In Remembrance...

Atwater Park, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee, provides stunning views of Lake Michigan and a popular beach and swim area for convention attendees seeking a little quiet family time apart from the hustle and bustle of the Hilton and convention center. Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee.

Atwater Park, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee, provides stunning views of Lake Michigan and a popular beach and swim area for convention attendees seeking a little quiet family time apart from the hustle and bustle of the Hilton and convention center. Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee.

The Blinded Veterans Association deeply regrets the deaths of the following blinded veterans:


Alaska R.G.

Robert B. Perkins
Arkansas R.G.
David T. Ferren

Cape Cod and Islands R.G.

Frank W. Verny

Central California R.G.

Michael I. Bernay
Connecticut R.G.
William F. Butler
Melvin H. Friedman

Florida R.G.

Leo J. Black
Jacob Enel
Gus Gutierrez
John F. O’Grady
Jesse M. Rhoden
James G. Smith
Herman Verrett

Georgia R.G.

Yules M. Aspinwall
Andrew Williams

Greater Houston R.G.

Walter Joseph Leroy Palmer
Jesse L. Raglin
Raymond Reesby

Illinois R.G.
Richard E. Daledovich
Melvin W. McCormick

Indiana R.G.

Albert H. Jones
James H. Potter
Matt Tonkovich

Iowa R.G.

John F. Stamp

Kansas R.G.

Neil C. Craig

Kentuckiana R.G.

Edward L. Eckhart
William A. Pickett

Massachusetts R.G.

Dolores E. Rudden

Mid-Atlantic R.G.

William J. Dixon
Allen R. Galloway
Marvin D. Wolfson

Minnesota R.G.

Lafayette J. Harris

Mississippi R.G.

Raymond Prentice

Montana R.G.

D.W. Frost
Don Sheppard

New Jersey R.G.

John Serak
John Thomas Woodson

New York R.G.

George E. Mayer

North Carolina R.G.

Leonard Candello
Joseph N. France
Roy L. Watson

Northern Arizona R.G.

Dan Georgevich
Dennis Hochstetler
Larry Noonan
Ember J. Safford
Mario Sgro

Northern California R.G.

Robert H. Bury
Dean L. Chamberlain
William H. Jones
Roy A. Smith
James Wade

Oklahoma R.G.

Paul Fishinghawk
Windham E. Hill
John Humphreys
Francis R. Reeder

O-K-I R.G.

Gene S. Brewster

Orange County R.G.

Henry DeNeui

Oregon Columbia R.G.

Kenneth F. Anderson
Robert R. Matti
Robert V. Traina

Pennsylvania R.G.

Jack R. DaRosa
William Derhammer
Hellen H. Erdos
Arthur Gerold

RI/S.E. Massachusetts R.G.

Albert R. Cantara
Rio Grande R.G.
Robert K. Swisher
Rocky Mountain R.G.
Jerry W. Beaittie
Edward T. Bomar
Carson H. Bradley
Glenn G. Larson

San Diego R.G.

Bruce G. Bennett
Michael Jenkins
Hugh Lipscomb
Riley Manning
Herbert J. Rinden

South Carolina R.G.

Herbert Allen
James O. Keating
Vilma Keating
Calvin H. Smith

Southern Arizona R.G.

Donald F. Clemens
Johnny Marc Cruz
Kenneth W. Hedgecock
Harry H. Larsen

Southern California R.G.

Albert M. Crnkovrch
William E. Kimble
Robert N. Kolb
Arthur C. Lawrence
Donald J. Lundy

Southern Nevada R.G.

Irving Gaiptman
Willie Henderson
James Melvin
Otis Rawls

Tennessee R.G.

Howard F. Turner
Washington R.G.
Bobby Ray Alvis
Edgar Cormier
Wade Hill
Roy Kanzler

Wisconsin R.G.

Daniel G. Diercks
Elbert Kimmel
BVA Members at Large
Arnold F. Albrecht
George F. Leneaugh