Quartermaster Norv Nelson speaks to vets
"We are all Americans and care for each other," said VFW Quartermaster Norv Nelson,
speaking at the second annual Veteran's Appreciation Day at Arnoldsburg. Vets from
WWII, Korea and Vietnam attended the event. "Look around you and see the dwindling
number of World War II veterans," said Nelson. "The torch is being passed to the rest
of us," he said. "We can no longer just remember them on the battlefield."
Vets from three wars attend
Billy Trippett displays his Korean War Medal, recently issued
Delegate Bill Stemple told the group the Grantsville bridge is to be named after
Congressional Metal of Honor recipient Bernard P. Bell, a native of Calhoun. A special
event is planned for November 9. Stemple, a Vietnam vet, spoke of the need to
advocate for veterans concerns.
The event was sponsored by VFW Post 5959 Ladies Auxiliary. A large group of vets
and their families attended the dinner at the Arnoldsburg community park. Ladies
Auxiliary President Kim Kerby and Secretary Frances Tanner, recognized VFW
members who have worked with the organization.
VFW Post 5959 President, Paul Whytsell; Sr. Vice Commander, Albert Tanner; Jr. Vice
Commander, Adran Bell; Quartermaster, Kenny Litzinger; Chaplain, Warren Kerby;
three year trustee, Chuck Marcou; two year trustee, Donald Halvorsen; one year
trustee, Ron VanCamp.
Ladies Auxiliary Officers, President Kim Kerby; Sr. Vice President, Sharon Yeager; Jr.
Vice President, Aggie Whytsell; Treasurer, Michelle Smith; Secretary, Frances Tanner;
Guard, Freda Whytsell; Conductress, Peggy Marcou; Chaplain, Marilyn Beecher, three
year trustee, Linda Crites; two year trustee, Beth Jensen; one year trustee, Geneva
Active van drivers, Albert Tanner, Warren "Bud" Kerby, Paul Whytsell, Roy Pursley,
Alma Graffus, Kim Kerby, Delbert "Bo" Gainer, Paul Wilson. Paul and Freda Whytsell
are the coordinators.
The group remembered deceased members, Jim Beecher, Rufus Honaker, John Falls
and Marva Barker.
Information is available regarding transportation to Clarksburg VA and the
Parkersburg Clinic by calling 354-7185.
The Roberts (L) and Keaton (R) families attend
VFW never stopped saying the pledge
Frances Tanner introduces speakers
"The spread" in honor of the vets