Honor Roll Military veterans from Darrtown and vicinity

THIS RECORD OF MILITARY SERVICE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. It is NOT presented as being totally accurate or totally complete. The list will be updated as more information is received. If you find any errors or omissions in the following - or if you can provide additional information regarding the service of those listed below - please use the link in the footer, at the bottom of this page, to contact the webmaster. Diligence will be given to list all information in an honorable and accurate manner.

The following list of military veterans was compiled through the contributions of volunteer researchers, family members, and friends.

Rebecca Evans and her mother, Marna Evans, deserve special recognition for contributing the majority of the names that appear on this web page.

On July 8, 2009, Rebecca Evans provided the following summary of the research that she and her mother conducted:

"My mother compiled this list from photographs that I had taken of all of the Darrtown Veteran graves and a partial list that Jane Menke used at the Memorial Day programs. This list was as accurate as possible through May 2007, as we checked it with online Veteran records and with the Soldiers and Sailors monument/memorial in Hamilton. I have a few additional names given to me by Sally Hansel that were added recently. I do not have the information on the wars in which they served and will have to do some research to confirm these details."

Names... Names... Names...

The names of military veterans who now live, or previously lived, in or around Darrtown are organized around these war records:

 

  • The War of 1812
  • The Mexican War (1845-1848)
  • The Civil War (1861-1865)
  • The Spanish American War (1889)
  • World War I (1914-1918)
  • World War II (1941-1945)
  • The Korean Conflict (1950-1955)
  • The Vietnam Conflict (1964-1973)
  • The Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)
  • The Iraq and Afganistan Wars

 

Persons from Darrtown and vicinity who served in the military during peace time, are listed in the "Others Who Served" section of the following list.

 Casualties of War The following individuals from Darrtown and vicinity gave their lives in the service of our nation: Collins, William "Billy' Gene McVicker, Donald Trew Parker, Leon Victor

For more information regarding

these fallen warriors, see: Casualties

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World War II Honor Roll

 

RIGHT: This photo of the WWII Honor Roll, which stood in the town square during and after WWII, was contributed by Dale Bufler.

 

Seen in the photo are Mrs. Lorraine Uhl and her daughter, Myrna Uhl.

 

To see a list of the names that appeared on this Honor Roll, please visit Events / Militia.

The image at the right shows the monument that was dedicated in the Darrtown village square, during the May 25, 2014 Memorial Day services.

 

Designed and commissioned by the Darrtown Bicentennial Steering Committee, this monument honors the men and women from Darrtown and vicinity who served in the United States military.

 

The monument was financed by fund-raisers for and donations to Darrtown Bicentennial.

The Bicentennial project (planning and fundraising) extended over a two-year period and culminated in the July 5-6, 2014

Darrtown Bicentennial celebration.

Veterans' Memorial Dedicated

on Memorial Day, May 25, 2014,

as preamble to Darrtown's

Bicentennial celebration

Flagpole dedicated during the 2014 Bicentennial

Medals of Honor presented to veterans during flagpole dedication

The Bicentennial Committee commissioned the Medals of Honor through donations and fund-raisers. Committee member, Fred Lindley designed the medallion.

Front side

Back side

The phrase "Kilroy was here" is believed to have originated through United States servicemen, who would draw the doodle and the text "Kilroy was here" on the walls and other places they were stationed, encamped, or visited.

 

The Bicentennial Committee deemed it appropriate to include the phrase on the backside of the medallion.

 

P.S. - Kilroy was here!

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