Veterans Honored

Our chapter has recognized two veterans this past week and honored them with a “Veterans’ Appreciation Certificate” and a Veterans’ Medallion/Coin.”

Here are photos of our honored veterans:

U.S. Marine Veteran Jerry Swinford

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Jerry Swinford

Jerry Swinford, a Cadiz resident, is a former United States Marine, having served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion of the 7th Marines in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.  New Compatriot “recruit” Dylan Lancaster presented him with his certificate and challenge coin.

United States Army Veteran (Retired) - Ray Aquino

United States Army Veteran (Retired) – Ray Aquino

Ray Aquino is a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, serving twenty years from 1979 to 1999. His primary job was in the infantry.  He also served as the commander of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.  He served in combat in the Grenada Invasion, Panama Invasion, and Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. He has lived in Trigg County for eighteen years. He currently works part-time at the Trigg County Hospital and is attending college in pursuit of a degree.  Compatriot Glenn Greenfield presented him with his certificate and challenge coin.

**Compatriots and friends of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, if you would like to recognize a veteran in our area, please send us their name and branch of service.  We also ask for a simple donation of $5 to cover the cost of the veteran’s certificate and coin.

 

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