Kari honored by Logan County Commissioners


Veteran Paul Kari, of West Liberty, was given a flag Tuesday afternoon by the Logan County Commissioners.

The flag was in honor of Kari’s long-time service to his country and his community.

The commissioners were honored to recognize Kari by presenting him with the American flag that has flown above the Logan County Courthouse during the month of September.

Commissioner Mike Yoder explains why his office holds the monthly ceremony:

Commissioner Mike Yoder presented Mr. Paul Kari with the flag.

Kari served in the United States Air Force as a Pilot and Tactical Fighter from 1958-1974.

He is a published author, including his memoir The Strength to Endure, a book about his experiences in the service and the strength he developed as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam (Hanoi Hilton).

He was moved to 26 different locations while a prisoner.

Here’s Paul Kari’s reaction to receiving the flag:

Kari grew up in Medina County and is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a degree in Agriculture.

He was joined in the ceremony by his wife Carole Kari.

Guests, including those from the Logan County Veterans Office and elected officials, were in attendance.