2017-03-15 / News

Mantela named AMVET of the Year

Gerald “Jerry” Mantela was recently awarded the 2016 AMVET of the Year award by AMVETS Post 2006 in Milford. The “Commander’s Award” was presented to him at the 2017 AMVETS Banquet on February 12 for recognition of his “outstanding service to Post 2006, the community and all veterans and their families.” Mantela acts as chaplain for the AMVETS, as well as quartermaster responsible for getting belts, hats, badges and jackets for AMVET members. Additionally, he is a member of the AMVET Honor Guard, and sells flags on Flag Day. He is a Milford High School graduate and long-time resident of the Huron Valley community. (Photo courtesy of Jane Purslow.)

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