Archive for the Veterans Category

WWII Veteran Honored

Posted in Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Support, World War II Veteran, World War II Veterans on April 8, 2017 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Ron Drennan of Owensboro recently honored a World War II veteran in his community with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and Certificate.  James Beller served in the United States Army.

We salute Mr. Beller, an honored citizen of our “greatest generation.”

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Mallory Men Honored

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on August 13, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Vice-President Steve Mallory attended the annual Mallory Family Reunion today.  He took advantage of the opportunity to honor two brave veterans.  He presented each of them with the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.  The father and son duo are pictured below.  On the left is C.P. Mallory, a World War II U.S. Army Veteran and his son, Brent Mallory, who also served in the U.S. Army.

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We thank them both 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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Compatriots Speak at Central Presbyterian in Princeton

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Speakers Bureau, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on February 22, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Caldwell County Compatriots John Humphries and Robert Ward joined forces this past Sunday to bring a presentation on the SAR to the men of Central Presbyterian in Princeton.  The men shared about their experiences in the SAR and encouraged men to join.  And while at the breakfast they took the opportunity to recognize a very special veteran: U.S. Army Veteran Lowell Murray who served in the Vietnam War.   They honored him with the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter’s “Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.”

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Compatriots Honor Four Caldwell County Veterans

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, Veterans Support on January 10, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Princeton resident and Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Compatriot John Humphries has been busy gathering information on veterans in his home county of Caldwell, Kentucky.  This morning he hosted a breakfast and presentation ceremony at the Central Presbyterian Church in Princeton.  Caldwell County Compatriot Robert Ward assisted him in doing the honors.

Veterans honored included:

Bob Hayes - U.S. Army

Bob Hayes – U.S. Army

Bob Hayes was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army after completing ROTC training at the University of Kentucky. He ranked third in a class of 160 and had the opportunity to choose an area other than infantry or armor. Bob chose the medical services corps. Bob began his military service in June 1969 at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. After six months of training he was sent to Fort Dix in New Jersey to prepare a new field hospital for Vietnam, which was completed six months later but never used. While stationed at Fort Dix Bob also spent one week on duty in New York City. During a postal strike he was sent to an office near Madison Square Garden and helped sort the mail.

Bob received orders to Vietnam in 1970 but they were rescinded when it was learned that his older brother Jim was serving a third tour of duty in Vietnam. Bob was sent to South Korea instead.  In Korea Bob was the supply officer for a medical group.

Bob Davis - United States Marine Corps

Bob Davis – U.S.  Marine Corps

Brian Davis enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1990 and served for 20 years. Brian participated in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait. He subsequently served at Camp Lejeune and on numerous Navy amphibious assault ships. He was deployed as part of the UN peacekeeping team in Bosnia/Herzegovina and later stationed in Japan. After 9/11 he worked for the Marine Corps’ chemical biological response team outside Washington.

James "Dog" Menser

James “Dog” Menser – U.S. Marine Corps

James “Dog” Menser was on a plane to Parris Island, South Carolina two 10 days after he graduated from high school in 1993. James was in the U.S. Marines for eight years. He was trained at Parris Island and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. James served as a crewman on an amphibious assault vehicle, also called an Amtrak. James was based at Camp Pendleton in California but traveled the world visiting Hawaii, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the UAE, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. He trained Kuwaiti soldiers between the two Gulf Wars. He served in Somalia at the age of 21 after the Black Hawk Down incident. James helped provide security for UN peacekeeping forces from Bangladesh and Pakistan when they decided to withdraw. When he was not deployed James served at Camp Pendleton’s rifle range and eventually became a marksmanship instructor.

 

Joe Shore - United States Marine Corps

Joe Shore – U.S. Marine Corps

Joe Shore served in the Marine Corps from 1969 to 1971. He was trained as a radio field operator but served in Vietnam for a year in a different role.  Joe handled “S&C,” “Secret and Confidential,” documents related to the conduct of the war. In this role he had top secret clearance.

Compatriot Humphries has several other presentations planned in coming days.  He has already purchased another seven medals for area veterans.  We look forward to his coming reports!

World War II Veteran Honored Today!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans on December 11, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Geoff Baggett honored a very special World War II veteran today with the chapter’s Veteran’s Appreciation Medal.  Frosty Martin, a native of Trigg County,  served in the United States Navy during the war.

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Here’s a photo of Mr. Martin during the war …

 

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We salute you and thank you for your service, Mr. Frosty Martin!

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!