A Grenadian and decorated war veteran has received a unique honor for his participation in a public service organization.
Col. Turner Trapp was inducted into the Lions’ of Mississippi Hall of Fame on May 4, during the Lions’ state convention in Tupelo.
Only one Lion in the state receives the award each year.
Trapp, 83, was born and raised in Duck Hill. He joined the Lions 29 years ago, after a distinguished military career during which he served as a Chinook helicopter pilot in both Korea and Vietnam.
Trapp’s military awards include the Air Medal, with nine Oak Leaf cluters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Legion of Merritt with two oak leaf clusters.
“The biggest benefit of serving with the Lions has been the satisfaction of helping those who needed help and weren’t in a position to help themselves,” said Trapp.
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