Honoring Our Veterans

James Russell Huggins

James Russell Huggins • Navy • 1944 – 2004 • Vietnam • He is survived by his wife Anna Huggins, 5 children, and many many grandchildren. He served in Vietnam War. He was then employed at the army depo base until he retired. He left this earth due to cancer. He was the sweetest man to anyone that crossed his path. He would of given his last penny to someone else in need. I am his youngest daughter. He never talked about the war. He was also commander at Steelton legion. He is buried at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Gregory M Strayer

Gregory M Strayer • Army, Navy • 1964 – • Greg enlisted in the Navy right out of high school. He sailed the Mediterranean as a fuel specialist on the USS Nimitz. He later went on to do split service and enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. To this day he is an avid supporter of every branch of military.

Robert F. Murphy

Robert F. Murphy • Army • 1921 – • WWII France-Sergeant-Infantry • Robert F. Murphy received a Purple Heart for wounds received in France in June, July and August of 1944.

Thomas R. Snelson

Thomas R. Snelson • Navy • 1972 – • Dessert Storm, Dessert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Global War on Terrorism • Proud to Serve. Enjoyed my military service, been around world, defend my country, defend my family.

Harry Andrews

Harry Andrews • Navy • 1943 – 2021 • My father served on the USS Kitty Hawk. He was part of the Phantom F-4. He was an amazing husband to my mother for 57 yrs. My Hero and mentor.

Joseph Coles

Joseph Coles • Navy • 1979 – • 1997-2017 • Served as a Navy Seabee for 20 years as a Construction Electrician. Did multiple deployments overseas in hostile environments. Retired at Camp David at the age of 37. My husband, my hero.

Colonel Stephen Lampo

Colonel Stephen Lampo • Marines • 1941 – 1991 • Vietnam • Colonel Stephen Lampo, United States Marine Corps

Silver Star Recipient

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Stephen F. Lampo (MCSN: 0-101221), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an Assistant Liaison Officer with the First Army of the Republic of Vietnam Division in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 31 January 1968, the Hue Headquarters of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam came under intense hostile rocket and mortar fire supporting an aggressive ground attack by a large North Vietnamese Army force. When his unit sustained several casualties, First Lieutenant Lampo assisted in moving the wounded to a helicopter landing zone and, undaunted by the hostile fire impacting around him, quickly embarked the casualties aboard the medical evacuation helicopter. Later in the day, a convoy of reinforcements was ambushed near his unit’s position. Upon being informed of the situation he rapidly organized a reaction force and led the men to the ambush site. Arriving at the location he ignored the hostile fire and embarked several casualties aboard a vehicle which delivered them to a medical facility. Continuing his determined efforts, he unhesitatingly returned to the hazardous area and transported the remainder of the wounded men to the aid station. On numerous occasions during the period 31 January to 7 February 1968, First Lieutenant Lampo fearlessly exposed himself to hostile fire in order to supervise the evacuation of casualties and the movement of critically needed supplies from the helicopter landing zone to his unit’s position. On one occasion, he skillfully led a six man patrol to retrieve a vast amount of weapons and ammunition which had been abandoned in a building 300 meters from his unit. Arriving at the site, the men came under a heavy volume of hostile fire. Reacting instantly, he directed the delivery of suppressive fire upon the hostile emplacements forcing the enemy to flee. By his courage, superb leadership and unwavering devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Lampo inspired all who served with him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue