Hospice hosts visit by Navy personnel to honor Retired Chief Petty Officer Garnold Radabaugh for his outstanding years of service

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Wesley Klimt with Retired Chief Petty Officer Garnold Radabaugh. Courtesy

By Elizabeth Ireland

As part of LightBridge Hospice’s veteran volunteer program, U.S. Navy Lieutenant and hospice veteran volunteer, Wesley Klimt, led an honor ceremony to thank 95-year-old Retired Chief Petty Officer Garnold Radabaugh for his service at his home in University City on Sept. 20. The program included a pinning, salute, and presentation of a certificate and a pillow from a Navy uniform sewn by active duty wives.

Garnold’s career was incredible. “The Chief” was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and then went to Normandy during his more than 20-year career in the Navy. Several of Garnold’s family members attended, as well as local Navy Chiefs and Officers from PCU Jackson LCS6.

LightBridge Hospice is uniquely qualified to hold these ceremonies after becoming the sole hospice in Southern California, and one of only six in the state to meet stringent “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level Four requirements in improving the care and support of veterans.

This is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Garnold poses with Wesley and local Navy Chiefs and Officers from PCU Jackson LCS6 who came to show their support for Garnold, who they referred to as “The Chief.” Garnold’s wife of 70 years, Margaret, joins the crowd with an old photo of the couple in the background. Courtesy

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2 Comments for “Hospice hosts visit by Navy personnel to honor Retired Chief Petty Officer Garnold Radabaugh for his outstanding years of service”

  1. Darrin Radabaugh

    Thank You so much for your dedicated service and appreciation to my Grandpa. He is a legend and a real American war hero and you honoured him as such. God Bless You All!

    • Greatest Generation

      There don’t make them like that anymore. Total service to God, country and family…we could sure use many, many more like him today but it I know that’s just wishful thinking.

      All respect to this American hero.

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