April, 29 2012 - United Veterans Committee Hosts Annual Banquet

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UVC President Ralph Bozella and his wife Susie Andy McKean, recipient of the Meritorious Service award, with Karen Jankowski UVC Treasurer Glenn Kataoka (recipient of the Distinguished Service award), left, with UVC 2nd VP Frank McCurdy Tom Allee, left, Marvin Meyers, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta and UVC President Ralph Bozella
Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta, left, with Jack Levinson, who received the Outstanding Veteran Service award Lifetime Achievement award recipient Marvin Meyers, left, with Senator Rollie Heath Congressman Mike Coffman, left, with DJ Alberts, State Commander of the VFW 2010/11 CSM Bill Woods, left, Stefanie Woods, Steve Calhoun and Col Robby Robinson (Ret)
BrigGen Rick Martin, left, with Bernie Rogoff, Colorado National Guard Education Foundation Don Klemme, left, Rick Stewart (Veterans Service Officer for Arapahoe County) and Ralph Kleiger Col Gary Robey, left, Maj Thom Scheffel, 2d Lt Alan Casebolt Medal of Honor recipients George Sakato (oldest in CO) and Sal Giunta (youngest in CO)
WWII veteran Roy Shibata, left, MOH recipients George Sakato and Sal Giunta and WWII veteran Frank Kuga Medal of Honor recipient George Sakato with militaryevents correspondent Pam Cress The Poljte Jazz Quartet provided upbeat tunes during the reception Cadet 3rd Class Kyle Kroncke, left, Cadet 4th Class Alexander Johnson, Cadet 4th Class Weston Van Inwagen, Cadet 3rd Class Luke Webb
RADM (Ret) Richard Young, left (chair of ESGR), Sylvia Sullivan, Frank Sullivan, Representative Joe Miklosi Denver Police Officer and military supporter Henry Jones, center, stands with Frank Kuga and MOH recipient George Sakato MOH recipient George Sakato with Nancy Millensifer. Nancy was a radio mechanic (the first woman!) and president of the Korean War Veterans Denver Chapter in 2010. Former Senator and retired Sgt. Lewis Entz, left, with Brad Honl, director of Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons
Steve Hogan, Mayor of Aurora, left, RADM (Ret) Richard Young and David Siegel, president and CEO of Frontier Airlines Dan Bosburg and Dean Tayloe of the VA, left, Jim Tackett and Elise Harrison, recipient of the Outstanding Veterans Service Officer award From the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce: Brian Binn, director of military affairs, left, Dave Csintyan, CEO, with Dave Siegel, president and CEO of Frontier Airlines Patty Price, left, Congressman Mike Coffman and Nancy Hopper
Kenton Kuhn of Blacktie-America and militaryevents.us with his wife Nancy Hopper Carol Kennedy, Jr. Vice Commander and Anne Gillis, wife of State Commander of the American Legion, Jim Gillis Ralph Bozella, left, Senator Linda Newell, Carol Kennedy, Senator Rollie Heath and Frank McCurdy, UVC 2nd VP Erick Stragand, left, Celeste Davis, Mike Whitham, Lorrie and AJ Klebba, David and Julie Duffy
Col Ron Huntley and Ruth Huntley, left, with Stephen Gourley and Col Dave Gruber (Ret) LtCol Hal Bidlack, left, chats with Rep. Su Ryden and Dana and Jay Bobick State Commander of the American Legion Jim Gillis and Anne Gillis President and CEO of Frontier Airlines David Siegel, left, with Medal of Honor recipient George Sakato
Greg Aretakis, left, with Paula Sarlls, past president of the Women Marines Assn David Siegel, left, talks with Kenton Kuhn, Tom Allee and Jay Bobick Senator Brandon Shaffer, left, with Susan Romani, former state representative Joe Rice and Nate Gorman of the UVC BG Dana Capozzella and Mickey Hunt
BrigGen Trulan Eyre and his wife Deb The head table John Holland delivers the invocation The posting of the colors by the Colorado Civil Air Patrol
Medal of Honor recipient George Sakato salutes the colors, next to his daughter Leslie Steve Rylant gets enthusiastic when his Air Force military song is played Fans of the Coast Guard song Col Ron Huntley, left, and Bernie Rogoff
The POW tribute table Senator Linda Newell with her Distinguished Legislator award with emcee Jay Bobick of the UVC Representative Nancy Todd (second from right) talks to members of the head table Proud staffers from the Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons
Joe Coors, left, and RADM Richard Young listen to the program Adjutant General Mike Edwards and his wife Laury UVC President Ralph Bozella welcomes everyone Governor John Hickenlooper says a few words in support of veterans
Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta chats with Governor John Hickenlooper Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta addresses the audience Sal Giunta, left, Jay Bobick and Ralph Bozella of UVC as Sal is presented a special MOH license plate Ralph Bozella and Jay Bobick present a MOH license plate to George Sakato
MOH recipient George Sakato, center, is presented with a UVC token plate by Ralph Bozella and Jay Bobick Sal Giunta, left, Lifetime Achievement award recipient Marvin Meyers, Ralph Bozella and George Sakato Marvin Meyers, second from left, receives his Lifetime Achievement Award Izzy Abbass, second from left, shakes hands with George Sakato
Izzy Abbass, second from left, receives the Veteran of the Year award Congressman Ed Perlmutter, second from left, receives the Distinguished Legislator award Sal Giunta, left, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Ralph Bozella and George Sakato LtCol Hal Bidlack, second from left, receives the Distinguished Veterans Advocate award on behalf of Senator Michael Bennet
Carolyn Boller receives the Distinguished Veterans Advocate award on behalf of Senator Mark Udall Representative Kathleen Conti receives the Distinguished Legislator award Representative Su Ryden receives the Distinguished Legislator award Glenn Kataoka, second from left, receives the Distinguished Service award
Steve Rylant, second from left, receives the Distinguished Service award Tom Riegle, second from left, receives the Distinguished Achievement award Andy McKean, second from left, receives the Meritorious Service award Cameron Cook, second from left, receives the Meritorious Achievement award
Myron Spanier, second from left, receives the Legislative Service award Jack Levinson, second from left, receives the Outstanding Veteran Service award Elise Harrison receives the Outstanding Veterans Service Officer award Ben Mestas, second from left, receives the Outstanding Veterans Service Officer award
Annette accepts the Outstanding Service award on behalf of Jordan Schupback Sal Giunta and Ralph Bozella flank the members of the WWII 442nd Regimental Combat Team Frank Kuga, center, and other members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team including George Sakato (right) hold their award RADM Richard Young of ESGR, second from left, accepts the award for Outstanding Veteran Service Organization
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