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.||1964||Navy||April 1987||April 2011||X||X|
|Adee, George||1953||Navy||July 1973||July 1994||X||Retired as Air Traffic Control - ATC (AW -Aviation Warfare)|
|Alaskey, Joseph F.||1976||Navy||July 1994||August 2014||X|
|Anderson, Donna||1964||Navy||March 11, 1983||March 31, 2007||X|
|Aubee, John P.||1950||Navy||October 1968||October 1992||X||X||SCPO, USN (RET)|
|Austin, Donald Spencer||1940||Navy||August 3, 1959||October 30, 1981||X||X|
|Bain, Robert J.||1958||Army||December 1978||December 1980||X|
|Birchfield, Matthew||1974||Navy||July 1992||May 2002||X||Submarine Veteran|
|Bowling, Frederick "Rick"||1947||Marine Corps |
Marine Corps Reserve
|X||Enlisted 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.||1968||Navy||September 11, 1987||October 1, 2016||X||X||Wife'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.||1989||Army|
|Connors, Patrick L.||1955||Marine Corps||June 1973||June 1976||X|
|Cook, Franklin E.||1964||Navy||August 18, 1982||August 31, 2008||X|
|Copley, Okey||1952||Navy||June 7, 1970||August 1, 1991||X|
|Copley, Serena Sue||1952||Army||January 14, 1974||July 13, 1977||X|
|Coulson, Diane||1960||Navy||April 1985||April 2005||X|
|Coulson, Joseph B., Jr.||1960||2018||Navy||November 1981||November 2001||X|
|Davis, Ephraim Garland||1918||2001||Navy||1935||1958||X||X||Pearl Harbor Survivor|
|Dempewolf, Rob||1965||Navy||September 29, 1983||September 30, 2011||X||X|
|Dickerson, Anthony||1981||Navy||November 15, 2003||November 15, 2016||X|
|Dutko, Stanley, Jr.||1967||Marine Corps||July 1985||July 2005||X|
|Eckel, Corbie Lane||1966||Coast Guard||January 1985||November 2005||X|
|Eckel, Robert William, II||1962||Coast Guard||July 1980||September 2001||X|
|Eppley, Kevin||1955||Coast Guard||September 1973||May 1977||X|
|Everette, Aubrey G.||1974||Army||April 1992||November 1997||X||X||X|
|Ferebee, James H., Sr.||1923||Merchant Marines||1944||1945||X||X|
|Ferebee, John J.||1930||Navy||1952||1954||X|
|Ferebee, Ronnie Lee||1957||Air Force||November 1978||November 1982||X||X|
|Ferebee, S. Scott, Jr.||1921||Army||1942||1946||X||X|
|Foreman, James Thomes, Jr.||2011||Navy||X||World War II|
|Fulcher, Willard Marvin||1943||Navy||1963|
|Gallop, Walter Lee||1931||Air Force|
Air Force Reserves
|October 15, 1960|
October 15, 1990
|X||X||Active 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 Robert||1975||Navy||May 1996||May 2016||X|
|Givey, David||1971||Navy||May 1993||X||Currently Active Duty - January 31, 2021|
|Gohr, Robert L.||1943||Navy||November 1961||January 1991||X||Retired AWCM|
|Gordin, Steven I.||1948||Navy||May 1967||June 1989||X||X|
|Grandy, George Bell, Jr.||1987||Navy||1944||1946||X||X||X|
|Grandy, Tommy R.||1946||Coast Guard||October 1968||October 1972||X||X||X|
|Gregory, Gene Ansell||1940||1970||Marine Corps & Army National Guard||1959||1964||X||X||X|
|Gregory, William Edward||2001||Army||1971||1977||X||X||X|
|Hair, Christopher Shane||1979||Army||July 1998||November 2015||X||X|
|Hamilton, Tammy S.||1965||Navy||February 1984||February 1995||X|
|Hasselbacher, Delmar||1934||Navy||March 25, 1954||April 1, 1980||X||Moved to Currituck in 1981 after retiring from the Navy|
|Hedrick, Larry||1959||Navy||June 23, 1976||July 31, 1995||X||Lived on Knotts Island before joining the service and came back to Currituck after retirement.|
|Hedrick, Steve||1966||Navy||February 1987||February 2010||X|
|Helton, Scott David, Sr.||1955||Navy||August 29, 1975||August 31, 1995||X|
|Henderson, Brandon C.||1980||Coast Guard||December 1999||December 2003||X||Served at United States Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet as BM3 (Boatswain's Mate).|
|Henry, Wesley H.||1969||Navy||December 1988||December 2014||X||Moved to Currituck County after retiring from the Navy.|
|Hewitt, Calvin||1941||Army||March 7, 1960||June 19, 1969||X|
|Hodges, Paul R.||1952||Air Force||September 1971||September 1974||X||Served in Udorn, Thailand from November 1972 to November 1973 during the Vietnam War.|
|Holmes, Emily J.||1978||Navy||September 2001||April 2006||X||Originally from Johnson Creek, WI. Served in OEF|
|Holmes, Robert W., Jr.||1969||Navy||February 2002||February 2006||X||Originally from New Carlisle, OH Served in OIF & OEF|
|Holt, James A.||1834||1901||Army||April 20, 1861||April 13, 1865||X||Confederate 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.||1841||1899||Army||May 22, 1861||April 9, 1865||X||Thomas 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, Ciria||1988||Navy||August 26, 2006||August 28, 2018||X||X||My 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.||1986||Navy||August 2005||August 2012||X|
|Hudson, Michael||1979||Army||2001||X||OEF & OIF|
|Ingold, Nicholas Wayne||1988||Marine Corps||July 2011||August 2018||X||Rank: Captain (O-3)|
MOS: 1302 - Combat Engineer Officer
|Ish, Ed||1948||1970||Air Force & Air National Guard||April 1971||July 1978||X|
|Isham, Howard W.||1958||Army||June 1979||June 1982||X|
|Jewell, Gene||1961||Navy||January 1980||January 2000||X|
|Johnson, James "Gerald"||1946||Marine Corps||1965||1967||X|
|Johnson, James S.||1961||Army National Guard|
|March 6, 1991|
March 15, 2005
|March 15, 2005|
September 30, 2019
|Jordan, Philip D., II||1961||Navy||April 1980||May 2004||X|
|Justiss, Robert G., Jr.||1942||Navy Reserve||November 1966||November 1969||X||Retired CDR from USPHS 10/87|
|Kennedy, Fred||1944||Army||April 1962||April 1967||X||I 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 up....love it|
|Kennedy, Michael||1961||Navy||February 1979||March 2009||X|
|Kent, George Oliver, Jr.||1942||Army||January 1963||December 1965||X|
|Klein, Kayla||1990||Navy||September 2008||October 2013||X|
|Kleis, John||1950||Navy||December 1968||November 1971||X||I 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 State....live in Jarvisburg, North Carolina.
|Kuhnen, Jennifer||1975||Navy||January 1995||January 2015||X|
|Lammie, John||1952||Army||February 1971||February 1973||X|
|Lane, David A.||1948||Army||November 1968||February 1998||X||CW4 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, Jonathan||1980||Navy||July 1998||Febuary 2012||X|
|Lorentz, Frank W.||1927||Army||1945||1947||X|
|Lorentz, John W.||1961||Coast Guard||1985||2010||X|
|X||2 Tours operation Iraqi Freedom. Retired Company 1st Sergeant.|
|Malesky, Joseph Gerald||1942||Navy|
|October 11, 1960|
October 22, 1963
|October 22, 1963|
October 10, 1966
|Mandigo, Robert, III||1981||Marine Corps||July 1999||October 2003||X|
|Martin, Paul R.||1945||Army||October 11, 1965||October 11, 1967||X||Rank: Spec5/E-5|
|McCranie, Glenn H.||1938||Army National Guard|
|McIntosh, Robert||1955||Air Force||January 1976||April 1994||X|
|Merritt, Roderick||1973||Army||July 9, 2004||April 27, 2014||X||Retired Combat Disabled 100%.|
|Metcalfe, Steven Hugh||1960||Navy||February 1977||July 2000||X||X||Proud to serve!|
|Melton, Jeffrey Speight||2018||Navy||August 21, 1989||August 31, 2009||X|
|Midgett, William S.||1966||Coast Guard|
|Miller, Robert L. , Jr.||1950||Army||April 1970||May 1973||X|
|Mills, Herman N.||1933||Navy||October 1951||October 1983||X|
|Montgomery, James Scott||1982||Navy||August 2001||X|
|Moore, Chester A.||1968||Marine Corps||January 27, 1987||January 26, 1993||X|
|Morgan, Derek Nolan||1983||Army National Guard||July 2005||X||Originally 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.||1956||Navy||March 1977||March 1995||X||X|
|Muron, Victor W.||1948||Navy||February 1965||June 1995||X||Vietnam Veteran & Desert Storm/Desert Shield Veteran|
|Newns, William||1964||Navy||May 1984||March 1988||X|
|Nickerson, Barbara||1956||Navy||June 1983||March 1991||X|
|Nickerson, Jay||1960||Navy||February 1982||December 2003||X|
|Opperman, Francis||1969||Navy||June 1999||June 2009|
|Overton, Steven B.||1975||Army||March 14, 2000||October 31, 2020||X||Barrett 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, Patricia||1961||Navy||July 1981||March 1983||X|
|Payette, Philip||1971||Navy||July 1989||December 1993||X||Retired with a service connected disability.|
|Peelish, Krystal||1984||Navy||July 2002||March 2005||X|
|Perez, Manuel N.||1943||Navy||February 29, 1960||April 30, 1979||X|
|Perry, Larry Alden||1947||Navy & Coast Guard||September 27, 1967||August 1994||X|
|Pietrzak, Brian||1983||Navy||July 11, 2001||August 1, 2021||X|
|Poole, Luke||1917||Army, CSA||May 13, 1861||July 28, 1861||X||X||X||Corporal, Company E (Currituck Atlantic Rifles) 17th NC Infantry, Stationed at Fort Oregon (Oregon Inlet, NC)|
|Poole, Walter Carroll "Bim"||1968||Army||August 16, 1918||April 25, 1919||X||X||X||Private, 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, John||1978||Navy||October 27, 1997||June 30, 2013||X|
|Price, Shelton||1963||Army||May 15, 1984||March 21, 1988||X||I 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.||1921||Navy||January 24, 1940||Janaury 25, 1946||X||Fighting 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, Mariah||1992||Navy||June 12, 2011||August 28, 2018||X|
|Reid, James M.||1968||Army||June 1987||July 2012||X|
|Reutter, Timothy James||1976||Navy||January 1998||February 2018||X|
|Roach, Kenneth Armistead, Sr.||1925||2011||Army|
|X||Manila, Staff Sergeant|
|Robinson, Todd||1975||Navy||March 6, 1995||X||X|
|Rolling, Jody Lane||1972||Coast Guard||1992||2012||X|
|Rosser, Jennifer||1983||Air Force||November 15, 2005||June 23, 2011||X||X|
|Rust, Leftridge Garfield||1947||Army||October 1966||October 1969||X|
|Saunders, Steven C.||1955||Coast Guard||July 1973||July 1977||X|
|Sawyer, Gideon L.||1827||1863||Army||March 1, 1862||January 20, 1863||X||Gideon 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.||1954||Army||January 7, 1972||July 31, 1992||X|
|Shawgo, Steven||1976||Navy||April 1997||April 2017||X||X|
|Shuler, Clifford W.||1945||Navy||1965||1987||X|
|Sommeso, Joseph||1976||Navy||September 1996||May 2018||X|
|Strempel, Jarrell||1975||Navy||July 1995||July 2018||X||Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy, Retired|
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) disabled veteran
|Titcomb, Richard R.||1955||Air Force||October 1976||November 1996||X|
|Traywick, William T.||1938||Navy||1964||1990||X|
|Tyler, Dean||1953||Navy & Marine Corps||August 1972||May 1997||X|
|Uperti, John R.||1948||Army||March 1968||February 1970||X|
|Walls, Edward||1947||Navy||January 1966||October 1969||X||Vietnam Vet 1967 to 1968|
|Weinberger, Mark Aaron||1946||Marine Corps||February 1964||October 1990||X||Active 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, Tiffany||1981||Army||January 2001||August 2003||X|
|Worthing, Catherine||1955||Navy||March 1976|
|Writesel, Wayne||1981||Navy||June 1999||August 2019||X|