Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson

2021 Veterans Day Special Section: Ron Wilson

For this year's Veterans Day special insert, we asked that you tell us your story of service, or the story of your loved one who served.

This year, we are proud to share 17 of those stories, with both images and words telling us all about some of the fine Whatcom County residents past and present who served our country.

This is one of those stories. Meet Ron Wilson.

Home: Custer

Branch: US Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class (E-7)

Served: 1964-1986

Medals/commendations: Silver Star Medal; Bronze Star Medal/Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal (3); Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Good Conduct Medal; Overseas Service Bars (7); Overseas Service Wings; Vietnam Jump Wings; Master Parachutist Badge; Army Service Ribbon; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Combat Infantryman Badge; Meritorious Service Medal; German Chancellor Award for civil heroism, saving two lives.

Ron Wilson "served four tours in country and special forces command in Vietnam. We are grateful for your service to our country. We will not forget each of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom."