Company F Monument

Company F logo: Honor, Virtue, Valor, Courage & Duty

“Dedicated 14 October 2008 to properly honor those who passed through the Medina Armory and served their country in times of conflict”

The Company F Memorial Committee formed in 2007 as a grass roots effort to honor those who trained at the Medina Armory and served actively during time of conflict. It was a joint venture between the Orleans County Joint Veterans’ Council and Medina Sandstone Society. The committee also included family members of veterans as well as the generous support from several businesses and organizations listed below. They created a monument that was erected in the Summer of 2008 and dedicated October 14, 2008. The monument creation was funded by grants and public donations from citizens and families of War Veterans.

Company F Memorial Committee, 2007

  • Company F Monument Committee

    Company F Memorial Committee reviewing rosters: (seated L-R) Anne McElwee, Don Bensley and Kathy Iorio (standing L-R) Jim Freas, Bill Menz, Joe Franklin and Rich Glass.

    Bill Menz: Chairman, Company C National Guard

  • Don Bensley: WWII Vet & Company C 1st Sergeant
  • Joe Franklin: Vietnam Veteran, Helicopter Pilot
  • Rich Glass: Company C Reserve Officer, National Guard
  • Jim Freas: Korean War Vet & Orleans County Joint Veterans Council
  • Carl Petronio: Company C National Guard
  • Ron Winans: Company C Master Sergeant
  • Ann McElwee: Daughter of WWII Vet, Corporal Donald McElwee
  • Cathy Fox: Daughter of WWII Vet, Private Robert Raymondjack
  • Kathy Iorio: Daughter of WWII Vet, Private Alfred Whittleton
  • Charlie Slack: Medina Sandstone Society


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are especially grateful for the support of the community, businesses and organizations for their contributions to make this project possible:

  • Orleans County Joint Veterans Council
  • Butts-Clark American Legion Post 204
  • Lincoln Memorial Post 1483 VFW
  • Sons of the American Legion Post 204
  • Medina Sandstone Society
  • Medina Historical Society
  • Lake Plains YMCA, Brian Payne, Dean Bellack, Owen Toale, John Heveron and Board Members
  • Jim Bensley & Wayne Hale, Orleans County Planning, Development & Tourism
  • Medina Savings & Loan
  • Carl & Craig Phinney, Phinney Tool & Die
  • Cliff Fuller, Monument design
  • Lynne Menz, OCI Partners Web site & plaque designs
  • John Fuller, Concrete Construction
  • David Fuller, Concrete Construction
  • Bonnie & Tim Payne of Oak Orchard Concrete Co.
  • Bill Jones Mason
  • Galle Memorial Studio
  • ASI Modulex & Karin Yocum
  • Roberts Farm Market
  • Jim & Margaret Lustumbo, Lakewood Village
  • Mrs. Rita Fox for her WWII Scrapbook
  • Thermal Foam, Charles & Frank Wopperer Family
  • John Sawyer, Western NY Energy
  • Bob Bracey Tents
  • Journal Register
  • Ginny Kropf & the Batavia Daily
  • Joe LaBarbera-VA Med Ctr. Carpenter Shop
  • Senator George Maziarz
  • Assemblyman Steve Hawley
  • The Curtis Foundation
  • Dr. Dale Sponaugly for Medina Sandstone
  • Mrs. Donald Hare, Kent, NY for Medina Sandstone
  • The Petitt Family for Medina Sandstone
  • Maureen, Lee & Gary Blackburn for Medina Sandstone
  • Jordan Rath Masonry for Medina Sandstone
  • Village of Medina, Mayor Adam Tabelski & Board
  • Village of Medina Dept. of Public Works
  • Town of Ridgeway Highway Dept.
  • Town of Shelby Highway Dept.
  • Somerset Lumber Co., Medina, NY
  • Allied Group, Brockport, NY & Carl Petronio
  • Mark Weld, Weld Signs
  • John Kage, Ironman Welding
  • Zacher Brothers
  • Ace Flag Poles
  • Ray Guzik
  • Rev. Emily J. Frank, St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran
  • Rev. Joseph Fifagrowicz, Sacred Heart
  • Rev. James Maxwell
  • Takeform Architectural Graphics, Medina, NY
  • Artist Eric Valley
  • Boy Scout Andrew Inchoe, parents Cindy & Jonathan Inchoe & the Fiego Family for landscaping

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