Memorial Day service planned
by Hawkins Teague
May 21, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Once again this year, the James Thomas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Memorial Day service at the Renaissance Center downtown. The service will begin at 10 a.m. on May 26.

Chapter president Virginia Alexander said that William Turner, historian for Christian County and Hopkinsville, will be the featured speaker, as he was last year.

D.A.R. member Martha Maxfield will lead a tribute to Sgt. Adam J. Kohlhaas, who was 26 when he was killed in Iraq by an improvised explosive device (IED) on April 21.

According to an April 25 Associated Press story, Kohlhaas grew up in Cadiz and was in D Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1001st Airborne Division. He had been stationed at Fort Campbell since October 2002, and was on his third deployment since enlisting before his senior year of high school. The story quoted his brother, Nate Kohlhaas, who said Adam enjoyed playing football at Trigg County High School and that he loved to go turkey hunting.

A May 2 story in the Bowling Green Daily News said that Kohlhaas’s funeral was held at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home in Bowling Green on May 1. His father, Henry Kohlhaas spoke at the service.

Alexander said that recognition would also be given to the Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Wives. She said that veterans that have died in the past year would also be recognized, whether they were native to Trigg County or have lived there. Trigg County veterans will assist with the program, and the D.A.R. will also serve refreshments afterwards.
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