Stillwater Veterans Memorial Ceremony 11-11-11 Honors Bob Clemens

A program marking Veterans Day 11-11-11 at the Stillwater Veterans Memorial (Third and Pine St. by the Old Historic Courthouse) recognized and honored Bob Clemens and his military service during World War II. Bob now has an engraved paver at the site. The program from noon to 1 pm included a presentation by Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney, and a Vietnam Vet,who has started a diversion program for returning veterans who get in trouble with the law.
 A sunny but windy day.
 Bob Clemens paver.
The Stillwater Veterans Memorial with the Old Historic Courthouse in the background.
(Above) John Kraemer was the emcee for the ceremony
(Above) Ray Erwin, USMC ret. and High Scool teacher described 3 recipients of the Medal of Honor from the Stillwater area (one from WWII, Mike Colalillo, and two from the Civil War, Bernard J.D. Irwin and Mary Edwards Walker)
Ray also arranged for a paver to honor Bob Clemens' military service during WW II.
Bob Clemens, a USAAF B-17 Navigator, flew 50 combat missions with the 15th Air Force. (See his webpage).
Pete Orput, both the Washington Co. Attorney and Vietnam Veteran. The Post 48 American Legion furnished the Presentation of Colors, Anita Buck did the Invocation and Benediction, and the Stillwater Area High School Band furnished music for the event.
George Kuprian, Assistant Washington County Attorney and Vietnam Veteran
The spire atop the memorial.
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