Bulloch County honored fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 at the Emma Kelly Theater. The 2022 ceremony began at 10:30 with music by the Averitt’s Robert Cottle with the program began at 11:00 AM. The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 coordinated the ceremony.

Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard presented the colors and American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90 member Bob Marsh served as the Master of Ceremony.

Memorial Day Service
Much larger crowd attended this years Memorial Day service Credit: Grice Connect

The ceremony included the intoning of the names of all who have given their life for our county from or connected to Bulloch County.

Marine First Lieutenant Cody Wooley, who is a Marine recruiter with the 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District in Columbia, S.C., presented the keynote address.

Memorial Day 2022
Bob Marsh speaks to Cody Wooley during the service Credit: Grice Connect

Prior to the 11 AM Memorial Day service, Veterans also placed wreaths at the Veterans Memorial monuments located at Triangle Park and Statesboro City Hall.

Grice Connect Live Stream of the Entire Ceremony:

During the Memorial Day service the names of soldiers killed in action were intoned. Below is a list of all soldiers from Bulloch County or who were attached to and deployed from units in Bulloch County.

BULLOCH VETERANS KILLED IN ACTION

WORLD WAR 1                                                  

  • Dexter Allen
  • William Baker
  • Brooks Beasley
  • Lawson Bell
  • Willie Brannen
  • George Guy Burgess
  • Ernest Cannon
  • Carswell Deal
  • Edwin DeLoach
  • George Falagan
  • Cephas Feelings
  • Herbert Folsom
  • Paul R. Groover
  • Neal H. Hagan
  • Jesse Lewis
  • Clarence Lyons
  • Blitch Parrish
  • Solomon Raymond
  • Thomas Raymond
  • Walter Sanders
  • John M. Sheffield
  • Louis O. Stanford
  • James Stewart
  • Claude B Terry
  • Homer Van Buren Warnock
  • James W Wiliams

BULLOCH VETERANS KILLED IN ACTION

WORLD WAR 2

PACIFIC THEATER

  • Albert Allen*                                                                           
  • James V. Anderson                                                                 
  • John D. Arnett                                                                         
  • Alfred C. Barnes *                                                                   
  • Inman Beasley                                                                         
  • John T. Box                                                                               
  • Dan C Branson, Jr.                                                                    
  • William H. Bryant                                                                     
  •  John C. Bure, Jr.  *                                                                  
  • Barney L. Chester *                                                                  
  • James O. Cooper                                                                       
  • Leroy Cowart Jr. *                                                                     
  • John F. Darley, Jr.  *                                                       
  • Pierce Darwin DeLoach*                                                              
  • Kelley Bruce Dickerson*                                                               
  • Clyde Thomas Dixon *                                                                   
  • Erastus Don Ellis                                                                               
  • Olice R. Evans                                                                  
  • James A. Futch, Jr.                                                                          
  • Bill M Gerald *                                                                                 
  • Carl L. Gordy*                                                                                  
  • Thomas Hendley                                                                             
  • James M. Hendrix                                                                           
  • F. Glen Hodges*                                                                              
  • Herman Lavonne Hodges                                             
  • William G. Holloway                                                                       
  • Arthur J. Howell *                                                                            
  • Charles Hunnicutt                                                                           
  • James Alvin Lanier                                                                          
  • Jemison B. Lynn                                                                               
  • Archie Redell Martin*                                                                                   
  • Charles T. Martin*                                                                          
  • Leonard E. Mincey
  • Carrol Minick*
  • Cecil Morris
  • Richard Newton
  • George B. Newton
  • George W. Olgesby
  • Austin K Pennington
  • Jackie (Jake) Pennington
  • Ernest L. Poindexter, Jr.*
  • Berton H. Ramsey, Jr.
  • Troy R. Reddick
  • Rupert D. Riggs, Jr. *
  • Barney W. Shelnutt
  • J. I. Shurling
  • Erastus D. Sills
  • Rufus A. Small
  • Rufus B. Stephens
  • Jack L. Suddath*
  • Clifton Summerlin
  • James Walter Swint
  • Chares T. Thornton
  • Cecil Turner
  • Charles D. Wall
  • Albert A Ward*
  • William D. Ward
  • Roland D. Warnock
  • Floyd B. Waters
  • Ellis F. Williams
  • Jack B. White
  • Hardy Talmadge Womack
  • John Gilbert Woodward
  • Frank R. Zetterower, Jr.

* Denotes Killed in Pacific

BULLOCH VETERANS KILLED IN ACTION KOREA

  • Larry B. Akins SSGT Air Force…. 31 Jan, 1954 Died while missing
  • David Chance PVT. Army…. 25 Aug, 1950 Killed in Action
  • James A. Hunnicutt SGT Army…. 12 Dec, 1950 Died while captured
  • Charles H. Lord, Jr. PVT Army…..02 Nov, 1950 Died while captured
  • George D. Tillman PFC Army……15 April, 953 Killed in Action
  • Thomas Crosby  Army  Killed in Action

BULLOCH VETERANS KILLED IN ACTION VIETNAM

  • James R. Brannen
  • Hubert F. Brinson
  • Lenard Coleman
  • Jessie W. Conner
  • David L. DeLoach
  • Luther M. Jones
  • Michael T Rowe
  • BULLOCH COUNTY VETERANS
  • KILLED IN ACTION
  • IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN
  • SPC MATTHEW GIBBS
  • SPC CHARLES H. WARREN
  • SSGT DENNIS P. MERCK
  • SPC JERRY L. GANEY
  • SGT BROCK H. CHAVERS
  • SFC ISAAC  L. JOHNSON
  • CAPT. THOMAS LEE MOORE
  • SSGT CHESTER McBRIDE, III

NOTES: Some of these men were stationed at or deployed from the local guard base so we include them on our list

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