Batavia, Ohio – Former Executive Director of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, Mr. Dan Bare, is being inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame today for his actions during the Vietnam War. Bare will be presented with the U.S. Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device. Bare was the Executive Director for 5 years and is well known for leading his staff to assist local veterans and their families in Clermont County. “Congratulations to Dan Bare on this well – deserved honor, Dan Bare is not only a purple heart recipient but also a bronze star recipient and has received the Army commendation for Valor, the sacrifices which he has made are tremendous, for him to be recognized for his accomplishments is something for which our entire county can be proud,” stated Commissioner Bob Proud.
The following is an excerpt issued by The Ohio Military Hall of Fame and displayed on their website regarding Mr. Bare, “Specialist Bare distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 30 May 1968 while assigned to Company A, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade. On that date, Specialist Bare was serving as a combat infantryman on a company size search and destroy operation when his unit suddenly came under intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from a well entrenched enemy force of undetermined size. During the initial encounter, the lead element suffered several casualties and became pinned down. Specialist Bare unhesitatingly advanced through the concentrated enemy fire in order to assist his wounded comrades. As he was carrying his wounded comrade to safety, Specialist Bare was wounded by enemy small arms fire. Despite his painful wound, he continued in his valiant efforts until he had moved the wounded soldier to a secure position. By Specialist Bare’s valorous actions and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and the United States Army.”
Those inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor Class of 2013 are described as men and women who have all gone above and beyond the call of duty and performed heroically in specific combat actions against armed enemies of the United States. For their actions, they are receiving the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal today. “This is a very proud moment for the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission and certainly a memorable moment for Mr. Bare! We congratulate him on being inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame and greatly admire his valiant service,” stated Howard Daugherty, Veterans’ Service Commission Executive Director.
The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor was established in 2000 in order to recognize Ohio servicemen and women who were decorated for heroism while in combat situations. Since 2000, more than 200 Ohioans have been inducted into the Hall. Visit www.ohioheroes.org for more information.
For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Director, Annette Meagher at (513) 441-9647 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org