Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Reception – 6:00 pm Dinner – 7:00 pm
Governor Pete Wilson
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Governor Wilson has served as the 36th Governor of California, a U.S. Senator, the Mayor of San Diego and a California State Assemblyman.
Bank of America
With deep commitment, patriotism and enthusiasm, Bank of America is a leader in dedicating programs and resources to serve U.S. service members deployed around the world and help with their transition back to civilian life.
Phillip A. Washington
CEO, LA Metro & CSM, U.S. Army, Ret.
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The Judge Harry Pregerson
Public Service Award
In 2013, in commemoration of our 20th anniversary, U.S.VETS created the Judge Harry Pregerson Public Service Award.
The award honors individuals, foundations and corporations who make outstanding contributions to the veteran community and whose accomplishments can be viewed as models of public service within and outside the work environment.
The award recognizes individuals who exhibit the highest standards of excellence, dedication, and accomplishment over a sustained period of time.
More than anyone else, Judge Harry Pregerson is responsible for the existence of U.S.VETS.
Judge Pregerson (U.S. 9th Circuit) served as 1st Lieutenant in the Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946 and fought in the South Pacific, where he was severely wounded in the battle of Okinawa.
After the war, he attended University of California, Los Angeles (1947) and earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. He was appointed to the Ninth Circuit in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter.
In 1992, determined to find a solution to the growing problem of veteran homelessness in Los Angeles, he formed the first board of directors for what would become U.S.VETS.
Judge Pregerson has dedicated much of his life to helping underserved members of society, using his influence and considerable persuasive powers as a staunch advocate for the homeless – particularly veterans and families.