From left to right: Roger Akins, Ottawa County Commissioner Jo Ellen Regal, Ottawa County Commissioner Steven Arndt, and Ottawa County Commissioner James Sass
On May 27, the Ottawa County Commissioners recognized Ottawa County veteran Roger Akins, American Legion Post 113, Port Clinton.
Roger Akins served with the Ohio National Guard from February 1970-May 1974 and the United States Army Reserve from May 1974-February 1976. He completed Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Once he finished basic training, Roger went onto AIT and trained as a Combat Engineer.
After graduation, he was assigned to Ohio National Guard Company B, 112th Engineer Battalion in Kent/Akron. He was also assigned to the United States Army Reserve 5046 US Army Garrison, Detroit, Michigan (Judge Advocate Generals Office). Upon discharge, Roger was a Specialist 4th Class.
Mr. Akins opened the regularly scheduled meeting for the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners by leading with the Pledge of Allegiance. He was honored for his dedication and sacrifices through his service to our country with a plaque from President Regal. “It was an honor for me to present the proclamation to Roger and to recognize his bravery, sacrifices he made, and to thank him for his service to our country,” said President Regal.
The County Commissioners will be recognizing a veteran within the community the first or second Tuesday meeting of every month. The month of June will be a veteran from the American Legion Post 542, Put-in-Bay.