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Assemblyman Obernolte Recognizes Ed Morgan as Veteran of the Year

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(Assemblyman Jay Obernolte with Sergeant Ed Morgan, 2019 Veteran of the Year)

HESPERIA – Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) recognized United States Army Veteran Ed Morgan as 2019 Veteran of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District.

Ed Morgan enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam War, serving from March of 1964 until December of 1966. Ed’s rank was Sergeant E-5 and his main responsibility was working in communications. His specific job was to ensure that his company’s radios were working at all times.

In the event that a soldier’s radio malfunctioned, Sergeant Morgan was responsible for fixing it, an important endeavor given that the radios were the only form of communication that the troops had. This position took a toll on Sergeant Morgan because solders’ lives were dependent on working radios.

After leaving the Army, Sergeant Morgan had a long career in sales. However, he wanted to give back to other veterans in his community. Remembering what a struggle it was to file and receive his VA benefits, in 2006 Sergeant Morgan started helping veterans navigate the Veterans Affairs claims process. In 2017 Sergeant Morgan started a ministry called the Big Bear Valley Military Ministry Outreach where he has continued to assist veterans in need. Through Sergeant Morgan’s ministry, he is able to help veterans all over the country.

“It was an honor to recognize Sergeant Ed Morgan for his military service,” Assemblyman Obernolte said. “His story is one of giving. After making enormous sacrifices to serve his country, Sergeant Morgan continues to serve his fellow veterans. Over the last two years, he has helped over 100 veterans with their VA claims. It was an honor and privilege to recognize Sergeant Morgan for his service to our country and for providing valuable assistance to other veterans in our community.”

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