May 4, 2016: The Veterans Memorial Fountain at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks, California.
For several years, I have been keeping this list of Thousand Oaks residents killed in wars. In 2016 there are no new Conejo Valley residents to add. Something I'm very grateful for.
My annual Memorial Day list of Conejo Valley residents lost in war:
World War II
Listed on the Beyer Park Memorial for World War ll are:
Cleon Biddle - Air Force
John Hays - Army
Roy Spain - Army
Harold Wienke - Army
Richard Wienkler - Army
Link to National Archives Vietnam War Database
Charles Ivan DeGraw - Army 1968
David Earl Farr - Army 1970
Eric James Hubberth - Air Force 1970
Colin Frank Jackson - Marine 1967
Larry Allan Jones - Marine 1968
John Clarence Shamel Marine 1967
Mark L. Brown
Ralph M. Butler
Michael A. Frattali
Brent A. Hayton
Sidney C. Howard
Donald B. McCoig
Robert G. Nally
I could not locate any listings for Thousand Oaks residents lost in the Korean War in the National Archives Database
Sean M. Corlew - Air Force 2002 Newbury Park High School Graduate
Anthony C. Melia - Marine 2007 Thousand Oaks High School Graduate
Francis L. Toner IV - Navy 2009 Westlake High School Graduate
Andrew J. Castro - Army 2010 Westlake High School Graduate
Brian M. Wolverton - Army 2009 Oak Park High School
These names are from Los Angeles Times California War Dead Database. Disclosure: I helped in locating many of the photos used in the Los Angeles Times War Dead Database.
May 4, 2016: Vietnam War Memorial plaque at the Veterans Memorial Fountain at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks.
My thoughts on images past and present.