Linden City Council recognizes Veterans

Published 1:26 am Saturday, November 11, 2023

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During its Nov. 7 Linden City Council meeting, select council members were recognized for their military service. The veterans recognized were Councilmember Kelly Anthony, Councilmember Byron Vice and Mayor Gwendolyn Rogers.

“I always like to recognize those who served for a number of reasons,” said Rogers. “For one thing, they made sacrifices for our country and for the safety of those who reside in the United States. There are some who made tremendous sacrifices and I think we should honor those in the city and on our council who served.”

Rogers asked that the three Councilmembers share a bit about their time in the military and what branch they served in.

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Councilmember Anthony served nearly 18 years in the U.S. Army. He said he had two Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), Chemical Operations and Logistics. Anthony also had five deployments with two being stateside and three overseas. He retired as an E-7 Sergeant First Class.

Councilmember Vice served in the National Guard and Army Reserves for 22 years. Vice served as a First Sergeant before retiring.

Rogers herself served in the U.S. Army reserves where she spent seven years in active duty, and three years inactive. Her MOS was 91 Echo which is a dental assistant. She retired as an E-4.

“I want to thank Mr. Vice and Mr. Anthony for their service,” said Rogers.

Rogers reminded those in attendance to thank any Veteran they happen to come across during the Veteran’s Day weekend.

“If you happen to run into a Veteran over this holiday weekend, thank them for their service,” Rogers said.“They have done so much for this country and their efforts should be appreciated.”