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♦ On 25 March 2017, Medal of Honor Day, Donald ‘Doc’ Ballard, a Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient, who was in Washington DC for Medal of Honor day, returned home to find that his business had been robbed of roughly $100K. Aside from many irreplaceable personal items, the thieves stole money Doc was collecting for the Forgotten Veterans organization to be used for caskets and burial markers for veterans. You can read the story in the Kansas City Star. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article141327903.html/
A GoFundMe webpage has been created to help Doc regain the funds for his philanthropic efforts. The page is at: https://www.gofundme.com/replacing-stolen-money-for-veterans/
♦ A GoFundMe webpage has been created for Gary Wetzel, a Vietnam recipient. The goal is to raise $25,000 to modify his motorcycle to a trike. The VA covered a small portion of the expense, but there is still a balance owing. The page is at: http://www.gofundme.com/tj2jdpyc/
♦ 20 May 2017 (tentative). Headstone dedication for William Evans, Indian Campaigns recipient at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, CO.
♦ May 2017. The USCIS will be dedicating an office in Montgomery, AL to Civil War recipient James Avery.
♦ 26 May – 24 September 2017. The Tufts Library in Weymouth, Massachusetts will host a special exhibit on WWI recipients Ralph Talbot and Robert G. Robinson. The exhibit will include drawings by school children of Pittem and Egem, grade V (in Belgium) and schoolchildren from Weymouth’s, Ralph Talbot School.
♦ June 2017. The USCIS will be dedicating an office in St. Paul, MN to Civil War recipient Alonzo Pickle.
♦ 15 July 2017. The US Navy will commission a destroyer named for WWII Recipient John Finn at Pearl Harbor.
♦ 11-16 September 2017. The annual convention of the Congressional Medal of Honor Historical Society will take place in Pueblo, CO. For more information see http://pueblomoh2017.org/
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