Region 2 Director

Ted Wilkinson

Region 2 Director

I have been asked to provide a statement or as I see it; prove why I’m worthy of your vote. I put a lot of thought into this and decided to make a statement on proving to you my worthiness based on my “dedication.” I’m going to try to keep this in chronological order as best possible.

 

Having been born in Buffalo, New York, I have lived or have been attached to Western New York my entire life. (Now that’s dedication.) Before I graduated from Warsaw High School, I worked on dirt track race cars, and the year after graduation, became a half owner and won two (2) championships. Through the years I was crew chief for several highly successful race teams and was “dedicated” to winning, which we did.

 

My grandfather served as a Doughboy in the trenches and an ammo runner during World War I; my father enlisted in the army and was in Pearl Harbor during the bombing. He reenlisted for Guadalcanal and island to island to Philippines, until victory was achieved. My friends were joining the Marines, so in August 1969, I enlisted in the Army, because of family tradition. (Dedication.)

 

I served two tours in Vietnam with the 20th Engineer Brigade and Engineer Command. My second Bronze Star for Valor was received for actions during the Easter Offensive in Binh Thuy. I was honorably discharged in 1972.

 

In 1978, I married Nyla and dedicated my life to her, as she did to me, until the cancer finally won out in 2018. I am still dedicated to her!

 

For dedication in the automotive field, I was inducted in 1989 to the Automotive Hall of Fame in Midland, Michigan.

 

For dedication in Western New York with veteran advocacy, I was named Hometown Hero in Buffalo.

 

For dedication throughout New York State, I was inducted in 2012 to the New York Veterans Hall of Fame.

 

For dedication within the New York State Council, I was awarded NYSC Distinguished Service Medal.

 

In my 20 years with VVA, I have served as New York State Western District Director (2006-2016); and the New York State Membership Affairs Committee Chairman (2008-present). I currently serve on the National POW/MIA Committee; the Veterans Against Drugs Committee; and the Membership Affairs Committee.

 

As the current Region 2 Director I have dedicated many hours of time.

 

If I am reelected, I will continue to dedicate myself.

If you have any questions, or want more information, feel free to ask.

I have been asked to provide a statement or as I see it; prove why I’m worthy of your vote. I put a lot of thought into this and decided to make a statement on proving to you my worthiness based on my “dedication.” I’m going to try to keep this in chronological order as best possible.

 

Having been born in Buffalo, New York, I have lived or have been attached to Western New York my entire life. (Now that’s dedication.) Before I graduated from Warsaw High School, I worked on dirt track race cars, and the year after graduation, became a half owner and won two (2) championships. Through the years I was crew chief for several highly successful race teams and was “dedicated” to winning, which we did.

 

My grandfather served as a Doughboy in the trenches and an ammo runner during World War I; my father enlisted in the army and was in Pearl Harbor during the bombing. He reenlisted for Guadalcanal and island to island to Philippines, until victory was achieved. My friends were joining the Marines, so in August 1969, I enlisted in the Army, because of family tradition. (Dedication.)

 

I served two tours in Vietnam with the 20th Engineer Brigade and Engineer Command. My second Bronze Star for Valor was received for actions during the Easter Offensive in Binh Thuy. I was honorably discharged in 1972.

 

In 1978, I married Nyla and dedicated my life to her, as she did to me, until the cancer finally won out in 2018. I am still dedicated to her!

 

For dedication in the automotive field, I was inducted in 1989 to the Automotive Hall of Fame in Midland, Michigan.

 

For dedication in Western New York with veteran advocacy, I was named Hometown Hero in Buffalo.

 

For dedication throughout New York State, I was inducted in 2012 to the New York Veterans Hall of Fame.

 

For dedication within the New York State Council, I was awarded NYSC Distinguished Service Medal.

 

In my 20 years with VVA, I have served as New York State Western District Director (2006-2016); and the New York State Membership Affairs Committee Chairman (2008-present). I currently serve on the National POW/MIA Committee; the Veterans Against Drugs Committee; and the Membership Affairs Committee.

 

As the current Region 2 Director I have dedicated many hours of time.

 

If I am reelected, I will continue to dedicate myself.

If you have any questions, or want more information, feel free to ask.