• Oct 16, 2018
  • 11:57 AM

Two Familiar Faces in Northern Nevada Receive Recognition and Honor for Support and Service to Veterans


Tom Spencer and Jim Forbus received special recognition for their selfless service.

In a special ceremony held in September, Governor Brian Sandoval was there to honor Spencer as Veteran of the Month and Forbus as Veteran Supporter of the Month.

Every time Spencer starts his truck, it is to serve veterans. Tom has assisted on numerous projects including: Veterans and Military Day at the Nevada Legislature 2017, Groundbreaking Ceremony planning for the new Northern Nevada State Veterans Home, Vietnam Veterans Commemorative events in Carson City, Memorial Day events at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. He currently serves as the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 388 President and supports all of their events in northern Nevada, including the March 29, 2017 National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Additionally, Spencer works with the United Veterans Legislative Council in support of legislation that involves bills for Active Duty Military as well as veterans.

Forbus dedicates a portion of his real estate sales with Krch Realty to Honor Flight. Honor Flight transports WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans to our nation’s capital, at no cost to the veteran. He also volunteers countless hours to the organization to ensure its success. He visits and assists veterans in our community at their homes and transports them to local events. He is very passionate in assisting in the care and welfare of our nation’s veterans.

The Veteran of the Month and Veteran Supporter of the Month were established to recognize those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in volunteer work in support of veterans and the military.

Nevada Appeal Reporter Steve Ranson did a terrific job profiling these two veterans. Check out: Veteran of the Month/Veteran Supporter of the Month at:

https://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/vet-honored-for-making-lives-better/