Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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September 29, 2013

Old-Timers Breakfast

Former Tomcat great Anderson to speak

ASHLAND — The Boyd County Old-Timers Breakfast, one of Ashland’s favorite fall events, will bring back a favorite son on Saturday.

Retired Maj. Gen. Chuck Anderson, who in 1975 was the quarterback-linebacker for the Ashland JAWS football championship team, will be guest speaker.

The event will be at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge on Carter Avenue. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased before Thursday at Ashland Sporting Goods or by calling (606) 329-8838.

To attend you must have been born in Boyd County 50 years ago or be at least a 40-year resident.

Anderson left Ashland after he graduated from high school in the spring of 1976 and entered West Point to begin a long career with the U.S. Army. He retired from the military in October 2011.

Anderson served 32 years in the Army, rising to the rank of major general.

He joined Exelis Systems Corp. in November 2011 and is the business area vice president and general manager for All Base Operation programs inside and outside the Continental United States.

Anderson previously served as the vice president and general manager of the Americas Programs, which included logistics support services and base operations support services primarily in the United States.

Anderson has extensive military experience in the Middle East and Pacific. However, in the Ashland area, he is also known for his play with the JAWS football team. Anderson was a  hard-hitting linebacker and quarterback as the leader of a team that went 14-1 and captured the Class AAAA State At-Large championship.

He was named the Elks Sports Day recipient three years ago.

The chairman for this year’s breakfast program is Pete Wonn III.

MARK MAYNARD can be reached at mmaynard@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2648.

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