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DVA Hosting Vets and Families
Saturday, 26 October 2013

October 26--  The annual Veteran's Day luncheon hosted by the Downtown Vidalia Association is Monday, November 11th at 11 a.m. at the Vidalia First United Methodist Church activity center.

The guest speaker is combat veteran Major Jon Countess from the Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.

Major Countess is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He attended school at Auburn University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1998.  Major Countess has served in leadership roles from the platoon to division level. He has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

ImageMajor Countess returned from Afghanistan in July 2013, and is now serving as the battalion operations officer for 1-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB). His awards include two Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement award. His other qualifications and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, the senior parachutist badge, and the Sapper Leader tab. Major Countess is married to Kia Countess, and they have two sons, Jon Rix, and Robert Joel.

Veterans and their immediate family members are invited.  The luncheon is made possible by the support of the Vidalia Masonic Lodge, American Business Women's Association, the Ladies Auxiliary of Veteran's Organizations and Harvey's of Vidalia. 

 

 

 

 
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