The Eagle Soars….
As the Auxiliary VFW Post 1033 honors local veterans on the Wall of Valor at the local Post Office. We first revived the wall with a salute to our local World War II veterans past and present. We hope everyone got to see this tribute to some great men.
The new wall represents those veterans whose families reached out to us in honor of their loved ones.
The veterans honored on our Eagles board are:
A/1C Raymond Berkley Mays, United States Air Force. Served July 1, 1954, to September 12, 1957. He received the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
SP4 Gary Brackenridge, US Army. Served in Vietnam May 11, 1970, to May 1, 1976.
PFC Dillard Gene Earehart, 115th Infantry Division, US Army. Earehart was part of the D-Day Invasion and was killed in action in St. Lo, France on July 18, 1944 just 21 years old. He was buried in an American Cemetery in France and was awarded the Purple Heart.
1st Sgt. Joseph Law, US Army. Served in World War II and Korea. Law was born June 15, 1915 and passed away on Veterans Day, November 11, 1989.
Cpl. Gilbert P Smith, Jr., US Army. Served September 7, 1952 to July 26, 1954 in Korea. Smith received the Korean Service Medal (Bronze Service Star), the United Nations Service Medal, the ROK (Republic of Korea) Presidential Unit Citation and the National Defense Service Medal.
CPL James C Tucker, United States Marine Corp. Vietnam 1966 to 1968.
PFC Stewart Tucker, US Army. Vietnam 1965 to 1967.
Lance Corporal Calvin Eugene Wolfe. Served June 5, 1968, to February 13, 1970. Vietnam Combat Service December 24, 1968, to December 12. 1969.
On behalf of the Auxiliary VFW Post 1033 our heartfelt thanks to all the families of these veterans. Thank you for sharing a part of your family with us. We hope everyone will come and help us honor these special men and their families.
Thank you to Brenda Martin, Auxiliary President VFW Post 1033, for making all the patriotic backgrounds for the Wall of Valor board. Thank you to Carolyn Moore, Covington postmaster, and her staff for their ongoing support of this project.
Wall of Valor will continue to change every 3-4 months. We encourage you to send pictures of your loved ones to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-496-2664. The next board will pay tribute to women in the military. I know there are some out there. Please share your service so we can honor each of you.