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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Sigel Camp #614 Honors Cadets

  • Sigel Camp #614, Department of Missouri, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, had a productive and successful second quarter of 2014 by participating in ceremonies honoring cadets graduating from the ROTC programs at Missouri S&T and by attending the Department of Missouri Annual Encampment, which took place at Comfort Suites in Rolla this year.
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  • Sigel Camp #614, Department of Missouri, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, had a productive and successful second quarter of 2014 by participating in ceremonies honoring cadets graduating from the ROTC programs at Missouri S&T and by attending the Department of Missouri Annual Encampment, which took place at Comfort Suites in Rolla this year.
    Sigel Camp #614 Commander Randal A. Burd, Jr. attended two ROTC award ceremonies at Missouri S&T this quarter, the first being for Stonehenge Battalion of Army ROTC on 7 May 2014. Burd presented Cadet Melissa Jaime of Stonehenge Battalion with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ROTC Award. Jaime served as Cadet Battalion Commander for Stonehenge Battalion in the fall semester of 2013 and was a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army before becoming a cadet at Missouri S&T. Burd then attended the award ceremony for Detachment 442 of Air Force ROTC at Missouri S&T on 10 May 2014. Cadet Stephanie M. Speer was presented with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ROTC Award by Commander Burd at this ceremony. Sigel Camp #614 also awarded the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War JROTC award to Cadet William Knoske of Army JROTC at Waynesville High School in Waynesville, Missouri. His award was mailed to the school at their request.
    As mentioned previously, the Department of Missouri, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, had their Annual Encampment on 7 Jun 2014 at Comfort Suites in Rolla, Missouri. Sigel Camp #614 Commander Burd was in attendance, as was the camp’s Senior Vice Commander, C. Scott Brown. Burd just finished a two-year term as Secretary of the Department of Missouri, and was elected Senior Vice Commander of the Department of Missouri for the 2014-2015 administrative year. Brown was reappointed Department Chaplain for another year as well.
    Also at the department’s encampment, Sigel Camp received the James B. Eads Award for the 2013-2014 administrative year. The Eads Award is a citation presented annually to one or more camps in the Department of Missouri who have distinguished themselves by both their camp’s participation at the department level and their level of activity in carrying out the aims of the order within their camp. Sigel Camp #614 of Rolla was proud to be one of three camps to receive this citation at the 2014 encampment, the other two being Grant Camp #68 of St. Louis and Westport Camp #64 of Kansas City.
    The presentation of awards and the acquisition of new offices and responsibilities have brought Sigel Camp #614 to the third quarter of 2014, where they hope to add new members, participate in community events like Rolla’s annual Patriot Day Rally in Lion’s Club Park, and otherwise further the mission of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. If you would like to learn more about the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War or get involved, contact Commander Randal A. Burd, Jr. at raburdjr@gmail.com or 573-356-8481.

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