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Nominations sought for 2017 Warrior Award

Nominations are being sought for the 6th annual Warrior Award, which will be presented to a local veteran during the 10th annual Walk of Honor in Danbury this October.  Residents of the greater Danbury area are being called on to nominate a veteran, who has served in a combat zone and who also exemplifies the values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.


The nominations should be approximately 500 words and should include the nominee’s name, military rank, medals awarded and as many details as possible about their service.  The deadline for all nominations is September 20th.  Previously submitted nominations can be re-submitted.


The Walk of Honor will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Danbury War Memorial at 12pm.


Event organizer Mary Teicholz says the stories of bravery and heroism that people have shared with the committee have been overwhelming and awe-inspiring.


People submitting the nomination should also include their name and contact information. Nominations can be emailed to, or visit for additional information.


Todd Angell, who served in Afghanistan, received the inaugural Warrior Award in 2012.  Vietnam veterans Danny Mack Welch and John "Buzz" Hogan received the award during the following two years.  The next year, World War II veteran Anthony Yakacki was presented with the honor.  Last year's recipient, Roger Rua, served in Afghanistan.

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