Department Orders - Series 2006-2007
DEPARTMENT SPECIAL ORDER NO. 1
PASSING OF BROTHER CHARLES J. "CORKY" REED
By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, by the Department Bylaws, the National Constitution and Regulations, and National Policies, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1: It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of current Department Color Bearer Charles Joseph "Corky" Reed. Brother Reed passed away unexpectedly at his home in San Francisco, California on September 23rd, 2006 at the age of fifty-five years.
Section 2: Brother Reed was a dedicated and long-time SUVCW member, claiming his eligibility for membership from his ancestors, the Reed brothers (Ellis, William and Jeremiah), who served in the 134th New York Infantry and 7th New York Heavy Artillery. He was a charter member of the Gen. Alfred Pleasonton Camp No. 24 and Company G, 1st California Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve. He was currently serving as the Senior Vice Commander of Camp No. 24 and Department Color Bearer. Brother Reed was also a past Department Patriotic Instructor and past Commander of the Sixth Military District, Sons of Veterans Reserve.
Section 3: A memorial service, led by the SUVCW, will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Duggan's Funeral Service, 3434 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Brothers and Sisters of the Allied Orders are encouraged to attend, as are friends in the Civil War and Indian Wars communities.
Section 4: It is hereby ordered that the Department Charter, Camp Charters, and membership badges within the Department of California and Pacific be draped in black from the date of this General Order until the date of Brother Reed's memorial service (November 4, 2006).
Section 5: It is further ordered that the Department of California and Pacific's information booth at the upcoming "Civil War Revisited" reenactment at Kearney Park in Fresno, California on October 21-22, 2006 shall be known as "Camp Corky Reed" in honor of our departed Brother.
The foregoing Department Order is proclaimed this 3rd day of October in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred thirty-first, in the City of Gilroy, County of Santa Clara, State of California by Tad D. Campbell, Commander of the Department of California and Pacific, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
By Order of: /s/ Tad D. Campbell
By: /s/ J. Thomas Smith
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