The Commemoration of Hermann Kuchmeister's sacrifice at Cienfuegos,
Held May 9, 1998, Winthrop, MA
Contributed by William D. Furey
PC, Adj.  American Legion Post 146,
Life Member DAV, VFW, L.M. Massachusetts and National Korean War Veterans.

On May 9, 1998, a Hermann W. Kuchmeister 100th Anniversary Memorial was held in the Town of Winthrop, Mass.

Opening remarks were by: State Rep. Robert DeLeo.
"God Bless America" by Dorothy Tassinari
 National Anthem by Bill Furey
USMC, I & I Lawrence, Ma.  Honor Guard - Rifles & Bugler
Invocation by Rev.  Don Milligan
Army National Guard Ceremonial Unit Horse Platoon
Speakers: Gerald Ogus, Winthrop Selectman
Benediction: Rev.  Don Milligan
Guest Speaker:
    Medal of Honor Recipient, Korea:  Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. USN, Ret.

Participants in the Memorial Exercise were

Town of Winthrop:
    American Legion Post 146
    VFW Post 460
    AmVets Post 48
    Winthrop Emblem Club # 15
    Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078

East Boston, Mass:
    American Legion
    VFW-, DAV
    AmVets
    Army / Navy Union.

Town of Marblehead, Mass:
    US S Marblehead association
    American Legion.

Gold Star Mothers
Mass Korean War veterans
N. E. Shelter/Homeless Vets.
U. S. UVE
Boston Police Band
U. S. Customs Color Guard.

Committee:
    Roger Hathaway, Chairman
    David Higginbotham, Chairman
    E. Arthur King
    Joseph McGonagle
    Walter Vandalinda
    Hon.  Joseph Ferrino
    Dennis Corbett
    Obie Guidi
    Richard Duval (American Legion Post 146 Commander)
    GYSGT. David Higginbotham, Jr., USMC
 


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