Served in the US Marine Corps from 1967-1973. Served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. Received Bronze star with "V" device and Purple Hearts
Past State of Ohio for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Currently the President of the Warren County Veterans Services' Commissioners's Board. Have been on the board 5 years.
Graduated from Bethel-Tate High School in 1968; enlisted in the Air Force, and served in Vietnam from1969-1970.
Attended night school and completed Bachelor Degree in Criminology in 1979, while on active duty.
Completed Air Force Officers Training School in 1979; graduating as a Second Lieutenant. Promoted to
Captain in 1983; retired from the Air Force in 1989.
Joined Morrow VFW Post 8202 in 1995; elected Post Commander from 2006 thru 2009; selected as an All
State Post Commander in 2008 and 2009. Elected VFW District 4 Commander in 2011; selected as an All
State District Commander in 2012.
Selected for and appointed to Warren County Veteran’s Service Commission in 2011.
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John was born in Sidney, Ohio in 1947
He graduated from Sidney High School in 1966
John married his childhood sweetheart, Kathy Flanagan on August 11, 1972 and has two children Jamie who last year was married to Dan Sheets and Adam who served in the US Navy on the USS Independence. Adam has three children Sara, Ashley and Adam Jr. and Dan has two sons Adam and Clint.
John enjoys playing golf, yard work, being with his grandchildren and spending time with his wife, Kathy.
He entered the US Army in November 1967 and took Basic Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. After Basic training John took Advanced Infantry training at Ft. Gordon, Georgia and left for Vietnam in April of 1968 and served with the 1st Calvary Division, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry.
John was wounded three times in Vietnam with the last being a gunshot wound to his right shoulder on March 9, 1969. This was the “Battle of Angel’s Wing” where (11) were killed in Acton (KIA) and (38) were wounded from his unit.