BASSETT, VA – Local veterans were honored at the 73rd Annual Veterans Day Service Thursday morning at the HJDB Event Center in Bassett.
Walter E. Sheppard was awarded the Veteran of the Year.
He he was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1966 and served on active duty until 1968 and in the Reserves until 1972.
“This particular award is awarded by my fellow veterans. It's voted on by my fellows that I served with in the Veterans' Service Organization and it is truly an honor to have my name added to the list of those who have gone before me,” Sheppard stated.
Curtis Millner was named the Martinsville and Henry County Outstanding Veteran.
He served on active duty in the Army for 23 years.
“It's quite an honor because quite often throughout your life you get recognized by other people, but to be able to come home and be recognized is a distinct honor,” Millner said.