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Veterans awarded for commitment

Posted: Friday, Mar 22nd, 2013

Above from left to right, Calvin Clark, Ira Clue and Jim Richardson received their awards for lenghty VFW memberships, as handed by Guy Bayes.

ROCHELLE—Nine out of 10 World War II veterans in the Rochelle area Floyd J. Tilton VFW post 3878 received awards that landmarked their many years of service. The 10th member, Robert Sage, was out of town but also earned the award alongside his peers.

The men received this distinguished honor at Monday’s monthly VFW meeting.

Guy Bayes, senior vice commander, along with Rich Griffin, junior vice commander, passed out the awards to the veterans in honor of their service.

“Some of the men were really overjoyed,” Bayes said. “We’ve received nothing but positive feedback on the night and I felt really honored to have recognized these men that put in so many years of service with the VFW. It was impressive.”

Bayes also said that he was amazed with their length of service.

For the complete article see the 03-21-2013 issue.

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