Welcome to George C. Marshall Amvets Post 103

123 Buttermilk Lane, Hopwood, PA. 15445 - (724) 439-6151

Operating Hours of Post


Sunday - 12 Noon to 8:00 PM

Mon. to Wed. - 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Thur. & Fri. - 2:00 PM to 12 Midnight

Sat. (Band night) - 12 Noon to 2:00 AM

Sat. (non-band night) - 12 Noon
to 10:00 PM

Our Kitchen is now open!

Tuesday thru Friday 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
and Saturdays when we have
Entertainment!

We now have Round as well as
Rectangular tables to
accommodate your occasion!!

Just click on Hall Rentals page



























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Fayette County Vietnam Veterans of Fayette County Pa.

Please Note: This Memorial is owned and constructed by the VVI members

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Vietnam Veterans of Fayette County holds monthly meeting at the Amvets Post 103. Unless otherwise specified the meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For more information call Glenn Nielsen 724-785-2710

Vietnam Veterans Inc. of Fayette County was started in 1984. We at Vietnam Veterans Inc. hope this space will help inform the public of the good we do in the area.

This page is in memory and honor of our 50 Fallen Brothers from Fayette County:
1965
SMS William D. Hicks
USAF - Age 35 -
11/29/1929 - 05/16/1965
Smock PA
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AFC Michael E. Widener
USAF - Age 21
08/16/1943 - 06/25/1965
Connellsville PA
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SP/5 Robert O. Franklin
US Army - Age 33
02/01/1932 - 09/14/1965
Dawson PA
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1966
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SP/4 Gary F. Lewis
US Army - Age 18
04/07/1947 - 01/02/1966
Uledi PA
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PFC Joseph G. Evans Jr
USMC Age 20
04/02/1945 - 03/15/1966
Uniontown PA
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L/CPL Julius J. Valint Jr
USMC - Age 20
09/10/1945 - 03/21/1966
Hopwood PA
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SP/4 Carl E. Fell
US Army - Age 23
04/11/1943 - 06/28/1966
Martin PA
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PFC George Wycinsky Jr.
US Army - Age 20
03/10/1946 - 09/22/1966
McClellandtown PA
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PFC Richard T. Malaspina
USMC - Age 21 ..
04/01/1945 - 09/30/1966
Hibbs PA
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SGT Wilbur E. Swindell
USMC - Age 25
1941 - 09/14/1966
Connellsville PA
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S/SGT Andrew R. Yasenosky
US Army - Age 39
09/26/1927 - 12/03/1966
Leckone PA
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S/SGT John W. Earnesty
US Army - Age 38
10/02/1928 - 12/11/1966
Everson PA
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1967
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CAPT Barry A. Zavislan
US Army - Age 29
09/25/1937 - 03/06/1967
Uniontown PA
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PFC David Bartock
USMC - Age 18
04/28/1948 - 03/10/1967
Connellsville PA
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PFC William J. O'Brien
US Army - Age 21
02/21/1946 - 03/22/1967
South Connellsville PA
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PFC John E. Camino
US Army - Age 19
01/25/1948 - 06/16/1967
Brownsville PA
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CPL Kenneth B. Kooser
USMC - Age 20
12/22/1946 - 07/07/1967
Connellsville PA
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PFC Michael D. Miner
US Army - Age 19
09/21/1947 - 09/13/1967
Brownfield PA
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SP/4 William E. Anderson Jr.
US Army - Age 20
06/02/1947 - 10/09/1967
Acme PA
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S/SGT Charles G. Roberts
US Army - Age 24
03/15/1943 - 11/22/1967
Brownsville PA
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1968
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SP/4 Samuel D. Shimek (MISSING IN ACTION)
US Army - Age 21
11/03/1947 - 12/09/1968
Uniontown PA
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PFC Kenneth R. Belsar
US Army - Age 22
03/11/1945 - 01/07/1968
McClellandtown PA
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CPL Merle C. Eicher Jr
USMC - Age 20
10/17/1947 - 01/21/1968
Smithfield PA
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PG/SGT Melvin L. Rimel
USMC - Age 33
05/16/1934 - 01/21/1968
Dawson PA
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SFC Earl F. Burke
US Army - Age 21
Age 37 04/27/1930 - 02/07/1968
Uniontown PA
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L/CPL Russell W. Naugle
USMC - Age 18
05/12/1949 - 02/15/1968
Republic PA
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PFC Joseph A. Clingerman
US Army
Age 19 - 10/08/1948 - 05/06/1968
Dunbar PA
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SP/5 James R. McDonough
US Army - Age 19
12/07/1942 - 05/07/1968
Uniontown PA
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S/SGT James R. Fisher
US Army - Age 26
02/05/1942 - 05/15/1968
Star Junction PA
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CPL James A. Stell
US Army - Age 20
03/02/1948 - 07/20/1968
Point Marion PA
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PFC Ronald C. Bakewell
US Army - Age 20
01/17/1948 - 08/02/1668
East Millsboro PA
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SGT James C. Kraynak
US Army - Age 22
07/21/1946 - 08/18/1968
Connellsville PA
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L/CPL Daniel E. Fike
USMC - Age 20
03/12/1948 - 10/18/1968
Uniontown PA
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PFC Thomas M. Kubica
US Army - Age 21
10/10/1947 - 11/07/1968
Smock PA
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L/CPL Ronald R. Lowry
USMC - Age 20
09/24/1948 - 11/26/1968
SLemont Furnace PA
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PFC Lawrence G. Eans
USMC - Age 20
02/13/1948 - 12/11/1968
Dunbar PA
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1969
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SGT Louis G. Wheeler
US Army - Age 20
07/29/1948 - 03/16/1969
Uniontown PA
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PFC Joseph A. Petrarca
US Army - Age 20
03/22/1948 - 03/17/1969
Scottdale PA
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SMS George C. Gray
USAF - Age 43
02/06/1926 - 03/29/1968
Grindstone PA
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L/CPL Glenn W. Domer
USMC - Age 20
08/04/1948 - 04/13/1968
Connellsville PA
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1970
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S/SGT John P. Wanto
US Army - Age 21
12/25/1948 - 03/21/1970
Hibbs PA
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PFC Ricky E. Persely
USMC - Age 19
04/14/1951 - 06/01/1970
Masontown PA
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SP/4 Francis R. Addis
US Army - Age 21
06/03/1949 - 06/19/1970
Connellsville PA
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CPL Wayne E. Walsh
US Army - Age 19
05/11/1951 - 08/08/1970
Fairbanks PA
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PVT Horace L. Wardell
US Army - Age 20
04/06/1950 - 08/20/1970
Uniontown PA
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SGT Frank A. Cassin Jr.
US Army - Age 20
09/17/1949 - 08/24/1970
Newell PA
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1971
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SP/4 Larry O. Harden
US Army - Age 20
01/18/1950 - 01/05/1971
Belle Vernon PA
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CPL Denny R. Easter
US Army - Age 20
08/28/1950 - 10/13/1971
Brownsville PA
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SGT Earl D. Barkley
US Army - Age 21
10/15/1950 - 11/09/1971
Indian Head PA
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1972
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S/SGT Clyde K. Nelson
USMC - Age 25
12/13/1946 - 08/09/1972
Connellsville PA
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REST IN PEACE!

MISSION:

We would like to invite you to visit our memorial in Hopwood at the corner of Buttermilk Lane and Walnut Street. We are very proud of our memorial and have been complimented on it by many visitors. We take great pride in it and are very happy that the Gold Star Parents and families have a place to feel near their loved ones. We have a very dedicated grounds keeper, Chuck Switalski, who keeps the grass neat and he plants beautiful flowers for us. In 2008 Laurel Highlands senior Scott Brownfield created a memorial dog tag as his senior project. November 4, 2006 we celebrated our 20th anniversary of our memorial wall, which started as a dream for our then vice president Glenn Nielsen. We hope you visit our wall which is located in Hopwood on Buttermilk Lane by the Amvets.

Description:

We have a memorial wall for the KIA, MIA, and POW's of Fayette County. The memorial honors the 49 Fayette veterans who died during the Vietnam War and the one serviceman who is missing in action. Every May, the organization sponsors a 24-hour vigil at the memorial outside the AMVETS Post on Buttermilk Lane.

The VVI annual vigil for 2019 will begin Friday May 17 and ends 12 Noon on Saturday May 18, with us standing 15 minute intervals in honor of our fallen and missing brothers. There is a Candlelight Ceremony begins at 9PM Friday evening.

Our color guard does military funeral services and they are very dedicated. We are losing too many of our brothers too soon.

General Information:
Vietnam Veterans Inc. of Fayette County was started in 1984. We at Vietnam Veterans Inc. hope this space will help inform the public of the good we do in the area. You can see pictures and learn of upcoming activities.

Officers for 2015 are: President - Glenn E. Nielsen, Vice President - James A Cron, Treasurer - William G. Pitts, Jr., Secretary - Lawrence F. Vilk, Chaplain - Earl G. Mansberry, Sgt. at Arms - Robert R. Cooper, Jr.

Board Members: Kenneth R. Grimm, Chester I. Prinkey, George W. Vargo, Kenneth A. Noga, Sr., John H. Yokobosky



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