The Memorial Wall, located on the campus of Brevard Community
College in Cocoa, Florida, has inscribed a list of the names of those
who have given their lives in support of American freedom. Service
men and women from World War I through the current conflict in Iraq
and Afghanistan are recognized on the wall. This memorial wall is a
part of the George F. Schlatter Veterans Memorial Amphitheater on BCC
campus. Built in 1982, the amphitheater has been the scene of the
Massing of the Colors for the last 27 years, held in remembrance of
the past and present veterans who have served their country.
years ago, we copied the names inscribed on the wall and searched the
Internet for all the information we could find on each individual. We
soon discovered that not all the names on the wall could be found on
the National Archives web site or on any other official or private
web site. We also found other individuals who were listed as Brevard
County residents or who claimed a location in Brevard County as their
hometown but were not listed on the wall. Accordingly, we have set
our own criterion for which names to list here. We have been very
liberal in our definition of a Brevard County veteran. Generally, we
have listed all the names inscribed on the Memorial Wall, all
the names we found listed by official U. S. Government web as
residents of Brevard County, all those with an enlistment hometown located in the
county, and all those whose obituary could be found in the local
is the story of those whose names are inscribed on the Wall of
Recognition. It is a collection of facts from the National Archives,
facts and tales from private websites, and obituaries and articles
published in Brevard County's Cocoa Tribune, Today and
Florida Today newspapers.
compilation and formatting by Jim and Bonnie Garmon. Lynn Pickett, of
Brevard Community College, inspired this project. We thank her for
her enthusiastic support. This document is for non-profit use only.
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We sincerely thank the management for their kind permission to
reprint them here.