From left to right: Ottawa County Commissioner James Sass, William Sorg, Commissioner Jo Ellen Regal, Commissioner Steven Arndt
On Jan. 14, the Ottawa County Commissioners recognized Ottawa County Veteran William “Bill” Sorg of American Legion Post 279, Elmore.
Sorg was drafted into the United States Army in March 1969. After training, he was deployed to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, with the 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Phan Thiet. On April 8, 1970, during a patrol on Hill #74, his squad was attacked. This attack resulted in 9 soldiers being injured, including Bill.