‘Never forgotten’ in Gallia County


Memorial Day Ceremony, Parade held

By Dean Wright - deanwright@civitasmedia.com



Audience members sit in anticipation of the Memorial Day Ceremony’s beginning. During the ceremony, names of those who died as area veterans of the US Armed Forces between Memorial Day 2016 and Memorial Day 2017, were read.

Audience members sit in anticipation of the Memorial Day Ceremony’s beginning. During the ceremony, names of those who died as area veterans of the US Armed Forces between Memorial Day 2016 and Memorial Day 2017, were read.


Gallia residents speak among themselves just before the Memorial Day Ceremony.


Harrison Township Fire Chief Austin Phillips drives one of the department’s engines down Second Avenue.


An trailer honoring fallen soldiers trails behind a vehicle as it rides down Second Avenue.


South Gallia and River Valley Marching Bands stride together on Second Avenue.


The Gallia Sheriff’s office Mobile Command Center rides by.


Gallipolis Shriner members lead the way in tiny cars.


Ladies of the River Recreation pageant wave to observers.


Miss Gallia 2016 Mikayla Poling rides alongside the same year’s Mister Gallia Carter Sanders and Little Miss Gallia Ryleigh Shafer


Supporters fly the POW-MIA flags to remember those never forgotten.


David Perry (left) serves as parade marshal and guest speaker. His wife, Sandy Perry, is at his side.


VFW 4464 Honor Guard strides by with the American flag flapping in the wind.


Onlookers follow as Gallia Academy High School Band plays patriotic tunes down Second Avenue.


GALLIPOLIS — A part of Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony in Gallipolis City Park was the reading of names.

Not just ordinary names, these were of those who died as area veterans of the US Armed Forces between Memorial Day 2016 and Memorial Day 2017. That list appears below and photos from the ceremony and annual Memorial Day Parade in Gallipolis, appear inside this edition.

The list of the fallen as read:

Shane Jeremy Tackett, Air Force, Mary A. Burke, Army, Richard Groves, Navy, John Brandon Burns, Marine Corp, Shirley Angel, Marine Corp, John Belville, Air Force, Eugene Curtis Johnston, Navy, Bruce Michael McDonald, Army, Jonnie Rex McCalla, Army, James Delton Lane, Navy, Robin Lee Deckard, Army, Charles Edwin Brown, Navy, Michael Burke, Army, Roger Burnett, Army, James Walter Shane, Army, David Wellman, Navy, Harlan Brooks Conley, Marine Corp, Hobert Edsel Durham, Army, Robert Spencer, Army, Kevin Erwin Gillman, Army, Melvin Freeman, Navy, Richard Graham, Army, Robert Nash, Army, Howell “Jake” Jarvis, Marine Corp, Robert “Bob” Wood, Army, Jake Webster Halley, Army, James French Jr., Army, Jerry Stover, Army, James I. Wooldridge III, Army, Earnest Gene Skaggs, Army, James Haggerty, Army, James Belville, Army, John Davis, Army, Harold Dillon, Army, Donald Schilling, Army, Michael Dunlap, Army, Thomas Crockett Arrington, Air Force and Navy, Mickhell Orindo, Army, Willard Bowen, Army, Ivan Lee Lane, Army, Dale Richard Sheets, Army, Donald J. Borden, Army, William Charles Ramsay, Jr., Army, Robert Andrew Sliwinksi, Air Force, Holly Dewaine Sampson, Army, Joseph Webster, Air Force, James Addis, Army, Mark Phillip Zielinski, Marine Corp, Charles Queen, Army, Charles Albert “Pete” Nuckles, Navy, Floyd Myers, Navy, Kenneth Irvin Holman, Army, Sam Edgar Holstein, Army, Gary Roger Cooper, Army, George Jefferson Swango, Army, Dean Richard Frazier, Air Force, Clyde Elliot, Navy, Orvil Clinton Taylor, Navy, Carl Cheney, Marine Corp, John William Lane, Army, Rondal Wallace, Army, Herman Rossiter, Army, Elva Lowder, Army, Roger David Johnson, Marine Corp, Paul Brown, Navy, Thelma Thivener, Army, Richard Clonch, Army, George Washington Twyman, Army, James Alvin Barcus, Air Force, Tommy Edward Woodrum, Army, Randall Poling Jr., Marine Corp, Billy Houck, Army, James “Jeep” Holley, Air Force, John “Jack” Rodgers, Navy, Libby Gay Crothers, Army, Charles Price, Navy, Paul Dean Williams, Army, Basil Holley, Army, Joseph Thompson, Navy, Lloyd Frye, Army, Duane Neu, Air Force, James Bernie Parsons, Navy, Earl Caldwell, Army, Murphy Materne, Army.

Audience members sit in anticipation of the Memorial Day Ceremony’s beginning. During the ceremony, names of those who died as area veterans of the US Armed Forces between Memorial Day 2016 and Memorial Day 2017, were read.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0573-1-.jpgAudience members sit in anticipation of the Memorial Day Ceremony’s beginning. During the ceremony, names of those who died as area veterans of the US Armed Forces between Memorial Day 2016 and Memorial Day 2017, were read.

Gallia residents speak among themselves just before the Memorial Day Ceremony.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0578.jpgGallia residents speak among themselves just before the Memorial Day Ceremony.

Harrison Township Fire Chief Austin Phillips drives one of the department’s engines down Second Avenue.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0559-1-.jpgHarrison Township Fire Chief Austin Phillips drives one of the department’s engines down Second Avenue.

An trailer honoring fallen soldiers trails behind a vehicle as it rides down Second Avenue.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0493.jpgAn trailer honoring fallen soldiers trails behind a vehicle as it rides down Second Avenue.

South Gallia and River Valley Marching Bands stride together on Second Avenue.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0502.jpgSouth Gallia and River Valley Marching Bands stride together on Second Avenue.

The Gallia Sheriff’s office Mobile Command Center rides by.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0539.jpgThe Gallia Sheriff’s office Mobile Command Center rides by.

Gallipolis Shriner members lead the way in tiny cars.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0466.jpgGallipolis Shriner members lead the way in tiny cars.

Ladies of the River Recreation pageant wave to observers.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0469.jpgLadies of the River Recreation pageant wave to observers.

Miss Gallia 2016 Mikayla Poling rides alongside the same year’s Mister Gallia Carter Sanders and Little Miss Gallia Ryleigh Shafer
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0443.jpgMiss Gallia 2016 Mikayla Poling rides alongside the same year’s Mister Gallia Carter Sanders and Little Miss Gallia Ryleigh Shafer

Supporters fly the POW-MIA flags to remember those never forgotten.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0431.jpgSupporters fly the POW-MIA flags to remember those never forgotten.

David Perry (left) serves as parade marshal and guest speaker. His wife, Sandy Perry, is at his side.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_marshall.jpgDavid Perry (left) serves as parade marshal and guest speaker. His wife, Sandy Perry, is at his side.

VFW 4464 Honor Guard strides by with the American flag flapping in the wind.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_honorguard.jpgVFW 4464 Honor Guard strides by with the American flag flapping in the wind.

Onlookers follow as Gallia Academy High School Band plays patriotic tunes down Second Avenue.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_DSC_0441-1-.jpgOnlookers follow as Gallia Academy High School Band plays patriotic tunes down Second Avenue.
Memorial Day Ceremony, Parade held

By Dean Wright

deanwright@civitasmedia.com