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Company F Memorial
&
Monument Project

Honor • Valor • Courage
Duty • Virtue

Dedicated to properly honor those who passed through the Medina Armory and served their country in times of conflict.

14 October 2008

Company F 108th Infantry (Click to view larger image)

70th Anniversary Reunion
to commemorate Company F

16 October 2010
Ceremony at 1100 hours
at the Company F Monument
306 Pearl Street, Medina.

Reception & Private Luncheon at 1300 Hours
VFW Lincoln Post 1483
216 East Main St., Medina.

For more information, email reunion@medinaarmory.com

Company F Leaving for Train, circa 1940The Company F Memorial Committee created a monument to honor those who trained at the Medina Armory and served actively during time of conflict. This monument was erected in the Summer of 2008 and dedicated October 14, 2008. Please visit our Photo Gallery to view photos of the Dedication. We are continually researching and collecting the following:

Bill Menz & John Fuller set the 2nd tier of the monumentClick on the above links to view the revised plaques. (Will open new browser window in Adobe Reader format, pdf). Read historical archives contributed by LtCol Richard Glass in our Journal.

Company F Rosters: Once completed, the rosters were distributed and posted in local schools, veterans organizations, historical societies, libraries and county agencies as well as be mounted to the Company F monument. To submit a correction to the roster, please email us with the subject "Company F Roster Correction". Please identify yourself and relation to the individual on the roster.

Sketch of MonumentThe Company F Memorial Committee (below) is a grass roots effort and joint venture between the Orleans County Joint Veterans' Council and Medina Sandstone Society. The committee also includes family members of veterans as well as the generous support from several businesses and organizations listed below. The monument creation was funded by grants and public donations from citizens and families of War Veterans. For more information or to make an artifact contribution, please email the Monument Committee Director. To make a tax-deductible donation, download a pledge card and send a check made payable to:

COMPANY F MEMORIAL FUND
Medina Savings & Loan
11182 Maple Ridge Rd.
Medina, NY 14103
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Purchase Official Company F Memorial Merchandise by either downloading our Order Form [pdf] or
order online from our supplier's website. Proceeds to benefit the Company F Memorial.


Company F Memorial 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.

Company F Memorial Committee

  • 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

Groundbreaking Ceremony, August 30, 2007

Groundbreaking for the Company F MonumentGroundbreaking ceremonies for the Company F monument were recently held with Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Cathy Fox, Anne McElwee and Senator George Maziarz breaking ground while coordinator Bill Menz and Orleans County Veterans look on. The "prototype" Pentagonal monument on display (left) was an early model for the design. The actual monument will be made of Medina Sandstone and stand over 8' tall. Bronze plaques will be mounted on each side containing Company F rosters from the Spanish- American war, Mexican-American War, World War I & World War II. The 5th side will include a dedication to Company C.

Click on the images below to view larger images (will open new browser window). Please note that the plans are subject to change based on funding and resources. The World War II Company F Roster (left) will be printed and distributed to local veteran's clubs & offices. We are still researching the accuracy of the data and look to Company F veterans and their family & friends to provide feedback.

WWII Roster-click to open PDF image

View Plaque Designs (PDF):

Monument Blueprint

Company F Monument Blueprint

(Clicking on each image will open an new browser window)

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
  • [View more contributors in our Journal]

Company F Monument
Photo Courtesy of Pat Bellucci.
Visit our Photo Gallery to view more pictures of the Dedication, October 14, 2008.

Company F Merchandise Design

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