In Memoriam

“Remembering the Souls that have kept us free.  For they were family, friends, loved ones, and most of all, our brave.”

L. A. Seyfert

 

Edward Tuggle JR.

February 27, 1951 - November 22, 2019 ​U.S. Army - Tuskegee Airman - Triple Nickle Black Paratrooper Home Going Service for Mr. Edward Tuggle Jr. Visitation Friday, December 6th - 9am -9pm 7pm Military honors “Last Duties of your Station” Followed by Poppy...

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John Stephen Hite

May 18, 1946 - October 4, 2015 - U.S. Army Medic & Vietnam Veteran John Stephen Hite of Sterling Heights, MI, born in Detroit. John retired from Chrysler in 2001 after 33 years where he had a career as a stress engineering mechanic. He was a U.S. Army Medic during the...

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Albert Angelo Barrios

NOVEMBER 15, 1943 - JUNE 24, 2015 - U.S. AIR FORCE & VIETNAM VETERAN Al Barrios was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 15, 1943 to Angelo and Rose Barrios. Al was one of four children, two sisters, Hope and Peggy and one brother Larry. ​ Al and Anne were married in...

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Steven F. Depa

(March 12, 1949 - April 6, 2015) U.S. Navy & Vietnam Veteran Mr. Steven F. Depa, of Port Hope, MI, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Bay Special Care Hospital at the age of 66 years. The son of the late Steve and Stella "Wanda" (Lewandowski) Depa was born March 12,...

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Terry Lee King

​October 5, 1949 - March 13, 2015 Beloved Brother of former VVA9 Secretary Keith King & Loving husband of Francis. Father of Eric, Michael, Mary, Richard, and Julie. Like a father to grandson Michael. Grandfather of 8. Son of the late Burlene Salisbury and Henry King....

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Donald J. DePape

​June 22, 1949 – September 4, 2014

Beloved husband of Claire. Dear father of Dawn (Bruce) Banks, Jessica (Ricky) Neal, and Sarah (Paul) Thomas. Loving grandfather of Allie, Ethan, Morrigan, Alasdair, and Cameron. Brother of Kathy (Tom) Farchone.

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Dan McMahon, US Army
Past President

Jim Deland, USAF
Past Board Member,
Honor Guard Captain

Frank Huckleby, US Army
Member

Tobi Geibig, US Army Charter
Member

Michael J. “Crash” Mulherin, US Navy
Past Board Member
October 18, 1948 ~ June 25, 1986

James Lewandowski
Member
December 12, 1946 ~ August 4, 1989

Carl Edward Cook, US Navy Reserves
Chapter Caretaker
November 15, 1958 ~ December 8, 2011

Lois M. Lyons, US Army Nurse Vietnam Board Member
November 15, 1942 ~ January 10, 2012

Joe Safina, US Army
Member
October 21, 1949

Paul D. King, USAF
Brother of Keith King
July 12, 1955 ~ November 19, 2010

Larry Trevino, USAF
Brother of Dave Trevino
July 20, 1952 ~ December 19, 2011

Bill Zinow, US Army
VA Hospital Liaison
Died July 6, 2010

Sgt. Chris Elliot, DPD Member

Frank Gutc, USMC Member

Ron Wolford, USMC
Chapter Photographer/Artist
Created 1985 Poster

Tremon Hicks, US Army
Past Vice President
January 18, 1953 ~ December 27, 1995

Rick Jones, USAF
Past Treasurer ​

​Charles E. Sperry III, US Navy
Board Member, Honor Guard
April 12, 1951 ~ January 18, 2000

Ken Kaczorowsk​i, US Navy
Board Member
Chapter 9 License Plate Creator
June 25, 1948 ~ May 28, 1991

Cindy Estermyer
Wife of Gary,
Associate Member
September 24, 1950 ~ April 29, 1998

Saunders Carter Senior, US Army
Past Board Member
December 30, 1947 ~ June 13, 1994

“L.Z.” Bill John Dybek, US Air Force
Past President
May 9,1948 ~ October 14, 2008

Mike “Froggy” Allen
US Government Vietnam Associate Member, MI VN Monument Comm.
May 26, 1946 ~ June 11, 2010

Reginald “Buddy Ro” Morgan, USMC Past Board Member,
Community Relations
August 8, 1947 ~ September 13, 1991

Frank “Animal” Gannia, US Army Merchandise & Building Committees
October 20, 1952 ~ October 29, 2004

Fred Dubiel, USMC
III MAW Helicopter Pilot
July 10, 1944 ~ August 19, 2012

Lester Pegouske, US Army
Board Member
July 22, 1941 ~ January 26, 2013

Sanderious “Sam” Crocker, USMC Homeless Vietnam Vet
January 1, 1946 ~ March 1, 2013

Robert “Bobby” Byers, US Army
Past Member

Bob McIsaac, US Army
Vietnam Vet/River Rat/Poker Crew October 13, 1948 ~ August 4, 2013

 

Ernst “Raven” Banfield AVVA
Veteran Park Committee
March 26, 1929 ~ January 3, 2014

James O’Neal
Died January 2014

Donald J. DePape Life Member
Past Board Member
June 22, 1949 ~ September 4, 2014

​Dick “Mudpuppy” Chumbler, US Army Past Member,
MI VN Monument Supporter
August 27, 1945 ~ December 11, 2010

​John Crane White III, US Army
River Rat
August 3, 1948 ~ April 18, 2014 2014

Al Barrios, USAF
Life Member
November 15, 1943 ~ June 24, 2015

John Stephen Hite, US Army
Past Vice President,
Chapter Photographer
May 18, 1946 ~ October 4, 2015

Steve “Crazyhorse” Depa, US Navy
Life Member
March 12, 1949 ~ April 6, 2015

William Aust

Brian Bardon, Member

Robert Coppola, Member

Kenneth Marenette, Member

Norman Masiwchuk, Member

Theodore Nickowski, Member

Timothy Rea, Member

Thomas Segan, Member

Chuck Smith, Member

William Tanguay, Member

Lester Vezina, Member

If you have someone to add please send the name, title, DOB, DOD, relationship to Detroit VVA 9 and a short biography and we will add them to this page.  

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​ATTN: Memoriam