Veterans Voices: Military Service Stories
Click on a specific service branch below to read stories from some of Carrollton's past and present U.S. service members.
Veterans Voices: Military Recognition Program
Have you or your friends, neighbors, or relatives in Carrollton served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces?
Help spread the word about the City's online military recognition program: Veterans Voices. This project was started by members of VFW Post 8923 and the City of Carrollton Senior Center.
The goal is to collect and share memories and photos from those who have answered the call to serve our country. Individuals must have lived or worked in Carrollton at some point in time in order to be included.
All local veterans and active duty military personnel are invited to participate.
College Assistance for Veterans
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a comprehensive resource that provides Veterans with information about using the money awarded to them by the GI Bill to help pursue a university education. It also contains a database that allows our servicemen and women to search for Online Colleges. Click here to visit this site. Other resources include:
Living Assistance for Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to end Veteran homelessness and is providing at-risk and homeless Veterans with health care, housing, employment, education, and other job training resources. Trained responders are available to talk confidentially by phone or online chat at 877-4AID VET (877-424-3838) or www.VA.gov/homeless.
For additional information call 972-466-6381.
|Name||Branch of Service||Military Occupation/Class|
|James Anderson||U.S. Army||---|
|Palmer Arnold||U.S. Army||---|
|Lige E. Balceszak||U.S. Air Force||---|
|Glenn Barfield||U.S. Navy||Radar|
|Rob Bauman||U.S .Marine Corps||Sergeant|
|Everett Bennett||U.S. Army||Sergeant|
|Moe Bertcher||U.S. Air Force||---|
|Edward Bosko||U.S. Air Force||Captain|
|Ken Brandenburg||U.S. Navy||Seaman 1st Class|
|Paul Buhler||U.S. Marine Corps||Corporal|
|Keenan Cartsen||U.S. Air Force||---|
|Ross Coker||U.S. Army||---|
|John D. Crane||U.S. Air Force||Master Sergeant|
|William Falls||U.S. Navy||Radar Specialist/1st Class|
|Pete George||U.S. Marine Corps||---|
|Barney Hardigree||U.S. Air Force||---|
|John Jaeger||U.S. Marine Corps||Corporal|
|Marvin Kummer||U.S. Army||---|
|Alfred Lagman||U.S. Navy||---|
|Archie Martin||U.S. Air Force||---|
|Albert McKay||U.S. Army||Technical/Sergeant|
|Alton McLean||U.S. Air Force||Private|
|John A. Nichols||U.S. Air Force||Technical Sergeant|
|Glenn Morrison||U.S. Navy||Lieutenant Colonel|
|Joe Morse||U.S. Army||Sergeant|
|Joseph (Joe) Parker||U.S. Marine Corps||Captain/Bomb Disposal Officer|
|Arnold Pluff||U.S. Air Force||Radio Operator|
|James Robinson||U.S. Air Force||---|
|Leonard Robinson||U.S. Army||Corporal/Machine Gunnery|
|Frederick Russe||U.S. Navy||Commander|
|Carl Sanders Jr.||U.S. Air Force||Fabrication Branch Chief|
|Leslie Savage||U.S. Army Corps||Staff Sergeant/Electrician|
|Tom Sheridan||U.S. Navy||Ensign/Pilot|
|Cecil Showers||U.S. Army Corps||Corporal/Infantry|
|Max Stilger||U.S. Navy||Seaman 1st Class|
|James Webb||U.S. Army Air Corps||1st Lieutenant|
|John Wilford||U.S. Army Air Corps||---|
|Clifton Willis||U.S. Army||
The Veterans Memorial of Denton County features three areas of reflection:
|There are several levels of support and opportunities to honor individuals who have served through the Memorial Plaque Program. All donations are tax deductible, and 100 percent of all proceeds go toward the design, promotion, construction, and maintenance of the Denton County Veterans Memorial.
This project is being spearheaded by Denton County Commissioner Ron Marchant and a dedicated committee of Veterans and family members. Other members include representatives from each member of the Denton County Commissioners Court, members of the VFW and American Legion, a representative from the Denton County Veterans Service Office, U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant, Texas State Senator Chris Harris, and Texas House of Representatives Burt Solomons.
Anyone who has a friend or relative who has served in the military or who is now serving can purchase a Star Memorial Plaque with his or her name on it to be placed at the Veterans Memorial of Denton County. For information, call 972-434-7140.
Post 597 American Legion1024 S. Elm Street
Carrollton, Texas 75006-7225
Contact: 972-242-5650, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Chartered: March 15, 1947
Ambiance: Casual, Family Friendly, Relaxed, Fun
Members must sign-in themselves and their guests in the Sign-in Book for each visit.
How to Join
Membership eligibility requirements in the American Legion is based on honorable federal active duty service with the U.S. Armed Forces during wartime between the following dates :
Membership applications are available online at legion.org or at Post 597.
The Kelsie C. Edington Memorial VFW Post 8923 is located at 1024 Elm Street, home of the American Legion in Downtown Carrollton.
The Post is seeking new Veterans of Foreign Wars members to come and join (eligibility must be met). The Post meets the first Tuesday of the month, at 7 pm. Bring a copy of your DD214 (for verification only) to the meeting.