Wall of Honor

Click here to submit a photo of a veteran for our Wall of Honor.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. launched the Wall of Honor on ABC57.com to salute Michiana service members. Members of the military and their families and friends are invited to upload a photo of the military heroes and heroines in their life as a way of honoring their service and sacrifice to our country.

“Everyone knows someone who volunteered for military service. We wanted a way to bring recognition to those who sacrifice so much so we can have our freedoms,” said Aaron Ramey, General Manager of WBND/ABC57, WCWW/CW25 and WMYS/My Michiana 69.

Doressa Buckingham
Doressa Buckingham

Doressa Buckingham

from South Bend

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 4

Buckingham’s who served

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 4
Buckingham’s who served
AOAN WELLER, AUSTIN L
AOAN WELLER, AUSTIN L

AOAN WELLER, AUSTIN L

from Mishawaka

Military branch: US NAVY, Title: , Years served: 5

My oldest son served 5 years onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He did 4 deployments. He JUST got DD214'd on 5/26/2022. Home for good! SO proud of my boy, and glad to have him home! ❤⚓🇺🇸⚓❤

Military branch: US NAVY, Title: , Years served: 5
My oldest son served 5 years onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He did 4 deployments. He JUST got DD214'd on 5/26/2022. Home for good! SO proud of my boy, and glad to have him home! ❤⚓🇺🇸⚓❤
Harry Buell
Harry Buell

Harry Buell

from New Carlisle

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 22

My brother served our country for over 22 years and did 2 tours in Vietnam. Forever my hero.

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 22
My brother served our country for over 22 years and did 2 tours in Vietnam. Forever my hero.
Landon Godsey
Landon Godsey

Landon Godsey

from Gainsborough, Tennessee

Military branch: U.S Army, Title: , Years served: 1942

My Dad was in the Army, during WW2. Like so many other Soldiers he didn't say a whole lot.

Military branch: U.S Army, Title: , Years served: 1942
My Dad was in the Army, during WW2. Like so many other Soldiers he didn't say a whole lot.
Shawn Welling
Shawn Welling

Shawn Welling

from Granger, IN

Military branch: U.S. Air Force, Title: , Years served: 1989-2019

Shawn served during Desert Storm all of the way to the Global War on Terrorism. He began his career as Security Police before cross training into Intelligence as an Imagery Analyst.

Military branch: U.S. Air Force, Title: , Years served: 1989-2019
Shawn served during Desert Storm all of the way to the Global War on Terrorism. He began his career as Security Police before cross training into Intelligence as an Imagery Analyst.
Bernard Dolezal
Bernard Dolezal

Bernard Dolezal

from Michigan City

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 1943 to 1946

Dad's entire medical school class was drafted and sent to Fort Lewis Washington. He was in charge of the unit that worked in the operating room on the worst cases from the Pacific theater. He used that experience in his practice and to teach other doctors in South Bend for 47 years.

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 1943 to 1946
Dad's entire medical school class was drafted and sent to Fort Lewis Washington. He was in charge of the unit that worked in the operating room on the worst cases from the Pacific theater. He used that experience in his practice and to teach other doctors in South Bend for 47 years.
Aaron L Seal
Aaron L Seal

Aaron L Seal

from Elkhart

Military branch: USMC, Title: , Years served: 2003-2006

Aaron was a graduate from Memorial High school. He loved to hunt ,fish and spending time with his family. He always had a smile that would light up a room. Aaron always made you feel like the most important person in the room. He never meet a stranger. We still gather at Little Pine and have a toast every year 10/1 at 6:30 sometimes there are 30 people show up and other times 100 people will come out.

Military branch: USMC, Title: , Years served: 2003-2006
Aaron was a graduate from Memorial High school. He loved to hunt ,fish and spending time with his family. He always had a smile that would light up a room. Aaron always made you feel like the most important person in the room. He never meet a stranger. We still gather at Little Pine and have a toast every year 10/1 at 6:30 sometimes there are 30 people show up and other times 100 people will come out.
Ron Nelson
Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson

from Benton Harbor, Michigan

Military branch: U S Navy, Title: , Years served: 1963-1966

Spent entire enlistment at NavComAirPac North Island San Diego California as Radioman. Served 3.5 years(Kiddie Cruise) except involuntarily extended for one month due to Vietnam War. Received Secret Clearance; worked encrypting/decrypting for a time. Sent/Received messages from bomber pilots (Sorties) over Nam. Proud to have served my country and truthfully regret not re-enlisting.

Military branch: U S Navy, Title: , Years served: 1963-1966
Spent entire enlistment at NavComAirPac North Island San Diego California as Radioman. Served 3.5 years(Kiddie Cruise) except involuntarily extended for one month due to Vietnam War. Received Secret Clearance; worked encrypting/decrypting for a time. Sent/Received messages from bomber pilots (Sorties) over Nam. Proud to have served my country and truthfully regret not re-enlisting.
James Bernard Baum
James Bernard Baum

James Bernard Baum

from Hobart, Indiana

Military branch: United States Air Force , Title: , Years served: January 16, 1987-October 31, 2007

1. (January-March 1987) Basic Training, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX 2. (March-July 1987) School of Health Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX 3. (July-September 1987) Clinical Phase, Mather AFB, Rancho Cordova, CA 4. (September 1987-July 1991) Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS *DEPLOYMENT (JANUARY-MARCH 1991) Support of OPERATION DESERT STORM, RAF Little Rissington & RAF Fairford, England 🇬🇧 5. (July 1991-1992) 8th Medical Group, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 6. (August 1992-October 1994) 86th Medical Group, Ramstein AB, Germany 🇩🇪 7. (November 1994-July 1998) 74th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio *DEPLOYMENT (July-December 1995) Support of OPERATION PROVIDE PROMISE (UN) and OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR (NATO), 74th Medical Group (PROVISIONAL) Zagreb, Croatia 🇭🇷 *DEPLOYMENT (December 1997-April 1998) Support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, 4404th Medical Group (Forward), Prince Sultan AB, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 8. (August 1998-1999) 8th Medical Group, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 9. (September 1999-January 2003) 47th Medical Group, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas 10. (February 2003-2004) 51st Medical Group, Osan AB, Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 11. (March 2004-June 2005) 39th Medical Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey 🇹🇷 12. (July 2005-October 2007) 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA *DEPLOYMENT (May-September 2006) Support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, 447 EMEDS, Sather AB, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq 🇮🇶

Military branch: United States Air Force , Title: , Years served: January 16, 1987-October 31, 2007
1. (January-March 1987) Basic Training, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX 2. (March-July 1987) School of Health Sciences, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX 3. (July-September 1987) Clinical Phase, Mather AFB, Rancho Cordova, CA 4. (September 1987-July 1991) Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS *DEPLOYMENT (JANUARY-MARCH 1991) Support of OPERATION DESERT STORM, RAF Little Rissington & RAF Fairford, England 🇬🇧 5. (July 1991-1992) 8th Medical Group, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 6. (August 1992-October 1994) 86th Medical Group, Ramstein AB, Germany 🇩🇪 7. (November 1994-July 1998) 74th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio *DEPLOYMENT (July-December 1995) Support of OPERATION PROVIDE PROMISE (UN) and OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR (NATO), 74th Medical Group (PROVISIONAL) Zagreb, Croatia 🇭🇷 *DEPLOYMENT (December 1997-April 1998) Support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, 4404th Medical Group (Forward), Prince Sultan AB, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 8. (August 1998-1999) 8th Medical Group, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 9. (September 1999-January 2003) 47th Medical Group, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas 10. (February 2003-2004) 51st Medical Group, Osan AB, Republic of Korea 🇰🇷 11. (March 2004-June 2005) 39th Medical Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey 🇹🇷 12. (July 2005-October 2007) 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA *DEPLOYMENT (May-September 2006) Support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, 447 EMEDS, Sather AB, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq 🇮🇶
Dewey Robinson
Dewey Robinson

Dewey Robinson

from Hammond, IN

Military branch: USN SeaBees, Title: , Years served: 1942-1952

My father entered the Navy right out of high school 1942. Member of the Navy SeaBees 9th Special Const. Battalion. He served WWII & Korea. Ten years. Came home in 1952. He joined the Hammond Fire Dept. He served 21 years as a Professional Firefighter. Born in 1924 died 1987.

Military branch: USN SeaBees, Title: , Years served: 1942-1952
My father entered the Navy right out of high school 1942. Member of the Navy SeaBees 9th Special Const. Battalion. He served WWII & Korea. Ten years. Came home in 1952. He joined the Hammond Fire Dept. He served 21 years as a Professional Firefighter. Born in 1924 died 1987.
Jim
Jim

Jim

from Port Byron NY

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 8

Lived in Port Byron, joined right out of high school, grandfather, dad, brother and uncles all served. Hats off to my twin USMC SSMAJ. RETIRED .

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 8
Lived in Port Byron, joined right out of high school, grandfather, dad, brother and uncles all served. Hats off to my twin USMC SSMAJ. RETIRED .
*Donald Ray McIntosh
*Donald Ray McIntosh

*Donald Ray McIntosh

from Kingsford Hts In.

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 2

Donald was my brother he got killed when he was only 22 years old in Vietnam on Feb.12 1970. He was helping carry a wounded Marine and he stepped on a land mine.

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 2
Donald was my brother he got killed when he was only 22 years old in Vietnam on Feb.12 1970. He was helping carry a wounded Marine and he stepped on a land mine.
Gordon Dosmann
Gordon Dosmann

Gordon Dosmann

from Mishawaka

Military branch: Navy , Title: , Years served: 2 1/2 years

this was my father in law. he and his twin brother joined the navy the same day

Military branch: Navy , Title: , Years served: 2 1/2 years
this was my father in law. he and his twin brother joined the navy the same day
Kim Bowerman
Kim Bowerman

Kim Bowerman

from Mishawaka

Military branch: US Army, Title: , Years served: 7

I’m honored to not only have served during the Cold War, stationed incredibly close to the (then) West German border, but also to have served when it was still a bit uncommon for women to enlist.

Military branch: US Army, Title: , Years served: 7
I’m honored to not only have served during the Cold War, stationed incredibly close to the (then) West German border, but also to have served when it was still a bit uncommon for women to enlist.
Scotty Lee
Scotty Lee

Scotty Lee

from Stevensville MI

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 2

My time in service was short but after being injured in the line of duty I developed a serious lung & heart condition that required me to get a defibrillator, im now 100% service connected disabled.

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 2
My time in service was short but after being injured in the line of duty I developed a serious lung & heart condition that required me to get a defibrillator, im now 100% service connected disabled.
Joe Ervin
Joe Ervin

Joe Ervin

from Bremen

Military branch: USAF, Title: , Years served: 6

Joe loaded weapons on the A-10 Warthog. He loved serving in the Air Force at Grissom Air Force Base.

Military branch: USAF, Title: , Years served: 6
Joe loaded weapons on the A-10 Warthog. He loved serving in the Air Force at Grissom Air Force Base.
Roree Kerr
Roree Kerr

Roree Kerr

from Montgomery Village

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 27

A basic training picture from 1979, Fort Jackson, SC. Retired from the Army after returning from Ur, Iraq in 2005.

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 27
A basic training picture from 1979, Fort Jackson, SC. Retired from the Army after returning from Ur, Iraq in 2005.
Afton Holt Ratliff
Afton Holt Ratliff

Afton Holt Ratliff

from Kingsport, TN

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served:

This was my dad. He served on a mine sweeper in WWII. He was raised on a farm and spent his first night away from home when he enlisted in the navy. He was a great patriot, dad and Christian.

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served:
This was my dad. He served on a mine sweeper in WWII. He was raised on a farm and spent his first night away from home when he enlisted in the navy. He was a great patriot, dad and Christian.
Don Kapica
Don Kapica

Don Kapica

from Hobart, IN

Military branch: US Air Force, Title: , Years served: 20 years

Joined the Air Force in 1978 to be a radio announcer. Was with AFRTS Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. Stationed in NC, OH, CO, Guam, CA and retired at Scott AFB, IL. Best 20 years of my life were in the military.

Military branch: US Air Force, Title: , Years served: 20 years
Joined the Air Force in 1978 to be a radio announcer. Was with AFRTS Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. Stationed in NC, OH, CO, Guam, CA and retired at Scott AFB, IL. Best 20 years of my life were in the military.
Charles Anders
Charles Anders

Charles Anders

from Plymouth

Military branch: US Navy, Title: , Years served: Vietnam era

Vietnam era Seabee, passed away 2012.

Military branch: US Navy, Title: , Years served: Vietnam era
Vietnam era Seabee, passed away 2012.
LeeRoy Anders
LeeRoy Anders

LeeRoy Anders

from Plymouth

Military branch: US Army, Title: , Years served: 43

WWII paratrooper

Military branch: US Army, Title: , Years served: 43
WWII paratrooper
Jack Stone
Jack Stone

Jack Stone

from Elkhart

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 1951-1955

was member of fighter squadron He is a shellback (crossed equator) and Blue Nose (sailed in north atlantic). served during Korea war. Air group was on 5 different aircraft carriers. wonderful Husband, father, grandfather.

Military branch: Navy, Title: , Years served: 1951-1955
was member of fighter squadron He is a shellback (crossed equator) and Blue Nose (sailed in north atlantic). served during Korea war. Air group was on 5 different aircraft carriers. wonderful Husband, father, grandfather.
Kody Stroud
Kody Stroud

Kody Stroud

from South Bend, IN

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 13

2 tours to Afghanistan conducting route clearance. Air Assault, Master Combatives, Combat Action Badge

Military branch: Army, Title: , Years served: 13
2 tours to Afghanistan conducting route clearance. Air Assault, Master Combatives, Combat Action Badge
BILLY J MCMILLEN
BILLY J MCMILLEN

BILLY J MCMILLEN

from MI - Cassopolis

Military branch: ARMY, Title: , Years served: 1981-2000

ENLISTED IN THE INFANTRY AT FT BENNING GA.IN 1981.CROSS TRAINED AS MEDIC .CROSSTRAINED AS TRACK MECH.GRADUATED FROM 4TH BATALLION RANGER BATTALLION.LATER TRAINED WITH THE 5TH SPECIAL OPS UNIT GRADULATING TOP 4 .SERVED WITH THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND ARMY RESERVES FOR A TOTAL OF 20 YRS.LEFT THE SERVICE AS A E-7,DURING HIS CAREER HE WAS AWARDED MANY SERVICE METALS AND AWARDS.CITATIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE.ACCOMIDATIONS FROM MICH STATE GOVENOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

Military branch: ARMY, Title: , Years served: 1981-2000
ENLISTED IN THE INFANTRY AT FT BENNING GA.IN 1981.CROSS TRAINED AS MEDIC .CROSSTRAINED AS TRACK MECH.GRADUATED FROM 4TH BATALLION RANGER BATTALLION.LATER TRAINED WITH THE 5TH SPECIAL OPS UNIT GRADULATING TOP 4 .SERVED WITH THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND ARMY RESERVES FOR A TOTAL OF 20 YRS.LEFT THE SERVICE AS A E-7,DURING HIS CAREER HE WAS AWARDED MANY SERVICE METALS AND AWARDS.CITATIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE.ACCOMIDATIONS FROM MICH STATE GOVENOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,
Scott Mann
Scott Mann

Scott Mann

from St Joseph MI

Military branch: USMC and USAF, Title: , Years served: 9.5

Joined the Corps in 1997 and air force in 2002. Did a tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2. Co-Founder of Trolling with the Troops out of St Joseph MI.

Military branch: USMC and USAF, Title: , Years served: 9.5
Joined the Corps in 1997 and air force in 2002. Did a tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2. Co-Founder of Trolling with the Troops out of St Joseph MI.

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