Tech Sergeant Juan Colon was recently recognized as winner of the Howard Scott Citizen Soldier of the Year. It was presented by the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. With Sgt. Colon are three prior award winners who attended the presentation. They are (left to right) Paul Wulfestieg, Bob
Gee and Dave Covey, all Lakewood residents.
TSgt. Colon has exemplary records in both his military and civilian roles. When not volunteering in the community, or working as an Air Force Reservist, he is busy at work for the Department of Homeland Security with the Camp Murray Police Department. His activities and achievement as a community volunteer are truly exemplary, having provided over 1,580 hours of community service this past year alone. He is a member of the 446th Airlift Wing where he serves as a mortuary specialist dedicated to bringing American combat casualties home with dignity and honor.
The annual award memorializes Tacoman Howard Scott, who served the nation during WW2 and returned to Tacoma for a career in banking and giving of his time to community service organizations.