Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Lynn Ashley
Lynn Ashley
Hamilton County
United States Army Veteran
World War II
• Field Representative for WIMSA (Women in Military Service to America)
• Charter member of Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
• Member Women's Army Corps (WAC) Veterans Association
• Active with Union Institute, University of Cincinnati, AMVETS Post 1963,
Cincinnati Museum Center
• Businesswoman
Donald Barrett
Donald Barrett
Athens County
United States Army Air Corps Veteran
World War II
Donald Barrett
• Mayor, City of Athens for 12 years
• Member, several community boards
• Trustee, O'Bleness Hospital
• Active in Special Olympics, Chamber of Commerce, United Appeal, Eldercare Coalition
• Past president of the Ohio Municipal League State Fire Commission
William Baugh
William B. Baugh (deceased)
Hamilton County
Medal of Honor Recipient
United States Marine Corps Veteran
Korean War
• Private First Class William B. Baugh was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in Korea on November 29, 1950
• He lost his life during the Changjin (Chosin) Reservoir entrapment
Betty Brown
Betty W. Brown
Franklin County
United States Army Women's Army Corps Veteran
World War II
Betty Brown
• Charter member and past president of the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association, Columbus Chapter 3
• Member of American Legion for 32 years - Past Commander, 12th District of the American Legion, Department of Ohio (1995-1996); 12th District Outstanding Legionnaire Award, 1991; Past Commander, Bexley Post 430 (Life member), 1988-89
• Member, Columbus Veterans Advisory Board since 1989 – served as secretary-treasurer and vice president
• Charter member, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame selection committee
• Charter member, Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
• Member, Ohio Veterans Plaza Committee
• Life member, Linden AMVETS Post 89, Columbus
George Custer
George A. Custer (deceased)
Harrison County
United States Army Veteran
Civil War
• Graduate of West Point Military Academy
• Fought in at least 15 major battles of the Civil War
• Made observations from a balloon, while in combat
• Youngest general in the Union Army in 1863, only two years after graduation
• He died at the Battle of Little Bighorn
Richard Danielson
Richard W. Danielson
Cuyahoga County
United States Marine Corps Veteran
World War II and Korean War
Richard Danielson
• Cleveland Federation of Labor AFL/CIO delegate
• Cleveland Council, Boy Scouts of America
• Cleveland Catholic Diocese, Catholic Committee on Scouting
• Director for the Chosin Few and Korean War Veterans Association
• Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial Committee
• Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource Council
Robert Doremus
Robert B. Doremus
Franklin County
United States Navy Veteran
Vietnam War (Prisoner of War)
• Prisoner of War in Hanoi for seven and one half years
• Ohio delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries
• Past president of Bexley Rotary Club
• Past president of the Columbus Council of the Navy League
• First chairman of the Columbus Veterans Advisory Board
• Past national president of NAM-POWs
• Member, American ex-Prisoners of War
• Volunteer in Bexley school system
• Member, the Wings Club of New York
• Emeritus member of the Press Club of Ohio
Alene Duerk
Alene B. Duerk
Henry County
United States Navy Veteran
World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War
Alene Duerk
• First woman to be appointed Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, 1972
• Ohio Governor's Award, 1973
• First Nurse Corps Officer assigned as Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health and Environment, 1966-67
• Chief, Nursing Service, U.S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes
• Director of Navy Nurse Corps, 1970-1975
• Director, United Services Life Insurance Company
• Director, Visiting Nurses Association, and Foundation, Central Florida
• Member, Navy Nurse Corps Association
Duane Goodridge
Duane E. Goodridge
Fairfield County
United States Marine Corps Veteran
Vietnam War
• Manager, Southwesterly Compost Facility, City of Columbus
• Gave professional papers at locations around the states
• Hosted dignitaries from over 20 foreign countries
• Leading expert on composting in the United States
• Mayor's Award for Excellence (Christopher Columbus Award)
• Systems Operator of the Military Forum on CompuServe (Internet)
• Co-founded Forgotten Children Project which provides toys for retarded youth
• Member, Operation Friendship for Franklin County Children's Services
• Co-chair of Operation Feed Campaign for the City of Columbus
• Accent on You award from the Columbus Dispatch
David Longaberger
David W. Longaberger (deceased)
Muskingum County
United States Army Veteran
David Longaberger
• After graduation from high school, he was a Fuller Brush salesman and a bakery truck deliverer before joining the Army
• Founded The Longaberger® Company in 1973 with five weavers – now a $700 million direct sales company and the largest manufacturer of handmade baskets in the U.S.
• Provided employment opportunities, quality education, recreational facilities, good roads, adequate housing and community organizations for the people in his community
• Contributed millions of dollars to the local community
• Built a senior citizens center, a swim center and fitness center for community use
Jean Madden
M. Jean Madden
Franklin County
United States Army Veteran
Korean War
• First Women's Army Corps officer from Ohio to achieve the rank of Colonel
• Taught history and geography before going on active duty
• Charter member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
• Member, WAC Veterans Association and lifetime member of AMVETS, American Legion, and the Retired Officers Association
• Member, Board of Directors, WAC Foundation
• Past member, USO Council, USO of Central Ohio
• Active member Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington Women's Club
• Charter member, Worthington Branch, American Association of University Women
• Member, Ohio Historical Society
Glenn Maddy
Glenn E. Maddy
Sandusky County
United States Army Veteran
World War II
Glenn Maddy
• Author of "My Experiences in World War II" and author of many articles in agricultural publications
• Farmer
• County Extension Agent, Sandusky County, for 29 years
• Developed outstanding educational programs in the areas of processing tomatoes, pickles and sugar beets
• Helped improve migrant worker conditions
• Associate Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University
• Extension Educational Advisor to Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Nepal
• Set up scholarship program in Nepal – he and Mrs. Maddy raised $346,436 to pay for 713 years of children's education
• Raised funds to send medical equipment to a hospital in Nepal
Otto Maly
Otto L. Maly
Cuyahoga County
United States Army Veteran
World War II
• Served in the United States Army Signal Corps
• Volunteered 750 hours at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Brecksville
• Citizen of the Year in 1984
• Donated over 9 gallons of blood
• Participated in many city council committees
• Member of The Catholic Club, Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus
• Chairman of the Maple Heights Memorial Day Association
• Organized the Drill Team and served 36 years as Color Guard Sergeant
• Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade in 1977
• Chair, Maple Heights Veterans Memorial Community Project – completed in three years
John Massey
John D. Massey
Trumbull County
United States Navy Veteran
Korean War
John Massey
• National Commander for the Army & Navy Union, U.S.A., Inc.
• Served as Garrison Commander, County Commander, and State Commander
• Served on city and county committees helping veterans and planning activities in remembrance of those who died
• Runs a construction company
George Mylander
George L. Mylander
Erie County
United States Army Veteran
Korean War
• Following service with the U.S. Army, attended Bowling Green State University, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1958 and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration in 1970
• Retired in 1987 after 27 years as a teacher and administrator in the Sandusky City Schools
• In 1979, elected to first of four terms on the Sandusky City Commission, serving six of 16 years on Commission as Mayor of Sandusky
• Since 1965, has served as Director of the Citizens Banking Company
• Upon consolidation of Citizens with the Castalia Banking Company and the Farmers State Bank in 1990, he was elected to the board of the parent corporation, First Citizens Banc Corp
• Vice Chair and former Chair of the Firelands Community Hospital Board, and the Bowling Green State University Foundation Board
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Cuyahoga County
United States Navy Veteran
World War II
Paul Newman
• Managed sports and recreation equipment store in Cleveland, following his father's death
• Actor – nominated for nine Oscars, including one as producer
• Businessman – Newman's Own - $100 million in after-tax profits has been donated to charities in various states, including Ohio
• Amateur automobile racer – oldest driver ever to win a professionally sanctioned motor race
Carl Nunziato
Carl A. Nunziato
Mahoning County
United States Army Veteran
Vietnam War
• Vietnam combat wounds – double amputee
• Co-founder of Youngstown Chapter of the Governor's Subcommittee for Barrier Free Architecture
• Key supporter to establishment of Youngstown Outpatient Clinic
• Served as officer of several banks in Youngstown area
• State Chairman of Ohio Rehabilitation Services, and State Chairman of Governor's Council for Disabled Persons; Trustee for both organizations for thirteen years
• Chairman, Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee
• Trustee – Easter Seals Society
• Past President, Youngstown State University ROTC Alumni Association - ROTC scholarship named after him
James Pantalone
James T. Pantalone Sr.
Trumbull County
United States Army Veteran
James Pantalone
• Past National Commander of Army & Navy Union, U.S.A., Inc.
• Thirty-year member of Army & Navy Union
• Currently National Judge Advocate and serves on National Advisory Board
• Businessman in Niles for 36 years
Richard Paugh
Richard L. Paugh
Franklin County
United States Coast Guard and United States Naval Reserve Veteran
World War II
• Twice elected – and current – principal chief of the Eastern Cherokee Overhill Band
• Former owner of Field & Stream Sports Outfitters
• Former outdoor journalist with Columbus Dispatch and fourteen other Ohio newspapers
• Seven awards for regular columns from the Outdoor Writers of Ohio
• National award for conservation journalism from the National Wildlife Association
• Financial consultant
• Former Public Relations Director for St. Ann's Hospital
• Former Executive Director of the Central Ohio USO
• Currently a freelance writer
Joseph Piening
Joseph T. Piening
Hamilton County
United States Army Veteran
Joseph Piening
• National Commander, AMVETS
• Traveled widely in this capacity, met with President Reagan, and addressed a joint session of Congress
• Military service at Walter Reed Hospital led him to a life of service to fellow veterans
• Served AMVETS at all levels and was National Department Commander of the Year
• Served on Mayor's Veterans Committee
• Also served as a member or volunteered on the Western Hills Veterans Council,
the American Legion, Special Olympics, Cincinnati VA, Dayton Telethon and the Westwood United Methodist Church
• Little League coach and umpire
• Football coach
George Rinkowski
George M. Rinkowski
Lucas County
United States Army Air Corps Veteran - World War II
United States Air Force Veteran - Korean War
Vietnam War
• Volunteered for service in the Army in World War II, then transferred into other branches of service
• Landed in Yokohama, Japan, 11:00 a.m., 2 September 1945; 35 months in Japan
• Life member of VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, Korean War Veterans,
Catholic War Veterans
• Life Honorary member of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
• Member Knights of Columbus
• Member LaGrange Business and Professional Association
• Past national chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars (two years)
• Distributed 4800 tons of clothing from the United States to Korean orphans
• Initiated construction of a school in Korea
Oscar Watson
Oscar J. Watson
Franklin County
United States Army Veteran
Korean War
Oscar Watson
• Devotes countless hours working with students in a developmental capacity
• Volunteers annually as a celebrity chef to raise monies for organizations such as the Arts for Community Enrichment
• In June, 1999, retired as Development Officer for The Ohio State University
• Past Area Development Director, The United Negro College Fund, Inc.
• Past Division Director, The United Way of Franklin County
• Actively involved with the American Heart Association, Ohio Sickle Cell Association, the Columbus Chapter of Alzheimer Disease, and Church of Christ Apostolic Faith
• Worked with the Peace Corps, Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Council of International Programs for Youth
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