General Order 2015 – 02


Department of Tennessee General Order #2
August 25, 2015

It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Frank B. Harned of Holiday, Florida and our Past Department Commander died August 25, 2015. Brother Harned was the first generation of the Department of Tennessee and served as the fifth Department Commander. Brother Harned organized Missionary Ridge #63 and sponsored Pvt. Richard Taylor #53 and Fort Sanders. Brother Harned was a master recruiter as he signed up almost two hundred brothers during his active career. Frank formed three Sons of Veterans Reserve units which in turn activated the Seventh Military District. Brother Harned then served as the District’s first Commander with the rank of Major, until his stoke.

All Charters are to be draped in black and Brothers are respectfully directed to attach a black morning ribbon to their membership badge for a period of thirty (30) days.

Yours in Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty

Michael Downs
Department Commander