Milford Legion Post 216

Honor Ceremonies (111) for the Year 2012

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

Rickey Layne

On Friday December 21, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Rickey Layne at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Dale Feigley, John Moore, and Joe Salvia.

Kenneth Newton

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Kenneth Newton at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Leverne Boone

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Leverne Boone at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Dorenz Crottie

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Dorenz Crottie at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Willie Rich

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Willie Rich at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

William Burns

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Marine Corps Veteran William Burns at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Charles Harvel

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Charles Harvel at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Anthony Yamarino

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Anthony Yamarino at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Robert Nation

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Robert Nation at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Robert Arnold

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Robert Arnold at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Lowell McKeehan

On Friday December 14, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Lowell McKeehan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Eric Baker, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Bob Higgins, Todd Herron, and Skip Davison.

These services were conducted on the 14th in lieu of the 4th Monday of the month due to it being Christmas Eve Day.

Gary Hoenicke

On Monday November 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Gary Hoenicke at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Skip Davison.

Wilby Evans

On Monday November 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Wilby Evans at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Skip Davison.

Alan Benn

On Monday November 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Alan Benn at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Skip Davison.

Rodney Beaulieu

On Monday November 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Rodney Beaulieu at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Skip Davison.

James Tillman

On Monday November 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran James Tillman at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop and Skip Davison.

Richard Azzoli

On Monday October 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran and Post 216 member Richard Azzoli at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Highland. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Nortie Caswell, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley and Amvets members Jerry Mantela and Larry Shaver.

Rich commanded the team, Dale was the Bugler, and the Color Guard consisted of Nortie, Jerry Mantela and Larry Shaver.

Delbert Steward

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Delbert Steward at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Laverne Coleman

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Laverne Coleman at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

James Crawford

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran James Crawford at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Gary Laslo

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Edward Gary Laslo at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Robert Siegel

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Robert Siegel at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Garrison Gigg

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Garrison Gigg at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Philip Zachos

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Philip Zachos at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Alvin Nelson

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Alvin Nelson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

John Mcintosh

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran John Mcintosh at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Edward Geisler

On Monday October 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Edward Geisler at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Dale Feigley.

Richard Hall

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Richard Hall at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Charles Johnson

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Charles Johnson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Norman Johnson

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Norman Johnson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Percy Edwards

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Percy Edwards at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Loretta Flees

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Loretta Flees at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Kim Cady

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Kim Cady at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

James Jahn

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran James Jahn at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Floyd Cone

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Floyd Cone at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Kenneth Spisak

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Coast Guard Veteran Kenneth Spisak at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Edwin Rafferty

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Edwin Rafferty at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Clarence Bennett

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Clarence Bennett at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

George Keith

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran George Keith at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Samuel Geddes

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Samuel Geddes at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplin, John Moore, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Earl "Jack" Hanna

On September 14, the Legion Honor Guard provided military honors for U.S. Army Veteran Earl "Jack" Hanna at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Members participating were John Moore, John Robinson, Eric Baker, Ed Merritt, Dale Feigley, Ron Nevorski, and Mel Easterday.

Bernard " Bernie" Cupula

On Saturday September 1, the Legion Honor Team conducted military funeral honors for US Army Korean War Veteran, and long time American Legion member, Bernard Cupula. Theses honors were held at the Highland cemetery in Highland Michigan.

Post Honor Guard Members participating were Lance Oberg, Rich Chowaniec, Dale Feigley, John Moore, John Robinson, Skip Davison, Mel Easterday, and Nortie Caswell. Amvets members Jerry Mantela and Larry Shaver also participated.

The Commander was Lance Oberg, and the Bugler was Mel Easterday. The Color Guard consisted of Larry Shaver, Nortie Caswell, Jerry Mantela.

Norman Laursen

On Monday August 27, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Norman Laursen at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Ray Clinard, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

John Murray

On Monday August 27, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran John Murrayi at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Ray Clinard, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Donald Kennedy

On Monday August 27, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Donald Kennedyi at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Ray Clinard, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Marvin Weyer

On Monday August 27, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Marvin Weyeri at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Ray Clinard, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Frank Grassi

On Monday August 27, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Frank Grassi at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, Joe Bishop, Ray Clinard, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison and Dale Feigley.

Vernon Bilyeu

On Friday, August 24 the Legion Honor Guard conducted military funeral honors for Vernon Bilyeu at the Highland Cemetery. Those participating were John Moore, Lance Oberg, Todd Herron, Ed Merritt, Ron Nevorski, Dale Feigley, and Nortie Caswell. Lance was the Commander and Dale was the Bugler.

Alfred People

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Alfred People at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Jerome Peck

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Jerome Peck at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

David Sendek

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran David Sendek at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Jerome Marconeri

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Jerome Maconeri at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Luran Harrell

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Luran Harrell at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Joseph Darnell

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Joseph Darnell at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Raymond Valentine

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Raymond Valentine at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Mary Wolf

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Mary Wolf at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Kenneth Stomp

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Kennith Stomp at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Harrold Mcallister

On Monday July 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Harold Macallister at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Dale Feigley.

Hafford Walters

On Monday June 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Gene Hafford Waltersi at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, and Dale Feigley.

James Sharp

On Monday June 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran James Sharp at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, and Dale Feigley.

Stephen Kutyla

On Monday June 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Stephen Kutyla at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, and Dale Feigley.

George Thomas

On Monday June 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Navy Veteran George Thomas at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, and Dale Feigley.

Gene Giese

On Monday June 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. M.C. Veteran Gene Giesei at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Dennis Finkbeiner, and Dale Feigley.

Donald A. Braun

On Sunday June 10, John Moore attended and rendered TAPS at the Memorial Service of U.S. Army and Vietnam veteran Donald A. Braun in Farmington Hills, MI.

Walter Gladkowski

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Walter Gladkowski at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

James Kitchen

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran James Kitchen at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

John Golochowicz

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran John Golochowicz at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Nick Beller

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Nick Beller at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

David Wilson

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Marinr Corps Veteran David Wilson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Robert McCartney

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Robert McCartney at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

John Havercamp

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Navy Veteran John Havercamp at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Raymond Lee

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Navy Veteran Raymond Lee at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Charles Branny

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Charles Branny at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Dennis Greenfield

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Navy Veteran Dennis Greenfield at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Henry Vorase

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Henry Vorase at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

George Nichols

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Navy Veteran George Nichols at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Lorne Wylie

On Saturday May 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Lorne Wylie at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Lance Oberg, Ike Eickholdt, Joe Bishop, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Gerald Page

On Friday May 25, the Legion Honor guard answered a request from MSG Rector's Military Honors Team to provide a firing team for U.S. Army Veteran Gerald Page at Oakland Hills Memorial Cemetery in Novi Michigan.

Personnel supporting this mission were Rich Chowaniec, Joe Bishop, Ray Chaplin, John Robinson and Dale Feigley

Glen M. Julian

On Tuesday May 15, the Legion Honor Team provided military funeral honors for U.S. Army veteran and American Legion 216 member Glen Julian at the Milford Presbyterian Church. Rifle team members were Chuck Bowman, Todd Herron, Joe Bishop, Ray Chaplin, Ron Nevorski, Dale Feigley, and Jerry Guest. The Commander was Skip Davison. Larry Clark, a frenid and Legion member. was the Bugler, and the Color Guard included, Jerry Mantela and Larry Shaver.

A silent Watch was held on Monday evening, and included John Moore, John Robinson, Jerry Mantela, Joe Bishop, and Joe Salvia.

A Legion memorial service was conducted by Commander Tony Puente.

Edward P. Johnson

On Thursday May 10, the Legion Honor Team provided military funeral honors for U.S. Navy veteran and American Legion 216 member Edward Johnson at Oak Grove Cemetery. Rifle team members were Rich Chowaniec (Commander), and riflemen John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, Lance Oberg, Dale Feigley, Eric Baker, Ed Merritt, and Jerry Guest. Mel Easterday was the Bugler, and the Color Guard included, Jerry Mantela and Larry Shaver.

Benedict G. Papp III

On Tuesday May 8, the Legion Honor Team provided military funeral honors for U.S. Army veteran and American Legion 216 member Benedict Papp at Oak Grove Cemetery. Rifle team members were Chuck Bowman (Commander), and riflemen John Robinson, Dennis Finkbeiner, Rich Chowaniec, Ray Clinard, and Jerry Guest.
Dale Feigley was the Bugler, and the Color Guard included, Jerry Mantela and Larry Shaver.

Stanley P. Newton

On Monday May 7, the Legion Honor Team provided military funeral honors for U.S. Army veteran and American Legion member Stanley Newton at Lynch Funeral home. Rifle team members were Chuck Bowman (Commander), and riflemen Skip Davison, Ed Merritt, Rich Chowaniec, Dale Feigley, Jerry Guest, and Ray Chaplain.

Prior to the funeral a Silent Watch was conducted with Joe Salvia, Jerry Mantela, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Skip Davison, and Chuck Bowman participating.

William Graham

On Monday April 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran William Graham at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Richard Lestienne

On Monday April 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Richard Lestienne at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Richard Davis

On Monday April 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Richard Davis at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Robert Mathis

On Monday April 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Robert Mathis at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Denniuse Martin

On Monday April 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Air Force Veteran Denniuse Martin at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Robert Thomas

On Monday April 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Robert Thomas at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Stephen Malak

On Monday April 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Stephen Malakn at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplain, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

William David St. Clair

On Saturday April 21 the Legion Honor Guard provided Military Funeral Honors for U.S. Army WWII Veteran and Post 216 member, William David St. Clair at the Highland Cemetery. Our Honor Guard members who participated were, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Ed Merritt, Ray Clinard, Mel Easterday, Larry Shaver (Amvet), John Moore, Dale Feigley, and Ray Chaplin.

Chuck Bowman was the Commander, and Mel Easterday was the Bugler.

Christian Brakke

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Christian Brakkel at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Andrew Conklin

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for Marine Corps Veteran Andrew Conklin at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Raymond Ray

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Raymond Ray at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Joe Dudley

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Joe Dudley at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Clyde Simpson

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Clyd Simpson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

James Brady

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for Marine Corps Veteran James Brady at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

William Edmonds

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran William Edmonds at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Lon McFadden

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Lon McFaddenl at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Donald Hubbard

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Donald Hubbard at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Frank Hockenhull

On Monday March 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Frank Hockenhull at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Mel Easterday, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Herman Rubitus

On Tuesday March 13, the Legion Honor Team conducted full military honors for WWII Army Air Corps Veteran Herman Rubitius at Lynch Funeral Home. The flag presentation team consisted of John Moore, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, and Joe Salvia. Rifle team members were Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Ron Nevorski, and Ray Chaplain. Larry Shaver was the Bugler.

Howard Volkening

On Monday February 27, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Howard Volkening at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Ray Chaplin, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

William Trump

On Saturday, February 11, the Legion Honor Guard provided military funeral honors for USMC Veteran William Trump at Milford's St. Mary's Church. Honor Team members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Moore, Eric Baker. Ray Chaplin, , John Robinson, Dale Feigley, and Larry Shaver (AMVET). Rich commanded the firing team. Larry and Ron carried the colors.

Glenn Tyler

On Friday, February 10, the Legion Honor Guard provided military funeral honors for U.S. Navy Veteran Glenn Tyler at the Milford Memorial Cemetery. Honor Team members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Chaplin, Chuck Bowman, John Moore, Ed Merritt, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Jerry Mantela (AMVET) and Larry Shaver (AMVET). Skip commanded the firing team. Larry and Jerry carried the colors. Dale was the Bugler.

George Hendricks

On Thursday, February 9, the Legion Honor Guard provided military funeral honors for U.S. Navy Veteran George Hendricks at the Highland Cemetery. Honor Team members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Moore, Ed Merritt, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Jerry Mantela (AMVET) and Larry Shaver (AMVET). Skip commanded the firing team. Larry and Jerry carried the colors.

Albert Wayne Riggs

On Tuesday January 31, a combined American Legion and Amvets Honor Guard stood a silent watch from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home in Milford.

On Wednesday, February 1, the Legion Honor Guard rendered military honors at Milford Memorial Cemetery.

Members participating in these Honors were Chuck Bowman, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley, Ron Nevorski, Rich Chowaniec, Joe Bishop, Todd Herron, John Moore, John Robinson, Joe Salvia, Ed Merritt and Skip Davison.

Amvets members included Larry Shaver, Jerry Mantela, Mike Willihgantz, and Phil Weitlauf. Adjutant Bear Hall represented the Legion at the visitation.

Rich Chowaniec was the Firing Team Commander and John Moore the Bugler. Joe Salvia and John Moore provided honors at the church funeral.

Albert Wayne Riggs, a resident of Milford since 1978, died at his home in the care of his family on Saturday evening, January 28. He was 83 years old.

Born on October 16, 1928 in Toledo, OH, he was the son of Wayne and Nina (Chamberlain) Riggs. On April 5, 1952 he married Marilyn( Mayhew)Riggs and together they raised two daughters and a son. Al Riggs was a member of the Army Reserve and was called into active duty in 1953 and served two years in the Korean War and another eight years in the active reserve, retiring from duty in 1964. He earned his first degree from the Institute of Construction Management and a second degree from Wayne State University and was a structural steel engineer who planned and oversaw the construction of many buildings throughout the Detroit Metro area. After moving to Milford in 1978 he became active in his local church, Christ Lutheran, and local community, serving on the Milford Planning Commission and The American Legion Post 216, whose building he redesigned and oversaw the remodeling of and the local cemetery advisory committee. He served three terms as President of the Milford Historical Society. He loved music and played trombone, trumpet, banjo and guitar and for three years performed with the Livingston County Orchestra. A natural leader and hard-working volunteer, Al Riggs was always willing to pitch in and do his part for the good of the cause and the community and centered his life on faith and family.

In addition to his beloved wife of 59 years, Marilyn, he is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Riggs and Deborah (John) Serafano, and his son, David Riggs, his beloved granddaughter, Claire Kunkle, his brothers, Joseph, David, Benjamin, and William Riggs and his sister, Arlene Tilton, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends who join with his family in mourning his death and giving thanks to God for his life among them.

Howard McDougall

On Thursday January 26, the Legion Honor Team rendered Military Honors for U.S. Army Veteran Howard McDougall at All Saints Cemetery in Waterford MI. Honor Guard members participating were Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Eric Baker,John Robinson, and John Moore. Rich was the Commander and John Moore the Bugler. Amvets Members Larry Shaver and Jerry Mantela carried the colors.

Joseph Aron

On Monday January 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Joseph Aron at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Eric Baker, Ed Merritt, Joe Bishop, Ray Chaplin, Skip Davison, Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Rich Chowaniec and Lance Oberg commanded the firing teams. Dale Feigley was the Bugler.

Thomas Oden

On Monday January 23, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Thomas Oden at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Rich Chowaniec, Eric Baker, Ed Merritt, Joe Bishop, Ray Chaplin, Skip Davison, Lance Oberg, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson and Dale Feigley.

Rich Chowaniec and Lance Oberg commanded the firing teams. Dale Feigley was the Bugler.

Joseph Walter Sanders

On Saturday, January 14, the Legion Honor Guard supported the Milford Police Department in providing interment honors for Police Sgt. and U.S. Army veteran Joseph Walter Sanders at Milford Memorial Cemetery.

The Flag folding and presentation Team consisted of Joe Salvia, John Moore, and Milford Police Lt. Ray Clinard.

The Rifle team was commanded by Rich Chowaniec and included riflemen Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, Lance Oberg, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Skip Davison. Dale Feigley was the Bugler, and the colors were carried by AMVETS members, Jerry Mantela and Larry Shaver.

Sheldon Thornton

On Tuesday January 3, the Legion Honor Guard provided military funeral honors for USMC Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Sheldon Thornton at the Highland Cemetery. Honor Team members participating were, Rich Chowaniec, Ron Nevorski, Eric Baker, Skip Davison, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson, Dale Feigley, Jerry Mantela (AMVET) and Larry Shaver (AMVET). Rich commanded the firing team.