Dave Ramsey of Roseville Honored as Veteran of the Year
SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, was proud to honor Army Commander Dave Ramsey of Roseville as Veteran of the Year for the 6th Assembly District at the Veterans Recognition Luncheon in Sacramento.
The luncheon was hosted by the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly, Toni Atkins. Assemblymembers selected a veteran from their districts who have a distinguished military career or who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community.
Ramsey has a remarkable military history, enlisting in the Army in 1963 when he was only 16 years old. He subsequently served in the infantry on the Demilitarized Zone in Korea where he completed Counter-Guerrilla Warfare School. After one year in Korea, Ramsey volunteered to go to Panama where he completed Jungle Warfare School. Following completion of his schooling he was deployed to Vietnam in July of 1966.
Ramsey's military awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Korea Defense Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, and the Expert Badge with Rifle Bar and Jungle Expert Badge.
"Our service didn't stop when we took off the uniform," Ramsey said. "I'm twice past commander of the American Legion Roseville Post and just finished my four years with the VFW as commander, and I am currently on the Honor Guard as well." Ramsey has also served on VFW Legislative Committee for the past five years.
"I am proud to honor Commander Dave Ramsey as Veteran of the Year for my District," Gaines said. "It is evident that he has dedicated his life, heart, and soul to our country and our community. We owe so much to our veterans, and I am overjoyed for this opportunity to express my gratitude to Commander Dave Ramsey and to those who bravely sacrificed their lives for our freedom."
Gaines presented the award on the Assembly Floor Wednesday at the Capitol. She and Ramsey also joined other Assembly members and their honorees at the annual luncheon in Sacramento.
Assemblywoman Beth Gaines represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes portions of Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento and counties.
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