Robyn Ornsby – Gold Star Mother
Let’s help Robyn Ornsby raise awareness to get the KIA Flag federally recognized. Her son and Amador Resident Jay D. Ornsby made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq in 2007.
Ornsby-Adkins, age 21, died April 28, 2007, in Salman Pak, Iraq when a bomb went off near his Humvee and gunfire erupted. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Benning, Ga. ur condolences to his family; lest we forget!
In 2010, two amazing people (Robyn Ornsby and Jerry Cassesi) came together to make the Ione Veteran’s Memorial Park possible. Through hard work, devotion, generous donations, and volunteers the park was built to remember and give thanks to the men and women who have served and are currently serving for the freedom we hold so dear. This is a place to remember the courageousness and sacrifices that’s been given to keep America strong.
Located on the northwest corner of Main Street and Preston Avenue, the park was built to honor our veterans. The memorial wall represents veterans from the greater Ione area who have served in the military. Current service men and women are also honored in the park.
If you would like to place the name of a current individual serving in the military, or a veteran, use the link provided with the application form: Veterans Wall Plaque Application. There is no charge to place a name at the park. This project is funded entirely by donations.