Military / Veterans
This page is to honor our civic minded veterans who, even after taking off the uniform, continued defending and protecting our U. S. Constitution through their patriotic efforts. They have supported the mission of Constitution For The People as we strive to inform our youth about their Constitution, so that our Republic can long endure.They are wonderful examples of putting “Civics Education” into action! Well done!
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Joyce Reitz (25) Jennings Reitz
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Kiwanis Club of Northside Naples Florida
In honor of
Joseph “Barney” Lipps
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Constitution For The People, Inc. and the many service organizations in which she served, honor Virginia “Ginny” Bailey on her 90th birthday and her “Service Above Self.”
Thank you, Ginny!
These are the principles that have guided Joseph Cofield and Constitution For The People.
With hard work and help from patriots, we WILL BE successful!
Six Guiding Principles for the
1. AIM HIGH
2. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
3. USE YOUR BRAIN
4. BE READY TO GO
5. NEVER QUIT
6. EXPECT TO WIN
Happy Independence Day
Narrated by Evangelo Morris
Veterans in the News
Dan Severson, Candidate for Congressional District 19
Serving 22 years, he flew over 3,200 flight hours, over 320 carrier landings and retired at the rank of Commander in 2000.
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Our Featured Veterans
Thank you to Sandra Simmons, a true patriot, who nominated her parents, Viola and Paul Smith, to honor them for their WWII military service and beyond.
Yeoman 2nd Class Viola M. Smith
Captain Paul W. Smith
US Marine Corps
Search Light Operator 3rd Defense Battalion, Battery G Under Command of Lt. H. G. Kurgis
Spring 1939 – Boot Camp – Paris Island, South Carolina
Marine Corps Installation Pearl Harbor 1939 – Spring of 1942
Tulagi Island and Guadalcanal 1942 – 1945
Honorable Discharge as Master Sergeant – September 1945
United States Air Force
Medical Supply Officer – Top Secret Clearance
Lackland AFB – Texas – Medical Supply Officer Training
Sampson AFB – New York – Medical Supply Officer
RAF Burtontwood – Cheshire, England
Ben Guerir AFB – Morocco, Africa
Andrews AFB – Maryland USA
Honorable Discharge as Captain 1962
Veterans Administration Hospital System – Washington DC
Civil Service - Medical Supply Officer & Equipment Specialist 1963 – 1971
1971 – Retired to Virginia
1984 – Relocated to Naples, FL
Volunteer work through East Naples United Methodist Church 1984 – 2001
Member of Collier County Pearl Harbor Survivors Organization 1984 – 2001 – helped organize and participated in annual reunion of Collier and Lee County Pearl Harbor Survivors
Numerous speaking engagements at local churches and organizations about his military experiences during the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during the rest of the war.
US Navy WAVES
Supply Expediter (DUVA) Pacific Naval Fleet
June 1943 – Enlisted in the Navy WAVES in Seattle, Washington
June 1943 – Boot Camp – Hunter College, New York
August 1943 – USPACFLT Communications Training Center – Stillwater, OK
October 1943 – USPACFLT Supply Expediter – San Francisco, CA
Honorable Discharge as Yeoman 2nd Class – September 1945
Lackland AFB Texas – Children’s Sunday School Teacher & Women’s Circle at Church
Sampson AFB New York - Children’s Sunday School Teacher & Women’s Circle at Church
RAF Burtonwood Cheshire England - Children’s Sunday School Teacher
Ben Guerir AFB Morocco, Africa - Children’s Sunday School Teacher and Missionary Work
Andrews AFB - Women’s Circle at Church
Community Service volunteer work through East Naples United Methodist Church 1984 – 2001
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