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Captain McKenzie Jones (left) of the Army Reserve 7246 Medical Support Unit presents Nebraska State VFW Commander Gary E. Bush, Sr with a plaque to recognize him for his personal support and service. 

Bush recognized by Medical Support Unit

Department of Nebraska VFW State Commander Gary E. Bush, Sr., served as the guest speaker at the Elkhorn 7246 Medical Support Unit Army Reserve Unit’s dining-in. 

Dining-ins have a long history in both the Army and Air Force, and are a time for camaraderie.

On Feb. 9, Bush traveled to the Omaha Convention Center to speak on the subject of camaraderie and his experience in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict to the Elkhorn unit.

At the end of his speech, Bush was presented with a plaque by the unit to recognize him for his personal support and service.

It read, “We can never truly know where we are going without embracing our past. ‘Train Hard, Be Ready.’”

Bush was also in Lincoln Feb. 7-9 for the Nebraska VFW Mid-Winter Conference, and the state Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pin awards.

Winners for the top district commanders in the states’ two divisions were also announced. Criteria for the contest involved getting inspections done by Nov. 1, 2018.

District 4 Commander Joe Peters was the winner in Division 2.

Voice of Democracy winners were chosen from each of the 10 districts in Nebraska, while three Patriot Pin winners, all of whom were competing for scholarships, were also chosen. Winners were announced on Feb. 8 followed by a banquet.

On March 5 and 6 the group attended legislative meetings with the Nebraska delegation consisting of Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, Representatives Adrian Smith, Jeff Fortenberry and Don Bacon before returning to Nebraska.


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