Archive for the Veterans Projects Category

Mallory Honors Veterans

Posted in Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on June 20, 2018 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg President Steve Mallory recently honored two of his “in-laws” during his journey home from Valley Forge.  He and wife, Debbie, made a stop in Maryland to visit with family.  While there, Steven presented our chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate to Melvin Howard, U.S. Army (left) and James LeFave, U.S. Air Force (r).  Both gentlemen are husbands of Debbie’s first cousins.

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One Amazing Veteran!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on March 14, 2018 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Bernard Rubien enlisted in the U.S Army Air Corps in September, 1940.  One year later, he was stationed at one of the army’s most exotic locations … Oahu, Hawaii.  He was an enlisted man assigned to Hickam Army Airfield at Pearl Harbor.  Two months later, he was awakened from a lazy Sunday morning’s sleep by the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor.

Thankfully, he survived that attack and went on to a stellar career in the Army Air Corps, which later became the U.S. Air Force.  He served in both World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1966.

Here is an amazing photo of his service decorations, complete with a photo from his youth.

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Bernard is now 99 years old, and living in California.  Today, thanks to Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot Glenn Greenfield, he proudly received the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.

Just look at that smile!

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Huzzah!  And thank you for your service, Col. Rubien!

Veterans Honored at Annual Thomas-Bridges Association Meeting

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on July 23, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriots of the Col Stephen Trigg Chapter honored three U.S. military veterans at the annual family reunion in Cadiz.

Dr. Brad Rankin and his son, Chad, presented the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate to World War II Veteran Gilmer Haydon Thomas.IMG_1542.PNG

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter charter member James Sumner presented medals and certificates to his “cousins,” Korean War Navy Veteran Olen Ray Thomas and World War II Veteran James Arvin Cunningham.

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We are grateful for their selfless service to our nation.

Vietnam War Veteran Honored

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on February 27, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot John Humphries has been busy seeking out and recognizing veterans throughout Caldwell County.  His latest honoree is Bob Burris, who served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War.  He presented Mr. Burris with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal at church this past Sunday.

We salute John for his excellent efforts and Mr. Burris for his service to our nation!

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U.S. Army Veteran Honored

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on February 5, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Chapter President Geoff Baggett made a quick visit to the Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, today to honor to honor two resident veterans with the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Certificate and the Gadsden “Don’t tread on Me” Challenge Coin.

Unfortunately, one of the guys was away for an appointment.  But Geoff did get to honor a U.S. Army Veteran, Garland Lyons.  Garland, thank you for your service to our country!

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Shopping for Veterans!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on December 11, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

In November the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter received a sum of $500 as a “grant” from the Kentucky Society SAR for veterans’ causes.  The Pennyroyal Veteran’s Center in Hopkinsville provided a big “wish list” of items needed by the residents at their center so that we had a shopping guide for the $500 gift.

This week chapter president Geoff Baggett, accompanied by his wife, Kim, and daughter, Katie, took the cash to Wal-Mart and attacked the list!  They purchased a basket full of winter coats, gloves, winter caps, umbrellas, socks, underwear, t-shirts, and house slippers.  It was amazing how quickly $500 disappears!

The items are on display for this weekend’s annual dinner.  They will be delivered to PVC early next week,

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Beds for Vets!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support on November 3, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

We have discovered a very important need among the veterans who complete the structured program at a nearby Veteran’s Center and prepare to move out into their own apartments.  Many of them do not have a bed to sleep on!  This essential piece of furniture can be an overwhelming expense for men who are just getting back out on their own.

So some of the men of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter have taken action to help meet this need!  We obtained a simple construction plan and materials list for a single bed.  Such a bed can suffice for someone until they save the funds to buy the bed of their choice.  We built two beds earlier in the year and delivered them to veterans in need.

This week Compatriot Glenn Greenfield, owner of a local construction company in Cadiz, managed to secure a lumber donation from a supplier in Hopkinsville to provide enough materials to build two more beds.  Today, chapter vice-president Steve Mallory cut, sanded, and assembled two more beds!

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Chapter president Geoff Baggett will deliver the beds to the veteran’s center on Thursday.

Once again … the men of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter are doing “whatever it takes” to honor and assist our military veterans!