Members commemorated by the bench are:

Master Chief Machinery Technician Basil M. Kaplan, U.S. Coast Guard

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph H. St. Pierre, U.S. Army

Col. Philip R. Berry, U.S. Army

Chief Machinist’s Mate Donald G. Leighton, U.S. Coast Guard

Master Chief Radioman Victor R. Montanese, U.S. Coast Guard

Chief Electrician’s Mate Thayerde “Red” McKenzie, U.S. Coast Guard

Chief Master at Arms John MacVane, U.S. Navy

Chief Engineer Jerry R. Stackpole, U.S. Coast Guard

Senior Master Sgt. Harold “Steve” Colpitts, U.S. Air Force

Master Sgt. Howard Miller, U.S. Army

Chief Master Sgt. Frank Johnson, U.S. Air Force

Master Sgt. Howard R. Farr Sr., U.S. Air Force

Chief Engineman Albert Newell, U.S. Coast Guard

Chief Boatswain’s Mate Michael Carbino, U.S. Coast Guard

Senior Master Sgt. Chester A. Briggs, U.S. Air Force

Master Sgt. William J. Ludwig, U.S. Army

Master Sgt. Donald A. Goss, U.S. Air Force

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Eduardo G. Alfonso, U.S. Coast Guard

1st Sgt. Norman W. Cribby Sr., Air National Guard

Chief Culinary Specialist M.G. “Jerry” Paquette, U.S. Coast Guard

Master Chief Machinery Technician Gary “Duke” Snyder, U.S. Coast Guard

Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Richard “Boats” Souza, U.S. Coast Guard

Master Sgt. Alfred “Al” Neff, U.S. Marine Corps

Chief Hospital Corpsman Richard “Doc” Clark, U.S. Coast Guard

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Robert A. Wigglesworth, U.S. Coast Guard

Chief Boatswain’s Mate Stanley A. Andrews, U.S. Coast Guard

Sgt. 1st Class Ralph F. Adams, U.S. Army

Chief Boatswain’s Mate Alger F. Burgess, U.S. Coast Guard

Chief Culinary Specialist Marco C. Blanco Sr., U.S. Coast Guard

Culinary Specialist 1st Class Egidio “Eddie” Costales, U.S. Coast Guard

The E-7, 8, 9 Club of South Portland, representing local senior non-commissioned officers and retired senior non-commissioned officers, dedicated a bench near the McKernan Center at Southern Maine Community College on Nov. 11, in memory of club members who have passed away. The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Group Portland, based at the Stewart Morrill American Legion Post in South Portland, rendered military honors, including the bosun’s pipe call “Follow away,” in memory of the dead.


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