* Earl Inge (USMCR Sgt) (Pictured right) was recognized by the New River Chapter, Military Officers Association of America as an Honorary Chapter Member for his dedicated support to all Ashe County veterans, as well as his many contributions to our chapter. Earl was instrumental in bringing the "Marathon Jam" to our chapter in 2016 and continues to help in keeping the event an annual part of our celebration of Armed Forces Day.
* The thumbnail photographs (right) are pictures of some of the veterans recognized during the day long Jam event wherein individuals were recognized by name, a brief biography of their service was read, a certificate presented and lastly, the individual was wrapped in a "healing quilt."
* Presentation order: Private Mont Shepherd, SSG Darryl Vaughn, SSG Nathan Pardo, PO3 Allen McGuire, SSgt Van Lynn, and SGT Michael Harman.
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