Archive for the World War II 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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Honoring a Family of Veterans

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Medals and Decorations, Veterans, Veterans Support, Vietnam Veterans, World War II Veterans on December 26, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Compatriot Glenn Greenfield honored an entire family of veterans during Christmas.  He presented each with the chapter’s Veteran’s Service Medal and accompanying certificate.

Jack E. Poland III - U.S. Air Force, Ronald W. Luttrull - U.S. Army, Virginia Luttrull Poland - U.S. Air Force

Jack E. Poland III – U.S. Air Force, Ronald W. Luttrull – U.S. Army, Virginia Luttrull Poland – U.S. Air Force

He also presented a posthumous medal to his wife, Donna Wallen Greenfield, in memory of her father, Frank Wallen, Sr.  He retired from the UNited States Army, having served during World War II and Vietnam.  His World War II service included landing on Omaha Beach while in the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), as well as the Battle of the Bulge.

Frank Wallen. Sr.

Frank Wallen. Sr.

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Honors Veterans on Pearl Harbor Day

Posted in Veterans, Veterans Projects, Veterans Support, World War II Veterans on December 8, 2014 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

On Sunday, December 7, compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter visited Barkley Plantation, an assisted living home in Cadiz, to honor veterans in residence who serve in World War II and the Korean War. Chapter President Geoff Baggett noted that it was the seventy-third anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into the Second World War. He personally thanked the men of the “Greatest Generation” for their heroism and service.

In honor of the sacrifice of the men and women of World War II, the chapter presented its Veteran’s Appreciation Medal and accompanying certificate to World War II and Korean War veterans in residence at Barkley Plantation. Honorees included: **Carlos Lynch – United States Marine Corps, Wade Groves – United States Navy, Kenneth Ingram – United States Army, Don Cloud – United States Army, and Merritt Sutherland – United States Army Air Corps/Air Force.

After the brief ceremony, Col. Stephen Trigg Compatriots and their families, family members of the honorees, residents of Barkley Plantation, and some members of Crossroads Fellowship who provided snacks for the event, enjoyed a time fellowship and conversation over coffee, tea, and sweets. A “Big Band” CD played music from the World War II era and posters from World War II decorated each table.

The presentation of the Veteran’s Service Medal to World War II servicemen is a priority for the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter in 2015. If you have a World War II veteran in your family you would like to have recognized, please email triggpatriots@usa.com.

**Mr. Lynch received his medal from the chapter in November, but he was present for Sunday’s ceremony and reception.

In this photo:  Former First Sergeant Mac Barnes decorates fellow Army serviceman Don Cloud, Jerry Burlingame decorates Former Army Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Ingram, Geoff Baggett decorates U.S. Nave Veteran Wade Groves, and Steve Mallory decorates U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 “Flying Fortress” /B-24 “Liberator” Pilot Merritt Sutherland.

Pearl Harbor Day Medal Recipients

Pearl Harbor Day Medal Recipients

Visit here to see a photo album from the event!

And here is a link to the story on the online newspaper, Surfky.com!