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Wall Of Honor Ceremony for Plymouth National Guard Member Killed in Afghanistan

September 4, 2014
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SPC FieldsThe Marshall County community is invited to attend a “Wall of Honor” ceremony this Saturday, September 6th at the Plymouth National Guard Armory. The special service is in honor of SPC Arronn D. Fields, a member of the 381st MP Unit out of the Plymouth Armory who lost his life while serving his country in Afghanistan on May 21, 2012.
27 year old Arronn Fields, from Knightville had deployed in February 2012 as part of Task Force Guardian a multi-unit military police force from Indiana. He was killed in action as a result of a rocket grenade attack while conducting a mounted patrol.
Spc. Fields enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in 2006. He graduated from Northview High School in 2003 and had also served on tour in Iraq.
The Wall of Honor Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and Spc. Fields’ family will be attending the service. The service includes the unveiling a of shadowbox that will hold Fields’ picture, an American flag, his biography and all of his ribbons, awards and metals from his military career.
Citizens are invited to join in this ceremony to honor a young man who served his country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Plymouth National Guard Armory is located at 1220 West Madison Street.

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One Response to “ Wall Of Honor Ceremony for Plymouth National Guard Member Killed in Afghanistan ”

  1. Thor on September 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

    This was a very nice, well attended, ceremony and a great tribute to the young patriot.

    Indiana Adjutant General R. Umbarger gave a very nice talk about Arronn’s life and personality trying to bring out the man in the account not just talk about his accomplishments.

    Remembrances were offered by SPC Davis, Sgt McCallum, and SPC Fields mother Mrs. Jackie Pilkin.

    Lunch was served to the attendees after the event.

    After the ceremony MG Umbarger said that the Wall of Honor was a new feature for the IN Guard and that he wanted to make sure that it was uniformly honored at each of the Armories. The Wall of Honor will provide both a tribute to those who have served and sacrificed as well as a historical link for current and future members to the units past. A very nice Shadow Box was created that has the Nations Flag, his medals (incl. Bronze Star and Purple Heart) and a photograph of Spec. Fields with some personal information.

    The Master of Ceremony was Col (Ret) Baily with the invocation being provided by LtCol Dewell, Chaplain.

    Attending the ceremony with MG Umbarger were IN State Representative Tim Harman, Dist. 17 (R), Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter, and Marshall County Sheriff, Tom Chamberlin.

    Thanks to everyone who turned out.

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