Honoring the veterans Monroe lost over the years

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Jan Larsen, senior vice commander of American Legion Sippin-Winspur Post 176, created a poster using photos of Monroe's veterans who died over the past few years. It was on display during Sunday's Memorial Day ceremony at Monroe Town Hall.

MONROE, CT — Jan Larsen, senior vice commander for the American Legion’s Sippin-Winspur Post 176, made a poster out of photos of Monroe’s veterans who died in recent years. It was on display during the Memorial Day Ceremony inside the Council Chambers of Town Hall Sunday.

Jan Larsen, senior vice commander of American Legion Post 176, identifies veterans in a poster he created for Monroe veterans who died in recent years.

Another local veteran, Richard Michel, who served during the Vietnam era and died last year, was honored Sunday. A photo of Michel graced the cover of the program for the ceremony.

The following is a listing of Monroe residents and veterans, who died since 2008. It was compiled by the American Legion. Each entry has their name, branch of service, conflict they served in, and the year they died. Some entries are incomplete:

Eric Anderson, Army, World War II, died in 2009

James Y. Atkins, Army, World War II, 2015

Samuel S. Bader, Navy, World War II, 2016

Stephen J. Balog Jr., Army, World War II, 2008

Henry Barrachina, Army, World War II, 2017

Arthur Belanger, Army, Korea, 2019

Mortimer Berliner, Marines, World War II, 2014

John C. Boncoddo, Army, World War II, 2010

Edward A. Callo, Marines, Korea, 2014

Joseph M. Campopiano, Marines, Korea, 2016

William B. Canfield, 2010

Charles G. Canfield Sr., Navy, World War II, 2008

John L. Cappella, Army, Vietnam, 2020

William F. Cowie, Army Air Corps, World War II, 2017

Omer A. Cyr, Air Force, World War II, 2018

Elliot David, Air Force, Korea, 2010

Joseph J. Della Corte, World War II, 2008

William Distasio, Army, Vietnam, 2020

Vincent A. Dorazio, Vietnam

John Dry, Air Force, Vietnam, 2008

Ralph Fensore Sr., Navy, Korea, 2008

Jim P. Fogarty, Air Force, Korea, 2017

Andrew Frano, Army Air Corps, World War II, 2010

Donald R. Gauger, Army, Vietnam, 2019

Frederick W. Haffner, Navy, Korea, 2015

Ward W. Hemenway, Army and Air Force, World War II – Korea, 2017

Douglas W. Hill, Army Air Corps, World War II, 2018

Stanley M. Kaplin, Army, World War II – Korea, 2018

Charles R. Kelsey, Army, Korea, 2009

John E. Koczy, Army, World War II, 2019

George Lenart, World War II, 2009

Arthur Z. Luledjian, Army, World War II, 2019

Charles B. McDermott, Army, World War II, 2016

John Meropoulos, Army, Korea, 2016

Richard Michel, Army, Vietnam, 2020

Alexander J. Morrissey, Air Force, Korea, 2014

Michael J. Mulroy Sr., Army, Korea, 2015

Selestino P. Pereira, Army, World War II, 2010

Kenneth N. Rancourt, Army, World War II, 2017

Sal Savastano, Air Force, Korea, 2018

Andrew J. Scribe Jr., Navy, Korea, 2017

Dennis S. Shea, Vietnam

Howard W. Smith, 2011

Fred S. Spisto, Army, Korea, 2016

Gregory Stewart, Army, Korea, 2020

Philip J. Stote, Army, Korea, 2013

Roger Tavella, Marines, World War II, 2015

Joseph C. Velky, Navy, Vietnam, 2014

Daniel A. Viera, Korea, 2010

Kenneth N. Waite Jr., Army, Vietnam, 2015

Edward Winblad, Army, World War II, 2011

Jack T. Young, Army, World War II, 2016

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