AMVETS to recognize Pratt with Silver Helmet Award
AMVETS today announced that it will present Merle J. Pratt, deputy director of the Environmental Background Investigations Unit for the Ohio Attorney Generalís Office, with its Silver Helmet Civil Servant-of-the-Year Award.
Pratt, a resident of Powell, Ohio, will receive the national award at the organizationís 47th Silver Helmet Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 27, at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Vienna, Va.
The AMVETS Silver Helmet Award, a unique silver replica of the World War II GI helmet, has acquired a
well-deserved reputation over the years as the most prestigious of all veteransí organizations awards and is now known as the Veteransí Oscar. Prior Civil Servant Award recipients include North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole and Louisville Mayor David Armstrong.
Pratt is being honored for his outstanding commitment to the health and welfare of Ohioís citizens and veterans. Among his many accomplishments was the development of the Patriot Program, in which volunteer lawyers from the Attorney General's Office provide legal advice on a pro-bono basis to Reserve and National Guard personnel and their dependents.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Pratt has been a member of the Governorís Veterans Advisory Committee since 1991
and currently serves as president of MilVets, an organization honoring military personnel and veterans in the Columbus area, where he is a member of AMVETS Post 89.
We are extremely pleased to recognize this outstanding American, AMVETS National Commander S. John Sisler said of Pratt. His dedicated service to the citizens of Ohio, especially veterans, is exemplary and this Silver Helmet Civil Servant-of-the-Year award is well deserved.
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