Army Spc. Dan Williams (left), recently returned home from Afghanistan, will be among those honored at the Lawrenceburg American Legion on Saturday.
Veterans of Southeastern Indiana
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Eleven local soldiers will receive a warm welcome home this weekend thanks to Lawrenceburg American Legion Post 239.
The Legion is hosting a “Welcome Home Warriors” dinner on Saturday, January 12. It’s being thrown for Dearborn and Ohio County members of the Army, Marines, and Navy who are back from Iraq and Afghanistan, said P.G. Gentrup, the Ohio County Veterans Service Officer and a Legion member.
“This is a great opportunity to come out and say ‘thank you’ and pay tribute to several southeastern Indiana patriots who have helped to defend our freedoms,” Gentrup said, adding plaques will be given to each of the 11 troops.
The event starts at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until 7:00. The Rivertown Rebels will be playing music from 3:00-5:00. There will be a free chicken dinner served starting at 4:00.
The soldiers to be honored in-person include:
Jacob Powers, Army, Afghanistan – East Central High School
Travis Sullivan, Army, Afghanistan – South Dearborn High School
Zack Yrttima, Army, Afghanistan – Lawrenceburg High School
David Davies, Army, Afghanistan – South Dearborn High School
Scott Mooney, Army, Afghanistan – East Central High School
Dan Williams, Army, Afghanistan – Lawrenceburg High School
Joe Morris, Army, Afghanistan – Rising Sun High School
Ty Fuchs, Army, Iraq – South Dearborn High School
Zachary Gaines, Marines, Afghanistan – South Dearborn High School
David Vinup, Navy, Iraq and Afghanistan – Lawrenceburg High School
Jay Scudder, Marines, Iraq and Afghanistan – South Dearborn High School
Other southeast Indiana soldiers who have recently returned from overseas are welcome to join the list of those to be honored. They should contact P.G. Gentrup.