At the annual Christmas party of Northeast Post 630, members honored Joe Rettig as Legionnaire of the Year. Joe is the current first vice commander and has been a member of The American Legion for 54 years. During his tenure with Post 630 he has served as commander, as finance officer, has been on the executive board, and is a member of the color guard. He also is and has been active in many of the post’s events, such as the Christmas party, the annual picnic, and chairing the Post 630 booth at the St. Saviour Festival. His initiative, determination and organizational skills have helped bring Post 630 to the admirable position it is in today.
Joe served in the Army from 1964 to 1967 during the Vietnam era. The majority of his time in the military was spent in training or teaching electronic communications. After his discharge he taught electronics at ITT Technical Institute and earned a master's degree in marketing. Joe worked many years in the HVAC business in various supervisory positions. Joe has been married to his wife Barb for over 50 years and is a Blue Ash resident.
Others recognized for their contributions to the post were: John Conlon, Pat Buschmann, Bob Huxell, Paul Collett, Bill Keller, Bob Barnhorst, Ed Ennis, Art Levine and Steve Stratemeyer.