FREDERICKTOWN — The annual Fredericktown American Legion Post 500 Veterans Day Dinner will be held on Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The location for this year’s dinner will be at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown.
This year’s speaker will be Colonel Daniel Tack. Colonel Tack was raised in Oak Harbor, Ohio. He joined the Ohio Air National Guard in June 1970. He received his commission from Officer Candidate School at the Ohio Military Academy in June 1976. Col Tack mobilized in support of Operation Noble Eagle to Fort Knox, KY as commander of the 737th Maintenance Battalion, from January 2003 to January 2004. The 737th deployed and redeployed units to and from Iraq and Afghanistan. His overseas service includes exercises in Germany, Japan, Hungary and Honduras. He also commanded the 371st Sustainment Brigade in Western Iraq during Operation Iraq Freedom 2008-2010. While in Iraq, Col Tack’s Brigade provided Command and Control (C2) for the U.S. Army Echelon Above Brigade (EAB) sustainment operations on an area basis in Multi-National Forces-West. The 371st Brigade staff teamed up successfully with the U.S. Marine Corps during the MNF-W combat and stability operations. The brigade managed the fluid movement of commodities throughout Western and Central Iraq over a year-long deployment in 2008-2009.
Col Tack and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Marengo. They have been married 47 years. They have five sons, Col. Daniel Tack Jr. (Ret, Ohio Air National Guard) (deployed In Afghanistan), Dr. Joseph Tack, Tim Tack, Bill Tack (deceased), and 1SG Steve Tack (OHARNG with two over sea deployments). The Tack’s also have four lovely daughters-in-law and 11 grandchildren.