Standing: Timothy Laderach; Seated, left to right: Paul Laderach and Dale Laderach.
On April 30, Mr. Paul Laderach was honored as Ottawa County Veteran of the Year for 2013 at a celebration in his honor at the VFW Post 8732, Oak Harbor. Paul is the third veteran in Ottawa County to receive this honor.
The Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission selected Paul after reviewing several nominations. Paul’s commitment to the veterans in Ottawa County speaks volumes through his years of selfless service as a veterans’ advocate. “Paul served our country with honor when our country needed him. Upon discharge, he continued to faithfully serve in the civilian sector. He has inspired, mentored and befriended many veterans, and I personally find his kindness and compassion an inspiration.” said Sara Toris, Executive Director, Ottawa County Veterans Service Office.