About 100 attended the 12th annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner in Arnoldsburg Saturday, an event sponsored by Grantsville's VFW Post 5959 and Ladies Auxiliary.

Special guest speaker for the event was West Virginia Adjutant General James Hoyer, who was recognized as the veteran with the most years of military service with 30 years.

The oldest veteran present was Paris Parsons of Minnora, who is 92.

The youngest veteran present was Bryan Gungle of Chloe, who is 25.

Following the formal meeting, the group was honored with a dinner.

"We would like to thank everyone that helped make the dinner a success," said President Frances Tanner.

DAV van drivers Burl Simers and Bob Yoak received recognition for their service.


Scotty Mathess, Sr. Vice Commander

Bob Bush, Jr. Vice Commander

Don Walker, Quartermaster

Stan Norman, Service Officer

Bob Yoak, Chaplin

Larry Craddock, Charles Snyder and Adrian Ball, Trustees


Frances Tanner, President

Francie Adwell, Sr. Vice President

Donna Lagrone, Jr. Vice President

Freda Whytsell, Secretary

Tina Whytsell, Treasurer

Marie Hayes, Guard

Linda Norman, Conductress

Patty Wyatt, Chaplin

Freda Whytsell, Michelle Smith and Donna Lagrone, Trustees

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