Evening of Honor Attracts 250 Veterans and Guests

On Thursday, October 6, 2022, a sell-out crowd of 250 veterans and guests attended an Evening of Honor presented by the MVAT Foundation in partnership with American Legion Ronald Reagan Pacific Palisades Post 283. Representing MVAT were Board Chair Doug Berl, Board Vice Chair Bob Jerome, Board Members Larry Schnadig and Pete Seitz, Executive Director James Colbert, and Heroes Linked Program Director David Tenenbaum.

The event, held at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, featured Medal of Honor Recipients Command Sergeant Major Gary Littrell and Specialist Jim McCloughan engaging in a discussion of their battlefield experiences and their lives since receiving the Medal of Honor with a special focus on how mentoring and network building not only assisted them but enabled them to assist those who separated from active service after them. Vice Chair Bob Jerome led the discussion.

The audience members’ questions for Jim and Gary after the presentation were outstanding. Thirty minutes after the event ended, the vast majority of the audience remained engaged in networking with each other throughout the meeting room, the reception patio, and the hotel’s hallways.

Evening of Honor photos can be viewed here: