Thursday, August 22, 2019

REMINDER FROM PRESIDENT BARRY GARDNER OF MEETING OF THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK ASSOCIATION

 The Carroll County Veterans Park Assoc. will hold its monthly membership meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 6:00 p. m. in the Carroll County Veterans Bldg. located at 1790 Stripling Chapel Rd
 
We will continue  planning for Veterans Day at which we will honor Desert Storm/ Desert Shield Veterans. We have a guest Speaker: CW05 Edwin E. Harman, III, USMC. We will also discuss how best to Honor a returning MIA Soldier, Hulett A. Thompson, from Carrollton.


Please join us for this important meeting as we continue honoring Veterans at the best Veterans Park in West Georgia.
 
Thanks,

 Barry

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

PFC HULETT A. THOMPSON, MIA now KIA WILL BE ADDED TO THE KIA WALL AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK



Pfc Hulett A. Thompson - MIA Now KIA - Will be buried for the final time (having been moved 5 time since falling in battle) with his family at Clem. - The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park will be adding his name to the KIA Wall and adding a Memorial Plaque for him - And Post143 Honor Guard has offered full support to the family during his funeral on November 30 - Chaplain Larry Boswell (Post 143 AND CCVMP) met with his oldest surviving Niece (Sandy McCean, her husband Michael Mleinek and Glen and Linda Hill)) s to offer assistance and to show them where his name and plaque will be located ---- Following is the official release about his identification:

WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Hulett A. Thompson, 23, of Carrollton, Georgia, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 29, 2019.
(This identification was initially published on June 3, 2019.)
In June 1944, Thompson served as an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5307th Combat Unit (Provisional,) also referred to as Task Force Galahad, or Merrill's Marauders, in the China-Burma-India region. On June 30, 1944, Thompson's unit fought in the siege of Myitkyina, Burma. He was reportedly killed in action and his remains could not be recovered following the battle. On Jan. 9, 1948, his remains were declared non-recoverable.
The remains of servicemen killed during the battle were buried in at least eight different temporary cemeteries and numerous isolated burial locations. Eventually, all known burials were concentrated into the U.S. Military Cemetery at Myitkyina, including the remains of those who were not identified. In January and February 1946, all of the remains at the U.S. Military Cemetery were disinterred and transferred to the U.S. Military Cemetery at Kalaikunda, India. The exhumation of the U.S. Military Cemetery at Kalaikunda was conducted in September and October 1947.
One set of remains, designated Unknown X-386, Kalaikunda, was reportedly disinterred on Nov. 13, 1947, and transferred to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, where they were unable to be identified. They were subsequently buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, in June 1949.
On July 16, 2018, DPAA disinterred Unknown X-386 Kalaikunda from the Punchbowl and accessioned the remains into the laboratory.
To identify Thompson’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.
DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their partnership in this recovery.
Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000 died during the war. Currently there are 72,698 service members (approximately 26,000 are assessed as possibly-recoverable) still unaccounted for from World War II. Thompson’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Philippines, along with the others missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
Thompson will be buried Nov. 30, 2019, in his hometown.

(This information was furnished by Don Levans.)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

CARROLL EMC ROUND-UP GIVES TO OUR CCVMP - THANK YOU!



CARROLL EMC ROUNDUP IS A WONDERFUL PROGRAM -If you receive your power from the Carroll EMC, you should agree to  "ROUND-UP to the next dollar so that you donate an average of 50 cents every month to this program.

And that allows that wonderful organization to give about $70,000 in grants to nonprofits like upkeep for our "world-class" Veterans Memorial Park.  If you live in rural West GA make sure that you are a part of the "Round-Up." 

CCVMP President Barry Gardner and Don Levans were honored to attend the award ceremony and receive this great support check.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

CCVMP MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GARDNER

JULY MEETING:

The Carroll County Veterans Park Assoc. will hold its monthly membership meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Carroll County Veterans Bldg. located at 1790 Stripling Chapel Rd. 
 
We will review our Participation in the Carrollton Peoples Parade with a great new float, begin initial planning for Veterans Day at which we will honor Desert Storm/ Desert Shield Veterans, and decide how best to Honor a returning MIA Soldier from Carrollton.


Please join us for this important meeting as we continue honoring Veterans at the best Veterans Park in West Georgia
 
Thanks,

 Barry

Saturday, June 22, 2019

CCVMP - 2019 4TH OF JULY FLOAT IS READY FOR THE PARADE

Message from Don Levans:
Hey
Just wanted everyone to know that we had a little "float building party" this morning --
AND THANKS TO JOHN AND HIS OLD COMPANY MCFOR DONATING THE HUGE SIGN
AND TIM BASS FOR THE TRAILER -

We will have a super float for President Barry to Pull in the Parade.    Don





Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CCVMP - ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PRESIDENT BARRY GARDNER

The Carroll County Veterans Park Assoc. will hold its monthly membership meeting on Monday, June 24 at 6:00 pm in the Carroll County Veterans Bldg., located at 1790 Stripling Chapel Rd.  This will be an important meeting with updates on the Association's participation in the upcoming July 4th parade to be given and discussed - last chance.  All members are urged to attend and assist in the final planning of the Association's participation of this major event.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK.













This "blog editor" appreciates the program and pictures furnished by Sandra Vierling in my absence.  Violette Denney