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Daniel Chambers Receives 70 Year American Legion Award

Atwood American Legion Commander Ken Caraway, proudly presented Dan Chambers with his 70th year certificate. Photo Submitted

By Doris Elmore
Staff Writer

Daniel D. Chambers of Pierson Station was recently honored with a Certificate of Continuous Membership by the Atwood American Legion Post #770, for his 70 years in the organization. Local Commander Ken Caraway presented the award to Chambers in March, 2022. Caraway thanked Chambers for being a longtime and dedicated member of Post #770. He stated that Chambers has been certified to have been a member in good standing continuously for 70 years.

The membership award states that such record of consistent loyalty to the American Legion merits the honor of being cited as an outstanding contributor to the programs of the American Legion.

Dan was born in a two-story 12 room farm house 50 ft. North of where he resides today. He taught Agriculture for one semester in Merrillville, IN. He was called into the service and served in the Army as an Engineer/Mechanic during the Korean War.

After leaving the Army, Dan returned to Pierson Station to farm. He said he always loved farming and came back home to follow his dream.

Dan and wife Jean have been married for 70 years. Their family consists of Susan (Lee) Volk of Newton; Carol (Glen) Myers, rural Atwood; Dean Chambers, Bakersfield, CA, and Don (Laura) Chambers of rural St. Joseph.

They have five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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