Bud Simmons, a life member of Michael Ottolini AMVETS Post 40 in Santa Rosa, Calif., was recently named Sonoma County Veteran of the Year for 2010.
Each year, the county extends the honor to a local veteran who has demonstrated service above and beyond the call of duty toward fellow veterans and the community at large.
Simmons, an Air Force veteran who served in Korea, is a founding member of Post 40 and currently serves as post adjutant. He is also commander of AMVETS Department of California Northern Area.
In addition to his continuous work with AMVETS, Simmons serves on the Sonoma County Military Honor Guard and remains an active member in several veterans service organizations, having served in leadership roles in each of them.
(Photo and story courtesy of Dave Richey, AMVETS Post 40.)
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