A Southbury man is among the veterans inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame yesterday for continued service through significant contributions to the community. John Turk served in the U.S. Army and then went on to become a four-term Commander of the American Legion Post 147 in Southbury and a life member and supporter of the VFW.
Turk also participated on a ceremonial honor guard and helped establish the Veterans Wall of Honor. He has served in each municipality in which he’s lived, holding positions on the City Council in Danbury, on the Board of Selectman in Southbury, and on the Charter Revision Commission in both.
State Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Commissioner Tom Saadi says many fine men and women have been honored for their contributions and accomplishments that have enriched Connecticut.
Currently, 137 names appear on the Hall of Fame commemorative plaque that is displayed in the concourse of the Connecticut State Capitol complex.