Archive for the Veterans Category

World War II Veteran Honored

Posted in Veteran's Appreciation Medal, Veterans, World War II Veteran, World War II Veterans on May 5, 2019 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriot Jim Johnson recently made a trip to the west coast to visit his father, Bruce Demont Johnson for his 98th birthday celebration.  While there, he honored his father with the chapter’s Veterans Appreciation Medal and Certificate.

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Mr. Johnson is a veteran of World War II.  During his incredible military career, he served both as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer.  His highest enlisted rank was that of First Sergeant.  His highest commissioned rank was that of First Lieutenant.

During World War II, he led men under his command in three amphibious assaults upon Japanese-held islands.  These included the battles for Makin Atoll, Saipan, and Okinawa.

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We salute this brave Patriot and thank him humbly for his service to the United States of America!

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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!

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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