West Seattle veteran among first King County HERO Program grads

June 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 6 Comments

HERO Graduates

Congratulations to West Seattleite Bob Lunke (inset photo), retired U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Colonel, who is among the first group of veterans to become King County HERO Program graduates, honored by County Executive Dow Constantine and County Councilmembers this morning. BobLunkeThe official announcement explains that the county “is assisting veterans making the transition to civilian work through the Heroes Employment Reintegration Opportunity (HERO) Program. The program offers six-month paid internships to qualified veterans, along with support services tailored to men and women re-entering the civilian workforce.” The county says Lt. Col. (ret.) Lunke interned with the Community and Human Services Department’s Community Services Division; his military service started with Army ROTC at the UW in 1980 and continued with 30 years in the Army Reserve, including four tours of duty in South Korea and two in Iraq. You might also know him as co-owner of West Seattle’s OutWest Bar! You can find out more about the county’s program for veterans by going here.

6 Comments

  1. Way to go Bob!

    Comment by kg — 4:02 pm June 24, 2013 #

  2. Yes, congratulations, Bob!

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 5:40 pm June 24, 2013 #

  3. As a fellow veteran, its great to see these programs making a difference in the lives of the men and women who have given so much of themselves. Knowing Bob and his abilities, the County may have benefited more from the program his participation in the end.

    Comment by Joe — 7:56 pm June 24, 2013 #

  4. As a fellow veteran, its great to see these programs making a difference in the lives of the men and women who have given so much of themselves. Knowing Bob and his abilities, the County may have benefited the most from his participation in the program.

    Comment by Joe — 8:37 pm June 24, 2013 #

  5. It was nice to have Bob working with us at the county. It’s even better to have him living with us in the neighborhood!

    Comment by Jay — 8:40 pm June 24, 2013 #

  6. Go, Bob, go! As a committed patron of the bar: good lick, dog bliss, and dig in!

    Comment by shed22 — 9:40 pm June 24, 2013 #

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