Thank you to the many Fuller-Button Family members who have served in major U.S. Wars and Conflicts
Revised 23 March 2013
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Heber Allen, b. 1743 or 1744 in Woodbridge, Connecticut, d. 1782 in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. He was a Major for the Revolutionary forces and a brother to the Revolutionary War hero and "Green Mountain Boys" leader, Ethan Allen.
Daniel Fuller b. 1761 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, d. 1863 Westville, Franklin County, New York
Adam Hawkes, Jr. b. 1743, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, d. 1778, Lynn. When he became ill in the service of his country, Daniel Fuller (above) served as his substitute.
Mordecai Soper b. 1746, England or Connecticut, d. 1824, Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont served in the American Revolution from Vermont in Captain Zebediah Dewy's Company of Militia in October 1780, and in Captain Abishai Moseley's Company for service in alarms at Castleton, June 10, 1781, and October 21, 1781.
Asa Starkweather b. 1753 Killingly, Connecticut, d. 1811 Chathum, New York
Amos Starkweather b. 1763 Killingly, Connecticut, d. 1844, Alabama, Genesee County, New York
Asa Fuller b. 1794 Vermont, d. 1881 Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan
Amasa Mansfield b. 1792 Chittenden County, Vermont, d. 1875 Almira, Benzie County, Michigan
German Button b. 1829 New York, d. 1809, Echo Township, Antrim County, Michigan, served Batty E County, 1st LA Reg. Michigan.
William Colborn, Jr. b. 1822, Cayuga County, New York, d. 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana from sickness contracted while serving at Stone's River, Tennessee. He was on his way home to recover when he died. He was in the 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery D. (great-grandfather of Andy Fuller)
Charles Fuller b. about 1846, New York, deceased (son of Asa Fuller above)
Daniel Fuller b. about 1828, Vermont, deceased (son of Asa Fuller above)
John Fuller b. about 1820, New York, deceased (son of Asa Fuller above)
Josiah H. Gray b. about 1830 St. Lawrence County, New York, d. 1862, taken sick and died at New Creek Station in Hampshire county, West Virginia in the service of his country.
Hiram Goff b. in England, immigrated in 1861. "Died on the way home from the Civil War."
Frederick Luplow b. about 1845 Germany or Baden, d. after 1894, had been wounded in service.
Peter Wesley McCrea (1827 - 1910). He served in the Union Army in the Infantry, B 44th New York.
Elijah Stata b. 1819 in Canada, d. 1896 Long Lake Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Paralyzed following the war as a result of wounds sustained in the service of his country.
Francis Wait b. 1845 Clinton, Ohio, d. 1940 Port Angeles, Washington, prisoner of war during the Civil War at three prisons, Libby, Belle Isle, and Salisbury. He served in the 26th Michigan infantry, County, A.
Chester Bailey, d. 1944, probably Benton Harbor, Michigan. Step-grandson of Maryetta (Button/Fuller) Wagner.
Robert Joseph Sanford Barney, b. 1896 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, d. 1978, Traverse City. He served in the U.S. Army.
Virgil Merrill Benedict, b. 1898 Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, d. 1989, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
John Embrey, b. ca. 1891, California, married Delana Fuller, descendant of James M. Fuller and Sally Mansfield.
George Ambrose Fuller, b. 1891 Homestead Township, Benzie County, Michigan, d. 1953, Springfield Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Grover Button Fuller, b. 1893 Springfield Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan, d. 1974, ?Trenton, Wayne County, Michigan. Grover was a career navy man who also served in World War II.
Reuben Richard Pettis, b. 1890 Ellinwood, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, d. 1969, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan.
Benjamin Albert Benedict, living, served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the occupation immediately after the war. He was promoted rapidly from Pvt. to T/4--sergeant with a military occupational specialty as a personnel administrative technician. He served at the 78th Quartermaster Base Depot Headquarters. He received an Honorable Discharge after 18 months duty in March 1948.
Glenn Lewis Button, (1920-2012) served in the U.S. Navy 1942-45 in the Pacific Theater, Marshalls, Mariannas, Philippines, and occupation duty in Korea and China.
Royce Button, b. 1912 Idaho, d. 1971 Michigan. He was in the United States Army from April 1943 to April 1946. He took Advanced Medical Training at Fitzsimmons General Hospital and served with the 1762nd Medical Detachment until he was discharged from the 999th Medical Corps.
Treva (Ditton) Button, living, served as a First Class Yeoman (Secretary) in the U.S.Navy from 1943. She took her basic training at Hunter College in New York and Yeoman Training in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was stationed at the Superintendent of Ships in Portland, Oregon through 1944 to the end of the war and then was stationed at the Discharge Center in Bremerton, Washington. In August 1945 she received an Honorable Discharge.
Gordon Luther Cherrington, living, served in the United States Navy.
Albert Chester Fuller, b. 1918, d. 1968. He served in the Army Air Corps.
Andrew Rufus Fuller, b. 1916, d. 1991. He served under George Patton in the 6th Amored Division.
Fred Forest Fuller, b. 1923 Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, killed in action 1943, Luzon, Philippines.
Harold Lewis Fuller b. 1919, d. 2011. He was a private in the United States Army, enlisting May 1941.
William Albert Fuller (Bill Jr.) b. 1921 Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan, d. 1992 Royal Oak. He served in the Navy in Korea during World War II.
William Leroy Fuller (called Leroy), b. 1918, ?Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, d. 1980, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.
Howard Hockman, living, was in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a Boatswains mate, 2nd class (right side rank which they don't use any more). He was in Air and Sea Rescue. He was stationed out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska and Sitka. He was also on an important island in the Aleutians, Attu. He was on one of the 1st boats to put the United States Army on Attu Island while Japan was there. (The only place in the war where the Japanese landed on U.S. soil.) He was discharged in January 4, 1946. He reenlisted into the Army about 1947 as a 2nd engineer and was discharged on a hardship 15 March 1950.
Lyle Howe, living, went into the Army in 1941 serving four years asnd three months, mostly with the 2nd Division - Indian Head patch. They trained in several spots including Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. In 1943 they were shipped out to Ireland. His unit was with the second wave landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy. They soon joined General Omar Bradley's 1st Army and fought across Europe and were on the left flank in the Battle of the Bulge.
Wayne Edward Johnson (1915 - 1981) served in the Army during WW II.
Johan Lagerwey (1919 - 2007) served as a Corporal in the Army Air Corps.
James Henry Lininger, living, air plane mechanic during WW II and in the National Guard for many years after the war.
Ralph McCrimmon (1925 - 2006) served in the U.S. Navy in the Philippine Islands.
Lloyd Blice Nelson, (1925 - 2006) served in the Navy.
Cecil Ringgenberg, 1920 - 2004, served in the Navy.
Alfred Floyd Emery Button (called Floyd) b. 1928, d. 2010. He was in the army for 28 months, a veteran of the Korean War although he never went to Korea. His assignment was changed at the last minute to Germany where he spent 16 months rebuilding bridges and working on water purification.
Ralph Otis Button b. 1938 Troy, Idaho, d. 1997. Served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1974, going to Korea toward the end of the Korean Conflict. He also served in Vietnam for three tours. He was a torpedo man on a PBR. Afterward, he went on to be a teacher for the navy.
Maurice Paul Deter b. 1931, LaGrange, Indiana, d. 2001, Grand Prairie, Texas. He was a career naval meteorologist.
Earl Inman Fuller, b. 1928, Springfield Township, Michigan, d. 2007, Saginaw, Michigan, served as a Sgt. and a medic in the 8th Army Army Medical Enlisted Detatchment Service (AMEDS). As a result of his position, he traveled in Korea quite a bit and made several trips to Japan. He returned home Christmas Eve 1952.
Robert Howard Fuller, living, served in the U. S. Army from February 1954 to February 1956. He was 9 months at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, 3 months at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and 12 months in Germany in the occupation forces.
Robert Judson b. 1929, living. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and was stationed in San Diego.
Earl Benedict, living, served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974. Most of his tour was spent in Germany.
Mark Benedict, living, served with the U.S. Marines. He was shipped to Vietnam but President Nixon recalled the troops while the ship was en route, so didn't serve there.
Ralph Otis Button (see Korea above)
Roger Wayne Button, living, served with the 101st Airborne unit from 1972 to 1973. He was one of the last combat solders out of country after the peace treaty.
Albert Frederick Katschke, living. Served in U.S. Navy.
Steven Paul Knapp 1951 - 2006 was a medic in the Army stationed in
Carl Albert Koch, living, served from 1960 to 1964 with the USAF during the Vietnam Era. He was stationed the full four years at Empire Air Force Station when it was a remote radar site. It is now disbanded due to the closing of so many bases and is now a National Park. His job while in the Air force was as an Air Police Officer.
David Malcom Pace, living, retired after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, including Vietnam.
Archie Elwood Tobias, 1943 - 2006, served in the U.S. Army, Signal Corps, during the war but did not go to Vietnam.
Ronald Ray Weaver, living, served in the Supply Unit with the U.S. Army at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam for two years.
Richard William Baker, living, is in the Michigan National Guard. From January 2004, Richard was deployed to Bosnia where he was the Turkish LNO (liason officer for the Turkish military). He returned home to civilian life December 2004 but was expecting to be deployed to Iraq in August 2008.
Kate Bowman, living, is a SeaBee in the U.S. Navy including a tour in Iraq.
Jeffery Bowman, living, is a Corpsman and Petty Officer, 3rd. Class in the U.S. Navy, having served in Japan. He expects deployment to Iraq in early 2009.
Fletcher Bowman, living, is in the U.S. Army and as a fire support specialist. He served in Iraq in 2009.
Bryan Anthony Dreyer, living, a Sgt. in the Marines, formerly specialized in communications and later served as a generator mechanic. He served in Iraq from about 2006 to August 2009. In September 2009 he remains on Active Duty though he has returned to the U.S. He is preparing to transfer to Active Duty Army with at least 6 more years of service before retirement.
Joseph Michael Jackowski, living, is a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, is actively serving at Camp Pendleton, California.
Charles Benjamin Knapp, living, enlisted in 2006 in the U.S. Navy for six years. He served aboard the U.S.S. Nebraska and is now land-based at Kirsap-Bangor Submarine Base, Washington.
Richard Homer Knapp, living, was in the U.S. Coast Guard for 10 years. Sea Marshall. Richard was assigned as a gunners mate at Puerto Rico until June 2003 when he was reassigned to San Pedro, California in a special Homeland Security Unit. In 2006 he transferred to Port Angeles, Washington, to a new position in Homeland Security. He is now retired and living in Wisconsin.Charles Casey Morris, living was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army for 8 years, serving with the Big Red One, 1st Infantry Division, 5th field artillery (mechanic) out of Fort Riley, Kansas and was deployed to Iraq for 13 months. He is now in law enforcement in Gilbert, Arizona.
Sean Michael Nelson, living, is a Military Policeman in the United States Army Reserves. In May 2012 he had been promoted to First Lieutenant with the 303rd MP Co. and was again overseas, stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Brian Charles Weaver, living, is a linquistic expert in the Korean language for the U.S. Air Force. He teaches the language to other military and periodically returns to Osan Air Force Base, South Korea for a year at a time.
Alan Virgil Benedict, living, served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves in the 1980's. He was promoted to Sgt.
Lyle Albert Benedict, living, served in the U.S. Naval Reserves, based at Glenview Naval Air Station during the Cold War, 1981 to 1995. His primary duities were as an aircrewman, tracking Russian submarines.
Jonathan Deville Moore, living, was a career naval officer, serving in the United States Navy Band as a pianist. In this capacity he served his country by inspiring U.S. citizens to patriotism and helped to recruit young people to service. He is now retired from service.
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