This site is intended to honor any Catlin area resident, past or present, or the relatives of Catlin area residents who have served in the military.  This site is open to anyone who has dedicated service to our country at any time and is not limited to war time service.  Please note the addresses for those currently serving are listed so our community can show ongoing support.

If you have a new entry or an addition or correction to existing entries please fill out the contact page. 

The Catlin Warriors site is a donation to the Catlin community by David and Gail Biggerstaff in honor of our fathers, Ed Biggerstaff and Irwin Richardson, and our son, Beau Biggerstaff who have all proudly served in the United States military.


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Ed Biggerstaff, was born April 6, 1936 in Mt. Vernon Illinois, the 9th child of Walter and Julia Biggerstaff.  Ed was active duty in the Army from 1956-1958 in the 8th Infantry Division and was stationed in Germany.  Ed moved to Fairmount in 1958 and began a 29 year career with the Illinois State Police.  He married Barabara Myrick, daughter of Lester and Ica Myrick of Fairmount September 10, 1961 and had three sons, Mark, David, and James.







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Irwin N Richardson, was born July 6, 1938 in Dahlgren Illinois, the son of Neal and Fern Richardson.        Irwin served in the Army Reserve Troop B, 1st Squadron,  106 Armored Calvary out of Paris, Il from 1961-1967 and attained the rank of Sergeant in the Scout section.   Irwin graduated from SIU in 1961 with a degree in Agriculture and worked in Agriculture lending for 35 years.  Irwin married Judy Hulvey, the daughter of Glen and Mary Hulvey of Savoy,  Il, December 28, 1963 and had three daughters, Gail Biggerstaff, Jill Dable, and Cami Wakeland, and one son, Ted Richardson.


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Beau D. Biggerstaff, son of Gail and David Biggerstaff, was born March 14, 1994 in Danville, IL.  Beau has one sister, Danielle, one brother Ben, and his black lab, Abby.   Beau was a proud member of the Salt Fork football team for 4 years including a 9-0 season and a trip to the state semi-finals.  Beau received the Boy Scouts highest honor, the Eagle Scout award his senior year in high school and graduated from Catlin High school in 2012.   Beau enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2012 and is a Cyber Systems specialist with a communications unit serving in Japan.