By Kristin Rover
Two Clermont County men were recognized for their service to the country during the June 11 Board of County Commissioners meeting.
Specialist Ray Trumble and Staff Sergeant Dereck Glover recently returned from deployments.
Trumble, a Glen Este High School graduate, has been serving in the United States Army for two years and recently returned from his first deployment to Kuwait.
Trumble said it is nice to be recognized at home for his service, especially because he is stationed in Germany.
“It motivates you to do more,” Trumble said about being honored. “I can’t wait to go back.”
Trumble said he will return to Germany June 16.
Glover, a Batavia High School graduate, said he has been in the United States Army almost 10 years, and plans to continue to serve.
Glover said his first deployment was to Iraq and he recently returned from his second deployment in Afghanistan.
Glover thanked commissioners for recognizing him and for the support during his deployment.
“I appreciate the support,” Glover said.
He said even as the war was drawing down and many soldiers were leaving Afghanistan, he continued to receive support from Clermont County.
“It definitely helped,” Glover said.
Glover said he was visiting his family, many of whom attended the meeting, in Clermont County and will be returning soon to Ft. Hood in Texas where he is stationed.
Clermont County Commissioners along with representatives from the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, Brad Wenstrup’s office, and Attorney General Mike Dewine’s Office thanked the men for their service.
“We really appreciate your service and everything you do to keep us free,” Charlie Norman, with Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, said.