Friday, June 30, 2017

My contribution to The Honor Roll Project

     I have discovered a wonderful historical project that will help honor the brave veterans throughout our country. I would love to share it with you, also.

     It is called The Honor Roll Project, and it is "an effort to transcribe and photograph military honor rolls. The transcribed names make the soldiers available for search engines, so that descendants and family members can find them on the internet." This description was taken straight from The Honor Roll website (, and is exactly the reason that I am so enthused about doing what I can.

     When I explained to my husband about this project, he was on board also for helping me as much as possible. He immediately reminded me of a such an Honor Roll monument on our local courthouse grounds.

Honor Roll memorial in Bloomfield, IN

     This monument is near the northwest corner of the Greene County Courthouse grounds.

     The front center panel has an outline of the Liberty Bell near the top, and the emblems of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard etched near the bottom. Under the Liberty Bell, the following words have been etched:  "Dedicated to the the Veterans of Greene County who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States and in honored memory of those who gave their lives in the service of our country."

     And now on to the Honor Roll itself... I know that this will be an extremely long post, if i included everyone tonight. So, I will start with just World War I tonight, and try to finish the rest of the Honor Roll in the next post.

World War I

World War I

Hall, Perry
Roth, Charles E.
Mullis, Myrel
Vest, Clarence W.
Custer, Claude
Johnson, Helmer H.
Talbot, Howard R.
Ruth, William
Miller, Hiram
Cross, George E.
Hout, Herman
Mason, Joseph
Dixon, Charles E.
Pearcy, Henry A.
Allen, Alva
Wingate, Richard H.
Johnson, Gleason
Bashaw, Clarence
Hauser, Lewis
Miller, Warden D.
Strauser, Ernest F.
Courtney, Frank O.
Holder, Fred L.
Beasley, George C.
Terhune, Charles W.
Huffman, Frederick R.
Ridenbark, Oscar L.
Bradley, Joseph W.
Strietelmeier, Herman H.
Phillips, Van C.
To Be continued, in my next can find that post at:


  1. Thanks for contributing to the Honor Roll Project, Diane! We need more contributions from Indiana!

  2. Heather, I know of a couple more without even looking them up. I will try to represent Indiana the best I can! Diane

  3. This is important work. Thank you for your contributions, Diane.