Wednesday, December 17, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Puntillo honored as Veteran of the Year

By
From page A9 | July 01, 2012 |

Ted Puntillo. Courtesy photo

Ted Puntillo, a Davis resident and Solano County’s veterans services officer, was recognized as the 2012 Veteran of the Year for the 8th Assembly District on June 28.

Puntillo was honored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, and other members of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee during the fifth annual veterans recognition celebration at the Sacramento Convention Center.

“All of our military service members deserve to be commended, but we are fortunate that many veterans continue to serve their community after they return home,” Yamada said in a news release. “That is why I am proud to honor Ted Puntillo’s exemplary service and his ongoing commitment to serving his community, and especially his fellow veterans, at the local and state level.”

Puntillo served in the U.S. Army from August 1966 to August 1969, and advanced to the rank of sergeant. He served in Vietnam from May 1967 to May 1968, as well as at stateside postings at Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and with the Armed Forces Police in New York City.

Following his military service, Puntillo earned a bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State University in 1972. He also returned to his civilian employment with the U.S. Postal Service and worked until 2001, serving from 1981 to 2001 as postmaster in Davis.

Puntillo then joined the Yolo County Veterans Service Office as a veterans’ representative, and was appointed Yolo County veterans services officer in 2003. In 2008, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Puntillo deputy secretary for veterans services in the California Department of Veterans Affairs, a position he held until 2011 when he became Solano County’s veterans services officer.

Puntillo also is active in the community, serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Davis Fire Department from 1994 to 2003, and as president of the Davis Volunteer Firefighters Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a member of the Davis City Council from 2002 to 2006 and was mayor of Davis in 2006.

Puntillo is active in the American Legion, AMVETs, Jewish War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Davis Odd Fellows and Rotary Club of Davis. In his free time, he restores antiques, refinishes furniture and is a season ticket holder with the Sacramento River Cats.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

 
Million Cat Challenge aims to rescue shelter felines

By Pat Bailey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Everest visit fulfills judge’s lifelong dream

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Supervisors remove Saylor from First 5 Yolo Commission

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

GPAS and test scores up for UCD’s newest undergrads

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A1

 
Fatal Capay crash leads to driver’s arrest

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Water officials fret over rain’s effects

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

Bob Dunning: Not enough hours in the month

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

 
Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Beer and film tour boosts bike group’s coffers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Yolo Crisis Nursery in full swing

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Creative women share food, friendship

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Traditional carols service is Saturday at St. Martin’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Have coffee with the mayor on Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Stockings brighten holidays for special kids

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Evening tai chi classes start Jan. 6

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Overeaters get support at meetings

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Fibro Friends will update their journals

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Input sought on county’s facility needs

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Name Droppers: Law prof earns peace prize for nonfiction

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Community menorah lighting set Wednesday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Latest immunization data shows little improvement locally

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A5

School board will vote on repairs, new portables

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A6

 
Study: National monument could boost local economy

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Parent/toddler art and music program offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Libraries will be closed around the holidays

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Cloudy — yet safe — tap water adds to negative health effects

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
Round up at the registers for Patwin

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Come Worship with Us

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

 
.

Forum

This ought to teach her love

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Many thanks to The Avid Reader

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

Language failed me that night, but not now

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A8

 
Steve Sack cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A8

Grand jury function clarified

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
Defying Western academic norms

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

Boycotters are our future profs

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
.

Sports

UCD reveals a challenging softball schedule

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Tumey talks about state of Aggie athletics, where they’re headed

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Davis gets Rio Linda as Curry Invitational starts Thursday

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Sports briefs: Former Aggie Descalso inks deal with Colorado

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

 
Westbrook, Durant lead Thunder past Kings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

.

Features

Some vegetables just can’t be beet

By Julie Cross | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
.

Arts

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6