Gun raffle winners drawn

Darke County Veterans Services draws winning tickets in support of Washington DC veterans trip

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(L-R) Ted Bruner, Bruce Enochs and Tom Pitman. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Winners of the Darke County Veterans Services gun raffle were drawn with one winner from Greenville and a winner from North Carolina.

Former Greenville American Legion Post 140 Commander, Ted Bruner and DCVS Director Thomas Pitman presented Bruce Enochs with a CZ 9mm pistol Tuesday afternoon. Winner of the Ruger Mini 5.56 rifle, Shane Marshall of North Carolina bought his winning ticket at the Great Darke County Fair.

“I told my wife this is the first time I’ve ever won anything of importance or value,” Enochs stated. “I said I would buy a ticket because I never win anything and I got a call from Tom I won. I wanted to support veterans.”

“Each year American Legion Post 140 has generously sponsored and donated the guns for the raffle which makes the Washington DC trip possible,” said Pitman.

Enochs, a four year US Navy Veteran served in Vietnam from 1968-1969 on a base just outside of DaNang.

“We made repairs on small craft at that facility that ran the rivers,” he noted.

Proceeds from the raffle go to support the Darke County Veterans Services’ annual Washington DC trip.

“Each year Darke County Veterans Services take local veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials that they have earned the right to see,” said Bruner, a former DCVS Commissioner. “Not one penny from Darke County taxpayers is spent to send these local veterans on this trip to DC.”