McNerney named legislator of the year by veterans service officers

Recognized for efforts to bring a new VA facility to area

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) has been awarded the Motomu Nakasako Legislator of the Year Award by the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers.

"Fighting for our nation's veterans has always been a passion of mine. It is a responsibility I take very seriously," McNerney said.

The award recognizes McNerney's support of veterans, veterans' issues and of CACVSO. Specifically, CACVSO recognized McNerney's efforts to bring a new VA facility to San Joaquin County, for helping pass the Veterans Caregiver Omnibus Bill, and for his support of state funding for veterans service officers.

"This award recognizes the Congressman's ongoing service to veterans as well as his support for the county veterans services offices. His efforts on behalf of San Joaquin veterans and his support for the veterans' clinic in French Camp are unparalleled," said Ron Green, Veterans Service Officer of San Joaquin County.

The Motomu Nakasako Award is named after Motomu Nakasako, a former Los Angeles County CVSO who was involved in legislation affecting veterans at the local, state, and federal levels. He was a decorated member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, one of the most decorated, all Japanese-American units.

Nakasako's family was interred in Heart Mountain Wyoming, from where he joined the Army volunteering for combat duty.


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Posted by Steve Adamson
a resident of Danville
on May 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

This is a joke! Mcnerney voted right with Pelosi and her ilk. Mcnerney REFUSES to sign HR 615 that would force him to put HIMSELF on Obamacare he so readily supported but made sure he and his family were exempt!! This is the same Mcnerney who is a big supporter of ----are you ready? PETE STARK!!! Yes, the same Pete the main stream liberal media will NOT endorse!! His only award should be getting voted out of office.

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Posted by TL Nelson
a resident of Danville
on May 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Wow! This is unbelievable. This is a Representative that voted for the 2009 stimulus package (the greatest crime ever committed against US taxpayers) and the 2010 heath care reform legislation. When we see a veterans group recognize a lefist like McNerney our nation is definately in trouble. I guess we really are heading down the path to a socialist / Marxist system.

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