General Orders No. 20
SERIES 2003-2004
Kent L. Armstrong, Commander-in-Chief
213 E. Madison Street / P.O. Box 618
DeWitt, MI 48820-0618
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  1. It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother James Madison Gowin, Jr., a Real Son of a Union Veteran of the Civil War. As a Member of Fort Donelson Camp 62, Department of Tennessee, Brother Gowin honored the memory of his father, James Madison Gowin, Sr., who served in Company B of the 33rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

  2. We are proud to acknowledge Brother Gowin's own military service, during World War II, and his recognition as an "Atomic Veteran."

  3. All Camp and Department Charters as well as our National Web site are to be draped in black for a period of thirty (30) days.

  4. All Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge (per provision in our Constitution & Regulations - Chapter V, General Regulations, Article III, Section 9) for a period of thirty (30) days.

  5. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Brother Gowin's family.

Ordered this 26th day of April, 2004.

By Order of:
Kent L. Armstrong

Edward Krieser, PCinC
National Secretary

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