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Rendering farewell salutes to our fallen Comrades
A rifle squad may consist of up to seven members plus the command sergeant. Using M1 rifles, the squad will execute three rifle volleys and the solemn sound of taps will play signaling a deserved farewell to the deceased veteran.

The Squad sometimes travel long distances to honor a deceased veteran. In an average month, the Squad receives about five requests for service. The Rifle Squad is volunteer and there is no charge for this service. This service is in part to fulfill our goal, "Perpetuate the memory and history of our dead and to assist their widows and orphans." 


Ralph Meshak, October
Jerome Buza, August 
Bert Platta, June
Chester Brillowski, June
Ricard Borski, June
Archie Pendergast, May
Harold Davis, February
Joseph Omernik, January

Military Funeral Honors

Jan 4th, Gary Welton

Nov 16th, Jerome Glad
Nov 7th, Robert Manti
Oct 7th, Joseph Phillips
Aug 15th, David Dulak
July 13th, Richard Zetlow
June 8th, Duane Dawley
13 May 2015 Lauris Mills
7 Apr 2015 Lloyd Eiden
7 Mar 2015 Norbert Polum
14 Jan 2015 Joseph Omernik
12 Jan 2015 Samual Skibicki

Rifle Squad Activities


Dec 12    Military Honors for annual CAP Wreaths Across America Ceremony 

Nov 21    Stevens Point Elk's Veteran's Day Ceremony

Nov 18    CSM(ret) Strasser and Veteran SGT Stevens spoke to Nay-osh-ing DAR chapter for                Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary 

Nov 11    Veteran's Day visits to Roosevelt Elementary School and Willow Brook Assisted Living

Nov 11    Veteran's Day Ceremonies at the Korean War Memorial and Plover Veteran's Memorial

Nov 10    Visited Whispering Pines Assisted Living and communed with resident Veterans

Aug 22    Annual Walter Pakulski 82nd Airborne Memorial Ceremony

Aug 22    Color Guard for annual Stevens Point "Gun's and Hoses" charity softball game

Aug 15    Rifle Squad Annual Steak Feed

Aug 15    King Day Parade

25 Jul      Led Village of Plover Children’s Parade during annual Celebrate Plover Event.

4 Jul        Marched in the Stevens Point Independence Day Parade 

27 Jun     Conducted Korean War Memorial briefing for the Legion Harley Riders.

14 Jun     Stevens Point Elk’s Flag Day Ceremony

14 Jun     Flag Retirement Ceremony w/ DAR at the Korean War Memorial; retired over 400 Flags.

7 Jun       Honors for the Village of Plover Korean War Veterans Memorial Ceremony

25 May    Conducted Memorial Day Ceremonies at 7 Cemeteries and 2 Memorial Sites

22 May    Conducted Flag exchange at Whispering Pines Golf Course

22 May    Posted Colors at Harmony Homes

​11 Apr     Presented Colors for UWSP Military Appreciation Day

7 Mar      Post Commander presented VFW Award/Scholarship at the UWSP ROTC Military Ball