Ottawa County Veteran of the Year

Roger CarpenterRoger E. Carpenter, 2014 Veteran of the Year

  • Oak Harbor
  • Korean Conflict

Community Service

  • An active member of the American Legion Post 114 for 61 years
  • Adjutant, Post 114
  • Americanism Chairman, 4 years
  • Boys State Chairman, 5 years
  • Chairman of the Veterans Circle Committee
  • Chaplain, Post 114
  • Commander of the Memorial Squad, 14 years 
  • Commander, Post 114
  • County Council Commander, 2 years
  • Finance Officer, Post 114
  • Member of 40 and 8, Voyageur 141
  • Sons of the American Legion member, 15 years
  • Vice Commander of the County Council

Paul LaderachPaul A. Laderach, 2013 Veteran of the Year

  • Oak Harbor
  • World War 2

Community Service

  • Active member of the American Legion Post 114
  • Active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8732
  • Chaplain, Post 8732
  • Commander, Post 8732
  • Honor Guard Member, Post 8732
  • Master Mason, 65 years
  • Member of the Eastern Stars
  • Member of the Highlander Unit as a Piper
  • Member of the Scottish Rite, 65 years
  • Senior Vice Commander, Post 8732
  • Zenobia Shriner

Robert PauleRobert E. Paule, 2012 Veteran of the Year

  • Elmore
  • Korean War

Community Service

  • An active member of the American Legion Post 279 for 60 years
  • Commander in 1961, 1978, and 1986, Post 279
  • Ways and Means Chairman for over 20 years, Post 279
  • National Convention Delegate in 1984 and 1985
  • Member of 40 and 8
  • Organized the first American Legion Post 279 Easter Egg Hunt

Harold FillmoreHarold J. Fillmore, 2011 Veteran of the Year

  • Elmore
  • Korean War

Community Service

  • An active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8732 for nearly 60 years
  • Junior Vice Commander, Post 8732
  • Senior Vice Commander, Post 8732
  • Commander years 1953, 1954, 1984 to 1987, Post 8732
  • Aide de Camp 1953, 1954, 1984, 1986, 1987, Post 8732
  • Americanism Chairman from 1984 to present, Post 8732
  • Post Service Officer from 2007 to present, Post 8732
  • Color Guard Member, Post 8732
  • Village of Oak Harbor Zoning Board, Appeal Board Member
  • Member of Oak Harbor Tree Commission
  • Oak Harbor Veterans Circle Committee Member
  • Tree in Veterans Park is named in honor of Harold