During a recent meeting, the Surry County Board of Commissioners took a moment to recognize a long-serving veteran’s advocate in the county.
In recognizing Rawley King, board Chairman R.F. “Buck” Golding said King’s service in support of the county’s service people is admirable.
“This is a man who works tireless on behalf of the men and women who served their country,” he said.
The Certificate of Recognition presented to King lists numerous actions he has taken in service to veterans including:
• His time spent working with the Veteran’s Administration after his service in the armed forces.
• His work with the Veteran’s Administration to implement a training program at Scenic Ford, using the GI Bill to help veterans learn the parts trade.
• Work to secure funding for transportation of county veterans to the Veteran’s Administration Clinic through the Disabled American Veteran’s bus.
• Work to secure funding for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard to install dual wheels and perform maintenance on the Disabled American Veteran’s bus.
• Securing funding for the purchase of equipment and operation of the first American Legion Honor Guard in the county.
• Aiding in the purchase of a facility at Veteran’s Park where Disabled American Veterans can file claims.
• Assisting in securing funding for sewer service at Veteran’s Park.
• Aiding in a fund-raiser to help with the medical expenses of the late Commissioner Garry Scearce.
Golding said King deserved the honor, and more.
“The board of commissioners is pleased to award you this certificate of recognition for your demonstration of high integrity and outstanding service,” he said.
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