DARKE COUNTY – The Early Bird’s Gaylen Blosser was recently sworn in as the newest member of the Darke County Veterans Services Commission.
Members of the board are appointed by Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein and serve a total of five years, with one new member being appointed every year as one member leaves.
Blosser, who resides in Greenville with his wife Becky, served with the U.S. Army’s 196th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam from 1969-70 and is a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW, AMVETS, and the Disabled American Veterans.
“It is my honor to serve on The Darke County Veterans Service Commission and represent all Darke County veterans and their families,” Blosser said.
The Darke County Veterans Services Commission oversees the operation of the Darke County Veterans Service Office and is responsible to ensure veterans and their eligible family members receive all benefits, including federal, state and local, for which they may be entitled.
“Darke County is very blessed to have one of the finest Veterans Services Commisions in the state under the guidance of the current board and leadership of Thomas Pitman, Department Head/CVSO and his staff,” Blosser said. “I am honored to be selected to serve with this great organization representing our veterans.”
Other members of the commission in Darke County include Jim Stamcoff, James Kemmer, Philip Rehmert, and Jack Sloat.
PHOTO CAPTION: Gaylen Blosser was recently sworn in as a member of the Darke County Veterans Services Commission by Judge Jonathan P. Hein.