The Plumas County Veterans Collaboration
The Plumas County Veterans Collaboration consists of volunteers who either served in the military or are supporters of those who have. We work in various positions within Plumas County serving the public through local governments and non-profits in order to increase the outreach and connections to services available for the veterans within our community.
Scott Quade: Co-Founder/Facilitator
Ray Lewis: Co-Facilitator & Volunteer Coordinator
Vinny DeWitt: Veterans/Elk Ambassador
Shawn Bondon: Plumas County Veteran Service Officer
Bill Cook: Plumas County Veteran Service Representative
FORMER ACTIVE MEMBERS
Ryan Rogers: Founder/Co-facilitator
Jimmy LaPlante: Former Veteran Service Officer in Plumas County, California.
Shane Starr: Shane Starr serves as a District Representative for Congressman Doug
The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross
The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross, Battlefield Cross or Battle Cross is a symbolic replacement of a cross, or marker appropriate to an individual service-member's religion, on the battlefield or at the base camp for a soldier who has been killed. It is made up of the soldier's rifle stuck into the ground or into the soldier's boots, with helmet on top. Dog tags are sometimes placed on the rifle, and the boots of the dead soldier can be placed next to the rifle. The purpose is to show honor and respect for the dead at the battle site. The practice started during or prior to the American Civil War, as a means of identifying the bodies on the battleground before removal. Today, it is a means of showing respect for the dead amongst the still living members of the troop. It is commonly seen in the field or base camp after a battle, especially among American troops in Afghanistan or Iraq. While it is used less today as a means of identification, it still serves as a method of mourning among the living, as attending the funeral is not always possible for soldiers still in combat.