Ronald E. Distel, President
Member-at-Large

Mr. Distel is a Vietnam War veteran having served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1974.  He served as an Aircraft Loading Specialist. 

Mr. Distel serves as Ottawa County Council American Legion Adjutant and is a member of American Legion Post 279 and VFW Post 8732.  He previously held the positions of Commander of American Legion Post 279; Ottawa County Council American Legion Adjutant (4 Terms); Commander of the 1st District, State of Ohio; and member of the American Legion Department of Ohio Executive Board. 

Mr. Distel has served on the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission since January 2009.

 

 


Elizabeth A. Sutton, Vice President
Member-at-Large

Mrs. Sutton is a Persian Gulf War veteran having served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1991. She served as an Aviation Electronics Technician, trouble shooting and repairing navigation, communication and weapons systems down to the component level.

Mrs. Sutton is a member of American Legion John A. Fader Post 114.  She previously served 2 terms as Adjutant for American Legion Post 114.  She currently holds a position with the State of Ohio working for the Job and Family Services Department.

Mrs. Sutton has served on the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission since January 2011.


Gary E. Cagle, Secretary
Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mr. Cagle is a Vietnam War veteran having served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970.  He served as a Rifleman.

Mr. Cagle is a member of VFW Post 8732, twenty-six year member of American Legion Post 114, American Legion Post 279, Disabled American Veterans Post 39, and on the Board of Directors for the Oak Harbor Public Library.  He is currently Commander of VFW Post 8732 and has been for the past five years.

Mr. Cagle has served on the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission since January 2013.

 


David L. McDougall, Member
AMVETS

Mr. McDougall is a Vietnam War veteran having served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973.  He served as a Communications Center Specialist.

Mr. McDougall is a member of the Easter Society of Ottawa County, AMVETS Post 10, and Commander of American Legion Post 113.  He previously held the positions of President of the Easter Society of Ottawa County and President of the Ottawa County Board of Mental Retardation.   

Mr. McDougall has served on the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission since January 1998.


Thomas L. Cashen III, Member
American Legion

Mr. Cashen is a Persian Gulf War veteran having served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1986 to 1995.  He served in the Naval Nuclear Power Program as a Power Plant Operator and Electrician's Mate.

Mr. Cashen is Adjutant for American Legion Post 324 in Genoa, Ohio.  He has served as post delegate to The American Legion, Department of Ohio Convention.  He is also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9963 and The Blinded Veterans Association of America.  He serves on his church stewardship committee and volunteers with the Genoa Food Pantry.   

Mr. Cashen has served on the Ottawa County Veterans Service Commission since January 2014.

 

 

   
 

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