On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Colonel (Ret.) Ted Severn will be guest speaker at a Veteran’s Day event open to the public at no charge with seating limited to 120.
The event will be held at the ADM High School, 801 Nile Kinnick Dr. S., in Adel.
It will start at 8:30 am with a flag-raising ceremony followed by Col. Severn’s presentation from 9am – 10am in the high school auditorium, and a reception will follow at 10am in the ADM school board room.
Public parking will be available in the east parking lot – follow the signs – as you enter the ADM campus from the west off of Highway 169.
In 1970 then Captain Severn was commander of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.
He was Private John McClurg’s commanding officer. Private McClurg (Adel High School Class of ‘69) was the last ADM alumnus to be killed in action (KIA).
Captain Severn was wounded in action (WIA) in June of 1970 and Private McClurg was KIA two months later on August 17, 1970. John was 19 years, 3 months and 17 days old.
Col. Severn will discuss his military career and experiences in Vietnam and what it was like to serve with a rifle company in a combat zone. The ADM Alumni Association worked with the ADM Middle School Veteran’s Day Committee to arrange for and sponsor Col. Severn’s visit.
ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003