Our Veterans

Memorial Day Wreath.2010 (Medium)

Veteran James D. Smith, Mayor and distinguished Veteran Robert Duvall,
place a wreath at the Veteran’s Memorial.

Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

It is not an exaggeration to say that our great Country would not exist today as we know it were it not for the patriotic service and sacrifice of the selfless men and women who currently serve, and have served in the past, in our Armed Forces.  This portion of the Village website has been created to honor the service and sacrifice of our Veterans. 

We also urge you to contact the Warren County Veterans Service Commission, 312 E. Silver Street, Lebanon, Ohio, 45036, office hours Monday through Friday, 7:00AM to 3:30 PM, and click on this link to their website(http://www.warrencountyveterans.com/default.asp). 

The information and pictures on the following pages have been submitted by local Veterans or on their behalf by loved ones.

Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

1SG William R. Spicer Sr. ret.

First Sergeant 

U.S. Army 

August 1979 – September 1999 

Served as a Combat Engineer with the 82nd Airborne Division Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Drill Sgt, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

Germany Tour

Korea Tour 

Meritorious Service Medal (3)

Army Commendation Medal (4)

Army Achievement Medal (3)

Good Conduct Medal (5)

National Defense Service Medal

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Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

Name:     Sean W. Lewis

Branch of Service:   U.S. Army

Rank:      SPC E04

Dates Served:     Active duty from May, 2009 to April, 2010.

Notes:     Served as a Cavalry Scout in the 2nd Squadron, 107th Cavalry, in Kuwait and Iraq.  Recipient of Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and Driver/Mechanic Badge.

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Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

Name:     Robert E. Duvall

Branch of Service:   U.S. Army

Rank:      Sergeant

Dates Served:     October, 1943 to January, 1946, Fifth Army, Europe.

Notes:     Served as a rifleman and light mortar section leader, directing 3 crews of 25 enlisted men, controlling their tactical deployment.  Sgt. Duvall distinguished himself in the Italian campaign, September 17, 1944, leading his platoon pinned down for 3 days by German troops after the commanding Lieutenant became ill, he directed artillery fire on an enemy radio operator on an adjoining ridge. 

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Honoring South Lebanon Veterans 

Name:     Willie Allen

Branch of Service:   U.S. Army, Company E, 2nd Infantry

Rank:      Private First Class

Dates Served:     December, 1943 to October, 1945.

Notes:     Served as a machine gunner in the Normandy/Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.  Recipient of Presidential Citation, Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry Badge, Sharpshooter Badge, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Press Citation and Overseas Bars.  Wounded in action September and November, 1944.

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Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

Name:     Howard Mitchell Halcomb

Branch of Service:     U.S. Army

Rank:      Staff Sergeant

Dates Served:      1941-1945 (World War II)

Unit:     4th Armored Division (General George S. Patton, commander).

Battles:    Normandy Invasion, Northern/Southern France, Adenines, Bastogne, Germany, Central Europe.

Ribbons/Medals:   EAME Theatre Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, 4th Armored Division Bronze Star.

Notes:     Resident of South Lebanon since 1958.  Attending Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in April, 2010.

 

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Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

Name:     Howard Wayne Meyers

Branch of Service:     U.S. Army and U.S. Navy

Rank:      SP4, Medical Specialist (Army); BM2 (Navy)

Dates Served:      1971-1977 (Army); 1981-1985 (Navy)

Ribbons/Medals:   National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea); Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; 1 Overseas Bar; Good Conduct Medals (3); Humanitarian Service Medal; Sea Service Ribbon; Navy Expeditionary Medal.

Overseas Tours:       Korea, Vietnam and Germany.

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 Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

Name:     Stanley Rice, Sr.

Branch of Service:     U.S. Air Force

Rank:      E6 Technical Sergeant

Dates Served:      1952-1974

Overseas Tours:       Korea and Vietnam.

 

 Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

Name:     Eugene Louallen

Branch of Service:     U.S. Army

Rank:      Sergeant

Dates Served:      April, 1944 to November, 1946

Notes:     Served in the field artillery.

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 Honoring South Lebanon Veterans

Name:    Arlie Jett, Sr.

Branch of Service:    U.S. Army

Rank:    Private First Class

Dates Severed:    1943-1945

Unit:    262nd Signal Construction Corp.

Battles:    Normandy Invasion, Northern/Southern France, Ardennes, Bastogne, Germany, Central Europe.

Ribbons/Medals:    European Theatre Campaign Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Overseas Bars.

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