North Georgia Veterans

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If you served in the armed forces of the United States, we would like to invite you to join with us for lunch and fellowship on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Mountains Grill at the Big Canoe Clubhouse.   Our meetings start at 11:30am and usually end by 1:30pm.  Cost is $17 per person and includes a great buffet lunch.  Dress is informal for our monthly meetings.

Membership is open to all who served and received an honorable discharge.  There is no cost to becoming a member of North Georgia Veterans, so please complete an online application today.

September Luncheon
13 September 2017

"Family of Warriors"

By: Ed DeVos


Our September guest speaker is Ed DeVos, a highly decorated retired U.S. Army officer and author of several Christian historical fiction books. His presentation will be about his latest book, Family of Warriors, a story of courage and valor; of integrity and loyalty; of fortitude and perseverance. This is a story of five brothers who serve in five different combat areas during World War II and about their love for their country and for their fellow soldiers. Ed spoke last year at an NGV meeting about his third book, Revenge at Kings Mountain, about a Revolutionary War battle and was very well received. 

Ed graduated from Florida Southern College in 1969 and served his country for more than twenty years as an Infantry officer in both state-side and overseas assignments. During those years he was assigned to four US Army battalions and was an adviser to several Vietnamese infantry battalions. His last assignment was to activate and then command 1st Battalion 87th Infantry (Light), 10th Mountain Division from September 1986 to May 1989. He was awarded a number of decorations including the Silver Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, US and German Parachute Wings, and the US Army Ranger Tab. He is a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff College where he received his Master of the Military Arts and Science degree.   

After his retirement from the Army, he became a self-employed businessman for over seventeen years in the financial services industry where he helped hundreds of families with their insurance and investment needs.  

In 2006, Ed and his wife, Susan, moved to McCormick, South Carolina where he now spends the majority of his time writing Christian historical novels and speaking to church, veterans, and social groups. He was written three other books: The Stain, a book about the Centurion at the Cross;The Chaplain’s Cross, a World War II air battle in the Pacific; Revenge at Kings Mountain, about a significant Revolutionary War battle. All of these books are about strong men; men who demonstrate integrity and honor; courage and valor. All of Ed’s books are available in local and national outlets. 

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend another interesting and informative program by Ed DeVos.

Reservations close at 3pm, 8 September 2017.

Event registration - Click meeting date below

13 Sep 2017 11:30 AM • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse

2017 Lunch Menu

3rd quarter – Includes salad only, no soups

July – Hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans
August – Barbeque, cold slaw, and Brunswick stew
September – Country style ribs, pasta salad and baked beans

Important links to Remember

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative Assistance -   Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

To order a replacement DD-214 -

Apply for VA health benefits online -

Georgia Nationa Cemetary - Canton, GA -

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form.doc

Order NGV imprinted merchandise -
To order imprinted merchandise contact.doc

Memorial template for your funeral -North Georgia Veterans Memorial Service template.doc

Benefits for Aging Veterans -

Drew Early Veterans Benefit Presentation -
N. GA Veterans Benefits 4.10.13.ppt

To order campaign tie and/or miniature medals - Click on uniform components tab above for appropriate order links.

2017 New Members

James Fraser - Navy
Chris Kemp - Army
Barbara Schneider - Honorary
Judith Persing - Honorary
Michael Tiller - Air Force
Dickie Purser - Air Force 
Hunter Bell - Marine Corps 
Robert Colvin - Army 
James Knapp - Air Force 
Richard Fonde - Air Force 
William Nelson - Army 
Mark Herrington - Army 
Josh Doup - Army 
( R ) Michael Mizell - Army 
Patrick Lane - Air Force 
Doug Hanley - Marine Corps 
Ed Mcknight - Air Force 
David Ralston - Air Force  
Richard Schnar - Army 
Donald Bankhead - Army 
Liz Shoemaker - Honorary 
Sharon Johnson - Honorary
Dennis Durham - Army
Norm Semple Marine Corps
Richard Hubbard - Army
Jeff Bolles - Air Force
Kenneth Stepp - Air Force


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