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Local retiree touts the importance of military service

Ronald Klatt, left, was presented the Missouri Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition by his wife, Ruth Ann, during a brief ceremony at the Central Mortgage Company’s Jefferson City office.

Ronald Klatt, left, was presented the Missouri Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition by his wife, Ruth Ann, during a brief ceremony at the Central Mortgage Company’s Jefferson City office.

During a recent retirement ceremony, local veteran Ronald Klatt highlighted the influence his Vietnam-era military service had in regard to his professional development.

While working as a supply clerk with the U.S. Army in Germany, Klatt received his first introduction to data processing when he used a card requisitioning system the military had to track equipment.

“After my experience with the military in Europe, I developed an early interest in data processing,” stated the veteran.

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During a brief retirement ceremony held at the Central Mortgage Company’s offices in Jefferson City, Klatt received the state of Missouri’s Vietnam Veteran Award Recognition.

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