Members of Sunbury’s Col. Benson W. Hough American Legion Post 457 awarded the post’s annual Community Service Awards during a dinner meeting on Thursday, June 25.
Each year for the past four years an individual and a business in the local community have been selected by Post 457 members to receive recognition for going above and beyond the normal expectations of service to their community. The 2015 recipient for individual recognition is Galena resident Don Lettie.
Lettie served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. He then took a job as Manager of the State of Ohio Data Services and worked there until retirement. Don said his first computer was a Univac 1, and was the size of a large house. His cell phone now has more memory than the Univac. “Throughout his life Don has always found time to volunteer for any project he was asked to help with,” said Post 457 Commander Roy Terry. “He is a long time member of the Sunbury Lions Club where he has served in most of offices. He currently heads up the American Red Cross Blood Drive effort at Sunbury United Methodist Church.”
Terry said Lettie works with Big Walnut Friends Who Share, the local, grass-roots social service agency and food bank; and is also very active in the Sunbury UMC and operates their video equipment as well as many other church activities.
The business recipient of the 2014 Post 457 Community Service Award is Indco Electrical Contractors, Inc., of Sunbury.
Indco Electrical has 14 employees and is recognized as a leader in the industrial electrical field. Some of Indco’s past projects are assembly lines, weld centers, clean rooms, robotic automation and material handling. They are also in the tele-data field installing fiber optics, cat 6, cat 5, CCTV, security and IP camera systems.
“Indco owner Paul Johnson is active in many community activities and presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce,” Terry said. “He donates his time, expertise and equipment for such projects as the July 4th Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting and most any other community activity he is asked to help with.”
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