Veteran of the Month
Veteran of the Month, December 2022
Leonard (Leo) Ott’s Bio
Leo Ott was born on January 16, 1935. He was drafted into the U S Army on July 30, 1957, and discharged on September 30, 1987.
Mr. Ott served thirty (30) years of active duty which included 3 different overseas tours: four (4) in Germany; one (1) in Vietnam and one (1) in Korea retired in the grade of Chief Warrant Officer 4.
After retirement, he does volunteer work with The Veterans of Foreign Wars in support of veterans.
Mr. Ott volunteered every Monday at the USO at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport meeting troops on leave from Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan for eight (8) years. He served on numerous committees at the VFW Local State and National levels.
In 2010 Mr. Ott was elected to the position of Department Commander VFW, Department of Georgia. He earned the distinction of All-American Department Commander; only eleven (11) out of fifty (50) commanders earned that title.
Currently, Mr. Ott assists the State Veteran Affairs in the Homeless Veteran Program.