. 1, 1973 of subarehnoid hemorrhage at Genesee Hosp., Rochester, New York
Buried Aug. 4, 1973, Irondequoit Cemetery
Notes PFC Fried was home on leave and just recently married. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Friederich Fried.


Name Funk, Robert N.
Rank Sgt.
Service Number 091 36 2295
Home Address 110 Highledge Drive, Penfield, N.Y.
Born Oct. 4, 1945, Buffalo, N.Y.
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Funk, 110 Highledge Dr.
Attended Penfield High School and University of Rochester
Entered Service June 5, 1968, Buffalo, New York
Trained at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Dix, N.J.
Unit Co. A, 2 Bn., 12 Inf., Army
Left for Overseas May 12, 1969 to Vietnam
Died Oct. 26, 1969 of wounds received in action in Vietnam
Buried Nov. 2, 1969, Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, N.Y.
Notes Sgt. Funk was serving in Co. A, 2 Bn., 12 Inf. of the 25 Infantry Division. He had been involved in heavy fighting for several weeks near Ku Chi north of Saigon.
Sgt. Funk moved here from Buffalo with his family in 1956. Besides his parents, Sgt. Funk is survived by his sisters, Nancy and Mrs. John Schooley of Greece.
Notes Sources TU 10/30/69 and D&C 10/30/69 obit.


Name Gaesser, Marjorie Ann
Rank Airman 1/C
Service Number 069-40-7824
Home Address 261 Wendhurst Dr.
Born July 6, 1948; Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Leo Gaesser; 261 Wendhurst Dr.
Branch of Service Air Force
Died June 3, 1971 at Traverse Air Force Base, Calif.
Buried June 8, 1971; Churchville Cem., Churchville, N. Y.


Name Gamble, William Milton Jr.
Rank Sgt.
Service Number 061-42-3738
Home Address 102 Aberdeen Street
Born Feb. 14, 1950; Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. William Gamble Sr., 102 Aberdeen St.
Spouse Mrs. Linda Gamble; 625 Porter Avenue, Vallejo, Calif.
Entered Service Feb. 3, 1969; Rochester, N. Y.
Branch of Service Marines
Trained at Camp Lejuene
Died Aug. 21, 1972 from an auto accident; Kingston, No. Carolina
Buried Aug. 26, 1972; Vet. plot, Riverside Cem., Rochester, N. Y.
Notes Sgt. William M. Gamble was one of five persons killed in a two-car crash near Kinston, N.C.. Sgt. Gamble is survived by his wife Linda; a daughter, Michele, a stepson Roger; his parents William M. Gamble Sr. of Louisville, KY and Mrs. Rose Gamble and four brothers, Walter, Donald, Calvin and Kenneth.
Notes Sources obit. D&C 8/23/72


Name Gearing, William C., Jr.
Rank Spec. 5
Home Address 3945 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, N. Y.
Born July 30, 1948; Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. William C. Gearing, Sr., 3945 Dewey Avenue
Attended Olympia High School
Entered Service May 1968; Rochester, New York
Unit Americal Div.; Army
Left for Overseas Dec. 1968 to Vietnam
Died May 19, 1969 in Vietnam
Buried June 6, 1969; Veterans Plot; Riverside Cem.; Rochester, N. Y.
Notes Spec. 5 Gearing was drafted in May 1968, he enlisted for a third year in the Army so he would be sent to a military school instead of receiving an immediate infantry assignment. He went to Vietnam.
Spec. Gearing was a member of the wrestling (and) lacrosse teams at Olynpia High School. He took postgraduate work at Olympia High School. He wanted to go to Rochester Institute of Technology. Besides his parents he leaves another brother Robert and a half sister Wendy, a stepbrother Daniel Keene.
Notes Sources D&C 5/29/69 and TU 5/29/69 obit.


Name Gebbie, Ronald J.
Rank GM 3/C
Service Number 796 82 48
Home Address 26 Oak Lawn Drive, Rochester, New York (Irondequoit)
Born June 17, 1948; Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Donald Gebbie; 26 Oaklawn Drive
Entered Service June 30, 1965; Buffalo, New York
Branch of Service Navy
Trained at Great Lakes Naval, Chicago and San Diego, Calif.
Left for Overseas Jan. 1966 to Vietnam
Died Feb. 27, 1969 as a direct hit from the enemy detonating a cargo of ammunition in Danang, Vietnam
Buried March 28, 1969; Vet. plot, Riverside Cem., Rochester, N. Y.
Notes GM3/C Gebbie serving his third tour of duty in Vietnam when he was killed. His parents were notified March 1, 1969 that he was missing in action. He was trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Chicago and Coronado Naval Basr at San Diego, California. He was home for two weeks last fall of 1968, after his second tour of duty.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, John and sister Mrs. Darlene Houlihan of Rochester.
Notes Sources TU 3/11/69 and D&C 3/11/69 obit.


Name Gell, Jack E.
Rank Sgt.
Home Address Columbus, Georgia
Born Nov. 28, 1940; Syracuse, New York
Parent Mr. Frank Gell; 63 Lee Road, Gates, N. Y.
Spouse Mrs. Rebecca Gell; Columbus, Georgia
Attended Monroe High School
Entered Service Dec. 1958; Rochester, New York
Unit 7 Bn., 1 Cavalry Div.; Army
Left for Overseas Sept. 16, 1965 to Vietnam
Died Nov. 14, 1965; wounded in the chest by Communist small-arms fire in Vietnam
Buried Nov. 29, 1965; Ft. Benning Cem., Fort Benning, Georgia
Notes Sgt. Jack E. Gell, was fatally wounded in the chest by Communist small-arms fire on Nov. 14, 1965, while serving in the communications section of 7th Bn., 1st Cavalry Div. A career soldier, Sgt. Gell had been in Vietnam since Sept. 16, 1965.
Sgt. Gell's family moved to Rochester from Syracuse when he was a baby. He was a graduate from Monroe High School. Also, survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Alexander, Inglewood Calif.; six sisters, Mrs. Ronald DeBellis, Mrs. Bonnie Kastner, both of Avon, Elain & Genevieve Gell and Mrs. Mary Kite all of Rochester and Mrs. Walter Gonsil of Miami, Fla., and brother, Frank Jr., of Rochester, New York.
Notes Sources


Name Germuga, Gerald A.
Rank Major
Home Address Paige Street, Rochester, New York
Born Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Andy J. Germuga, 70 Viennawood Dr., Rochester, N. Y.
Spouse Mrs. Joan Shafer Germuga; Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah
Attended St. Monica's School, Aquinas School, Syracuse University and St. Bonaventure, Olean
Entered Service 1952; Rochester, New York
Branch of Service Army
Left for Overseas 1959 to Korea
Died Jan. 27, 1967 in helicopter crash at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah
Buried Jan. 31, 1967; Arlington National Cemetery, VA
Notes Maj. Germuga served 10 months in Korea in 1959 and for the last two years had been station at the Utah base. Maj. Germuga enlisted into the Army as a 2/Lt.. While in the Army, he took graduate work for a year and a half at Syracuse University, receiving a master's degree in business administration in 1961.
Maj. Germuga an Army career man and only child of Mr. & Mrs. Andy J. Germuga was reared in the 19th Ward. He was graduate from St. Monica's School, Aquinas Institute and St. Bonaventure University, Olean, where in 1952 he received a bachelor of science degree and immediately enlisted into the Army as 2/Lt. He leaves his wife, Joan Shafer Germuga and two sons and a daughter.
Notes Sources D&C 1/29/67


Name Grassi, Ernest
Rank Spec. 4
Service Number 51 776 596
Home Address 15 Laurelton Road, Rochester, N. Y.
Born Feb. 13, 1947; Rochester, New York
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Grassi, 15 Laurelton Road
Attended St. Ambrose School, East High School and Monroe Community College
Last Employed by Grassi's Restaurant, 461 State St.
Entered Service Dec. 6, 1967, Rochester, New York
Unit Co. D, 1 Bn., 12 Cav. Div.; Army
Left for Overseas May 20, 1968 to Vietnam
Died Dec. 9, 1968 from wounds during hostile ground action in Vietnam
Buried Dec. 23, 1968; Holy Sepulchre, Rochester, N. Y.
Notes Spec. 4 Grassi had been in Vietnam about six months. His outfit recently was transferred from the northern sector to Saigon area. He was in Co. D, 1 Battalion.
In addition to his parents, Spec. 4 Grassi leaves two sisters, Joan and Nancy.
Notes Sources D&C 12/12/69 obit.


Name Grauert, Hans H.
Rank Lt. (jg)
Home Address 77 Southern Parkway, Rochester, N. Y.
Born 1941; Frankfurt, Germany
Parents Dr. & Mrs. Hans H. Grauert, 77 Southern Pkwy.
Attended McQuaid High School and Notre Dame
Entered Service 1963
Branch of Service Navy
Left for Overseas 1965 to Vietnam
Died Nov. 3, 1967 when jet crashed on take-off and lost at sea off the coast of Vietnam
Notes Lt. Grauert was on his third tour of duty in Vietnam. He had flown more than 250 strike and support missions since 1965 and in August 1967 was awarded the Republic of Vietnam's Air Gallantry medal. The medal, one of the highest presented by the Vietnamese government to foreign flyers, was given to him for unusually high number of missions flown against the enemy and successful bombings of enemy targets.
Lt. Grauert, who entered the Navy shortly after graduating from Note Dame in 1963, twice requested additional duty in Vietnam. He was last home at Christmas 1966 and returned to Vietnam shortly after. Lt. Grauert's brother, Peter, a Marine Captain was stationed in Vietnam aboard the USS Oriskany until two months prior to his brother's death. He was assigned to Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lt. Grauert was a letterman on the McQuaid High School soccer team before he was graduated in 1959. Besides his parents and his brother, he is also survived by two other brothers, Christopher, a senior at Syracuse University and Alexander 17 a McQuaid senior and sister Mrs. William Wilmot of Pittsford, N.Y.
Notes Sources TU 11/6/67 and D&C 11/6/67


Name Graves, Donald L.
Rank L/Cpl.
Home Address 56 Ridgewood Road, Greece, New York
Born 1947
Parents Mr. Frank Graves, Dansville, New York
Mrs. Bette Slocum, Arkport, New York
Attended Greece Olympia High School
Entered Service Feb. 1966; Rochester, New York
Unit 3 Bn., 26 Marine Regt., Marines
Left for Overseas July 1966 to Vietnam
Died Sept. 7, 1967 from enemy mortar fire in Vietnam
Buried Sept. 20, 1967; Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville, N. Y.
Notes L/Cpl. Graves left school in 1964, joined the Marines in Feb. 1966 and was sent to Vietnam five months later. In May of 1967, he volunteered for an additional six months of combat duty. He was granted a 30 day leave, visit with his aunt and uncle until June, then returned to Vietnam.
Cpl. Graves had lived with his aunt and uncle since he was 8 years old. He was a former student at Greece Olympia High School. His parents are Frank Graves of Buffalo and Mrs. Betty Slocum of Arkport, New York. Cpl. Graves is also survived by two brothers, Gary of Dansville, and Thomas of Arkport.
Notes Sources D&C 9/12/67 and TU 9/12/67


Name Green, Richard Jr.
Rank Sgt.
Home Address Georgetown, S. C.
Born Sept. 9, 1942, Georgetown, S. C.
Parents unknown
Spouse Mrs. Esther R. Green, 437 South Avenue, Rochester, New York
Entered Service Rochester, New York
Unit 25 Inf. Div., Army
Died Sept. 15, 1968 during a combat mission, CuChi, Saigon, Vietnam
Buried Sept. 25, 1968; Baptist Cemetery, Georgetown, S. C.
Notes Sgt. Greene was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division which is based in CuChi, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon.
Sgt. Richard Green, who had lived in Rochester for about two years before being drafted. He is survived by his wife, Esther, of Rochester and two children, Tammy and Toni. He was employed as a factory worker after moing his family here from North Carolina.
Notes Sources TU 9/20/68


Name Gresens, John C.
Rank Lance Cpl.
Home Address 4 Vincent Drive, Rochester, New York
Born Oct. 29, 1944; Rochester, New York
Parent Mrs. Valencia Gresens, 4 Vincent Dr., Rochester, N.Y.
Attended School #35 and Pittsford Central High School
Last Employed by Baker Shoe Store, Pittsford, N.Y.
Entered Service 1965; Rochester, New York
Branch of Service Marines
Trained at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Left for Overseas Nov. 29, 1966 to Vietnam
Died Jan. 6, 1967 of chest wounds in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam
Buried Jan. 16, 1967; Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
Notes Lance Cpl. Gresens, entered the Marine Corps in the fall of 1965. He was trained at Parris Island, Camp Lejeune, N. C. and Camp Pendleton, Calif., then sent to Okinawa. He was advanced to corporal while on that island.
Cpl. Gresens, a native of Rochester, was the son of Alexnader C. Gresens, a television engineer for station WHAM many years and working for WOKR when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage, July 30, 1963.
Notes Sources TU 1/12/67 and D&C 1/12/67


Name Gruhn, Robert A.
Rank Spec. 4
Service Number 51 778 134
Home Address 105 Lake Bluff Road, Rochester, N. Y.
Born Oct. 19, 1946, Rochester, New York
Parent Mrs. Virginia Gruhn, 105 Lake Bluff Road
Spouse Mrs. Karen Gruhn, 15 Meadowcroft Road, 14609
Attended St. Salome's School, Eastridge High School and Monroe Community College
Entered Service April 8, 1968; Rochester, New York
Trained at Fort Dix, N.Y.
Unit 1st Bn., 52 Inf., 198 LIB, Americal Div., Army
Left for Overseas Sept. 28, 1968 to Vietnam
Died May 13, 1969; killed in combat in Vietnam
Buried May 28, 1969; Irondequoit Cemetery, Irondequoit, N.Y.
Notes Spec. 4 Gruhn, in Vietnam since Oct. 1968, was due for a rest and rehabilitation leave June 1, 1969, in Hawaii. He went to Vietnam as a medic and saw action from the first day he arrived. His last days were spent in Cambodia.
Spec. 4 attended MCC for three years, studying electronics. He worked from 1966 to 1968 at Kodak Park as a sevice manager for plate production. On June 1, 1968 he married Karen Zizzo, a high school sweetheart. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother Mrs. Virginia Gruhn, his brother William.
Notes Sources TU 5/21/69 and d&C 5/21/69 obit.



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