In Memorium

It’s a fifth Friday again and time to remember those seagoing cowboys who have departed from us of late. These are the ones of whom I’m aware:

Buch, Guy Richard, July 4, 2018, North Manchester, IN. S. S. Queens Victory to  Czechoslovakia via Germany, June 9, 1946.

Frailey, Henry E., August 5, 2018, Lancaster, PA. S. S. John L. McCarley to Poland, July 2, 1946.

Kesler, Donn D., August 13, 2018, North Manchester, IN. S. S. Lindenwood Victory to China and New Zealand, December 19, 1946.

Leach, Rev. Robert Harris, July 25, 2018, Columbia, MO. S. S. Contest to Japan, July 3, 1948.

Meyer, Matthew M., August 27, 2018, Geneva, IL. S. S. Queens Victory to Czechoslovakia via Germany, June 9, 1946; S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Yugoslavia via Trieste, Italy, July 10, 1946.

Meyer, Vernon R., May 21, 2018, Wooster, OH. S. S. Gainesville Victory to Poland, July 24, 1946.

Miller, Clyde R., November 19, 2017, Eureka, IL. S. S. Norwalk Victory to Poland, January 5, 1947.

Rediger, Ferman, July 7, 2018, Friend, NE. S. S. F. J. Luckenbach to Poland, March 23, 1946.

Tobias, Richard, July 4, 2018, Tallmadge, OH. S. S. American Importer to Germany, September 1, 1956.

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In Memorium

This is my regular Fifth Friday post to honor the seagoing cowboys who have passed away recently, the ones of whom I am aware.

Bollinger, Galen S., January 4, 2018, Myerstown, PA. S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, November 30, 1946.

Bollinger, John C., January 13, 2018, Goshen, IN. S. S. Norwalk Victory to Yugoslavia, February 13, 1946.

Fisher, Wallace, March 6, 2018, Wellman, IA. S. S. Morgantown Victory to Yugoslavia, December 2, 1946.

Groff, Mahlon A., January 8, 2018, Seven Valleys, PA. S. S. Carroll Victory to Poland, February 16, 1946.

Kauffman, Theodore G., January 29, 2018, West Brandywine, PA. S. S. Queens Victory to Czechoslovakia, November 2, 1946; S. S. Saginaw Victory to Poland, December 31, 1946.

Klepinger, Wayne Ellis, January 10, 2018, Lehigh Acres, FL. S. S. Pierre Victory to Poland, March 29, 1946.

Longenecker, Harry K., February 13, 2018, Elizabathtown, PA. S. S. John J. Crittenden to Poland, March 6, 1946.

Messamer, Charles Lloyd, February 25, 2018, Avon, IN. S. S. Lindenwood Victory to China, December 19, 1946.

Robertson, Jesse Davis, March 8, 2018, Bridgewater, VA. S. S. Samuel H. Walker to Yugoslavia, August 27, 1945.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

It’s time for my regular Fifth Friday post to honor the seagoing cowboys who have passed away recently. These are the ones of whom I am aware:

Earhart, Larry D. “Sarge,” May 4, 2017, Lancaster, PA. S. S. Joshua Hendy to Greece, June 21, 1945; S. S. Calvin Victory to Poland, June 12, 1946.

Garner, J. H. B. “Jay,” May 8, 2017, Claremont, CA. S. S. Frederic C. Howe (Foreman) to Poland, May 16, 1946.

Haldeman, David G., March 22, 2017, Lancaster, PA. S. S. Zona Gale to France, April 17, 1946.

Hostetler, John D., June 21, 2017, Orrville, OH. S. S. Earlham Victory to Yugoslavia, January 6, 1947.

Kauffman, Robert, August 9, 2017, Shoreline, WA. S. S. Stephen R. Mallory to Poland, June 26, 1946.

Pownall, Herbert D., August 17, 2017, Laramie, WY. S. S. Edwin D. Howard (supervisor) to Czechoslovakia, April 29, 1946.

Schler, Rev. George, August 24, 2017, Claremont, CA. S. S. American Importer to Germany, August 17, 1955.

Tieszen, Willard, January 8, 2017, Billings, MT. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Poland, December 14, 1945.

Rest in peace, dear friends.

In Memorium

It’s time for our Fifth Friday post honoring seagoing cowboys who have recently passed from this world.

Emmel, Rev. Vernon Donald, May 5, 2017. S. S. Robert W. Hart to Poland, June 29, 1946.

Ensz, Albert, April 10, 2017. S. S. Morgantown Victory to Poland, December 11, 1945.

Yoder, John David, May 4, 2017. S. S. Woodstock Victory to Poland, June 7, 1946.

Many thanks to Leland Miller for his gift to my Seagoing Cowboy Storytelling Project in honor of his father Norman S. Miller, S. S. John J. Crittenden to Poland, March 6, 1946.

In Memorium

It’s time for my regular Fifth Friday post to honor the seagoing cowboys who have passed away recently. These are the ones of whom I am aware:

Baker, John S. “Jack,” March 7, 2017. S. S. Mexican to Poland, November 8, 1945.

Barnhill, Gilbert E., Jr., November 28, 2016. S. S. Edwin D. Howard to August 17, 1946.

Coffman, H. McKinley, December 1, 2016. S. S. American Importer to Germany, August 11, 1953.

Godshall, Clyde M., June 13, 2015. S. S. Columbia Heights to Israel, May 4, 1953.

Libby, Paul, May 14, 2015. S. S. Pass Christian Victory to Poland, May 9, 1946.

Lord, Howard J., March 6, 2017. S. S. Rock Springs Victory to Greece and Ethiopia, May 12, 1947.

Miller, Levi M., November 6, 2016. S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, July 29, 1946.

Miller, Norman S., December 7, 2016. S. S. John J. Crittenden to Poland, March 6, 1946.

Moyer, Howard E., February 22, 2017. S. S. Norwalk Victory to Poland, January 9, 1947.

Nentwig, Earl Jack, November 17, 2016. S. S. Beloit Victory to Czechoslovakia, June 8, 1946; S. S. Edward W. Burton to Poland, July 15, 1946.

Voth, Alden Harry, December 22, 2016. S. S. John J. Crittenden to Yugoslavia, November 23, 1945.

Wine, Jacob C., Jr., March 12, 2017. S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Czechoslovakia, May 17, 1946.

Many thanks to Martha Neri for her gift to my Seagoing Cowboy Storytelling Project in honor of her father Andrew Yanik, S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Greece, November 13, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear friends.

In Memorium

I end this year of blog posts with a Fifth Friday Memorium to honor seagoing cowboys who have departed this world. These are the most recent ones who have come to my attention:

Alderfer, Stanley D., December 4, 2016. S. S. Columbia Heights to Israel, 1951.

King, Paul, October 29, 2016. S. S. Gainesville Victory to Czechoslovakia, February 14, 1946.

Schrock, Olen L., December 18, 2016. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Greece, February 24, 1946; S. S. Stephen R. Mallory to Poland, November 14, 1946.

Schwartzentruber, Kenneth, November 17, 2016. S. S. Frederic C. Howe to Yugoslavia, November 15, 1946; S. S. Woodstock Victory to Greece, January 18, 1947.

Shank, Charles S., December 25, 2015. S. S. Zona Gale to Yugoslavia, June 28, 1945.

Troyer, Alfred Edward, July 8, 2014. S. S. Santiago Iglesias to Poland, February 7, 1946.

Yoder, J. Olen, November 14, 2016. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Poland, December 12, 1945.

I extend my deep gratitude to the family of Harold Joseph Slagell for their gift of memorial money to my Seagoing Cowboy Storytelling Project in honor of their father who was included in the September 30 Memorium post.

Rest in peace, dear Seagoing Cowboys.

In Memorium

On this Fifth Friday, it’s time once again to remember seagoing cowboys who have passed from this world. This one will be longer than usual, as I’ve done an internet search on my seagoing cowboy mailing list and found many I wasn’t aware of.

Bahr, Charles G., June 3, 2015. S. S. Frederic C. Howe to Yugoslavia, November 15, 1946.

Beachy, Levi, May 23, 2016. S. S. Norwalk Victory to Poland, January 9, 1947.

Beam, C. H., Jr., October 21, 2014. S. S. Henry Dearborn to Albania, February 1, 1947.

Blanchard, Chester, October 3, 2014. S. S. Mexican to Poland, February 9, 1946.

Bomberger, Roy L., Sr., December 4, 2010. S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, July 29, 1946.

Detweiler, Russell M., October 29, 2011. S. S. DePauw Victory to Greece, December 10, 1946.

Gingerich, Elmer M., May 10, 2014. S. S. Wesley W. Barrett to Poland, April 14, 1946.

Goering, Victor R., August 23, 2016. S. S. Charles W. Wooster to Greece, April 21, 1946.

Hertzler, Alvin S., March 7, 2012. S. S. Michael James Monohan to Poland, July 1, 1946; S. S. Edwin D. Howard to Poland, August 17, 1946.

Hoover, Daniel Andrew, February 17, 2016. S. S. Plymouth Victory to Greece, February 13, 1947.

Hughes, Hugh R., October 16, 2013. S. S. William S. Halsted to Poland, August 11, 1946.

Kauffman, Elmo Mast, November 16, 2015.  S. S. William S. Halsted to Greece, January 11, 1946.

Keath, Frank W., January 6, 2016. S. S. Queens Victory to Czechoslovakia, June 9, 1946; S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Yugoslavia, July 10, 1946.

Kortemeier, Kenneth W., May 11, 2016. S. S. Virginian to Poland, September 14, 1945.

Krabill, Murray, July 16, 2016. S. S. Stephen R. Mallory to Poland, June 20, 1946.

Kreider, Wilbur W., October 27, 2010. S. S. Adrian Victory to Greece, December 23, 1946.

Martin, Paul Eby, August 4, 2015. S. S. Mexican to Poland, November 8, 1945.

Mason, Frank, d. August 5, 2016. S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, July 29, 1946.

McVey, William, October 4, 2015. S. S. Rockland Victory to Yugoslavia, August 18, 1946.

Miller, Vernon Doyle, April 19, 2016. S. S. Santiago Iglesias to Poland, November 10, 1945.

Myers, Franklin M., Sr., July 4, 2012. S. S. Carroll Victory to Poland, February 16, 1946.

Nafzier, Andrew J., April 19, 2012. S. S. Mexican to Poland, November 8, 1945.

Nafziger, Maurice, August 13, 2009. S. S. DePauw Victory to Greece, December 10, 1946.

Nafziger, Robert W., February 8, 2011. S. S. Park Victory to Poland, December 23, 1945; S. S. Plymouth Victory to Greece, February 13, 1947.

Nisly, Alvin L., January 16, 2016. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Poland, December 14, 1945; S. S. Boulder Victory to China, February 22, 1947.

Petersheim, Elmer M., February 26, 2015. S. S. Park Victory to Poland, December 23, 1945; S. S. Queen’s Victory to Greece, December 15, 1946.

Redcay, William A., April 6, 2013. S. S. Virginian to Poland January 4, 1946; S. S. Beloit Victory to Poland, November 27, 1946.

Sauder, Edwin H., April 13, 2013. S. S. Morgantown Victory to Yugoslavia, December 2, 1946.

Sider, Harold K., March 16, 2013. S. S. Frederic C. Howe to Poland, May 16, 1946.

Slagell, Harold Joseph, d. August 21, 2016. S. S. Adrian Victory to Greece, December 23, 1946.

Stoltzfus, Robert, July 7, 2015. S. S. Santiago Iglesias to Poland, November 18, 1945.

Summers, Allen C., November 16, 2010. S. S. Park Victory to Yugoslavia, October 26, 1945; S. S. Clarksville Victory to Greece, February 24, 1946.

Voth, Stanley E., February 6, 2016. S. S. Plymouth Victory to Poland, March 28, 1946; S. S. Plymouth Victory to Poland, May 11, 1946.

Weinhold, D. Ernest, March 25, 2015. S. S. Blue Island Victory to Poland, August 10, 1946.

Wicks, Dale F., July 17, 2016. S. S. Henry Dearborn to Albania, February 1, 1947.

Wingert, Laban Monroe, August 3, 2010. S. S. Rock Springs Victory to Ethiopia, March 12, 1947.

Zuck, Dr. Lowell H., July 30, 2014. S. S. Virginian to Greece, June 26, 1945; S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Poland, August 30, 1946.

Thank you for your service, dear friends. Rest in peace.