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Shawnee State University Employee Honored at Heroes Breakfast
On August 13, Shawnee State University security guard Charles Walker was recognized at the annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast.
Walker has been involved in the military for just under twenty years and officially retired from the Ohio Military Reserve on October 1 of this year.
He has served in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, and the Ohio Military Reserve.
Walker served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. military and went to Dessert Storm with the Red Cross.
“While working with the Red Cross during Desert Storm my job title was Assistant Station manager,” Walker said. “My duties included assisting the station manager with administrative tasks associated with running the station.”
Walker explained that the primary duties of the stations were to provide means by which the family of military personnel can contact the military member in the time of an emergency, to assist the military member in getting approval for emergency level, provide means for the service member’s family to request and receive health and welfare informative concerning the service member, and to provide basic counseling.
Walker was involved in the theater three and a half months of the four month that he worked for the Red Cross. He and three other member of the Red Cross were assigned to the headquarters section of the 3rd Armor Division.
Walker was also recognized for helping out during local floods and working with the Easter Seals in Boyd Co. during his term in the National Guard.
Walker was honored with a certificate for his service during the breakfast.