Hanneman selected Ohio Commander for Disabled Vets
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 5:49 AM
PUTNAM COUNTY - Dennis Hanneman was elected as the Commander for the Department of Ohio Disabled American Veterans at this last Department Convention held in Columbus. The DAV Organization's mission is to help vets and their families to receive support and service from the VA and other government agencies. The local DAV is Putnam County Chapter #77.
Hanneman served in the Army (1970-1971). He was an Infantry Squad Leader with the 1st Cavalry Division during the Viet Nam War. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Air Medal. Sergeant Denny Hanneman participated in more then 40 helicopter assault missions during his deployment. He was wounded during the push into Cambodia when his patrol came under enemy fire.
"I am concerned for the Veterans and Veteran's rights. As a Viet Nam Veteran, I feel that I can promote and help other fellow Veterans in their difficulties and problems. I especially want to help the Veterans and their families lead happy, healthy lives," said Hanneman.
The National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans is also from Ohio. His name is Joe Johnston. He is from the Williamsburg area of Ohio. Johnston had a long career as a paratrooper that began in the Army's enlisted ranks in 1966. He rose to a mustang officer with great responsibilities until medical retirement in 1992.
The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is also headed by a fine women from the Findlay area. Commander Mary Lou Miller's theme this year is "Serving Our Veterans from every conflict and from every climate and place." The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary helps and supports the Veterans and their families with money and assistance.