Pleasant Lake –
Statement issued Thursday by the office of state Sen. Dick Dodge:
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) was awarded the 2010 Legislator of the Year by the Department of Indiana's Disabled American Veterans.
Rep. Dodge will be honored Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the DAV's annual state convention in Indianapolis.
"This is quite an honor," says Rep. Dodge. "To be recognized for my public service by the ultimate public servants is extremely humbling. This is the best award I've received and probably can receive."
Rep. Dodge serves as a member of the House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee and is a member of the Indiana Veterans' Benefits Board. He has a strong history of supporting all American servicemen and servicewomen, in fact Rep. Dodge voted in support of every veteran bill during the 2010 Legislative Session.
Rep. Dodge served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954 during the Korean conflict. He was a ground crew chief for the air defense command fighter squadron.
"It's my pleasure and duty to take care of those who make the ultimate sacrifice for us. I am proud to do so and will continue to do so," stated Rep. Dodge.