St. Juvin Post honors longtime sheriff’s deputy

Terry Bitner receives VFW award

St. Juvin VFW Post 1336 members honored sheriff’sdeputy and Navy veteran Terry Bitner with a commemorative throw. Bitner not only served his country with his Navy time but also served his community with over 30 years with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.

Making the presentation was post Cmdr. James “Hoppy” Phillips, adjutant quartermaster Keith Roseland, chaplain Bill Bomba and Earl “Shorty” Fatlan

Since 2013, St. Juvin Post members have presented nearly 500 of the commemorative throws, representing about $27,500, raised through their Buddy Poppy events, raffles and generous donations from Tom Fulton and the community.

Besides the branch of service logo and the veteran’s name, each throw has a custom label that reads “The members of St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Coal City, IL, present this throw to you as a symbol of your service to a grateful nation.”