Local Veterans Receive Chapter Veteran’s Appreciation Medal

This afternoon, in a private ceremony at his office, Col. Stephen Trigg member John Humphries of Princeton presented our chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal” to a fellow Caldwell County man.  The recipient was Paul W. Patterson, who served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam.

We are grateful for Mr. Patterson’s service and hope that this medal will be a humble reminder of the affection and gratitude of his community.

Veteran Paul W. Patterson and SAR Member John Humphries

Veteran Paul W. Patterson and SAR Member John Humphries

The presentation of our medal to Vietnam Veterans is a part of our ongoing relationship with the Department of Defense as a “50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner” organization.  Thus far in 2015 approximately fifteen Vietnam War veterans have been recognized.

Later in the day, John met with another local veteran.  Dale Faughn is a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Marines as a Scout Sniper.  He was in the invasion of Iwo Jima and served in the occupying forces in Japan after the war.

We are grateful for Mr. Faughn’s service and humbly honor him for his service in the Pacific during the Second World War.

John Humphries and USMC Veteran Dale Faughn

John Humphries and USMC Veteran Dale Faughn

Since the inception of the medal last year, the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter has presented it to approximately sixty veterans throughout the area.

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