VN Pinning for Randy Cook

Mission, Accomplished 1976-1993



On Oct. 15, 2019, the Vietnam Commemoration Committee met at the Captiva Recreation Center, in The Villages Florida. The mission on this evening, was to recognize and honor Maj. Randy Cook Ret. (USA 1976-1993 / USMC 1966-1969,) for his services to our nation and his services during the Vietnam War.

As a note, Maj. Cook was wounded Aug 10th, 1968, where he earned the Purple Heart medal.

Maj. Randy Cook Ret. USA 1976-1993 / USMC 1966-1969

The event was organized by Diane & Jim Riney, who are friends with Maj. Cook. Mrs. Riney contacted Lou Calleja, the Chairman of the Vietnam Commemoration Committee, to surprise Maj. Cook with this honor.

Chairman Lou Calleja presents VN Pin to Maj. Randy Cook Ret, USA/USMC

Chairman Calleja, presented Maj. Cook the Vietnam Commemoration Pin

as Maj. Cooks wife, Sherry, observed.

Maj. Cook & Marines from MCL Det. 1267 and the VN Committee

Following the official pinning, Maj. Cook took pictures with members of the local

Marine Corps League, Detachment 1267, Col. Phillip C. DeLong,

along with Maj.and Mrs Cooks friends and neighbors.

Maj. Cook and friends

Mission, Accomplished

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