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Nominations being accepted for Outstanding Military Veteran award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Martinsville-Henry County “Outstanding Military Veteran” award for 2023.

The award, created in 2009 by the Henry County Board of Supervisors, will go to the nominee judged by the selection committee to best represent what service to the country and to our community means.

With the support of the Martinsville City Council, the award was expanded in 2013 to allow nominations of both Martinsville and Henry County veterans.

Nomination forms are available on Martinsville's website, Henry County's website and at the city municipal building and the county administrator’s office.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 23.

The winner of the award will be announced at the Veterans Day Service to be held at the HJDB Event Center on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m.

Previous winners are:

  • 2009: David Kipfinger and James Rogers

  • 2010: Olaf Hurd

  • 2011: Donald James Myers

  • 2012: Herbert S. Gibbs and Winford “W.C.” Fowles

  • 2013: S.T. Fulcher

  • 2014: Robert L. Hazlett, Jr.

  • 2015: Thomas Spencer

  • 2016: John R. Redd

  • 2017: Walter E. Sheppard

  • 2018: Warren “Sonny” Richardson

  • 2019: Charles A. Washburn

  • 2020: David King

  • 2021: Curtis R. Millner, Sr.

  • 2022: Russell Clark Stone

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