Veterans Service Commission member sworn in

January 28th, 2010    Author: Marsha Mundy    Filed Under: News

After a five-year absence, Don Chandler, of Milford, has rejoined the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission board.

Chandler previously served on the board as a representative of the Vietnam Veterans of America for five years. He was appointed to an additional three years to finish out a term as a representative for the American Legion.

Chandler served in the U. S. Navy from 1969 – 1971. He has been with the American Legion Post 450 in Milford since 1971. Most recently he served as the county commander for 2008-2009. He is also serving in the position of Sergeant of Arms for the State of Ohio American Legion.

Chandler is a retired Cincinnati Bell employee and also heads up the Needy Kids Program sponsored by American Legions throughout the county.

"I'm looking forward to continuing to serve and help our area veterans," said Chandler.

He is a Milford native and graduate of Milford High School. Chandler is married, has one daughter and one granddaughter.

In addition to swearing-in a new board member, the board reorganized during their first meeting of 2010. Ken Cook, representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was re-elected as president of the board, Howard Daugherty, as representative of the Disabled American Veterans, was elected vice president and Chandler was elected secretary. Other board members are Cliff Riley, representing the Vietnam Veterans of America and Bob Derr as a representative of the AMVETS.

Board members serve five-year appointments which are made by Common Pleas Judges after an interview process.

The Veterans Service Commission is located on the third floor of the Heritage Building on 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia.

For more information, contact executive director Dan Bare at (513) 732-7363.
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