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Former U.S. Attorney Greg White will be inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame on May 3

Greg White

According to a press release, Greg White, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, federal judge and longtime prosecutor in Lorain County, will be inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame on May 3 and awarded the Ohio Medal of Valor.

The Ohio Military Hall of Fame recognizes Ohio soldiers who have been awarded medals for heroic actions on the battlefield.

The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium and will be led by Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Veterans Services Director Deborah Ashenhurst, and Ohio Adjutant General Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr.

According to the press release, The Ohio Channel will broadcast the event live on Ohio Channel @: Special Events LIVE.

White is a highly decorated Marine who received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Navy Commendation medals for his heroism in Vietnam.

In 2021, White was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame recognizes the post-military efforts of outstanding Ohioans who contribute to their communities, according to the release.

After returning from Vietnam, White attended college and law school, graduating with honors in law in 1977.

He immediately began his long and distinguished career of service to Lorain County, Northern Ohio and the nation, serving as Law Director for the City of Elyria. Lorain County District Attorney for 22 years and elected to six terms; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. He was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. U.S. Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; and Consent Decree Coordinator for the City of Cleveland.

According to the press release, White has tirelessly advocated for community, legal, professional and veterans' issues at the local, state and national levels throughout his career.

“The fact that Greg has now been recognized by these two distinguished groups is a testament to the honor, character, courage and dedication he has demonstrated throughout his life,” the release said.

White lives in Concord Township and enjoys an active retirement with his wife Deborah, children and grandchildren.

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