• Jan 19, 2019
  • 1:26 PM

Army Veteran Kenneth Hill and Darrell Dunkle Post 1, the American Legion receive recognition and honor for support and service to veterans

(Las Vegas & Carson City, NV) – A familiar face in the Las Vegas veteran community and a high profile veteran service organization in northern Nevada received the Veteran of the Month and Veteran Support of the Month awards and recognitions from Governor Brian Sandoval.

U.S. Army veteran Kenneth was named Veteran of the Month on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the lobby of the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas beginning at 10:00 AM.

Darrell Dunkle Post 1, the American Legion was named Veteran Supporter of the Month on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Old Assembly Chambers in Carson City. 

Hill served during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He moved to Las Vegas in 1973 where he has participated in many organizations and volunteer causes. His work is too numerous to mention, but some highlight include his efforts as one of the founders of the Clark County Community College, which is now known as the College of South Nevada. He was named Professor Emeritus by the Board of Regents. He is also a lifelong member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 64. Additionally, he is a member of the Scottish Rite Masonry, the Elks Lodge in Nevada where he has worked as a volunteer at the Nevada State Veterans Home. He has also served as a graves registration officer for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. His volunteer work also extends to the Kline Veterans Fund where he has provided financial assistance and support to homeless, at-risk and indigent veterans and families in southern Nevada. He has also participated in the annual recognition of outstanding JROTC cadets at local high schools and colleges.  

Darrell Dunkle Post 1 has supported numerous programs, services and at-risk families of veterans in the Reno area. Post volunteers have raised funds to buy approximately 50 Thanksgiving and another 50 Christmas food boxes each year. Members also volunteer to buy and wrap up to 150 Christmas presents for veteran families in need.

In addition to assisting veterans with processing claims to receive earned benefits, members have supported several programs such as raising money for Temporary Financial Assistance, Emergency Fund and Youth Fund.

Post members also provide maintenance for the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Reno. Attend monthly ceremonies for the unaccompanied at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. Members also support Blue Star Moms, Boy Scouts of America, “Hear Today, Learn Tomorrow” hearing aid program and Nevada Air National Guard Halloween and Christmas parties.    

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.

For more information, or to nominate someone for Veteran of the Month, click here.

For more information, or to nominate a Veteran Supporter of the Month, click here.