Three Oregon men who died in non-combat while serving their country will be honored on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Clay High School’s Memorial Stadium.
Jerry Eversman, co-chairman of the memorial committee, said “Memorial Stadium at Clay High School has the WWII memorial, and in 2008 and 2009 we dedicated the Vietnam and Korean memorials, and this Memorial Day we will dedicate another memorial forever remembering Robert W. Berry, Daniel J. Bronkowski, and Michael D. Rudess.”
|Robert W. Berry||Daniel J. Bronkowski||Michael D. Rudess|
Robert Stewart, of Oregon, the Ohio vice-president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, is also co-chairman of the memorial committee. He said, “It’s time that our community forever remembers their sacrifices.”
Bronkowski and Rudess served in the Army and Berry in the Navy.
The event will be held at Clay High School’s Memorial Stadium where the war memorials are located. Both Eversman and Stewart encourage all military veterans and school-friends of Berry, Bronkowski, and Rudess to attend the ceremony and honor their memory.
The Reverend John King, a veteran of the Vietnam War and member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Greater Toledo Chapter will officiate at the ceremony which is expected to be about 45 minutes long.
In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved indoors in the building directly across from the Memorial Stadium.