Edward Chow Jr.
USA, Vietnam Veteran
Arlington, Virginia - 21 Mar 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Hon. Edward Chow Jr., former MD Secretary of Veterans Affair and a Captain in the United States Army, died peacefully at home 22 July 16 of pancreatic cancer.
Following graduation from college, he was commissioned a second Lieutenant, served in Germany and then volunteered for service in Vietnam. There he served as a Captain, and among his many awards and commendations is the Bronze Star.
In 1993 he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) where he retired from in 2001.
He went on to become the Maryland Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2009-2015. Mr. Chow was active in advocating for veterans for over 30 years.
He was elected National Vice President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) in 2001 and re-elected in 2003. He was active in the American Legion, AMVETS, DAV, Hispanic War Veterans and the VFW.
Captain Edward Chow Jr., is to be inurned on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery on 21 March 2017 at approximately 0900 hours from the Administration Building. PGR has been invited to attend the services by his family and we will be there to stand tall silent and proud in honor of this U.S. Army Officer, his family, friends and comrades at arms.
Concealed/carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations. Therefore do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 21 Mar 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 0730 hrs
- IWO Jima Marine War Memorial
- Arlington, Virginia - 22211
- Ride Captain:
- Bill Johnston
- Special Instructions:
- Stage: 0730 hrs. Iwo Jima War Memorial
Brief: 0745 hrs.
KSU 0800 hrs. Transit to ANC, Administration Bldg.
Honors: 0900 hrs. Graveside (Time Approx)
Iron Horses preferred, cars welcomed as always.
Large mounted flags ok for transit, but are NOT used in ANC for graveside services.
Military mandated ID / gear NOT required for this mission.
Dress & hydrate accordingly - Check the weather @ http://tinyurl.com/Arlington-Weather
- Flags & Water:
- Flags Will NOT be provided, please bring your own.
- Large bike flags will NOT be needed.
- Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Bruce Gentile
Position: State Captain
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