Schulz Program Coordinator Jack Dougherty Inducted into the CT Veterans Hall of Fame
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A very special ceremony in Hartford honored some of the state's most distinguished veterans. Eleven of them were inducted into the Connecticut Veteran's Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
One by one, the class of 2009 walked through the atrium of the legislative office building. Each of them were honored for distinguishing themselves not only through their service to the nation, but to their communities here in Connecticut. Schulz Electric's Program Coordinator, Jack Dougherty was one of the inductees.
John "Jack" Joseph Dougherty of Branford John "Jack" Dougherty enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966. In Vietnam, he served as an infantryman and squad leader with the 3/4 Marine Division and participated in Operation Robin South Hill 685 (Phou Noui), during which he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. A volunteer since 1982 with the Boy Scouts of America, he is also an active member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Devil Dogs. He serves as finance officer of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and has been a devoted member and officer of the Marine Corps League, serving as Detachment Adjutant and Senior Vice Commander. The Marine Corps League named him the Connecticut Detachment "Marine of the Year 2008." Mr. Dougherty has also received the New England Division Roland G. Knapp Award in 2008, the Marine Corps League Distinguished Bronze Service Medal and the Distinguished Silver Citzen Medal. He is a lector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Branford and is employed as a program coordinator for Schulz Electric Company of New Haven.
The video can be found here: http://www.wfsb.com/video/21645444/