The Wilmington and Blanchester Chapters of Modern Woodmen of America combined last month to honor two Clinton County Hometown Heroes for their service to our country and our community.
As part of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 observances, two veterans, Ralph Haddix and Clint Brown, were chosen as heroes and the service of these two men was celebrated with dinner at Rod’s Capricorn Inn.
Ralph Haddix served in the US Army in World War II. He is 95 and lives in Cuba where he has been a faithful member of Cuba Friends Church since 1950. He is also a retired school teacher from the Wilmington School District.
Clint Brown served in the Army from 2009 to 2011 and is on individual ready reserve until February 2017. He is also the Chief of Police for the New Vienna Police Department, and he served 12 years with the Wilmington Police Department before coming to New Vienna. Chief Brown has done much to improve the department as well as foster good relations in the community.
A certificate was presented to the two men at the dinner with words of commendation given to recognize their service by Dan Mayo, District Agent with Modern Woodmen.
“We are proud of the service these two men have given to our country and to the community, and it is a privilege to honor them in this way,” Mayo said. “We salute our veterans, and we support the men and women in blue who protect our communities day in and day out.”
In addition, Modern Woodmen gave them a certificate to redeem for $100 donation to the charity of their choice.
The night concluded with door prizes and bingo with prizes for winners and for all those who had September birthdays. The group gathers at Rod’s on the fourth Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to come and enjoy an evening out at Rod’s.
Founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States. Some of the products MWA offers are annuities, life insurance, 401k rollovers, and individual and group health plans.
For more information or to register for the dinner, contact District Agent Dan Mayo at 937 725-0445 or email [email protected]