Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
for "Detroit's Own - Polar Bears"
(339th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, World War I )

White Chapel Memorial Cemetery
Troy, Michigan

28 May 2001

Stan Bozich, Executive Director of the Michigan's Own Military & Space Museum, making introductory remarks.

There was a great turnout for this year's ceremony.

Oz Grobbel, President of the "Detroit's Own" Polar Bear Memorial Association, at the podium.

Guest speaker LTC Randall M. Safier,
Commander, 1st Battalion, 339th Infantry Regiment, 84th Division, U.S. Army.

CSM David McCright, Battalion Command Sergeant Major,
inducts PV2 Carl Karbowski into the 1-339th Regiment

Presentation of floral wreath.


Additional Photos:
The children of Clement Grobbel (Cpl., Co. I, 339th Inf.) who were in attendance this year.
Syl Grobbel, with his granddaughter Keira Rose and his son, Steve Grobbel.

View photos from other Memorial Day Ceremonies at White Chapel Cemetery:

27 May 2002
29 May 2000

View photos from the "Polar Bears" Plaque Dedication Ceremony at the Detroit Zoo (10 Nov 2001)

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