At Battle Ground’s Military Appreciation Night on May 21st, sixteen high school seniors from the local community were recognized by City Council for their commitment to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Councilmember Philip Johnson, U.S. Army retired, began the event by recognizing the many military veterans and active service members who were in attendance. Amongst them stood Mr. Tudor F. Davis, U.S. Navy Retired, a WWII veteran who served in the Navy from 1941 to 1961. Mr. Davis is a proud submariner who served as a submarine qualified Torpedoman on 10 different submarines – from diesel to nuclear - during his 20-year Navy career. His active participation in the evening’s event was an honor to all in attendance, particularly to the young enlistees to whom he offered steadfast support and valuable perspective.
The council’s recognition of these young men and women comes during Military Appreciation Month, designated by Congress to ensure that the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members.
Standing with Mr. Davis are nine of the enlistees who were in attendance (in no particular order):
• Richard Landon (US Army)
• Tyler Sandel (US Army)
• Spencer Hamilton (US Air Force)
• Orion Macy (US Air Force)
• Clayton Hively (WA Army National Guard)
• Cristian Whitney (US Navy)
• Braxton Haushild (US Navy)
• Alexander Perry (US Navy)
• Matthew Collyer (US Navy)
Enlistees recognized, but unable to attend the event:
• Jennifer Oschner (US Army)
• Christopher Flynn (US Army)
• Noah Cyr (US Army)
• Christopher Mogk (US Army)
• Michael Walker (US Army)
• Ryan Rodgers (US Army)
• Liam Neuenschwander (US Marine Corps)