Hon. David P. Roe, M.D.

Roe, who received the Legion's highest honor at the 103rd National Convention in Milwaukee, joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps after graduating from medical school, and served in South Korea in the early 1970s. He then went into practice in Johnson City, Tenn., retiring after 31 years and 5,000 babies delivered. He was elected to Congress from Tennessee’s 1st District, where he was a champion for veterans by being instrumental in the passage of landmark legislation impacting millions, including the “Forever GI Bill” and the MISSION Act. He retired at the end of 2020. He is a 16-year Paid Up For Life member of Kings Mountain American Legion Post 24 in Johnson City.

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