The Illinois Bicentennial committee selected a Clinton local AMVET as an Illinois Bicentennial Honor 200 Honoree. The Honor 200 award nominations were evaluated on the achievements and the contributions made by each Honoree that have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their local communities and their fellow veterans.
Darrel Tucker with the Clinton AMVETS and AMVETS Department of Illinois Commander was selected, representing recipients from more than 50 counties across the state.
To qualify for the selection, the nominee has to demonstrate involvement in communitties, as a veteran, and Tucker continues to make extraordinary contributions to his community and the people.
Tucker served six years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Tucker and the other Honorees will receive their award and recognition at the December 3 Bicentennial Celebration at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.