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DAV Disabled American Veterans of the Year

V’s Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year award recognizes one service-connected disabled veteran whose perseverance in overcoming a life-changing disability serves as inspiration for other veterans, and who demonstrates responsible citizenship through veterans advocacy and various other civic activities.

Whether a doctor, judge, government official, athlete, or even a chef, the recipient of this annual honor epitomizes veterans’ continued commitment to their country, community and fellow veterans in their post-military life.

2021 – Mike McElhiney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVpkjIG1mnQ

https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2021/minnesota-advocate-named-outstanding-disabled-veteran-of-the-year/

2020 – Adam Greathouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ49-cmhWJA

https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2020/west-virginia-volunteer-named-national-disabled-veteran-of-the-year/

 2019 – Patt Maney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_66UrVnS2-Q

https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/publication/?i=595939#{%22issue_id%22:595939,%22page%22:12}

 

2018 – Callie Rios 

https://youtu.be/dyxZ-b_9eT4

https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/publication/?i=508062#{%22issue_id%22:508062,%22page%22:10}

2017 – Dr. Kenneth Lee

https://youtu.be/OO8i5Va4JtQ

https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/publication/index.php?i=421073&m=&l=&p=1&pre=&ver=html5#{%22page%22:8,%22issue_id%22:421073}

2016 – Bobby Body 

https://youtu.be/mQbST412f5g

https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/publication/index.php?i=314026&m=&l=&p=1&pre=&ver=html5#{%22page%22:6,%22issue_id%22:314026}

2015 – Robbie Myers 

http://youtu.be/EuX9zFNTxBc

https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/publication/index.php?i=263097&m=&l=&p=1&pre=&ver=html5#{%22page%22:6,%22issue_id%22:263097}

 

2014 – Roger Ferland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2INkFnGJQM

https://www.qgdigitalpublishing.com/publication/index.php?i=214650&m=&l=&p=1&pre=&ver=html5#{%22page%22:6,%22issue_id%22:214650}

 

2013 – John Todd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H6ix8aI68k

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2013_04_05.pdf

 

2012 – JR Martinez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnL22AvOPNk

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2012_04_05.pdf

 

2011 – Joseph Cassilly 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiI_cC5ziTo

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2011_04_09.pdf

2010 – Dave Riley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM8Uy1Vqp78

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2010_05_12.pdf

2009 – Dale Wilson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyiHqFrpg3Y

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2009_05_04.pdf

2008 – Tammy Duckworth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ4DgNwyygs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLPasd4_Mo0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVrB7UUazT8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0ipZQX0rY

http://magazine.dav.org/library/pdf/magazine_200805.pdf

2007 Norman Wolfinger

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2007_04_03.pdf

2006 Gordon H. Mansfield

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2006_04_03.pdf

2005 John Devine

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2005_04_03.pdf

 

2004 – Gregory M. Kulm

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2004_04_01.pdf

 

2003 George M. Moore

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2003_05_01.pdf

2002 Thomas Bratten

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2002_04_03.pdf

2001 Rick Romley

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2001_04_03.pdf

2000 Jesse Brown

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/2000_05_01.pdf

1999 Michael A. Naranjo
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1999_05_01.pdf

1998 Bobby Barrera
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1998_05_01.pdf

1997 Karoline Martin
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1997_05_08.pdf

1996 Edwin Griffin Clapp, III
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1996_05_04.pdf

1995 Dana Bowman
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1995_04_07.pdf

1994 Urban Miyares
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1994_04_05.pdf

1993 Jim Sursely
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1993_08_09.pdf

1992 Terry Van Meter
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1992_07_08.pdf

1991 Dan Muldoon
http://magazine.dav.org/library/pdf/magazine_199107.pdf

1990 Bill Demby
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1990_07_09.pdf

1989 Johnny Thomas Clack
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1989_07_06.pdf

1988 Ronald D. Castille
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1988_07_08.pdf

1987 Blair Reeves
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1987_07_07.pdf

1986 Michael G. White

http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1986_07_07.pdf

1985 Armando C. Albarran
http://magazine.dav.org/library/article/1985_07_06.pdf

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