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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



Sponsored by

Lanierland Amateur Radio Club, W4ABP

P.O. Box 2182, Gainesville, GA 30503.

For QSL please send #10 SASE.


www.lanierlandarc.org


N4G QSL




On 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.



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Post Office Sign


Biographical Information:

Zachary 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.


Addington 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.

On 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.

On 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."

On 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.

According 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 in Clermont."