TSIO awarded Mike Haley with a special recognition for all his work and support of TSIO and his major contributions to our Vietnam Veterans' Day events and activities. Mike Haley is the County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) for Chippewa Falls, WI. He participates and serves with various Veteran groups and activities. He served on TSIOs Advisory Board since 2009. In 2012 TSIO wrote and proposed a local Vietnam Veterans' Day proclamation to both the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire City Council. Mike Haley will now be taking over the role in proposing the annual proclamation to Chippewa Falls.
TSIO also interviewed Mike Haley on the Thuy Smith Show about Veteran benefits. (Video coming soon). CVSOs Mike (CF), Eau Claire, and Trempeleau County would present an informational table to share and discuss benefits available to Veterans at our annual Vietnam Veterans' Day events. A Q&A presentation was also completed each year during this time.
Mike is a very down to earth caring person. He is professional and really knows his work. "He is my friend that I love and admire". Thuy Smith
Thank you Mike for all that you've done for TSIO and the contributions to your community. In the "Vietnamese Tradition" we hereby make you our #1 CVSO.
Presenting plaque to Rolling Thunder- Chapter 4 & Guy (Pepper) Hartl for their support of our organization and their sponsorship of the very first Vietnam Veteran's day celebration for WI- Eau Claire, WI (March 27, 2010). Thuy also thanks Pepper for his embracing the Amerasian community.
Rolling Thunder-Chapter 4 meeting
RT has been very supportive of us. We really love these guys. A great genuine group of people.
WEAU 13 NEWS was a major sponsor for the very first Vietnam Veteran's day event for WI.
Pictured: I presented a Sponsor Appreciation plaque to the whole team involved.
L to R: Terry McHugh (General Manager), Judy Clark (News Anchor & our Master of Ceremonies), John LaPorte (News Director), and Andrew Felix (Creative Services & Promotion Manager)
Also many thanks to them and all their reporters throughout the years and the late John Hoffland (former News Director) for all their coverage and support.
A separate Award was also given to Judy Clark for her years of support and major contributions to our Vietnam Veterans' Day events and Vietnam War Symposium. We truly appreciate her commitment, professionalism, and generous heart and spirit. We call her our Number One News Anchor!
People Making a Difference
Too many times there are people who do great things (big or small), but never get recognized. Sometimes its because people don't give proper credit to where credit is due and so other people's ideas, accomplishments, or other acts of "Greatness" never become known.
I admire those who do things without any thought except to do the right thing and to help someone in need. However, I feel it's important to acknowledge "Greatness" when we see it.