Archive for June, 2016

Caldwell County Compatriots Honor Princeton Police Officers

Posted in Uncategorized on June 16, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriots John Humphries and Robert Ward honored several officers of the Princeton Police Department on June 16.  Each officer received the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal for their prior service in the United States Military.


Honorees included:

  • Lt. Brian K Ward – U.S. Army (23 Years) – Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm
  • Sgt. Anthony J. Brown – U.S. Marine Corps (4 Years) / U.S. Army (10 Years) – Operation Iraqi Freedom (2 Tours)
  • Officer John W. Earnest, Jr. – U.S. Army (15 Years)
  • Officer Patrick W. Carroll – U.S. Army / KY National Guard (7 Years) – Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Officer Bradley A. French – U.S. Marine Corps (8 Years) – Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Officer Brent A. Madding – U.S. Air Force (8 Years – Currently Serving in Reserves) – Operation Iraqi Freedom

Chapter Hosts Dual Grave Marking Ceremony

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia


13320409_1038015312958411_7287219251730403031_oThe Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter welcomed several Compatriots from the Tennessee Society in honoring two Revolutionary War Patriots buried in the Wallonia Community of Trigg County, Kentucky.

The ceremony was held at the Wall Cemetery grave site of Joseph Fontaine, who rendered Patriotic Service in Virginia.  Since he did not have military service or a VA marker, the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter placed a special marker on his restored grave site to explain the nature of his Revolutionary War service.


The other Patriot honored was Pvt. Charles Kenady (Kennedy) of the Virginia/Kentucky Militia.  This Patriot soldier was a defender of the Kentucky frontier during the Revolution and served under Gen. George Rogers Clark in his raids on the Piqua Indian Towns in Ohio.

Due to inclement weather and copious rain on the previous day Compatriots chose not to hold a separate ceremony at the Kennedy Cemetery, which is located in a gated pasture and somewhat difficult to reach.  Instead, they honored this Patriot in the ceremony at the Wall Cemetery.


Visit here to view a complete Facebook photo album from the ceremony and event.


Princeton Times-Leader Story Today!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia