Edward C. Strickland Jr.

Ed served in the 2nd Battalion of the 27th Infantry (Wolfhounds) in the 25th Division of the U.S. Army as a Staff Sargeant E-6.  He served overseas in the Republic of Vietnam in the area known as The Angel’s Wing from 1969 to 1970.  Before being honorably discharged, he earned numerous medals and accommodations.  These include a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge, 3 Bronze Stars, and Air Medal, an Army Commendation medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign medals, the National Defense Service medal, a Good Conduct medal, a NYS Conspicuous Service Cross, the Vietnamese Cross and lastly, the Sharp Shooter medal.

After serving in the military, Ed married, had four children and built a house in Clarence.  In the forty years that he has been a resident, Ed has been an active businessman, community member and volunteer.  He has served on the School District’s School Improvement Team, chaperoned the Clarence Ski Club for 25 years, served for several years on a local board church board, and coached soccer for many years with the Clarence Soccer Club.

Military Branch: Army

Years Enlisted:  1968-1970

Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medal