A Virginia Legionnaire has been named the Legion’s VAVS Worker of the Year for his volunteer efforts at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (VAMC).
Roscoe Eagle, a Paid-Up-For-Life member of General Billy Mitchell Post 85 in Arlington, was honored for his work in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Voluntary Service program.
Eagle was presented with his award during the American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission meeting on Feb. 25 during the organization’s annual Washington Conference. American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad presented Eagle with his award, while VAMC Director Michael S. Heimall and Voluntary Service Chief Aldean Swan stood by Eagle’s side.
“I’ve been a Legionnaire for 37 years, and in those 37 years I have known (Eagle) probably the majority of that time,” Reistad said. “He is one of the most active VA&R representatives we have in the (Department of Virginia’s 17th District). I have known Roscoe to be a dedicated volunteer who is ever-present at the Washington DC VAMC along with Edna, his wife. I could not think of a better person to receive this award.”
Eagle said that while he is “slowing down,” he still enjoys being a volunteer. “I’ve been a volunteer for approximately 25 years at the VA hospital here in Washington, D.C., and I intend to do it for a while longer,” he said. “Although age is getting on me … you just have to take it as it comes.”