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Last Patrols June 2021


On June 6th Art Wallace and Mike Coleman represented Star Fort Chapter joining The Clinton Presbyterian Community Retirement & Assisted Living Facility in celebrating the service of 3 World War II veterans (pictured top right side). Representing the Army, Marines, and Navy, these 3 WWII veterans -- Carl, George, and Bill -- received special recognition from Last Patrol held in the facility chapel. And what service!! The Soldier helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp. The Marine participated in seizing an airfield during the fight for Okinawa. The Sailor searched for Japanese submarines. Last Patrol volunteers conducted a formal ceremony, patriotic entertainment, and voiced the gratitude of nation for these members of The Greatest Generation. The veterans received letters from Representative Jeff Duncan, who recognized the important contribution of each man. Carl, the Soldier, was a tanker in the 20th Armored Division. He fought in Germany and France. George, the Marine, participated in several Pacific fighting campaigns, and was preparing for the invasion of Japan when the Japanese surrendered. Bill served in Naval Air, including an assignment in the Philippines during the war.

 

On June 17th family, friends, facility staff, and Last Patrol veteran volunteers including Mike Coleman (pictured right side lower), Star Fort Chapter member, gathered to honor James Lawrence, U.S. Air Force veteran from 1962-1966.He is in end-of-life care at Hospice Piedmont. He received special gifts, certificates, and honors, while being entertained with beautiful vocals and a trumpeter. He also received a packet of personal cards thanking him. Thanks to our other family member Hayley Turner, who  took pictures.

 

On June 19th, Ken Hartkopf represented Star Fort Chapter at Hospice of the Piedmont to celebrate the service of Robert Harrison (Army) All attendees conducted the Last Salute (picture right side).

On June 22nd Joe Como represented Star Fort Chapter as Roger Robinette received a Last Patrol Honor Ceremony. This ceremony was held at the Hospice Home and was a bedside ceremony. Mr. Robinette served as a draftsman in the US Army.

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