COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ford Oval of Honor recognizes the common people among us willing to step forward and serve our country, like Dan and Bobbie Mershon, who met when they were both assigned to Fort Ord in 1968. Dan trained anti-tank teams and infantrymen, and Bobbie ran the base’s pediatric clinic. In 1969, they both were on their way to Vietnam.
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Every year during Boom, we take time to showcase the veterans who fought bravely to keep our country safe and free.
Earlier Monday evening, 11 military members were named into the Ford “Oval of Honor,” in recognition of their accomplishments.
After the ceremony, they served as grand marshals of the “Red White & BOOM!” parade.