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Ryan Lonegran named Northeast Wisconsin Veteran of the Year

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 12:39:30-05

DE PERE (NBC26) — On Tuesday, Congressman Mike Gallagher honored Army National Guard veteran Ryan Lonegran as Northeast Wisconsin's inaugural Veteran of the Year.

Lonergan was selected by a committee of veterans and community leaders and was chosen because of his work to support veterans as they transition back to civilian life.

Lonegran had this to say about the recognition:

"What this means to me is Legacy. We can't take the money to the grave or anything with us when we die, and my daughter just got to witness this, and everything that happened here today is going to go to down into congress, so leaving something behind for the next generation to build off of is what this means to me.."

Lonegran is also the host of the Fragout Podcast, which shares valuable information, stories, events, life, and transitioning advice about the veteran community in Wisconsin and around the country.