Michael Zuver, a 1969 Archbold High School graduate, retired from 37 1/2 years of service in the Ohio Air National Guard on June 30, 2007.
The son of Don and Pauline Zuver, Archbold, he enlisted Jan. 28, 1970, with the 180th Fighter Wing.
Zuver was deployed on tours in Quatar and Kuwait in the Middle East, and served in Turkey, England, and Germany as well.
Although he retired as senior master sergeant, Zuver was also an aircraft mechanic and crew chief on A-7D and F- 16 aircraft.
He received many awards and decorations during his military service.
Zuver lives in Swanton with his wife, Kim. They have two grown children, Shelly and Chad, and a grandson, Cody.