Twenty military veterans were inducted Nov. 7 into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in recognition of their community service after the end of their military life. The honorees included Sunday school teachers, hospice volunteers, park volunteers and youth mentors. Those 90 and older also saw standing ovations from those in attendance.

Central Ohioans who were inducted during a ceremony at Dublin's Radiant Life Church included New Albany resident Michael Pohorilla, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and pilot who flew 35 missions in World War II, and north Columbus resident John T. “Ted” Mosure, a former Navy SEAL who served in the Vietnam War. Mosure is well known in Ohio’s veteran community, especially for his work with Vietnam Veterans of America Columbus Chapter 16 and as a founding member of the Ohio Military Hall of Fame.

Other central Ohio inductees included Army veterans Alvin Burzynski and John Dreska and Air Force veteran Richard Isbell, all of Franklin County; Navy veteran Jon Bennehoof of Delaware; and Marine Corps veteran James Watercutter of Heath.

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