Highly regarded leader on ‘leave of absence’

Staff photo by Mary Kemper Martin Zickert, standing, attends a reception in honor of his service with the Indian River Veterans Council along with his son, Mike, seated, right, and daughter-in-law Renee July 16 at the Veterans Club of Vero Beach.

Staff photo by Mary Kemper
Martin Zickert, standing, attends a reception in honor of his service with the Indian River Veterans Council along with his son, Mike, seated, right, and daughter-in-law Renee July 16 at the Veterans Club of Vero Beach.

Mary Kemper
Staff Writer
It’s tough to put into words just how much Martin “Marty” Zickert has done for the veterans of Indian River County, but a large group of well-wishers gave it their best try at a reception for him July 16 at the Veterans Club of Vero Beach. The retired Air Force colonel is taking what associates call a “leave of absence” from the presidency of the council, due to his wife, Penny’s, health issues.

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Cemetery head gives talk on national sites

Staff photo by Mary Kemper The director of South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Kirk Leopard, gives a presentation July 18 to the Cascades of St. Lucie West Veterans Club in the clubhouse ballroom.

Staff photo by Mary Kemper
The director of South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Kirk Leopard, gives a presentation July 18 to the Cascades of St. Lucie West Veterans Club in the clubhouse ballroom.

Mary Kemper
Staff Writer
It was only the second meeting of the newly formed Cascades of St. Lucie West Veterans Club, but already it’s off and running with a presentation by South Florida National Cemetery at Lake Worth director Kirk Leopard July 18 at the clubhouse. Leopard, who served 22 years as a Navy corpsman in submarines, began with a Power Point presentation listing all of the casualties from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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