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Welcome to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697, located in Collegedale, Tennessee!
EVERYONE IS CORDIALLY INVITED to all regular meetings that are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6:30 PM in Fuller Memorial Community Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, City Hall. SEE YOU SOON!
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CONTINUING IN 2017 . . .
EVERYONE IS CORDIALLY INVITED to all regular meetings that are held monthly on the second Tursday at 6:30 PM in Fuller Memorial Community Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, City Hall. SEE YOU SOON!
6:30 p.m. THU April 13
6:30 p.m. THU May 11
6:30 p.m. THU June 8
Saluting a Hero
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION
APO San Francisco 96345
GENERAL ORDERS 5 December 1968
AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
- TC 320. The following AWARD is announced.
BURNHAM, KENNETH A US56502296 ( - - ) PRIVATE FIRST CLASS United
Company B 2d Battalion 28th Infantry
Awarded: Silver Star
Date of Action: 13 October 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For gallantry in action while engaged in military
operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force
in the Republic of Vietnam: On this Date, Private First
Class Burnham was serving as a medical aidman with his
company on a reconnaissance in force operation seven
kilometers south of Phuoc Vinh Base Camp. As the
friendly force proceeded through the dense jungle, it was
suddenly subjected to intense small arms, automatic
weapons, and claymore mine fire from enemy bunkers which
caused numerous casualties. With complete disregard for
his personal safety, Private First Class Burnham
maneuvered through the hail of hostile rounds to the
point of heaviest contact and began assisting the
injured. While treating one casualty, Private First
Class Burnham was wounded in the leg. Ignoring his
painful injury, he dragged his comrade to a more secure
location. When Private First Class Burnham was seriously
wounded again, he continued to brave the aggressor
barrage raking the area and administered first aid to the
casualties until contact was broken. His exemplary
courage, outstanding professionalism, and selfless
concern for his companions were instrumental in saving
many soldiers’ lives, and significantly contributed to
the successful outcome of the encounter. Private First
Class Burnham’s unquestionable valor in close combat
against numerically superior hostile forces is in
keeping with the finest traditions of the military
service and reflects great credit upon himself, the
1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the President, as established by the
Act of Congress, 9 July 1918, and USARV Message 16695,
dated 1 July 1966.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1697 gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Dennis Smith, Commander of Desmond T. Doss American Legion Post 257, in explaining the Department of Veterans Affairs application process!
Apply for VA Health Benefits at http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/
Or apply for VA Health Benefits in person here:
Chattanooga Community Based Outpatient Clinic
(near Eastgate Mall)
VA OUTPATIENT CLINIC
150 Debra Rd Suite 5200 Bldg 6200
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Want to get all the service medals you're entitled to? Start by submitting the REQUEST PERTAINING TO MILITARY RECORDS:
Download this Form to request "All Ribbons and Medals Authorized to be worn" as introduced by Dennis Smith, 1st Vice Commander, American Legion Desmond T. Doss Post 257, on April 11, 2013.
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HOW TO FILL OUT THE FORM REQUEST PERTAINING TO MILITARY RECORDS:
Complete SECTION I - INFORMATION NEEDED TO LOCATE RECORDS. and mark Question 6 NO.
In SECTION II - INFORMATION AND/OR DOCUMENTS REQUESTED check the DD Form 214 or equivalent box and All Documents in Official Military Personnel File (OPMF) box. Under 2. Purpose: check boxes Personal and Other, explain: Write in All Ribbons and Medals Authorized to be worn.
In Section III - RETURN ADDRESS AND SIGNATURE under 1. REQUESTER IS: check box Military service member or veteran identified in Section I, above.
Fill out 2. SEND INFORMATION/DOCUMENTS TO: and 3. AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WHEN REQUIRED.
Mail completed Standard Form 180 to:
National Personnel Records Center
(Military Personnel Records)
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138-1002
Consult http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html for additional information.
OUR THANKS TO DESMOND T. DOSS AMERICAN LEGION POST 257 1ST VICE COMMANDER DENNIS SMITH FOR HIS GUIDANCE TO US!
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