Bio: Werdin, Chris - to be Honored By Neillsville Am. Legion (Mar 2019)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

----Surnames: Werdin, Wulff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark, Co) 2/27/2019

Werdin to be Honored By Neillsville Legion (Werdin - 2019)

Chris Werdin will be one of two area veterans to be honored by the Neillsville Legion Post this Monday. (Photo submitted)

Chris Werdin will be one of two area veterans to be honored by the Neillsville Legion in March.

Born in Stanley, Werdin went to grade school in Thorp until his family moved to Whitewater. Werdin graduated from Whitewater High School in 1975. Prior to graduation, Werdin joined the National Guard in Whitewater in 1974.

Werdin’s basic training was at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. His advanced individual training was a at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

Werdin worked as a heavy truck mechanic at first, but later was an auto body repairman.

In 1979, Werdin was with the engineers at the Abbotsford National Guard location. In 1985, he attended the basic non-commissioned officers course at the Wisconsin Military Academy and the advanced course at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Louisiana. He was the first sergeant at the Wisconsin Military School.

Werdin attended air assault school at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. In 1988, he took an instructor course and taught leadership for three years at the Wisconsin Military Academy. He served with the 2nd/128th infantry. He was a part of the Reforger exercise in Germany in 1986 and 1988. He also served at Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, where he worked on many additional duties.

Werdin has worked for more than 35 years as an auto body repairman. He had 21 years of active duty. He retired in 1996 as an E-8.

He has two children, Brent and Kristina, and five grandchildren. He is a volunteer at the Legion Steak Feed. He enjoys traveling, fishing and hunting.

Werdin will be honored along with Terry Wulff at the American Legion Post 73, 6 Boon Boulevard, Neillsville, during a potluck this Monday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. There will be a social hour immediately prior starting at 4:30 p.m.



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