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Westport's Vornkahl Inducted Into Veterans Hall Of Fame

Major Gen. Thaddeus Martin, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, William F. Vornkahl III of Westport and Linda Schwartz at the recent Veterans Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Hartford.
Major Gen. Thaddeus Martin, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, William F. Vornkahl III of Westport and Linda Schwartz at the recent Veterans Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Hartford. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport's William F. Vornkahl III recently received the honor of being inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.

State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) and colleagues honored Vornkahl last week during a special ceremony in Hartford, according to a press release. Vornkahl served in the U.S. Army and he "has worked tirelessly as the president of the Westport Veterans Council and as chairman of the Veterans Day Parade," according to the release.

“Mr. Vornkahl has sacrificed so much for his country," Boucher said in the release. "It was an honor to pay tribute to a man who exemplifies service to his community and country and who helps keep the memory of all Veterans alive."

Vornkahl received a citation from the Westport delegation that read in part, “The General Assembly congratulates you on this achievement and offers its gratitude for your outstanding service to our nation and to the town of Westport,” according to the release.

The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Connecticut Military Department administer and sponsor The Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame, which was established "to increase the awareness of the lifetime contributions of veterans after completion of honorable military service," according to the release.

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