World War II Roll of Honor
Transcribed and submitted by Patricia Morrow, Windham Town Historian
This framed print, measuring approximately 16 by 24 inches, hung
for many years in the lobby of the Maplecrest Post Office when it was located in
the Morrow building at the intersection of County Routes 40 and 56. It was
purchased by Postmaster Valentine W. Morrow, and is now in the possession of his
granddaughter, Patricia Morrow.
The blue and red design was printed by C. R. Gibson & Co., Norwalk, Conn., a company best known for its greeting cards. "Roll of Honor" is printed at the top and "Enlisted in Our National Defense" is below that. There were three blank columns for "Name," "Entered Service" and "Branch of Service." A local calligrapher added the names of seventeen men, along with their branch of service, but the date each man entered service remains blank. Presumably all
of these men were residents of the hamlet of Maplecrest, Town of Windham, at the time of their enlistment. Several names are not familiar. Perhaps they were working on local farms or at the Sugar Maples Resort.
Note that the Air Force was known as the Army Air Corps at the time this list was compiled, thus some of the men listed as being in the Army were actually in the Army Air Corps.
Richard Fancher * - Army
Leonard Fancher - Army
Reginald Disbrow - Army
Elwood Morrow - Army
Lawrence Fink - Army
Clifford Westley - Army
Raymond Lewis - Marine Corp.
Robert Rhodes - Army
Edward Cocyout - Navy
Earl Ostrander, Jr. - Navy
Clifford Planck - Army
Clinton Drum - Army
Edward MacGlashan - Navy
Ellsworth Roe, Jr. - Army
J. Elmer Dunham - Navy
Albert Hoyt - Army
John Robinson - Navy
* A silver star was placed next to the name of Richard Fancher who died in
the Philippines in 1945.