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The Urology Group Sends WWII Vets to Washington

May 05, 2015

– MEDIA ALERT –

Local WWII Veterans Headed to DC for V-E Day Commemoration

Vets to Join 70th Anniversary Recognition on National Mall

Four local World War II veterans are traveling to Washington, D.C., on May 7-8 to join the national recognition of the 70th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day. Of the 16 million U.S. service members from WWII, about 850,000 remain – and only about 300 will make it to the V-E Day event.

In addition to attending the official recognition event on the National Mall, the local veterans will dine at the Army-Navy Club, receive a tour of Arlington Cemetery and visit other significant sites in our nation’s capital.

The participating local veterans:

  • Noah Switzer, age 89 of Taylor Mill, Ky. – the last surviving member of the 5th MarineDivision of the U.S. Navy; he spent 36 days at the battle of Iwo Jima.
  • Walter Kraus, age 94 of Ft. Mitchell, Ky. – U.S. Navy submarine division, survived the sinkingof the USS S-36 off the coast of Indonesia.
  • Howard Requardt, age 89 of Edgewood, Ky. – U.S. Marine, fought in the Battle of Okinawa.
  • Gerald Bentle, age 90, of Milan, Ind. – U.S. Army, stationed in Naples, Italy.

WHEN
Thursday, May 7
10:00 a.m.
Official Send-Off Ceremony

WHERE
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Hebron, KY
2nd floor Honor Flight area between Delta ticketing and general security gate Event will include:

  • Singing of the National Anthem by Skyler Groves, a 6th grader at Grant County Middle School
  • Words from Earl Walz, CEO of The Urology Group

WHY

Many patients of The Urology Group are members of this age group – “The Greatest Generation.” As a gesture of respect and tribute, The Urology Group has coordinated and underwritten all expenses for this trip.

QUOTE

“These men represent the courage and sacrifice of an entire generation. It’s been a pleasure to get to know them as patients and as people, and it’s our honor help them enjoy this national recognition.” Gary Kirsh, President of The Urology Group

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