In a cRc community service event, a number of cars turned at the Norman Veterans Center to celebrate the 102 birthday of ALLEN VANN, who is a World War Two U.S. Navy Vet.
Allen is 102 years old.......
Photos by Philip Scott..thanks Philip!
CALLING ALL CLEVELAND COUNTY VETERANS!
Another great community service program, this one personally being driven by U.S. Navy Veteran Terry O'Dea....his objective is to get 200 more veterans who have ties to Cleveland County to register for their names to be engraved on the memorial wall at Veterans Park (Reeves Park). They will not engrave additional panels without the 200 name minimum but will happily do so with that amount. This is a lasting tribute to those who made the decision to serve or country. 

The requirements are minimal: Anyone with a tie to Cleveland County who has served, or is still serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces is eligible and Terry and the club are trying to get the word out. For full information about this great and lasting tribute to our Veterans, please call Terry O'Dea at 405-641-7718
You may pick up a form at one of the following places and simply fill it out:
THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT ON COMANCHE
MIDWAY DELI ON EUFAULA
MASTERTECH AUTOMOTIVE ON 24TH
RUDY'S BBQ ON HWY 9

 Our second NORMAN VETERAN CENTER appreciation parade took place on Saturday, May 23rd. Enjoy the video below. The club EXCEEDED its $600 goal (WE donated $750) to provide funding for picnic tables and umbrellas along the back side of the center. Norman has a very nice Veteran Center, one we should be proud of. The cRc is working to make it even nicer. This year we also donated hundred of recent issue hot rod and car magazines for the residents to enjoy.
Ray Waldron
U.S. Army
Ray Langley
U.S. Army
Chuck Norris
U.S. Army
(Deceased)
Ed Paulus (left)
U.S. Army
Ron Borum (right)
U.S. Air Force
Lawrence  Terry
U.S. Air Force
Terry O'Dea
U.S. Navy
Ed Paulus
U.S. Army
Bob Thompson
U.S.  Army
Bob Summers
U.S. Navy
(Deceased)
Van Harrington
U.S. Air Force
(Deceased)

Andy Carlson
U.S. Air force
Ken Dewbre
U.S. Army
Wayne Saunders
U.S. Army
David Palmer
U.S. Navy
Jock Campbell
U.S. Army
Dave Saunders
U.S. Navy
Bill Faris
U.S. Army
Tim Scott
U.S. Army
Don Garner 
U.S. Navy
Zack McCain
U.S. Army
John Kuzmicki
U.S. Army
John Peace
U.S. Navy
Juan  Villareal
U.S. Air Force
Doug Lassiter
U.S.  Army
Harold Jones 
U.S. Army
Jim Hoffman
U.S. Army
Mack Mcintyre
U.S. Air force
Terry Kelley
U.S. Air Force
Duane Brosowski
U.S. Marines
(left photo)
Glenn Curren
U.S. Army
Jerry Camp
U.S. Army
Shannon Corkle
U.S. Navy
Billy Henry
U.S. Air Force
Bill Morris
U.S. Navy
Bill Harris
U.S. Air Force
Michael Patterson
U.S. Army
Larry Matlock
U.S. Army
Fred Benenati
U.S. Air Force
Charlie Lundsford
U.S. Army
Jason Carp
U.S. Navy
Jimmie Martin
U.S. Air force
Dan Haggarty
U.S. Air Force
Walt Gage
U.S. Army
David Elliott
U.S. Marine Corp
Randy Feldon
U.S. Army
Rod Smith
U.S. Air Force
BJ Longenbaugh
U.S. Air Force
Ron Beeler
U.S. Army
Chuck Angie
U.S. Army
Brian Hunter
U.S. Army
Jeff Day
U.S. Navy
James Dustin
U.S. Army
Doane Harrison
U.S. Army
Ken Prewett
U.S. Marines 



Those we do not have photos of....

Phil Neely
U.S. Air Force

Bob Pritchard
U.S. Air Force

Randy Riddle
U.S. Air Force

Paul Bettis
U.S. Army

Cedric Wichmann
U.S. Navy


Jerry Evers
U.S. Army






Howard Boss
U.S. Army

Ed Braly
U.S. Army

Roger Gallager
U.S. Army

Larry Hinton
U.S. Army

Julie Jantz
U.S. Army

Ralph Stevenson
U.S. Air Force

Al Ginn
U.S. Air Force






Seth Brown
U.S. Army

Dusty Burnett
U.S. Army

Dane Marable
U.S. Army

R. Scott
U.S. Army

Melvin Devore
U.S. Air Force

with apologies to anyone we missed.......


Tony Fisher
U.S. Air Force (Ret.)





Jim Dudley
U.S. Army

Bill Roberson
U.S. Coast Guard

Jack Galbrath
U.S. Navy

M Pierson
U.S. Navy

Michael Kraemer
U.S. Navy


The oldest known surviving Vet from World War II turns 104.....he survived the Spanish Flu of 1918, WWII, and COVID-19........in a VA home in Oregon. A "tip of our hoods from the cRc " to Mr. Bill.....
Posted April 8th 2020 NORMAN VETERAN CENTER 
On Tuesday, April 7th about 18 classic cars and trucks assembled along the entry drive to the Norman Veteran Center for the purpose of a unique drive-by car show for our Veterans. It began with a lot of horn honking and hooting and a slow march under the rotunda and around to their social hall and patio. We made two laps in this fashion. 

The Veteran Center was fully onboard with this event and even had a number of Veterans in wheelchairs outside with their caregivers, masks in place during these unique times. Many Vets would try to name the year of the car as we slowly passed by, and most of them were "spot on". 

Other than having a brief rescue mission with two reluctant classics which decided not to idle along at the last minute, our first in a series of COVID-parades went off without a hitch. Drivers remained in their vehicles at all times and everyone seemed to thoroughly have a good time. Parade coordinator Terry O'Dea said "I was really proud of the cRc and the way everyone rallied behind this and followed our stay-in-your-car requests. 

3/19/20 VA suspends funeral honors, large gatherings at cemeteries due to coronavirus:
Ed Paulus shown below in his 1950's uniform, 
preparing to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Norman Veterans Day Parade

The following members of the cRc served with pride in
 the United States military. We thank you for your service.
Listed alphbetically by branch of service. 


CRC VETERAN HONOR ROLE (DECEASED CRC VETERANS). 
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE:

Curtis Fore                U.S. ARMY
Al Ernst                     U.S. ARMY
Chuck Norris            U.S.  ARMY
Herman Wilson       U.S. ARMY
Tom Hanson            U.S. NAVY
Bob Summers.         U. S. NAVY


UNITED STATES ARMY


Chuck Angie

Ron Beeler

Howard Boss 

Ed Braly

Seth Brown

Bobby R (Dusty) Burnett

Jerry Camp

Jock Campbell 

Glenn Curren 

Ken Dewbre

Jim Dudley

James Dustin  

Jerry Evers

Bill Faris

Randy Feldon

Walt Gage

Roger Gallagher

Doane Harrison

Larry Hinton

Jim Hoffman

Brian Hunter

Julie Jantz

Harold Jones  

John Kuzmicki 

Ray Langley 

Doug Lassiter 

Charlie Lundsford

Dane Marable

Larry Matlock

Zack McCain

Michael Patterson

Korean War Veteran - Ed Paulus 

Wayne Saunders 

Roger Scott 

Tim Scott 

(Mayor) Bob Thompson 

Ray Waldron

____________________________________

UNITED STATES NAVY


Jason Carp 

Shannon Corkle 

Jeff Day 

Jack Galbraith

Don Garner 

Terry O'Dea

David Palmer

Marshall Pierson 

Michael Kraemer 

Bill Morris

John Peace 

Dave Saunders

World War 2 Veteran Bob Summers 

Cedric Wichmann 

________________________________________________________

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE


Fred Benenati

Ron Borum

Andy Carlson 

Melvin DeVore 

Tony Fisher

Al Ginn 

Dan Haggerty 

Van Harrington 

Bill Harris 

Billy Henry 

Terry Kelley 

B.J. Longenbaugh

Jimmie Martin 

Mack Mcintyre 

Phil Neely 

Bob Prichard

Randy Riddle

Rod Smith - USAF Retired

Ralph Stevenson Jr. 

 Lawrence Terry

Juan Villareal 

__________________________________________________________________UNITED STATES MARINES


Paul Bettis 

Duane Brosowske 

David Elliott 

Kenny Prewett

_________________________________________________________

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD


Bill Roberson 


 We dedicate this page to the members of the Canadian

 River Cruisers who have served our country in the armed

 forces. If you served and are not on this list, please

 email mailto:crccarclub@aol.com and we will  add your name

 immediately.