JEFFERSON, WI: WWII Veteran's Legacy of Serving Fellow Veterans Lives on After His Death
When 93 year old WWII Veteran Kenneth Pugh of Jefferson passed away recently, it fell to his daughter Sally Tinberg of Jefferson to continue his legacy of service to Veterans through the donation of his vehicle to another Veteran. She reached out to Troy Messer, the Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 of Watertown and entrusted him with the mission of finding the right match. On Wednesday, February 7th, with the help of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Officer, Yvonne Duesterhoeft, the keys to the impeccably maintained 2007 Ford Freestar were passed on to Mike and Susan Worden with their granddaughters Khloe and Zoey in attendance.
Upon learning of the presentation of the vehicle, Sally expressed her delight saying, “My Dad would be so happy to know that he had a part in making the life of a fellow Veteran a little bit easier.” Mr. Pugh was well-known in the community for his tireless volunteering with Rainbow Hospice’s Vet-To-Vet program--and some may also recognize his name as a past speaker at local Memorial Day ceremonies in recent years.
Photo back row: L to R: Troy Messer, DAV Chapter 30 Commander, Mike and Susan Worden of Fort Atkinson, and Jefferson County Veterans Service Officer, Yvonne Duesterhoeft. Front row L to R: Khloe and Zoey Worden.
Contact: Yvonne Duesterhoeft