VVA member Marty Farrell, Distinguished Service Award recipients Elizabeth Mitchell and Jack Allen of Ingram Funeral Home and VVA President Billy Darby. (click for larger version)
December 17, 2013
CUMMING, Ga. — Allen Russell, a retired Army senior non-commissioned officer, is the 2013 "Member of the Year" for the Cumming chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). Russell served in the U.S. Army for 30 years, including two tours in Vietnam. He and his wife Becky Russell are residents of Cumming.
The Forsyth County veterans group chose Russell as the individual whose work for the organization throughout the year was the most exemplary.
"Allen Russell works tirelessly on behalf of this organization and the veterans of Forsyth County and is most deserving of this honor," said Billy Darby, former command sergeant major and VVA chapter president.