Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Addington Special Event Station N4G
"In Memory of Marine Lance Cpl. Zack T.
Addington, Clermont, GA,
KIA May 16, 1968 in Vietnam, and Honoring All Veterans."
November 11, 2018, Sunday
1300 GMT to 2100 GMT
0800 EST to 1600 EST
Clermont City Park, Dean St. at Main St., Clermont, GA
14.305 ± SSB or W4ABP Repeater, 146.670- 131.8 PL
Amateur Radio Club, W4ABP
P.O. Box 2182, Gainesville, GA 30503.
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August 30, 2018 the Clermont, Georgia U.S Post Office was renamed the
"Zack T. Addington Postal Facility," in honor of his service and ultimate
sacrifice under a bill sponsored by Congressman Doug Collins, 9th
Congressional District of Georgia. The Lanierland Amateur Radio Club,
W4ABP, is proud to honor Lance Corporal Addington's service with the
N4G Special Event Station.
Taylor Addington was born to Addison S. Addington and Lillie Addington on
November 1, 1948 in Gainesville, GA. He and his family lived in
Clermont, Georgia, where he attended Clermont Elementary School and was
a 1967 graduate of North Hall High School.
became a Private in the United States Marine Corps in 1967, as well as
a rifleman in the 3rd Marine Division of the Fleet Marine Force.
Zachary was deployed to Vietnam on December 19, 1967.
April 1, 1968, he was promoted to Lance Corporal. The company was
participating in Operation Scotland II when it engaged hostile forces
in the vicinity of Hill 689, southwest of Khe Sanh Airfield.
May 16, 1968, he was killed in action. Captain William J. McArdle
stated that he was, "One of the finest Marines I have ever known. His
exemplary conduct, leadership, and singular determination to do every
job well were qualities that all of us respected."
June 6, 1968 Addington was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense
Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam
Campaign Medal in recognition of his service in Vietnam. He is survived
by his brother, Addison S. Addington, and sisters Billie Quillin
and Sandra Montgomery.
to the bill sponsor: "Lance Corporal Addington led a life of
service and honor and sacrificed that life for his countrymen.
Northeast Georgia is proud of his legacy, and I'm honored to be a part
of helping that legacy live on as the Zack T. Addington Post Office