Ted Wilkinson served 2 tours in Vietnam, enlisting in the US Army in 1969 receiving among others, two Bronze Stars with valor and the Army Commendation Medal. In 2012 he was inducted into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.
As a life member of VVA for over sixteen years, Ted has served ten years as a chapter vice president, two years as a chapter secretary, and is currently in his ninth year as a New York State Council director. In the thirteen years that he has served the New York State Council as either a delegate or director, he has never missed a meeting. He is familiar with working at the National level, having served four years as the Alternate Director for two different Region 2 Directors. He has served for eight years on the national POW/MIA Veterans Initiative Committee and the past six years on the national Veterans Against Drugs Task Force.
Ted is very active in veterans legislation and serves on the advisory council for US Congressman Chris Collins and the advisory council for Veterans Affairs Healthcare system in Western NY. Warsaw NY has been his home for decades. He is very pleased to say that Nyla, his wife of 36 years, has helped him with his veterans advocacy all these years.