Veterans Honored by United Daughters of the Confederacy  

   Written by on April 13, 2017 at 9:44 am

UDCFront row: Darlene Foster, Recorder MSA of the chapter, Grace Elliott, page and V.P of Halifax chapter and Patt Graves, President of the chapter. Second Row:  Timothy R. Adams, Shirley M. Vaughan and Kenneth M. Townsend. Back row:  Ronnie Newcomb, Richard M. Ellett, Cecil B. Rickmond, Michael R. Wiles, Thomas S. Goff and Aubrey C. Foster. 

The local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, H. A. Carrington chapter 1055, held an awards ceremony honoring local veterans, all of whom had a Confederate ancestor.  The event was held at Hebron United Methodist Church in Saxe, having approximately 70 attendees witness the presentation of Crosses of Military Service, a National Defense Medal and Expeditionary Medals, all with certificates of appreciation.    Receiving crosses or medals that may be worn by the veterans were: Aubrey C. Foster, Vietnam, Army, Specialist 5; Thomas S. Goff, Vietnam, Army, Specialist 5; Michael R. Wiles, GWOT, Army, PFC; Cecil B. Rickmond, Vietnam, Army, Specialist 5; Kenneth M. Townsend, Persian Gulf-SW Asia-Southern Watch, Air Force, Master Sergeant; and Timothy R. Adams, Persian Gulf-Desert Shield-Desert Storm, Marine Corps, Corporal.

Posthumous Crosses of Military Service were presented to family members for the service of their loved ones.  Ronnie Newcomb accepted for his father, William Asa Newcomb; Richard M. Ellett accepted for his father, Richard L. Ellett; and Shirley Morris Vaughan accepted for her father, Pell Lee Morris, WWII, Army, PFC.  The posthumous crosses and certificates may be displayed as a memorial to the servicemen who so honorably served.

On display were photos of the servicemen in their uniforms and an additional display of artifacts from the War Between the States.  Also on display were the flags of the Army, Air Force and the Marine Corps as well as the five flags of the Confederacy.

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