Cumming Vietnam Veterans selects “Veteran of the Year”

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CUMMING, Ga. — A retired Army Master Sgt. who has made Cumming his home was selected as the 2017 “Veteran of the Year” by the Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Gary Goyette, who has served as chapter secretary for the last two years, was selected by the organization’s President Gary Ely who recognized Goyette at the group’s December membership meeting.

“The selection of Gary Goyette as our veteran of the year was an easy one for me to make, as he contributes every day to the betterment of our organization,” Ely said.

Ely said that in addition to outstanding performance of his duties as secretary, Goyette has worked diligently to make sure that every member of the organization is kept informed about chapter activities; he shares news items impacting the veteran community; he keeps members informed when another is taken ill and is always ready to volunteer for fund-raising activities or to visit and comfort veterans at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

During his 20 year career in the U.S. Army, Goyette served one tour in Vietnam from 1970-71.

Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the AA Driving Academy located at 216 Atlanta Road. All Vietnam Era veterans are invited.


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