VFW honors three more soldiers killed in action

To the Editor:

It is with great pride yet with sorrow that we at Boyd Hilton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7062 add three names to the Glenn R. Gilbert Memorial Plaque at our post.

For those who are not familiar with the memorial plaque, it was dedicated to our area service personnel who were killed in action before they could become members of our VFW Post 7062 in Altamont.

The veterans being added to the Glenn R. Gilbert Plaque are:

— Tech 4 Thomas G. Crocker, a World War II veteran of Voorheesville who was killed in action on Aug. 5, 1945. He was 28. Crocker was in the United States Army Ordnance Department, which had responsibilities including production, distribution, and training missions for the Army Ground Forces and the Army Air Force as well as procurement and maintenance of all wheeled and motored vehicles;

— First Lieutenant Eugene Jerome Curless Jr. of Medusa who was killed in action on March 25, 1968 in South Vietnam. He was 20. Curless was an unit commander with the 23rd infantry in the Army who started his tour of duty in Vietnam on Jan. 14, 1968, and was killed on the ground from hostile fire in HauNghia Province in South Vietnam; and

— Staff Sergeant Daniel Eugene Nye of Berne, who was killed in  action on Nov. 28, 1971 in South Vietnam. He was 25. Nye was a staff sergeant with the Army’s 327th infantry. He started his tour on Feb. 24, 1971 and was killed in a helicopter crash or loss on Nov. 28, 1971 in Thua Thien Province in South Vietnam.

Ed Ackroyd

Boyd Hilton VFW Post 7062

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