Schulz Electric Company Veteran Receives The First Annual Roland C. Knapp Award

September 01, 2008

Schulz Electric Company Veteran Receives The First Annual Roland C. Knapp Award

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Schulz Electric Company in New Haven has always supported the country's military veterans and those currently serving on active duty. One of their Marine veterans, Jack Dougherty, was recently awarded the Roland C. Knapp Award for his continued involvement as a member of the Marine Corps League.  This annual event is a culmination of a weekend of meetings for the Division that represents the Marine Corps League in the six New England states.

The Roland C. Knapp Award is new for this year and is named after a recently deceased Leaguer that was revered by many in the League. Jack was the first recipient of the award, which recognizes the extent and quality of his many endeavors within the League.

The League, which was started by General John A. Lejeune in 1923, currently has upwards of 75,000 members and is one of the few veteran organizations that actually increase in membership each year. The primary mission of the League, which was chartered by Congress in 1937, is to preserve the traditions and to promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps.