Today Actor/Economist/Man of Many Talents Ben Stein was given
two awards for his generosity to the veterans of Bonner County, Idaho.
The first award was a beautifully engraved glass plaque in the shape of the state of Idaho,
with a marble base, laser-cut to the shape of the United States of America.
(This is a very poor picture, and will be replaced/enhanced by a better picture soon.)
Bill Collier, Secretary of V.V.A. 890, holds up the plaque to be admired my Mr. Stein.
He is assisted in the presentation by Lt.Col. James Barr USMC, retired.
Over the past few years Mr. Stein has very generously supported
Viet Nam Veterans of America Chapter 890
with its various veterans-helping-veterans activities in the area,
most notably helping out with the expenses of our local Stand Down each June.
This year V.V.A. 890 provided surplus military gear to almost 1200 veterans of all stripes.
In addition, Marine Corps League Detachment #1110
provided nearly 900 lunches for veterans attending the Stand Down.
Mr. Stein was also awarded his very own
with H-34 helicopter device
for his generosity is supporting the H-34 restoration project.
James Barr, Ben Stein, Bill Collier
wearing their "crew" hats.
Ben Stein was most happy to receive these small tokens of our appreciation,
and repeatedly thanked us for our service.
He proudly displays both of these awards on a table in his living room.
OOOHHRA! Ben Stein.