From the National Commander of the U.S. Constabulary
[A note from the editor, these are intentions and not yet a fact.]
Greetings to all Elected and Appointed Officers of our US Constabulary Association.
Many of our members are wondering and
concerned about the status of our Museum that is located in Fort Riley,
Kansas. I have been informed by Trooper Sam Zafran of OP 5 that all of
our exhibits that were in place at the museum have now been packed up
and stored in an unknown location. Sam also tells me that the only
thing remaining in what was the museum is the Honor Plaque that we had
hanging there. I have been trying to contact Bill McKale curator, and I
also have asked Sam if he can talk to someone at Fort Riley that would
let us retrieve our Honor Plaque since it was not an item of inventory.
So I am trying to get it back in our hands.
I have also been in Contact several times now,
with Col. Pete Posseger the curator of the Fort Bliss Museums. Since
Fort Bliss is to be occupied soon by the Elements of the First Armored
Division(Remember MG Harmon was once the Commander of 1st Armor) and
Elements of Calvary units. I am trying to get some space for our
material stored at Fort Riley transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas. Since
Many of our US Constabulary units were made up from Armor and Cavalry
units. I felt it was a perfect spot for us to blend into the very units
that we came from when the US Con. was born. There are many road
blocks. One of course is funds to move the equipment from Riley to
Bliss. Another serious one that is hard to believe is that we must be
accredited as a recognized unit of the US Army. To sum this report up.
Here is where we stand. One. we have to realize that this move is
unique. Two. We will be competing against the First Armor Division for
Space. I think you can see that as a problem. There are many hurdles to
go over. However let me assure you that I will do everything I can to
make this move happen. I will not just give up. I will keep trying. As
a matter of fact. I am going to visit Fort Bliss in April and I will
meet The curator. and whomever else will talk to me. So that is where
we stand on the Museum Business.
Now I ask. Since I am finding things have been
quiet. Are there any Members of the Executive Board or the Executive
Council having any problems. I have not received any complaints
recently and that is good news. I hope that all of you are planning on
attending at least one Reunion this Spring.
I so far have made arrangements to attend OP 4, 7 and 8. If I can
squeeze more in I will. I want to thank each and everyone of you for
your work and devotion to this Association. Without all of you we would
not have an Association I must ask you all to monitor the dues
situation. Remember and remind your Troopers. January 1st was the due
date for dues. If the dues is not paid by January 31. That person will
not be receiving the Lightning Bolt or will be eligible to attend
planned functions such as Reunions. So let us keep this thing going as
long as we can. A lot of us are still packing a lot of steam so lets
use it to help the guys that need our help also. Identify Troopers that
need help and lets not just talk about it. Lets do it.
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