Pictured from left to right are: Ensign Alan Tio; Rear Adm. Thomas Hill, Retired; Lt. Shawn Kennedy; State Sen. Jim Banks; Ensign Matt Deitchle; Capt. John Kizer, Retired; Capt. Tom Billings, Retired; Ensign James Updike; Capt. Jack Carrington, Retired; Ensign David Richardson

DAV names Banks legislator of the year

A state senator from northeast Indiana is being honored for his efforts to help veterans who have PTSD and other traumatic brain injuries.