Service award goes to Plain City’s Bernie Vance

Bernie Vance speaks at a Plain City Daughters of the American Revolution meeting. The DAR recently presented Vance with a Community Service Award.

(Posted Nov. 20, 2019)

The Plain City Daughters of the American Revolution presented Plain City resident Bernie Vance with a Community Service Award when he spoke at their November meeting about the 100-year anniversary of the Plain City American Legion.

Vance spent 45 years in public service. He served as an enlisted man in the United States Army, including a year in Korea. He also was a Columbus police officer, patrolman, detective, and community relations and crime prevention officer, as well as a special agent for the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.

As a very civic-minded person, Vance belongs to many organizations. He is a life member of Capital City Lodge 9 Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the Masons and Aladdin Shrine. He is a life member of Plain City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3268 and Plain City American Legion Post 248. He is a leader in the Plain City Historical Society, Friends of the Plain City Library and Plain City Lions Club. In Marysville, he is in the Loyal Order of Moose and Elks, Union County Family Support Group and serves on the Union County Veterans Service Commission.

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