Walker District 6 Legionnaire of the Year
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Sunbury’s Col. Benson W. Hough Post 457 of the American Legion was recently notified that post member Kim Walker was selected as Ohio District 6 Legionnaire of the Year, an honor awarded annually to one District 6 American Legion member who has demonstrated outstanding service to their local post and their community.
Walker currently serves as the Post 457 Buckeye Boys State and Buckeye Girls State chairman, as well as chairing the Post 457 Fund-Raising Committee; and Walker was instrumental in helping the post membership establish the Ohio Warriors Scholarship Fund that awards scholarship money to college students who have had a parent killed in the war on terror.
Walker is also the post’s Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce representative, and participates in many other local community groups.
Kim Walker and her husband Mark are active in their church and are leaders in the Young Life Christian fellowship groups in the Big Walnut, Westerville and Olentangy school districts.
Walker served in the U.S. Air Force for nine years, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Her primary duties while serving involved communication satellite control during Desert Storm, space system training and other classified satellite activities.
The American Legion Department of Ohio is divided into 14 districts. District 6 consists of Delaware, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow and Union counties.
District 6 has been recognized as one of the most active American Legion districts in the State of Ohio. Several members of the district have advanced to state and national offices.