PHOTOS: Aurora Farmers Fair Veterans Presentation Set for Thursday

Among this year's honorees are Veterans of the Vietnam War and WWII.

Left to right: Tim Albright, Jerry Eckerle, Jerry Hacker, Rick Sommer, Steve Utter, and Eric Smith. Photos provided.

(Aurora, Ind.) - Nine local war heroes will be honored this week at the 114th Aurora Farmers Fair. 

The annual War Veterans Presentation will take place Thursday, October 5 at 6:05 p.m. on Stage 1. 

This year's honorees include six Vietnam Veterans, two World War II Veterans, and special recognition to Col. Lynn W. Rolf, Jr. 

The six Vietnam Veterans receiving plaques on Thursday are Tim AlbrightJerry EckerleJerry HackerRick SommerSteve Utter, and Eric Smith. You can read about each of their military careers by clicking on their name. 

George Lingg (left) and J.C. Lewis. Photos provided. 

J.C. Lewis and George Lingg will be recognized for their service during World War II. Both were previously honored during Lawrenceburg Fall Music Fest's Veterans Recognition Ceremony last month. 

Lynn W. Rolf Jr. Photo provided.

Lynn W. Rolf Jr., a Vietnam Veteran, who spent 31 distinguished years serving in the U.S. Army will receive a special plaque for his service. His bio can be read below. 

For more information about the Aurora Farmers Fair and a full schedule of events, visit

Image preview


More from Local News


JCD, OA, L'Burg Students Place in Regional Business Planning Competition

A trio of students from Jac-Cen-Del took first place for their flower garden and boutique enterprise.

Batesville Schools Superintendent Named to Governor's Workforce Cabinet

Paul Ketcham has 25 years of education experience.

Rising Sun's Simpson, Mossburger Among Six to Earn ORVC Weekly Honors

The ORVC Report for November 27-December 2 was released on Tuesday.

Rivertown Draw Pits SD vs. Switz and Rising Sun vs. Lawrenceburg

Lawrenceburg's girls and boys both won the RTC last season.

Switz. Co. Girls Set Single Game Rebounding Record, Lauren Smith Ties Individual Mark

The Lady Pacers picked up a 59-42 win over Carroll County on Monday.

On Air

Eric Church Hell of a View 23:42
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors 23:39
Tanya Tucker Little Things 23:34
Aaron Tippin Where The Stars & Stripes - EAGLE ONLY NO INTRO 23:31