Veterans Day Salute: Historical Society compiles ‘Honor Roll’ recognizing East Providence veterans

Continues to accept submissions for future endeavors

By Susan Cady
Posted 11/4/19

EAST PROVIDENCE — It's November again. Colorful leaves are falling during this cooler autumn season. In addition to celebrating a day of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November, the …

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Veterans Day Salute: Historical Society compiles ‘Honor Roll’ recognizing East Providence veterans

Continues to accept submissions for future endeavors

Posted

EAST PROVIDENCE — It's November again. Colorful leaves are falling during this cooler autumn season. In addition to celebrating a day of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November, the 11th day of November is reserved as Veterans Day.
It was originally called Armistice Day marking the end of the Great World War, that is World War I. It is a day when veterans and members of the military are remembered, honored, and thanked for their sacrifices and service.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the East Providence freeway, or today's Interstate 195, to traffic. Two years later, in November 1961, it was rededicated as the East Providence Veterans Memorial Expressway.
In December 1959, the public was asked to submit names of citizens of East Providence who served during WWII and in Korea to receive memorials on the bridges on the freeway. So, to repeat history, the public was recently asked again to submit names for the special Honor Roll that appears on this page.
Additional names can be submitted, along with corrections and inquiries, to epvme@hotmail.com until October 2021. A virtual Military Honor Roll will be posted in January 2020, and updated as needed, on the Historical Society's website, ephist.org. This list of men and women who served from WWII to the present may be used as a special tribute on November 11, 2021, for the 60th anniversary of the naming of the expressway for East Providence veterans and military service members.
Note: No residence or military background checks were made. Inclusion on this list does not convey eligibility for military benefits. The East Providence Post and East Providence Historical Society are not responsible for errors.

In Memory of: World War I 1914-1918
Dodge, Lemuel
In Memory of: World War II 1939-1945
76 members of East Providence High School who gave their lives
2125 members of East Providence High School who served
Agren, Staff Sgt. Edgar, Army-Italy
Agren, Emil, Army-Germany
Agren, Staff Sgt. John, Army-Italy and Germany
Amaral brothers-Manuel, Horace, Eugene, David, George, Navy
Andre, William C., Navy
Andrews, Corporal Albert F., Army
Andrews, Major George F., 1946-1949 Army, R.I. National Guard, 1950-1952 Army, 1953-1968 retired Army Reserves
Andrews, Sgt. James F., Army
Andrews, Jr., Storekeeper 3rd class, Joseph F., Navy-Seabees
Barber, Jr., Sgt. Howard C., Marines
Burkhardt, Sgt. Kenneth Ralph, Army Air Corps
Delrossi, Romano, Army
Flint, John E.
Fontes, Pfc Eugene A., Army
Gennari, George
Glover, Jr., George Louis, Navy
Harrington, Thomas, Army
Jackson, M/M2C Clifford Dawson, Naval Reserves
Reid, Pfc Gordon Stanley, Army
Tkacs, First Lt., Victor W., Army
Winslow, Ernest P., Army Air Corp
Wood, T/Sgt Seth A., Army Air Force
In Memory of Korean Conflict 1950-1953:
Ansaldi, Richard, Navy
Cady, Pfc Robert W., Army
Mello, Jr., Medic Manuel J., Army
In Memory of Vietnam Conflict 1955-1975:
Alsup, Sp4 Stephen John
Andrade, Sp4 John Dutra
Ansaldi, Ronnie, Navy
Antonian, 2nd Lt. Dr. Robert E., Army
Bourne, Hn. George Leander
Dye, 1st Lt. Daniel Robert
Mansfield, Tsgt. Bruce Elwin
Pigott, Capt. Charles William
Silva, Sgt. William Gregory
In Memory of:
Broadway, Soloman
Lawson Sr., Sgt. Richard, Marines, Vietnam War Purple Heart Recipient
Laurino, Angelo, Army
Laurino, Lawrence, Army
Laurino, Raymond, Marines
Mendes, James T., Army
Pereira, Daniel, Marines
Pheland, Bradford
Rendine, Domenic, Marine Corps
Sinclair, Ronald
In Honor of:
Abatecola, Anthony, Army
Abatecola, Anthony, Army
Anderson, Ray
Barnes, Anna, Air Force
Bilodeau-Baydal, Master Sergeant Bridget L., active duty, Air Force
Botelho, Specialist Joseph, Korean Conflict, Army
Boutcher, Jr., John W., Korean Conflict, Army
Cady, Thomas, late 1970s, Navy
Cahoon, Captain Nathan, Air Force
Canavan, Walter, Navy
Caparco, Henry, Marines
Cohdinho, Delmar, Marines
Hardern, Maj. Darryl K., 1965 Vietnam-1993 retired, Air Force
Farnsworth, Lester, Army
Farnsworth, Richard, Navy
Furtado, David, Navy
Foster, Buck, Air Force
Laurino, Richard, Marines
Laurino, Ronald, Marines
Lawson Jr., Sr. Airman Richard, Air Force
McKay, Daniel
Miller, James, Army
Moniz, Eugene, Air Force
Morse, Paul, Air Force
Nelson, Paul, WWII
Oliver, Cpl. Frank S., WWII, Marines
Oliver, Signalman 2nd Jack, WWII, Navy
Palumbo, Donna, Army
Spremulli, Michael, Marines
Seippel, Paul, Air Force
Tsonos, Charles, Army
Twomey, Specialist E-4 John D., 1979-1982, Army
Valerio, William

— Ms. Cady is local independent historian.

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