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Local retiree touts the importance of military service

Local retiree touts the importance of military service

January 31st, 2011 by Jeremy P. Amick in News

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.

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.