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Joint Veterans Commission will honor Jim Cole as Veteran of the Year


Jim Cole


NOSHOK founder Jim Cole has been chosen to receive the 2010 Outstanding Veteran Of The Year Award from the Joint Veterans Commission of Cuyahoga County, for his distinguished service to the United States of America, and his lifetime of service and contributions in support of U.S. service men and women.

Jim ColeMr. Cole was a U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Sergeant, and is a veteran of the war in South East Asia.  In 2000, his unit MACV-SOG was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism and great combat achievement while executing top secret missions deep behind enemy lines, 36 years after enough missions were declassified.

Jim is also a life member and past president of the Special Operations Association, two-time recipient as Special Forces Association Member Of The Year, and is an honorary Vice Commander of the American Legion. Currently Jim is Vice President and Director of the USO of Northern Ohio.

Congratulations to Jim on this well-deserved honor!



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