Vietnam veteran retires from Guard
BY Staff Reports
Friday, September 14, 2012
9/14/12 at 5:24 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The last Vietnam veteran serving in the Oklahoma National Guard is retiring this month.
After 38 years of service, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ronald G. Petty will retire from his position as equal employment manager for the Oklahoma National Guard.
Petty, of Harrah, served for 16 months in Vietnam beginning in 1969 as an Army flight controller and as a member of an 18-member unit working alongside their Vietnamese counterparts.
He joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1975 and became a full-time member in 1988, working in personnel at Camp Gruber.
For the last 11 years Petty has worked as the Guard's equal employment manager. The Equal Employment Office works to ensure that all Guard members know that they have an avenue to voice their concerns.
"I've served all around the world thanks to the Guard and made many friends," Petty said in a news release. "The Guard is like my family and I will always cherish the relationships I have made."