93 white crosses honor fallen U.S. servicemen
On Saturday, May 20, the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, under the direction of Paul Jesberger, placed 93 white crosses on the hillside below the St. Mary's Church. These crosses are inscribed with the names of the 93 men whose home was St. Marys and who died in the service of our country from 1861 to the present. They ranged in age from 18 to 45 years. They were fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, uncles, cousins, priests, and neighbors. St. Mary's Church will remember these men and their ultimate sacrifice at the 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening Mass. The crosses will be blessed at the conclusion of the Mass followed by a rifle salute by the Servicemen;s Burial Detail and the playing of Taps. Peter Albel, Emmeran Bleimel, OSB, John Dippold, Benedict Heindl, OSB, Charles Herbstritt, Joseph Hoffman, Franz Stauffer; John Curry, Harry Haas; Roman Bauer, Benard Behringer, Wesley Davis, Jacob Dippold, Abner Donachy, Bert Hoffman, Earl Kissel, Clarence Lanzel, Ottomar Lion, John Nelson, John Perry, Merle Rhone, John Robinson, Fred Schatz, John Schatz, Henry Seel, Edgar Wainwright; Robert Barsa, Regis Barrett, OSB, Patrick Caskey, Walter Cheatle, Orester Cornelio, Joseph Daniels, James Dinsmore, Edward Dippold, Joseph Donachy, Jr., Floyd Ehrensberger, Joseph Feiley, Regis Feldbauer, Patrick Friedl, William Geeck, Paul Geyer, William Geyer, Lionel Goodrow, Henry Grotzinger, Larry Harlan, Harry Heiberger, Albert Hillebrand, George Hnath, John Horvatin, James Johnson, Gerard Keller, William Kordon, William Lechner, Quentin Lecker, Eymard Luhr, Jordan Luhr, Richard Meyer, Lemar Nicklas, Leo Pichler, James Sarginger, LaVerne Schatz, James Shields, Richard Steele, Henry Valentine, John Williams, Burton Wilson, Ambrose Wortman, Jack Young, John Young; James Fleming, Regis Krug, Emanuel Quatroche, Joseph Rollick, Robert Young; Howard Baker, Robert Bobenreith, Jerome Eckert, George Harper, Robert Heffner, Francis Klaiber, Donald Luhr, John Paropacic, Jerome Sain; Louis Brendel, William Clancy, David Fritz, Paul Hasselman, John Herbst, Michael Herbst, Richard Herzing, Roger Herzing, David McLaughlin, Eugene O'Brien.