Local History Collections

Collection ID: 285
Location: LH 371

(Description ID: 595696)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

Fremont Ross High School Veterans Projects (Fremont, Ohio)

LH – 371


Project Description

Scope and Content



This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2010 by Mike Gilbert, history teacher at Fremont Ross High School in Fremont, Ohio.

Project Description

These projects were completed by 10th-grade students in Mike Gilbert’s Honors 20th Century Global Studies classes at FremontRossHigh School.  Each year Mr. Gilbert assigns a project to the students where they are told to interview and/or research veterans and report on their time in the service.  Sixty-one interviews conducted by students in 2010 have been digitized and posted online at:

Scope and Content

The veterans featured in this project served in the armed forces as early as the Civil War to the present day.  The projects include factual data and memories from each veteran, as well as “editorials” by the students and essays describing how soldiers’ sacrifices have impacted their lives.  The project has evolved over the years; the more recent projects contain more data than the earlier ones.

This collection contains the projects of thirty students dating from 2009.  There is a folder for each student’s project.  Projects are on floppy disks, CDs, or flash drives.  Accompanying most of the digital records are printed copies of several pages from the students’ project.  The folders are organized alphabetically by the students’ last names.


Ac. 5791

5/6 linear ft.

Box One

1. Austin Windau, 2006-present – by Melissa Abernathy, 2010

    Wilbur Windau, World War II – by Melissa Abernathy, 2010

2. Jason Schling, U.S. Navy – by Kaylee Amor, 2010

William A. Amor, Korean War – by Kaylee Amor, 2010

3. Richard Arter, U.S. Army – by Adam Arter, 2010

    Emil Arter, World War II – by Adam Arter, 2010

4. Albert Baumann III, World War II – by Brooke Baumann, 2010

    Kathy Stierwalt, U.S. Air Force – by Brooke Baumann, 2010

5. Jack Harmon, Korean War – by Kevin Harmon, 2010

Leslie “Jim” Johnson, World War II – by Kevin Harmon, 2010

6. Charles Hottinger, Korean War– by Benton Hoang, 2010

    Keith Hottinger, U.S. Army – by Benton Hoang, 2010

7. Stacey Ley, U.S. Army – by Alex Hoffman, 2010

    Joe Halm, World War II – by Alex Hoffman, 2010

8. Brian Hall, U.S. Army – by Luke Kingsborough, 2010

    Tyler Vollmar, U.S. Navy– by Luke Kingsborough, 2010

9. Robert Wolfe, Korean War – by Rachel Laeng, 2010

    Rex Hughes, Vietnam War- by Rachel Laeng, 2010

10.  Michael Ostander, 1965-1969 – by Chris Loose, 2010

       Brenten Mackey, 1963-1966 – by Chris Loose, 2010

11.   Herbert Brooks, U.S. Navy– by A.J. Mehlow, 2010

        Merle Hirt, U.S. Air Force- by A.J. Mehlow, 2010

12.   Stacy Michael, U.S. Army – by Taylor Michael, 2010

        Andy Edmonds, U.S. Army- by Taylor Michael, 2010

13.   Dr. Harold Brown, World War II– by Sammi Miller, 2010

Edward C. Miller, U.S. Army – by Sammi Miller, 2010

14.   Scott Noftz, U.S. Marines– by Cali Pena, 2010

        Robert Noftz, U.S. Navy – by Cali Pena, 2010

15.   Myron DeMars, U.S. Army – by Michael Schwochow, 2010

        Donald DeMars, U.S. Army  – by Michael Schwochow, 2010

16.   Emerson L. Reffner, Korean War – by Shyllar Reffner, 2010

        Douglas C. Turpin, Vietnam War – by Shyllar Reffner, 2010

17.   Edward Eberly, Korean War – by Keith Wasserman, 2010

        Timothy Honaker, U.S. Marines, by Keith Wasserman, 2010

18.   Bill Westscott, Vietnam War– by Paige Weaver, 2010

        Tom Lewis, Vietnam War – by Paige Weaver, 2010

19.   Richard Norris, U.S. Air Force – by unknown, 2010

        Laurence D. Harkness Sr., U.S. Navy- by unknown, 2010