Flag display honors veterans

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean From left, Stewart Allen, FOP trustee; Cpl. J.R. Wince, FOP president; and Donnie Lambert, American Legion Post 29 commander, place flags for a special display at the All Veterans Memorial in Elkins Friday afternoon.

ELKINS — Everyone passing by the All Veterans Memorial in Elkins this weekend will catch a glimpse of a sea of miniature American flags placed at the site to honor veterans.

The flag display was placed by the local Fraternal Order of Police, which represents Randolph, Barbour, Grant, Pendleton, Pocahontas and Tucker counties.

“This display is all about the veterans,” said the FOP’s president, Cpl. J.R. Wince of the West Virginia State Police’s Elkins detachment.

The FOP sold the flags for $5 each; anyone buying a flag could do so in the name of a veteran of any U.S. service branch.

“We just want to recognize the veterans, and let everyone know that they are not forgotten,” Wince said.

The funds raised from the flag sales will be put toward the FOP’s charitable efforts.

The flags will be visible during the Veterans Day events planned for this weekend, including the Veterans Parade through downtown Elkins beginning at noon today, and the Veterans Day ceremony set for 11:11 a.m. at the All Veterans Memorial Sunday.

The following are the veterans being honored by the flag display, organized according to the branch in which they served:


Calvin T. Bennett

Terri Lawrence

Maurice Crawford

Clifford Dodrill

Jerry White

Gregory Weese

Christopher Boatwright

Harold Boatwright

Tom Mouse

Avery Bell

David Cosner

Arley Simmons

Bobby Boggs

Christopher Collins

Rocky Rosier

Dempsey Arbogast

Shawn Leary

Frank Kitsmiller

Travis Bennett

Ronnie Belt

Gary Brown

Tyler Foster

Kevin Shiflett

Dylan Coffman

Preston Marsh

Alex Wyshvanuk

Mike Gibson

William Scott

Bob Starky

Sterling Daniels

Branson Henry

Edward Auvil

Calvin Shifflett

Ronnie Shifflett Jr.

Gary Shifflett

Kenneth Shifflett

Richard Shreve

Bob Kalar

Edward Phillips Sr.

Edward (Jerry) Phillips Jr.

Darl Pine

Roy Poling

John Bava

Bill Dodge

Dennis Filler

Jim Grafton

Robert Gutshall

Roy Moss

Bud Parsons

Jared Parsons

Bobby Phillips

Jim Rogers

Ronnie Rogers

David Orr

Paul Mauzy Sr.

Charles Baker

Robert Baker

Doug Iosbaker

Glen Iosbaker

Henry Iosbaker

Leonard Evans

Clayton Evans

William Brown

Jack Roy

C.L. Roy

Nancy Kiess

Elmus Dodd

Joshua Wince

Richard Brewer

Tim Price

Grady Guye

Rodney Woods

Roland “Pete” Woods

Louie Gutshall

Willard Herron

Arch Collins

John Smith

Richard Doyle

Neil Poe

Burley Woods

Nelson Harris

John Smith

Kenneth Shannon

Orville Falls

Norville Falls

Doyle Pennington

William Rowe Sr.

Greg Falls

Donald Gordon

Mickie Tacy

Paul Moats

Orville Carr

Robert Reed

Mike Miller

Timmy White

Warren White

Jesse Roy

Carl Totten

Marcus Manfield

Johnette Totten

John Hedrick

Jonathan Schmidt

Harry Bright

Lantz Elbon

Don Hedrick

John McCance

Robert Gallew

Beechard Howell

Eddie Ogden

Robert Baisi

Jack Ferguson

Charles Miller

Brian Linn

Thad Linn

Tom Linn

Harold George

Christopher George

Donald Wolford

Joseph Taylor

Michael Woods

Frank Aliveto

Albert Settle

Joe Clark

Meghan Wegman

David Clark

Bob Defibaugh

Mervyn Allen

Mark Allen

A.G. Gatrell

Bill Currence

Robert McAtee

Don Moore

Tyson Currence

Henry Currence

Wilson Stalnaker

Bill Carter

Roger Channell

Boggs Collins

Roger Bertolini

Donald Snavely

Bernard Jones

Tony DeMotto

Mike Shannon

Cecil Kittle

Ira S. Crank

A.K. “Slim” Roberts

Jake Roberts

Bill Carpenter

Bob Deal

Albert Shreve Sr.

Dennis Calain


Don Corbin

Robert Smith

Encil Jones

Robert “Artie” Shaw

Ernie Sainato

Bud Bennett

Richard Hunt

James Hunt

Jack Roy Sr.

Teresa Roy

Jeff Triplett

Porter Poling

Mitch Armentrout

Kathy Vermillion

Greg Vermillion

Don White

Ira Coberly

Mike Bowers

Robert Rosier

Claude Mullenax

Maynard Shifflett

Ronald Shifflett

Mike Cardinal

Brandon Tice

Keith Cross

Ronald Cross

Jeremy Wymer

Ely Wymer

Bob Mowery

Mike Coen

Douglas Wince

David Allen

Jim Lemons

H.B. Lemons

Andy Poling

Louis Pabon

Alva McLean

Terry Grudi

Robert Wince

Air Force

Henry Iosbaker

Joseph Anderson

David Roy

Aaron Creek

Roy Phares

Bryan Jordan

Angela Corbit

Bill Armentrout

Marvin Canfield

James Phillips

Jeremy Sexton

Doug Roberts

Donnie Corbin

Stephen Richards

Jeb Black

Marvin Farar

Galen Gilmore

Brian Scott

Adam McLean

Daniel Pabon

Ryan Gould

Brian Hollen

Bob Farar


Donald Wolford Jr.

J.D. Burge

Rick Fansler

Thomas Rowe

Terry Bonner

Sam Wilcox

Jerry Wilson

Caleb Crawford

Ted Bennett

Chad Bennett Jr.

Wayne Ricottili

Ella Mae Settle

Mark Forinash

Jeff Poling

Eddie Dumire

Hershel “Woody” Williams (Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient)

Ron Babich

Don Warner

Albert Shreve Jr.


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