Veterans Day Salute

Belmont County Farm Bureau and KFC/A&W Restaurant, Barnesville joined together Nov. 11 to provide a free meal to veterans in honor of the service they have given to our country.  The event provided and opportunity to recognize and honor area veterans.

Over 45 veterans enjoyed a meal and dessert compliments of Belmont County Farm Bureau and KFC/A&W Restaurant. Those participating in the special Veterans Salute included the following:

United States Air Force:  Jerry Williams, Jeff Pickenpaugh, Shirley Cox, Kim Henderson, John Henderson

United States Army:  David Hess, Duane Gray, Michael Barylak, Larry Willis, Dave Bunting, Garry Stephen, Art Reed, Joseph Winland, Robert Moore, Bob McDaniel, Tim Powell, Jim McGuire, David Simonson, Tom Butler, Vallas Carpenter, Michael Carpenter, Alan Mead, Frank Fogle, Larry Zalesny, Roger Claus, Charles Carpenter, Francis Miller, George Stoudt, Ed Beckett, Tom Carpenter, John Milliken, Bill Cox, Wayne Jenewein, Gene Plumly, Gary Mayberry, Vernon Ebert, Richard Slevin, Jim Hanlon, Gerald Kuthy

United States Marine Corps:  Anthony Hudak

United States Navy:  Ed Magers, Dan DeBolt, Kevin Kinney, Robert Lucas, Alan Palmer, Benny Ankrom, Arthur Mead, Curt Hallstrom

Thank you to all veterans for your service to our country.

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