NORWICH – After more than 30 years of service in the Army along with numerous hours donated to helping other veterans, Norwich resident Edwin Tucker was selected as American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189’s Veteran of the Year.
According to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189 President Sophie Liberatore, the Veteran of the Year Program was started locally this January, and Tucker deserved the recognition.
“This is a special program we started a couple months ago where we select a veteran to honor throughout the year,” said Liberatore. “This year we chose Ed Tucker, as not only did he have an extended and outstanding military service, but he has also been a huge asset for our auxiliary unit here.”
“Ed does so much for our post including placing flags in both St. Paul’s Cemetery and at Mt. Hope as well.”
When asked about the award and his service, Tucker said it was a surprise but he was happy he could help out. He said while he just had his 84th birthday, he plans to continue volunteering for the foreseeable future.