Army veteran honored for service, community dedication
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) honored Rob Gorham with the Illinois Patriotic Volunteer and Appreciation Award at a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Urbana recently.
The award recognizes Gorham for his service in the United States Army, including in Vietnam, as well as his commitment to the community and veteran and volunteer activities.
Gorham served in the Army from 1969 to 1975.
Gorham also was honored for educating the public about the Illinois birthplace of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II. As a result of Gorham’s work, there are signs on all county highways entering Champaign County noting the Tuskegee Airmen.
“Because of countless number of hours Mr. Gorham has offered to assist veterans today and those who served in the past, it is a pleasure to honor him with this award,” IDVA Director Erica Jeffries said in a press release.
The Illinois Veterans’ Patriotic Volunteer and Appreciation Award is given quarterly.
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