Michael Koon, a Veterans Restoration Quarters resident and Army veteran, was recently recognized for accumulating 17,500 volunteer hours at the Charles George VA Medical Center. The award he recieved is just one of many accolades Koon has earned for his service to the the VA, including being named the 2011 Volunteer of the Year and honors for volunteering 7,500 hours, 8,750 hours, 12,000 hours, 14,400 hours and 15,000 hours. In 2015 he was recognized for his 45 years of service.
His volunteer responsibilities have included taking patients back and forth from their rooms to therapy sessions, delivering paperwork around the hospital and dropping off specimens at the lab.
“I felt like I wanted to give something back, so I decided to volunteer,” said Koon, who served in the Vietnam War. “One of the things that’s nice about being a volunteer is that you make everyone feel good. Volunteering has kept me out of trouble and kept me from doing some things I was doing.”
ABCCM is so proud of Michael Koon and all our veterans! We can’t wait to congratulate him on his next volunteer milestone!