Veteran honored for service to others

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Jim Logsdon has helped his brothers and sisters in arms since 1982 and on Wednesday evening, that service was honored.

Logsdon is retiring after serving as president of the Mary T. Klinker Veterans Resource Center in Lafayette since its founding in 2010. He was honored with four awards at the American Legion, including the Sagamore of the Wabash for all his work.

“This is really humbling. To me, it’s mind-boggling,” said Logsdon. “This is what I do. I don’t look at it as something that’s super special, it’s just what I do.”

Logsdon says he’s planning to spend some time traveling by visiting a handful of places across the country, including a stop at a friend’s log cabin in Wyoming.

But he’s not planning on dropping completely off the map, he plans on helping and advising on veterans issues whenever possible when he returns. He says veterans still need more job opportunities and more generous disability claim payments.

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