Jun 102004

September 10-11, 2004.  Memorial Service to dedicate a Remembrance Stone for Lt. Joseph Orleck, real World War II hero and namesake of the USS ORLECK DD886.  Under beautiful skys the Memorial Service was flawlessly executed at Ft. Myer Chapel with authentic World War II hero, Senator Bob Dole, as the guest speaker and Joseph Correia, the Chaplain of USS ORLECK. A one mile procession behind the 6 white horse drawn caisson, marching troops and Navy Band to the site of Lt. Orleck’s stone was followed by a 21 gun salute, taps, honor guard and presentation of the flag and messages from dignitaries to the next of kin, Donald Orleck, nephew of Lt. Orleck.  This event fills a long overdue event to establish and dedicate a place of resting honor for this true American Hero.