Commission on Veterans Affairs Honors County’s Fallen Heroes

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Commission on Veterans Affairs Honors County’s Fallen Heroes


The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring many “Fallen Hometown Heroes” with County connections dating back to World War I with detailed tributes displayed on a special website created by the commission. The tribute is especially notable as the County prepares to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.

The Commission on Veterans Affairs Fallen Hometown Heroes website honors veterans who were killed in action in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism (including Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Inherent Resolve / Operation Freedom's Sentinel / Operation New Dawn). The website includes photos and military histories of Fallen Hometown Heroes who were either originally from the County or who lived in Montgomery after their service. The site can be viewed at

“It seems that every day we are reminded of how our freedom is so special, and throughout the history of our nation, some special men and women have given their lives to protect that freedom,” said Wayne Miller, a Vietnam veteran who now chairs the County Commission on Veterans Affairs. “The Commission on Veterans Affairs wanted residents of all ages to know more about these people and our Fallen Heroes website is a great way to learn their fascinating and heroic stories.”

County Executive Marc Elrich said residents should take time to recognize the people who sacrificed their lives while serving the nation.

“Montgomery County is forever indebted to the men and women who served and gave their life in protection of our freedoms and liberty,” said County Executive Elrich. “As we honor those we lost in defense of our nation during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, I encourage all Montgomery County residents to explore this website and learn about our hometown heroes. This County will never forget them and their families for their ultimate sacrifice.”

Someone can share the story of a friend or family member by filling out the Commission’s Google form or filling out its PDF form.

Questions about the tribute program can be directed to

The following information is needed on the forms:

  • Service member’s or veteran's name.
  • Name of person submitting information and relationship to the individual.
  • Branch of service and rank.
  • Years of service.
  • Era served (WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Global War on Terror or peacetime/other).
  • Brief narrative of their service.
  • Connection to Montgomery County (where the individual currently lives, grew up, attended high school or college/university, etc.).
  • Photos (preferably one during their service and one present day).

To learn more about the Montgomery Commission on Veterans Affairs, go to

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (18)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

May they always be remembered and  may they rest in peace and love. Love and light and all the very best.

May 26, 2023 02:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... kudos to Montgomery County for honoring our fallen. May they all rest in peace and may be never forget their sacrifice.

May 26, 2023 04:27 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Roy Kelley - thank you for sharing this - we can never celebrate our veterans enough! 

May 26, 2023 04:51 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Once again Montgomery County takes the lead by showcasing those who made our freedom possible by paying the ultimate sacrifice. Enjoy your day.

May 26, 2023 05:17 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy,

What a wonderful tribute Montgomery County planned and is especially notable as they prepare to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.

May 26, 2023 05:22 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Roy what a wonderful tribute.  Will have a few tears in the crowd for sure. Bill 

May 26, 2023 05:37 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

This is a wonderful way to remember those brave men and women that paid the ultimate price for their country.

May 26, 2023 05:59 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, great post for this special weekend, and hopefully everyone will allow for some time to give tribute.

May 26, 2023 07:48 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had never heard of these military operations (Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Inherent Resolve / Operation Freedom's Sentinel / Operation New Dawn).  They are a testament to the cost of maintaining our freedoms.

May 27, 2023 06:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

May 29, 2023 08:16 AM