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2015 The George C. Lang Award for Courage Recipient

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ABOUT THE AWARD

This award was founded in memory of George C. Lang, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and friend of WWP. George passed away on March 16, 2005.

This award is bestowed upon an individual who best exemplifies the spirit and virtue of Mr. Lang, who was a humble yet unyielding behind-the-scenes advocate for all veterans — especially those with disabilities. Although he shunned the spotlight, preferring to work on behalf of his fellow veterans in anonymity, George’s service both during and after the Vietnam War merited public acclaim and recognition. While he shied away from public attention, he never stopped supporting his brethren, his fellow veterans. George took time to visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, hoping these young men and women would draw strength from his experiences in adjusting to and living with a combat-related disability. George C. Lang epitomized what it meant to be a wounded service member broken in body but not in spirit, soldiering on in support of his fellow service members.

PAST RECIPIENTS

  • 2014: Brian Kolfage
  • 2013: Danielle Green-Byrd
  • 2012: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wade
  • 2011: Justin Constantine
  • 2010: Eric Edmundson and the Edmundson Family, Ian Lennon
  • 2009: John Fernandez
  • 2008: Dan Nevins
  • 2007: Jeremy Feldbusch
  • 2006: Heath Calhoun

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