The Town of Vinton honored employees who are veterans at the annual Veterans Luncheon on November 7 at the Vinton War Memorial. Those employees include (left to right): Kevin Orange from Public Works, Mayor Brad Grose, Tim Perdue from Public Works, Police Officer Kristopher Moore, Fire and EMS Captain Chad Helms, Deputy Chief of Fire and EMS Chris Linkous, Deputy Police Chief Fabricio Drumond, and Police Officer Josh Chandler. Employees not shown include Police Officers Danny Cox and Adam Hoover, Police Corporal Silas Chapman, Daniel Hernandez from the Vinton War Memorial, and firefighter/Paramedic Wayne King.

Those recognized included: Deputy Chief of Fire and EMS Chris Linkous, Deputy Chief of Police Captain Fabricio Drumond, Fire and EMS Captain Chad Helms, Firefighter/Paramedic Wayne King, Public Works employees Kevin Orange and Tim Perdue, Vinton War Memorial employee Daniel Hernandez, Vinton Police Officers Danny Cox, Adam Hoover, Josh Chandler, and Kristopher Moore, Police Corporal Silas Chapman, and Mayor Brad Grose.

Chief Linkous served in the United States Air Force as a Senior Airman from the summer of 1991 until the spring of 1995. He was…

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