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NYS: Member Support – Wake for a True Hero
November 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come show your support to our NYS Secretary Kristy “Pippie” Smith and Shane and other family as they pay honors to family member Frederick L. Rickard 65, of Akron. He served our country for 14 years in the Vietnam War, first as a Marine and then with The United States Army. He was a member of the Akron VFW Post #3180 for 30 years as well as a member at The American Legion L.L.Tillman Post #900 for 30 years.
Frederick served a total of 14 years, from 1967 – 1981. He was a member of both the VFW and American Legion. He served the first 3 years in the US Marine Corps (1967-1970). He attained the rank of Sgt. E-5. During that period he served two tours (2 years) in Vietnam as an 0311 Rifleman. For his service in Vietnam he was awarded:
National Defense Service Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm
Members can partake in flag line Honor and/or come show your support to our fellow family.
Please contact Chapter Presidents or Vice Presidents for address and details…