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bullet Cpl Stahr
02 Jan : 06:49
NOTICE:

Special Order #35 has been posted on the Front & Center page.
bullet Cpl Stahr
31 Oct : 06:40
NOTICE:

Special Order #34 has been posted on the Front & Center page.
bullet Cpl Stahr
24 Oct : 06:44
Notice:
Special Order #33 has been posted on the Front & Center page.
bullet CSRowley
09 Sep : 17:14
Loved the photo of the cake!
Respectfully,
Mike Rowley
bullet CSRowley
25 Jun : 07:58
Ron Rittel,

Great report on the event at Fredericksburg, Iowa. Thanks for representing us well.
Respectfully
Mike Rowley
bullet Cpl Stahr
12 Nov : 12:29
To my Brothers and Sisters at Woodland...
Thank you! Well Done!

1/Cpl Stahr
bullet 1Sgt Lamb
24 Aug : 10:18

In Memorium:

In Remembering, he lives again, if but in the heart and mind of a greatful posterity.

May he know the eternal rest that is surely his by right., and may we ever strive to keep his memory evr-green.

1/Lt. D. Lamb
Commanding
bullet Cpl Stahr
22 Aug : 10:09
In Memoriam:

Today, 150 years ago, my Great Granduncle, 19 year old Sgt. Theodore Schreiner, Co. K, 6th IA Volunteer Infantry Regiment died in prison camp, Camp Oglethorpe, GA…Forever Young.

Remembered by
1/Cpl Stahr
bullet Cpl Stahr
22 Jul : 07:27
Attention:

Special Order #28 has been posted on the Front & Center page.
bullet Cpl Stahr
07 May : 07:42
Wow!

A very impressive day of service at Lineville Methodist Church!
I want to thank all the Riflemen who made the trip to save the beautiful G.A.R. stained glass window from demolition.
A fantastic job, ‘Boys’…Well Done, Brothers!
You make me proud to be part of this honorable group!

In Admiration,
Cpl Stahr

Front & Center
FRONT & CENTER



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Headquarters

Company A, 49th Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry
The Governor’s Own Iowa Rifles




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SPECIAL ORDER # 35


Dated this 1st day of January, 2014, at Johnston, Iowa;

TO ALL whom unto these presences shall come, GREETINGS! Be it known that

THE COMMANDER is pleased to announce the following personnel action related to the constitution of the ranks within this organization shall take place, this date; to wit:

Second Corporal James A. Braden, this command, is hereby and herewith, PROMOTED to the permanent rank of FIRST SERGEANT of the 49th Iowa Infantry and shall hereafter serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the commander.

Also, resultant of this action, all other Corporals upon the active duty roster of the regiment shall be advanced one degree of grade in consequence thereof.

This personnel action shall be effective as of 0001hrs on 01 January, 2014.

Signed:

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Inf., Commanding





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SPECIAL ORDER # 34


The Command is in Mourning


It is the sad duty of the Commander to relate to the regiment the news of the passing of Past Commander-in-Chief/SUVCW David R. Medert of the Department of Ohio. PCinC Medert served as National Commander of our parent Order from 1995-1996.

And, therefore:

In compliance with National General Order # 6, issued yesterday by C-in-C Ken L. Freshley, all membership badges, and the Colors of this Regiment, will be dressed in mourning until midnight on November 29, 2013, if displayed in public during this period.

Dated at Johnston, Iowa this 30th day of October, 2013.

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding




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SPECIAL ORDER # 33


Dated this 23rd day of October, 2013, at Johnston, Iowa:
TO ALL who unto these presences shall come, GREETINGS! Be it known that;

The COMMANDER is pleased to announce that the following personnel action related to the constitution of the ranks within this organization has taken place, to wit:

CORPORAL Louis A. Zenti of this command is HEREBY and HEREWITH, PROMOTED to the rank of COLOR SERGEANT and shall hereafter serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the Commander.

This personnel action shall be effective immediately upon issuance of this ORDER.

Signed:

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding





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Special Order #30


ATTENTION TO ORDERS


ALL GUARDSMEN of Company A, 49th Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment/SVR will, commencing at 0001hrs on Monday, October 8th, 2012, and lasting for a period of thirty days shall wrap their membership badges in black mourning ribbon at all times when in the uniform of this Regiment.

FURTHERMORE, the National Colors, if carried, or publicly displayed during this time period shall be dressed in black mourning ribbon and wreath; and, the Regimental Colors shall remain furled and dressed in entwining mourning ribbon and wreath at any and all events where they are to be presented to the public.

THESE ACTIONS are being taken to honor the life and death of ROSELLA BRANDON SCIEZINSKI, age 103, of Albia, Iowa. Rosella was the last known true daughter of a Civil War soldier (John Brandon) to be living in Iowa; and, was, in addition, the oldest living resident of Monroe County at the time of her death on October 4th, 2012.

To the descendants of this remarkable woman, the Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of The Governor’s Own; and, on behalf of all of the Officers and members of the Department of Iowa whom we are honored to represent, express our deepest condolences.

Dated this 7th Day of October, 2012, at Des Moines, Iowa

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding




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Special Order # 29


Dated 11 September 2012



BE IT KNOWN that on 3rd August, 2011, Special Order # 26 was issued by this command directing that a specially created ensign representative of the National Colors of the United States and bearing the names of the fallen from the terrorist attacks of 11 September, 2001, would be dressed in a state of permanent mourning, and carried, or displayed by members of this Regiment as a token of our respect at ALL public events for a period of one calendar year in recognition of the tragic events of that day.

BE IT KNOWN that this "Flag of Honor” has been proudly borne by members of this command on all officially sanctioned events in which the Regiment has participated during the past year. This commitment having now been fulfilled by the Regiment, this flag will be retired from service, and permanently cased, following memorial ceremonies to be held tonight in Des Moines, Iowa, this date.


Dated this 11th Day of September, 2012;
By Order of the Commander;

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding

Attest:

2/Lt. Danny E. Krock
Executive Officer



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SPECIAL ORDER # 28


Dated this 21st day of July, 2012, at Des Moines, Iowa


In so much as President Obama has ordered all flags to be flown at half staff in honor of the victims of the senseless shooting of this date in Aurora, Colorado, the National Colors of the 49th Iowa will be dressed in mourning ribbons if uncased and placed upon public display for any reason whatsoever between this moment and midnight on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. If any member of this Regiment has occassion to don the uniform of the Regiment during this same period of time, he shall dress his SUVCW membership badge in mourning ribbon for the period of time that he is in the uniform.



Please keep the families of the victims of this tragic and senseless act of violence in your thoughts and prayers.



David M. Lamb

1/Lt. Commanding




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SPECIAL ORDER # 27


Dated this 11th day of December, 2011, at Des Moines, Iowa;

TO ALL who unto these presences shall come, GREETINGS! Be it known that:
The COMMANDER is pleased to announce that the following personnel action related to the constitution of the ranks within this organization has taken place, to wit:

SERGEANT Henry Krecklow of this command is HEREBY and HEREWITH, PROMOTED to the rank of COLOR SERGEANT and shall hereafter serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the Commander.

This personnel action shall be effective immediately upon issuance of this ORDER.

Signed:

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding



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Gentlemen,

In light of the transmittal of Sergeant Rittel informing us of the passing of C.R. Stephen, I am hereby directing that the membership badges of all members of this command shall be dressed in mourning ribbon for a period of thirty days commencing upon receipt of this correspondence and lasting until 0000hrs (midnight) on November 2nd next. At all public appearances while wearing the uniform of this Regiment, said ribbons shall be so dressed, or shall not be worn with the uniform of the Regiment.

Our sincere and profound condolences go out to the family of this gentleman who has served our Order for so long and so faithfully.

Yours in F, C, & L,

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding



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SPECIAL ORDER # 26



Display of the 9/11 Flag of Honor



Dated at Des Moines, Iowa this 3rd day of August, 2011, to wit:


IN SO MUCH AS, the 11th Day of September, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary date of the terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center; the forced crash of American Airlines Flight 93; and the attack upon the United States Military Headquarters, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; and, all who died aboard American Airlines flight 11; American Airlines flight 77; and United Airlines flight 175; and at the sites of their intended targets; and the subsequent deaths of scores of rescue and emergency personnel engaged in search and recovery efforts; and

IN SO MUCH AS, those attacks caused the senseless and tragic loss of more than three-thousands lives; and,

IN SO MUCH AS, Mr. John Michelotti has founded the “Flag of Honor/Flag of Heroes Project” and has produced a facsimile of the National Flag of the United States of America whereupon the names of all who perished in the Terrorist Attacks on September 11th, 2001, above mentioned are incorporated into the stripes of said flag;

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that commencing upon the date of September 11th, 2011 and lasting until 0001hours on the 12th day of September, 2012, this command shall bear the so called “9/11 Flag of Honor” at ANY and ALL events of an official nature that members of this unit participate in over the course of the time period outlined above as a means of honoring the fallen heroes of these cowardly acts by those set upon the destruction of this nation.

Signed

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding

Attest:

2/Lt. Daniel E. Krock
Executive Officer


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Battle Flag Rotations for 2011

Call to Duty



Gentlemen,
I am certain that all of you will agree that of the many honors that this Regiment has steeped itself in over the course of our existence, none are greater than that which we have been afforded in support of the Iowa Battle Flags Project of the State Historical Society of Iowa.

As a continuing mission of this Regiment, we shall once again be the entity primarily responsible for the movement of these priceless relics of Iowa’s military heritage by providing the manpower necessary to assist Sheila Hanke and Sarah Carlson in the placing upon; and, removal from public display of the following flags on the dates herewith transmitted. All members of the Regiment who can make themselves available on any or all of these dates are hereby requested to do so;

January 6th, 2011
3rd Iowa Cavalry and three canvas facsimile to the Iowa Capital Building.
This rotation has been accomplished.

January 12th, 2011

313th Supply Train and 219th Signal Corps to 2nd floor SHSI
This rotation has been accomplished.
Thank you Color Sergeant D. Thompson, Corporals D. Rittel, L. Zenti, & F. Hanna



April 13th, 2011

2nd Iowa Infantry National (Voltaire Twombly’s flag) to Capital Building
CSA First National and Ellsworth Fragment to 2nd floor SHSI
This rotation has been accomplished.
Thank you 1st Lt. David Lamb, Color Sergeants Richard Grim, Dan Rittel and Corporals Frank Hanna, David Sample



July 14th, 2011

4th Iowa Infantry Regimental to Capital Building
9th Iowa Infantry Regimental to 2nd floor SHSI
This rotation has been accomplished.
Thank you SHSI Museum Staff & Family

Note: An emergency flag move done on June 20th from the case on second floor of the Museum when the dishwasher at Baratta's Cafe sprung a leak and water came through the ceiling into the display area where the 1st National of the Confederacy was on display...this was the one that Frank Herron tore from the courthouse down in Arkansas




October 13th, 2011

10th Iowa Infantry to Capital Building
*CSA “Independence of Death” to 2nd floor SHSI
(first public display of this flag since 1916)

Gentlemen,

The flag move that was scheduled for October 13th has been canceled due to a conflict at the capital.

David Thompson



Guardsmen assisting in these rotations shall report to the Senior NCOIC present and/or Mrs. Hanke at the State Historical Museum at 1000 hours on the above referenced dates unless otherwise directed.

Dated this 6th day of January, 2011,

David M. Lamb
1/Sgt., Commanding
Company “A” 49th Regiment
Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry
The Governor’s Own Iowa Rifles




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Special Order # 22


Pertaining to:
Sons Veteran Reserve Meritorious Unit Citation


Dated this 20th day of November 2010, at Des Moines in the State of Iowa


For our efforts to date, the Commanding General and Staff of the Sons Veteran Reserve/Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War has seen fit to award to Company “A” 49th Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, known colloquially as “The Governor’s Own Iowa Rifles” the Sons of Veterans Reserve Meritorious Unit Citation.

All enrolled members of the Regiment who were on the active duty roster, and in good standing, upon the effective date of this award, shall henceforth be entitled, for so long as they are members of this Regiment, to wear upon their left breast the medallion representative of this award. Precise placement of this medallion shall be in accordance to the instructions found in the “Rules and Regulations of the Regiment, as found in Section IV, sub 3 thereof.

At such time a Guardsman of the Regiment leaves the active duty roster of the 49th Iowa (unless by retirement or formal dispensation granted by the Commander), he shall relinquish the Meritorious Unit Citation Medallion to the serving Commander of the Regiment. The citation is a “Unit Citation” and not an individual award; hence the Citation and Medallion are the sole property of the Regiment and not that of the individual Guardsmen.

If the Guardsman is a part of another SVR Unit, he shall not at any time, nor for any purpose, wear the Meritorious Unit Citation Medallion on the uniform of that organization while engaged in activities of that unit; nor shall he be entitled to wear the medallion while on active duty with any other unit to which he may subsequently transfer.

Guardsmen who may enlist into the Regiment at a time subsequent to the effective date of the citation shall be entitled to wear the medallion while upon active duty with this Regiment, but shall not wear the medallion on the uniform of any other SVR unit to which he may belong; or, to which he may subsequently transfer.

At NO TIME shall any guardsman of this Regiment wear the Meritorious Unit Citation medallion on his civilian attire. The citation relates specifically to the uniform of this Regiment and shall not be worn in any other manner that upon the uniform of this Regiment.

A facsimile of the citation may be used upon printed materials such as stationery, brochures, business cards, and/or equipment (such as the unit equipment trailer) so long as it is made clear that the use thereof is directly related to the 49th Iowa as a Regiment and not to any particular individual member of the Regiment; and, provided that prior approval of the Commander of the Regiment is given, in writing, for such use.

So that there be no misunderstanding or misinterpretations, questions pertaining to the provisions of this Order shall be addressed directly to the Commander.

Signed,

1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding


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Special Order # 21


Dated this 25th day of October, 2010, at Des Moines, Iowa
The Commander of the afore mentioned Regiment is pleased to announce that all members of this command shall be awarded with the Riflemans Ribbon device upon satisfactory completion of the requisite course of weapons instruction and subsequent marksmanship qualification with the various weapons used by our ancestors in the American Civil War.



There shall be a yearly opportunity for members of this command to participate in a “Live Fire” event that will provide them with the necessary instruction and qualification to earn this award. Future degrees of qualification may ultimately be established as riflemen prove their proficiency with their weapons.

Once awarded, the Riflemans Ribbon device shall be worn on the dress uniform of the Regiment and shall be placed upon the right breast of the frock coat in such a position as to be superior in status (nearer the heart) to any other medal or award of merit for such a period of time as the holder of the device remains an active member of this command.



Signed:
1/Lt. David M. Lamb
Commanding



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Special Order # 20




Attention to Orders:

The COMMANDER of the aforementioned Regiment is pleased to announce the CORPORAL Richard “Jake” Grim of this Regiment is herewith and hereby PROMOTED to the permanent rank of COLOR SERGEANT of the Regiment, such rank to be held by him in perpetuity from today’s date forward; and that he shall, henceforth, be entitled to all privileges and responsibilities commensurate with his rank.

Dated this 28th day of August, 2010 at Des Moines, in the state of Iowa


Signed:
1/Sgt. David M. Lamb,
Commanding



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Headquarters
Company A, 49th Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry
The Governor’s Own Iowa Rifles



Special Order # 19




The Commander of the aforementioned Regiment reports that at his own request, COLOR SERGEANT Courtney S. Stahr, is hereby relieved of his duties as a Color Sergeant of this Regiment; and, is returned to the rank of FIRST CORPORAL of the Color Guard, being senior in his date of rank to all other Corporals in the regiment.

COLOR SERGEANT, now CORPORAL, Stahr is commended for his exemplary devotion to duty and his unflagging service to and support of the missions of this Regiment. His leadership by example will ever remain one of the guiding lights of this organization.

Signed this 26th day of August, 2010, at Des Moines, Iowa.


1/Sgt. David M. Lamb
Commanding



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Headquarters
Company A, 49th Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry
The Governor’s Own Iowa Rifles



Special Orders Number #18




Dated this 6th day of August, 2010, at Des Moines, Iowa
WHEREAS the Second Brigade Combat Team (2BCT) of the 34th Infantry Division (34ID) is currently deploying to the Afghan Theater of Operations (ATO) in the Global War on Terror (GWAT); and,

WHEREAS said deployment involves several thousands of young men and women from the State of Iowa who are members of said 34th Infantry Division by their membership in the Iowa Army National Guard; and,

WHEREAS the deployment of these ALL VOLUNTEER forces of Iowans is in keeping with this States long and proud history of service to this nation in both times of War and Peace; and

WHEREAS this Regiment exists to honor the memory of those who have so served this nation in such times, it seems fitting and proper that special notice should be paid to this current generation of patriots who have answered their nation’s call to arms.

IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED BY THE Commander of this Regiment that for so long at the 2BCT/34ID remains so deployed, this Regiment shall honor their service by the placement of a streamer on our Regimental Colors wishing them “God Speed” in the completion of their mission; while beseeching a Divine Providence that they may be given strength to their arms, and courage to their hearts, until we shall see their safe return to their homes and families.

Signed,

1/Sgt. David M. Lamb
Commanding



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