Published: February 14, 1991
This is an updated list of military personnel with Central Illinois ties who are part of Operation Desert Storm. The names, in alphabetical order, have been sent at the request of The Pantagraph. Readers also are asked to contact the newspaper when they return from the Middle East.
Army Pvt. Jeffrey S. Anderson, son of William T. and Norita Anderson, R.R. 1, Saybrook. Army Pfc. Thomas Jay Anderson, son of Tom and De Anderson, 1101 S. Maple St., Bloomington. Marine Cpl. Joseph Ansley, son of Elaine Ansley, Lincoln. Army Spec. Robert D. Aper, son of Floyd and Gail Aper, 1611 Gregory St., Normal. Army Pfc. Jon C. Arnold, son of Diana L. Arnold, Hudson, and John Arnold, Colorado. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jonathan C. Bachtold, son of Roger and Shirlene Bachtold, Fairbury. Army Sgt. Kevin E. Bailey, son of Robert Bailey, 301 S. Low St., Bloomington, and Lulu Belle Holland, Macomb. Marine Cpl. Steven L. Baird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Baird, R.R. 1, Hudson. Staff Sgt. Gilbert Dean Baker Jr., husband of Gail Russell Baker and son of Gilbert and Barbara Baker, 921 S. Linden St., Normal. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry C. Bean, husband of Julie A. Bean, Pontiac. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin C. Blake, son of Peggy Blake, 407 E. Locust St., Bloomington, and Gary Blake, 1114 N. Oak St., Normal. Army Spec. 4 Brett A. Blanchard, son of Ronald L. and Ruth Blanchard, 904 S. Fell Ave., Normal. Marine Lance Cpl. Ken Blazek and Marine Lance Cpl. Joe Blazek, sons of Wayne and Linda Blazek, Weldon. Army Spec. Brian L. Boring, son of Ron and Judy Boring, Hudson. Marine Staff Sgt. Joe Boyer, son of Paul and Vivian Boyer, rural Deer Creek. Lance Cpl. James Boyle, son of John and Penny Boyle, rural Saybrook. Army Maj. James Boyle Jr., son-in-law of Richard and Emma Berlin, El Paso. Army Spec. Jarrod Boyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Boyle, Saybrook. Airman 1st Class Mark J. Brackenhoff, son of Don and Darby Brackenhoff, Farmer City. Army Pfc. Jason Bradford, son of Janice Stark and Jim Bradford, both of Bloomington. Army Pfc. Dan Bragg, son of Jerry and Marlene Bragg, Lincoln, and Cora Young, Springfield, and grandson of Francis and May Bragg, Lincoln. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew J. Bray, son of JoAnn Stephens, R.R. 4, Bloomington, and Jack Bray, Clinton. Army Sgt. Daniel D. Brown, grandson of Frank Kaup, Atlanta. Airman 1st Class Matt Brownfield and his wife, Airman 1st Class Stacy Brownfield, son and daughter-in-law of Ron and Marsha Brownfield, 1330 Beverly Lane, Bloomington. Marine Cpl. Bryan Byrd, son of Ted and Rhonda Byrd, Flanagan. Army Pfc. Jason Call, son of Jim and Melva Call, Deer Creek. Airman 1st Class Ralph T. Carey, son of Ralph Carey, 1115 W. College Ave., Normal, and Betty Carey, Jacksonville. Army Spec. 4 James E. Carlson, son of Judy Carlson, 103 S. Blair Drive, Normal, and the late Fred Carlson. Marine Staff Sgt. Kiplyn W. Carpenter, son of Cecil and Janet Carpenter, Minier. Navy Lt. j.g. Angela Ruth Carter, daughter of John W. and Rozanne Carter, 1206 Valentine Drive, Normal. Army Maj. Robert D. Carter, son of Betty R. Carter, Ellsworth, and Samuel E. Carter Jr., Necedah, Wis. Navy Seaman Darren Case, son of Delmar and Carolyn Case, Gibson City. Marine Sgt. Scott Chisman, son of Duane and Janice Chisman, 125 Cheltenham Drive, Normal. Navy Seaman Scott Clark, grandson of Monroe and Mildred Hall, 404 Centennial Ave., Normal. Army Sgt. Robin K. Cook, daughter of Sharon Graves, Danvers, and David Graves, Riverview, Fla. Army Staff Sgt. Larry Corrigan, son of William and Rosemarie Corrigan, Pontiac. Army 1st Lt. Angela Cotton, daughter of Rick and Shirley Leveque, R.R. 1, Bloomington. Army Staff Sgt. W. Jeff Creek, son of Jeanne Creek, DeLand. Army 1st Lt. Galyn L. Cross and Army Sgt. Daniel A. Cross, sons of David and Donna Cross, rural Emden. Army Spec. 4 Mark D. Dean, husband of Billie Jo Dean, Normal, and son of Ann Kerrick, Bloomington. Marine Cpl. David M. Dehority, son of Bill and Barbara Dehority, 1223 Sandburg Drive, Bloomington. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy S. DeLong, son of Ron and Trudy DeLong, Dwight. Army Spec. Roger A. Dial, son of Rosemary and Edwin Girard, R.R. 4, Clinton, and the late Roy Dial. Army Pfc. Deven Doss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Doss, rural Deer Creek. Marine 1st Lt. William C. Doud son of Dr. and Mrs. David Doud, 1 Kenyon Court, Bloomington. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Downs, son of Jennifer Downs, Bloomington, and Garry Downs, Atlanta, Ga. Air Force Sgt. Charles B. Drane, son of Delores Carmody, 2445C S. Main St., Bloomington. Army Pfc. Todd E. Drought, son of Merlin and Lorraine Drought, 915 W. Olive St., Bloomington. Marine Sgt. Andrew P. Dunlap, son of Cyrus and Vivian Dunlap, Odell. Navy Seaman Brad Dyson, son of Loren and Kathie Dyson, Towanda. Army Pvt. Shawn Marie Eardley, daughter of Marlene and Gene Sylvester, 1324 Dillon Drive, Normal, and Richard Eardley, Rock Island. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patricia L. Ebey, daughter of Betty Ebey, 1017 Morgan St., Normal. Army Pfc. Earl T. Eckert, son of Paul and Vicki Eckert, Atlanta. Army Sgt. David A. Edie, son of Don and Carlun Edie, Washington. Marine Lance Cpl. Jon B. Edwards, son of Mary E. Edwards, 1520 N. Linden St., Bloomington. Army Spec. 5 Anthony M. Eigenbrod, son of Roger and Sheila Lay, Delavan. Army Spec. George D. Elsey, son of George E. and Shirley A. Elsey, R.R. 2, Odell. Marine Sgt. Timothy Elyea, son of Karen Short, 613 Sixth St., Northmeadow Village, Normal. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry S. Farrell, son of John and Sue Farrell, Waynesville. Marine 1st Lt. Bradley A. Fish, son of the late George Fish, and Thomas and Karen Kuhn, 2003 Oakwood Ave., Bloomington. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Fitzpatrick, son of Owen and Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, 704 E. Landau Lane, Normal. Army Sgt. Fred Fleming, son of Don Fleming, 2 Felton Place, Bloomington. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul L. Fletcher, husband of Rene Fletcher, and son of Maritta L. Zimmerman, both of Lincoln; and son of Michael and Cleo Fletcher, Lincoln. Army Pvt. Scott E. Ford, son of Roger and Alora Ford, Melvin. Marine Lance Cpl. David A. Freeman, and Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew G. Freeman, sons of Greg and Victoria Freeman, 1707 Ebel Drive, Normal. Army National Guard Pfc. Carrie Funk, daughter of Gudrun Ashley, 1102 N. Oak St., Normal, and Ronald Funk, 1011 Franklin Ave., Normal. Marine Cpl. Patrick G. Gardner, son of Martin E. and Mae Gardner, Gibson City. Army Staff Sgt. Paul J. Gastelum, son of Mary T. Gastelum, 706 Chester Drive, Normal. Marine Reserve Sgt. Thom Louis Gensler, Army Reserve Spec. 4 Troy M. Gensler, and Army Reserve Sgt. Timothy J. Gensler, sons of Thomas and Sandra Gensler, rural Toluca. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian S. Grabow, son of Walt and Mary Grabow, 1416 Westview Drive, Normal. Navy Seaman Brian L. Grant, son of Ron and Rolene Jenkins, R.R. 2, Streator. Sgt. David A. Green, son of Mary L. Green, 13 Ardith Drive, Normal. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew L. Gropp, son of Dennis and DeAnn Gropp, 907 E. Chestnut St., Bloomington. Army Cpl. Frederick R. Groves, son of Fred and Nanette Groves, 206 Bird Court, Normal.
Army Staff Sgt. Thomas L. Groves, son of Roy and Carol Stephenson, Clinton. Richard D. Gudenrath, son of Dale Gudenrath, Melvin, and Jane Manahan, Belen, N.M. Army Reserve Pvt. 2nd Class Timothy J. Hall, son of William and Vicki Hall, 301 Raab Road, Normal. Air Force Sgt. Jeffrey Hammer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hammer of Fairbury. Donald Hammond, son of Dorothy Hammond, Fairbury. Army Spec. Niels Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Hansen, R.R. 2, Bloomington. Army Sgt. J. Todd Hedgcock, son of W. Robert Hedgcock, Clinton. Army Maj. Jill Henry, daughter of Loyde and Dorothy Henry, R.R. 3, Bloomington. Navy Airman Jeffrey Hickerson, son of Kent and Merla Hickerson, Clinton. Army Spec. 4 Mark Hill, son of Bruce and Vicki Hill, 917 S. Linden St., Normal. Army Spec. Jeffrey E. Hobson, husband of Cheryl Hobson, 501 W. MacArthur St., Bloomington. Army Spec. 4 Bryan Hoggins, son of Hugh and Dory Hoggins, El Paso, and Melvin and Judy Sykes, Pontiac. Army Sgt. 1st Class Norman Richard Homan, son of Edna Homan, 710 W. Orlando Ave., Normal. Army Spec. Michael Hosea, grandson of Lawrence and Josephine Hosea, 1303 N. Clinton St., Bloomington. Marine Lance Cpl. Mark M. Hovious, son of Mike and Denni Hovious, Streator. Air Force Sgt. Mitchell L. Huff, stepson of Larry Winterland, Colfax. Army Spec. Curtis Jones, son of Ed and Sharon Jones, Danvers. Army Sgt. Brian K. Jordan, son of Merle and Mary Wolfe, 713 Hale St., Normal. Navy Seabee Kenneth Kauffman, husband of Melissa Kauffman, Normal, and son of Jerry and Barb Kauffman, Normal. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Robert Keeley, son of Alice McCannon, Towanda, and John Keeley, Colfax. Marine Capt. Terry William Keith, son of Pat and Patty Keith, Pontiac. Navy Airman Michael J. Kennedy, son of Jim and Bert Kennedy, Pontiac. Army Pfc. Wade Kirkpatrick, son of Ed and Nancy Kirkpatrick, rural Saybrook. Navy Seaman Brian S. Knapp, son of Bob Knapp, 5 Paul Court, Bloomington, and Judy Huff, 163 Marlin St., Bloomington. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class William T. Lamberti, husband of Tina Lamberti, 1405 E. Vernon Ave., Normal; and son of David Lamberti, 1401 E. Olive St., Bloomington, and Susan Lamberti, Atlanta. Marine Lance Cpl. James Landrith Jr., son of James A. and Mary Landrith, Deer Creek. Navy Seaman Donald E. Lange, son of Donald and Barbara Lange, Melvin. Army Spec. 4 James T. Laskowski, son of Tom and Linda Laskowski, Towanda. Pvt. 2 Timothy E. Laskowski, son of Jesse and Carol Laskowski, 702 E. Lincoln St., Bloomington. Army Sgt. Dion D. Lathrom, son of Darlene Mayden, Farmer City, and Art Lathrom, Powderly, Texas. Army Spec. Rebecca Lauritsen, daughter of Allan and Billie Dillon, Odell, and Jim Lauritsen, Dwight. Marine Lance Cpl. James P. Lauterberg, son of Terry and Linda Lauterberg, Heyworth. Air Force Capt. Richard Leibach, son of Fred and Shirley Leibach, R.R. 7, Bloomington. Army Pfc. James K. LeGrand, son of Viva LeGrand, Normal, and Gene LeGrand, Bloomington. Navy Seaman Brad Leuck, son of Marv and Gerry Leuck, R.R. 1, Bloomington. Army Pfc. Lori Leininger and Navy Hospital Apprentice Scott Leininger, daughter and son of Jerry and Cynthia Leininger, 1007 W. Taylor St., Bloomington. Marine Sgt. W. H. Mackenzie, son of Donna Mackenzie, 101 E. MacArthur Ave., Bloomington. Army 2nd Lt. Marcus D. Maier, son of Vernon and Beth Maier, Forrest. Navy Seaman Apprentice Noble Manley III, son of Jacqueline Manley, 823 W. Mill St., Bloomington, and Noble Manley II, Charlotte, N.C. Army Pfc. Ronald Ferguson-Mapes, son of Lynn Ferguson-Mapes, 1338 13th St., Hilltop Mobile Home Court, Bloomington. Army 1st Sgt. Gary E. Marquardt, son of Carl and Margie Marquardt, 1012 N. Park St., Bloomington. Army Pvt. 2 Jerrold L. Mathia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerrold E. Mathia, Pontiac. Army Spec. Travis S. Maxwell, son of Donald and Carol L. Roberts, Ellsworth, and their son-in-law, Army Pfc. William D. Caldwell. Army Pfc. Jody P. May, son of Larry P. and Betty Taylor, Minonk. Sgt. Brent McCloy, son-in-law of Robert and Wilma Roberts, Minier. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenneth McCrory, son of Donald and Lola McCrory, El Paso. Army Sgt. Michael J. Meier, son of Beverly Jenkins, El Paso. Marine Cpl. Fred A. Miller, son of Fred H. and Deloris Miller, Clinton. Army Capt. Scott Milliren, son of Joellen Evans of Towanda and Alan Milliren, Charleston, S.C. Navy Seaman Paul Moberly, son of Tom and Judy Moberly, 906 Ironwood Drive, Normal. Army Sgt. 1st Class William C. Moberly, son-in-law of John and Nancy Eschenbrenner, R.R. 7, Bloomington. Marine Cpl. Lee A. Monical, son of Jerry and Phyllis Monical, 605 E. Taylor St., Bloomington. Army Spec. Raymond E. Myers, son of Sharon Myers, 1917 Trace Drive, Bloomington. Marine Lance Cpl. John Needles, son of Barton and Ginny Needles, McLean. Army Pvt. John Nutt, son of John and Kathy Nutt, Roanoke. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Page, son of Jack and Karin Martin, Downs. Army Spec. Robert Pickett, son of Terry and Nancy Pickett, Chenoa. Air Force Staff Sgt. Randy D. Pitzer, son of Alice C. Pitzer, 710 W. Orlando Ave., Normal. Marine Lance Cpl. Charles A. Pollett Jr., son of Chuck and Joyce Pollett, Streator. Army Capt. David Quinn, formerly of Clinton, and his wife, Capt. Terri Quinn. He is the brother of John Quinn, Clinton. Marine Pfc. Dave Rademacher, son of David Rademacher, 702 Broadway, Normal. Marine Lance Cpl. Clint R. Ramsey, son of Bob and Barb Ramsey, R.R. 1, El Paso. Air Force Sgt. James T. Ray II, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Tracy Ray, Clinton. Air Force Sgt. David Rhodes, son of Fred and Anna Marie Rhodes, El Paso. Marine Cpl. George L. Redmon, son of Avelee and Bonnie Redmon, DeLand. Army Warrant Officer 2nd Class Paul Reynolds, son of Dick and Joanne Vollmer, Farmer City, and Mel Reynolds, Farmer City. Army Spec. 4 Scott E. Rickel, son of George and Jane Rickel, 1401 Kingsridge Drive, Normal. Army Sgt. William Rinaldo, son of Mike and Joan Rinaldo, Varna. Army Spec. Russell R. Robbins Jr., husband of Christen Robbins, Arrowsmith, and son of Russell and Patricia Robbins, Saybrook. Army Sgt. Kirk Robison, son of Kenneth and Alice Robison, Atlanta. Navy Master Arms 1st Class David W. Robinson, son of Jim and Eileen Robinson, Pontiac. Navy Operations Specialist 1st Class Frank Rodriguez, son of Janet Baker, Hallsville. Navy Ensign Deborah Rohrschneider, daughter of Larry and Kay Woodson, Heyworth. Army Spec. Chris Rothenberger, son of Otis and Carol Rothenberger, 115 Colchester Drive, Normal. Marine Shawn Rousey, grandson of Dottie Callans, a resident of Scotchwood Health Care Center, 1925 S. Main St., Bloomington. Army Sgt. Peter Rubini, son of Dolores Rubini, 1415 W. Olive St., Bloomington. Marine Lance Cpl. Doug Ruff, son of Lyle and Linda Ruff, Lincoln. Army Maj. Kevin K. Schultz, son of Charles and Marga Schultz, LeRoy. Army Pfc. Michael Schwarz, son of Jack and Brenda Schwarz, 15 Chiswick Circle, Bloomington. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Steve Shadday, son of Russ and Marge Shadday, rural Downs. Army Col. James H. Simms, son of Roy and Anna Simms, 1127 N. Colton Ave., Bloomington. Air Force Sgt. Jeffrey S. Singleton, son of Jeff and Annie Singleton, Lincoln. Army Sgt. J. Reed Smith, son of Robert and Carol Ayers, 3003 Lisa Drive, Bloomington. Army Spec. Robert E. Snyder, son of Jim and Shannon Snyder, Cornell. Army Spec. Keith A. Spilmon, son of Elmer and Maxine Spilmon, Clinton. Army Capt. Robert Starr, son of Dale and Ruth Starr, R.R. 1, LeRoy. Army Capt. Donald D. Stenzel, son of Carol Stenzel, R.R. 1, Wenona. Air Force Senior Airman Charles E. Sullivan, and Marine Cpl. Carl J. Sullivan, son of John L. and Nancy Sullivan, 1711 Tompkins Drive, Normal. Marine Chief Warrant Officer Bret H. Swanson, son of DeWitt and Joyce Swanson, Bloomington, and son-in-law of Frank and Maria Schuler, 1303 Townley Drive, Bloomington. Army Pvt. Andrew E. Sylvester, son of Kenneth and Patricia Sylvester, 1708 Fairfield Drive, Normal. Navy Seaman Christopher Eugene Taylor, son of James and Laura Taylor, 1511 W. Locust St., Bloomington. Pfc. Robert Taylor, grandson of Lula Taylor, 1410 W. Locust St., Bloomington, and William and Ruth McGath, 1203 Eastholme Ave., Bloomington. Army Spec. Rita Tompkins and Army Sgt. Bruce Tompkins, daughter and son-in-law of Ron and Mary Gossett, Mackinaw. Army Spec. Brian L. Travis, son of Robert and Diane Travis, Forrest. Army Pfc. Daniel J. Twyford, son of Gloria Oesch, 107 Moore St., Bloomington, and Richard Twyford, Downs. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Duane VanDuyn, son of Beth VanDuyn, 1241 Mount Vernon Drive, Bloomington. Navy Chief Petty Officer David L. Vaught, son of Barbara Jean Vaught, 1011 W. Seminary St., Bloomington, and David L. Vaught, Columbus, Ohio. Navy Operations Spec. Timothy R. Wagner, son of Robert and Martha Beckley, R.R. 1, Fairbury. Army Pfc. Martin C. Walsberg, son of Patricia Hepperly and Norman Walsberg, both of Pontiac. Marine Sgt. Roderick E. Walters, and Army 2nd Lt. Gregory R. Walters, sons of William and Sharon Walters, 301-C S. Towanda Ave., Normal. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael T. Werschey, son of Mike and Sue Werschey, Lincoln. Marine Cpl. Rodney D. Wert, wife of Jennifer Wert and son of Dale and Sue Wert, 1007 E. Taylor St., Bloomington. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas G. Wertheim, son of Tom and Connie Wertheim, Atlanta. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher William White, son of William and Ann White, 1205 Westview Drive, Normal. Army Spec. 4 Michael White, son of Marlon and Doris White, DeLand. Army Pfc. Timothy A. White, son of Jean Ann Winston, LeRoy, and Daniel E. White, Woodbridge, Va. Army Sgt. Kent L. Whitehouse, son of Kenneth and Juanita Whitehouse, R.R. 1, Bellflower. Army Reserve Spec. Steve Wibben, son of John Wibben, Emden, and Esther Sparks, Lincoln. Army 1st Lt. Steven C. Wiegers, and Army 1st Lt. Scott L. Wiegers, sons of Shirley Wiegers, R.R. 3, Pontiac. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Wilkins, son of Mary Lou Wilkins, McLean, and Thirstle Wilkins, Atlanta. Marine Lance Cpl. Scott E. Williams, son of Gene Williams, Minier, and Nancy Hassebrock, Lincoln. Airman 1st Class Michael Willis, son of Dorris Willis, Kempton, and Gary Willis, Clifton. Army Pfc. Roger Wilsdorf, son of Bernd and Rita Wilsdorf, Morton. Army Spec. Robert Winston, son of Lynn Winston, 335 Hilltop Court, Bloomington, and the late Jon Winston, LeRoy. Army Pfc. Michael D. Woodbury, son of David and Sharon Woodbury, 2509 Blarney Stone Lane, Bloomington. Army Spec. James B. Woolford, son of Howard and Delores Tuck, Streator. Marine Cpl. Larry A. Wyatt, son of Larry and Sharon Wyatt, 11 Riser Ave., Bloomington. Air Force 1st Lt. Rick Yoder, son of Merle and Itsuko Yoder, rural Forrest. Navy Lt. Andrew L. York III, son of Lee and Jeanette York, 9 Fisher Drive, Bloomington.
The Pantagraph will continue to accept the names of area service personnel who have been sent to the gulf region. Readers also are asked to contact the newspaper when they return from the Middle East. The information, including their name, service branch, rank, and parents’ names and addresses, should be addressed to “Gulf Service,” The Pantagraph, 301 W. Washington St., P.O. Box 2907, Bloomington 61702-2907.