Currituck County Veterans

War of 1812 – compiled by Barbara Snowden

Civil War – Compiled by Barbara Snowden

Submitted Veterans information – last updated September 28, 2021.

Abbott, John P.1964NavyApril 1987April 2011XX
Adee, George1953NavyJuly 1973July 1994XRetired as Air Traffic Control - ATC (AW -Aviation Warfare)
Alaskey, Joseph F.1976NavyJuly 1994August 2014X
Anderson, Donna1964NavyMarch 11, 1983March 31, 2007X
Aubee, John P.1950NavyOctober 1968October 1992XXSCPO, USN (RET)
Austin, Donald Spencer1940NavyAugust 3, 1959October 30, 1981XX
Bain, Robert J.1958ArmyDecember 1978December 1980X
Birchfield, Matthew1974NavyJuly 1992May 2002XSubmarine Veteran
Bowling, Frederick "Rick"1947Marine Corps
Marine Corps Reserve
July 1965
July 1977
XEnlisted United States Marine Corps (USMC) 1965.

Served as a machine gunner with Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, Weapons Platoon and Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines 1966-1967 in Vietnam. Served as a weapons instructor, Camp Pendleton 2nd Infantry Training Battalion 1967-1968. Transferred to Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT), Norfolk, Virginia in Confidential Files and then Military Police as Sergeantof the Guard, Camp Elmore, Norfolk 1968-1969.

Transferred back to Vietnam with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Military Police Battalion, Secret and Confidential Files until wounded in September 1969 and then transferred to Naval Hospital Yokouska, Japan for 4 months. Transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina from 1969-1972 working in Headquarters doing administration work.

Discharged in 1972.

Joined the Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk, Virginia 1972 until 1998 working most of my time in the Burglary Squad, Detective Division.

Joined United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR), 4th Supply Battalion 1977 until 1984 as Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Specialist.
Brown, John T.1968NavySeptember 11, 1987October 1, 2016XXWife's name is Amy M. Brown (1st Grade Teacher at Griggs Elementary School). Both kids, Son and Daughter graduated from Currituck High School and NC State University.

I am 100% permanently disabled by the VA due to explosion.
Burge, Elisha B.1989Army
Army Reserve
January 2010
December 2017
June 2013XX
Connors, Patrick L.1955Marine CorpsJune 1973June 1976X
Cook, Franklin E.1964NavyAugust 18, 1982August 31, 2008X
Copley, Okey1952NavyJune 7, 1970August 1, 1991X
Copley, Serena Sue1952ArmyJanuary 14, 1974July 13, 1977X
Coulson, Diane 1960 Navy April 1985April 2005 X
Coulson, Joseph B., Jr.19602018NavyNovember 1981November 2001X
Davis, Ephraim Garland19182001Navy19351958XXPearl Harbor Survivor
Dempewolf, Rob1965NavySeptember 29, 1983September 30, 2011XX
Dickerson, Anthony1981NavyNovember 15, 2003November 15, 2016X
Dutko, Stanley, Jr.1967Marine CorpsJuly 1985July 2005X
Eckel, Corbie Lane1966Coast GuardJanuary 1985November 2005X
Eckel, Robert William, II1962Coast GuardJuly 1980September 2001X
Eppley, Kevin1955Coast GuardSeptember 1973May 1977X
Everette, Aubrey G.1974ArmyApril 1992November 1997XXX
Ferebee, James H., Sr.1923Merchant Marines19441945XX
Ferebee, John J.1930Navy19521954X
Ferebee, Ronnie Lee1957Air ForceNovember 1978November 1982XX
Ferebee, S. Scott, Jr.1921Army19421946XX
Foreman, James Thomes, Jr.2011NavyXWorld War II
Fulcher, Willard Marvin1943Navy1963
November 1964
June 1967
Gallop, Walter Lee1931Air Force
Air Force Reserves
October 15, 1960
September 1970
September 1970
October 15, 1990
XXActive Duty Stations: 4 TAC Fighter Wing, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, 66 TRW, Loan Air Force Base, France, AB Gp, Richards=Gebaur Air Force Base, Belton, Missouri., 632nd CS Gp, Binh-Thuy Air Force Base, Viet-Nam, 3245 AGGp, Hanscom, Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Air Force Reserve Duty Stations: Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Hanscom Air Force Base, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Headquarters Command Chaplain Office, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Rhein-Main Air Force Base, Germany, Headquarters USAFE Command Chaplain Office, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.
Gerovac, Michael Robert1975NavyMay 1996May 2016X
Givey, David1971NavyMay 1993XCurrently Active Duty - January 31, 2021
Gohr, Robert L.1943NavyNovember 1961January 1991XRetired AWCM
Gordin, Steven I.1948NavyMay 1967June 1989XX
Grandy, George Bell, Jr.1987Navy19441946XXX
Grandy, Tommy R.1946Coast GuardOctober 1968October 1972XXX
Gregory, Gene Ansell19401970Marine Corps & Army National Guard19591964XXX
Gregory, William Edward2001Army19711977XXX
Hair, Christopher Shane1979ArmyJuly 1998November 2015XX
Hamilton, Tammy S.1965NavyFebruary 1984February 1995X
Hasselbacher, Delmar1934NavyMarch 25, 1954April 1, 1980XMoved to Currituck in 1981 after retiring from the Navy
Hedrick, Larry1959Navy June 23, 1976July 31, 1995XLived on Knotts Island before joining the service and came back to Currituck after retirement.
Hedrick, Steve1966NavyFebruary 1987February 2010X
Helton, Scott David, Sr.1955Navy August 29, 1975August 31, 1995X
Henderson, Brandon C.1980Coast GuardDecember 1999December 2003XServed at United States Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet as BM3 (Boatswain's Mate).
Henry, Wesley H.1969NavyDecember 1988December 2014XMoved to Currituck County after retiring from the Navy.
Hewitt, Calvin1941ArmyMarch 7, 1960June 19, 1969X
Hodges, Paul R.1952Air ForceSeptember 1971September 1974XServed in Udorn, Thailand from November 1972 to November 1973 during the Vietnam War.
Holmes, Emily J.1978NavySeptember 2001April 2006XOriginally from Johnson Creek, WI. Served in OEF
Holmes, Robert W., Jr.1969NavyFebruary 2002February 2006XOriginally from New Carlisle, OH Served in OIF & OEF
Holt, James A.18341901ArmyApril 20, 1861April 13, 1865XConfederate States Army Service:

James A Holt was born in 1834 in Princess Anne County, Virginia. He was a farmer and lived in Moyock, North Carolina from 1868-1901.

He first enlisted on 20 April 1861 as a Private at Cape Henry, Virginia in Co A 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. On 27 March 1862 at Ocean View, Virginia he was mustered out and enlisted in Co C 14th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Burroughs). On 11 September 1862, in Petersburg, Virginia, he was mustered out and the unit was merged with the 15th Battalion Virginia Cavalry to become the 15th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, and assigned to Co C. On 8 November 1864 he was mustered out and the unit was consolidated with the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry (Consolidated) Co. G. On 13 April 1865, in Lynchburg, Virginia he was granted a parole as Private Co G 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry (Consolidated).

James A Holt died on 25 October 1901 in Norfolk County, Virginia and lies buried in Wilson-Fulford Cemetery in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Holt, Thomas J.18411899ArmyMay 22, 1861April 9, 1865XThomas J Holt was born in 1841 in Norfolk County, Virginia. His occupation was farmer. He lived in Moyock, North Carolina briefly after the Civil War and was listed on the Voter Roll for Moyock in 1867. He moved back to Virginia by the 1870 census but returned to Moyock to live with his brother Edwin W. Holt in the late 1890's.

He enlisted at age 20 as a Private in Co F 6th Regiment Virginia Infantry in Norfolk County, Virginia on 22 May 1861. There is no record of his muster out or parole but he was furloughed on 17 March 1865 from Robertson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He was wounded, gunshot to the right leg, during the Battle of Cold Harbor on 9 June 1864.

Thomas J. Holt died on 15 March 1899 at the home of his brother, Edwin W. Holt, in Moyock from complications after having his right leg amputated below the knee in January 1899. He lies buried at the old B. B. Cox homestead in Moyock.
Howe, Ciria1988NavyAugust 26, 2006August 28, 2018XXMy husband Craig
Howe and I (whom is active duty in the USN currently) lived in Eagle Creek community from 2012 to 2018. We are currently having a home built in the new Country Side Estates!
Hunziger, Samuel L.1986NavyAugust 2005August 2012X
Hudson, Michael1979Army2001XOEF & OIF
Ingold, Nicholas Wayne1988Marine CorpsJuly 2011August 2018XRank: Captain (O-3)
MOS: 1302 - Combat Engineer Officer
Ish, Ed19481970Air Force & Air National GuardApril 1971July 1978X
Isham, Howard W.1958ArmyJune 1979June 1982X
Jewell, Gene1961NavyJanuary 1980January 2000X
Johnson, James "Gerald"1946Marine Corps19651967X
Johnson, James S.1961Army National Guard
Army Reserve
March 6, 1991
March 15, 2005
March 15, 2005
September 30, 2019
Jordan, Philip D., II1961NavyApril 1980May 2004X
Justiss, Robert G., Jr.1942Navy ReserveNovember 1966November 1969XRetired CDR from USPHS 10/87
Kennedy, Fred1944ArmyApril 1962April 1967XI was born in North Caroina and had to come back to where I was born.....I have always loved North Carolina....I have lived in Tarboro, Raleigh... I was born in Edgecombe County but I am happy wherever I am as long as it is North Carolina.....I will live in North Carolina until my time in life is it
Kennedy, Michael1961NavyFebruary 1979March 2009X
Kent, George Oliver, Jr.1942ArmyJanuary 1963December 1965X
Klein, Kayla1990NavySeptember 2008October 2013X
Kleis, John1950NavyDecember 1968November 1971XI served on submarine tenders. Subron 12 Key West, than on to Groton, Connecticut submarine base on USS Bushnell and USS Fulton.

Originally from New York in Jarvisburg, North Carolina.
Kuhnen, Jennifer1975NavyJanuary 1995January 2015X
Lammie, John1952ArmyFebruary 1971February 1973X
Lane, David A.1948ArmyNovember 1968February 1998XCW4 Aviation, US Army (Ret) RVN Service - 1969-1970, D Trp/1st Sqd/4th Cav, 1st Inf D 1970-1971, C Trp/16th Cav, 164th Avn Grp, !st Avn Brigade
Lankford, Jonathan1980NavyJuly 1998Febuary 2012X
Lorentz, Frank W.1927Army19451947X
Lorentz, John W.1961Coast Guard19852010X
Lundy, Mark1964Army
Army Reserve
May 1983
December 1985
August 1985
August 2009
X2 Tours operation Iraqi Freedom. Retired Company 1st Sergeant.
Malesky, Joseph Gerald1942Navy
Navy Reserve
October 11, 1960
October 22, 1963
October 22, 1963
October 10, 1966
Mandigo, Robert, III1981Marine CorpsJuly 1999October 2003X
Martin, Paul R.1945ArmyOctober 11, 1965October 11, 1967XRank: Spec5/E-5
McCranie, Glenn H.1938Army National Guard
McIntosh, Robert1955Air ForceJanuary 1976April 1994X
Merritt, Roderick1973ArmyJuly 9, 2004April 27, 2014XRetired Combat Disabled 100%.
Metcalfe, Steven Hugh1960NavyFebruary 1977July 2000XXProud to serve!
Melton, Jeffrey Speight2018NavyAugust 21, 1989August 31, 2009X
Midgett, William S.1966Coast Guard
Coast Guard
July 1984
December 1999
July 1988
September 2006
Miller, Robert L. , Jr. 1950ArmyApril 1970May 1973X
Mills, Herman N.1933NavyOctober 1951October 1983X
Montgomery, James Scott1982NavyAugust 2001X
Moore, Chester A.1968Marine CorpsJanuary 27, 1987January 26, 1993X
Morgan, Derek Nolan1983Army National GuardJuly 2005XOriginally with 725QM.Renamed in 2006 to the A Co690th out of Elizabeth City,Edenton,Scotland Neck.Deployed w/30HBCT E Co.230th in 2009-10 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.Transferred to HHC 113SB out of Greensboro and deployed in Oct 2011-Oct2012 in support of Operation New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.
Murden, Susan D.1956NavyMarch 1977March 1995XX
Muron, Victor W.1948NavyFebruary 1965June 1995XVietnam Veteran & Desert Storm/Desert Shield Veteran
Neal, Robin1961Army
Army Reserve
August 1979
August 1982
August 1982
August 1985
Newns, William1964NavyMay 1984March 1988X
Nickerson, Barbara1956NavyJune 1983March 1991X
Nickerson, Jay1960NavyFebruary 1982December 2003X
Opperman, Francis1969NavyJune 1999June 2009
Overton, Steven B.1975ArmyMarch 14, 2000October 31, 2020XBarrett Overton was born and raised in Camden County. He enlisted in the US Army on March 14, 2000 in Elizabeth City and proceeded to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic combat training. After completing Military Occupational Training (MOS) at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Barrett was awarded the MOS 25U, Signal Operations Support Specialist.

Barrett's assignments include the 20th Engineering Brigade, HHC 82nd Airborne Division, Division Special Troops Battalion-82nd ABN, 1-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment-82nd ABN, HHC 1st Brigade Combat Team-82nd ABN, and the Joint Communications Unit.

Barrett reached the rank of Master Sergeant and retired from the Army as a Special Operations Communicator on October 31, 2020. Barrett moved to Grandy with his wife, Nicole, and two sons.

Barrett's combat deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Freedoms Sentinel, and Operation Resolute Support.
Owens, Patricia1961NavyJuly 1981March 1983X
Payette, Philip1971NavyJuly 1989December 1993XRetired with a service connected disability.
Peelish, Krystal1984NavyJuly 2002March 2005X
Perez, Manuel N.1943NavyFebruary 29, 1960April 30, 1979X
Perry, Larry Alden1947Navy & Coast GuardSeptember 27, 1967August 1994X
Pietrzak, Brian1983NavyJuly 11, 2001August 1, 2021X
Poole, Luke1917Army, CSAMay 13, 1861July 28, 1861XXXCorporal, Company E (Currituck Atlantic Rifles) 17th NC Infantry, Stationed at Fort Oregon (Oregon Inlet, NC)
Poole, Walter Carroll "Bim"1968ArmyAugust 16, 1918April 25, 1919XXXPrivate, Co. C, 42nd Division. Sailed home from Europe 4/14/19 on the USS North Carolina. Commanding Officers were Gen. John Pershing and Lt. Douglas MacArthur. Although he was not aware, he was a distant cousin of MacArthur's.
Powell, John1978NavyOctober 27, 1997June 30, 2013X
Price, Shelton1963ArmyMay 15, 1984March 21, 1988XI enlisted as a 63B-[bravo] Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. I served my County in the US Army & was stationed at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma from 1984' to 1988' and reserve obligation through 4-22-90'.

I got out of the Army and returned back home to Grandy, N.C.
Pritchard, Joseph M.1921NavyJanuary 24, 1940Janaury 25, 1946XFighting Squadron 42 on Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Yorktown CV-5 at Battle of the Coral Sea 8 May 1942 and Battle of Midway 4 June 1942
Reeves, Mariah1992NavyJune 12, 2011August 28, 2018X
Reid, James M.1968ArmyJune 1987July 2012X
Reutter, Timothy James1976NavyJanuary 1998February 2018X
Roach, Kenneth Armistead, Sr.19252011Army
National Guard
XManila, Staff Sergeant
Robinson, Todd1975NavyMarch 6, 1995XX
Rolling, Jody Lane1972Coast Guard19922012X
Rosser, Jennifer1983Air ForceNovember 15, 2005June 23, 2011XX
Rust, Leftridge Garfield1947ArmyOctober 1966October 1969X
Sadler, William1940Navy19581962X
Saunders, Steven C.1955Coast GuardJuly 1973July 1977X
Sawyer, Gideon L.18271863ArmyMarch 1, 1862January 20, 1863XGideon L. Sawyer was born in Camden County, North Carolina circa 1827. He lived in Currituck County during the 1840's and 50's with his step-father and his mother, Robert and Mary Lamb Sawyer Wiginton. By the 1860 census he was living in Virginia.

He was a farmer and by 1860 he had moved to Princess Anne County, Virginia. He enlisted as a Private, age 34, on 1 March 1862 in Norfolk County, Virginia with Co C of the 7th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Heavy Artillery) "Blanchard Grey's". He was mustered out on 15 June 1862 and enlisted in Co C 7th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Heavy Artillery) "Wilson's". On 8 August 1862 Co C 7th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Heavy Artillery) "Wilson's" became Co C 61st Regiment Virginia Infantry.

Gideon L Sawyer died on 20 January 1863 in General Hospital Number11 (Globe Hospital) Richmond, Virginia of Typhoid Fever. He lies buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.

Postwar he was listed on "The Confederate Roll of Honor".
Sharkey, Kevin G., Sr.1954ArmyJanuary 7, 1972July 31, 1992X
Shawgo, Steven1976NavyApril 1997April 2017XX
Shuler, Clifford W.1945Navy19651987X
Sommeso, Joseph1976NavySeptember 1996May 2018X
Strempel, Jarrell1975NavyJuly 1995July 2018XChief Petty Officer, United States Navy, Retired

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) disabled veteran
Thoms, Raymond1930Navy19471967X
Titcomb, Richard R.1955Air ForceOctober 1976November 1996X
Traywick, William T.1938Navy19641990X
Tyler, Dean1953Navy & Marine CorpsAugust 1972May 1997X
Uperti, John R.1948ArmyMarch 1968February 1970X
Walls, Edward1947NavyJanuary 1966October 1969XVietnam Vet 1967 to 1968
Weinberger, Mark Aaron1946Marine CorpsFebruary 1964October 1990XActive duty in Viet Nam, July 1965-June 1966 with 1st & 3rd Marine Divisions, 7th Marine Regimental Landing Team, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force as Combat Engineer in Qui-Nhon, Chu-Lai and Da-Nang. USMC active duty Camp Lejeune, NC 2nd Marine Division as MP, USMCR with 4th Marine Division.
Williams-Winston, Tiffany1981ArmyJanuary 2001August 2003X
Worthing, Catherine1955NavyMarch 1976
September 1987
March 1982
Writesel, Wayne1981NavyJune 1999August 2019X