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2022 honored veterans


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Vernon Griffin was born on September 26, 1954 and passed away on December 6, 2019 at age 65 years. His final resting place is the Roselawn Cemetery in Bardwell, KY. He served in the Air Force from 1974-98 earning the rank of Master Sergeant. MSgt Griffin was part of Operation New Life during the evacuation of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. Other duty stations include Washington DC, North Dakota, Arkansas and Michigan and overseas in Europe and Asia. He served as a Security Policeman, Training Manager, First Sergeant and Superintendent while in the Air Force. MSgt Griffin was a graduate of the NCO and Senior NCO Academies. His awards include the Meritorious Service (2); Commendation (3); Achievement; Good Conduct (5); National Defense Service (2); and Humanitarian Service medals; Outstanding Unit; NCO Professional Military Education; Longevity (4); Small Arms Expert Marksmanship (2); and Training ribbons.

saturdaY, october 1, 2022

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Carl Kenneth Tahah was born on June 26, 1932 and passed away on October 12, 2012 at age 80 years. His final resting place is Highland Cemetery in Lawton. He served on active duty in the Navy from 1950-72 earning the grade of Petty Officer First Class. PO1 Tahah was a Ship Serviceman. He served onboard the USS Jason, USS Maury, USS Interdictor and USS Hancock and shore duty at San Diego Naval Training Center, CA, Whiting Field Naval Air Station, FL, Pearl Harbor, HI, Vallejo Naval Shipyards, CA and Adak Naval Air Station, AK. His awards include the Meritorious Service Commendation; Good Conduct (6); National Defense Service (2); Korean Service with/Campaign Star, Korean War Service; United Nations Service with/Korea Clasp; Vietnam Service with/1 Silver and 2 Bronze Campaign Stars (7 Campaigns); Vietnam Gallantry Cross with/Palm; Vietnam Campaign with/1960 Device; and Occupation with/Japan Clasp medals; He also received two letters of Commendation and three Citations for Outstanding Performance.

sunDAY, october 2, 2022

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Edmond Lee “Eddie” Mahseet was born on July 16, 1947 and passed away on February 26, 2021 at age 73 years. His final resting place is the Mahseet Family Cemetery in Apache. He served in the Marine Corps from 1964-68 earning the rank of Corporal. Cpl Mahseet served two tours of duty in Vietnam, as an Infantry and Commander’s Radioman with the 1st Marine Division. In all he participated in 26 combat operations. In the book “Young Blood, A History of the 1st Battalion, 27th Marines” he is credited with fighting and killing the enemy in Hand to Hand combat. His awards include two Combat Action ribbons; the Presidential Unit Citation twice and Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation; National Defense Service, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Vietnam Service with/4 Campaign Stars; Vietnam Gallantry Cross with/Palm; and Vietnam Campaign with/1960 Device; and the Jungle Expert badge. He is one of only thirty Comanches to earn the honorary title of Numu Pukutsi.
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