Veteran Memorial Service

Leo K. Thorsness Leadership Award

An award that honors and recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and outstanding service to veteran communities. It is named after the late Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a Medal of Honor recipient, one of the most highly decorated American airmen of the Vietnam War, and a founding member of the America's Warrior Partnership Board of Directors until his passing in 2017. The recipient of this award is recognized and celebrated at the Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium.

2019 Leo K. Thorsness Leadership Award Recipient: Bonnie Carroll, TAPS Founder

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Award Recipients

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2022

Dr. Phil Roe

Former Congressman | Army Medical Corps Veteran

Former Chairman of House Committee on VA

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2021

Gary Sinise

Founder, President, Chairman

Gary Sinise Foundation

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2019

Bonnie Carroll
President & Founder of TAPS

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2018

Former Senator
Elizabeth Dole

Founder of The Elizabeth Dole Foundation

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2017

Former President
George W. Bush

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2016

Bernie Marcus
Philanthropist & co-founder of the Home Depot

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2015

Jon Scott
Fox News Anchor