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Heroes in Green Hills halls honored

The few dozen military veterans who live in the Green Hills Retirement Community were part of a large crowd that gathered Monday in Foundation Hall for a veterans’ appreciation event that featured live music from a war veteran with more than 20 years’ experience.

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Anthony Mickey, an Ohio National Guard radar specialist with the 1-174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, out of Marysville, bows his head in prayer Monday after presenting the colors at a veterans’ appreciation event at Green Hills Retirement Community. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Assisting in the presentation of the colors was Anthony Mickey, an Ohio National Guard soldier with the 1-174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, out of Marysville.

Mr. Mickey spent a year in Iraq as a radar specialist. In civilian life, he works as a cook at Green Hills. The staff and residents of Green Hills hosted a party for him last year when he returned from service.

Entertainment Monday was provided by Gary Wilson, who played guitar and sang a variety of patriotic country-bluegrass songs. Mr. Wilson spent 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam.

Mr. Wilson said his family has a legacy of military service. Most recently, his son has served in Iraq.

Military veterans who reside at Green Hills were recognized by name in an event program. They include:

• Ron Allen, Ohio National Guard;

• Carl Beard, Army Air Corps;

• Robert Bender, Army;

• Robert Blair, Army;

• Eileen Botkin, Army;

• Kim Bourne, Air Force;

• Roger Brown, Marine Corps;

• Adam Buroker, Army;

• Wesley Clark, Navy;

• George Daugherty, Army;

• Warren Dodson, Army;

• Leroy Dowden, Army;

• Bob Enoch, Navy;

• Richard Grooves, Army;

• Mark Henry, Army;

• Arlin Hensley, Air Force;

• Ray Hittepole, Army Air Corps;

• Dean Horne, Army;

• Marc Kasler, Navy and Army;

• Joe King, Army;

• David Kuhl, Army;

• Harold McGillivray, Army;

• Glen Meyers, Army;

• Tony Mickey, Ohio National Guard;

• John Newman, Air Force;

• Phyllip Newman, Army;

• Gene Palmer, Army;

• Russ Prater, Army;

• Lyle Pratt, Air Force;

• Russell Ranft, Army;

• Ron Sarson, Royal Canadian Army;

• Ralph Schultz, Army, Air Force;

• Broy Sutphin, Army;

• Bobby Williams, Army;

• Gary Wilson, Air Force;

• David Wren, Air Force; and

• David Younkman, Navy Air Corps

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