VFW to Honor Patriots

Combat soldiers from all wars to be honored at Menomonie, WI DAV June 21.
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June 14, 2009 - PRLog -- Menomonie: VFW Post 10818 will bring its heartwarming Welcome Home ceremony to the Menomonie Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 to honor eight soldiers - combat veterans all - from WWII to Afghanistan, on Sunday, June 21 at 1PM.

State Senator Sheila Harsdorf will be the keynote speaker. There will be several Honor/Color Guards including the Stout/Eau Claire Northwoods Battalion Army ROTC Color Guard.

DAV Chapter 26, E4710 City. Rd. BB is just 2 miles North of I-94 on Hwy 25.
All VFW and Legion Color & Honor Guards are welcome!

The Honorees include:
Badger State Chapter (BSC) 82nd airborne division Assoc.  Member, Judith Durkee, Rhinelander, who was just three years old when her father Glenn Ward, Rhinelander, a Paratrooper in the 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division was killed in the Battle of the Bulge. Judy’s search for information on her dad and the friends she found along the way is quite a story.

BSC Member Lester Schwarm, Wausau, 325 GIR, 82nd Airborne, Market Garden & The Bulge Combat Veteran who has lived his life memorializing the famed 82nd Airborne Divisions’ Heroes.

BSC Member Bill Hannigan, St. Paul, H Co., 3/504 PIR who went All The Way through WWII from N. Africa to Berlin, as a Squad Leader with one of the 82nd Airborne’s finest platoons led by the 82nds most decorated officer, Jim Megellas, Fond du Lac. Bill was a Pathfinder at Normandy and in the first wave of the Waal River Crossing.

SFC Carmine Michael Fatigati, 82nd and 101st Airborne from Faribault, MN is a Veteran of Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Two 173rd Airborne Sky Soldiers, Vietnam Veterans to be named and others. Special Guests, Harriet – The Bald Eagle with Liz & Robert Snitgen, National Eagle Center.

More Info: Dave Green, Event Planner, Phone: 651-247-1801
P.O. Box 233, New Richmond, WI 54017
Email: dave@vfwwelcomehome.com  Web: vfwwelcomehome.com
Menomonie DAV : 715-235-9085
Source:Tom Laney
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