military wall of honor in hallway

Military Hall of Honor

The Crawford AuSable School District Military Hall of Honor recognizes veterans with plaques indicating their service in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf or the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A small asterisk (*) appearing next to an individual's name depicts service in a combat zone.

The Inception of the Military Hall of Honor

The Crawford AuSable Board of Education, proud of our brave and unselfish service members who went to school in Crawford County, wanted to recognize their service on behalf of the United States of America with a program entitled the Crawford AuSable School District Military Hall of Honor. The proposal was introduced by board trustee Jim Tobin to the audience at the annual Grayling High School Veterans' Day assembly on November 11, 2004.
On Memorial Day 2005, an inaugural ceremony was held in the GHS Joseph Stripe Auditorium for veterans, friends and relatives to honor those who served in the U.S.A.'s armed forces. A Military Wall of Honor was then established in the high school along the wall opposite the school cafeteria.

To Nominate a Veteran

Many veterans' names were submitted prior to the inaugural ceremony on May 30, 2005. Additional names of those who attended Grayling High School or Frederic High School and have served our country can be added at any time. To nominate a veteran, please print a nomination form from this web site or obtain one from the Crawford AuSable School District Office. 
Nomination Form

Please mail your form to the following address:

The Veterans' Committee

c/o Crawford AuSable School District
1135 North Old U.S. 27
Grayling, MI 49738


To find inductees on a panel:  

  1. Select the page on which their last names appear

  2. Their names will show: Name, Service Branch and Location on the Military Hall of Honor

  3. Names with locations are labeled: Panel, Row, block


Panel A, Row 3, block 1

* Before a name denotes combat service










Military Eras




World War I


Panel A, Row 1, block 1

World War II


Panel A, Row 3, block 1

Korean War


Panel E, Row 3, block 1

Vietnam War


Panel F, Row 2, block 1

Persian Gulf War


Panel H, Row 1, block 1

Iraq/Afghanistan War


Panel H, Row 5, block 1


for all conflicts

Separate Panel

Military Hall of Honor Donors

Panel A

  • Donated in the Memory of Jack Alef, World War II Veteran

  • Donated by Don & Puff Denton, Children & Grandchildren in Memory of Joseph Kolka,
    Private 6th Battalion, 339th Infantry Brigade, Polar Bear Division

Panel B

  • Donated by the Hatfield Brothers - Harold, Hazen, Mick, Warren, Howard, Jim, Carl, Roger

  • Donated by Grayling Eagles #3465

Panel C

  • Donated by Jim & Dianne Tobin &Sons

  • Donated by Terrence Bloomquist & Associates

Panel D

  • Donated by Hart Motors - GMC Pontiac Buick

  • Donated by the Medicine Shoppe

Panel E

  • Donaled by AuSable Eye Care - Dr. William Dean and Dr. Rob Aubry

  • Donated by The Grayling Rotary

Panel F

  • Donated by the Grayling Lions

  • Donated by DuBois Lumber

Panel G

  • Donated by Brad & Charlene Scheer & Family

  • Donated by Sylvester's

Panel H

  • Donated by the Crawford County Avalanche

  • Donated by American Legion Post # 106

Panel I

  • Donated by the Crawford AuSable School District Veterans' Committee

  • Donated by Fick & Sons

Additional Donors

  • Grayling VFW Post #3736

  • John Cuthbertson

  • Thomas & Doris Yoder

4 Star Donors

  • American Legion Post #106

The Military Hall of Honor Veterans Committee extends its appreciation for the outstanding financial support received from our local American Legion Post #106. Without their generous contributions, the Military Hall of Honor would probably have not come to fruition.