Palatka Commandery No. 5, K. T. Installation of Officers

Palatka Commandery 5 InstallationThe installation of new officers of Palatka Commandery No. 5, K. T. was held on January 30, 2014. The special installing team was composed of the Right Eminent Grand Commander and two Past Grand Commanders of the Grand Commandery of Florida. The Grand Installing Officer was Henry A. Adams, R. E. Grand Commander of Florida. The Grand Installing Marshal was Frederick L. Piasecki, REPGC, Drill Master General. The Grand Installing Prelate was David A. Aponte, REPGC, E. Grand Prelate of the Grand Commandery of Florida.

Sir Knight Kenneth E. Hinton, Jr. was installed as Em. Commander of Palatka Commandery No. 5. Pictured here were the new officers, with the Installing Team and Sir Knights in attendance.

Standing in the first row, left to right, were: Anthony J. Marotta, Jr., MEPGHP, PDDGC; Exum Bardin, J.W.; David A. Aponte, REPGC, KCT, E. Grand Prelate, Grand Installing Prelate; Kenneth E. Hinton, Jr., Eminent Commander of Palatka Commandery No. 5, K. T.; Henry A. Adams, R. E. Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery, K. T. of Florida, Grand Installing Officer; Frederick L. Piasecki, REPGC, Drill Master General, Grand Installing Marshal; Bobby A. Niles, PDDGC; Wayne A. Baker, E.C. of Ocala Commandery No. 19; and Corbin P. Elliott, KCT, PDDGC.

Shown in the second row, from left to right, were Charles Robert Cooper, PDDGC, PGSWB, Sec./Recorder of the Jacksonville York Rite Bodies; LeRoy Zetrower, StB; C. Ronald Holland, S.W.; Paul James Mast, C.G.; Steven Persinger; Thomas A. Olsen, E.C., St. Augustine Commandery No. 10; and R. Dean White, PC, Palatka Commandery No. 5.

Seen from left in the back row were: Detlev “Gunny” Wilkerson, S.W., Damascus Commandery No. 2; Bob Pringle, Warder; George E. Preston, Jr., KYCH Sec./Recorder, Palatka York Rite Bodies; Edward Dunn, PDDGC; William D. Hicks, Gen.; Kurt R. Morauer, Sr., DDGC, Chivalric District No. 8; and Robert L. Owens, PC, St. Augustine Commandery No. 10.

Present, and not pictured, was John R. Woolley, W.M., Palatka Lodge No. 34, F. A. M.

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