Local veterans honored with Bronze Star


Surviving veterans that could attend the event were, from left, Orval Beck, Archbold; John Grime, Archbold; Diane King of Oregon, Ohio accepting for her dad Merlin Hassen of Swanton who could not be present; Robert Scott, Wauseon, and Donald Clair of Wauseon, who had previously received the Bronze Star medal. Not pictured are Marvin Ritenour of Swanton and Gordon Domeck of Wauseon, who were unable to attend.


A Bronze Star medal on display prior to presentation.


Fulton County veterans were honored Thursday at the Bronze Star Medal Awards Ceremony in Wauseon. Seven living veterans were presented with Bronze Star medals.

Receiving medals were Orval Beck, John Grime, Donald Clair, Merlin Hassen, Robert Scott, Gordon Domeck, and Marvin Ritenour.

The Bronze Star medal is the fourth highest individual military award and ninth highest by order of precedence in the US military. It may be awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit or meritorious service in a combat zone.

Also at the ceremony, families of deceased veterans who previously received the medal were introduced and medals were presented to next of kin.

Over 300 veterans and family members as well as more than 30 volunteers at ended the event at St. Caspar Church.

Surviving veterans that could attend the event were, from left, Orval Beck, Archbold; John Grime, Archbold; Diane King of Oregon, Ohio accepting for her dad Merlin Hassen of Swanton who could not be present; Robert Scott, Wauseon, and Donald Clair of Wauseon, who had previously received the Bronze Star medal. Not pictured are Marvin Ritenour of Swanton and Gordon Domeck of Wauseon, who were unable to attend.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/11/web1_Bronze-star-medal.jpgSurviving veterans that could attend the event were, from left, Orval Beck, Archbold; John Grime, Archbold; Diane King of Oregon, Ohio accepting for her dad Merlin Hassen of Swanton who could not be present; Robert Scott, Wauseon, and Donald Clair of Wauseon, who had previously received the Bronze Star medal. Not pictured are Marvin Ritenour of Swanton and Gordon Domeck of Wauseon, who were unable to attend.

A Bronze Star medal on display prior to presentation.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/11/web1_Bronze-star.jpgA Bronze Star medal on display prior to presentation.