COVINGTON HOMETOWN HEROES

BuccTownUSA wants to honor military veterans from Covington, Ohio – FOR FREE.

If you are a military veteran who graduated from Covington or a Covington student that left school early to go the the military, BuccTownUSA would like to honor you for your service and your passion for this great country. Also, if you have a family member from Covington who was in the military and may have passed away, BuccTownUSA would like to have that veteran never forgotten.

For those who would like to be honored on this website, send any pictures and information you would like posted. From a biography perspective, what would be ideal is the branch the veteran served in, the years and a description of the locations and service provided. That information can be emailed to BuccTownUSA@gmail.com.

Note: If information is sent and not posted within a few days, please feel free to call 937-418-0417 because some emails may go into spam depending on how they are sent.

ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY LAST NAME

DALE ERNEST BADGLEY

U.S. ARMY (1967-1968)
(Died in the Vietnam War)

GEORGE E. DREES

U.S. ARMY (1939-1944)
(Died in World War II)

PAUL L. DREES

U.S. ARMY (1940s)
(World War II Veteran)

RYAN HEMBREE

U.S. AIR FORCE (2021-PRESENT)

WYLIE H. PARKER III

U.S. AIR FORCE (2021-2024)

TED PEACOCK

U.S. NAVY (1968-1970)
(Vietnam War Veteran)

BENJAMIN L. ROBINSON

U.S. AIR FORCE (1988-1995)

JAMES R. ROBINSON, JR.

U.S. AIR FORCE (1966-1971)
(Vietnam War Veteran)

WILLIAM J. ROBINSON

U.S. NAVY (1968-1972)
(Vietnam War Veteran)

ROBERT L. TOBIAS

U.S. ARMY (1957-1963)

WILLIAM LESTER WILHELM

U.S. ARMY (1969-1970)
(Died in the Vietnam War)

SCOTT A. WILLIAMS

U.S. AIR FORCE (1987-1989)

COVINGTON AREA SERVICEMEN IN WORLD WAR I

Company A left El Paso, Texas and entered Fort Benjamin Harrison to be mustered out, but as world war was imminent, the order was recalled. After a short stay at Fort Benjamin Harrison, they were sent to Ohio on guard duty. On August 14, 1917 they were ordered to Camp Sherman near Chillicothe and later became part of the 148th Infantry, 37th Division, U. S. Army. They were also stationed at Camp Sheriden (Montgomery, Ala.) and Camp Lee at Petersburgh, Virginia. On June 23, 1918, they embarked for overseas service on the U. S. S. Susquehanna and on July 5, 1918 landed at Brest, France and a short time later were detailed for. service on the Alsace- Lorraine front. They also served at Vosges Mountains, Robert- Espange, Verdun, Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel, St. Jean, Weltje, Belgium, Olsene, Bellow Wood and Ypres. They returned to the United States March 28, 1919 and were discharged in April of that year.

Covington area servicemen killed in Word War I:

Orville Bazill
Private First Class, Company A, 166th Infantry, 42nd Division
[buried in Greenville Creek Cemetery, Covington, Ohiol]

J. Lowell Boyer
Private, US Army, 1st Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division
[buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial, France]

Albert B. Cole
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 148th Infantry, 37th Division
[buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ohio].
His monument notes: “In France He Died For US”

Lloyd W. Cornor
Corporal, U.S. Army, Company A, 3rd Infantry (Ohio National Guard)
[buried in Old Ludlow Cemetery, Laura, Ohio]

Oscar P. Kindell
Private, U.S. Army, Company F, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division
[buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial, France]

Edward S. Knight
Corporal, U.S. Army, Battery A, 44th Coast Artillery Corps.
[burial place currently unknown]

Arlie Carl Nicholas
Private, U.S. Marine Corps, 47th USMC Detachment
[buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ohio]

Roscoe Rogers
Private, U.S. Army, Company M, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division
[buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial, France]

Fred Siler
Private 1st Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 166th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Brigade, 42nd Division.
[buried in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio, Lot 28 W, Section 12, Grave 4]
His memorial notes: “In France He Died For US”

Covington-area servicemen who were wounded in World War I:

Lawrence A. Alexander
Corporal, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Leonard C. Black
2nd Lt., U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Millard F. Boggs
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Chalmer E. Brown
Corporal, U.S. Army, Co. E, 61st Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Lee A. Dunham
Private, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Burley C. Erwin
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Alva Fansler
Corporal, U.S. Army, Co. M, 166th Infantry, 42nd Division

William M. Finfrock
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

James G. Freshour
Captain, U.S. Army, Co. C, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Charles E. Frey
Private, U.S. Army, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Harry N. Gruber
Sergeant, Company C, 148th Infantry, 37th Division

John T. Hentrich
Corporal, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

John C. Hoover
Corporal, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Joseph L. Hoover
Corporal, U.S. Army, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Ray V. O’Roark
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Co. A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division

Ralph V. Pratt
Private, U.S. Army, Co. A, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Division

Coulus W. Younce
Private, U.S. Army, 322nd Field Artillery

Covington High School Graduates who served in Word War I:
Fenton L. Boggs – Army – Class of 1915
Benjamin A. Branson – Army – Class of 1906
Willis E. Branson – Army – Class of 1911
Otis Buchanan – Army – Class of 1915
Chalmer L. Driver – Army – Class of 1910
DeWitt T. Etter – Army – Class of 1915
Walter C. Falknor – Army – Class of 1911
William M. Finfrock – Army – Class of 1912
Edward G. Fisher – Army – Class of 1914
Emery C. Fritzv – Army – Class of 1911
Hobart A. Fulker – Army – Class of 1914
James W. Hill – Army – Class of 1914
John D. Huffman – Army – Class of 1917
Joseph W. Landis – Army – Class of 1911
Harmon M. Maier – Army – Class of 1905
Henry Ray Minton – Army – Class of 1901
Ray V. O’Roark – Army – Class of 1916
John S. Perry – Army – Class of 1917
Leslie O. Rhoades – Army – Class of 1911
Galen B. Stade – Navy – Class of 1917
Luther J. Tobias – Army – Class of 1906
Fred T. Yount – Army – Class of 1902