On this day Post 61 had the honor of attending the dedication of a portrait of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marshall Scott Jamar. He is the soldier for whom the post is named.
Post Commander Clements was the master of ceremonies for the event. Chaplain Rey Smith gave the opening invocation and afterwards led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Commander Clements introduced CW2 Jamar's family and friends; Sister Dotty Gerber and Husband Keith Gerber, Grandfather Jerry Ham, Great Uncle Don Ham, and Uncle Pete Worley (member of Post 61). Additionally the family friend and portrait artist, Pastor Joe Driscoll, was recognized and thanked for taking his time to paint the portrait.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jamar was from Sweetwater, Texas and a proud member of the United States Army. He was a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter pilot assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment out of Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Scott died on April 2, 2003 during the push to Baghdad when his helicopter crashed in central Iraq. Since 2010, Post 61 has had the honor of carrying on Scott's memory.
After Commander Clements spoke, he had Pastor Driscoll address the family and post members. One day while speaking, Pastor Driscoll and Pete Worley came up with the idea to honor Scott with a portrait. Pete provided a small photo that Pastor Driscoll used to create the painting. Pastor Driscoll described how he was excited to play a small part in honoring the Jamar family and the military.
The ceremony concluded with the playing of Taps.