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Old 03-25-2009, 12:50 PM
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Well folks I have jumped into a firefight again. Many things have happened concerning the Medal of Honor in the last few days that have made me decide to move my ass and do something about it. As some of you know my cousin Maj William (Bill) E. Adams, FA was A Post-Humous MOH recipient. Many years ago (1977) A flight simulator training facility was dedicated in his name at Ft. Sill. At the post HQ building there was a cast bronze plaque with all of the artillery MOH recipients names on it. As the date for the training center dedication drew near and as I was a relative and a FA officer I was coordinating events with the family and Ft. Sill. It so happened that for some reason Bills name had not been put on the plaque. To make a long story longer I had a major run in with the post museum and they took down the existing plaques and replaced them with a real cheezy replacement consisting of burned and varnished plywood with a 3x5 brass plate with the name engraved on it.

This has bothered me ever since.

In the last 2 days I have been in touch with the Ft Sill Museum, The Medal of Honor Society the Internal revenue service and several other people and have established a non_ profit (501C3) organization to solicit contributions in order to build a fitting monument/memorial to all Field Artillery Medal of Honor recipients. It is anticipated that the memorial will be at Ft. Sill and will become a part of the Ft. Sill museum. Wish me luck on this as I will need it.

The official name of the Organization is "The Field Artillery Medal of Honor Monument Organization" It has a registered web site FAMOHMONUMENT.org, .net, .com and .info none of which are active having just been established.
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The people that made the burnt plywood plaques most likely thought they were doing something good. Some people like pink flamingos in their front yard. The problem is with a place like this, a decorator or at least someone that has a little sence of what is and isn't good looking should have had a chance to say , Ahhhhh No.
I remember doing a resteration on the first firetruck Sugar land got. After about a gallon of stripper, the bright brass fittings were revieled under some ugly red paint. People think they are doing good when they are not.
Get the plaque fixed.

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Just received an Email from the Director/Curator of the Ft. Sill Museum Giving their support.
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Received permission from the Medal of Honor Society to use an image of the Medal of Honor on the letterhead and envelopes. Will post it when I get the proofs back. Will have the MOH on the upper left, The FA Branch insignia on the upper right and org name in the center. Things are moving on. Fred got me in touch with THE RIGHT people in the IRS and the 501c3 stuff will be expidited.
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You go Sid. I'll do what I can on this end to help you out. Lotta retired senior Army officers around here that have many connections. Keep me posted.

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Received permission from the Medal of Honor Society to use an image of the Medal of Honor on the letterhead and envelopes. Will post it when I get the proofs back. Will have the MOH on the upper left, The FA Branch insignia on the upper right and org name in the center. Things are moving on. Fred got me in touch with THE RIGHT people in the IRS and the 501c3 stuff will be expidited.
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Same here. The artillery has saved more grunts than the medics.
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Would like to see David save this thread on top so we all can find it quickly.

Sid, from an one Redleg to another, thank you and may your cousin rest in peace knowing you are carrying the torch for him and his. If there is anything I can do, please holler!

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Just to get started. Right now I am getting all of the initial administrative stuff set up. 501c3 filed, need to get web site up letters and certificates printed.

What I need is if any of you know a person willing to donate to a project such as this have them get in contact with me or me with them. I need some starter money.

Catman you comming to Georgia??
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