FAIRBURY –A Jefferson County man who served his country in the U.S. Marines was honored this week by the Jefferson County Commissioners as December’s Veteran of the Month.
The Jefferson County commissioners honored Michael Newman as the Jefferson County Veteran of the Month Tuesday at their weekly meeting. Newman served his country from 1968 to 1970 including time in Vietnam which he was awarded service medals for.
Newman was surprised by getting Veteran of the Month and was honored to receive the certificate. Newman recalls his most memorable part of his service.
“When we flew up to Quang Tri, and I saw that helicopter unload those first body bags there. Then if finally sunk in that this stuff is real and you better be on your toes.”
Jefferson County officials honor veterans of the armed services on the first Tuesday of every month as a part of ongoing recognition effort.