Remembering The Fallen

Remembering the service and sacrifice of National Guard SPC Brandon Stout of Kent City, MI, 1/22/2007.

Remembering The Fallen

Today we remember and honor the service and sacrifice of Marine Reserve LCPL Luis Castillo, of Lawton, MI,  1/20/2007.

Waterford veteran credited with providing tip after veterans memorial money envelope taken

Waterford veteran Brandon Vickery, left, wrote down stranger’s license number while at Tom’s Coney Island, and later when Tom’s owner Liz Sinishas, right, realized veterans’ memorial money from a counter display was missing, she was able to alert police with that plate number. Waterford police arrested the man less than an hour later. The candy display is on the right. Photo by Carol Hopkins, The Oakland Press

Tom’s Coney Island in Waterford staff and friends were happy Waterford Police were able to recover veterans memorial money taken Jan. 2. From left to right, waitress Maria Mason, fund director Skip Bushart, Tom’s owner Liz Sinishas and veteran Brandon Vickery. Photo by Carol Hopkins, The Oakland Press


To contribute to the Oakland County Military Fallen Heroes Memorial, visit or mail a contribution to Fallen Heroes Memorial Foundation, 711 Reynolds Dr., Waterford MI 48328.

Tom’s Coney Island is located at 7538 Highland Road in Waterford.

A suspicious active-duty veteran is being credited for helping police track down men accused of taking cash intended for a Pontiac area veterans memorial.

Brandon Vickery, 28, of Waterford –– a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army National Guard –– was sitting at Tom’s Coney Island lunch count in Waterford the late afternoon Jan. 2 when two men came into the restaurant located across from MJR Theaters.

Near the cash register is a display with candy bars and an envelope for anyone who wants to donate to the Oakland County Fallen Heroes Military Memorial, run by Skip Bushart of Waterford.

Remembering The Fallen

Today we remember the service and sacrifice of  Air Force TSG Matthew Schwartz of Traverse City, MI, 1/05/2012.

A New Year

Today we wish all a Happy New Year and look forward to the coming new year.  We all pray that we will not have to add any new fallen heroes names to our roster.  The Foundation looks forward to building more memorials in 2015 as we continue to honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for great country!!

Douglas E. Sloan

Army MAJ

Died 10/31/2006

Age 40

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