Southwest Ohio Memorial Team established for 2013

Front row, from left, are Audrey Koebbe, Tammy May, Jaynen Tepe, Tom Baker, Bill Hershey, Larry Hollander, Pete Dunn, Martha Baker, George Goewey, John Chadwell, Al Walsh; back row, Bob Mabry, Dexter Thornberry, Mark Brandon, Phil Wingate, Don Edmonds, Steve Tam, Leo Ferguson, Bill Davis, Lucky Johnson, Eric Merton, Bob Brown, Bob Sill, and Kenneth Cook.
Team elections were conducted at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post-9630 in Willowville, Saturday, Jan. 19 and the Military Rites Burial Team is ready for another busy year.

In 2011, the Team performed 128 Military Rites funeral services. In 2012, the team completed 112 services for past military servicemen, women, Coast Guardsman, Merchantmen and CAP members. Team members drove more than 3,000 miles and spent more than 300 hours honoring our past heroes in 2012. These services are free although donations are accepted.

Families must request these services through their Funeral Directors at the time of making burial arrangements. Proof of military service, such as a DD-214, is required.

For further information, contact the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission at (513) 732-7363.