2010 Inductees https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/ 2010 Inductees Class of 2010 Class of 2010 https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158179322 158179322 Thomas Moore WW II Thomas Paul Moore was born in Danville, Illinois, on February 29, 1928, and lived a life of service in the U.S. Navy. Volunteering for submarine duty, Moore served as a Fireman First Class aboard the U.S.S. SEA DEVIL (SS-400) and U.S.S. SEA DOG (SS-401) during World War II. As a result of his service, he has been honored as Life Member of United States Submarine Veterans of World War II. On February 16, 1948, Moore was Honorably Discharged. At the conclusion of his service, Moore went on to pursue his undergraduate degree at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and continued on to pursue a graduate degree at Denver University. Along with being the proud husband of J. LaVonne Moore and father of his three grown children, Moore has exhibited an array of talents throughout the years, which better highlight the hard-working American we are here to honor today. Perhaps one of the best-known moments being his time at Brokensword Broadcasting Company, Moore served as President and CEO of the company from 1962-1995. Along with this responsibility, Moore also served as President of the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, Legislative Liaison for the National Association of Broadcasters, President of the North Central Ohio Broadcasters Association and proud member of the National Association of Broadcasters Small Market Radio Committee. Moore continues to be an active part of the community outside of his profession. He currently serves as a member of The American Legion, is an Ohio Northern University Life Trustee and Student Affairs Committee member and serves as President/CEO of the Crawford County Development Board, a non-profit owner of the Crossroads Industrial Center. During his 48 years of service here in Crawford County, Moore has received several notable awards including Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce 1994 Citizen of the Year, listed in Who?s Who in America, Who?s Who in Finance and Who?s Who in the Midwest, cited by The Country Gentlemen and recognized by the mayoral proclamation on February, 28, 2008, his 80th birthday, to be Tom Moore Day. https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158178482 158178482 Donald D. Diossi Korea Donald D. Diosi was born in Harrison County Ohio on November 23, 1932. Growing up in Flushing, Ohio, Diosi graduated from Flushing High School in 1950, and went on to enlist in the U.S. Navy. After the completion of basic training and various other military programs, he was given the position of Radioman aboard the USS Bristol (DD857) where he served the fall of 1951 on the Bombline and Wonsan Harbor in Korea. In 1952, while on board the Bristol, Diosi traveled toward the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean Sea and across North Atlantic to Newport, qualifying the ship for a ?Round the World Cruise.? Diosi was honorably discharged from the Navy on June 21, 1957. At the conclusion of his service, Diosi went on to attend Griswold Institute in Cleveland as well as John Carroll University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. In 1965, after years of working for Reliance Electric, RCA and The Magnavox Corporation, Diosi finally settled down in Galion with his family, where he became extremely active in the community. Not only did he serve in the American Legion and VFW, he was instrumental in the construction of the Veterans Memorial in Heise Park and the Flag Plaza at the City Municipal Building. Appointed by Judge Nelfred Kimerline in 2001, he currently serves Crawford County in the role of Veterans Service Commissioner. As a result of his service over the years, Diosi has won several awards including The Korean Service Ribbon with two stars, United Nations Ribbon, China Service Ribbon, European Occupation Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and The South Korean Presidential Citation. As a result, he holds life memberships in the American Legion, Post 243, VFW, Post 4329, Army-Navy Garrison, AMVETS Post 1979 as well as memberships in the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 51 in Richland County. Along with his military service, Doisi served the community in Galion as the Safety/Service Director first acting City Manager under the new charter, where he retired in 1995, and served as the first full-time Village Administrator in Oak Harbor. After Diosi retired, he went on to serve as the Third War Councilman until 2008. Diosi has been married to his wife, Ruth, for 57 years and has two grown children Don Jr. and Carmen Lynn. They are members of Galion Community Christian Church. https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158178484 158178484 Robert Germann Robert Germann WW II Robert F. Germann Robert F. Germann, a life-long resident of Crawford County, was born on December 25, 1924. A 1942 graduate of Galion High School, Germann went on to join the United States Army the following year, serving as an auto mechanic until he was honorably discharged on December 7, 1945. Germann worked at the Railway Express as a loyal employee for more than twenty years. Continuing his career, he made the transition to Galion Manufacturing, where he served as both an employee and supervisor for more than 15 years. Alongside his professional career, Germann became active in the community in various other facets. Joining the American Legion Post 243, he served as Honorary Commander from 1998-1999. He also held the position of Post Adjutant for 20 years, Military Funeral Detail Chaplain and Commander for eight years and Secretary and Treasurer for four years. Germann is also a Charter Member of the Galion Veterans Commission and member and past president of the Galion Lions Club. An advocate of proper American Flag etiquette, Germann strives to ensure our flag is correctly displayed and as a result of his hard work and continued sacrifice, The Crawford County Veterans Hall of Fame is proud to honor Robert F. Germann, a legionnaire who went above and beyond the call of duty in every respect. https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158178485 158178485 William White William D. White William D. White, born on December 21, 1947, graduated from Crestline High School in 1966, where he then went on to serve in the United States Marine Corp for three years. While serving, White attended several specialty schools including Vietnamese Language School, and MCI, Combat Intelligence and earned several awards including the Navy Marine Corp Medal for Heroism, Bronze Star with Combat V, two Purple Hearts, National Defense, Vietnam Service Medal with four stars, Vietnam Campaign medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Rifle Sharp Shooter Badge, Presidential Citation, Combat Action Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corp at the level of Sergeant E-5, White worked several positions over the years including driving for Brandt Distributing, owner of Main Street Wine Store and employee at Ohio Brass and the Crestline Fire Department. White currently works for UPS in Mansfield. While progressing in his professional career, White found time to give back to the community as a volunteer fire fighter, coach, and member of the DAV, VFW and American Legion. He was also a founding member of the Crestline War Memorial Committee and spends his time sharing his Vietnam experiences with students in the area. Even at the conclusion of his military service, White is still receiving awards, but this time from his peers in the community. These include Circle of Honor for more than 25 years of service and the Safe Driving Award for 28 years from UPS. https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158178486 158178486 John Henderson John Henderson WW II John K. Henderson John K. Henderson, a Bucyrus native, was born on June 29, 1927. As a young man, he moved several times, attending Bucyrus Schools, Miami High School in Florida and Lee Edwards High School in North Carolina, where he was a part of several organizations including the band, glee club, theater, Pan American Club, and several others. He went on to attend Rollins College in Florida and Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree, where he majored in Economics and minored in Accounting and Spanish. While attending college, Henderson was involved in the choir, Beta Fraternity and Spanish Club. In the midst of his schooling, Henderson served as a Radioman in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946, as well as serving inactive reserve from 1946-1948. His time serving in the U.S. Navy compelled him to join the U.S. Army ROTC during the remainder of his undergraduate program. Henderson went on to study at the University of Tennessee where he earned a Master of Science in Economics and minors in Transportation and Management. After graduation, Henderson became active in the Army and served 28 years of service. While active, he served as a Lieutenant in the Korean War, earning the Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Presidential Unit and Korean War medal with six combat action stars. Throughout the remainder of his service, Henderson received several promotions, a Captain in Germany and Fort Riley, KA, promoted to Major, instructing at the U.S. Army Transportation School in Ft. Eustis, Virginia and Thailand and Colonel in Vietnam and Germany. During the remainder of his military profession, he received several other awards including two bronze stars medals, Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Vietnam Medal with four battle stars, Join Chiefs of Staff Commendation Medal and Legion of Merit 1st and 2nd oak leaf cluster. After retiring from the service, Henderson moved to Texas where he served as the Assistant Chief/Chief of West Gulf Operations for Lykes Brothers Steamship Company for nearly 10 years. He then went on to become an Outplacement Counselor for Drake Beam and finally Proposal Manger at Brown and Root Services Division. While Henderson?s active professional career was time consuming, he still made sure to reserve time for his fellow veterans, becoming a member of the Association of the U.S. Army and National Defense Transportation Association, taking on the role of president during his time in each. He was also named a lifetime member of both the Disabled American Veterans as well as Military Officers Association. Henderson is also part of the Korean War Veterans Association and American Legion. Henderson continues to contribute to the community as he has for the last 40 years, volunteering with organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, Atascocita Civic Improvement Association, Humble Area Assistant Ministries, Atascocita Presbyterian Church and several others. It is for these reasons, the Crawford County Veterans Hall of Fame is proud to induct John K. Henderson! https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158178944 158178944 Wayne Brause WW II Wayne Brause Wayne Brause was born in Lykens, Ohio, on January 13, 1923, to parents William and Esther Brause. In 1942, he graduated from Sulphur Springs High School where he then went on to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corp., serving until 1945. Originally shipped out to Sand Diego, Brause spent time all over the world, including the South Pacific, French Samoa, Guadalcanal, New Zealand and Tarawa in 1943, Saipan in 1944, and Okinawa and Nagasaki in 1945. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corp. on December 25, 1945, at the rank of Corporal, Brause came home to Ohio. He married his wife Clara Shillinger on Sept. 29, 1946, and they now have three children, Cynthia, Edward and James and three grandsons. Throughout his professional career, Brause held several positions before retiring as the State of Ohio Director for ODOT in 1980. These positions included farming, Galion Iron Works, Farm Bureau Lumber Yard, Bucyrus Implement Co. owner, State of Ohio Engineering Service Director and Crawford County Road Superintendent. On top of his busy schedule, Brause became involved in several community activities, taking on the role of president in three separate organizations, Kearsley Elementary PTA, Crawford County Fair Board and Bucyrus Shrine Club, as well as commander of the American Legion. He also became a member of the VFW, AMVETS and the Worthy Patron of Bucyrus Chapter #3 of the Eastern Star. Since the conclusion of Brause?s service he has received three prestigious awards, the State of Ohio Department of Transportation Appreciation Award, Crawford County Democrat of the Year Award and Ed DeVol Distinguished Service Award, by Crawford County Democrats. https://www.ccvhof.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158181335 158181335