Local Veteran Receives Promotion

file (26)BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (wggb) — Army Lt. Col. David Preston was promoted to Colonel this morning.

The Belchertown native was able to enjoy his first formal promotion and pinning on United States soil today. All of Preston’s other promotions have taken place overseas throughout his 22 year career with the Army.

For the next 2 years Preston and his family will move to Hawaii where he will be posted.

Following this promotion there are now less than 100 veterans that currently rank higher than the new Colonel Preston.