Chattanooga Area Veterans Council Recognizes Alan Sylar

Friday, June 11, 2021 - by Earl Freudenberg
Alan Syler and Lou Holsonback
Alan Syler and Lou Holsonback
- photo by Earl Freudenberg

The Chattanooga Area Veterans Council, at the quarterly meeting, recognized Alan Syler who was recently named Tennessee Legionnaire of the year. Mr. Syler was presented the award by immediate past state commander Lou Holsonback. 

Mr. Syler, who was a petty officer first class, served in the United States Navy for 10 years.  He was a submarine missile technician. 

Mr. Syler is a past president of the Veterans Council.  The Navy submariner is secretary of American Legion Post 14 in Chattanooga. He is the third member of Post 14 to receive the highest award the legion offers.  Carl Levi and Speedy Bearden were previous recipients.  Post 14 was established 102 years ago.  Mr. Syler remains a board member of the CAVC.

CAVC chairman Jack Staples said the council’s website has been completely re-done with a lot of timely information and updates. He said the website has almost everything a veteran needs to know to get assistance they need. 

https://www.chattareaveterans.com/

Executive board members of the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council are, front row, Terry Siler, Monkee Rawlston, Jack Staples chairman, Carl Levi co-founder, Bill Brooks and Chuck Alsobrook. Second row, Alden Perry, Alan Syler, Chris Dooley, Mark Parks and Linda Moss Mines.
Executive board members of the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council are, front row, Terry Siler, Monkee Rawlston, Jack Staples chairman, Carl Levi co-founder, Bill Brooks and Chuck Alsobrook. Second row, Alden Perry, Alan Syler, Chris Dooley, Mark Parks and Linda Moss Mines.
- photo by Earl Freudenberg

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