Answering the call

Larry Wozniak of Stevensville, a Vietnam War veteran and president of Lest We Forget, has been named by state Sen. Kim LaSata as the 21st District Veteran of the Year. Along with his participation in the veterans’ recognition organization, Wozniak has been active in many community and business organizations.

STEVENSVILLE — At different times in his life, people have recognized leadership abilities in Larry Wozniak that he didn’t realize he possessed, and he has always been willing to answer the call.

It happened when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969, and a superior recommended him for Officer Candidate School.

Answering the call

Larry Wozniak, second from right, with other members of the 535th Signal Company in Vietnam in 1971. Their motto was "if it's impossible, give it to the 535th."

Answering the call

Larry Wozniak, while serving as a first lieutenant in the 535th Signal Company in Vietnam, with the outfit’s mascot, Simon. Wozniak was recommended for Officer Candidate School while in army boot camp in 1969 and completed the training, followed by communications training.