Peter G. Callas will be presented Saturday with the AMVETS A. Leo Anderson Memorial Free State Award of Excellence during a ceremony at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md.
A native of Hagerstown, Callas joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the South Pacific. From 1951 to '52, Callas served in the Korean War. He received service and combat medals.
Callas is a life member of the VFW Post 1936, American Legion Post 211, a charter member of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County, AMVETS Post 10 and the new Korean Veterans Antietam Chapter 312.
Elected to the Washington County Board of Education in 1987, Callas was later elected delegate from District 2B, Washington County. He served as delegation chairman at the Maryland General Assembly for eight years.