Vietnam at the library


GREENVILLE – Join the Greenville Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m., as Vietnam veteran Gaylen Blosser shares his personal story “One of the Two Percent.“ Blosser served in the US Army as a teenager from 1969 to 1970 in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade and the 23rd Infantry Division. His photo is on the Hometown Hero banner located on the west side of the 100 block of Broadway. These banners honor local veterans and are provided by Main Street Greenville.

Blosser was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Meritorious Unit Citation. He is a Life Member of the VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, and Disabled American Veterans, as well as currently serving as a Commissioner with the Darke County Veterans Services.

Gaylen is a popular figure at all the county games, matches, races, and other sporting events as he volunteers his time and talent as sports writer and photographer for – home of The Early Bird and Daily Advocate. The library is honored to offer Blosser’s program as a way to commemorate Veterans Day.

Gaylen Blosser’s military banner hangs high above South Broadway. Blosser’s military banner hangs high above South Broadway. Courtesy photo

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