Dubois County Veterans Held their Annual Memorial Services in Jasper on Saturday

Dubois County (NNDC):

The Dubois County Veterans Council has announced activities fortheir observance of Veterans Day on Saturday November 9th with everyone being invited to attend and participate. All Veteran Organizations from Dubois County will be represented for this event.

The day will began with an 8:00 am mass at St. Joseph Church Jasper. All Veterans Groups were asked to join in the procession of posting their colors in the front of church. All Veteran organizations were recognized. Remembering our MIA’s will be presented by Steve Bartels of American Legion Post 147.

DCVC Vice-President Chris Knies will present the Living Veterans
Award to this years recipient Kent Schreiner.Kent Schreiner, the son of the late Norbert M. and Cyrilla Senninger Schreiner and a 1966 graduate of St. Ferdinand High School attended Automation Training Institute of Indianapolis for one year before being drafted. On April 3rd of 1968, Kent was inducted into the

United States Army taking his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky
and then sent to Fort Sam Houston to be trained as a combat medic.
In early September of 1968 his orders took him to Vietnam where he
served for one year.

While in Tay Ninh, Vietnam, Schreiner was attached to the 25th
Infantry Division in the III Corps Sector. On November 27, 1968,
Schreiner and his Company B while waiting to be airlifted to base
camp for Thanksgiving dinner were dispatched to assist Company A
which was under attack. During this battle 36 men were injured and 18 soldiers lost their life. For his actions this day, PFC Schreiner was
awarded both a Purple Heart and the Silver Star for gallantry in action.

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