DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has named Keith Pelusi of DeSoto, Texas, as its top membership recruiter for 2019. DAV National Commander Dennis Nixon, a fellow Texan, will present Pelusi DAV’s Top Membership Recruiter of the Year award at the 98th DAV and Auxiliary National Convention, Aug. 4 in Orlando, Florida.
The award recognizes Pelusi’s dedication and commitment to injured and ill veterans and their families by recruiting 192 new DAV members over the last year.
“Keith’s willingness to invite his fellow disabled veterans into the organization shows his strong sense of character and is an example of the importance of camaraderie in the veteran community,” said Nixon. “Because of his efforts, 192 individuals are now a part of an organization that empowers veterans—from all eras—to lead lives with respect and dignity.”
Pelusi, a service-disabled veteran of Vietnam, retired from the Army in 1996 after 20 years of service. He has been a member of DAV Chapter 57 in Dallas, Texas, for three years.
“We could not serve America’s veterans and their families as effectively as we do without the full-force of our more than 1 million members,” said Nixon. “They are the lifeblood of our organization, and Keith’s efforts help to ensure DAV will continue to be a leading voice in veterans service.”
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DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.