CROSS-flagpollCROSS members with the Grundys in front of the flag pole.MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (4/30/14) — The Madisonville Community College Muhlenberg Campus Christ Reaching Out Saving Students organization dedicated the campus’s new flag pole and honored Retired Air Force Master Sergeant Jerry and Charlene “Charlie” Grundy, Monday, April 28, during an observance of the National Day of Prayer.

The Grundys sponsored the flag pole project, and C.R.O.S.S. student coordinator Kristen Robertson worked diligently for two years on this project.

The flag, which had flown over the U. S. Capitol Building, was donated by Congressman Ed Whitfield on the occasion of the Muhlenberg Campus’s 10th anniversary.

When approached about the flag pole project, Master Sergeant Grundy was eager to see the flag he risked his life to defend flying over the MCC Muhlenberg Campus. Grundy joined the Air Force in 1964 and retired in 1984. Over his military career, he logged 7,000 hours and 200 missions during the Vietnam War. He received the Air Medal 18 times, the Distinguished Flying Cross 11 times, and the Air Force Commendation Medal once.

CROSS-Plaque-PresentationPlaque Presentation (lr) Charlene and Jerry Grundy with Kristen Robertson.

The Grundys are active members of Carter Creek Baptist Church and reside in Greenville.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6072

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5545

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5248

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5198

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 4822

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4339

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14195

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11697

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 30, 2015 4822

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 2727

Man Charged for Selling Drugs from Red Cardinal…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 2698

Juvenile Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 30, 2015 2665

Two Charged in Bremen Meth Bust

by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
March 30, 2015 2393

Report of Suspicious Man Ends with PI, Meth…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1863

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 1533

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 30,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 29, 2015 1529

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1224

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 1204

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office