Memorial Bench to Honor Fallen Pelham Veterans
August 26, 2016
submitted by Jörg Dreusicke, John H. Hargreaves Memorial VFS Post 10722
The comrades of the Pelham VFW Post 10722 are asking for your help in honoring the soldiers from Pelham that lost their lives to protect our country and way of life in the many past conflicts and wars.
The Pelham VFW is erecting a polished black granite bench outside the entrance of the Pelham Town Hall to honor those fallen Pelham veterans. The names of our fallen comrades will be engraved on this bench as a memorial to their ultimate sacrifice.
Very few residents of Pelham are aware of how many of our citizens served and died in battle, from the American Revolution to our current conflicts in all parts of the world. They died safeguarding the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy today. This bench will serve as a memorial, a means to inform the public, and a place to rest.
I would like to offer your business the opportunity to contribute to this worthy memorial. The estimated cost of the memorial bench, with the engraving and its concrete pad will be in excess of $4,000.
Your contribution will be recognized with a letter of thanks for your donation and a framed certificate of appreciation from the John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 and Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Pelham. We are a 501(c)(19) organization and your donation should be IRS tax deductible.
Please make your contribution out to Pelham Post 10722 VFW earmark it for “KIA Bench” and send it to our address: John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6 Main St., Pelham, NH 03076.
Our projected date of completion and dedication will be on the Pelham Old Home Day Celebration Saturday, Sept. 17. We appreciate your tax deductible donation.
Pelham KIA Bench Memorial
French & Indian War
Simon Beard: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
Joseph Gage: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
Thomas Gage: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
Ezra Litttlehail: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
John Weber: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
Jonathan Wright: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
Edward Wyman: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
Simon Wyman: NH Militia, May 1754 to February 1763
Daniel Gage: NH Militia, Nov. 17, 1761
John Freeland: NH 17th Inf., Nov. 22, 1862
Isaac H. Daniels: NH 13th Inf., Jan. 16, 1863
William H. Gage: NH 13th Inf., July 1, 1863
Patrick Coane: NH 12th Inf., Feb. 8, 1865
World War II
Raymond Jurewicz: US AAF, Aug. 25, 1942
Elmer G. Raymond Jr.: US AAF, April 23, 1943
Donald r. Bagley: US Navy Res., Sept. 13, 1944
Charles E. Pariseau, Jr.: US Navy, Nov. 1, 1944
Edward G. Kiluk, Jr.: US Army, Jul y24, 1970
Barry W. Godfrey: US Army, Aug. 25, 1970
Sheldon J. Burnett: US Army, May 7, 1971
Daniel R. Gionet: US Army, June 4, 2006