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Last Michigan Survivor of U.S.S. Indianapolis to take part in Veteran I.D. Card News Conference

Public Date: 5/8/2012 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

What:
John Heller, the last Michigan survivor of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis by a Japanese submarine in World War II, will join Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Clerk/Register of Deeds Bill Bullard, Jr. at a news conference to unveil the county’s new Veteran Identification Card.  Heller, the youngest member of the U.S.S. Indianapolis crew, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and make brief comments along with Patterson and Bullard.
 
When:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10 a.m.
 
Where:
Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 North Telegraph, Building 12 East, Pontiac, Michigan
 
Visuals:  Oakland County Veterans Group honor guard; National Anthem singer; Pledge of Allegiance lead by Heller; a poster-size veteran identification card; demonstration of veterans receiving their identification cards in real time at the Clerk’s Office; veterans from all Veterans Service Organizations in Oakland County have been invited to attend the announcement wearing their uniforms.

For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer, at (248) 858-1048 or David Mroz of the Clerk/Register of Deeds Office at (248) 858-9927.