HOMETOWN HERO–A banner honoring local veteran Otto Rowold is currently on display outside of the Red Bud VFW Post. Pictured with the banner are his children: Jeff Rowold, Barry Rowold and Joann Wegener.
The latest Hometown Hero featured in front of the Red Bud VFW Post 6632 is Otto W. Rowold.
Rowold was a World War II Navy veteran serving from Oct. 20, 1943 to Jan. 17, 1946. Vessels and stations he served at included: Farragut Naval Training Station, Idaho; Amphibious Training Base Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia; and the USS LST 674.
Ranks Rowold held include: AS, F2C, F3C, F1C, WT3C and WT2C. He received medals for serving in the American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign 1 Star, the European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign, Philippine Liberation Campaign, and also received the Victory Medal.
For more on Rowold, please see this week’s print edition.