Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Vietnam War at Library

Join us Wednesday November 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library as Vietnam vet Gaylen Blosser shares his personal story “One of the Two Percent.“ Gaylen served in the US Army as a teenager from 1969 to 1970 in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade and the 23rd Infantry Division. His photo is on the Hometown Hero banner located on the west side of the 100 block of Broadway. These banners honor local veterans and are provided by Main Street Greenville.

Gaylen was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Meritorious Unit Citation. He is a Life Member of the VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, and Disabled American Veterans, as well as currently serving as a Commissioner with the Darke County Veterans Services.

Gaylen is a popular figure at all the county games, matches, races, and other sporting events as he volunteers his time and talent as sports writer and photographer for the Early Bird. The Library is honored to offer Gaylen’s program as a way to commemorate Veterans Day.

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