ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Sandy Springs veteran was chosen as the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201’s “Legionnaire of the Year” during the post’s annual installation ceremonies July 15.
Chicago native Fred Swyters, a 33-year Georgia resident, was selected by outgoing Commander Marty Farrell, who described Swyters as a key member of the Post 201 leadership team.
“Fred’s work as finance chairman, club room manager and the point man on the recent extensive Home Depot-sponsored makeover of the Wills Road facility singled him out for this special recognition,” said Farrell.
Swyters served nine years in the U.S. Air Force and has been a member of American Legion Post 201 for six years.
The Legionnaire of the Year is chosen from among the 825 wartime veterans who are members. It is the highest honor at the post level, bestowed on a member who is singled out for exceptional service to the organization, veterans and the Alpharetta community. A member can be honored with the award only once.