Champaign County residents who gave all in Vietnam War remembered


The 10 Champaign County residents killed in the Vietnam War were honored on Wednesday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Joint Headquarters of DAV Chapter 31 and VFW Post 5451 at 220 E. Court St. in Urbana. During the ceremony, stone pavers etched with the names of the 10 men – Walter L. Burroughs (U.S. Army), Robert Thomas Reed (U.S. Army), William Emerson Shaffer (U.S. Army), Michael A. Bailey (U.S. Army), Carl Richard Dagger (U.S. Marine Corps), Wetzel Lonnie Eldridge (U.S. Marine Corps), Philip Lee Grieser (U.S. Navy), William Michael Short (U.S. Marine Corps), Donald Dale Hall (U.S. Army) and Lester Eugene Parker (U.S. Army) – were unveiled in their permanent place of honor in the “Patio of Flags” memorial in front of the DAV/VFW building. Pictured surrounding the pavers are family members of the fallen soldiers. Each family was given a rose to place on the paver honoring their loved one.

The 10 Champaign County residents killed in the Vietnam War were honored on Wednesday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Joint Headquarters of DAV Chapter 31 and VFW Post 5451 at 220 E. Court St. in Urbana. During the ceremony, stone pavers etched with the names of the 10 men – Walter L. Burroughs (U.S. Army), Robert Thomas Reed (U.S. Army), William Emerson Shaffer (U.S. Army), Michael A. Bailey (U.S. Army), Carl Richard Dagger (U.S. Marine Corps), Wetzel Lonnie Eldridge (U.S. Marine Corps), Philip Lee Grieser (U.S. Navy), William Michael Short (U.S. Marine Corps), Donald Dale Hall (U.S. Army) and Lester Eugene Parker (U.S. Army) – were unveiled in their permanent place of honor in the “Patio of Flags” memorial in front of the DAV/VFW building. Pictured surrounding the pavers are family members of the fallen soldiers. Each family was given a rose to place on the paver honoring their loved one.


The 10 Champaign County residents killed in the Vietnam War were honored on Wednesday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Joint Headquarters of DAV Chapter 31 and VFW Post 5451 at 220 E. Court St. in Urbana. During the ceremony, stone pavers etched with the names of the 10 men – Walter L. Burroughs (U.S. Army), Robert Thomas Reed (U.S. Army), William Emerson Shaffer (U.S. Army), Michael A. Bailey (U.S. Army), Carl Richard Dagger (U.S. Marine Corps), Wetzel Lonnie Eldridge (U.S. Marine Corps), Philip Lee Grieser (U.S. Navy), William Michael Short (U.S. Marine Corps), Donald Dale Hall (U.S. Army) and Lester Eugene Parker (U.S. Army) – were unveiled in their permanent place of honor in the “Patio of Flags” memorial in front of the DAV/VFW building. Pictured surrounding the pavers are family members of the fallen soldiers. Each family was given a rose to place on the paver honoring their loved one.

The 10 Champaign County residents killed in the Vietnam War were honored on Wednesday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Joint Headquarters of DAV Chapter 31 and VFW Post 5451 at 220 E. Court St. in Urbana. During the ceremony, stone pavers etched with the names of the 10 men – Walter L. Burroughs (U.S. Army), Robert Thomas Reed (U.S. Army), William Emerson Shaffer (U.S. Army), Michael A. Bailey (U.S. Army), Carl Richard Dagger (U.S. Marine Corps), Wetzel Lonnie Eldridge (U.S. Marine Corps), Philip Lee Grieser (U.S. Navy), William Michael Short (U.S. Marine Corps), Donald Dale Hall (U.S. Army) and Lester Eugene Parker (U.S. Army) – were unveiled in their permanent place of honor in the “Patio of Flags” memorial in front of the DAV/VFW building. Pictured surrounding the pavers are family members of the fallen soldiers. Each family was given a rose to place on the paver honoring their loved one.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/11/web1_Vietnam-Pavers.jpgThe 10 Champaign County residents killed in the Vietnam War were honored on Wednesday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Joint Headquarters of DAV Chapter 31 and VFW Post 5451 at 220 E. Court St. in Urbana. During the ceremony, stone pavers etched with the names of the 10 men – Walter L. Burroughs (U.S. Army), Robert Thomas Reed (U.S. Army), William Emerson Shaffer (U.S. Army), Michael A. Bailey (U.S. Army), Carl Richard Dagger (U.S. Marine Corps), Wetzel Lonnie Eldridge (U.S. Marine Corps), Philip Lee Grieser (U.S. Navy), William Michael Short (U.S. Marine Corps), Donald Dale Hall (U.S. Army) and Lester Eugene Parker (U.S. Army) – were unveiled in their permanent place of honor in the “Patio of Flags” memorial in front of the DAV/VFW building. Pictured surrounding the pavers are family members of the fallen soldiers. Each family was given a rose to place on the paver honoring their loved one.