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A World War II-era “V for Veterans” Flag donated to SG-VHV

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A World War II-era “V for Veterans” flag found a permanent home with Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans during the organization’s monthly meeting in February.

William Kohl, a PCSI food services manager at Fort Hood, donates a World War II-era “V for Veterans” flag he inherited from his late stepfather to Copperas Cove-based nonprofit Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans during the organization’s February meeting.

The Copperas Cove-based nonprofit gratefully received the vintage flag from William Kohl, a PCSI food services manager at Fort Hood. Kohl inherited the flag in 2010 from his late stepfather, a retired Merchant Marine who waved it proudly at Veterans Day parades for decades. A 30-year Army veteran himself, Kohl wanted to preserve the one-of-a-kind flag with 48 stars arranged in a V, while, in the words of Johnny Cash, “She’s still in good shape for the shape she’s in.”
Mr Kohl, who works for contractor PCSI at Fort Hood, consulted his co-workers, Mr Barker who also serves as an officer on the Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans Advisory Council. They suggested donating the flag to the organization to be displayed and honored into perpetuity. After giving the flag to the group, the group had it framed and then Mr Kohl presented it to Star Group Veterans Helping Veterans in an emotional passing of the torch during their Monthly meetin.

Representatives of PCSI, a premier corporate sponsor of Star Group-veterans Helping Veterans, drove from their corporate headquarters in Austin for the presentation. Thanks 

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