Join us Today Nov. 11th at 3:30pm CT

—FEATURING—

SABI “DOC” KUMAR
LT. GENERAL JOhN M. PICKLER
&
CINDY STONEBRAKER
WITH MUSICAL TRIBUTE BY
OPERATION SONG
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
“U-TURN” LAVERN VIVIO

Special Guests:

Lt. General
John M. Pickler

Joe Eden

Sabi “Doc” Kumar

Cindy Stonebraker

“U-Turn”
LaVern Vivio

Lt. General
John M. Pickler

Joe Eden

Sabi “Doc” Kumar

Cindy Stonebraker

“U-Turn”
LaVern Vivio

Order of Service

Sponsors

OPENING REMARKS
LAVERN VIVIO

lNVOCATION
JOE EDEN

POSTING OF COLORS
AMERICAN LEGION/VFW

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROBERTSON Co. JROTC

NATIONAL ANTHEM
ANNA MARIE

HONORING OF EACH BRANCH
PERFORMED BY ROBERTSON
CO. COMMUNITY BAND

ARMY: THE ARMY GOES ROLLING ALONG
MARINE: MARINES HYMN
NAVY: ANCHORS AWEIGH
AIR FORCE: AIR FORCE HYMN
COAST GUARD: SEMPER PARATUS

GOOD CO-PILOT
OPERATION SONG

LOST HIGHWAY
OPERATION SONG

SPEAKER
SABI “Doc” KUMAR

SPEAKER
LT. GENERAL JOHN M. PICKLER

AGENT ORANGE
OPERATION SONG

SPEAKER
CINDY STONEBRAKER

POW/MIA CEREMONY
ROBERTSON Co. JROTC

SOLDIER UP
OPERATION SONG

CLOSING REMARKS
KEN GAMBLE

AMAZING GRACE
RlCK REED

MONUMENT UNVEILING
KEN GAMBLE

RIFLE SALUTE
AMERICAN LEGION POST 45

TAPS
AMERICAN LEGION POST 45

Order of Service

OPENING REMARKS
LAVERN VIVIO

lNVOCATION
JOE EDEN

POSTING OF COLORS
AMERICAN LEGION/VFW

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROBERTSON Co. JROTC

NATIONAL ANTHEM
ANNA MARIE

HONORING OF EACH BRANCH
PERFORMED BY ROBERTSON
CO. COMMUNITY BAND

ARMY: THE ARMY GOES ROLLING ALONG
MARINE: MARINES HYMN
NAVY: ANCHORS AWEIGH
AIR FORCE: AIR FORCE HYMN
COAST GUARD: SEMPER PARATUS

GOOD CO-PILOT
OPERATION SONG

LOST HIGHWAY
OPERATION SONG

SPEAKER
SABI “Doc” KUMAR

SPEAKER
LT. GENERAL JOHN M. PICKLER

AGENT ORANGE
OPERATION SONG

SPEAKER
CINDY STONEBRAKER

POW/MIA CEREMONY
ROBERTSON Co. JROTC

SOLDIER UP
OPERATION SONG

CLOSING REMARKS
KEN GAMBLE

AMAZING GRACE
RlCK REED

MONUMENT UNVEILING
KEN GAMBLE

RIFLE SALUTE
AMERICAN LEGION POST 45

TAPS
AMERICAN LEGION POST 45

Sponsors

A Tribute To:

All Vietnam Veterans
who served from
1955 – 1975

The Men and Women who served and later died as a result of their service

To the more than 2.6 million that were exposed to herbicidal warfare

To the more than 2.7 million that served in Vietnam

To the more than
3.4 million that served in Southeast Asia

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, John was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and commissioned in the Field Artillery on 9 June 1965.
After a series of company level assignments in the United States and Germany, coupled with combat duty with the 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Vietnam, he attended the University of Virginia and was awarded a Master of Science in physics in 1971, after which he served as an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Physics at West Point for three years. Field grade duties included a series of command and operational staff positions in the United States, Turkey, and Germany, followed by an assignment to the Pentagon as the executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Army. In 1990 John was promoted to Brigadier General and stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado as the Assistant Division Commander for Support of the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). After command of the Joint Task Force Six at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1991-93, he was promoted to Major General and assigned to senior staff and
command at Fort McPherson, Georgia, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. John commanded Fort Carson from 1996 to 1997, and in October 1997 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Forces Command. From August 1999 until his retirement in January 2002, John was Director of the Army Staff at the Pentagon. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Defense Superior Service Medals, five Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Star Medals (one with “V” Device), four Meritorious Service Medals, 19 Air Medals, and two Army Commendation Medals.
John and his wife Karen have one daughter, two sons, and eight grandchildren. Their youngest child is an Army Lieutenant Colonel who hashad five combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently serving as a field artillery Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Sabi “Doc” Kumar

Sabi ‘Doc’ Kumar represents Robertson County (District 66) in the Tennessee House of Representatives. He is a Surgeon and has practiced in Robertson County for the past 43 years. Kumar and his wife Linda live in Springfield.
They believe in Common Sense Conservative values and share a deep Love for God and Country. They have great respect for Our Veterans and Military. They believe that “We are Free Because of the Brave!”

Joe Eden

Joe Eden is a lifetime resident of Robertson County, TN. He is a graduate of East Robertson High School and the Nashville Auto/Diesel College. He served in the U.S. Army, 501st Infantry and 101st Airborne during Vietnam in 1969. Joe is a life
member of Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion Post 45, and VFW Post 2120 where he has served as Chaplain since 2013. He claims to be semi-retired from Conveyor Systems, Inc. Joe and his wife Mary have shared their love for each other and Jesus Christ for over 51 years.

LaVern Vivio

LaVern Vivio best known as Nashville traffic reporter U-Turn LaVern, has lived in Robertson County since 1992. She currently works in ministry at The Madison Church of Christ, owns and operates a local event venue and hosts a daily talk show on WSGI.
LaVern has been married for 32 years to her husband Mark and together they raised 4 boys, including one son that served in the United States Army Infantry.

Lt. General John M. Pickler

Lt. General John M. Pickler

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, John graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and commissioned in the Field Artillery on 9 June 1965. After a series of company level assignments in the United States and Germany, coupled with combat duty with the 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Vietnam, he attended the University of Virginia and was awarded a Master of Science in physics in 1971, after which he served as an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Physics at West Point for three years. Field grade duties included a series of command and operational staff positions in the United States, Turkey, and Germany, followed by an assignment to the Pentagon as the executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Army. In 1990 John was promoted to Brigadier General and stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado as the Assistant Division Commander for Support of the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). After command of the Joint Task Force Six at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1991-93, he was promoted to Major General and assigned to senior staff and command at Fort McPherson, Georgia, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. John commanded Fort Carson from 1996 to 1997, and in October 1997 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and assigned as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Forces Command. From August 1999 until his retirement in January 2002, John was Director of the Army Staff at the Pentagon. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Defense Superior Service Medals, five Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Star Medals (one with “V” Device), four Meritorious Service Medals, 19 Air Medals, and two Army Commendation Medals. John and his wife Karen have one daughter, two sons, and eight grandchildren. Their youngest child is an Army Lieutenant Colonel who has had five combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently serving as a field artillery Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Sabi “Doc” Kumar

Sabi ‘Doc’ Kumar represents Robertson County (District 66) in the Tennessee House of Representatives. He is a Surgeon and has practiced in Robertson County for the past 43 years. Kumar and his wife Linda live in Springfield. They believe in Common Sense Conservative values and share a deep Love for God and Country. They have great respect for Our Veterans and Military. They believe that “We are Free Because of the Brave!”

Joe Eden

Joe Eden is a lifetime resident of Robertson County, TN. He is a graduate of East Robertson High School and the Nashville Auto/Diesel College. He served in the U.S. Army, 501st Infantry and 101st Airborne during Vietnam in 1969. Joe is a life
member of Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion Post 45, and VFW Post 2120 where he has served as Chaplain since 2013. He claims to be semi-retired from Conveyor Systems, Inc. Joe and his wife Mary have shared their love for each other and Jesus Christ for over 51 years.

LaVern Vivio

LaVern Vivio best known as Nashville traffic reporter U-Turn LaVern, has lived in Robertson County since 1992. She currently works in ministry at The Madison Church of Christ, owns and operates a local event venue and hosts a daily talk show on WSGI. LaVern has been married for 32 years to her husband Mark and together they raised 4 boys, including one son that served in the United States Army Infantry.

Cindy Stonebraker

Cindy Stonebraker is the Assistant Programs Director for the Woody Williams Foundation. She works hand-in-hand with the Director of Programs to optimize efficiency, quality, and consistency of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) Project by facilitating consistent operations, communication and scheduling, as well as coordinating correspondence with key stake holders. She is active with the Survivor Outreach Services at Fort Campbell and is a founding member of the Gold Star Families Services Coalition. In 2015 she was elected to sit on the Board of Directors and serves as the KY State Coordinator for the National League of POW/MIA families in Washington DC. She sits on the Education Committee and was selected as Board Secretary for the National League of Families, and also served as the Communications Chairman for the League.

Operation Song was founded in 2012. Nashville songwriter Bob Regan had the inspiration for the program in the 2000’s while performing on Armed Forces ntertainment Tours at military bases around the world. On those tours, Bob met many servicemen and women with very compelling stories and thought that pairing them with songwriters, natural story tellers, might create some very compelling music. He was also made aware of the large number of service related injuries, issues, and illnesses related to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that some servicemembers were having challenging transitions back to “normal” life. The idea was that transforming their stories into a song might help them process seemingly random and chaotic events and emotions of their service and give them some order, perspective, and validation.

Cindy Stonebraker

Cindy Stonebraker is the Assistant Programs Director for the Woody Williams Foundation. She works hand-in-hand with the Director of Programs to optimize efficiency, quality, and consistency of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) Project by facilitating consistent operations, communication and scheduling, as well as coordinating correspondence with key stake holders. She is active with the Survivor Outreach Services at Fort Campbell and is a founding member of the Gold Star Families Services Coalition. In 2015 she was elected to sit on the Board of Directors and serves as the KY State Coordinator for the National League of POW/MIA families in Washington DC. She sits on the Education Committee and was selected as Board Secretary for the National League of Families, and also served as the Communications Chairman for the League.

Operation Song was founded in 2012. Nashville songwriter Bob Regan had the inspiration for the program in the 2000’s while performing on Armed Forces ntertainment Tours at military bases around the world. On those tours, Bob met many servicemen and women with very compelling stories and thought that pairing them with songwriters, natural story tellers, might create some very compelling music. He was also made aware of the large number of service related injuries, issues, and illnesses related to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that some servicemembers were having challenging transitions back to “normal” life. The idea was that transforming their stories into a song might help them process seemingly random and chaotic events and emotions of their service and give them some order, perspective, and validation.

In Memory of 1,585 Missing
in Action from Vietnam
In Memory of 1,585 Missing
in Action from Vietnam

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