James Farquer is a Vietnam Veteran newly elected to the Ohio Military Hall of Fame. Mr. Faquer is a Goshen High School graduate and obviously a great soldier and American.


Mr. Farquer has been awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device and the Purple Heart.


James took enemy fire to his left leg while covering his platoon under heavy fire, ultimately causing the enemy to withdraw.


I was recently invited to speak at a Post #649 Vietnam Veterans Association meeting, which Mr. Farquer attended. He is in fine company with those gentlemen. They are all heroes!

Mr. Dan Bare, Army Specialist, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran. He received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Army Commendation for Valor for his service. His latest honor was to be inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame. He has served Clermont County well as the Executive Director of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission. I would like to meet this patriot someday!

Former President Ulysses Grant led a long life of service as a General and served two terms as President. He graduated in 1843 from The United States Military Academy.

Howard Daugherty is a Vietnam Veteran, and served fourteen months and nine days in country with the U. S. Army.  He was a helicopter crew chief and door gunner with the 17th Air Calvary.


Mr. Daugherty Received two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, Air Medal with a V, Air Medal with Nineteen Clusters, Vietnam Service with two battle stars and a member of Ohio Military Hall of Fame class of 2006.  I have communicated with Howard  since I started my website. 

John Wageman served as a rifleman in the 60th Ohio Infantry. He was awarded The Medal of Honor for continuing to fire on the enemy despite being shot three times.

Edgar Aston was with the 8th U.S. Calvary in 1868 and asked to find terrain his company could use to escape hostile Apache tribes nearby. He earned The Medal of Honor for his bravery.

Mr. Daniel Donato, Jr., U.S. Army, served with valor during the Vietnam war as part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade known as the Sky Soldiers.  As part of the most decorated group in the European Command, Mr. Donato received the Purple Heart.  He has passed.


Sergeant Terrence O’Connor was a decorated Vietnam War veteran. He was a Purple Heart recipient, awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal/4 Bronze Stars, The Marksman Rifle Medal, and the Cross of Galentry. He recently passed.

John McDonald is honored with a Bronze Star with “V” Device.  Specialist McDonald earned his medal for heroism in ground combat against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.  He is credited for volunteering to find missing members of Company C and remembered for going into an enemy bunker by himself and clearing a path for his fellow soldiers.  He is a proud member of the Ohio Military Hall of Fame.


Jason Preston has been awarded multiple medals for his valor in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The long list of achievements includes The Bronze Star, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, NATO Afghanistan Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. You have my respect and admiration!


Richard Wayne Sanders Rick served at the NIKE Missle Base in Dillsboro, Indiana. Rick was killed in action in Vietnam and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal/Oak Leaf Clusters. He was also an accomplished medic. This gentlemen has passed, but what a patriot!

Mr. James Lee Smith was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army and earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.  He was killed in action in Korea.

Captain John J. Voll, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-51 Fighter Airplane in the 308th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group, 15th Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces Captain Voll recorded 21 aerial victories.

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