In Memorium

On this Fifth Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, I pause to give thanks for these seagoing cowboys who have recently departed from us.

Arnold, Bill, November 5, 2019, Auburn, IN. S. S. Pierre Victory to Poland, September 30, 1946.

Donohoe, John Coughlin, September 17, 2019, Altamonte Spring, FL. S. S. Virginian to Poland, June 27, 1946.

Epp, Robert O., August 27, 2019, Henderson, NE. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Poland, December 12, 1945.

Gingrich, Walter C., September 21, 2019, Wilmington, DE. Queens Victory to Czechoslovakia (docking in Bremen, Germany), June 9, 1946; S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy, July 10, 1946.

Horst, John Landis, November 25, 2019, Ephrata, PA. Four trips in CPS Reserve, all for Czechoslovakia, docking in Bremen, Germany. S. S. Samuel H. Walker, May 25, 1946; S. S. Frederic C. Howe, July 11, 1946; S. S. Zona Gale, August 30, 1946; S. S. John J. Crittenden, November 22, 1946.

Miller, George Wayne “Mose,” August 16, 2019, Martinsburg, PA. S. S. Santiago Iglesias to Poland, November 16, 1946.

Overholt, Darwin, October 24, 2019, Doylestown, PA. S. S. Villanova Victory to Greece, July 22, 1946.

Petersheim, LeRoy Kurtz, September 2, 2019, Lititz, PA. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Greece, February 24, 1946.

Rohrer, Earl W., October 9, 2019, Manheim, PA. S. S. Queens Victory to Greece, December 15, 1946.

Shively, Ralph Leland, September 19, 2019, Bridgewater, VA. S. S. Park Victory to Greece, March 8, 1946.

Witmer, Ralph A., August 20, 2019, Salem, OH. S. S. Beloit Victory to Poland, November 27, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

It’s a fifth Friday, and time to once again remember seagoing cowboys who have recently passed from us.

Beach, Weldon Leroy, June 21, 2019, Leonard, Missouri. S. S. F. J. Luckenbach to Poland, July 8, 1946.

Bontrager, Willard L., February 26, 2019, Kalkaska, Michigan. S. S. Mexican to Poland, November 8, 1945; S. S. Morgantown Victory to Yugoslavia (via Trieste, Italy), December 2, 1946.

Cline, Sr., Charles Monroe, January 3, 2019, Mt. Sidney, Virginia. S. S. Alcee Fortier to Greece, November 1, 1945.

Goering, Lloyd V., April 2, 2018, Moundridge, Kansas. S. S. Robert W. Hart to Yugoslavia (via Trieste, Italy), April 25, 1946.

Landis, Benjamin Snavely, June 4, 2019, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. S. S. Beloit Victory to Poland, November 27, 1946.

Lehman, David G., June 2, 2019, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Rockland Victory to Poland, November 21, 1945.

Miller, Paul J., October 24, 2018, Shipshewana, Indiana. S. S. Samuel H. Walker to Greece, December 15, 1945.

Sawatsky, Reynold, April 1, 2019, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Yugoslavia Victory to Poland, June 2, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

IN MEMORIUM

Remembering seagoing cowboys who are no longer with us on this Fifth Friday of May 2019.

Miller, Jr., Owen, May 21, 2019, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Pass Christian Victory to Israel, 1952 (a Levinson Brothers shipment).

Byer, Burnel “Bunnie” Bolyard, May 20, 2017, Libby, Montana. S. S. Queens Victory to Czechoslovakia via Germany, June 29, 1946.

Daggett, Walter Wayne, March 10, 2019, Bridgewater, Virginia. Heifer Project shipment to West Germany, December 7, 1956.

Ramseyer, Floyd “Fred,” March 31, 2019, Orrville, Ohio. S. S. Park Victory to Poland, December 23, 1945.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

It’s a Fifth Friday again and time for an update on seagoing cowboys who have departed from us.

Flora, David Eller, November 5, 2018, Bridgewater, VA. S. S. Harvard Victory to Poland February 22, 1946; S. S. Lindenwood Victory to Yugoslavia via Italy, March 26, 1946; S. S. Pierre Victory to Poland, May 15, 1946.

Hartman, Neil Harmon, February 6, 2018, Medford, New Jersey. S. S. Woodstock Victory to Poland, March 3, 1946; S. S. Virginian to Czechoslovakia via W. Germany, April 11, 1946; S. S. Michael James Monohan to Poland, July 1, 1946 (supervisor);
S. S. Yugoslavia Victory to Poland, August 21, 1946 (supervisor); S. S. Harvard Victory to Yugoslavia via Italy, November 22, 1946 (supervisor); S. S. Woodstock Victory to Greece, December 27, 1946 (supervisor); S. S. Plymouth Victory to China, March 28, 1947.

Hooley, Wesley Walter, February 8, 2019, Indian Cove, Idaho. S. S. Morgantown Victory to Poland, December 11, 1945.

Knechel, Winfield D., December 20, 2018, Allentown, PA. S. S. John J. Crittenden to Poland, March 6, 1946.

Paugstat, Harry, March 29, 2018, Apple Valley, CA. S. S. Wesley W. Barrett to Poland, June 12, 1946; S. S. Wesley W. Barrett to Poland, July 21, 1946.

Richey, George W., February 4, 2019, Norwich, Ohio. S. S. Beloit Victory to Czechoslovakia via W. Germany, June 26, 1946; S. S. DePauw Victory to Greece, August 6, 1946.

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

Schmidt, Alvin T., December 31, 2018, North Newton, Kansas. S. S. John J. Crittenden to Yugoslavia via Italy, November 28, 1945.

Clarence Stutzman, November 19, 2018, Wooster, Ohio. S. S. Virginian to Poland, January 4, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

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.

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.