Michael van Zutphen is September’s Vet Who Rocks
A veteran who has a passion for helping the less fortunate is this month's Vet Who Rocks.
Every month 101.5 WPDH shares the story of a Hudson Valley Vet Who Rocks. These veterans continue to give back to the community long after their military service is over. We share these stories on the first Wednesday of every month during the Veteran Report on the Boris and Robyn Show, highlighting the veterans who inspire all of us to strive for the very best.
This month's Vet Who Rocks is Michael van Zutphen. We received a letter from Mike's friend, Nick, who told us about his service in the military and how he continues to help his fellow veterans.
Mike served in the Marines as an Infantryman right after he graduated from Arlington High School in 2006. He served two tours overseas. Both tours were in Iraq during the height of the post 9/11 wars. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Marine Corp, Mike returned home to Pleasant Valley.
He is married and has two children. Mike's amazing personal commitment to community service and his passion for helping others less fortunate has made a significant positive impact in the Hudson Valley by taking a position with the Poughkeepsie Children's Home as a Youth Counselor. Through his personal sense of duty for others, personal values, and his compassionate mentoring, Mike has made long-lasting connections and relationships that have positively benefited the young lives of kids who were having trouble find their way in life.
He's an amazing Husband, Father, and Son to his family and he's one of the best friend's anyone could have. As a friend, and as a veteran myself, I'm very honored and extremely proud to nominate Mike for your consideration because he is someone who is without a doubt a Veteran Who Rocks!
Mike will receive $500 for being this month's WPDH Vet Who Rocks. He will also be in the running for $10,000 which will be handed out to one monthly honoree on Veteran's Day this November. If you know of a veteran who truly rocks, you can nominate them here.
The WPDH Vet Who Rocks is made possible by our friends at O'Connor and Partners, Tompkins Community Bank, Xterior Solutions and MHA of Dutchess County.