|Hanneman elected commander of Dept. of Ohio DAV|
|Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:00 AM|
“I am concerned for the veterans and veteran’s rights. As a Vietnam veteran, I feel I can promote and help other fellow veterans in their difficulties and other problems,” Hanneman said. “I especially want to help the veterans and their families lead happy, health lives.”
Sgt. Hanneman served in the Army from 1970-71 as an infantry squad leader with the 1st Calvary Division during the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He participated in more than 40 helicopter assault missions during his deployment. He was wounded during the push into Cambodia when his patrol came under enemy fire.
The national commander of the DAV is also from Ohio. Joe Johnston is from the Williamsburg area. He had a long career as a paratrooper that began in the Army enlisted ranks in 1966. He rose to a mustang officer with great responsibilities until medical retirement in 1992.
Commander Mary Lou Miller of Findlay heads the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Miller’s theme this year is “Serving our veterans from every conflict and from every climate and place.” The auxiliary helps and supports the veterans and their families with money and assistance.