Fallen Star Book

‘Fallen Star’

MEMORIAL IN HONOR OF Major General Harold (Harry) J. Greene AND THE Warfighters and their Families who Paid the Ultimate Price.

May the Nation never forget Freedom isn’t free…

THE GATE OFFICE & TECHNOLOGY PARK ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND

DEDICATION SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

DED I CAT I ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

From left: COL (Ret.) Susan Myers, Ph.D., ManTech International Corporation; Rhett Burke; Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry; Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

† Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

† COL (Ret.)

Susan Myers, Ph.D.; Larry Maykrantz, St. John Properties

†  Far right: Will Hemsley, ‘Fallen Star’ Artist; Edward

St. John, St. John Properties; Tilghman Hemsley, ‘Fallen Star’ Artist

Marge Muller; Henry Muller, SES Director, CERDEC; Jyuji Hewitt, Executive Deputy, U.S. Army RDECOM; Jane Martin  Far left, below: Michelle Murphy and

Janice Chance, American Gold Star Mothers ˆ Sharon Akers, St. John

Properties; Dr. Nancy Grasmick

† Bob Gutjahr, Leidos; Mike Farlow, APG Army Community Service Victim Advocate Coordinator; John Kleinfelder, Raytheon

†  Far right: SGM Todd Galindo, US Army RDECOM; Andrew Roud, St. John

Properties; John Henry King, Economic Development Director, City of Bowie

† Fred Wills, US Army (Ret.); Julia Ruhnke;

Kathleen Maxwell; COL (Ret.)

Kenneth Rodgers, US Army; Betty Leflore, Freestate ChalleNGe Academy

 Far left: Steve Morrill, Loyola Blakefield; Tara Linnehan Oursler, Chief of Staff, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger Jack Gumbert, Leidos; COL Chris Lackovic, US Army RDECOM; David Radcliffe, Leidos

 Far left: Helen Akers; Rear Admiral (Ret.) Mark Kenny,

Adaptive Methods

Janice Chance; COL (Ret.) Susan Myers, Ph.D; Michelle Murphy

† Will Hemsley; COL (Ret.)

Susan Myers, Ph.D; Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry;

Tilghman Hemsley

†  Far right: Hemsley family

ˆ St. John

Properties staff

† COL Sean Casey, Maryland

Army National Guard; Edward St. John and Larry Maykrantz, St. John Properties; Jim Costigan, General Dynamics C4 Systems

†  Far right: Sgt. JaVon Griffith, Kirk U.S.

Army Health Clinic, APG

† COL Sean Casey, Maryland

Army National Guard

† Jordon Harold Haynes; COL (Ret.)

Susan Myers, Ph.D.; Rhett Burke; Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry; Chelsea Haynes; Maj. Jeremy Haynes

† Charles

Rose, center, Director, Freestate ChalleNGe Academy at Maryland National Guard, with Freestate ChalleNGe Cadets

† Art Eanet, AA Signs; Reed Fulton and Steve Zahner, St. John Properties

†  Far right: Maria

Esparraguera, Chief Counsel,

US Army CECOM;

MG (Ret.) Randolph Strong, Leidos

F ROM CONCE P T TO COMP L E T I ON

Memorial Site

February 2015 Presentation of initial sketch concepts

August 19, 2014 Request for memorial sent to Aberdeen Proving Ground

January 2015 Site selection visit with artist

3” CONCRETE PAVERS

4” CONCRETE PAVER SUB-BASE ON 6” CR-6 STONE BASE

3/4” SAND SETTING BED

ORIGINAL CONCEPT

7” x 6” STAINLESS STEEL ANGLE W/ ANCHOR BOLTS 18” O.C.

10” HT. CONCRETE RETAILING WALL

8” x 24’ CONCRETE FOUNDATION

April 14, 2015 Presentation to Chief, DPW‐Master Planning at APG Garrison

April 7, 2015 Final sculpture design approved

May 2015 Footing and sculpture fabrication design and planning commence

June 15, 2015 Received approval from APG Garrison Commander

August 3, 2015 Site construction begins

August 18, 2015 Footings and

wall construction complete

August 24, 2015 Sculpture installed at memorial site

September 29, 2015 Memorial dedication ceremony

About “Fallen Star” and The Artists Who Created It

“The idea for Fallen Star was to produce something that had emotional impact and was visually representative of service in the Armed Forces. We wanted the sculpture to convey strength, yet still possess a quiet dignity in the setting. Those same qualities define the character of the men, women and families of those who serve.” —Will Hemsley Tilghman Hemsley is a fine artist, specializing in oil painting and bronze sculpture. His Maryland Waterman’s Monument is located at historic Kent Narrows on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Tilghman has also been a waterman on the Chesapeake Bay for more than 30 years. He took over as Captain of the legendary Harry Carter’s 1940’s vessel, Breezin’ Thru, in the 1990’s, continuing his tradition of excellence. His son Will Hemsley is a painter and sculptor who lives and works on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. His oil paintings of life on the Chesapeake Bay are popular among collectors, and his sculptures are featured prominently in the lobbies of numerous businesses and institutions across Maryland. Like his father, Will is also captain of a charter fishing boat on the Chesapeake Bay.

The American Gold Star Mothers Inc. was formed in the United States shortly after World War I to provide support for mothers who lost sons or daughters in the

Major General Greene was promoted to brigadier general in late 2009, and served as deputy commanding general of United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the commanding general of Natick Soldier Systems Center. He was promoted to major general in 2012, and served as the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management at the Headquarters of the Department of the Army. In January 2014 he was named deputy commander of Combined Security Transition Command- Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan until he was killed in action on 5 August 2014. Major General Greene was married to COL (Ret.) Susan Myers, Ph.D. Dr. Myers served as a professor at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and now serves as an executive with ManTech International Corporation. They have two children, a son, Matthew Greene, who is a U.S. Army First Lieutenant, and a daughter, Amelia Greene. (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Award (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal and the Purple Heart Medal. Major General Greene’s spirit lives on, and he would be thrilled to see that we are remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to this Nation. He would want us to support their families and honor the legacies of them all. Major General Greene’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal

Major General Harold (Harry) J. Greene was born in Boston, MA on 11 February 1959, and grew up in

The Freestate ChalleNGe Academy is a two phased 17-month intervention program for volunteers between the ages

Schenectady, NY. He was a man who was committed to his family, friends, Soldiers and Country. He lived life to its fullest, always believing in working for

of 16 and 18 who are underemployed, drug free, at-risk high school dropouts from the state of Maryland. Students are brought into a structured and highly

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disciplined quasi-military academic setting that builds confidence and self-esteem.

hanging a banner called a Service Flag in the window of their homes. The Service Flag had a star for each family member in the United States Armed Forces. Living servicemen were represented by a blue star, and those who had lost their lives were represented by a gold star. Today, membership in the Gold Star Mothers is open to any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service to the United States. On the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the U.S. in their honor. Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP) is a United States-based organization founded in January 2005 by individuals who lost family members in the Iraq War, and are thus entitled to display a Gold Star. Gold Star Families for Peace now includes more than 65 families of soldiers killed in Iraq. Today, the Gold Star Mothers continues to concentrate on providing emotional support to its members, doing volunteer work with veterans in general and veterans’ hospitals in particular, and generally fostering a sense of patriotism and respect for members of the Armed Forces.

The first phase consists of 22 weeks in residency at the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Cadets attend academic classes to prepare to test for the General Education Development (GED) credential and Maryland High School Diploma. Following graduation from the resident phase, the cadets are mentored for an additional 12 months, during which time they are placed into jobs, continue their education, or enter the military. The mission of the Academy is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of Maryland’s high school dropouts by providing the values, skills, education and self-discipline needed to become responsible, productive citizens who will succeed as adults. Maryland is one of the original ten states that began a ChalleNGe Program in 1993. The program has since been embraced by more than 35 states. It is endorsed by the State of Maryland and is in a cooperative agreement between The Maryland National Guard and the National Guard Bureau. To date over 4,000 high school dropouts have successfully completed the 17 month program and have become contributing and productive members of our communities.

the betterment of all, and loved being a part of teams that solved complex problems. In a 34-year career that began at Fort Polk, LA, he earned a reputation as a leader with an exemplary work ethic, a sense of humor, humility and an ability to inspire those around him. He loved being a United States Army Soldier and would often greet those around him with, “What have you done for Soldiers today?” He was an avid fan of all New England sports teams and loved cheering on the New England Patriots. He was even fortunate enough to see his beloved Boston Red Sox win two World Series. Major General Greene received his commission as a combat engineer officer in 1980. His assignments included platoon leader, company executive officer and battalion staff officer, Fort Polk; resident engineer, Athens; project engineer, Istanbul; brigade engineer and company commander, V Corps, West Germany; staff officer and materials engineer, Army Aviation and Troop Command, St. Louis; product manager, Aerial Common Sensor, Fort Monmouth; and assistant director, Combat Developments Directorate, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood.

‘ FA L L EN S TAR ’ FACT S

20'-0"±

26'-0"±

REAR ANGLE BETWEEN STAR AND PAVERS

WEIGHT OF STAR

26 ft. WIDTH OF STAR

HEIGHT OF STAR

DEPTH OF STAR AT BASE

3,000 lbs.

Width of star at base = 4'-0" 16 ft.

Rear angle between star and pavers = 73.5°

Weight of star = 3,000 lbs 73.5º

4 ft.

STAINLESS STEEL

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