Elgin man named 'Vet of the Month'

September 28, 2009 4:42:38 PM PDT
An Elgin man was named the Illinois Veteran of the Month by the state's Veteran's Affairs Department.Gerald Paulsen received his award on Monday at Elgin's VFW post.

Mr. Paulsen served as a member of the U.S. Army from 1978 until 1984.

Since finishing his service, he has become an active advocate for veterans within the business community and has provided free seminars to help veterans understand their state and federal military benefits.