Memorial honoring the dead of Nebraska to visit Blair


By Leeanna Ellis –

A traveling exhibit honoring the Nebraskans who made the ultimate sacrifice during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will stop in Blair next month.

“Remembering Our Fallen” is an exhibit created by Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha to honor the men and women who lost their lives in the war on terror. The exhibit will run September 8-12 at Blair VFW Post 1251, 393 River Road. The VFW opens at 2 p.m. daily.

“I want people here to know it’s here and please come see it,” said VFW Commander Denny Webb.

“We need to remember these American heroes and say their names when we see their family members. We will never be able to forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom, ”said Bill Williams in a statement. “While this memorial is for those who have died, it was created for the living to help grieving families, while reminding us of the terrible price paid for our current generation of servicemen.”

The exhibition will be presented on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Holding the exhibit on the anniversary means “everything” to Webb, who served in the US Navy in Vietnam.

“It’s just a good thing,” he said.

Remembering Our Nebraska Dead

These are the names of these Nebraskans who are honored on the wall of Remembering Our Fallen.

Matthieu Alexandre, Gretna

Lonnie Calvin Allen Jr., Bellevue

Christopher Allgaier, Omaha

Erik Anderson, Lincoln

Avery Garrison, Lincoln

Daniel Bader, York

William Bailey III, Bellevue

Thomas Blake Jr., Spencer

Michael Bock, Springfield

Val Borm, Sydney

Joseph Boye, Big Island

Noah Boye, Big Island

Joël Cahill, La Vista

Joseph Cemper, Papillion

Jeffrey Chaney, Bellevue

Lillian Clamens, Omaha

Kyle Codner, Shelton

Wayne Cornell, Holstein

Dennis Corral, Kearney

Germaine Debro, Omaha

John Douangdara, city of the Southern Sioux

Justin duffy, cozad

Jason Fegler, Harrisbur

Jeremy Fischer, Lincoln

Joshua Ford, Pender

Travis Ford, Ogallala

Jacob Fritz, Verdon

Jason Gambles, Omaha

Jeffrey Garber, Hemingford

Kevin Gaspers, Hastings

Nicole Gembala, North Platte

Patrick Hamburger, Lincoln

Jeffrey Hansen, Bertrand

Matthew Henderson, Lincoln

Adam Herold, Omaha

Micah Hill, Ralston

Hunter Hogan, York

Josiah Hollopeter, Valentin

Darren Howe, Beatrice

Edward Iwan, Albion

Tricia Jameson, Omaha

Jeremy Jones, Omaha

Omar Jones, Maywood

Shane Kielion, Omaha

Eric Knott, Big Island

James Lathan Jr., Omaha

Jason Libal, Lexington

Kenneth Locker Jr., Burwell

Dustin Lukasiewicz, Farwell / St. Paul

Timothy Madison, Bellevue

Joshua Mann, Winside

Randy Matheny, McCook

David McKeever, Kearney

David Moreno, Gering

Dennis Morgan, Valentin

Cory Mracek, Hay Springs

Jeremy Mulhair, Omaha

Caleb Nelson, Omaha

Scott Nisely, Syracuse

Nicholas Nolte, Falls City

Mark Noziska, Papillion

Jason Palmerton, Auburn

Christopher Pfeifer, Spalding

Seth Pierce, Lincoln

Benjamin Prange, Hickman

Blaine Redding, Plattsmouth

Joshua Robinson, Hastings

Adrian Robles, Scottsbluff

Robert Schlote, Norfolk

Jacob Schmuecker, Atkinson

Michael Scholl, Lincoln

Michael Scusa, Crete

Scott Shimp, Bayard

Benjamin Slaven, Plymouth

Christopher Swisher, Lincoln

Linda Tarango-Gries, Sutton

Klayton Thomas, Columbus

Luis Vazquez, Alliance

Dustin Von Loh, Elm Creek

Christopher Westbrook, Omaha

James Wolf, Scottsbluff

Edwin “Eddie” Wood, Omaha

Eric Woods, Omaha

Dustin Workman II, Greenwood

Robert Yllescas, Osceola

Brent Zoucha, Clarks

Tyler Andersen, Omaha

Phillip Anderson, Lincoln

Jessica Jackson Barne, Roca

Matthieu Bauer, Lincoln

Adam Bosley, Lynch

Andrew Brown, Lincoln

Adam Craig, Frémont

Michael Doheny, broken bow

Nicolas Eischen, Lincoln

Kyle Gilliland, Shelton / Kearney

Steven Hansen, Papillion

Keith Hanson, Fremont

Eric Holke, Crestline, Calif., With close ties to Lincoln

Joseph Lemm, Hooper

Joshua Markel, Lincoln

Timothy Montague, Hawaii

Kevin Nicholson, Gretna

Brent Phelps, North Carolina

Deric Rasmussen, Storm Lake Iowa, close ties to Nebraska

Christian Riege, Pierce

William Seier, Madison

Philip Svitak, Frémont

Eben Warnke, Lincoln

Drew Weaver, Gretna

Shawn Young, Lincoln


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