Boozman Honored by Military Officers Association

The Darby Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) awarded U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) with its Distinguished Patriotic Achievement Award for 2017 in Fort Smith on Tuesday.

“MOAA’s advocacy on behalf of those who serve our country is such important and necessary work,” Boozman said. “It’s my privilege to partner with them to support the men and women of our armed forces who sacrifice so much in defense of our nation. I’m honored to be recognized by such an outstanding organization and will continue working with them to promote the interests of military members, veterans and their families.”

While presenting the award, MOAA officials cited Boozman’s work to expand opportunities for veterans, defend the U.S. Constitution and support first responders and teachers.

“He has never forgotten the warriors like his own father who served and fought for this country,” said Chapter Treasurer Larry Todd. “He is a patriot through and through and is the reason that the Darby MOAA Chapter exists as a Veteran Service Organization today, as we stood up and chartered this Chapter at his urging 10 years ago. He embodies what true leadership is.”

Past honorees include WWII veteran Bronze Star recipient Mr. Harry Shipley and Lt. Col. (retired) Billy Dooly in 2016 and Lt. Col. (retired) R. Winston Fulmer in 2015.

Boozman was also honored by Alma Mayor Keith Greene who presented a proclamation declaring March 27, 2018, as John Boozman Day in Alma.