News: Neillsville - Am. Legion Recognize Doug Lezotte (Feb 2019)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark, Co) 1/30/2019
Lezotte To Be Recognized By Legion (Lezotte - 2019)
Doug Lezotte will be one of three veterans recognized by Legion Post 73 in Neillsville at a potluck this Monday, Feb. 4. (Submitted photo)
Neillsville native Doug Lezotte will be honored by his local Legion post for his service in the Armed Forces.
He will be recognized at a potluck this Monday, Feb. 4, at the Neillsville Legion, 6 Boon Boulevard. The event will begin with a social hour at 4:30 p.m. with the potluck starting at 5:30 p.m.
Lezotte was born in Neillsville. He attended Washington Grade School in the Town of Grant and Neillsville High School.
Lezotte started working at Kohler Co. in Kohler in 1967. He joined the Army in 1968 and had basic training at Fort Campbell, KY. His advanced training was at Fort Gordon, GA, so he could be a 31M20 radio relay carrier attendant and be in communications.
He was transferred to Vietnam in July 1969. He was stationed in Co. A 124th Signal 4th Infantry Division at Camp Enari near Pleiku.
He was assigned as 5.0 control and was in charge of radio control in the Central Highlands around Pleiku.
Lezotte was discharged in July 1970. He returned to Wisconsin and moved to Sheboygan Falls, and went back to his job at Kohler Company. He worked there until 1980 when he took over the family farm until retirement.
He married Claudean in 1968. They have 3 children – Kirit, Jeremy and Rachel – and 10 grandchildren.
Doug enjoys turning wood to make bowls, cutting boards and furniture. He also enjoys flying radio control airplanes and building them. He rides a tandem bike in the summer and enjoys having his family out to the farm for playing games and four-wheeling.
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