The Bobby J Award will be presented to a formerly homeless
veteran who has exemplified commitment, embraced change, and
provided inspiration to brother and sister veterans.
“Bobby J” was
a formerly homeless veteran in recovery, living in a
transitional residence, who exhibited great courage in his
battles with addiction and Agent Orange-related cancer. “Bobby
J” never gave up the fight. He had embarked on a renewed life of
recovery and had accepted his impending death with dignity. In
keeping with the traditions of 12-step programs, we will not
reveal his last name. “Bobby J” died in December 2001.
meet the following criteria:
1. Must have
been homeless, as defined in the McKinney-Vento Act
2. Must have completed a homeless domiciliary or transitional
3. Must have obtained and maintained housing in the community
for at least one year.
4. Must be nominated by a VVA chapter, state council, national
committee or task force chair, national officer, or Board
packets must contain:
1. A copy of
the individual’s DD-214
2. Proof of program completion
3. A written nomination letter, not more than 500 words, on
chapter, state council, or VVA letterhead, for those
nominations from national committee or task force chairs,
National Board of Directors, or national officers.
nomination packets should be sent to: Sandra Miller, HVTF Chair,
P.O. Box 557, Douglassville, PA 19518.
Veterans Task Force Chair will provide copies of the nominating
essays to the members of the task force. The selection committee
will be comprised of the President of Vietnam Veterans of
America and the members of the National Homeless Veterans Task
Force. Nominations will be accepted until May 15.
Veterans Task Force will present life memberships in VVA to
honorees who are Vietnam veterans. Otherwise, honorees will
receive life membership in AVVA. Along with the membership, the
HVTF will provide a certificate of recognition.