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Roger Ehrke named El Paso County Veteran of the Year

Retired US Army Command Sergeant Major Roger Ehrke was presented with the 2022 El Paso County Veteran of the Year award at the recent Military Affairs Council Armed Forces Luncheon. Ehrke’s decorated military career began with the US Army, serving tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He served as president of the Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade for 16 years. In 2022, Ehrke stepped up to help families of deceased veterans navigate challenges they face after their loved one’s passing, including accompaning the surviving spouse to medical appointments, informing them of military benefits and assisting with household tasks. To learn more about veteran services, visit