John Myers is one of two recipients in 2015 for the Vietnam Veteran of the Year award. John is involved in many things in his community and the state of Wisconsin regarding all veterans. He has been a volunteer at the Highground Memorial, helped create a Veteran recognition at his place of employment, and also supported and assisted TSIO with our Vietnam Veterans' Day events. John and his wife also make a great team together. They have shared not only from the Veteran experience, but the family experience as well. John is so thoughtful. One year he on his own made a flowered vase for Thuy Smith and the Masters of Ceremony News Anchor Judy Clark. The last Vietnam Veteran event TSIO organized, John showed up on his own just to make sure he could be available to help out in some way. His timing that day couldn't have been any more perfect. He never sought out for an opportunity just to speak, but to be helpful in whatever way we needed help. This made it pleasant and a true joy to work with him. John also each year made a huge poster board for people to sign and always made a statement about remembering the Vietnamese and the Hmong. We love him for this!
Thank you John. In the "Vietnamese Tradition" we hereby acknowledge you as a #1 G.I.
Ron "Preacher" Clutter is one of two recipients for our 2015 Vietnam Veteran of the Year Award. Ron served with the 9th Infantry Division. He is involved in many things within his community and throughout Wisconsin. His involvement with Men of Messiah reaches out to Veterans and the Biker community. Ron does not simply preach to the people he works with, but is a genuine friend and meets people where there are at with the issues and problems they may be sorting through. Ron has also been a big part of TSIO's Vietnam Veterans' Day event and activities. He was our faith community liaison. One thing that really stood out to TSIO about Ron was his is willingness to listen and learn including about other experiences from the Vietnam War Era such as the Vietnamese and Hmong experience. He has truly been mindful in this regards. We love him for it. He and his wife are the dynamic duo and we appreciate all she does for others as well. In the "Vietnamese Tradition" We hereby recognize him as a #1 G.I.
People Making a Difference
Too many times there are people who do great things (big or small), but never get recognized. Sometimes its because people don't give proper credit to where credit is due and so other people's ideas, accomplishments, or other acts of "Greatness" never become known.
I admire those who do things without any thought except to do the right thing and to help someone in need. However, I feel it's important to acknowledge "Greatness" when we see it.