Matthews Names 2018 Veteran of the Year

 
Posted on Wednesday December 12, 2018
 
The Town of Matthews recognized Michael Rusho as the 2018 Matthews Veteran of the Year during Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Mayor Paul Bailey awarded Rusho the Mayor’s Medal for his selfless dedication to the betterment of his community.
 

Matthews, NC – The Town of Matthews recognized Michael Rusho as the  2018 Matthews Veteran of the Year during Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Mayor Paul Bailey awarded Rusho the Mayor’s Medal for his selfless dedication to the betterment of his community. 

Rusho graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974 and became an Army Aviator. He served in Operation Desert Shield and Storm before retiring as an Army Major in 1994. Rusho and his family then moved to Matthews where he became involved in various community service organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, American Legion Post 235 (an active member for 24 years), and the Matthews Rotary Club. Of particular note is his ongoing leadership role in the annual Rotary Veterans Day luncheon, celebrating the service of all military veterans in Matthews. 

This is the first Matthews Veteran of the Year award. The award was created by the Matthews Military Veterans Affairs Committee. 

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Matthews Veteran of the Year 2018

Matthews Military Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Tom Cannon, Mayor Paul Bailey, and Michael Rusho.

 

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