Vote In Honor of a Veteran Testimony

Read testimony about the Veterans and service members New Hampshire voters are voting in honor of.

Craig Clark – Army

Craig serves the town of Rindge in multiple capacities and on multiple committees. He does all he can to attend events honoring those who have served and marches every year in the Memorial Day Parade. His service to this country and the town of Rindge is appreciated.

Submitted by Kirk Stenersen

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Joseph Couture – Army

My grandfather served in World War II. Being in the service meant everything to him and everything to our family. We have our freedoms today because of him and people like him. They deserve honor.

Submitted by Lisa Sverker

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Mark Ellsworth – Army

My dad proudly served his country in the Army and taught us to love America and our rights. I am proud of the freedoms all soldiers protect for us.

Submitted by Mel O’Hara

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Joe Picard – Army

He is a dear friend of mine.

Submitted by Robbe Meers

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Jeffrey Glowacky – Marines

To honor my son, who has served 21 years in the Marines with five deployments.

Submitted by Lauren Glowacky

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Richard Ernest Bugbee – Navy

He's my dad and my hero.

Submitted by Sherrie Fontaine

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Steven B Burkhamer – Air Force

He served in the Vietnam War.  When he returned, he was not recognized for his service.  I am happy to honor his service in any way that I can.  Thank you for providing this thoughtful and lovely pin.

Submitted by Kimberlee Burkhamer

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Leonard Paul Antell – Army

Leonard P. Antell entered the Army at 18 years old serving in the 121st Medical Battalion during WWII. He served six years; 36 months overseas in Guadalcanal, Southern Philippine Island & Northern Solomons, receiving numerous awards & citations including two bronze stars. Thank you, Grandpa!

Submitted by Pamela McElroy

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Sergeant Roger James McAllister, Jr. – Army

My uncle lost his life fighting for our freedom. He's never forgotten!

Submitted by Kristen McAllister

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William E. Corbett – Air Force

My dad served time in Vietnam and is quiet about his experience, when he shares stories of that time in his life it is a treasure.  I would be honored to display this pin in his honor.

Submitted by Amanda Mazerolle

Bill is my grandfather and my hero. He came into my mother's life right when she needed him and changed it for the better. I am forever grateful to him for serving our country as well as for loving our family.

Submitted by Ainsley Mazerolle

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Ron Gagnon – US Army

He is someone that I have always looked up to and aspire one day to be as successful as he has become.

Submitted by Jillian Gagnon

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Joseph Bertram Harris – US Army

"Uncle Joe" -- WWII as a Staff Sergeant, 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 29th Division. Fought in Battle for Northern France, the Rhineland, and Battle of the Bulge, Central Europe; received the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.  No complaints. Strong American.

Submitted by Barbara Chagnon

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Jim Banks – Army

POW Vietnam War, so many have still never acknowledged his sacrifices.

Submitted by Russan Chester

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Travis Cotton – Army

He has given so much for our country. He continues to deal with lifelong challenges because of this, but still he has no regrets. It's hard to relate to those who do so much for something that is so much more than just for them.

Submitted by Kelley Cotton

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Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Thompson

Larry is an inspiration and role model for everyone in my family. He volunteered to serve our country during Vietnam, was shot down as a helicopter pilot, rescued civilians from rooftops during the evacuation of Hanoi, and is a Purple Heart recipient. He is a hero and always in my heart.

Submitted by Mary Evansic

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Guy W. Hastings, Command Sergeant Major (retired) – US Army

My father served his country in the Army and Army Reserves for over 30 years, attaining the rank of Command Sergeant Major.  Years later he was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Korean Conflict.  I proudly served with my father in the Army Reserves.

Submitted by Shari Hastings Lucey

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Charles Anthony Holmes – US Navy

He was my father.

Submitted by Thomas Holmes

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Elizabeth Hutchinson – Army

It's myself

Submitted by Elizabeth Hutchinson

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Charles Edward Thorne – Army

Papa was my grandfather and was stationed in Germany with his wife and 2 children.  My Uncle was born there.  He was a very honorable family man with great intelligence.

Submitted by Andrea Kohler

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 Jean J. Michaud – Army

I am voting in honor of my dad, Jean J. Michaud, who served during both WWII as well as the Korean War. His duty and sacrifice did not go unnoticed by his family and friends. I miss him every day.

Submitted by James Michaud

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Kenneth Norman – US Navy

My father was very proud of his military service and instilled a sense of duty in my brother (US Navy) and I (USAF).

Submitted by Rex Norman

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Richard L MacNeill – US Marine Corps

Voting in his honor to continue the freedom that we have due to our Veterans.

Submitted by Richard MacNeill

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Gregory John Brown Sr. – United States Marine Corps

My father was dedicated to this country, serving in the Pacific Theater of World War Two with the USMC. While he didn't speak much of his service, he continued to live the ethos of the Marines throughout his life, honor, courage, and commitment. Going above and beyond to always help others.

Submitted by Bea Matheson

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Mr. Ted Brown – Army

He is a dedicated veteran and serves the community with pride and love for his country.

Submitted by Diane E Gutgesell

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William H. Estey – NH Air National Guard

My dad is a wonderful role model. He retired from NH ANG as a Lt Colonel and had a career in civil service as he was involved in education as a school guidance counselor, assistant principal and then retired as a principal - thus helping to build the future of the US. And the best dad in the world!

Submitted by Heather Estey

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Bill Hebden - USMC

I vote in honor of Bill Hebden. Bill has been a steadfast advocate for SB2 adoption in Hollis so all residents, even the disabled, can participate in annual town meetings. I honor Bill for his belief that everyone deserves the right to participate in town governance and have their vote counted.

Submitted by Sue Homola

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Sue Homola – Air Force

I vote in honor of AF Veteran Sue Homola. As a state representative, she worked tirelessly to track the New Hampshire post-election voter verification process and provide detailed statistical analysis of voting irregularities to the Ballot Law Commission, in a solutions-driven way.

Submitted by Julie Le Doux

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David Taylor Allen – US Coast Guard

His service and the service of all veterans gives us the freedom to live in this blessed nation of United States of America.

Submitted by Susan Story

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Bernard Rogers – US Army

My grandfather fought in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge. Following the war, he stayed in the army and continued to serve his country. This is why I vote in his honor.

Submitted by Stephen Vetack

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Stephen Sem – Air Force

He was a man who loved his country. He had strong convictions about the right to vote as a privilege we should be proud to have that right.

Submitted by Charles Sem

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Michael J. Acerno - Army

My father loved his country, my mother, and his children in that order.  He taught us the value of the freedoms we have because of the military men and women who served our country.

Submitted by Mary Pat Acerno

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He was very proud to have served his country, in time of need (the Korean Conflict). My Dad taught every one of his nine children to cherish the freedom most people take for granted. He, and our mom, encouraged all of us to take an active role in our respective communities.

Submitted by Michael Acerno

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Dana Warren – Navy; Robert Warren – Marines

Both men made the sacrifice to protect our country so that we could all enjoy our freedom.

Submitted by George Ashley

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Frank – Air Force

Frank devoted 24 1/2 years of his life to the United States Air Force serving our country. 

Submitted by Mary Horaj

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Andre R Saindon – Navy/Army

"Andy" Saindon(ret) forged his mother's signature to join the Navy during WWII. He was on the USS Boston when Hirohito surrendered. Andy graduated from the Naval School of Music and transferred to the US Army, becoming a musical ambassador, playing the trumpet.

Submitted by Pamela Arpin

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SSCT Richard N Erickson – US Army Air Force

For his service in WW II & as a prisoner of war in Stalag XVII-B.

Submitted by Carl Erickson

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Edward S Gould – Army

He is a Vietnam veteran who served his country with pride and honor. He joined the Army when he turned 18 and was then sent to Vietnam.

Submitted by Anne Gould

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Elmer C Moore – Army

Because he was my father and went to serve while having three children at home and one on the way.

Submitted by Helen Lockwood

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David B Tierney Jr – Air Force

To honor my father’s commitment to protecting our country and rights.

Submitted by Tracey Tierney

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Jerome Sweeney – Navy

My grandfather was always proud of his service, and I belong to the Pelham VFW Auxiliary in his honor as well.

Submitted by Cynthia Chamberlin

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Earl W Stacey – Army

He was a WWII veteran who was in the Second Armored Division under Patton.  He fought in Africa, Sicily, Europe.  He survived D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. Was taken prisoner but escaped. After all this he was so proud of his country.

Submitted by Christine Stacey

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Richard Briggs – Army

He is my father, and I am so very proud of him!

Submitted by Stacy Cusack

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Dennis Fowler – Navy

This is for my dad. He served during the Vietnam War on the USS Saratoga aircraft carrier as an Engineman. He is my Hero! It is so important that we honor the brave men, women and K-9s that put their lives on the line every day. He is a very proud Veteran, and we are very proud of him.

Submitted by Kris Fowler

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Herbert Humphrey - UNS

He was a WWII radioman. He risked his life to maintain our way of life.  Exercising this right, the right to vote, is the least I can do in his memory.

Submitted by Gale Furey, USAF, CAPT

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John Jamrog – US Army

In honor of my father, veteran of WW2.

Submitted by David Jamrog

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John M. Junkin, Jr. – Army

John, my brother, served with dedication as an Army Intelligence Officer.

Submitted by Hays Junkin

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Major Brendan Beauvais – Army

He did several tours in Afghanistan. He is currently serving in the NH National Guard. He just returned from a year deployment in the Middle East.  We are very proud of him.

Submitted by Phil Lefebvre

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Scott F. McCobb – Air Force

This veteran is my husband. He served in 2 combat tours overseas. His bravery and commitment to his country are a couple of the reasons we remain a free country today.

Submitted by MJ McCobb

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Harry Stevenson – Army

He received a Bronze Medal for his service in the Pacific during WWII. He never talked of his experiences and never recovered from PTSD.

Submitted by Dave Paquette

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Bill Peterson – Air Force

He would be proud to see that his granddaughter continues to be an engaged citizen.

Submitted by Leslie Ela

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Donald Bouvier –Navy (five years during Korean conflict); National Guard (25 years)

Don is a very proud veteran and would do anything for his country. Don has also volunteered for many years as a ballot inspector. He watches over the voting machines and thanks every voter for coming out to vote. 

Submitted by Louise Gosselin

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Bruce A. Juchniewicz – Navy

His service was a great sacrifice and the central factor of his life, and he's a proud American who knows that people have to vote. 

Submitted by Melissa Juchniewicz

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Paul Szot – USAF

I served honorably.

Submitted by Paul Szot

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Ronald Tardiff – Air Force

He has passed.

Submitted by Stephanie Tardiff 

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Trevor Nozell – Army

Trevor has always wanted to serve in the military and protect his country.  He strives to be the best that he can be and exemplifies courage, integrity, and honor.  Trevor is a proud member of the armed forces.

Submitted by Kathy Stack

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Robert Stilwell – Navy

Robert graduated from the Naval Academy. He has always demonstrated a strong love for his country, dedication, and perseverance.

Submitted by Barbara Stilwell

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Gary Glines – Navy

I am voting in honor of Gary for him abiding by the oath he took when entering the service, the service he performed, and never wavering from that oath during challenging times after his service.

Submitted by Peter Sorrentino

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Gilbert Nason JR – Army

My dad is my hero!

Submitted by Gil Nason

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Edwin Bull Nozell – Army

My father is a Korean War vet. At this point in his life, he is dependent on the VA for his medical care. It is key to his continued quality of life as it is for many other vets.

Submitted by Marc Nozell

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William Mitchell – Army National Guard

I try to show how proud I am of my Dad and of his service to our country. He was my hero.

Submitted by Sue Mitchell

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Clyde Carbee – US Marines

My father taught me every day to be the best you can be. He told me that if I didn’t like how things are I should work to change them. He taught me to give back to my community and he also taught me to respect people, especially veterans.

Submitted by Pam Carbee

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Major John W. Kowalski – Army National Guard

Citizen soldier combat veteran Major Kowalski gives me hope for our Nation’s future.

Submitted by Mark Kowalski

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John Webster – SP5 Army

John has been the definition of a great American veteran. Him and my grandfather were sent to Vietnam at a very young age and stuck together as brothers. While my grandfather is no longer here, John continues his legacy and exemplifies not only what it means to be a Vietnam veteran but a brother.

Submitted by Kaylee Snyder

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Richard Marquis – Navy

He deserves to by recognized.

Submitted by Tabatha young

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Mr. Leo Pepin – US Air Force

He taught me the meaning of hard work, service to country and that freedom is not free.  All of which makes the voting process that much more meaningful.

Submitted by Thomas Pepin

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Jon Foote – US Army

Jon has served in the US Army and is also a former US sergeant in the National Guards; John has served many years and has served well. He is a family provider. He now works at the VA in White River Junction. He is a caregiver and helped raise his grandchildren with his wife, Wanda. He’s a very proud man.

Submitted by Monica Rowe

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PFC F. Herbert Miller Jr. – Army

My father, "Herb" Miller, served in the European theater of WWII, was wounded in combat, and suffered from PTSD for the rest of his life. I am grateful to him and others in the "greatest generation" for stepping up to battle evil and oppression--in spite of the risk and personal cost.

Submitted by Jim Miller

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Frank DeForest – Navy

In honor of my father.

Submitted by Jennifer Rugar

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Lou Ann and David Nowlin

My parents took me to the polls with them for every election when I was a child. They showed me how important voting is from an early age. I am proud of their service to our country and I vote in honor of them.

Submitted by Anna Sabato

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Captain Jason Weed, USN-Ret. – Navy

Captain Weed was commander of the USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) and proudly carried the Navy Town history and traditions of Portsmouth and New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" motto wherever his ship and crew sailed.

Submitted by Stephanie Seacord

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Richard O’Connor – Navy

Because of the pride and honor he had for serving his country. 

Submitted by Thom O’Connor

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William Manning – Navy

Landed on Utah Beach on D-Day, then later in the war landed on Okinawa. A true hero to me.

Submitted by Donald Manning

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Robert D. Goodale - Navy

My husband/my hero!

US Navy Hospital Corpsman-Viet Nam 1968-1969 - USS Sanctuary Hospital Ship, Home port DaNang, Active Duty 1967-1969, Reserves 1965-1971. Nat. Defense Medal, Viet Nam service medal with Bronze Star, Campaign Medal. Worked 10 years on local elections, five as Asst Moderator.

Submitted by Linda Goodale

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Richard – Navy

Richard was my husband and fought in Korea and Vietnam.  Like many veterans, he lived a life of chronic pain due to his service injuries. While proud of his service, he was always humble, stating that he just did what his country asked him to do.  In this, he was not unique.

Submitted by Susan Farrell

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Sandra Baker – Army

My spouse retired after 32 years in the Active, Guard, and reserves. She filled me around during my Army Career and sacrificed her desires for the family. She is a Desert Storm/Desert Shield as well as Bosnia.

Submitted by Paul Baker

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Joseph Fabian Ballard – Army Reserve

Fabian Ballard is my father and served our country in the armed forces. I will remember him on Election Day.

Submitted by Jonathan Ballard

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Donald Virtue – Army

My dad entered WWII at the age of 18. He spent 4 years in Europe fighting to defeat Hitler, a leader who stripped the rights of all those who did not conform to his ideal. I vote so this may never happen again.

Submitted by Gail Basiliere

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Lawrence Difillipo and Ralph Basiliere – Army

Cpl. Difillipo survived the Bataan Death March only to be killed at Camp O’Donnell. PFC. Ralph Basiliere, for whom a bridge over the Merrimack River in Haverhill, MA is named, was killed in Vietnam. Both, and many, many others, died for our freedom.

Submitted by Pete Basiliere

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Susan Moreo – Air Force; David Moreo - Marines

To help take care of our vets.

Submitted by Brooke Billings

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Joe Colella – Navy

He was a 20-year veteran, and his son followed in his footsteps. He's proud of his service, as am I of all veterans, including my good friend Joe Colella. I've never served, but I have such admiration and pride for all veterans who have sacrificed so much.

Submitted by Thomas Boucher

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Robert J. Bowles – Air Force

He dedicated 20 years of service to the USAF. He became a radar expert and defended our country proudly.

Submitted by Ellen Bowles

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Don Greenwood – Army

Don sacrificed his health for us fighting in Iraq. He is an unsung hero.

Submitted by Karen Crowley

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Andrea Rogers – Army

She is a disabled vet who honored our country and is facilitating our central region veterans coalition.

Submitted by Jen Hunter

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Gerald M Kelley – USAAF

My father, who was a WWII veteran. Joined at age 17 to serve with his two older brothers. All served overseas, and all survived.

Submitted by J. David Kelley

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Thomas Scott Freudenthal – Army

He served honorably for over 30 years retiring at the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He was always there for his Soldiers as a model Servant Leader, by always leading by example.

Submitted by Ines Margarita Montalvo

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N. Roger Lacroix – Air Force

I am voting in honor of my father who passed away too young knowing my votes is making a difference.

Submitted by Marcia Merrow

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John J Moeling – US Marine Corps

I wish I knew my grandfather. He died in the Pacific theater in WWII.

Submitted by Justin Moeling

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Lt. COL John D. Burdett – US Air Force

My father was my inspiration for my service of 21 years in the Navy as an aviator.

Submitted by Peter Burdett

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Lee Shaffer - Army

Uncle Lee, my grandfather's only brother, was KIA in the Philippines during WWII. He has always held a special place in our hearts. We are grateful and proud of our brave relative who lost his life at 21 so we can be free. 

Submitted by Jodi Nelson

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David Alperovitz – US Army

He is my father and proudly served for 25 years.  He is a WWII and Korean War Veteran.

Submitted by David Alperovitz

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Shomari Overton – Army

I vote in honor of Shomari Overton, my husband who put his life on the line to serve our country and til this day still suffers from the disability he received from his sacrifice. Honored to know him and proud to be his family! Thank you to all our brave men and women for their sacrifices!

Submitted by Jajaira Overton

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Walter Lorenc - Navy

My grandfather, Walter Lorenc, served aboard several different ships in the Pacific with the Seabees during WWII. He also served aboard a tug in New York Harbor. Walter was discharged from the US Navy Seaman 1st Class on May 31, 1944, in San Diego, CA and then returned home to Connecticut.

Submitted by Colleen Prieto

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Nicholas B. Thornbury – Navy

I am proud of my son, Nicholas B. Thornbury, for volunteering for the Navy.

Submitted by Christine Thornbury

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Lawrence Morrison – US Navy

He was a WWII Seabee who was on Okinawa at age 17.

Submitted by Dan Marcek

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Terrence Alden – Air Force

My stepfather, Terrence G Alden, was a dedicated service man who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He believed in the power of voting and passed that belief on to me. Today, I cast my vote with pride, honoring his memory and the values he instilled in me.

Submitted by Jill Insley

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Michael Acerno – Army

I am the 3rd of 9 children. My father instilled in his children the importance of public service and giving back to our community. He lived by example by volunteering for various organizations and serving on the local school board for many years.

Submitted by Timothy Acerno

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Paul Tower – Army

I’m proud of everything he stands for. He went into the Army at 17 for the love of his country. Served his country with pride and was honorably discharged. He is an active member of his local American Legion making sure other Veterans or active service members get the help they need and deserve!

Submitted by Lori Tower

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Bernie Ruchin – Marine Corps

Bernie was a WWII Marine who fought in Sai Pan and Tinian. He was a twice-awarded Purple Heart recipient and the reason why my own son is a Marine now.

Submitted by Sean Kilbreth

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Master Sergeant John E. Hayes – Marine Corps

Master Sergeant Hayes was the most senior Reconnaissance Marine in Afghanistan when he was killed in action on Jul 8, 2009. His death was so noteworthy that President Bush called his widow to express his condolences. Master Sergeant Hayes was awarded the Bronze Star medal posthumously.

Submitted by Brendan Finn

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Charles Dembow – Army Air Corps

My father, with poor eyesight, took the time to memorize the eyechart while he stood in line to register to enlist for service at the age of 20.

Submitted by Steven Dembow

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Kevin Fay – Marine Corps

My father served overseas as a US Marine for six years, keeping US citizens safe abroad. He makes his country and daughter proud.

Submitted by Anna Sventek

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Conrad Nevue – Navy

My biological father.  He enlisted in the Navy in Feb 1944 at the age of 17, turned 18 in May and in June was on the LST 325 at Omaha Beach on D-Day.  A true hero.

Submitted by Susan Faretra

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Holmes Tracy and Michael Barhart – Army

I am voting for them because every Veteran should be recognized for their service.

Submitted by Donna Demers

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Jean R Belair, Sr – USAAF

My father was part of the greatest generation who put our country before self.  He and my two uncles all served during World War II. My father spent 3 1/2 years in the South Pacific as a ground crew member and aerial gunner with a B-25 squadron.  I followed in his footprints and served in the Army.

Submitted by James Belair

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Maj. Alberta F. and Lt. Col. John D. Enright – Air Force

They are my mom and dad, and they are my heroes. Mom was a flight nurse during the Korean War. Dad served many years as a pilot in both the Air Force and the NH Air National Guard.

Submitted by JD Enright

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Paul Ally – Air Force

Paul served in the Air Force until he had a motorcycle accident which left him in a wheelchair. That didn't stop him from helping other vets. Paul helped better the lives of other vets through computer technology in the computer lab at the VA.

Submitted by Liz Terramagra

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Perry J. Gagnon Sr. – US Navy

I am voting to honor Perry Gagnon Sr. as he comes from a three-generation military family. Perry was and is a very dedicated service member. He served 7 years with USN. He never complained with any of his tours he had to go out to sea, even though it killed him to leave his newborn children.

Submitted by Jody L Gagnon

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Leo Parenteau – Army, WWII

My father served in World War II in Germany. He was a proud veteran and encouraged me when I was of age to vote. He was a very proud veteran.

Submitted by Dianne Insley-Alden

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Lowell J Mills, Jr. – Army

This veteran is my father. Sargent Mills served honorably in the US Army for 22 years. Sgt. Mills was the embodiment of "Army strong."  Although Sgt. Mills was 6'4" and bullet proof, he passed away in 2018 at 82. - Love you, Dad!

Submitted by Gale Mills

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Sergie Monterisi – Navy

Sergie's great granddaughters Claire and Nora would like to honor their great grandfather for his service to our country and for being a great man. Sergie passed away in 2019 and we all wish we had more time with him.

Submitted by Michael Lawless

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Armand Coulombe – Army

Captured in Anzio, Italy by the Germans during World War II, he remained a prisoner for over two years and almost lost an arm when the captors struck him with an axe.

Submitted by Paul Coulombe

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Fredrick G McAllister – Marine Corps

I cannot think of a prouder Marine who worked hand and hand assisting other Veterans both at the VFW and American Legion.

Submitted by Linda McAllister

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Tracy Austin Dibble Jr – Army

In honor of my father.

Submitted by Rick Dibble

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Walter K. Schultz – U.S. Navy

He gave his life to save democracy in WWII.

Submitted by Tom Schultz

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Roland A. Galarneau – U.S. Army

My father fought in defense of our country in World War II despite not being a U.S. citizen. He became a naturalized citizen in 1943 while serving in the Pacific. The Army officer who did the honors assured him he didn’t need to take a citizenship test, telling him “You passed it.”

Submitted by Ellen Kolb

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Richard F. Cross – US Marine Corp

I am voting to honor this Veteran, my husband, who served in the Marines I31 division Pacific Guadalcanal. He was a proud Patriotic Marine who joined the service the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was dedicated to his county. He served under Gen. Chesty Puller and died at age 100.

Submitted by Frances Cross

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John F. Lyons, Jr. – Air Force

My dear late father was and is the most Patriotic man I have ever known. He loved God, Family, and Country and taught us the same. After graduating from college in 1952, he proudly served four years in the Air Force.

Submitted by Laurie Jasper

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Harry F Guilford – Navy/National Guard

In remembrance of his 30 years of service.

Submitted by Cristina Guildford

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Trevor Nozell – Army

He served to protect our rights, among which is the important right to vote.

Submitted by Wendy Thomas

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Neverett Smith Jr – Navy

Nev has been my father-in-law for almost 10 years. He often speaks fondly of his days in the service. My time as a Town Clerk has given me special insight into elections and I am wildly aware of the sacrifices made to keep our nation great.

Submitted by Elise Smith

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NH Representative Norman L. Major - Army

Dad volunteered for service in the US Army during the Cold War of the 1950s and served for 3 yrs as a Classified Radio Electronics Instructor for the Army Security Agency at Ft Devens. I was always in awe of him for volunteering. He later served NH as a State Rep for 26 yrs. A true public servant!

Submitted by Kevin Major

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John D Marden - Army

John Served in WWII in the US army. He taught me to always ask the difficult questions in the room to the candidates and choose the one that best represents my thoughts and the needs of the community.

Submitted by Chris Rice

My father instilled it is your responsibility and duty to your country to vote. I missed a local election, and several zoning changes were proposed. Every vote counts. They passed by one vote and had I voted, it would have been a tie and subsequently defeated. Lesson learned.

Submitted by Susan Rice