We were invited to stop in to the meeting on January 14th and was surprised that there was such a large crowd of veterans. I was lured in by the smell of breakfast but only had time to take some pictures.
From their mission statement:
PMIM is a Community Service organization, with an evangelistic purpose. We provide information to the public, but keep Jesus Christ as the focal point. PMIM acts as a referral service to connect military members, veterans, and their families who are in need to our Outpost and Homefront system for continued support and fellowship.
If you or someone you know is in need of their services, contact Pastor Larry at 267-39-4224.
William (Junie) Fletcher was born on March 16, 1939 in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Junie, as he was known, went to the following school: Henry Elementary, Harding Junior High and he graduated from Frankford High School. Junie joined the Army during the Korean conflict. He finished his basic training at Fort Hood, Texas. Junie received several awards during his training and was promoted to E-3 (Private First Class) and then served the rest of his military duties overseas. Junie was honorably discharged after his years of service.
Junie was baptized at a young age and was a dedicated member of Second Baptist Church. Junie also love being involved in community services. He loved baseball, football and shooting a game of pool. He also enjoyed parties and family gatherings. William (Junie) Fletcher left this world at a young age. He was very much loved by friends in Frankford section and loved and missed by his family and his memory is carved into their hearts and minds forever.
William (Junie) Fletcher – Thank you for your service!!!
Thank you for your service!!!
Lawrence Clay Jackson was born April 17, 1954, in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. He went to Smedley Elementary, Harding Jr. High, Frankford High School and Rutgers University. He was a Baptist at Christ Stronghold. Clay, as he was known, joined the United States Marines in August 1974 and did his basic training at Paris Island, North Carolina. He also served at El Toro, California. He received numerous awards and was promoted to the rank of E4 (Corporal). He was honorably discharged in 1973. Clay is a tenor sax (Jazz) – The Tone P, a Postal worker for 30 years and American Legion Post 224 Finance Officer. He is also an active member of Keystone V.I.P. Choice.
James Gary was born on July 6, 1959, in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. James attended Stearne Elementary, Harding Junior High, and Frankford High School. James enlisted in the Army in 1975 and did his basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas. Then he was shipped to Germany. While serving, he received numerous awards and certificates and was promoted to the bank of E3 (PFC). James was honorably discharged in 1979 and he became an employee at Progress Electric Company. He is an active in American Legion Post 224, the Frankford Chargers and the Boys and Girls Club. James loves traveling, shopping crabbing and barbering.
Leonard E. Jaynes was born January 22, 1946, in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. He attended Smedley Elementary, Harding Junior High, Frankford High School and St. Joseph’s. He enlisted in the Army on July 13, 1966, and was stationed at Fort Gordon Georgia. He then served time in Korea and at the Redstone Arsenal. Leonard received numerous awards and was promoted to the rank of E4 (SP4) and was honorably discharged. He became a silversmith at Keystone Silver Company and is now he is employed at Home Depot. He is an active member of Philadelphia Express Trac Club and is also a member of American Legion Post 224 and participates in other community projects. Leonard is also is a great poet and track runner.
Pointman International this Saturday will be at St. James from 11 to 2:30 PM. See details below.
Charles Randolph Jr. was born on October 27th 1958 in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Charlie, as he was known, went to the following schools: Disston Elementary, Harding Junior High and Frankford High School. Charlie was baptized at an early age at Stat of Hope Baptist Church of Tacony.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1975 and was sent to Fort Dix, NJ for his military training. Charlie received an Honorable Discharge after completing his military obligation, with the rank of E-3 (Private First Class).
Charlie worked at various jobs as a stock coordinator at most stores on the Frankford Avenue corridor in Frankford. He loved his independent way of working.
He also loved fishing, sports and helping the elderly people with their chores or deliveries. Charlie, now at the age of 58 is doing his thing at the neighborhood beer distributor (Frankford Beverage Inc.) helping customers with their packages.
So if you happen to see him, give him a thank you for his military service.
Charles, thank you for your service.