Shelley Hoogstraten-Miller, retired Captain of the United States Public Health Service, writes of the history of the USPHS and the importance of recognizing it for its critical role as one of the eight United States uniformed services.
I had a pleasant experience the other day while shopping at Atwoods. An elderly gentleman saw my Vietnam CPN Veteran cap and approached me and said, “Vietnam, I see, well I was a little bit ahead of you. I was with UDT at Normandy in 1944, and there was nobody there, but us. We cleared Read More »
Bozho, At our January CPN Veterans meeting, we elected our new officers, or should I say, re-elected our “new” officers. I, Daryl Talbot, was re-elected commander for another three years. Bill Wano was re-elected as secretary and David Barrett was re-elected our treasurer. Both have done an outstanding job in the past and I believe Read More »
Bozho, On 28 December 2014 the CPN Veterans Organization lost another valued member and former commander, Joe David Melott, walked on. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. January was the month of officer elections for the CPN Veterans Organization. The results will be in the next veterans report. However, there are several Read More »
It has been another good year for us, but as we enter the New Year of 2015, we also remember those members of ours who have walked on. We closed out our 2014 with the annual Veteran’s Christmas Party at the North Reunion Hall. As with most of our meetings, conversation between friends and Read More »
Bozho, Though it has passed, November is the month for Veterans. The time to remember, recognize them, and say thank you. The CPN Veterans Organization Color Guard had a big parade in Wewoka that combined the Veterans with their Sorghum Festival. I believe it was the largest parade we have ever marched in. It was Read More »
Bozho, The CPN Veterans Organization lost another active and beloved member on August 6, 2014 when Max Baer Wano walked on. He was a career U.S. Navy veteran and one of our most supportive members as a member of the Color Guard and Honor Guard. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, Read More »