Archive for January, 2015

Pennyroyal Veterans Center Visit Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Support on January 30, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots Dennis Adams and Geoff Baggett visited the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville this afternoon.  They delivered several items and gift cards that compatriots at Crossroads Fellowship have collected through their church.  In addition, they recognized two resident veterans and honored them for their military service with the Veteran’s Appreciation Certificate and Challenge Coin.

PVC Visit 01.30.15

Jason Martin – U.S. Air Force, Tyler Williams – U.S. Army, and Compatriot Dennis Adams

 

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Chapter Honors Former Kentucky State Representative And U.S. Navy Veteran Mike Cherry

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on January 29, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot John Humphries honored former Kentucky State Representative Mike Cherry of Princeton today with the chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.”  Rep. Cherry is the highest-ranking military official in the Kentucky General Assembly, having retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain after twenty-seven years of service.  He served in the Vietnam War.

The Princeton Times-Leader newspaper covered the presentation, and will soon feature a story about Rep. Cherry and his military service!

John Humphries and Mike Cherry

John Humphries and Mike Cherry

Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era Story from January 26

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press, Scholarships on January 29, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We just discovered that the Kentucky New Era ran an announcement on Monday from our press release in December.  It tells about our awards and scholarships given in December.  This is incredible exposure for our chapter in thousands of homes!

Kentucky New Era - January 26, 2015

Kentucky New Era – January 26, 2015

H.C. Beck Story in the Times Leader!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Newspaper / Press, Veteran's Appreciation Medal on January 28, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Beck Story

Event Announcement!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, George Washington, George Washington's Birthday on January 22, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

GW Birthday

Princeton Times Leader Story Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal on January 21, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Times Leader ran a great story today about one of our Vietnam War recipients of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal!

SAR Story

World War II Veteran Honored Today

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on January 20, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot John Humphries decorated a good friend of his today.  He awarded the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal to Mr. Richard G (Dick) Morgan of Princeton.

Dick Morgan and Compatriot John Humphries

Dick Morgan and Compatriot John Humphries

Richard G. (Dick) Morgan, Sr. was born March 12, 1917 at 607 N. Jefferson Street and graduated from Butler High School in 1935. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in February 1942. He was deployed first to Scotland and then boarded a ship for North Africa. Dick was part of the Allied offensive that retook the Kasserine Pass during the Tunisian Campaign. From there he was sent to Italy and was on the Island of Capri in 1944 when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

After spending 28 months in foreign service, he returned to Princeton and become involved in the family businesses. He is a licensed funeral director and served as President of the state Funeral Director’s Association. He has been an active member of the Princeton Rotary Club since 1945. He is married to Charly Anna Lester and they have 6 children. His son, Rick, is the third generation to own and operate Morgan’s Funeral Home. Dick and Charly are members of Central Presbyterian Church where Charly is an active Elder and Lay Minister.