HARTFORD- State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) recently welcomed Chet Morgan and Ben Cooper, two new members inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.
The Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame seeks to recognize men and women who have made countless contributions to society after their service.
“As a veteran myself, it was an honor to have had an opportunity to congratulate both Chet Morgan and Ben Cooper not only for their enlisted service but also to the dedication to their communities long after their military service had ended,” Rep. Ackert said.
Chet Morgan a former state representative of the 56th district, served his country for 20 years as a member of the Army National Guard. Benjamin Cooper served as a combat medic in the 45th Infantry Division Thunderbirds during World War II.
An executive committee chaired by the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs and comprised of the Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard, selects eligible veterans with ties to Connecticut, who have served their country honorably.
Morgan and Cooper joined eight other veterans inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2017. Since 2005, more than 100 veterans have been inducted into the veterans hall of fame. The names of those inducted will be included on the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame Plaque located in the State Legislative Office Building.
State Rep. Tim Ackert shakes hands with 2017 inductee Chet Morgan, a retired member of the Army National Guard.
State Rep. Tim Ackert talks with Ben Cooper, an Army combat medic who served during World War II.