Veteran Dan Hewitt was given a flag Thursday morning by the Logan County Commissioners.
The flag was in honor of Hewitt’s long-time service to his country and his community. The commissioners were privileged to recognize Hewitt by presenting him with the American flag that has flown above the Logan County Courthouse during the month of May.
Hewitt is a Vietnam Air Force Veteran. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970.
He has received numerous awards for his service including the National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.
The flag, and also the one from last month, was underwritten by the American Legion. They wanted to start becoming a part of this program and have kindly funded the flag, as well as the flags for the future.
Several guests, including those from the Logan County Veterans Office and elected officials, were introduced.
Hewitt was thanked not only for his service but for his continued service to the county and for all the countless times he’s stepped up to do things that others may not be able to do.
Hewitt’s guests in attendance were his wife Margie and daughter Paula Hewitt Newland.
He spoke about his experiences in the Air Force. Hewitt said that his four years in the military “was quite an adventure”. He recalled stops in Arkansas, Mississippi, Guam, Thailand, and the Philippine Islands. His specialty was that he armed planes with bombs, rockets, and missiles.
Hewitt is also a humbled servant to the community. He was a State Trooper, and he currently drives for the Logan County Veterans Office. He’s driven for eight years now and really enjoys the position.
Veteran Dan Hewitt explains how humbled he is to receive the flag and to be a servant leader in the community, and why he served in the military: