Episode 2697 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Tim Freeman, a county commissioner in Douglas County, Oregon, who was awarded the prestigious VVA Honorary Life Membership. The featured story comes from The Brandon Western World Dunes News and was titled: Freeman honored with award from Vietnam Veterans of America.
The story reported that Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman was awarded the prestigious ‘Honorary Life Membership’ award from the Vietnam Veterans of America. The award was presented to Freeman by Umpqua Valley’s VVA Chapter #805. The “Honorary Life Membership” award from the VVA is a prestigious honor only awarded to a select number of individuals each year who dedicate their lives to help and serve veterans but would not otherwise be eligible to obtain a VVA membership.
Tim Freeman’s resume included the following: his work with the dedication of the VA Cemetery in 2004, the campaign to restore the VA Hospital to full services, the placement of a Veterans home in Roseburg, being designated and accepting the flag on behalf of the families at the funeral for the cremains of WWII veterans that were found left on a shelf, helping to get the question on the ballet asking citizens about restoration of the Roseburg VA Hospital to full service, ensuring that the Douglas County Veterans Office is fully funded, overseeing the County’s War Memorial, attending all Quarterly VA Cemetery remembrance services, helping provide grants to local veteran organizations, his work on the recent Oregon mortuary bill and countless other projects.
Freeman has served our community in several roles over the years including Roseburg City Councilman; State Representative in the Oregon Legislature; Board President for the Association of O&C Counties; Western Interstate Region Representative for the Association of Oregon Counties and the National Association of Counties; State of Oregon Criminal Justice Commission and as one of our Douglas County Commissioners since 2015. He also serves as the Liaison Commissioner for the Douglas County Veteran Services Office.
Listen to episode 2697 and discover more about Tim Freeman, a county commissioner in Douglas County, Oregon, who was awarded the prestigious VVA Honorary Life Membership.