The 11-11-11 Club will host its annual banquet and memorial service at the Red Rose Memorial Post #2435 on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Guest speaker is Lieutenant General Dennis L. Benchoff.
Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, in 1939, Dennis L. Benchoff graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1962. He holds Masters degrees from Michigan State University in Operations Research and Systems Analysis and from New York University in Economics Analysis.
He held numerous commands, including the 101st Airborne Division's 20th Chemical Detachment in Vietnam; the 707th Maintenance Battalion at Fort Ord, California; the 59th Ordnance Brigade in U.S. Army Europe; the Red River Army Depot at Texarkana, Texas; and the Industrial Operations Command at Rock Island, Illinois.
The final assignment in Lieutenant General Benchoff's distinguished career was as Deputy Commanding General, U. S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), from July 1996 to August 1998, where his leadership and technical skills proved instrumental in enhancing the Army's logistics system.
Lieutenant General Benchoff retired in 1998, however military service continued in the Benchoff family with his son Peter, who graduated from West Point in 1993.The service begins promptly at 11 a.m.
The Red Rose Memorial Post #2435 is located at Fourth and Manor Streets, Columbia, PA 17512.
Tickets are $18 each. Anyone wishing to make reservations may call Kevin Kraft at 717-684-2370.