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DAV honors long time volunteers
DAV Couple
George and Thelma Jenkins have volunteered at Chapter 46 for nearly two decades and have plans to retire this month. Photo by Patricia O'Neary

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 in Hinesville honored two long-time volunteers who will be retiring this month.

Patricia O’Nery, the Adjutant for DAV Chapter 46 in Hinesville said the Chapter’s Office Administrator, Comrade George Jenkins and his wife Thelma, a member of the DAV were given a special send off Tuesday morning with a drive-by ceremony.

“We wanted to give them a great send-off,” O’Neary said. But in light of COVID we couldn’t gather as planned. Our District commander, Corth Nordeoff, and Commander Joel Feagin thought it would be best to do a drive up to their home with other veterans and do it the old-fashioned way. We drove-by and hollered out to them, gave our well wishes, presented them with their awards and plagues while maintaining our regulatory guidelines for the city.” 

The couples was also presented plagues from the Commander of the DAVA, Mrs. Melinda Schneider.

George and Thelma Jenkins have volunteered at Chapter 46 for nearly two decades. George spent 21 years in the U.S. Army and then served for several years with the Merchant Marines.

“We wanted Hinesville and his neighbors to know how blessed we have been for the last 17-18 years to have George and Thelma working as Volunteers for the DAV#46,” O’Neary said. “We appreciate their service, camaraderie, selfless devotion to the command.”


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