Fort Washington 1789 & Washington Park

If you’ve read the Allen Eckert books, or studied the expansion of the American frontier in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, then you’ve read about Fort Washington located in the city of Losantiville on the Ohio River. That was an important location and because of that, it’s completely gone, with a large city built over it: Cincinnati, Ohio. The large well-constructed log fort was built beginning in 1789. Cincinnati was still a blip on the map, and Fort Washington still standing, in 1800. Here’s what it looked like.

Fort Washington was a fortified stockade with blockhouses built by order of Gen. Josiah Harmar starting in summer 1789 in what is now downtown Cincinnati, Ohio near the Ohio River. The physical location of the fort was facing the mouth of the Licking River, above present day Fort Washington Way. The fort was named in honor of President George Washington. The Fort was the major staging place and conduit for settlers, troops and supplies during the conquest and settlement of the Northwest Territory.

By 1802, Fort Washington had fallen into disuse and disrepair, and was manned by only half a company (about 35 men). In 1803 it was replaced by the larger Newport Barracks established to house the Kentucky Militia. It was Opened just across the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky. James Taylor Jr., an influential resident of Newport, Kentucky, had lobbied his cousin James Madison to place the post in Newport.

On February 28, 1806, Congress directed the Secretary of the Treasury to cause the site of the abandoned fort to be surveyed and laid off into lots, streets and avenues conforming to the plan of the city, and to sell the lots to the highest bidders at a sale at the Cincinnati Land Office. The survey, certified July 8, 1807, shows the fort’s boundaries to be Fourth Street to the north, Ludlow Street to the east, the Ohio River to the south, and Broadway to the west.

In October 1952, excavators discovered the remnants of Fort Washington’s gunpowder magazine under the northeast corner of Broadway and Third streets, at the site at which Western & Southern Life Insurance Company’s parking garage was to be constructed. Researchers with the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio first visited the site on October 13, 1952. The location is marked by a plaque at the Guilford School building, at 421 E 4th St, Cincinnati, which now occupies the site.

Surprisingly, none of the maps of Cincinnati made during that period included the fort. Identification of what was long thought to be the fort’s site came from Dr. Daniel Drake, who testified in 1829 where he remembered the fort was. His description was used by Robert Ralston Jones in his 1902 history, “Fort Washington,” which determined the fort’s location at Third and Ludlow Streets. A stone monument was placed in the middle of Third Street in 1901.

After the powder magazine was discovered, marked by a Memorial Plaque, archaeologist Baby published an article refuting Drake’s recollections, using the location of the magazine compared with plans of the fort from 1789 and 1792 that Drake didn’t have. Baby concluded the fort had to be above Third Street, which is at the edge of a natural broad plateau, noting that it would have been a military disadvantage for the fort to be on a lower elevation than the plateau. He also believed the fort was oriented differently, rotated clockwise and extended east across Ludlow Street.  A few months later, King published his own findings, indicating some errors in Baby’s coordinates. While King agreed that the fort was never as south as Third Street, he believed the fort was angled to the west, which would not have interfered with the plats identified on Cincinnati maps from 1790 and 1807.

Not specifically associated with the Fort was a Presbyterian Cemetery adjacent to the church just one city block to the West on 4th Street. The cemetery was established in 1790 and was the first cemetery in Cincinnati.  According to the 1881 book “History of Cincinnati Ohio with Illustrations” complied by Henry A Ford et al., chapter XL “Cemeteries”, page 376, “The first and only public burying-ground in Cincinnati for many years was that upon the square bounded by Fourth and Fifth, Walnut and Main streets, given to the people by the original proprietors, in part for that purpose.

Some of those buried there were John Cutter (1737-1793); William Harris (1746-1797); Jacob Reder (1760-1822); William Skivington (1754-1810); and Ballard Smith (?-1794).

Many arrived here in Losantiville in the late 1780’s and served in the Military with General St. Clair. It is believed most were re interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery at 12th Street which is now Washington Park.  However, although their names are among the 200 Patriots listed on the very large bronze Memorial Plaque in Memorial Hall across Elm Street from the Park no records have been found designating and additional re interment. Cincinnati SAR has placed their names “In Memoriam” in Wesleyan and Spring Grove Cemeteries, their remains most likely still under the ground at Washington Park.

Efforts are underway to Honor the 60 other Patriots whose names are listed only on the Memorial Hall Plaque, hoping a subtle marker may be allowed to connect that process to the Park.

Dr. Michael B. Gunn

Committee Chairman & Cincinnati Chapter – President 2015 – 2016

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Nathan Hale: A Patriot to Remember

Article by Rick Green posted in the Epoch Times 12/14/2021

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Nathan Hale, recognized by many as one of the men who gave birth to the term “Patriot”.

It’s the fall of 1776 and New York City is under attack. The Declaration of Independence had birthed the United States of America barely two months earlier, and there was no turning back for the colonists. General George Washington had freed Boston in March and was slowly turning his army into a genuine fighting force.

All eyes are now on New York City. The British first invaded Staten Island, then defeated the Americans on Long Island, forcing Washington’s retreat to Manhattan. The colonial General is now planning a counterattack to keep from losing all of New York City. As both sides dig in, Washington knows he will lose New York unless he can obtain good intelligence on the troop movements and fortifications of the British.

There is only one way to get that information—General Washington needs a spy! But this is before the days of spies and agents holding a special lore in American culture. In 1776, there is no CIA, no MI6, no Mossad, certainly no loyal American intelligence network at all. In 1776, spies are the lowest of the low, not military heroes. They are hired guns, unsavory and untrustworthy.

Spies are killed upon capture and are respected by none. Washington knows the information he needs cannot be trusted to that type of man. He needs one of his trusted officers for this particular task. But he could not, would not, demand such a dangerous and demeaning mission of just anyone—he wants someone to volunteer.

Late at night, Colonel Tom Knowlton quietly gathers his officers in a tent at a secret location away from prying eyes and ears. But the men in this meeting are no ordinary group of officers. These men are an elite special force group that Washington has recently formed—they are literally the very first American Rangers.

In hushed tones, the Colonel asks for a volunteer to answer the General’s call. His request is met with dead silence. Finally, an older, gruff officer breaks the silence and says, “I am willing to be shot in battle, but I am not willing to be hanged like a dog.” In other words, there is no honor in this mission.

Knowlton tries further to persuade, but eventually gives up. As he is turning to leave and tell General Washington he has failed, a young man, standing in the doorway of the tent, steps forward, and simply says with a steady voice, “I will undertake the mission.” He has arrived at the meeting late, ill with a fever, but eager to serve.

The courageous volunteer at the door is none other than Captain Hale is only 21 years of age, well-educated, and by all accounts of the ladies, a handsome fellow to boot. At the top of his Yale graduating class at the age of 18, Hale is a seriously devoted Christian, planning to become a minister of the gospel.

Fresh out of college, Hale was serving as a teacher when the war broke out. A well-accomplished speaker and debater in college, he argued that the higher education of women was being neglected. Therefore, in addition to serving as teacher for the Union Grammar School in New London, Connecticut, he has been teaching a group of ladies from 5 to 7 o’clock each morning.

After a year of teaching, “the shot heard round the world” was fired at Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. Hale, still in his teens but enrolled in the local militia, attended the town meeting in New London and stood to speak. “Let us march immediately,” he said, “and never lay down our arms until we obtain independence!”

The word “independence” had not yet been spoken of publicly in his town, but the courage of this young man shook the community from its slumber of colonial submission. He then shook the hand of each of his students, prayed with them, and left for war.

Now Captain Hale finds himself volunteered for the most dangerous and most degrading mission he could imagine. Standing outside Colonel Knowlton’s tent, under cover of darkness, Hale’s good friend from college, Captain William Hull, tries to change his mind. Hull stresses the dangers of the mission, the likelihood of death, and the dishonorable legacy of being a spy. Nathan is unmoved and responds by pointing out that there is honor in a mission so necessary for the cause—his General and his nation need him, and he will do what duty demands!

Hale makes his way behind enemy lines and, with his Yale diploma in hand, poses as a teacher looking for a new job. Over the course of several days, he is able to map out the British troop locations and fortifications. With this extremely valuable information hidden in the sole of his shoe, he is captured before he can make his way back across enemy lines.

The evidence is right there on his person. There is no denying what he was there to do. He is sentenced to hang the next morning. Unable to sleep, as he is contemplating his fate, he begins to come to grips with the fact that he has failed. He has failed his mission, his General, and the cause. Hale requests a member of the clergy but is refused. He requests a Bible and is refused. He is finally given paper and pen to write final words to his family. As he calmly pens this final letter, he purposes within his heart to do the only thing he could still do to help the cause for which he is willing to die.

The next morning, as people gather to watch the hanging, he is given a chance for last words. Summoning his best oratory, and quoting heavily from Joseph Addison’s 1713 play “Cato,” Captain Nathan Hale gives a passionate defense of the American cause of freedom. British soldiers begin heckling and mocking him for dying for what they say is a worthless and hopeless cause, but Hale closes with these immortal and inspiring words, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

Hale’s composure, passion, determination, and oratory change his ignoble fate, and greatly influence the very concept of patriotism. As women in the crowd weep aloud, and even hardened enemy soldiers are moved by his words, the image of a disgraced traitor is transformed into an honorable patriot, sacrificing for a worthy cause.

Nearly two-and-a-half centuries later, we can now see the tremendous success of what Nathan Hale believed was a failed mission. In voluntarily giving his life, he inspired hope for the cause, stirred conviction and belief in what the Americans were fighting for, and accomplished a far greater purpose than producing the recon maps for which he had left camp to serve General Washington.

This article is adapted from Rick Green’s“Legends of Liberty, Timeless Stories of Courageous Champions.”

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Annual Awards Gala Banquet – 2021

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held their Annual Awards Banquet this year at the University Club in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday December 11, 2021. 

It was a wonderful venue, and very festive for the holiday season.  Together we celebrated our past year, all the achievements by our Chapter and individual members, being together, meeting family, and celebrating the Christmas and Hanukah seasons.

Holiday Music was provided

The participants at the banquet included members from the Ohio Society, the Dayton Chapter and Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. 

Mr and Mrs Steve Hinson

The food was outstanding, the decorations were wonderful.  There was music, great appetizers, and time for all Compatriots and their spouses to mingle, connect with old friends, and for newcomers get to know everyone better.  It was a terrific event!

The Cincinnati Chapter is blessed with exceptional leadership and participation.  Many awards were presented to very deserving individuals.  The message to all that the individual contributions are even greater when pooled together as a cohesive team and active Chapter.  We are blessed to have members who are active and contribute and we are grateful for all of them.  We have a large membership base, however the majority of the major contributors were in attendance.  Equally important in attendance were spouses who we recognize as supportive key contributors, we thank them for their support.

Chaplain Ed Bonniwell shared grace with us prior to our meal.  Dinner was served which was excellent.

Chaplain Ed Bonniwell leads us in prayer

Following the meal were comments by 2021 President Greg Ballman.

2021 Chapter President Greg Ballman addresses group

There were many awards presented to our chapter members.  We are grateful for their service to our chapter, our mission and serving our community.

Bob Bowers Accepts Most Distinguished Chapter Member Award

We even got to sing Happy Birthday to a member.

Greg Ballman then passed the torch of the Chapter Presidency to George Stewart for the 2022 year.

2022 Chapter President George Stewart

George then introduced the 2022 slate of new Chapter Officers. 

2022 Cincinnati SAR Chapter Leadership Team

The 2022 Slate of Chapter Leadership
President – George Harry Stewart, 1st Vice President – Gary Lee Duffield, 2nd Vice President – James Timothy Crane, Treasurer – Michael John Blum, Secretary – Robert E.R. Bowers, Webmaster – Timothy J. Madden. Chaplain – Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Historian – Bruce I. Bennett, Registrar – Franz B. Ott II, BOM 1 – Daniel S. Schmitz, BOM 2 – James H. Houston, BOM 3 – Kerry L. Langdon, BOM 4 – Scott Freeman, BOM 5 – Gordon Stokely

Thanks to our active SAR members, our working harder than ever SAR Leadership teams at the Local, State and National level. 

We welcome in the 2022 year.

Happy Holidays to all!

Below are photos from the event

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Wreaths Across America (WAA) – Ohio Veterans Home – Georgetown OH

Representatives from the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution CCSAR participated at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown Ohio to celebrate Wreaths Across America.

The CCSAR presented Ohio Veterans Home (OVH) with a Large Ceremonial Wreath. 

Jointly with the Brown County DAR Chapter, the CCSAR placed a WAA wreath at President Ulysses S Grant’s statue.

We placed 45 WAA Wreaths on the Granite Memorial Stones in their Walk of Honor for those who have passed away at the home from 2013 – 2020. 

Flag Retirement – we picked up 45 5”x7” American flags from the Walk of Honor to be properly disposed of in a Veterans Foreign War (VFW) flag retirement in 2022.  

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Wreaths Across America – Cincinnati SAR Participates and honors fallen heroes in three area cemetery locations

Wreaths Across America – Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) participated in wreath laying ceremonies in three area cemetery locations including:

1. Spring Grove Cemetery – Cincinnati, OH

2. Greenwood Cemetery – Hamilton, OH &

3. Woodside Cemetery – Middletown, OH

Wreaths Across America – More than 120 Volunteers gathered to place 694 wreaths on the graves of fallen veterans

On a relatively warm, yet drizzly Saturday December 18, 2021 more than 120 proud attendees participated in the laying of wreaths on 694 gravestones of fallen Veterans in three Cincinnati area Cemeteries. The weather did not dampen the spirits of the volunteers who participated that day.

This ceremony was part of the Nationwide Wreaths Across America which honors Veterans by placing a wreath at their gravestone. This program has been growing in scope over the years. A link to the WAA event is provided here: Wreaths Across America.

As an additional benefit, there is a Spring Grove Cemetery website where many of these photos you see here were sourced, we are grateful for the use of those photos in this article – see the link provided:

Spring Grove Cemetery – Cincinnati OH

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) led by the Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard (NCMCG) posted the Colors to half staff and formed in Mourn Position during the bugle Call for Colors by Craig Flick.

Craig Flick’s bugle sweetly filled the damp air during the ceremony
Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard (NCMCG) mourns the memories of fallen Heroes

The Cincinnati SAR members were joined by: Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and it’s Auxiliary; three Chapters of the DAR (Clough Valley, Cincinnati and Mariemont); St. Antoninus Cub Scout Pack 614; and others totaling more than 120 people.

Volunteers pray for the souls of all lost veterans during the WAA event at Spring Grove Cemetery

Each of the 694 wreaths were lain at the gravestone of a Veteran with a brief Ceremony mentioning their name from the marker by the attending Volunteers.

Volunteers lay wreaths out on the headstones of fallen Veterans

Wreaths were also placed for each of the US Services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, POW/MIA & Space Force.

The dedication of a wreath to commemorate each of the seven branches of the service

After the wreaths were placed on the fallen veterans gravestone, the NCMCG returned the Colors to full Staff under a bugle Assembly direction.

Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard (NCMCG) presenting arms during the raising of the Flag

A Benediction was led by the CCSAR Chaplain Rev. Ed Bonniwell

CCSAR Chaplain Rev. Ed Bonniwell addresses the community of volunteers

Taps was played by Craig Flick.

Firelocks at ease

In a separate ceremony, representatives of the CCSAR moved to the Revolutionary War Memorial in Spring Grove Cemetery and placed 2 wreaths for the 60 Revolutionary War Patriots honored on the Plaques there. CCSAR members who participated included President Gregg Ballman, Bob Bowers, Clay Crandall, Tim Madden & Mike Gunn.

American Revolutionary War commemorative marker in Spring Grove Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery – Hamilton, OH

In Hamilton OH, a separate WAA event took place with representatives of the CCSAR & John Reily DAR Chapter at the Greenwood Cemetery. CCSAR members Mike Blum, Dan Schmitz and Gary Duffield were in attendance, along with members of the John Riely DAR chapter. Together they placed a wreath on Patriot John Riely’s gravesite, to honor his service to our nation.

DAR Participants at Grave of John Reily

Woodside Cemetery – Middletown OH

In Middletown OH, there was a WAA event at the Woodside Cemetery. Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) member Jack Bredenfoerder participated in a wreath laying event with participants from the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.

Wreaths placed on grave markers in Greenwood Cemetery
Jack Bredenfoerder participated in a wreath laying event with participants from the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
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Cincinnati SAR Attends Naturalization Ceremonies at 5th Street Masonic Center

Cincinnati Chapter SAR Members Jack Bredenfoerder and Michael Gunn welcomed new citizens at five different ceremonies in December 2021.  These events ranged from December 6th to December 17th and occurred at the Cincinnati Masonic Center located at 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH.

A total of more than 400 new Citizens representing thirty-eight countries participated.

The Presiding Magistrates Judges for these five events included: Timothy Black; Michael Barrett; Karen L. Litkovitz and Stephanie K. Bowman.  These new citizens were administered the oath for Citizenship by representative Emily Hiltz.

Representatives from Senator Rob Portman’s and Steve Chabot‘s teams addressed those naturalized groups and thanked them for coming into this Country by the legal means.

The League of Women Voters assisted all the new citizens with their Voter Registration forms along with encouragement to exercise their right to vote.

Welcome to the home of the free and the brave!

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Youth Education – Cincinnati SAR Presented an Historic Overview of the Revolutionary War at Taylor Middle School on December 7, 2021

Five members of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) mustered at the Taylor Middle School for a day long presentation to the six Fifth Grade Student Classes there. Our five presenters remained in five separate classrooms where students rotated so each 5th Grade Class would get an opportunity to participate with a uniformed CCSAR member’s subject. Bob Bowers, Jack Bredenfoerder, Ed Bonniwell, Dan Schmitz & Mike Gunn were the presenters.

Although the times were short, the allotment was well within the attention spans of all the students who participated on that Tuesday and everyone was pleased with the project.

Submitted by Mike Gunn

A couple of Teachers had a photo-op with CCSAR in the Lunch Room
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Pearl Harbor – remember December 7, 1941!

At noon on Sunday December 5, 2021, the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) joined members of the Chambers Hartman Budde American Legion Post 534, the Hamilton County Sheriffs Pipes & Drums and several other Veterans groups to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor. This will be the 65th Ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor which tragically happened 80 years ago on December 7th, 1941.

The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii view from a shuttle boat arriving at the pier at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

We honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. That fateful day, which President Roosevelt stated on national radio would “Live in Infamy” resulted in the United States entering into a two front war with Japan, Germany and Italy – known forever as World War II.

Washington, D.C., USA – November 11, 2017: Inscription about Pearl Harbor on the World War II Memorial, located on the National Mall.

The parade from River Road is short in length, but very long on spirit. Supported by the Drummers and Bagpipers playing the themes of United States military units and solemn ceremony to the awaiting barge provided by the Anderson Ferry. Once the vessel is loaded, it sets out onto the Ohio River where a Bugler on the barge mirrors a Bugler on the shore with a spine-tingling rendition of Taps. Following was a proper military prayer and presentation led by the American Legion Post 534 and a rifle salute. 

Finally, bio-friendly wreaths were placed on to the water accompanied by two Coast Guard buglers playing echo Taps, mimicking the ritual one would see on December 7th at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Silence followed, marked only by the straining engine of the tugboat slowly returning the 70 plus attendees back to shore.

The ceremony was a reverent and fitting remembrance for those who fought suffered and even died, so we would remain free. 

God bless America!

US Flag flying over Pearl Harbor – Oahu Hawaii
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Flag Retirement Ceremony with American Legion & Cincinnati SAR

On Sunday morning December 5, 2021, members of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) joined the Chambers Hautman Budde American Legion Post 534 at their lodge on 4818 River Road for our annual Flag Retirement Ceremony.

American Legion Color Guard members joined the legion’s Safety team at the burn pit site, along with the CCSAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard and its 5 member Musket Unit.

The Post 534 Commander confirmed readiness of the Flag Retirement Burn Team and requested the verbal assurance that each of the flags to be retired had met their service requirements. A Prayer followed with homage to all those who’ve flown these banners and hope for the replacement flags to be properly honored.

CCSAR Flag Committee Chair Michael Gunn presented a SAR Flag Retirement Certificate to Post # 534 Commander Mike Bender.

After the Color Guard unit led by Brad Jarard was brought to Attention and “Present Arms” declared, the musket unit fired their flintlocks as a booming send off to the actual flag burning activity.

A proper and honorable end for our National Colors that have served us well!

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Welcoming Home a Fallen Warrior

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution participated in a funeral service on December 2nd, 2021 to welcome home a fallen warrior. After a long delay, Kenneth Foreman was brought home and buried in his home town of Mt. Orab, Ohio.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that the remains of a 19-year-old Mount Orab man Army Corporal Kenneth Foreman killed during the Korean War were positively identified on June 7, 2021.

Corporal Foreman was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950 after his unit was attacked near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.  Following the battle, military officials said his remains could not be recovered.

On July 27, 2018, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un turned over 55 boxes which reportedly carried the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War.

The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Base in Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018 and were then brought to a DPAA laboratory for identification.

Corporal Foreman’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also known as the Punch Bowl) in Honolulu, Hawaii.  A rosette will now be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Corporal Kenneth R. Foreman of Brown County, Ohio is coming home after 71 years.  Kenneth was serving in the US Army during the Korean War as a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32 Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action and ultimately declared dead on December 2, 1950.  He was in North Korea the Battle of Chosin Reservoir when his Battalion was attacked by enemy forces.  He was identified on June 7, 2021.  

Corporal Foreman was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Kenneth was born on March 29, 1931 to the late James Howard and Thelma Pearl Foreman in Brown County, Ohio.  He is survived by his nieces and nephews Danny L. (Monica) Bolender of Sardinia, Ohio, Terry Bolender of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Jamie Garrison of Dayton, Ohio, Sherry Garrison of Dayton, Ohio, and Michael Garrison on Dayton, Ohio; along with numerous great nieces and nephews.

Kenneth had two sisters who are also both deceased Jo Anne Bolender and Lennie Garrison.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Crosspoint Wesleyan Church in Mt. Orab, Ohio.  Burial was at the Mt. Orab Cemetery with Chaplin David Long officiating.

The Sons of the American Revolution sent Patriots from the Ohio Society and the Cincinnati Chapter to honor this American hero.  The Color Guard members from both chapters were dressed in period historic uniforms and stood at attention and performed the mourning presentation for this fallen serviceman who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

There were representatives from the Army who fired a rifle volley salute honoring this fallen warrior who was finally brought home to be with his loved ones.  It has been a long road home,    Taps was played and a beautiful solo was sung bringing this solemn day to a close.

Peace be with you and your family Corporal Foreman.  Welcome home!

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