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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
New York Department Order No. 10
Series 2004-2005
Dale Theetge, Commander
3046 Center Road
Ovid, NY 14521 


10.      In response to Commander-in-Chief Steven Michaels' General Orders No. 2 (below) regarding the recent passing of Past Commander-in-Chief Richard Schlenker, I direct all Camps in the Department of New York to drape their Camp Charters in black, and to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge, for a period of 30 days from the date of this Department Order.

Let us keep Brother Schlenker, and his family, in our thoughts and prayers. And let us keep his spirit of dedication, hard work, and many sacrifices for the good of the Order in the memory of our Union ancestors as an example for all.




General Orders No. 2
SERIES 2004-2005
Stephen A. Michaels, Commander-in-Chief
6623 S. North Cape Road
Franklin, WI 53132-1227
Phone: (414) 425-4648

  1. I regret to inform the membership of the death of Past Commander-in-Chief Richard C. Schlenker on Friday, August 20, 2004.
  2. PCinC Schlenker served this Order with distinction as its Commander-in-Chief, from 1982 to 1983, from the Department of Maryland. Afterwards, he served as the Order's Washington D.C. Liaison until 2002, when he was granted emeritus status. He also served as Public Information Officer and Commanding General of the SVR. In 1995, he completed an extensive review of Past National Encampment proceedings and published a collection of notations on each. Many will miss his learned counsel and his thoughtful words.
  3. I hereby charge all Department Commanders to drape Department Charters in his honor and to require that all Camps do likewise for a period of 30 days from this date. The National Webmaster will drape the National website.
  4. Pursuant to per C&R, Chap. V, Art. III, Sec. 9, all Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black mourning ribbon to their membership badge for a period of thirty (30) days.
  5. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Br. Schlenker's family.

Ordered this 22nd day of August, 2004.

By Order of:
Stephen A. Michaels




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