Milford Legion Post 216

Honor Ceremonies (94) for Year 2009

The listings below are displayed in reverse chronological order with the latest ceremony shown first.

Joseph Wasyl

On Monday December 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Joseph Wasyl at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Moore, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson and Dale Feigley were the Buglers.

Robert Fischetti

On Monday December 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Air Force veteran Robert Fischetti at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Moore, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson and Dale Feigley were the Buglers.

James Frierson

On Monday December 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran James Frierson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Moore, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson and Dale Feigley were the Buglers.

Albert Swathworth

On Monday December 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Albert Swathwood at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Moore, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson and Dale Feigley were the Buglers.

Roy L. Patterson

On Thursday December 10, the Honor Guard provided military honors for U.S. Army Veteran and longtime Highland resident Roy L. Patterson. The team traveled to Great Lakes National Cemetery to conduct the interment service at the request of the Patterson family. Participating on the Firing Team were Chuck Bowman, Ray Clinard, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Dale Feigley, Skip Davison, and Lance Oberg. Chuck Bowman was the Firing Team Commander.

MSG Rector's team conducted the flag folding and presentation, along with TAPS.

John Moore and Lance Oberg draped the flag over the casket prior to departure form Lynch Funeral home.

On Wednesday evening John Moore, Joe Salvia, Todd Herron, and Chuck Bowman stood a Silent Watch at Lynch from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Johnny Rodriguez

On Monday November 24, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Johnny Rodriguez at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard and Joe Bishop, John Moore, Skip Davison, Don Stevenson.
Rich, Lance, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Rudolph Skodack

On Monday November 24, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Rudolph Skodack at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard and Joe Bishop, John Moore, Skip Davison, Don Stevenson.
Rich, Lance, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Norman Tomkowski

On Monday November 24, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Norman Tomkowski at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard and Joe Bishop, John Moore, Skip Davison, Don Stevenson.
Rich, Lance, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

William Fultz

On Monday November 24, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran William Fultz at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard and Joe Bishop, John Moore, Skip Davison, Don Stevenson.
Rich, Lance, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Joseph Thibault

On Monday November 24, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Joseph Thibault at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard and Joe Bishop, John Moore, Skip Davison, Don Stevenson.
Rich, Lance, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.
The letter shown below is typical of a hand written thank you that was sent to each member of the Honor Guard.

Alvin Lovette

On Monday October 26, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Alvin Lovette at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Melvin Hudson

On Monday October 26, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Melvin Hudson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Leon Anderson

On Monday October 26, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Leon Anderson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Winston Chinn

On Monday October 26, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Air Force veteran Winston Chinn at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Hayden Puckett

On Monday October 26, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Hayden Puckett at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Thomas Winters

On Monday October 26, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Thomas Winters at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Patrick Laporte

On Monday October 26, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Patrick Laporte at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard and Don Stevenson. Rich, Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Richard Fairchild

On Friday October 23, the Legion Honor Guard provided funeral honors for WWII Army Air Corps Veteran Richard Fairchild at a Detroit area Cemetery. Participating were Richard Chowaniec ( Cmdr), Dale Feigley (Rifle), Ronald Nevorski (Rifle), John Robinson (Rifle), Raymond Clinard (Rifle), Larry Shaver (Bugle) and Lance Oberg (Rifle)

Kenneth Dye

On Monday October19 the Legion Honor Guard provided military Honors for US Army veteran Kenneth D. Dye. The burial service was held at the Rose Center Cemetery in Rose Township. Participating were Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Eric Baker, Ray Clinard, Ron Nevorski, Don Stevenson (Bugle), Rich Chowaniec (Cmdr) and Larry Shaver (Colors)

Lawrence Colby

On October 14, at the request of Holly Post 149, the Milford Honor Guard provided funeral honors for one of their members, former USMC Veteran Lawrence Colby. The honors were rendered at the Pine Lake Cemetery in West Bloomfield. The team members participating were John Moore, Eric Baker, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec and Don Stevenson. Rich commanded and Don was the Bugler. USMC personnel conducted the flag presentation ceremony.

Roy Jones

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Roy Jones at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

Kenneth Hearns

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Kenneth Hearns at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

Kenneth Bailey

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Kenneth Bailey at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

Lawrence Duncan

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Air Force veteran Lawrence Duncan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

John Durka

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran John Durka at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

Curtis Davis

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Curtis Davis at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

Edwin Hebb

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Edwin Hebb at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

Clifford York

On Monday September 28, the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Clifford York at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ron Nevorski, and Don Stevenson. Lance and Chuck served as Commanders. The Bugles Across America organization provided a bugler.

Robert Lee Ford

On Saturday August 29 the Legion held a memorial service for U.S. Navy Veteran and former Post 216 member, Robert L. Ford. Commander John Nelson and Chaplin Robert Janoska conducted the Legion Memorial Service followed by full military honors by the Post Honor Guard.

The flag folding ceremony and presentation were conducted by John Moore, Joe Salvia, and John Nelson. The Firing Team was commanded by Skip Davison, and included Chuck Bowman, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard, and Ron Nevorski. Dale Feigley was the Bugler.

Michael Millar

On Monday August 24 the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for USMC veteran Michael Millar at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich, Chuck, Lance, and Skip served as Commanders, and Don and Dale were the Buglers.

Matthew Barnett

On Monday August 24 the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Matthew Barnett at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich, Chuck, Lance, and Skip served as Commanders, and Don and Dale were the Buglers.

Leon Stubbs

On Monday August 24 the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Leon Stubbs at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich, Chuck, Lance, and Skip served as Commanders, and Don and Dale were the Buglers.

Robert Voyles

On Monday August 24 the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Robert Voyles at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich, Chuck, Lance, and Skip served as Commanders, and Don and Dale were the Buglers.

Purl Lashbrook

On Monday August 24 the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for USMC veteran Purl Lashbrook at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich, Chuck, Lance, and Skip served as Commanders, and Don and Dale were the Buglers.

Ronald Pryomski

On Monday August 24 the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Ronald Pryomski at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich, Chuck, Lance, and Skip served as Commanders, and Don and Dale were the Buglers.

Russell Lemere

On Monday August 24 the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Russell Lemere at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for Monday's interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich, Chuck, Lance, and Skip served as Commanders, and Don and Dale were the Buglers.

Craig Stevens

On Wednesday August 5th the Legion Honors Team rendered funeral honors for U.S. Army Veteran and Post 216 member, Craig Stevens. The ceremony was held at the Legion hall. Rich Chowaniec commanded the rifle team consisting of Ron Nevorski; Bob Godwin, Chuck Bowman; Ike Eickholdt; Ray Clinard; Joe Bishop and Dale Feigley. The Color Guard participants were Todd Herron, Lance Oberg, Nortie Caswell, and Larry Shaver (AMVET). MSG Rector's team of six conducted the flag folding and presentation ceremony. Dennis Finkbeiner was the Bugler.

Craig was also a Post 2006 AMVETS member.

James "Jim" Lee Jackson

Jim Jackson
On Thursday July 30th the Legion Honor Guard rendered funeral honors for U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, James "Jim" Jackson. Jim was also a long time Post 216 member.The ceremony was held at the Legion Hall. The team acted as pall bearers, and provided the rifle salute. MSG Rector's team conducted the flag ceremony and Taps. The Legion Rifle Team consisted of Rich Chowaniec (Commanding); Eric Baker; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Chuck Bowman: Lance Oberg; Skip Davison and Bob Godwin. The Legion Color Guard consisted of Nortie Caswell; Ike Eickholdt; Percy Duncan; Don Stevenson and AMVETS member Larry Shaver.

Obituary segment regarding family members:

Jim was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lee.

In addition to his beloved wife, Marie (nee Deckard), he is survived by his son, Larry (Karen); daughters, Vicki (John) Pilotti, Linda (Butch) Maxwell; grandchildren, Sheila Maxwell, Nathan Pokowski, Rachel Jackson, Clayton Maxwell; brother, Ronald (Jan); numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and several dear friends, including his longtime friends at the Detroit Police Department, Milford American Legion and Highland Moose Lodge.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty, Milford on Thursday, July 30 at 11AM with the Rev. Dr. R. John Harris officiating. Military Honors will follow at the Milford American Legion. Friends may visit at the Funeral Home on Wednesday 5-9PM. American Legion service Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Milford American Legion, Post 216 or to Moose Charities. For further information please call 248-684-6645.

Eugene Beegle

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Eugene Beegle at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

James Babin

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran James Babin at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Skip served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

James Kee

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran James Kee at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Skip, served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

Ernest Bork

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Ernest Bork at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Lance served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

James Smith

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran James Smith at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Chuck served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

Theodore Sullivan

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Air Corp veteran Theodore Sullivan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Lance served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

Danny Nicholson

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy veteran Danny Nicholson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Skip served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

Harvell Turner

On Monday July 27th the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Harvell Turner at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post Honor Guard members. Lance Oberg; Ray Clinard; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; Joe Bishop and Don Stevenson. Rich served as Commander, and Don was the Bugler.

Marico “Mac” Brunetti

On Thursday July 15, the Legion Honor Guard provided military honors for US Army Veteran Marico “Mac” Brunetti. The ceremony to be held outside the Milford Catholic Church in Milford. The Legion Honor Guard participating were Dale Feigley, Dave Horst, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Rich Chowaniec, and Don Stevenson. Rich commanded and Don was the Bugler. The Color Guard participants were Nortie Caswell, Larry Shaver (AMVETS), and Jerry Mantela (AMVETS).

James King

On Monday July 6th, the Legion Honor Guard provided graveside burial services for James King who served his country in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII. The flag presentation team included Joe Salvia and John Moore. Joe presented the flag to the family. The service was conducted by Lynch funeral Directors and burial was at the Highland cemetery.

The Firing Team included Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Ron Nevorski, Dale Feigley, Chuck Bowman, Ray Clinard, and John Robinson. Skip Davison commanded the rifle team and presented the ceremonial shells. Don Stevenson was the Bugler, and AMVETS members Larry Shaver and Jerry Mantela provided the color guard.

Phillip J. (PJ) Tanner Sr.

On Tuesday June 30, the Legion Honor Guard provided military honors for former U.S. Army WWII veteran and Purple Heart recepient Phillip Tanner. The funeral was held at Elton Black funeral home, with interment at the Highland cemetery. On Monday evening, John Moore, Joe Salvia, and Lance Oberg stood a silent watch at Elton Black.

Prior to the funeral on Tuesday, the team conducted a Final Salute at the funeral home. At the Highland cemetery the team provided a color guard, rifle team and bugler.

Participants included Joe Salvia; John Moore; Lance Oberg; Eric Baker; Rich Chowaniec; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Joe Bishop; Ron Nevorski; Bob Godwin; Dave Horst; Nortie Caswell; Don Stevenson; Larry Shaver (AMVET); and Dale Feigley.

Rich commanded the firing team and Don was the Bugler.

Wiliam Durkin

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Marine Corps Veteran William Durkin at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Dennis Hope

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy Veteran Dennis Hope at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Robert Smith

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Robert Smith at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Merle Boulis

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Air Force Veteran Merle Boulis at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Marilyn Bryan

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy Veteran Marilyn Bryan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Robert Corrigan

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Robert Corrigan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

John Voigt

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy Veteran John Voigt at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Raymond Zaporski

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Raymond Zaporski at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Donald Ostler

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Donald Ostler at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

George Corner

On Monday June 22rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran George Corner at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Dave Horst; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dale and Don served as Buglers.

Glenn E. Comstock

On Friday May 29th, the Legion Honor Guard conducted a Final Salute, and acted as pall bearers for U.S. Army Veteran and Past Post 216 Commander Glenn Comstock. The service was held at the Lynch Funeral home in Milford. Past Commander Joe Salvia stood silent watch during the visitation. The Honor Guard consisted of Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley, Skip Davison, John Robinson, Eric Baker and Ike Eickholdt.

Glenn Comstock grew up in Fenton and Detroit. After being a Sergeant in the Korean War, he returned to Detroit and married Patti Ellison, who had the same July 11th birthday. He and his family moved to Highland, Michigan in 1973. Glenn worked in the grocery business at Abner Wolf, until he retired in 1990.

Glenn and Patti were leaders in the Milford American Legion, where he was Commander and then District Commander. Patti led the Women's Auxiliary, as well as being on the Board of Directors for the Michigan POW-MIA.

John Coolman

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Air Force Veteran John Coolman at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Thomas Franz

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Thomas Franz at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Jerald Witt

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Jerald Witt at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Norman Norkus

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Norman Norkus at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Wilbert Miszcak

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Wilbert Miszcak at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Dwight Hamlin

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Dwight Hamlin at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Eugene Marchak

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy Veteran Eugene Marchak at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Daniel Johnson

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Daniel Johnson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

James Uhouse

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy Veteran James Uhouse at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Constantine Vensas

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Navy Veteran Constantine Vensas at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Dennis New

On Saturday May 23rd the Legion Honor Guard provided military interment honors for U.S. Army Veteran Dennis New at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The team for these interments consisted of the following Post members. Lance Oberg; Dale Feigley; Dennis Finkbeiner; Rich Chowaniec; Ron Nevorski; Joe Bishop; Dave Horst; Bob Godwin; Ray Clinard; Skip Davison; Chuck Bowman; Ray Chaplin; John Robinson; Eric Baker; John Moore and Don Stevenson. Rich, Skip, and Chuck served as Commanders, and Dennis and Don served as Buglers.

Floyd P. Perkins

On May 16th the Legion Honor Guard provide full military honors for WWII Army Air Corp veteran Floyd Perkins. The ceremonies were held at St. Mary's Catholic church in Milford. The flag folding and presentation team consisted of Joe Salvia, John Moore, and Eric Baker. Eric presented the flag to Mrs. Perkins.

The Color Guard was commanded by John Robinson, and included Larry Shaver (AMVETS), and Lance Oberg.
The Firing team was commanded by Rich Chowaniec and included Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Chuck Bowman, Dennis Finkbeiner, and Bob Godwin. Don Stevenson was the Bugler.

Thank You from the Perkins family:

John,

Our family would like to thank you and your entire Honor Guard team for the wonderful ceremony you performed yesterday. It was a very fitting tribute to Dad, his service to our country, and his 450th association for so many years. During WWII, Floyd served in Italy with the 15th Air Force, 450th Bombardment Group (H), 721st Squadron. He maintained and repaired the damaged planes upon their return from combat missions throughout southern Europe. He was a long-time resident of Commerce Twp.

Thanks again, everyone was really touched by your presentation.

The Perkins Family/Mary Lou Landstrom

Ralph Pohl

On Tuesday April 28th the Legion Honor Guard provided military honors for U.S. Army Veteran Ralph Pohl. The honors were held at the Lynch funeral home in Milford. Firing Team participants were Eric Baker, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Dennis Finkbeiner, Chuck Bowman, Joe Bishop, and Skip Davison. Rich Chowaniec was the firing team commander. The color guard team participants were Nortie Caswell, Larry Shaver (AMVET), Jerry Mantela (AMVET), John Moore, and Dale Feigley. Don Stevenson was the Bugler and the MSG Rector's team conducted the flag presentation ceremony.

The team conducted a final salute prior to the funeral service. Joe Salvia and John Robinson stood a silent watch the prior evening at the funeral home.

Clyde Allen

On Monday April 27th the Legion Honors Team conducted military interment honors for U.S. Army veteran Clyde Allen at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Team members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Moore, Don Stevenson. Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker Skip Davison and Ray Clinard. Don was the Bugler. Rich and Skip were the Commanders.

James Skahen