Condolences Hilding Ellingson, 212th (Hawk), 65-66

Condolences to the family of Hilding Ellingson, 212th MP CO (SD)(Hawk BN) 1965-1966. Here is his obituary:

Hilding E Ellingson Obituary

Here is Hilding E Ellingson’s obituary. Please accept Everhere’s sincere condolences.

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Hilding E Ellingson (Moses Lake, Washington), born in Aberdeen, Washington, who passed away at the age of 78, on May 7, 2020. Family and friends can send flowers and/or light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Hilding E Ellingson to show support.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, Eddie Henry Ellingson and Anne Hudak Ellingson; his wife Carol A. Stradley Ellingson; his step-children, Nadine Hathaway of Moses Lake, Nathan Gruver of Greeley, Jonathan Gruver and Daniel Gruver; and his sisters, Liz Yando, Caroline Stolldorf and Gloria Adams.

A graveside service was held on Thursday, May 14th 2020 at 1:30 PM at the Sunset Memorial Park (801 Sunset Dr, Hoquiam, WA 98550).


Condolences, Jimmy Sons, 981st 71-72 passed away yesterday.  As I understand it, he had a heart attack a few months ago and he was recovering in a home where he passed away.  If anyone has a picture of Jimmy from Nam please feel free to share it with me via email or Facebook.  It is still too early to find an obituary or any details of upcoming funeral/memorial service.  Jimmy lived in New Iberia, Louisiana.   As soon as I get any further information I will pass it on here, Facebook, and mass email.  Please keep his family and friends in your prayers and thoughts. 

Terry A. Miltner 981st 70-71

Terry A. Miltner, age 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on March 21, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on December 29, 1950 in Niskayuna, NY to the late Charles and Eleanor (Smith) Miltner, Terry was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. Terry graduated from Guilderland High School in 1969 and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1973 with the 981st Sentry Dog Handlers during the Vietnam War. For his honorable service, Terry was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Bronze StarVietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Sharpshooter (Rifle) award. Following his military service, Terry began his career at Union College, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree while working full time and raising his family. During his tenure at Union, Terry pioneered the sustainability movement, which included the installation of three wind turbines and participation in RecycleMania, a competition for college recycling programs to promote waste reduction. The beloved husband of 31 years to his wife, Karen (Farone) Miltner, Terry cherished nothing more than family and friends. He took an active role in coaching his children’s youth sports teams, Cub Scouts, and Indian Princesses/Guides programs. Terry was also an avid golfer, bowler and ardent fan of the New York Yankees. Quick to greet you with his charming smile, Terry was truly selfless. In today’s uncertain times, he would have been first to offer help to others. Even during his own medical battles, Terry still volunteered in the trials of advanced medical devices and advocated for organ donation, following his own successful heart transplant. Terry will be deeply missed by all who were blessed and privileged to know him, but will also be well remembered as the hero that he was. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his two daughters, Sarah (Patrick) Hill and Michelle (Peter) Stroe; his two sons, William (Jaime) Mattice and Christopher (Brynn) Miltner; his grandchildren, Hannah, Conor, Brooklyn and Billy; his siblings, Carol (Dick) Tubbs, Gary (Lisa) Miltner and Linda (Dick) Dexter; his brother and sister-in-laws, Leni Miltner, Janice Miltner, Joseph (Cindy) Farone, Cindy (Terry) Amrhein, Frank Farone and David Farone; and several nieces, nephews, cousins; and countless friends. Terry was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Marty Miltner and Charles Miltner, and an infant son, Jesse Miltner. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at a later time, when the family can hold an in-person gathering commensurate with the impact of his life. Memorial contributions can be made in Terry’s name to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization helping military families stay together during times of medical crisis, and which provided much support to the Miltner family over the years. Donations can be made by mail to Fisher House of Boston, PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071, or to www.fisherhouseboston.orgto donate online. To honor and celebrate Terry’s life, please also consider becoming an organ donor, so that the precious gift of life may be passed on to others.

Benjamin A. Ivey, 981st 67-68

IVEY, Mr. Benjamin Arthur, 76, U.S. Army Retired, a longtime resident of Union Springs, AL passed away, Sa-turday, December 27, 2003. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 2, 2004 at 12:00 noon from the Waymon chapel AME Church, Rev. J.C. Porham, Pastor will offici-ate. Interment with full Military ho-nors will follow in the Ft. Mitchell Na-tional Cemetery. The Caring Staff of Carter Funeral Home will direct all services. Mr. Ivey will lie in state at the church from 11 am until the funeral hour.