Joe Rebuck from Boy Scout Troop 154 led a group of volunteers to install a flagpole, and roses at the Vietnam Memorial located at the intersection of Watson St, Wingfoot Way and Malasia, in the Goodyear Heights neighborhood.

Joe personally built all of the benches, as part of his Eagle Scout Project, and organized the installation.

The location has had three permanent markers at each corner of the property.  They were installed many year ago. Since the metal plates were even with the ground it was hard to distinguish the memorial site. The new flagpole and benches provide the appropriate setting for the memorials.

Listed on the plaques are the following names: We believe all of the soldiers listed were from the neighborhood and served during the Vietnam War years.

William Glenn                James Aydell                     Wayne Roland                Donald Hoffman

Allen Ward                     Robert Stoltz                     Ronald Fischer               Andy Petty Jr.

David Hoffert                 Maurice Newman Jr.

Click for Lisitng of all soliders from Akron Ohio.

The first official flag raising will be on Saturday July 26 at Noon. Please stop by if possible.  The RIGHT Committee (Residents Improving Goodyear Heights Together) will host the ceremony, which should last about 30 minutes.

All are welcome to attend,

If you have any questions please contact either

Sharon Connor, President RIGHT Committee – 330-784-6623

Mike Herhold, Project Coordinator – 330-784-4012