General Orders No. 2
SERIES 2004-2005
Stephen A. Michaels, Commander-in-Chief
6623 S. North Cape Road
Franklin, WI 53132-1227
Phone: (414) 425-4648

  1. I regret to inform the membership of the death of Past Commander-in-Chief Richard C. Schlenker on Friday, August 20, 2004.

  2. PCinC Schlenker served this Order with distinction as its Commander-in-Chief, from 1982 to 1983, from the Department of Maryland. Afterwards, he served as the Order's Washington D.C. Liaison until 2002, when he was granted emeritus status. He also served as Public Information Officer and Commanding General of the SVR. In 1995, he completed an extensive review of Past National Encampment proceedings and published a collection of notations on each. Many will miss his learned counsel and his thoughtful words.

  3. I hereby charge all Department Commanders to drape Department Charters in his honor and to require that all Camps do likewise for a period of 30 days from this date. The National Webmaster will drape the National website.

  4. Pursuant to per C&R, Chap. V, Art. III, Sec. 9, all Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge for a period of thirty (30) days.

  5. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Br. Schlenker's family.

Ordered this 22nd day of August, 2004.

By Order of:
Stephen A. Michaels

Michael S. Bennett, PDC
National Secretary

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