Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 26, 2013

Greensburg Veteran honored for six decades of service

Rob Cox
Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — On Monday night at Aspen Place Health Campus, the American Legion Post 129 honored Air Force Veteran Fred Springmier for 60 years of service.

In presenting Springmier with a commemorative “Certificate of Continuous Membership” to mark the occasion, Post Commander Kenny Coons called Springmier “a longtime and dedicated member of American Legion Post 129.”

Springmier, Koons added, in earning the certificate, has demonstrated 60 years of “faithful and dedicated allegiance to the ideals of the American Legion.”

“Such a record of consistent loyalty to the American Legion,” Coons continued, “merits the honor of being cited as an outstanding contributor to the programs of the American Legion.”

After the ceremony, Springmier told the Daily News that he served four years active duty in the US Air Force, including two stationed in Alaska.

With his wife, Joyce, being career military (she served 29 years in the US Army before retiring), Springmier explained, continuing his service through the American Legion was a natural progression after leaving active duty.

Asked for his reaction to the award, the longtime Legion Veteran replied, “I’m greatly surprised. I worked hard for this award, and I’ll always cherish it. It makes me feel like I accomplished something.”



Contact: Rob Cox at 812-663-3111 x7011