I must start off with some very sad news, Helen Trapanier beloved wife of our great Chief Nepo, passed away recently after a short illness. What a grand lady she was, a truly great friend of the Provost Guard and Aleppo Shriners. Peace be with you.
Well here are down and out, but, not forgotten and were still here. I wish I could give you the big news or big scoop, as we say in the newspaper business. The big scoop I guess would be the Installation of Officers. And a great big thank you and well done Gary Bartlett, he did so much for what one can do, under the circumstances. Especially for the Provost Guard, he was with us at our toy drive and the officers of the Hamilton Police Dept. We were so loaded with toys, after filling the van we put the overload in the Potes car. We both took them down to the hospital on Monday morning. He was there for us and I know he did so many other things, for the other units. I guess I would be remiss, if I didn’t mention the special award he bestowed on me, on behalf of the divan. Again thank you, fair winds and following seas. Also, on the Bartlett front A thank you to our Colonel Richard Bartlett, for a tough job, well done. We will miss you also, as you sail off, are you both going in the same boat, no fighting.
We need a replacement for the Colonel, we need a man with high volicity, courage, and a vision, also a specialist in close order drill. Enter Big Dave Fink, a great job as Lt. Col. and will continue to lead his men down a straight path. Now we need a Lt. Colonel, enter the Provost Guard’s own, Gordon Gravelese, a gentleman, a scolar and a leader of men. When he’s with the Provost, sometimes you will see him in the circle, the only reason he’s there, is to make us look good.
Excuse me, i’m trying yo look over at that Legion of Honor guy next to me, so, I can see what he’s writing about this scribe in this issue.
I would like to introduce the new Chief Of the Provost Guard, Paul Watts Jr. (P2W) a fine broth of a lad, its a young man’s journey, and I know he will lead us down a path with fresh new idea’s.
It takes a special person to be able to work in some of the weather we endure in New England; whether it is blazing hot in July and August or freezing cold with wind and snow in January and February. If you are a person who likes the outdoors in all kinds of weather, we can use you in our Unit. If this would fit you, please give us a call
Capt. Tommy Carroll 781-771-3130