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WHY WE DO THIS!
J.R. is an Army (1965-1968) Vietnam Vet, with 400 days in-country (1967-1968), 627th Supply Company, 1st Log Command (Leaning Outhouse)! He served in An Khe, Qui Nhon, Pleiku, Cam Rahn Bay, Saigon, Long Bien and Da Nang.
We both retired (after 82 combined years of Federal Service) from the VA Hospital at Oteen, Asheville, NC. Patty served 38 of her 43 years as a DoD/VA civilian. JR spent 24 of his 38 years with DoD/VA. We have a special place in our hearts for the military & veterans! We don't want even one veteran "forgotten." Our goal is to ensure there is a memorial for every veteran buried in TRANSYLVANIA County, NC!
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation." (quoted) PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1789.
J.R.'s roots are in Portsmouth, Scioto, OH; Harlan, Harland Co., KY; & Paducah, McCracken Co. KY; and Virginia. J.R. is an adopted triplet, whose birth name was "PAUL BROWN." He was one of the FIRST set of triplets ever born in Portsmouth Hospital!
Patty has roots in Wash. DC, Northern Virginia, Franklin & Oil City, Venango Co. PA, & Quincy, Franklin Co., PA; Kilbehenny, County Limerick, Ireland; Scotland, and Antrim, Northern Ireland.
OTHER THINGS WE DO:
- We are in our 20th year in Pigeon Valley Bassmasters, Canton, NC. We fish bass tournaments in NC, SC, Northeast GA, & East TN. JR is Conservation Chairman; Patty is Club Secretary. We picked up almost 10,400 lbs. of litter & recycles at every lake fished since 2004!
- Our Exercise Program: We bowl twice-a-week in Brevard & Hendersonville, NC.
- We hit golf balls when we find the time!
- For the 3rd year, we participated in the 2013 Senior Games in Brevard, NC, where we won 17 medals! ! At the NC State Finals, Patty got GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE for Spincasting, Basketball Throw and Football Toss and JR got BRONZE in bowling! We have outlived all the others in our AGE GROUP!
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED to all contributors to Find A Grave for helping others find the final resting places of their loved ones.
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