Veteran of the Month: Louis Worley


By Saline Eagle Staff

Louis Worley grew up locally in Ypsilanti, MI. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1964. In September of 1965 he enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Great Lakes in Illinois for his basic training. After his six weeks of basic was completed, he was sent to Quonset Point Naval Base in Rhode Island. Assigned to Aircraft Carrier, AS15, Essex, for seven months. The Essex was a training vessel for pilots learning to land on aircraft carriers. Louis was a pipefitter and involved with repairs to the ship when it was damaged by trainees.
After completing his seven months on the Essex, Louis was then transferred to San Diego to a Shipfitter A School for five months where he received further training. Subsequently, he was sent to a sub tender in Key West, Florida for ten months, where he was assigned to submarine repairs.
Upon starting with the Navy, Louis was a ranked E1. Upon his medical discharge in September of 1967 he ranked as E5. Throughout his service, he attended various training courses, including welder, and pipe fitter and underwater repairs.
Louis is very involved with the Saline American Legion Post 322. He has served on the Home Board for 12 years, and was its President for four years. He also served as Post Commander from 2006 to 2010. In addition, he runs Texas Holdem for the post. Due to the fact that the Saline American Legion Post is active, he is frequently called upon to perform various other duties and is always willing to answer the call for assistance.
A year after his discharge from the Navy, Louis got married in 1968. He has two children, Brandon and Chantel. Brandon has two children, Barron and Carson while Chantel has a daughter named Brinly. In 1993, Louis married his current wife, Paula. She has two sons: Justin, who has three children; Morgan, MacKinzie and Montgomery, and Joshua, who has two children; Loretta and Walker. Louis and Paula have been residents of Saline for the past 23 years.
We thank Louis for his service to his country, without which sacrifice from our armed services we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms on which our country was established.

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