Wroblewski to speak at National POW/MIA Day Ceremony
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Ron Wroblewski, president of Vietnam Veterans of America, Tri-State Chapter 949, will speak at the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony in Gallipolis, Ohio. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September each year. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Gallipolis City Park on Friday, Sept. 21.
Wroblewski is a Ceredo, West Virginia, resident who was born in Charleston, graduated from Gallia Academy High School and is a Vietnam Combat Veteran having served as a field radio operator with the United States Marine Corps from mid 1963 to late 1966 (Vietnam 1965-1966).
His 100 percent service connected disability hasn’t diminished his love for America or his desire to continue to give back to his country, according to a news release from Vietnam Veterans of America, Tri-State Chapter 949.
His accomplishments are many; as evidenced by being named WSAZ TV’s Hometown Hero but, perhaps, his most significant and most recent is his successful project of having a U.S. Naval ship named in honor of Hershel “Woody” Williams, West Virginia’s only living Medal of Honor recipient. It took 18 years of dedication to get the Navy to name the ship.
Wroblewski is currently serving as the president of Tri-State Chapter 949, Vietnam Veterans of America and the West Virginia Marine Corps Coordinating Council.
He is Past General Chairman of the Veterans Committee for Civic Improvement in Huntington, two-time Past Commander of VFW Post 1064, three-time Past Commandant of Huntington Detachment 340, Marine Corps League and an organizer of many events in Huntington and Charleston.