On Tuesday, November 9th, the addition of 47 new bricks at the Green Bay Fire Fighter Tribute took place bringing the total number of individuals curren tly recognized at teh Tribute to over 450. Included in those numbers are the most recent individuals who have left the Green Bay Fire Department since 2009. Those individuals include Captains Mark Schroeder, Dave Parmentier, and Tim Johnson, Division Chief Dan Gunn, Fire Fighters Eric Rasmussen and Melissa Jones, Mechanic Rich Neuses, and Administrative Assistant Shona Klarkowski.
From the early 1900's (pre-1920) are Fire Chief Henry Faulkner, Captain Gustave Janquart, Engineers Gus Kemps, Charles Cravillion, Victor "V.J." Cravilion, and James "JJ" Mullen. From the 1920's, research turned up the following; Deputy Chief Goldie Nellis, Captains Howard Anderson, Frank Hayda, George Sharp, Jules Simon, Clarence Steeno, Frank Weber, Edward Vanark, and Nick Herlache. Lieutenants from that period include Norman Dupont and Sam Aebischer while Engineers were Henry Bitters, Daniel Donovan, William Haase, and Otto Igl. Fire fighters recognized from the 1930's were Captains Chester Barlament and Edward Kassner and Lieutenant Clarance Shaha.
Post-1930, which might be considered the modern era of fire fighting, brought recognition to the following; Captain Milan Kraus, Lieutenant Bernard Oskey, Engineers William Zehms, Patrick "Stix" Maloney, Donald Buth and Fire fighters Myron "Mike" Pickett, John Devroy and Ben Bohachek.
Also included are fire fighters who served during the very early years that the GBFD existed. Those individuals that are part of this current addition are John Fannin from the Guardian Fire Company, A.C. Lehman, Sam Lindley, Chas. Photenhauer, Konrad Silbersdorf, John Kittner, and Edward Kittner from the Enterprise Fire Company, and Anton Remich from the Washington Hook and Ladder Company.
The Green Bay Fire Fighter Tribute is a 501 c. 3. non-profit organization with all donations being fully tax- deductible according to the IRS. Donations are gladly accepted and can be mailed to GBFF Tribute, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay, WI 54302.