VETERANS MONUMENT
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Garfield Heights High School
Class of 1966


In recognition of those who served our country ...

 

U.S. ARMY U.S. NAVY
William Brezina E-5 1969-1971
Joseph Bubnick
Michael Cellura SP-5 1/69-9/70
Bruce Ceo E-5 5/68-9/70
Alan Certo SP-4 9/66-6/68
James Dolak SP-4 1/68-1/70
Bob Falkowski
Robert Forman E-5 1966-1968
Guy Franchino E-4 8/67-6/69
Daniel Goedecke E-4 1968-1970
Danny Gorman E-5 1969-1971
Mike Hanlon SP4 1/69-11/70
Frank Harris E-5 7/68-7/70
Don Kalchert SP-5 5/68-5/70
Tim Koelliker E-5 5/68-5/70
Larry Kowalski
Robert G. Kronstein, SP-4 1/68-9/69
Earl LeRoy E-5 1969-1970
James Magovac
Jim Manley E-5 7/67-4/69
Tim Martin (Chemical Corps Officer)
John Matuska KIA RVN
Larry Mielczarek 1970-1972
Clarence Mizway E-4 1/68-12/69
David Mowinski
Jeff Owens SP-4 1/69-12/70
Robert Perchinske SP-4 11/66-12/68
James Polak
Robert Pluto
Jim Polak 1969-1971
Phil Posanti E-5 1/67-10/68
Salvatore Russo
George Smith E-5 8/66-8/69
Doug St. John 1965-1968
Jeffrey Steckle E-5 9/68-4/71
John Telecky
Clark Thomas E-4 9/67-9/69
Edward Trego
Armand Undicelli
Bob Varga E-? 1969-1971
Bob Vidd SP-5 10/69-8/71
Tom Waryas S-4 1969-1971
Don Watson SP-4 1/70-5/72
Wayne Watson
Dennis Yarmesch E-4 '68-'70
Robert Zuchowsky SP-4 6/66-6/69

Roger Anderson E-3 2/67-2/71
David Arnold E-3 2/67-2/71
John Caral E-5 1968-1972
Robert Corbus E-5 10/68-8/72
Edward Fiorucci E-5 1968-1970
Ken Fligiel E-5 1967-1971
Jim Gallagher 1967-?
Milan Mahdinec E-4 6/67-3/71
Bruce Marich E-4 8/67-2/71
Sam Mazzola
Alvin Mull
Roger Navratil E-5 11/66-5/70
Bob Norman 1968-1972
Jim Nowak E-4 3/67-11/70
Richard Ollie
Tom Reddy Lt. Commander (Reserve) 1981-Present
Lawrence Ruminski E-5 1967-1970
Dale Schneider


U.S. COAST GUARD

Richard Presti 1966-1970
Ted Reese


U.S.AIR FORCE
Dominic Antenucci
Robert Baginski
Dennis Banasz
Victor Faraci SSgt 7/66-3/74
Robert Klimak SSgt 5/67-5/71
James H. Lucas 1966-1968
James Oberc
Gregory Priest 10/66-2/68
Tom Reddy SSgt 1968-1972
John Richings E-5 1968-1972
Carl "Bud" Rabuano SMSgt (E-8)
                                    6/8/66 - 8/1/68
Michael Rodriguez
Fred Svihlik
Don Sienkiewicz 1967-1971
Louis Vallo Major, 9/71-9/91

ARMY RESERVES
NATIONAL GUARD

U.S. MARINE CORP
Jerry Ayres E-5 10/70-10/76
William Brezina Major '71-present
Jim Gallagher MSG ?-present
Richard Padrlik E-4 5/67-5/73
Michael Rubin SP-4 1971-1977
Terrence Cottrell Capt 5/70-11/73
Lenore Lee Jacobs Pritchard 1967-1969
Lee Kaiser Sgt. 6/67-?
Jim Mikesell
Richard Novotny ? 1967-?
Mark Toth E-5 1968-1972

 

Served "In Country", Republic of VietNam (RVN)


  David Arnold
Dennis Banasz
William Brezina
John Caral
Michael Cellura
Alan Certo
Robert Corbus
James Dolak
Bob Falkowski
Victor Faraci 10/68-10/69
Robert Forman1
Guy Franchino
Mike Hanlon
Lee Kaiser
Robert Klimak
Tim Koelliker 5/69-4/70
Robert Kronstein 9/68-9/69
Earl LeRoy
James H. Lucas1967-1968
Jim Magovac
Jim Manley
John Matuska
Larry Mielczarek
James Mikesell
Clarence Mizway
Dave Mowinski
Alvin Mull4
Roger Navratil
Richard Novotny
Jeff Owens
Robert Pluto
John Richings
Carl Rabuano2,3 3/68-3/69
Salvatore Russo
Don Sienkiewicz 7/69-7/70
Mike Tagliarina
Tom Waryas
Dennis Yarmesch
Robert Zuchowsky
 
1 Two Campaigns; 2 Awarded five campaign ribbons; 3 Served in the Republic of Thailand in 1972 during the Viet Nam War; 4 Two Tours of Duty


Purple Heart

John Matuska
Guy Franchino

Purple Heart and Bronze Medals

Robert Forman

Campaign Medals

Carl "Bud" Rabuano (5 Awards)


American Veterans Traveling Tribute
VietNam Veterans Memorial
1955-1975

John Matuska

SP4 - E4 - Army Regular
11th Armored Cavalry
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 13, 1948
From GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OHIO
Length of service 1 year
His tour of duty began on Jan 24, 1968
Casualty was on Sep 29, 1968
in LONG KHANH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Body was recovered
Religion
ROMAN CATHOLIC

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