Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Lynn Ashley
Hamilton County
United States Army Veteran
World War II
• Field Representative for WIMSA (Women in Military Service to America)
• Charter member of Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
• Member Women's Army Corps (WAC) Veterans Association
• Active with Union Institute, University of Cincinnati, AMVETS Post 1963,
Cincinnati Museum Center
• Businesswoman
Donald Barrett
Athens County
United States Army Air Corps Veteran
World War II
• Mayor, City of Athens for 12 years
• Member, several community boards
• Trustee, O'Bleness Hospital
• Active in Special Olympics, Chamber of Commerce, United Appeal, Eldercare Coalition
• Past president of the Ohio Municipal League State Fire Commission
William B. Baugh (deceased)
Hamilton County
Medal of Honor Recipient
United States Marine Corps Veteran
Korean War
• Private First Class William B. Baugh was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in Korea on November 29, 1950
• He lost his life during the Changjin (Chosin) Reservoir entrapment
Betty W. Brown
Franklin County
United States Army Women's Army Corps Veteran
World War II
• Charter member and past president of the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association, Columbus Chapter 3
• Member of American Legion for 32 years - Past Commander, 12th District of the American Legion, Department of Ohio (1995-1996); 12th District Outstanding Legionnaire Award, 1991; Past Commander, Bexley Post 430 (Life member), 1988-89
• Member, Columbus Veterans Advisory Board since 1989 – served as secretary-treasurer and vice president
• Charter member, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame selection committee
• Charter member, Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
• Member, Ohio Veterans Plaza Committee
• Life member, Linden AMVETS Post 89, Columbus
George A. Custer (deceased)
Harrison County
United States Army Veteran
Civil War
• Graduate of West Point Military Academy
• Fought in at least 15 major battles of the Civil War
• Made observations from a balloon, while in combat
• Youngest general in the Union Army in 1863, only two years after graduation
• He died at the Battle of Little Bighorn
Richard W. Danielson
Cuyahoga County
United States Marine Corps Veteran
World War II and Korean War
• Cleveland Federation of Labor AFL/CIO delegate
• Cleveland Council, Boy Scouts of America
• Cleveland Catholic Diocese, Catholic Committee on Scouting
• Director for the Chosin Few and Korean War Veterans Association
• Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial Committee
• Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource Council
Robert B. Doremus
Franklin County
United States Navy Veteran
Vietnam War (Prisoner of War)
• Prisoner of War in Hanoi for seven and one half years
• Ohio delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries
• Past president of Bexley Rotary club
• Past president of the Columbus Council of the Navy League
• First chairman of the Columbus Veterans Advisory Board
• Past national president of NAM-POWs
• Member, American ex-Prisoners of War
• Volunteer in Bexley school system
• Member, the Wings Club of New York
• Emeritus member of the Press Club of Ohio
Alene B. Duerk
Henry County
United States Navy Veteran
World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War
• First woman to be appointed Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, 1972
• Ohio Governor's Award, 1973
• First Nurse Corps Officer assigned as Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health and Environment, 1966-67
• Chief, Nursing Service, U.S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes
• Director of Navy Nurse Corps, 1970-1975
• Director, United Services Life Insurance Company
• Director, Visiting Nurses Association, and Foundation, Central Florida
• Member, Navy Nurse Corps Association
Duane E. Goodridge
Fairfield County
United States Marine Corps Veteran
Vietnam War
• Manager, Southwesterly Compost Facility, City of Columbus
• Gave professional papers at locations around the states
• Hosted dignitaries from over 20 foreign countries
• Leading expert on composting in the United States
• Mayor's Award for Excellence (Christopher Columbus Award)
• Systems Operator of the Military Forum on CompuServe (Internet)
• Co-founded Forgotten Children Project which provides toys for retarded youth
• Member, Operation Friendship for Franklin County Children's Services
• Co-chair of Operation Feed Campaign for the City of Columbus
• Accent on You award from the Columbus Dispatch
David W. Longaberger (deceased)
Muskingum County
United States Army Veteran
• After graduation from high school, he was a Fuller Brush salesman and a bakery truck deliverer before joining the Army
• Founded The Longaberger® Company in 1973 with five weavers – now a $700 million direct sales company and the largest manufacturer of handmade baskets in the U.S.
• Provided employment opportunities, quality education, recreational facilities, good roads, adequate housing and community organizations for the people in his community
• Contributed millions of dollars to the local community
• Built a senior citizens center, a swim center and fitness center for community use
M. Jean Madden
Franklin County
United States Army Veteran
Korean War
• First Women's Army Corps officer from Ohio to achieve the rank of Colonel
• Taught history and geography before going on active duty
• Charter member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
• Member, WAC Veterans Association and lifetime member of AMVETS, American Legion, and the Retired Officers Association
• Member, Board of Directors, WAC Foundation
• Past member, USO Council, USO of Central Ohio
• Active member Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington Women's Club
• Charter member, Worthington Branch, American Association of University Women
• Member, Ohio Historical Society
Glenn E. Maddy
Sandusky County
United States Army Veteran
World War II
• Author of "My Experiences in World War II" and author of many articles in agricultural publications
• Farmer
• County Extension Agent, Sandusky County, for 29 years
• Developed outstanding educational programs in the areas of processing tomatoes, pickles and sugar beets
• Helped improve migrant worker conditions
• Associate Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University
• Extension Educational Advisor to Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Nepal
• Set up scholarship program in Nepal – he and Mrs. Maddy raised $346,436 to pay for 713 years of children's education
• Raised funds to send medical equipment to a hospital in Nepal
Otto L. Maly
Cuyahoga County
United States Army Veteran
World War II
• Served in the United States Army Signal Corps
• Volunteered 750 hours at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Brecksville
• Citizen of the Year in 1984
• Donated over 9 gallons of blood
• Participated in many city council committees
• Member of The Catholic Club, Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus
• Chairman of the Maple Heights Memorial Day Association
• Organized the Drill Team and served 36 years as Color Guard Sergeant
• Grand Marshal of Memorial Day Parade in 1977
• Chair, Maple Heights Veterans Memorial Community Project – completed in three years
John D. Massey
Trumbull County
United States Navy Veteran
Korean War
• National Commander for the Army & Navy Union, U.S.A., Inc.
• Served as Garrison Commander, County Commander, and State Commander
• Served on city and county committees helping veterans and planning activities in remembrance of those who died
• Runs a construction company
George L. Mylander
Erie County
United States Army Veteran
Korean War
• Following service with the U.S. Army, attended Bowling Green State University, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1958 and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration in 1970
• Retired in 1987 after 27 years as a teacher and administrator in the Sandusky City Schools
• In 1979, elected to first of four terms on the Sandusky City Commission, serving six of 16 years on Commission as Mayor of Sandusky
• Since 1965, has served as Director of the Citizens Banking Company
• Upon consolidation of Citizens with the Castalia Banking Company and the Farmers State Bank in 1990, he was elected to the board of the parent corporation, First Citizens Banc Corp
• Vice Chair and former Chair of the Firelands Community Hospital Board, and the Bowling Green State University Foundation Board
Paul Newman
Cuyahoga County
United States Navy Veteran
World War II
• Managed sports and recreation equipment store in Cleveland, following his father's death
• Actor – nominated for nine Oscars, including one as producer
• Businessman – Newman's Own - $100 million in after-tax profits has been donated to charities in various states, including Ohio
• Amateur automobile racer – oldest driver ever to win a professionally sanctioned motor race
Carl A. Nunziato
Mahoning County
United States Army Veteran
Vietnam War
• Vietnam combat wounds – double amputee
• Co-founder of Youngstown Chapter of the Governor's Subcommittee for Barrier Free Architecture
• Key supporter to establishment of Youngstown Outpatient Clinic
• Served as officer of several banks in Youngstown area
• State Chairman of Ohio Rehabilitation Services, and State Chairman of Governor's Council for Disabled Persons; Trustee for both organizations for thirteen years
• Chairman, Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee
• Trustee – Easter Seals Society
• Past President, Youngstown State University ROTC Alumni Association - ROTC scholarship named after him
James T. Pantalone Sr.
Trumbull County
United States Army Veteran
• Past National Commander of Army & Navy Union, U.S.A., Inc.
• Thirty-year member of Army & Navy Union
• Currently National Judge Advocate and serves on National Advisory Board
• Businessman in Niles for 36 years
Richard L. Paugh
Franklin County
United States Coast Guard and United States Naval Reserve Veteran
World War II
• Twice elected – and current – principal chief of the Eastern Cherokee Overhill Band
• Former owner of Field & Stream Sports Outfitters
• Former outdoor journalist with Columbus Dispatch and fourteen other Ohio newspapers
• Seven awards for regular columns from the Outdoor Writers of Ohio
• National award for conservation journalism from the National Wildlife Association
• Financial consultant
• Former Public Relations Director for St. Ann's Hospital
• Former Executive Director of the Central Ohio USO
• Currently a freelance writer
Joseph T. Piening
Hamilton County
United States Army Veteran
• National Commander, AMVETS
• Traveled widely in this capacity, met with President Reagan, and addressed a joint session of Congress
• Military service at Walter Reed Hospital led him to a life of service to fellow veterans
• Served AMVETS at all levels and was National Department Commander of the Year
• Served on Mayor's Veterans Committee
• Also served as a member or volunteered on the Western Hills Veterans Council,
the American Legion, Special Olympics, Cincinnati VA, Dayton Telethon and the Westwood United Methodist Church
• Little League coach and umpire
• Football coach
George M. Rinkowski
Lucas County
United States Army Air Corps Veteran - World War II
United States Air Force Veteran - Korean War
Vietnam War
• Volunteered for service in the Army in World War II, then transferred into other branches of service
• Landed in Yokohama, Japan, 11:00 a.m., 2 September 1945; 35 months in Japan
• Life member of VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, Korean War Veterans,
Catholic War Veterans
• Life Honorary member of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
• Member Knights of Columbus
• Member LaGrange Business and Professional Association
• Past national chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars (two years)
• Distributed 4800 tons of clothing from the United States to Korean orphans
• Initiated construction of a school in Korea
Oscar J. Watson
Franklin County
United States Army Veteran
Korean War
• Devotes countless hours working with students in a developmental capacity
• Volunteers annually as a celebrity chef to raise monies for organizations such as the Arts for Community Enrichment
• In June, 1999, retired as Development Officer for The Ohio State University
• Past Area Development Director, The United Negro College Fund, Inc.
• Past Division Director, The United Way of Franklin County
• Actively involved with the American Heart Association, Ohio Sickle Cell Association, the Columbus Chapter of Alzheimer Disease, and Church of Christ Apostolic Faith
• Worked with the Peace Corps, Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Council of International Programs for Youth
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