The PFC Lawrence Gordon Foundation Inc

A 501(c)3  non-profit charity 

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HONORING A COMMITMENT

THE PFC LAWRENCE GORDON FOUNDATION

“Those souls lost in battle shall not be forgotten nor their losses go unmourned, unrecorded, unremembered, as long as there are those for whom this work is an avocation and not merely a vocation. That is why I was so passionate about non-government historian, researcher, archivist participation in this process - because your work is from the heart and done with all of your soul. Nothing can replace that for the families. And we need to remember it is about the missing, it is about our history, and it is about the families.” -Commander Renee R. Richardson USN(Ret.) 
 

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MISSION: "Honoring a Commitment" The mission of the PFC Lawrence Gordon Foundation is to continue his legacy by assisting in the location and identification of those who still remain missing as the result of armed conflicts. We will work to honor those who are still missing, make sure that the sacrifice of veterans lost in combat is not forgotten, and ensure that their loss does not go unmourned, unrecorded, or unremembered. We will support the families of the Missing and work to make a positive difference in the accounting community. We will embrace technology and use it to the best of our ability to ensure that every soldier than can be identified is. We are committed to making a difference and will work to educate the public about issues related to missing service-members. 

 

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The PFC Lawrence Gordon Foundation Inc 

is a Wisconsin based non-profit corporation.

info@pfclawrencegordonfoundation.org

(608) 239-2228

 

Jed Henry

Jed Henry grew up in Rockford, IL and graduated from the University of Eastern Illinois in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Communication. He has spent nearly 20 years working as a photojournalist, film maker, and videographer. Henry a volunteer fireman for six years and also an EMT for two. In November of 2011 while researching his grandfathers WWII reconnaissance unit, he met a local French researcher named Alex Boban. It was Boban who informed Henry that one man from the company was still missing. That man was PFC Lawrence Gordon. During that chance meeting the two began an effort to try and find PFC Gordon. They developed a small team of volunteers and 0n August of 2014 PFC Gordon was returned to his family and buried in his hometown. Henry produced a documentary about PFC Gordon's story which debuted at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC. He also was a featured presenter at the 2014 International Symposium for Human Identification (ISHI) along with Bode Technology. Henry's passion for the MIA mission developed as a result of the Gordon case and he's helped bring home two other soldiers who were buried in May of 2016. Currently Henry has helped in four cases that resulted in the approval of a formal disinterment order. 

Jed lives with his wife Jessica in Middleton, WI and they are expecting a baby girl in June of 2017.

Director & President

CDR. Renee R. Richardson USN (ret.)

Renee Richardson was born and raised in Micronesia.  Eventually her family moved to the Island of Kauai, Hawaii; from where she originally enlisted in the U.S. Army.  She attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA for Russian, the served three years in Frankfurt, Germany promoting to the rank of Sergeant.  She left active duty for the reserves in 1984, enrolling at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  In 1986 she converted to the Navy Reserve as a Cryptologist.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Studies from UNH in 1989. In May 1991 after Desert Storm, she received a direct commission as a Naval Reserve Intelligence Office with the rank of Ensign. In 2000, she was promoted to LCDR and selected as the Reserve Liaison Officer for Defense HUMINT Services (DH) at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). She promoted to Commander at NCIS in April of 2007. At her request she received an early release from NCIS for special assignment to the Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Office (DPMO, where she served in the South East Asia Division.  In January 2010, she was moved to serve as a Branch Chief for the Resource Outreach Branch in the WWII Division. Her final assignment in 2011 was with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD), Reserve Affairs (RA) as the Deputy Director for Intelligence, Information Operations, Cyber and Space at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.  

Renee Richardson holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) from the Naval Postgraduate School (2008); her personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and various other unit and service medals.  She is conversant in Russian as well as German, and basic Vietnamese and Dutch.

Renee is married to CAPT Stanley A. Richardson, USN (Ret) and they live on a small farm in Vermont with the two of their four children Sam and Tom, who are still in college.

Director & Chief Historian

Lawrence R. Gordon

I have been a practising lawyer in Medicine Hat, Alberta since 1974, appointed a Queen’s Council in 1988, and am actively involved in agriculture as well as the practice of law.  I was involved in the identification and recovery of my Uncle, PFC Lawrence S Gordon who is the namesake of this organization. He was a member of the 3rd Armored Division, 32nd Armored Regiment, Reconnaissance Company who was killed in action Aug 13, 1944 in Normandy.  His remains were misidentified as German and were located at the German ossuary at Huisnes-Sur-Mer during 2013.  The remains were transferred to the family on June 10, 2014, retuned to their home town of Eastend, Sk, Canada and interred on August 13, 2014. Because of my experience I would like to help other family find their loved ones too. I have been married to Linda for over 44 years. 

 

Lawrence lives with his wife Linda in Medicine Hat, AB, Canada and has two adult children David and Rayann.

Director & Family Advocate / Legal Consultant

COL. Les Williams USMC (ret.)

Les joined the US Marine Corps in 1965 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in 1967. During his service he flew A-4 Skyhawks, AV-8Bs, Harriers, CH-46s. He retired as a Colonel in 1998. Col Williams also spend 24 years on the Lakewood Police Department in Colorado serving as a Division Chief and Commander. He currently owns and operates a seasonal tree service in Colorado and is an active member of Run For The Wall. 

Les lives with his wife Connie in Montrose, CO and they have five adult children. 

Director & Sergeant at Arms

Luke Henry

I graduated with a BA in Economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois in 2005.  Since then, I've spent the last 15 years running a business in Champaign, IL.  As the General Manager I've led the day to day operations of 125 employee and a business grossing 2M annually.  One of my greatest challenges of my role has been the management of all of the business' 1.5M yearly expenses & budgets.  I look forward to helping to honor the legacies of those who have served our country and the missions of this organization.

 

Luke lives with his wife Beth and daughter Ava in Urbana, IL.

Director & Treasurer

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