Title: RMAG Honors Its World War II Vets
Author: Matt Silverman
Publication: The Outcrop, June 2005, p. 27
At the Friday luncheon on May 6, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists honored its World War Two veterans. This date marked the 60th Anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. V-E day was May 8, 1945.
Nearly 40 members of RMAG who had served in the U.S. military during WW II attended the luncheon. Several brought wives and other family members to help celebrate the tribute.
A moment of silence was observed in memory of those who could not attend, including the RMAG comrades-in-arms who fell during the War. Afterwards, the veterans at the luncheon rose to a warm round of applause in thanks and to honor their service.
Among those who attended were:
|Willis Alderman||Hank Heidtbrink|
|Don Bieber||Jim Mallin|
|Bob Blaha||Roger Matson|
|John Bollenbacher||Walter McMahon|
|Bill Clough||John Miller|
|Bruce Curtis||Al Nelson|
|Graham Curtis||Cliff Nolte|
|John Donnell||John Osmond|
|Keith Droullard||Frank Penney|
|Bob Fisher||Dick Powers|
|Bill Goodier||Gene Shearer|
|Bill Grace||Bill Smith|
|Mary Jean Tock Grace||Frank Sonnenberg|
|Earl Griffith||Don Todd|
|Jim Hafenbrack||John Wanner|
|Marv Heany||Bob Weimer|
Several vets could not attend, but asked to be remembered, including Ed Pugh, Bob Chancellor, Marv Heany, Jim Peterson, Elmer Herbaly, and Walter Hansen.