Ron Organek started Veteran's Corner in 1993, and has been the host of the award winning program ever since. His military career began in 1968 when he was drafted into the Army and served with the 14th Armored Calvery in Germany. He joined the Connecticut National Guard in 1977 and served there until 1985. That same year he joined the United States Army reserve in Middletown and was activated for the Persian Gulf War where he served during Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Shorttie. He was released from active duty in September of 1991, and had an Honorable transfer to Inactive Ready Reserve and held the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served a total of 21 years!
RON CONTINUES HIS SERVICE FOR VETERAN'S ORGANIZATIONS IN NUMEROUS WAYS:
Middletown Council of Veterans Middletown, Connecticut
Senior Vice Commander 1999.
Junior Vice Commander 1998.
Public Relations 1996 to present.
Public Relations Chair for the Department (State) of Connecticut, 1998 to present.
Held several offices, Post 75 Middletown, Connecticut, to include Senior Vice
Commander, 1998 and 2000.
Vietnam Veterans of Middletown, Connecticut
Catholic War Veterans
Aid to the Department Commander, Department (State) of Connecticut 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Trustee Post 1166 Middletown, Connecticut, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
RON'S CONTINUOUS SERVICE HAS EARNED HIM THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
State of Connecticut
Citation 1994 for Veterans Corner.
City of Middletown, Connecticut
Citation 1997 For helping veterans.
Proclamation 1991 for service during Desert Storm.
Proclamation 1994 for Veterans Corner.
Employer Support of Guard and Reserve
7 Seals Award.
The American Legion
National Public Relations Volunteer of the Year Award for North East Region 1998.
Public Relations 1994 Post 75 Middletown, Connecticut.
Catholic War Veterans
Americanism News Media Award (National award).
Veterans of the Vietnam War Middletown, Connecticut
Certificate of Appreciation 1994.
Service in Desert Storm.
After the obvious success of Veteran's Corner, Ron decided to start writing weekly columns for the Middletown Press in 1995, and in 1996 started doing radio spots.
NEWS PAPERS AND RADIO STATIONS THAT CARRY THE VETERANS CORNER
PLEASE SUPPORT THEM:
The Cromwell Chronicle
P.O. Box 138; Cromwell, Connecticut 06416;
Phone (860) 257-8715 Fax;
One Herald Square; New Britain, Connecticut 06050;
Hometown News Publications
16 William F. Palmer Road; P.O. Box 328; Moodus, Connecticut
Phone (860) 873-1708
2 Main St.; Middletown, Connecticut 06457;
Phone (860) 347-3331, Fax
The Post Eagle (by Subscription, In the United States)
800 Van Houten Ave.; P.O. Box 2127; Clifton, New Jersey 07015;
(973) 473-5414, Fax (973) 473-3211;
Good Gnus Publishing LLC;
P.O. Box 265; 478 Main St.; Middlefield,
Phone (860) 349-8000; Fax; (860) 349-8027
VETERAN'S CORNER IS ALSO ON THE RADIO.
WIHS FM 104.9;
1933 South Main St.; Middletown, Connecticut 06457;
Phone (860) 346-3846
For information on veterans benefits call the V.A. toll free 1-800-827-1000. Comments and ideas for columns may be sent to Veterans Corner; P.O. Box 202; East Berlin, Ct. 06023. If a reply is requested, please send self addressed stamped business envelope.