S.A.M.S. On Parade & In the News

    2nd LT, Timothy Ankrum, US Army 2nd LT, Timothy Ankrum was awarded the SAMS ROTC Outstanding Achievement Award with SAMS Dirk. 2nd LT, Ankrum received his Commission during his Class’ Commissioning Ceremonies at East Carolina University (ECU) in May. Ankrum graduated in the top 10% of both his Class at ECU and in National rankings for all ROTC Graduates. Ankrum also graduated with Highest Honors in two academic majors. Brother-in-law, USAF Major Chris Ryan presented Timothy with his rank at the Graduation, and his father former Sgt William Ankrum presented the new LT with his first salute. His Grandfather, SAMS’ National Commander Emeritus Al Ankrum presented Timothy with his own Dirk in a separate ceremony. 2nd LT Ankrum’s first assignment with be with the 2nd CR in Germany just 30 miles from where his father had served in the same unit during the Cold War. His Grandfather earlier had also served in Germany in the 7th Army.

Post 1814 Joe Garrett and Ray Buchannan salute while PC Bruce Dull and Dr. Jack Gordon place a blue and white carnation Scottish Saltire at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 2 July, Posts 1814, 1739 and area Scouts in the Havre de Grace, Independence Day Parade. For the third straight year, 1814 placed in the top two positions for Service Veteran Color Guard category.
L-R: PC Bruce Dull, Harriett Dull, Lauraileen O’Connor, John Polk, Laurent Derewonko, Eric Ferguson, Patrick McGrattan and Dave Ricklis.

Wallace Memorial 20 Aug. Posts 1814 and 2 joined with St. Andrews Society of Baltimore to mark the anniversary of the death of William Wallace. This is the only Statue/Monument known to exist in the US to William Wallace.
L-R: RC Ralph Wallace, Ray Buchanan, Richard Isaac, PC Bruce Dull Mark Wardlaw.

Post 2000, July 4th Parade

July Post 1921 with Boy Scouts at Pear Fair

Post 1921 XO David Reynolds on the news, Monterey Games

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