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Military salute for retiring chaplain

September 17, 2010 No Comment

Chief Clarence Louie (l) presents Rev. Maj. Chuck Cooley (standing, r) with a commemorative medallion. Guest speaker Rev. Gen. David Kettle applauds.

OSOYOOS, B.C. – On Sunday, May 16, as Rev. Maj. (retired) Chuck Cooley stepped down from full-time ministry, he received accolades from Rev. Gen. David Kettle, chaplain general of the Canadian Forces. Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band presented Rev. Cooley with a First Nations Vietnam veterans’ medallion inscribed Duty–God–Country. Grace Lutheran (Osoyoos, B.C.) and St. Paul (Oliver, B.C.) also made presentations to Rev. Check and Ann Cooley. Two hundred guests attended the service, followed by a dinner and dance.

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