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War memorial slated for PHS

Efforts to obtain crucial information to ensure we include everyone who has served in the U.S. armed forces in a Veteran’s Memorial Project being planned for Poughkeepsie High School have begun. The Poughkeepsie Veteran’s Memorial Project is meant to commemorate, honor and inspire all Americans to remember our fallen fellow graduates of Poughkeepsie High School, each of whom sacrificed their lives for us and our country.

The memorial will include the following six wars and one category for veterans who lost their lives keeping our country free while serving in the military:

  1. Civil War – 04/12/1861 - 04/09/1865
  2. WWI -- 07/28/1914 - 11/11/1918
  3. WWII -- 09/01/1939 - 09/02/1945
  4. Korean War -- 06/25/1950 - 07/17/1953
  5. Vietnam War- 11/01/1955 - 04/30/1975
  6. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan War
  7. Veterans who lost their lives keeping our country free while serving in the military.

For PHS alumni to qualify to be included in this memorial, they or a relative or friend must submit a military DD214, and graduation diploma from Poughkeepsie High School.

PHS alumni who are already contained in the PHS Veterans Memorial database are shown below. If a person is missing from the list and should be included in the memorial, please email pcsdprelations@poughkeepsieschools.org with the pertinent information.

      Civil War  4/12/1861 - 4/9/1865    
  No Poughkeepsie High School records of graduates    
               
      WWI 7/28/1914 -11/11/1918    
               
●       Alonzo Daniel Allen                     graduate    
●       Albert J. Omsteen Jr.                          graduate    
●       Alvin H. Treadwell                             graduate    
●       Isaac Tuttle                                        graduate    
●       Edward J. Wolff                               graduate    
●       Simon R. Kludjian                             graduate    
●       William J. Lane                                  graduate    
●       Clayton Roy Lawrence                      graduate    
●       Chester C. Minard                             graduate    
●       Judson Mosher                                 graduate    
●       Michael W. Neary                            graduate    
●       Balealow Potosky                             graduate    
●       John P. Reavy                                   graduate    
●       Charles L. Ricker                           graduate    
●       John E. Seaman                               graduate    
●       Oscar Joseph Seifts                         graduate    
●       Martin E. Sheehy                             graduate    
●       Joseph Stefanski                             graduate    
●       Herman H. Vail                              graduate    
●       Wardell C. VanTasell                     graduate    
●       Harry Vargus                                  graduate    
●       Frank W.E. Weed                          graduate    
●       Paul W. Whelplay                          graduate    
●       John M. Young                              graduate    
●       Joseph Young                                 graduate    
●       R. Stanley Young                           graduate    
●       Nelson Albertson                           graduate    
●       August Madlinger                          graduate    
●       Jerry Sherman                                graduate    
●       Edward Antony Stokes                  graduate    
●       Joseph Wirhousky                          graduate    
●       Kapriel D. Bedrosian                         graduate    
●       Antonio Bernazzo                              graduate    
●       Leon Bishop                                        graduate    
●       Raymond Bogart                                  graduate    
●       Elijah Booth                                       graduate    
●       Leo A. Brock                                        graduate    
●       Ebenezer Bull                                      graduate    
●       Storrs Butler                                          graduate    
●       Charles V. Bryne                                  graduate    
●       Henry E. Diehl                                     graduate    
●       George A. Dingee                                graduate    
●       John Dugan                                          graduate    
●       Moses M.N.D. Eisner                          graduate    
●       Arthur F. Gill                                       graduate    
●       William J. Gosso                                 graduate    
●       Erenest E. Haight                                  graduate    
●       William J. Johnson                              graduate    
●       William G. Lasch                                 graduate    
●       Anna Masher                                       graduate    
●       David A. Qlark                                     graduate    
●       Russell Slocum                                  graduate    
●       John Slovak                                          graduate    
               
     WWII - 9/1/1939 - 9/2/1945    
               
●       Floy Alexander               graduate    
●       Raymond Andrews     graduate    
●       Wesley W. Andrews      graduate    
●       Carl Bialek       graduate    
●       Gerald N. Butland     graduate    
●       Joseph Ceroni     graduate    
●       John Christopher     graduate    
●       Albert Cole        graduate    
●       Charles Cooke     graduate    
●       Cortland Coutant     graduate    
●       George Harry Davis     graduate    
●       Joseph DelTorto     graduate    
●       James Detmer     graduate    
●       John Doerr       graduate    
●       William L. Douglas     graduate    
●       Forrest Edson     graduate    
●       Edward A. Frank Jr.     graduate    
●       Bernard Goodkin     graduate    
●       Isaac Graubart     graduate    
●       Martin Greenberg     graduate    
●       Arthur Hadsell     graduate    
●       James B. Johnson     graduate    
●       F. Howard Kloepfer     graduate    
●       Francis Kuklinski     graduate    
●       William Lawrence     graduate    
●       Clifford Lemfrond     graduate    
●       John Leone       graduate    
●       Alexander F. Maliszewski   graduate    
●       Walter Mansolillo     graduate    
●       J. Arthur McCoy     graduate    
●       Charles McGill     graduate    
●       Edward Miller     graduate    
●       Roland F. Mosher     graduate    
●       Alexander Mozdierz     graduate    
●       James Murphy     graduate    
●       Richard Nickerson     graduate    
●       Robert F. Patterson     graduate    
●       Chester D. Perkins     graduate    
●       Charles Plog       graduate    
●       Robert John Pribish     graduate    
●       John Quinn       graduate    
●       Floyd Relyea       graduate    
●       Anthony Rinaldi     graduate    
●       John Ritz       graduate    
●       Frazer Shaw       graduate    
●       John W. Shea     graduate    
●       Herman Siegel     graduate    
●       Augustus Julius Siko     graduate    
●       Bela Siko       graduate    
●       Carl Sprenger     graduate    
●       Charles W. Stacey     graduate    
●       Franklyn Swenson     graduate    
●       Vincent Taffe       graduate    
●       Roger Tennant     graduate    
●       Stanley Theodoropoulos   graduate    
●       Francis Toner     graduate    
●       Benjamin Valk     graduate    
●       Frank VanEtten     graduate    
●       Elie Vecchio       graduate    
●       Louis Wawrzonek     graduate    
●       Elwood Weibrich     graduate    
●       Robert T. Whalen     graduate    
●       Kenneth C. Whisple     graduate    
●       Stanislaus Wisniewski     graduate    
●       Oal L. Hutchison     graduate    
               
               
    KOREA - 6/25/1950 - 7/17/1953    
               
●       Benito Antonio Cecilia           graduate    
●       Edward Patrick Fitch                graduate    
●       Arthur Appel Oakley               graduate    
●       Howard Elliot Odell                  graduate    
●       Gilbert Mosher Dobbs              graduate    
●       Richard DeCandio                           graduate    
●       John F. Weber                                   graduate    
●       Woody L. Douglas                         graduate    
               
               
               
  VIETNAM - 11/1/1955 - 4/30/1975    
               
●       James Phillip Burns                  graduate    
●       John R. Frye                             graduate    
●       Gerald William Gannon            graduate    
●       Richard Paul Hoag Jr.                graduate    
●       Richard Raymond Hurlihe     graduate    
●       Patrick Jerome Long                graduate    
●       Nelson William Mckenna      graduate    
●       Richard Henry Mckinney       graduate    
●       Clifford M. Rhodes Jr.            graduate    
●       William Joseph Brown             graduate    
●       Herbert Burton Johnson         graduate    
               
               
Afghanistan                    
               
●       Mark C. Palmateer                   graduate    
               
               
               
Poughkeepsie High School Graduates   
who lost their lives keeping our country safe while in the military.
               
●       Vincent Hendryk                       graduate    
●       Corey Ingram     graduate