Veteran Truman receives recognition

Left to right Gary Truman, Ottawa County Commissioner Jo Ellen Regal, and Ottawa County Commissioner James Sass.

On August 5, the Ottawa County Commissioners recognized Ottawa County Veteran Gary Truman, VFW Post 7510, Genoa.  

Gary Truman served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from August 1964-May 1968 and the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1977-1990.  He completed Marine Corps Recruit Training in San Diego, California.  After training, he served at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, Havlock, North Carolina, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and Camp Cortney, Okinawa where he was deployed to DaNang, Chu Li, Phu Bi, and Hue, Vietnam, with the 3rd Marine Division.  His awards include the Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal (3 bronze devices), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Vietnam Civil Action with device Combat Action Badge, National Defense Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve, and Good Conduct Medal. 

Mr. Truman opened the regularly scheduled meeting for the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners by leading with the Pledge of Allegiance.  He was honored for his dedication and sacrifices through his service to our country with a proclamation from President Regal.  Mr. Truman’s wife, Gerry, was proudly present as this honor was bestowed upon him.  “It was an honor for me to present the proclamation to Gary and to recognize his bravery, sacrifices he made, and to thank him for his service to our country,” said President Regal.

The County Commissioners will be recognizing a veteran within the community the first or second Tuesday meeting of every month.  The month of September will be a veteran from the VFW Post 7572, Marblehead.

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