Two life members of LeRoy’s Spanish Trail Chapter, Dr. Anne Fesler-Butts, M.D., LTC (Ret) and Arthur Fesler-Butts, SFC (Ret) of Apache Junction, AZ, presented a WWII Medallion to Corporal Garland James U.S. Army. Check out James' full story on LeRoy's Spanish Trail Chapter's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3054706494757954).
Two life members of LeRoy’s Spanish Trail Chapter, Dr. Anne Fesler-Butts, M.D., LTC (Ret) and Arthur Fesler-Butts, SFC (Ret) of Apache Junction, AZ, presented a WWII Medallion to 2nd Lieutenant Jack Holder U.S. Army Air Corps. Check out Holder's full story on LeRoy's Spanish Trail Chapter's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3054706494757954).
During a recent ceremony at the Roseburg National Cemetery, two WWII Veterans received Quilts of Valor and NCOA WWII Legacy Medallions. Umpqua Valley Chairman Ron Dukes presents WWII Medallions to Army veteran William Lucky Mullins (center) who was celebrating his 103rd birthday and 104 year old Navy veteran Ralph Schnorr (right).
Chairman Terry Haines assisted by trustee Ken Wilson and member Ralph Groover presented WWII Medallions to 13 veterans at a ceremony at a local retirement facility during a planned event. There were 7 Navy veterans, 2 Air Force, 1 Coast Guard and 3 Army in the first picture. Chapter members then went to the facility's hospital unit and presented a Medallion to Army veteran Orcutt Frost who was unable to attend the public presentation. A Medallion was also provided to honor Navy veteran Gerald Todd who had passed and his daughter was unable to be at the ceremony.
Chairman Terry Haines is joined by Rogue Chapter trustees Ron Kohl and Ken Wilson to present a WWII Medallion to Army veteran Chet Danforth. The presentation took place at a Bi-Monthly veterans' breakfast in Medford.
Rogue Chapter member Fred Crowder provided WWII Medallions to his cousins Carolyn (Crowder) Wright and Sharon (Crowder) Johnson. Carolyn's father was Navy veteran William Crowder and Sharon's mother was Army veteran Altha Searle. Fred also obtained a Medallion in honor of his uncle FC1 Samuel Warwick Crowder who died on the USS Oklahoma BB37 during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Chapter Trustee Barbara Weatherill (left) presents World War II Medallions to the family members of three World War II veterans - Jessie Stober - honoring her uncle George Edward a paratrooper with the rating of TC5, Kathy Walsh - in honor of her father Joseph E. Dalton who served in the South Pacific, and Karen Haltiner - honoring her father SSgt Kenneth K. Kenney who served in the U. S. Army Air Corps.
MSG Michael Francis, US Army (Ret), Vice Chairman of the NCOA Five Star Chapter in Michigan, and MAJ Michele Corker, US Army (Ret),Nurse Practitioner, present the NCOA World War II Veteran Honor and Remembrance Medallion to 102-year old TSgt John Cox who served in the US Army Air Corps.
Cox's daughter Sheryl Cox-Bellono commented, "Such a wonderful honor. Dinner at Deluca's was fabulous.. and the restaurant picked up the bill.... Wow.. Thank you Mike, Michele, and Deluca's. BIG THANK YOU to Sidney Korvun for setting this up!!!" Korvun, a member of the NCOA Gateway Chapter in Florida, is a former classmate of Cox-Bellono.
To check out an article on Mr. Cox published in the Detroit Free Press click here.
The Riverview Terrace Retirement Home in Roseburg, OR, was the setting for the recent presentation of an NCOA WWII Medallion by Ron Dukes, Chairman of the NCOA Umpqua Valley Chapter (second from the left), to WWII Veteran Ray Sees.
The Medallion presentation was done in conjunction with the presentation of a motorized scooter to the facility by the local Vietnam Veterans of America Group.
The Knights of the NCOA Gateway and Gateway Auxiliary Chapters recently hosted a luncheon for 15 Gold Star Moms. It was a beautiful day for the event and for the stories shared about wonderful, brave service members.
The Rogue Chapter is on a mission to recognize as many veterans of the Greatest Generation as possible.