A memorial session of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces is to be held as described below.  All Legion members are invited. 

 United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces • 450 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20442-0001

The Court will meet in special session in the Courtroom on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. to honor the memory of former Judge H.F. “Sparky” Gierke. The special session is open to the public.

Senior Judge H.F. “Sparky” Gierke, who served as a Judge and Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces from 1991-2006, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Bismarck, ND. He was 73. Senior Judge Gierke was also a former Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court and the first Vietnam veteran to serve as National Commander of the American Legion.

A full memorial tribute will be published in the Military Justice Reporter

Read more about Judge Gierke here.