Ted N. Wilkinson enlisted in the U.S. Army in October of 1969, during the height of the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, after two tours, the first with 20th Engineer Brigade and the second with the Engineer Command Brigade, Ted was honorably discharged in 1972.
For his service to our nation, Ted was awarded the Good Conduct medal, the National Defense Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, two Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, with a palm leaf, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Vietnam Service Ribbon with four campaign stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Unit Civil Action Citation, and the New York State Conspicuous Cross.
Ted has remained extremely active with the Western New York veteran community, being one of the region’s strongest advocates on their behalf. He serves as a member of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul’s Veterans Advisory Council, and Senator Patrick Gallivan’s Veterans Advisory Council. The Vietnam Veterans of America POW/MIA Committee, the Vietnam Veterans of America National Veterans Against Drugs Committee, and the Veterans Affairs of Western New York Veterans Advisory Council.
Ted is the Wyoming County Joint Veterans Council President, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 193, where he was named member of the year in 2004 and 2005.
Ted Wilkinson is an American hero and the ideal for all who hold this great nation, and the brave men and women who defend her, in the highest regard.