Veterans Memorial

2016 Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony

The Veteran's Memorial is an interactive exhibit that is housed in the Health and Human Services Building on LCC's Downtown Campus. The memorial was developed to honor Michigan veterans, with a special emphasis on those in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties. Local veterans who served with distinction may be nominated for induction into the memorial.

How to Nominate a Veteran for Memorial

Nominate a Veteran

Nominees may have served in any branch of the service during any military action, conflict, or war. Special emphasis is placed on WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era veterans. Our goal is to honor local service men and women who, while serving in any capacity in the military, distinguished himself/herself by extraordinary heroism, or other action worthy of this commemoration. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from his or her comrades.

Veterans Memorial Inductees

Inductees for 2017

Distinguished Service Recipients:

Mrs. Winifred J. Bearup, 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps – Charlotte
Mr. Charles R. Stults, Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces – Charlotte
Mr. Charles T. Foster, Sergeant, 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry – Lansing

Inductees for 2016

Distinguished Service Recipients:

Mr. Keith E. Mino, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps - Detroit
Mr. James F. Dunn, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army - Detroit
Mr. Gayland L. Tennis, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army - Charlotte
Mr. Earnest W. Lutz, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force - Alma

Inductees for 2015

Distinguished Service Recipients:

Mr. Robert A. Bell, Senior Airman, U.S. Air Force - Lansing
Mr. Russell Hilding, Captain, U.S. Army Air Corps - Lansing
Mr. John A. Johnston, General, U.S. Army Air Corps - Lansing

Inductees for 2014

Distinguished Service Recipients:

William R. Gardner, Corporal, U.S. Army - Lansing
Merlin F. Guilford, Corporal, U.S. Army - Mulliken
Lawrence A. Holliday, Field Lineman, U.S. Army - Lansing
Richard A. Rann, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force - Perry

Inductees for 2013

Distinguished Service Recipients:

Billy Arnold, Ship Serviceman Third Class, U.S. Navy - Lansing
Harry Bell, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces - Charlotte
Joseph Beyrle, Sergeant, U.S. Army - Muskegon

Inductees for 2012

Distinguished Service Recipients:

Richard A. Bragdon, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps - Lansing
James W. Dooley, Sergeant, U.S. Army - Dimondale
Guy W. Freysinger, Specialist Five, U.S. Army - Brooklyn
Dennis G. Scott, Sergeant, U.S. Army - St. Johns

Congressional Gold Medal of Honor Recipient:

George "Jesse" Taylor, Private, U.S. Marine Corps - Lansing

Inductees for 2011

Medal of Honor Recipients:

Francis C. Flaherty, Ensign, U.S. Navy - Charlotte
George E. Ranney, Assistant Surgeon, 2nd Michigan Cavalry - Lansing
Sherrod E. Skinner, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps - East Lansing

Distinguished Service Recipients:

Eugene Bleil, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps - East Lansing
Louis Stamatakos, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps - Okemos

Special Tribute:

Richard P. Thelen, Seaman Second Class, U.S. Navy - Lansing

Inductees for 2010

Medal of Honor Recipients:

Dirk J. Vlug, Private First Class, U.S. Army, World War II - Grand Rapids
John C. Sjogren, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, World War II - Rockford
Francis J. Pierce, Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy, World War II -
Grand Rapids
Charles A. Lindbergh, Captain, U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve, World War II - Detroit
Oscar G. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, World War II - DeWitt
Harold A. Furlong, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, World War I - Detroit

Distinguished Service Recipients:

James Butler III, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Vietnam - East Lansing
Oliver D. Gillespie, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, World War II - St Johns
Clarence E. Hill, Specialist Four, U.S. Army, Vietnam - Dimondale
Scott Kenyon, Sergeant, U.s. Army, Iraq - Dimondale
David R. Schneider, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, Afghanistan - Dimondale
Frank A. Tegge, Specialist Five, U.S. Army, Vietnam - DeWitt
Thomas A. Towsley, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class, U.S. Navy, Vietnam - Dimondale