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Chapter member LTC. (Retired) Chuck Kettles received the Medal of Honor in July 2016

LTC Charles S. Kettles (ret) Passed Away On January 21, 2019.  Rest In Peace My Friend, Rest In Peace...

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We lost another hero on December 23, 2021, Lloyd Lee (above). 

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President McCrumb's Message -February 2024  

Since the below president's message was written for the 310 Dispatch newsletter, which has gone to press, a couple things have happened.  One being we lost a member to bladder cancer in late January, Arnie Kempher from Clinton MI.  Arnie and his brother Terry from Milan MI joined the chapter in 2015.  The other is Elmer White is in the Ann Arbor VA hospital and exlpects to be released in a week or so.  

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Not much to report on this month.  We got through January without loosing any additional members, that’s good!  We pickup two new members, Budd Fry, Marine and Larry Scholl, Navy.  

Budd is a member of our TLC coffee group and figured we would expel him from TLC unless he joined our chapter. :>)).  Larry is a Washtenaw County Honor Guard member.  That brings our head count to 215 so we are holding our own.  

Merchandise sales at the VA was very slow compared to January.  Speaking of merchandise, Stan Harrison had shoulder replacement surgery on January 25th and was on his way home on the 26th.  Stan said his meds are keeping the pain from the front door but expects them to come-a-knocking soon.    

Sandy Wilson had knee replacement at the U of M.  They tried to pull an outpatient on her but being a tough Army Vietnam nurse, they lost!  She is somewhat mobil, but with a cane.  

John Kinzinger had a health scare while at their Florida home.  Thought he had a minor stroke but that wasn’t the case as the MRI’s were negative. He is experiencing some right leg weakness and expects more doctors appointments trying to determiny his right leg collapsed when he got out of bed to turn off his bladder alarm.  You know, the alarm that we used to sleep through?

At our January meeting we selected a challenge coin vendor and passed a motion to order new chapter challenge coins.  These will replace our current chapter challenge coin.  See the below proof.  It is very similar to our memorial anniversary coins but without the plaque on the back.  Also, the memorial image is a bit tighter with a right view angle as the 25th and 30th are left and front view, respectively. I believe the sell price is $5.00 each but that may change.  And, we may have them in time for our March meeting. 

 

Arf,
V


P.S. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.