Lee C. Myrben, founding and current member of American Legion Post 178, was honored as Frisco’s 2021 Distinguished Veteran by Mayor Jeff Cheney and City Council members on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.
Myrben honorably served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation technician from 1955 to 1977. During that time, he served six tours aboard U.S. naval aircraft carriers, with three of those tours being in direct support of U.S. combat forces during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked in the civilian sector for 27 years directing and supporting programs and projects for the U.S. government, military contractors and civilian corporations. He served as president of the San Diego Engineering Society and retired in 2003 as director of National Security Solutions and director of the Coast Guard Program.
For the last 17 years, he served the community as a leader, volunteer and mentor. Some of Lee’s previous roles include serving as vice chairman of the Frisco Housing Authority Board; commander of Frisco VFW Post 8273; founding and current member of American Legion Post 178; chairman for the Panther Creek Home-owners Association; chairman of the Frisco Community Parade Committee; chairman of the Memorial Day Committee; and founder of the Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee, where he provided leadership on many projects during both Mayor Cheney’s and Mayor Maher Maso’s time in office. He has also been a longtime supporter of the Frisco Independent School District and the Frisco Education Foundation.
Mayor Cheney, on behalf of the City of Frisco and the City Council, honored his exemplary life of service, leadership, generosity and commitment.