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Rotary Club of Stone Mountain Salutes Veterans at Park Springs

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Keynote by Captain Tommy Clack (Ret.)

In honor of Memorial Day, the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain will honor all Veterans who live at the Park Springs Retirement Community in Stone Mountain on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30AM at their annual “Salute to Veterans” lunch.

This year, Retired Captain Tommy Clack, Vietnam Veteran, will be the guest speaker. He accepted the invitation from Stone Mountain Rotarian, Mr. Al Lipphardt, US Army Veteran, VFW Department of Georgia State Commander.

“Our Members appreciate the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain for coordinating and hosting this meaningful annual event for the 9th year in a row,” says Anresa Davis, Stone Mountain Rotarian and Senior Residency Counselor at Park Springs. “Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices of those who served their country, and to honor and remember the veterans who fought in wars both recent and long ago.”

More than 30 Rotarians and 65 Park Springs veterans are expected to attend the Memorial Day Observance and luncheon. There will be a color guard, and Mrs. Carolyn Brooks, Member at Park Springs, will play the service song for each branch, during which Veterans are invited to stand and be recognized for their service.

About Retired Captain Tommy Clack

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Rotary Club to Honor Veterans at Park Springs

Tommy was born and raised in Decatur, GA and attended the University of Houston on a Track Scholarship for one year before leaving college and volunteering for the Army.

Tommy spent 3+ years in the Army, attaining the rank of Captain during his tour in Vietnam (with the C/2/27 Infantry-Wolfhounds, of the 25th Division) as an Artillery FO (Forward Observer). He was wounded on May 29, 1969 on the Cambodian border, losing all three limbs, internal injuries and loss of hearing. He then spent 22 months in the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and since 1969, Tommy has survived 50 inpatient surgeries and an additional 15 outpatient surgeries.

He finished college in 1975 as an Honor Graduate from Georgia State University with his B.S. in Urban Administration/City Management.

Tommy retired in 2012 after 47+ years of military and government employment and is a Life Member of the five big veterans organizations (American Legion, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars). He works tirelessly in a number of organizations: he volunteers on the National and State level with the POW/MIA issue, volunteers with and for the NRA, is the current President /COB of the Walk of Heroes Memorial, and many more. Currently, he is a Consultant with the Department of Defense’s 50th Anniversary Observance of the Vietnam War. 

To learn more about living at Park Springs by Isakson Living, or to schedule a personal tour of Park Springs, please contact one of Park Springs’ Residency Counselors at 678-684-3300 or visit www.parksprings.com.

 

 

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