On behalf of our entire family, I extend our deepest honor and appreciation to all those who have served in the military. We are extremely proud of your dedication to protect our freedoms here in the United States of America! Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who may be serving now - God speed!
If you or someone in your family has served or is now serving in the military, please fill out the "Military Service Form." When you click the submit button, the info is sent to Brenda and will be added to this list. Also, please let me know of any corrections or additions to my entries.
** Please Note: please send any info directly to my email, [email protected], as this site is at the maximum storage capability and info is not getting sent properly. Thanks!
Especially needed are photos of your family members who served (in uniform if possible).
Philo Augustus Aldridge (July 14, 1890-May 1, 1963): served in WWI; NY F2 US Navy
Leo Marshall Aldridge (1892-1962): served in WWII
Gayle Barny Aldridge (1928-1947): enlisted US Navy on Feb 5, 1945 at Rochester NY; promoted to Seaman 1/C on March 1, 1946; Overseas to Pearl Harbor, Marianos Islands, Cuba-Panama; honorable discharge July 8, 1946 in Lido Beach NY
Grant Noble Aldridge; US Army Private First Class; enlisted November 1950; honorable discharge November 1953; Pacific Theater; received Air Medal Award
Roy W. Baird (1892-1960): served in WWI; Private with Medical Depot
Elmer L. Baird (1929-1949): served in WWII; US Army PFC 574 Ordnance M Automotive Maintenance Company; killed during fistfight in Heidleberg, Germany.
Adrian Roy Baird (1932-1988): served in Korean Conflict
Ivan Keith Baird (1934-1957): served in WWII; Airman 1C US Air Force
Ralph Henry Hungerford (1918-1984): entered service on October 14, 1942 at Geneseo NY: Corporal in 137 Military Police Company; stationed in Australia 1945; separated at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on December 28, 1945.
Edwin Edward Hungerford (1928-1951): entered US Army in Sep 1950; Corporal 70th Ordnance Supply Depot Company in Germany during US Occupation; died in ambulance in Klein, Wezhelm, Germany (outside Frankfurt) as a result of motor vehicle accident during maneuvers; body arrived aboard "Phoebe Snow" of the DL&W Railroad at Mount Morris NY on November 5, 1951. Buried with full military honors by American Legion Posts from Geneseo & Retsof, firing squad was from Geneseo's National Guard Unit.
Charles Sherman Hoover Sr. (1921-1990): served in WWII in US Army; stationed in Germany
William T. Hoover: Marines. Enlisted May 1968 Buffalo NY. Discharged May 1970. Unit: Echo 2/4, 3rd Marine Division. Rank: Corporal. Deployed Viet Nam & Okinowa during wartime. Medals: Combat Action & Viet Nam Service Ribbons. He comments, "God Bless our troops fighting in foreign countries!"
John Merton Little Jr.: US Army; served in Germany; Drafted July 18, 1966 - Retired June 1, 1988. Deployed West Germany for 17 years during wartime (VietNam). Rank: Sgt 1st Class. Medals: Good Conduct, Meritorious Service
Joseph P. Little: Deployed to US Navy submarine base in Honolulu, Hawaii and aboard the USS ARS-39 Conserver. Admitted to US Naval Hospital in Philadelphia PA then over to NTSC in Philadelphia. Stationed Naval Supply Base, Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg VA. Daughter, Billy Jo born in March 1975 at Fort Eustus, VA (about 10 mi from base). Honorable Discharge on August 3, 1976. Note: Parents, "Mert" and Virginia Little helped Joe and Family in their move back to NYS.
James Ray Little Sr. : US Army & National Guard; Sergeant with 134th Maintenance Company; served in Persian Gulf during "Operation Desert Storm"; On May 9, 1991, Jim received a "Proclamation" plaque from hometown of Groveland NY as appreciation of service in the Persian Gulf.
Keith Allan Johnson: entered service September 10, 1968 at Geneseo NY; US Army; Infantry: Fort Dix, NJ; Served in Vietnam with 51st Signal Battalion Corp, Company A, Camp Pililaau- Served in Korea from April 25, 1969 to May 23, 1970. Returned from service on May 26, 1970 with rank of E-5. Was Color-bearer in Memorial Day Parade in Geneseo on May 30, 1970.
Timothy Noel Tallman (1966-1991): US Navy; died while aboard USS CARR
Kenneth George Youtzy (1908-1972): joined US Army National Guard at Geneseo on November 3, 1933; drafted on March 16, 1944 to serve in WWII; was Staff Sergeant then Cavalry Instructor; Honorable Discharge on October 11, 1945.
Gerald Raymond Youtzy: joined US Army National Guard on November 3, 1952; SFC with 121st Armor NY ARIVG; honorable discharge
Allan Ray Little: US Navy; enlisted March 20, 1956 at Geneseo NY; deployed to New Orleans, Charleston SC, Norfolk VA, Naples, Italy and Nea Makri, Greece. Served during Vietnam War. Received three (3) Good Conduct Medals and National Defense Award. Rank: Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer. Discharged on August 15, 1969 at Cheltenham, MD.
Gayl Marie Chesney: (1952-2007); US Army; enlisted May 14,1973 at Denver, Colorado; basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama; stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey, then served as a Clerk/Typist and Receptionist, and Personnel Specialist with the 519th Transportation Company (Car) at Camp Patton, Heidelberg, Germany and S.H.A.P.E. (NATO HQ) in Belgium; Gayl received a "Certificate of Appreciation" in March 1975 for her duties as Company Clerk and a "Certificate of Achievement" in April 1976 for Exceptionally Meritorious Service; Honorable Discharge on May 13, 1976 with rank of Specialist 4.
Brian Keith Little: US Army. Unit: USACC Det./Field Station Berlin and Signal Support Co, Fort Richie MD. Rank: Specialist 4. Enlisted August 1979 at Fort Jackson, SC. Served during peacetime. Deployed to West Berlin, Germany (*Note From Brian:"while the Berlin Wall was still up, it was still considered a wartime effort, because we were occupational forces.") Received Good Conduct Medal, "Army of Occupation(Berlin)" Medal and Service Ribbon. Discharged in August 1983 at Fort Richie, MD.
James Ray Little Jr.: US Army. Joined August 30, 1996 at Buffalo NY; SPC - E4; Received Good Army Good Conduct Medal, Service Ribbon, Expert Markmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar; Sharpshooter Markmanship Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar; Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-W Bar. Honorable Discharge (disability) on July 20, 1999 from Fort Sill, Okalahoma.
John A. Huver: US Army. Inducted April 2, 1942 at Rochester NY; Rank: T SGT; 430th Frt SQ; Specialty: AAF Supply Technician; Battles & Campaigns: Air Offensive Europe, Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland. Received American Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal. Honorable Discharge on November 15, 1945 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Walter J. Stephens: US Coast Guard Dec 1992
Eugene W. Fries (1923-2010): Served in WWII. US Navy 1944-46 on USS Wright. F2/C N.P. D.C.
Earl DeWillow Smith (1907-1990): US Navy. Seaman 2/C Aug 1944. Died at VA Hospital in Florida.
George P. Davis (1914-2008): US Army; enlisted in Syracuse NY Nov 1942. Assigned 14th Armored "Liberator" Division, Company A, 48th Tank Battalion. Served WWII in France, Germany & Central Europe. 2 Purple Hearts for wounds & Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement near Grafendorf Germany. Left Marseille France Dec 24 1945. Deactivated Jan 10 1946. Buried Onondaga County NY Veterans' Memorial Cemetery.
Rodger Connor: Currently serving in Iraq. (related to Allis Davis Weaver)
Mike Penwell: Currently serving in US (Doreen Baird's husband)