Welcome to RyeVets.org

This site exists to honor the men and women of Rye, N.Y. who served their country. Thank you to all of them.


In a letter to one Rye mother from Lieut. Gen. George C. Kenney, Headquarters Allied Air Forces, Southwest Pacific Area. The letter said in part:
"Theirs is a very real and very tangible contribution to victory and to peace. I would like to tell you how genuinely proud I am to have men such as your son in my command, and how gratified I am to know that young Americans with such courage and resourcefulness are fighting our country's battle against the aggressor nations."
This project has always been a community effort in conjunction with the Rye Historical Society, American Legion Post 128, Rye High School & Middle School and numerous volunteers. To our knowledge no other community has ever attempted anything on this scale and this project could serve as a template for all other interested municipalities across the United States. Please consider volunteering to help tell our veterans stories.

Where they Lived In Rye!

Use the map to view where each veteran lived in Rye during World War II - Gold Star indicates Died in Service
(For best results click on box in upper right corner, Zoom in to Rye)




OLDHAM, PHILLIP A. Bateson, Charles E.
PHILLIP A. OLDHAM U.S. Marine Corps WWII Charles E. Bateson U.S. Army Air Corps WWII
REILLY, JOHN SHERIDAN CHRISTMAN, GEORGE E. JR.
JOHN SHERIDAN REILLY U.S. Army WWII GEORGE E. CHRISTMAN U.S. Navy WWII