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County honors veteran

January 6, 2018

A Gage County man who served in Korea was recognized this week by the Gage County Board of Supervisors.

The board commended Roland “Red” Timmerman for his service to the county during the board’s regular meeting.

Timmerman was introduced by County Board Chairman Myron Dorn, who described Timmerman’s service history to the board and those in attendance.

“Red was in the Air Force and he attained the rank of airman first class,” Dorn said. “He served from April 11, 1951 and he was discharged on Jan. 20, 1955. His awards were the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.”

Timmerman thanked the board for recognizing him and presenting him with a plaque.

“What an honor for me to be here,” he said. “Thank you. I was pleased to have served.”

Timmerman was recognized as part of the Veteran of Honor Program, a monthly program in which the board takes time out of a regular meeting to pay tribute to those who have served.

The program has been ongoing since 2013.

Dorn said the program has been a highlight for the last several years and is something the board members have enjoyed doing.

“We thank you for your time of service and all that you’ve done for our country,” Dorn said. “We’ve had quite a few Korean War veterans here, and some of their stories have been pretty amazing. We appreciate what you’ve done and are extremely glad to honor you.”

Anyone interested in nominating a veteran is encouraged to contact the Gage County Veterans’ Service Office at 402-223-1342.