|On Friday December 12th the Legion Honors Team conducted full local military honors for U.S. Army WWII Veteran Ralph S. Herron. Mr. Herron was a decorated Veteran having served in WWII and a participant in The "Battle of the Bulge." He was the grandfather of Todd Herron who is a member of Post216's Honor Guard. Mr. Herron was a well known and loved member of the community, and "Santa" to all of the kid's in the Milford area.
On Thursday night, members of the Honors Team conducted a Silent Watch (vigil) at Lynch Funeral Home. Participating were John Moore, Joe Salvia, Lance Oberg, John Robinson, Todd Herron, and Ray Clinard.
Prior to the funeral service the full Honors Team including Past Commander Bob Janoska passed by the bier to pay their respects.
At Friday's funeral service, Joe Salvia, John Moore, John Robinson, and Lance Oberg conducted the flag folding and presentation part of the honors. Lance Oberg presented the flag. Rich Chowaniec commanded the Firing Team consisting of Ron Nevorski, Bob Godwin, Chuck Bowman, Ray Clinard, Ike Eickholdt, and Ron Nevorski.
WWII Veteran Don Stevenson was the Bugler.
The Color Guard consisted of Nortie Caswell, Skip Davison, Jerry Mantela (AMVETS), and Larry Shaver.
The Firing team commanded by Rich Chowaniec participated as the pall bearers for Mr. Herron.