Nicolas Mejia – Veteran’s Appreciation Medal Recipient

Chapter president Geoff Baggett made a special medal presentation today.  He presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Vetaran’s Appreciation Medal” to Mr. Nicolas Mejia.

Geoff Baggett and Nicolas Mejia

Geoff Baggett and Nicolas Mejia

Mr. Mejia, a resident of Trigg County,  is a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He served in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the Cold War.  After leaving the Air Force, he went to work for NASA.

Mr. Mejia comes from a Puerto Rican heritage on his father’s side.  However, on his mother’s side of the family his roots go back to colonial Virginia.  While making the presentation, Geoff showed him some genealogical research he had done on his behalf … and how he descended from a Virginia Patriot named Joseph Flippo.  He has been enthusiastically “recruited” for the SAR.

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