Posted on 11/02/15
November 2, 2015, Monroe, NC – The Union County Veterans Service Office will honor veterans at their annual Veterans Day program on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10:45 a.m. at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport during the annual Warbirds over Monroe Air Show.
The program's key note speaker is Sgt. Maj. Randolph L. Mitchell. Sgt. Maj. Mitchell enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in March of 1980 and served for 28 years. His duty assignments included MCRD Parris Island for boot camp, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Fort Lee, Va., Fort Benning, Ga., Bridgeport, Calif., Okinawa, Japan, Beaufort, S.C., Miramar, Calif., Camp Pendleton, Calif., Camp Fuji, Japan and Iwakuni, Japan.
Sgt. Maj. Mitchell had the distinct honor of serving as a drill instructor at Parris Island twice, and at MCRD San Diego, Calif. Sgt. Maj. Mitchell participated in numerous operations in support of Desert Storm. He retired from the Marine Corps on June 30, 2008 and relocated to Okinawa, Japan where he continued to support Marines through Marine Corps Community Services as a program director. His service awards include but are not limited to Meritorious Service Medal (04 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (09 awards), Air Force Achievement Medal.
Sgt. Maj. Mitchell currently resides with his wife Lina and daughter Angelina in Weddington.
During the Veterans program, Union County will present the annual Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Patriot Awards to a selected cadet from each of the JROTC high schools. Please come out and help us congratulate these outstanding cadets and celebrate our veterans.
Questions regarding the program may be directed to the Union County Veterans Service Office at 704-283-3807. More on-line information regarding the weekend Airshow events can be found at www.warbirdsovermonroe.com
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