|Cal Poly Pomona will hold a Veterans Day observance ceremony on Monday, Nov. 10, at noon in the University Quad.|
Cal Poly Pomona will hold a Veterans Day observance ceremony on Monday, Nov. 10, at noon in the University Quad, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.
United States Army Lt. Gen. Herbert R. Temple, Jr., who served in the Army for 43 years before retiring at the Pentagon in 1990, will provide the keynote address.
Temple was a combat infantryman from the Korean War, and led and commanded platoon through brigade level organizations. His 12 years of service on the U.S. Army General Staff concluded with his appointment by the President of the United States as chief of the National Guard Bureau. With National Guard personnel and units serving throughout the world, he managed an annual budget in excess of $9 billion.
Temple?s list of awards includes the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Army General Staff Badge.
Along with Temple, several other faculty and staff service veterans are scheduled to speak during the campus ceremony.
Ron Simons, associate vice president for University Development who served for the U.S. Army in the Republic of South Korea in the 1960s, will act as master of ceremonies. Simons completed his service as 1st Lt. Infantry in 1967, after earning the Expert Infantry Badge and being awarded a Medal of Commendation.