Volunteer State War Era Veterans Honor Guard

Knoxville, Tennessee



American Hero Dying For Freedom

Isn't The Worst That Can Happen

Being Forgotten is! ...

"A Nation Reveals Itself Not Only By

The Men It Produces, But Also By The

Men It Honors. "

John F. Kennedy, President


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"Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You--Ask What You Can Do For Your Country"

President John F Kennedy


Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard

We Were Young Once -  Memories Photo Album


Those of us that are in the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard were young once and earned our right to wear one of the Military Services Uniform of

 the United States of America. A uniform that is honored in rich tradition and history.  We represent every member, past and present, by wearing our

 uniform properly and proudly when performing Military Funeral Honors. Our young days have come and gone but we are still driven to excel by a deep

 devotion to duty and a strong dedication to "Keeping the Promise" to all veterans and their families. We have posted a few treasured photographs of our

 younger days while serving our country.


Chief Bob Bridges 5 Ton Truck he drove while stationed in

Okinawa, 1961 (USMC)



Chief Bob Bridges checking a 155 mm Howitzer in

Okinawa, 1961 (USMC)


Staff Sergeant Richie O'Brien

Where am I anyway?

Beam me up Scotty......................



Sergeant First Class, James Humbard looking

really young and handsome.

Staff Sergeant Richie O'Brien  at Basic Training

                                    looking happy                                     

 Colonel Rolan Waters

 in Korea Looking Cool

Chief Master Sergeant Gary Woolf with  pregnant wife Brenda

 and daughter. Home on leave from Technical School

December, 1960. Hey Carl, Bob and Gary, I have one of those

 Basic Training pictures too. Look on the TV at left



Major Mike Inman  returning from a

Long  Range Recon Patrol in Vietnam

Love that "Go to Hell" hat




                Major Mike Inman

          Ranger School Graduation




Sergeant Major Bob LeTellier

On Maneuvers with the 278th ACR

What A big gun you have Bob








Colonel Steve Holbert, Training Flight in a T-38

at Craig AFB, Alabama




Sergeant Major Bob LeTellier

     Graduation from USAF Basic





Sergeant First Class Donald Booker

I Think That Your Twin is a Few

Pictures Back. Ohhhh Nooooo Mr. Bill

There Cant' be Two Donald Bookers




This is Petty Officer First Class

Mike (The White Hunter) Church's







Chief Bob Bridges (Left)

Getting ready to go on Shore Patrol

looking for drunk sailors










Petty Officer First Class Mike Church at boot camp

What do you mean, I have to mop the deck again





Chief Bob Bridges (in his Marine Uniform)

Kind of Looks Like Audy Murphy





     First Sergeant Aubrey "Bud" Cassidy

 Headquarters 1st Battle Group, 3rd Infantry


       Looking Handsome


Vice Commander Fred Adomat

Still Looking for Water


Chief Bob Bridges (left)

Still looking for drunk sailors.

You need to look in this album


         Colonel Steve Holbert with Wife,

          Faye in picket line " On Strike"

               against Eastern Airlines




Major Mike Inman has been in the Bush

to long

Sergeant Major Bob LeTellier (right),

M60 Tank Commander, 1973

Where is your big gun Bob?


Sergeant Gary Post is looking

fine and handsome in that

USAF Uniform

Colonel Steve Holbert and his wife Faye

Prior to going to the Marine Corps Ball

1991 at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

Ahhh, those were the days.


Sergeant First Class James Humbard

You want me to do what?

There is enough sand bags already.

(Vietnam 1969-1970)

                   Staff Sergeant John Conley

                Basic Training -  Looking Good




Sergeant First Class James Humbard - I told

you that I am not on the toilet.

 I don't know James.......

(Vietnam 1969 - 1970)

Chief Master Sergeant Gary Woolf (with Cigarette) and

Hand on Pistol keeping an eye on our friends during

weapons training (1966 - 1967) - Vietnam



              First Sergeant Bud Cassidy  in His

"Old Guard" Uniform

       Getting Ready for a Military Funeral

     at Arlington




Staff Sergeant John Conley

Who is that big guy and

what are you holding?




Sergeant Major Bob "Wild Thing" LeTellier

 2013 Oak Ridge High School Reunion 

Petty Officer First Class Mike Church

which way did you say to  turn.. make up your mind


Petty Office First Class Mike Church

receiving an award  for his Missiles

being larger than Petty Officer Second Class

Kelly Rabb's

I think the contest was rigged




 Colonel Rolan Waters 

Basic Training Mug Shot

"Oh My"


Two good looking solder's

looking for some love in all the wrong places.

Sounds like a song to me

James and Bobby Humbard (1966)



Colonel Steve Holbert

Checking things out in Vietnam, 1969

in the door way of a C-123.


Staff Sergeant Carl McCarter

Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas

 Kind of Looks Like Allan Ladd


Sergeant First Class James Humbard

Come on guys, I've heard of KP but not BP

I'm not a # 10 G.I. yet

(Vietnam 1969 - 1970)


Sergeant Major Bob LeTellier

Leaving for Desert Storm


Sergeant First Class Donald Booker

Who Shined Those Shoes


Sergeant Major Bob LeTellier

climbing into a Shooting Star Jet



 Chief  Master Sergeant Gary Woolf

(Weapons NCOIC) cleaning weapons in the

 compound -  Vietnam, (1966 - 1967)




Staff Sergeant John Conley

the Bar is Open -  not much there



Vice Commander Fred Adomat

going in search for water



Check out this old USAF uniform that

Sergeant Gary Post is wearing.


Petty Officer First Class Mike Church

Looks like Chief Bob Bridges finally found a drunk Sailor

I like your jail mate



     Chief Bob Bridges - Basic Training

      United States Marine Corps - 1960 

            Looking Young and Fine....


Chief Robert Bridges (Left)

Ringing bell at retreat or could it be the dinner bell?


Staff Sergeant Carl McCarter

Looking Fine!!!


PO3 Pamela Pace and her family



Chief Master Sergeant Gary Woolf

 Vietnam 66-67


Honor Guard Christmas Party 2013 at Rothchild Catering, Sponsored by Raymond James and Associates, Knoxville, TN  


No Picture Available for 2014


Honor Guard Christmas Party 2015 at Rothchild Catering


No Picture available for 2016/2017



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