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Hometown Heroes

 The following list reflects the Wall of Honor inside City Hall.  Let's be sure to thank and pray for those who are in service to our community and country.
(Date of entry into service listed in parentheses.)

Larry Nehasil - Senior Police Officer, Livonia Police - Killed in line of dutyLarry Nehasil
Senior Police Officer, Livonia Police
Killed in line of duty, January 17, 2011
Send memorials to Larry Nehasil Memorial Fund 
c/o any Huntington Bank
(Livonia location: 30207 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150) 

Matthew L. Hilton (06/26/08)
Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army Infantry
KIA – 06/26/08 – Afghanistan

Nathan Eroh (February 2010)
PFC. Combat Camera, U.S. Army, Ft. Mead, MD
Stevenson 2009

Michael Gregory Cox (January 2010)
Lt. U.S. Air Force, 14th Operations Support Group
Stevenson 2005
E. R. Aeronautical University 2009

John Eric Little (01/04/09)
Lance Cpl., U.S. Marine Corps, Aviation Electronics
Churchill 2008

Michael R. Rios (September 2008)
Pvt. U.S. Marine Corps
Franklin 2007

Matthew C. Helmkamp (03/10/08)
CPL U.S. Marine Corps, Military Police
Novi, Catholic Central 2007

Thomas Alan Coseo, Jr. (03/03/08)
United States Navy
Stevenson 2003
Schoolcraft College

James P. Joyce (12/14/07)
CPL, U.S. Marines, 2 BTLN C CO. 2 Plt. Iraq
Catholic Central 2006

Scott A. Gillies (10/30/07)
PFC U.S. Marines
Churchill 2002

Riley James Hamel (10/15/07)
PFC U.S. Marine Corps
DMZ, South Korea

Andrew L. Randall (October 2007)
Pvt. 1st. Bat. 8th Marine Infantry
Churchill 2007

Brian A. Laskowski (August 2007)
PFC U.S. Army, Medic
Ft. Sam, Houston, TX

John Thomas Wojnar (07/10/07)
PFC U.S. Army Medic
Franklin 2007

Andrew Watson Himm (05/21/07)
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Dental Corps
U.D. Mercy Dental School

David J. Torres (05/08/07)
Airman, U.S. Airforce
Sheppard AFB
Wichita Falls, TX
Stevenson High School

Brian Nakoneczny (2007)
PFC U.S. Marines

Christopher J. Pietryka (12/04/06)
Lance CPL, Marine Corps, School of Infantry, N.C.
Stevenson 1998
Kanoeke, Hawaii

Shilo Robertson (10/30/06)
PFC U.S. Marines
1171 Basic Water Purifier
Clarenceville 2004

Nicholas B. Walter (10/25/06)
PFC, U.S. Army
Ft. Jackson, S. Carolina
Franklin 2006

Matthew B. Ferris (10/18/06)
PFC U.S. Marines, Military Police

William Padgen (10/02/06)
PFC, U.S. Army, Combat Engineer

Michael Adrian Bochenek (09/19/06)
PFC U.S. Marine Corps Motor T

Michael Thomas Morrissey (08/18/06)
Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Field Artillery
Stevenson 2002
Western Michigan University 2006
Airborne Ranger 2007

Joshua Salyer (08/10/06)
PFC U.S. Army
1st Armored Baumholder – Germany
Clarenceville 2005

Michael Anthony (Kroll) Gibbons (07/31/06)
PFC U.S. Marines
Franklin 2006

Aaron J. Sotzen (July 2006)
PFC U.S. Army, Paralegal, 3rd Corp
Stevenson 2001
Schoolcraft 2003
University of Texas 2005

Stephen A. Reynolds (July 2005)
PFC U.S. Army, Mnt. Div., HHC 4 – 31 Inf.
Stevenson 2001

Gregory J. Arrowsmith (June 2006)
2nd Lt., U.S. Army, Field Artillery
Ft. Riley, Kansas
Catholic Central 2003
West Point 2007

Daniel James Leith (11/28/05)
Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps., Security Forces

Ross John Boughton (09/27/05)
Airman 1st Class, U.S. Airforce, Aerospace Popolsion

Mark Sabuda (09/19/05)
PFC U.S. Marines
M.P. HMX Quantico, VA

Philip Chau (08/29/05)
CPL U.S. Marine Corps
Scout Sniper/Iraq
Franklin 2002

Aaron J. Rock (June 2005)
CPL U.S. Marine Corps,  Ft. Meade, MD
Catholic Central 1998

Kenton Stenrose (March 2005)
1st Lt., U.S. Army, Corps of Engs., Al-Anbar, Iraq
Churchill 2000
Central Michigan University 2004

Nicole M. (Costantini) Haff (March 2005)
Sgt. U.S. Army, Military Police, Iraq
Franklin 1999

Andrew Belz (12/14/04)
Lance Corporal, U.S. Marines, Arabic Interpreter
Catholic Center
Central Michigan University

Charles W. Simpson, Jr. (11/08/04)
Sgt. U.S. Army, Gulf War Vet
Currently in Iraq

Corey McCourt (October 2004)
PVT U.S. Army, Iraq
Franklin 2004

Christopher R. McGuire (07/27/04)
A1C U.S. Air Force, Kadena, AFB, Okinawa, Japan
Novi High School 2002

Kian O’Donohue (September 2003)
SPC/4 Army Airborne Artillery
Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Catholic Central 2003

Ryan V. Masel (September 2003)
LCPL U.S. Marine Corps
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Catholic Central 2003

Douglas N. Bechard (July 2003)
LCPL U.S. Marine Corps
Mira Mar, Naval Air Station
Catholic Central 2003

Jason Abshire (March 2003)
LCPL, U.S. Marine Corps, Fallujah, Iraq
Catholic Central 2002

Nick I. Ramljak (November 2002)
Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps
Amphibious Tank Division
Stevenson 2002

Christopher G. Masel (November 2002)
CPL U.S. Marine Corps
Al Asad Airfield (Iraq)
Lake Orion High School 2001

Nicholas Torres (September 2002)
Stf. Sgt., U.S. Air Force
Davis Monthan AFB
Tucson, AZ

Dominic Freda (September 2002)
Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps
Machine Gunner
Stevenson 2000

Joseph A. McEvoy
Sgt. U.S. Army
Sharana, Afghanistan

Ralph McComber (September 2002)
P.O. 1 Steelworker U.S.N. Seabees
Camp Delta, Iraq    
Dearborn Heights, Crestwood 1989
Russell A. Andrews (2001)
Sgt. E-7, U.S. Army
Deployed to Iraq
Riley Junior High School
Murray High, KY 2000

Daniel K. Haff (November 2000)
Sgt., Army
Soon to be in Iraq/Afghanistan
Cedar Springs High School 1999

Terrance N. Miller (10/06/99)
Tsgt. Little Rock, A.F. Base
Franklin 1999

David G. MacDonald (1996)
Master at Arms Chief, Sea & Air Warfare
U.S. Navy, Bagdad, Iraq
Franklin 1996

Bryan M. Smylie (1994)
Major, U.S. Marine Corp
Presidential Squadron – HMX-1
Western Michigan University 1994
Washington, D.C.

Benjimin Stefan Ringvelski (1993)
Major U.S. Marine Corps
Franklin 1993
Eastern Michigan University 1995
Officer Candidate School 1995

Timothy T. Andrews (1991)
ISGT (E-8) U.S. Army
Deployed Afghanistan
Madison School, Livonia
Northwest, TN High School

Robert Jerome Collins (01/20/90)
MT/2/C  U.S. Navy Sea Duty
Son is Charles (RIP) Collins, USMCR Ret.

Margaret E. McFerren (06/08/89)
T/Sgt. U.S. Air Force
Space Systems Operator/Analyst
Clarenceville 1988

Ruth P. Love (February 1989)
USAF Reserves
Msgt. USAF Vehicle Ops. Supervisor
407 AEG/ELRS, ALI Air Base, Iraq

Andy Bodnar
CDR U.S. Navy Seabees
30th Naval Construction Regime
Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Greg W. Paavo
Sgt. U.S. Army, A Batt., 3rd Btl
321st Field Art. Reg.
Balad, Iraq 03/04
Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom

Miles A. Davis (1984)
Major U.S. Army Infantry, Iraq
Bentley High School
Eastern Michigan University

Kenneth D. Bowden (August 1981)
Sts. 1, U.S. Navy, Sonar Technician,
U.S. Customs Assignment
Recalled to active duty 07/2005