Senator Mitch McConnell announced today that he wanted to publicly congratulate and honor fellow Kentuckian, Carl Kaelin of Leitchfield for being appointed as national Inspector General of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States during a recent national convention that took place in Nevada.
Senator McConnell says Kaelin is the first Kentuckian to become the VFW’s national Inspector General, which is considered to be one of the highest positions in the organization.
Kaelin served in the Army as a crew chief in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 and upon h
is return in 1969, he became a VFW life member and has served the VFW in a number of capacities over the years, including post and district commander and state commander.
Senator McConnell was quoted as saying that over the years, he had the great fortune of working with Kaelin on a number of issues concerning veterans and wanted to thank him for his military service and tireless dedication to our Nation’s veterans.