A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.

The Knights of Columbus pays tribute to those who swore the following oath:

“I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” 

As Catholics we know that scripture has counseled us ”not to swear at all” (Matthew 5:34) Christ meant, as the Fathers and ecclesiastical writers explain, to be so truthful that men could believe them without need of oath to confirm what they say. He did not forbid the use of oaths under proper conditions, when necessary to satisfy others of our truthfulness.

Knowing full well the weight of those words, these men honorably discharged their duties. Furthermore, although their enlistments and commissions have expired and were satisfied … the oath taken above has no expiration date.

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Knights of Columbus Council 13118 – Military Honor Roll

Carrier,   Leo

Marines

Private First Class

D’Angelo,   Robert

Marines

Second Lieutenant

Demers,   Phil

Air Force

Staff Sergeant

Dixon,   James R. (Monsignor)

Air Force

Colonel (retired)

Fink,   John C.

Coast Guard

Lieutenant Commander

Foreman,   David

Marines

Second Lieutenant

Gagliardo,   Anthony (Father) – Deceased

Army

Lieutenant Colonel

Johnson,   Greg

Navy

Lieutenant

Massey,   Albert

Army

Captain

Moylan,   Shawn

Army

Specialist

Mullern,   Jack

Navy

Lieutenant

Perry,   James (Doctor)

Air Force

Captain

Smith,   G. Michael

Navy

Petty Officer 2nd Class

Townsley,   Bob

Navy

Troy,   James

Navy

Quarter Master 2nd Class

Warner ,   Steve

Marines

Captain

May God always bless America!