Randolph County Honor Guard - Providing Final Military Rites for Deceased Veterans



NEW MEETING PLACE IS OUTSTANDING


336 WORTHVILLE ROAD
RANDLEMAN, N.C.

LADIES AUXILLARY FORMED TO SUPPORT GUARD

Due to the ever increasing demands on behalf of the Honor Guard several Spouses were eager to lighten the workload of the group and join their husbands on a number of social details (Special Fundraising Events, Community Appearances, etc.  Their kind gesture was welcomed by the Group! 

A core group of ladies are staffing up in the following areas of responsibilities as listed.  As they move forward additional members should be joining and will be warmly welcomed.

               President                            Connie Barton

               Secretary                            Darlene Cox                
           
               Treasurer                          Jo Young & Mary Sampson  
           
                Publicity                           Brenda Sier

                Fundraising                    Nancy Thomas/Tiffany Mayhew



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HONOR GUARD PROVIDES HONOR
FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
 
 
 
North Salisbury Street - Asheboro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
 
 
 
 
THANKS TEAM - GREAT JOB!
 
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RETIRED GUARD MEMBER
TOMMY NORWOOD
 
Honored by Fellow Veterans at the Asheboro American Legion on Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2014.  A full Mission of the Randolph County Honor Guard was on hand to render proper honors to his family and friends.  Thanks to All Who Attended.
 
        
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JIM ALLRED - U.S. SOLDIER/POW
Had Joined a U.S. Army - served our God  and Country. Now is Rewarded for Good Deeds Done to Mankind
As he now is with his GOD!
 
 
 
 Jim followed older Brother Boyd Allred on his Journey, thru Korea, thru Life to a Point and Now they are Both reaching their finally goal of Christian and a Child of Christ.
 
After the Military, both led productive lives, showing the love and caring of our God and others that they did receive at the hands of their captors.  Humanity as we Americans know are not often complimented in Wartime and in particularly with the enemies faced in Korea.  
 
Jim after returning to the U.S. at a point, became an honorable member of the Randolph County Honor Guard and was afforded the honor of firing the last and third volley at Boyd's funeral as was fitting under the circumstances.  These brothers stood straight for our County, serving with honor to our Flag and Country.  Rest in Peace Brothers! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(JIM ALLRED FIRES THE LAST ROUND AT  BROTHER BOYD's FUNERAL)
 
Boyd Joined U.S. ARMY
 
1947  -  1954  -  POW - KOREAN WAR - 996 DAYS IN CAPTIVITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JIM WAS AN MEMBER OF THE RANDOLPH HONOR GUARD UNTIL 
HIS BOUT WITH CANCER BEGAN AND IS REMEMBERED AS A MAN OF HONOR
 
OUR HERO's
 
We Veterans know whom we regard as "true" Hero's to our Country.  It's not Movie Stars, POP Singers, T.V. Actors, Political Figures or others of this nature.  No, it's the patriotic men and women who don the uniform of their individual branch of service and are willing to lay their lives down for our great nation and world freedom.
 
Our story here is about two patriotic brothers who came from the tobacco fields of North Carolina and became warriors in the United States Army.  Both ended up in Korea in the starting days of the Korean War.  As the U.N. forces drove the invading North Korean Army north in retreat, the brothers  ended up in the cold, bitter winter winds and snow  in the area of the Chosin Reservoir.  As they pushed forward, the Peoples Army of China invaded over the Yalu River which is the border region of China and North Korea.
 
 Boyd wounded in the vicinity of the Reservoir and both he and Jim were captured three days apart in the bitter days of one of the greatest battles and under the worst winter conditions and around the clock for this severe   weather battle.  Both suffered greatly at the hand of the captors and while Boyd attempted an escape, he was captured and treated terribly as was Jim. 
 
Jim was a prisoner for 999 days, while Boyd served for 996 days. Both were  exchanged for Chinese/North Korean POW's in "Operation Big Switch" in 1953.  Both returned home to their families and put their lives back together becoming outstanding members in their community and church.  
 
Jim served in the Randolph County Honor Guard for many years until his health declined with the diagnose of Cancer which he is now receiving treatment for.  The outlook as always, is up to the almighty and when called home, he will again join his brother, not in captivity, but in the rapture of what our Maker has in store for those who believe and love him and how they have given much to mankind.   God Bless America and these Great HERO's!
 
 HONOR GUARD REQUESTED APPEARANCES
 
 
COPPERHEAD BASEBALL TEAM OUTING
 


 
OUR GREAT VOLUNTEER TEAM
 

 
 
 
 CAROLINA FIELD OF HONOR VETERANS MEMORIAL
(Dedicated  31 May, 2014)
IN GOD's HANDS THESE HONORABLE VETERANS
 
ARE TRANSFERRED AND REMEMBERED!
 
 
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