Every year on Memorial Day, the VFW Auxiliary places flags over the graves of veterans buried in the Bloomfield Cemetery. With Memorial Day fast approaching, Joe Skrivan is reaching out to the public.
The Auxiliary uses a list of veterans’ names to place these flags each year. Skrivan has taken the names from this list and has made it his mission to find out which branch every veteran belonged to. He is asking for the public’s help.
“What is needed is the branch of service that they served in if there are any family members or friends who knew them,” Skrivan said.
His goal is to match as many names to a branch as possible so the branch may be put next to their names on the future Bloomfield Veterans Memorial. If there are veterans whose branch still remains a mystery, Skrivan will place their name on the memorial with Military in place of their branch of service.
If anyone has this information, please contact Joe Skrivan, PO Box 367, Bloomfield NE 68718 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 402-841-1027 or 373-2330 and leave message.
The following is a list of names who need a branch of service:
Doering, JamesEisenhauer, Fred
Mettlen, Dr. J. Harvey
Prescott, C. H.
Tucker, S. W.