Volume 51, Number 42

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fundraiser for Mighty Eight Air Force Veteran

There will be a fundraiser
on Saturday, September 26th
at 6 p.m. at the Pickett
County K-8 for Pickett County
Care & Rehab resident Murray
Schrier.
8th Air Force Veteran Murray
Schrier was an Armorer-
Gunner and part of the Flying
Fortress B-17 Bomber Crew.
Schrier and his crewmates
survived 26 missions during
World War II into enemy territory
in Europe and Africa
while battling large number of
German fighter planes from
1943 to 1945.
He was honorable discharged
in September 1945
and his awards include the
Distinguished Flying Cross,
Air Medal, five Oak Leaf Clusters,
European, African, Middle
Eastern Service medals,
and Good Conduct Medal.
He is originally from New
York but raised his family in
West Palm Beach, Florida
where he was a successful
businessman. After the passing
of his wife in October
2002, he moved to Tennessee
with his daughter and eventually
found his way to Byrdstown.
The Hull York Chapter 5
DAV, along with Pickett
County Care & Rehab, want
to honor Mr. Schrier for his
service to his country with an
awards presentation at the
Mighty Eight Air Force Museum
in Savannah, Georgia
on Veterans Day, November
11.
Admission is $3 for adults
and $1.50 for children. Concessions
will be sold, there
will be a silent auction, live
music, and Hee Haw performance
from the DAV.
This money raised for this
fundraiser will be used to help
make it to the event honoring
Mr. Schrier where members of
the DAV, nursing home staff,
community officials and his
family members plan to attend.
If you would like to donate
for the auction or give money,
please contact Mechelle Beaty
with Pickett Care & Rehab at
864-3162.

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