World War II Minority Veterans Monument at the Oncenter: Time to Reflect on the Sacrifice Made by Minority Veterans of Central New York


On its dedication on Aug. 27, 2005, the black granite wall included the names of 245 veterans. On the wall above the Monument are photos of two men PFC Charles Latham, Buffalo Soldier & 489th Engineer Water Supply Division and Sergeant Albert A. Tarbell 82nd Airborne Division. These men are just representative of the diverse minority group members who served our country during World War Two. Made possible by the commitment by former Onondaga County Legislator, Lovie Winslow.

Latham and Tarbell Portrait Minority War Memorial at OnCenter

America’s “Minorities” or people of color have fought and died in wars since our nation’s birth. There are hundreds of thousands who fought in WWII and other conflicts that were never recognized for their service. Therefore, the existence of the World War II Minority Veterans Wall of Honor is especially important as we celebrate Veterans Day.

The monument at the OnCenter’s entrance on S. State Street consists of 245 names engraved on a black granite wall it includes blacks, American Indians, Latino Americans and Asian-Pacific Islander Americans of all World War II services, including the Merchant Marine.

Here’s a listing of the names on the wall at its 2005 dedication. It includes blacks, American Indians, Latino Americans and Asian-Pacific Islander Americans of all World War II services, including the Merchant Marine. Veterans must have lived in Onondaga County at some time in their lives. Branch of service is not known for all on the list.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Frank V. Adams, Army
  • David P. Agnew Sr., Army
  • John C. Agnew, Army
  • Valley Allgood, N/A
  • James Lawrence Anderson, Army
  • Warren Timothy Anderson, Army
  • Milton Babcock Jr., Navy
  • Louis Beckman, Army
  • Matthew T. Bell, Army
  • John B. Betsey Sr., Army
  • Eugene Blue, Army
  • Harold N. Braithwaite, Army
  • Curtis Brown, Army
  • Odis Brown, Army
  • Ophius Brown, Army
  • Leslie Bucktooth Sr., Army
  • Edward A. Bullard, Army
  • Roy J. Catalfamo, Army
  • Louis D. Christiano, Army
  • Granville Clemons, Army
  • Johnson Cook, Navy
  • Cecil Chester Cooper, Navy
  • Louis Mayhew Credle, Army
  • John William Cree, Air Force
  • Joseph W. Cree, Army
  • Robert B. Chestnut, Army
  • Lyn Harold Crouse, Army
  • Marvin Crouse Sr., Army
  • Robert Crowder, Army
  • Timothy P. Crowell, Army
  • Morgan Joseph Curry, Army
  • Thomas Peter David Sr., Navy
  • Marion Davis, Army
  • Roy L. Davis, Army
  • Walter Davis Jr., Navy
  • Donald Dawson, Navy
  • Romie Lee Days Sr., Army
  • Charles Albert Dixon, Army
  • Kenneth L. Dixon, Army
  • Alfred Doctor, Navy
  • John Dowdell Sr., Army
  • James L. Dubose, Army
  • Arthur Lembert Dunbar Sr., Army
  • Curtis Dunbar, Army
  • Freddrick Dunham, Army
  • Marvin Edge, Army
  • Vester Edge Jr., Army
  • Desport Edwards, Army
  • Raymond Elm Jr., Navy
  • Walter Elm, Navy
  • Isiah Farmer, Army
  • Freeman Finch, Army
  • Thomas Miles Fleming, Army
  • Daniel Frost, Army
  • Nelson Frost, Army
  • Winston H. Gaskin, Army
  • Charles Reginald George, Army
  • Robert E. George Sr., Army
  • Robert George, Army
  • Ronald J. George, Army
  • Russell George Sr., Army
  • Ambrose Gibson, Army
  • Andrew Gibson Jr., Army
  • Calvin Gibson, Navy
  • Donald Gibson Sr., Army
  • John Gibson Sr., Army
  • Maurice Gibson, Marines
  • Clarence Eckel Glenn
  • Thomas Godley, Army
  • Thomas L. Goldthwait, Army
  • Raphael Gonyea, Army/Air Force
  • Thomas P. Goslowski, Army
  • David Green, Navy
  • Loren Green, Army
  • Warren Green, Army
  • Wallace Greene, Marines
  • James Herman Griffin, Navy
  • Julius Hall, Army
  • Denvil Hammons, Army
  • Samuel Harvey, Army
  • William T. Hicks Sr., Navy
  • Leon John Hill, Navy
  • Oliver Hill Sr., Army
  • Richard Hill, Army
  • Willard Hill, Navy
  • Eddie Hollis, Army
  • Charles E. Holt, Army
  • Eli Homer Sr., Navy
  • James Homer, Navy
  • Wilbert Homer, Navy
  • Moses Honor, Army
  • Elliot Honyoust, Army
  • Madeline Honyoust, Army
  • William Bill Honyoust, Army
  • Nathan W. Howard, Navy
  • Robert Howard, Army
  • Vincent H. Hunt, Army
  • Eddie Jackson, Air Force
  • Arthur Jacobs, Army
  • Ernest Jacobs, Army
  • Sherman Jacobs, Army
  • Louis Jacques, Canadian Air Force
  • Mahlon R. Jeffries, Navy
  • Charles E. Johnson Jr., Army
  • Charles E. Johnson Sr., Army
  • Fred E. Johnson, Army
  • Herbert A. Johnson, Army
  • Robert Johnson Sr., Navy
  • Sidney L. Johnson, Air Force
  • Willard A. Johnson, Army
  • Woodrow Johnson, Army
  • Arthur W. Jones Jr., Army
  • Clarence B. Jones, Army
  • Ernest Jones, Marines
  • Jimmie L. Jones Sr., Army
  • Hiram Harold Jones, Navy
  • Louis Leon Jones, Navy
  • Moses Jones, Marines
  • Nelson LaForte, Marines
  • Joseph LaFrate, Army
  • Charlie W. Latham, Army
  • Dave Leverette Jr., Navy
  • Cornelius A. Lubo, Army
  • Emmet Lyons, Army
  • James “Tiger” Lyons, Army
  • Jack M. Mable, Army
  • William Thomas Mabry Jr., Army
  • Ernest Joseph Mallery, Air Force
  • Clifton E. Marshall, Army
  • Andrew J. Mathews, Army
  • Walter McClairy, Army
  • Frederick C. McClaude, Navy
  • Joseph W. McDougall, Army
  • James McKinley, Army
  • Alfred McKinnon, Army
  • Herold Miller, Army
  • Kenneth T. Miller Sr., Army
  • David Mims, Army
  • Clarence Moody, Army
  • B. Morgan, Army
  • Henry Graham Moore, Army
  • Kenneth C. Morris Sr., Army
  • Harvey Moses Sr., Army
  • Lawrence Moses, Navy
  • Charlie Myles, Army
  • Raymond M. Newport Sr., Navy
  • Bernard Nolan, Marines
  • Leo Nolan Sr., Navy
  • Jesse S. Oneal, Army
  • Luther Owens, Army/Air Force
  • Anthony Ozark, Navy
  • Miguel Estrada Padilla, Army
  • Jose Pagcaliwagan, Navy
  • Robert Junious Paige, Army
  • Angus Papineau, Navy
  • Anna Mae Papineau, WAC/Army
  • Mitchell Papineau, Marines
  • Ernest J. Pelkey, Navy
  • Braxter Pettiford, Army
  • Harold Pierce Jr., Navy
  • Lynn Pierce, Navy
  • William W. Pierce, Navy
  • William Polk, Marines
  • Benjamin Powless, Army
  • Henry Powless, Marines
  • Leslie Powless, Navy
  • Richard A. Powless Sr., Army
  • Timothy Powless, Navy
  • John C. Pullins, Army
  • James B. Redfearn, Army
  • Rudolfo N. Reyes, Army
  • Robert T. Rhoades Sr., Navy
  • Floyd Rice, Air Force
  • James E. Richards Jr., Army
  • Donald Honyoust Rockwell, Navy
  • Arthur Ryan, Army
  • Earle M. Scoggins, Air Force
  • George W. Scott, Army
  • Michael John Scott, Canadian Army
  • Thomas J. Scott, Army
  • Chapman Schenandoah Jr., Navy
  • Nelson Paul Schenandoah, Navy
  • Ralph Schenandoah, Army
  • Exandine Shenandoah, Marines
  • Frederick Shenandoah Jr., Army
  • Willie Sherman Sr., Marines
  • Roger Sherrill, Navy
  • Leroy Simmons, Army
  • Jesse C. Simpson, Army
  • Roosevelt Sims, Army
  • Anthony John Singleton, Army
  • Wilbert A. Singleton, Army
  • Ledger Slater, Army
  • Smith, Army
  • Willard D. Smith, Army
  • Leo J. Smoke, Army
  • Leon Smoke, Navy
  • Percy Smoke, Army
  • William Peter Smoke, Marines
  • Marion Stanfield, Army
  • Robert Stanley, Navy
  • James Stewart, Army
  • Gilbert Stout Sr., Marines
  • Albert A. Tarbell, Army
  • Leslie Joseph Tarbell, Marines
  • Michael Robert Taylor, Army
  • Alfred Thomas, Army
  • Arthur Thomas Sr., Army
  • Edson Thomas, Army
  • John Thomas Sr., Marines
  • Kenneth Thomas Sr., Army
  • George Thompson Jr., Army
  • Miles Thompson Sr., Navy
  • Paul E. Tisdell, Army
  • Arthur Lee Todd, Navy
  • Raymond L. Triche, Army
  • Edward M. Tucker Jr., Army
  • Floyd Benjamin Tucker, Army
  • Frederick Lee Tucker, Marines
  • Conrad Vanderpool, Air Force
  • Sheldon Vanderpool, Air Force
  • Wesley Vanderpool, Air Force
  • Louella Vanevery, nurse, Army
  • Michael B. Ventrone, Army
  • Thomas Allen Warren, Air Force
  • Emerson Waterman, Army
  • Gene Waterman, Navy
  • Paul Waterman, Navy
  • William A. Weaver, Army
  • Charles Webster, Army
  • Jacob Webster, Army
  • Richard Webster, Army
  • Thomas Webster Sr., Navy
  • William Webster, Army
  • Henry J. Werts, Army
  • Howard P. White, Army
  • Woodrow White, Army
  • Thelma A. Whitted, Army/Air Force
  • David E. Wilkins, Army/Air Force
  • Duane Williams, Navy
  • Kelly N. Wilson, Army
  • Aubrey D. Winslow Sr., Army
  • Michael Henry Wolek, Army
  • James L. Young, Army
  • John William Young, Navy