In Memory of Bishop Herman Hodges
Jan 20, 2021 12:00PM Memorial
Forest Lawn Covina
21300 Via Verde Street, Covina, CA
Jan 21, 2021
Forest Lawn Covina CA. to Riverside Veterans Cemetery
Time: Arrive by 0900 Depart for Riverside 0930
Social Distancing will be observed.
Lets give Bishop Herman Hodges, Our Fiend, Mentor, Confidant
The biggest Soul Train send off we can. What is a Soul Train?
Everyone that can Drive or Ride if you prefer, Meet at Forest Lawn Covina by 0900 (9:00AM) for a 0930 (9:30AM) departure and show of support by following the funeral procession to Riverside National Veterans Cemetery. (You may stay in you cars if you need to.)
======================================================================================== Bishop Herman Hodges Served during the Korean war, and after the war, he served as a motor officer for the Los Angeles police department from which he retired.
I had known Bishop Herman for many years, even prior to my joining the DAV. I began attending a flag retreat in the city of Orange, with a number of other veterans when I first saw him. I recall he did not just want a handshake, but embraced me in a giant bearhug. I knew he was something special. After joining the DAV I noticed he was one of two Chaplin’s in attendance. I also noticed he was there every meeting without fail. He was also our chapter VSO officer, and if I knew of five veterans he helped there were probably twenty. He provided guidance to many veterans with their disability claims. He would travel all over So California just to help veterans, mostly at his own expense. LA county, Riverside county, San Bernardino county was not a problem for him.
When I became Commander two years ago, I new I needed him as the Chaplin of our DAV chapter. I knew I could rely on him to be there at every meeting without fail. I will miss his smile and warm greetings very much. I am proud that I had the opportunity to have known him.
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