The following is the VFW Post 2485 Clark Cemetery Report for November 2000.
A. One U.S. veteran
donated 135 man hours working on
cemetery projects this month.
Four local hires worked 696 man hours over 22 work days.
The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) contract trash and leaves cleanup
crews worked every day.
B. Total expenditures
for November were (P 21,762.50). The expenditure sheet for the month is
The flags were changed on 2 November.
(1) Five sets of new flags
(2) One set of repaired
Alexander S. Curtis Jr. U.S. Army (PFC) was buried at the Clark Cemetery
November 7. Grave side services were conducted by VFW Post 2485.
Donations for cemetery maintenance:
(1) VFW Post 9791
Frazier Park CA
COL Russell Lewey, USAF, Defense and air Attache, U.S. Embassy
LCOL Allan Crawford, USAF, JUSMAFPHIL
COL Charles Hotchkiss, Deputy Command 600th Air Base Wing
Engineer Rudy Arias, Clark Development Corporation
Vice Mayor Zalamea, Angeles City, Pampanga
Mr. Don Sanders, U.S. Veterans Administration
Melvin O’Briant, Commander District VII, VFW
COL Rene Certeza, Command American Legion Post 94
LCOL Anthony Senci, USAF, Asst. Air Attache, U.S. Embassy
SSgt. Erik Moore, Defense Attache Office
Mr. Jim Boyd, Director, Retired Affairs Office, Angeles City
COMDR Noel Kramer, VFW Post 124, Bagio City
COMDR Marvin Kirsch, VFW Post 9892, La Union
CMDR Ted Philipps, VFW Post 11447, Barrio Barretto
VFW Post 2485, Angeles City
Military Order of the Cooties, Pup Tent 15, Angeles City
American Legion Post 123 and their Ladies Auxiliary, Angeles City
American Legion Post 10, Angeles City
American Legion Post 94, Manila
40/8, Angeles City
Chapter 3, Disabled American Veterans and their Ladies Auxiliary
Retired U.S. Military Philippines Association (RUMPA)
The Beagles, Angeles City
Det. XLVI, U.S. Army Special Forces Association
Australia’s Returned and Services League (R&SL), Angeles City
Military Order of the Cooties, Pup Tent 7, La Union
Military Order of the Cooties, Pup Tent 11, Barrio Barreto
American Legion Post 4 and their Ladies Auxiliary, Barrio Barreto
Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 367 and their Ladies Auxiliary, San
Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 74, Olongapo City
636th Base Services Sq. Band, Philippine Air Force
Security Police Group Firing Detail and Color Guard, Philippine Air Force
The donation by VFW Post 9791 Frazier Park CA was made on behalf of
Comrade Ray Sisk, Commander and Chief Junior Vice. The Post has pledged to make
the same donation each year until 2003 for maintenance of Clark Cemetery.
(2) The Veterans Day Ceremony was opened at 1100 hours, 11 November 2000 at the Clark Cemetery by Commander Gerald Prinz of VFW Post 2585, Angeles City. The National Anthems of the Republic of the Philippines, the United States and Australia were played by the 636th Services Squadron Band, Philippine Air Force, Clark Air Base. After the opening prayer was given by Chaplain Joe Carsley, Commander Prinz introduced the Distinguished Guests, Participating Organizations and persons responsible for the maintenance and care of the cemetery.
The following guest speakers were
introduced by Commander Prinz in order of appearance: COL Russell Lewey, U.S.
Embassy, Manila; COL Charles Hotchkiss, Deputy Commandre 600th Air
Base Wing; Vice Mayor Zalamea Angeles City; Mr. Don Sanders, Veterans
Administration Manila; Commanders comments by Commander Gerald Prinz, VFW Post
2485. The BELL CEREMONY was conducted
by the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 367. All were asked to rise for the
Joint Placing of the Wreath at the Marker of the Unknown by COL Lewey, COL
Crawford, COL Hotchkiss, Vice Mayor Zalamea Mr. Sanders, Commander O’Briant
and Commander Prinz. Rifle Salute and Taps were performed by 620th
Security Police Group Firing Detail and 636th Base Services Sq. Band
of the Philippine Air Force. Chaplain Carsley recited the closing prayer and at
the conclusion of the ceremony Commander Prinz invited all in attendance to the
VFW Post 2485 Post Home for our annual Veterans Day Picnic.
(3)ALCON are advised that if you/your organization wish to
receive this report by E-mail, send your E-mail address to [email protected].
(4) As of
November 30, the Grave
Diggers membership stands at
Yours in Comradeship
Clark Cemetery Committee
Repost November 2000
Financial Repost November 2000
All Amounts in Philippine Peso's
|1-Nov||Balance from October||10733.00||10733.00|
|21-Nov||Seat Belts for Vehicle||1500.00||21848.00|
|27-Nov||Flag Pole Lanyard||67.50||18210.50|