Tributes * Pahrump Detachment 1199

“For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected never know.”

– Inscription on the back of a flak jacket worn by a Marine machine-gunner on the demilitarized zone (DMZ), Republic of Vietnam, 1968.

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At the Invitation of Mayor Andy Hafen, myself and the Following MCL 1199 members, Service Officer Reggie Knight, and Ginger De Guise mustered at 0730 and convoyed to Henderson, Nevada for the Annual Veteran's Day observance.  Colors were presented by Basic high School JROTC color guard, followed by The Pledge of Allegiance led by Ms. Megan Telles, an inspirational address By Col James Cluff,  Cmdr 432 Wing located at Creech AFB, a musical Tribute by The Henderson Symphony Orchestra led by Conductor Taras Krysa, followed by a reading of names added to the memorial wall.  The ceremony was fast moving and elegant.  Following the presentation and extensive picture opportunities, the group continued on to Boulder City to visit and have lunch with Al Jones at the Veteran's Home. Al extended his greetings to his many friends in Pahrump.
U.S. Flag flown in Afghanistan is now proudly displayed at the Desert View Hospital Pahrump, Nevada
The United States American Flag that had been flown at a combat outpost in Shuraned Kandahar, Afghanistan was donated to the Disabled  American Veterans Chapter 15 in Pahrump, Nevada. 1st.Sgt. Jason Vanleek of the 287th MP Company, and MSgt. Casey Freeman of the 716th MP Battalion, worked with Bruce Cook, also a Vietnam veteran. Both Cook and Bob Hammond came up with the idea of presenting the flag to the hospital. Cook and Hammond communicated with the two soldiers for six months to organize the shipment of the flag to Pahrump. Both are on active duty in Kentucky.
Present for the ceremony were Desert View Hospital CEO and President Kelly Adams and board member Dave Uthoff. They accepted the American Flag from the DAV Service Officers Hammond, Falonce and Cook. Present were other veterans and their families, hospital staff and onlookers.
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012

Representing the MCL1199 and the Purple Heart Riders. Photos by: Jerry Dumont
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