John Annen, Veteran
USA – Vietnam
Fort Smith, Arkansas – 07-12-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
CPL John Annen 72, lost his battle with Agent Orange on May 23rd 2021. He was born on May 14th 1949 in Philadelphia Pa. He joined the US Army in Oct. 1968. He served as a Corporal and gun crew chief in 2/11 Field Artillery of the 101st Airborne Division from 1968 – 1970. For his service he earned the Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal, ARCON Award Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Service Medal, and Meritorious Unit Emblem. After Vietnam he was stationed at Fort Chaffee where he met and then married his wife on August 12, 1972. He obtained his electricians license from IBEW Local 700 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas in 1977. He worked as a journeyman, then master electrician, then took a permanent position at Union Electric Steel Corp. in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1996 until retiring in 2015. He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter, 1 son, 3 sisters and 5 brothers.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-12-21
Staging Time: 12:20 PM
Fort Smith National Cemetery
522 Garland Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
Stage: 12:20 pm
Briefing: 12:40 pm
Flag-line: 12:50-1:20 pm
This is just a flag-line, SADA will be doing the escort. The Scouts will be assisting in standing the flag-line.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Kim (Gus) and Gina Gustafson
Position: Arkansas Ride Captain
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