Letter: Community invited to soldier’s memorial service



My brother, Army Lt. Col. Kim Lee Gage, left a legacy not only in the hearts of his family and friends but also for his soldiers. The family has created Fishin4Vets in his honor to continue to aid fellow soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder wherever they are in the world.

Lt. Col. Gage began purchasing and collecting donations these past three years while he recuperated from his first of many massive grand mal seizures while still on active duty in 2016 at the Pentagon in Washington DC. Lt. Col. Gage believed that by taking others out fishing, he could help provide a coping option to ease some of the symptoms of PTSD.

Additionally, Lt. Col. Gage not only visited his Carmel family over the years but also visited Carmel in 2015 to speak to Carmel youth at Carmel High School’s Military Club.

He will be honorably buried at Arlington National Cemetery in October 2019. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Grace Church in Noblesville to honor an Indiana hero.

For more information on the memorial visit evite.me/C79SRCzPJC.

A burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Serina Mergulhao, Carmel resident and sister of Kim Lee Gage