Grimes County Commissioners, and local VFW Posts, granted a special honor to one local veteran for all his years of service.
Former leader of VFW Post 4006 Commander Carl Dry was honored at Wednesday’s meeting of Commissioner’s Court. Leader of Post 640 in Anderson Steve Storey presented the proclamation, naming the Commander the first recipient of the Grimes County Veteran Community Service Award, first noting the reasoning behind it all.
“The other day, I received a text from him, saying we have a disable veteran that is about to have her water cut off. His text simply read ‘we need to help.’ So, I started making phone calls, all to receive a text back that he was texting me from his hospital bed, at the VA Hospital in Temple. I contacted his wife, and she confirmed he was very sick,” said Storey.
“Yet, he never said a word about his condition, only that we needed to help this veteran. This was his only concern. Veterans do not seek praise, or recognition, for helping fellow veterans. And I am sure he will not be happy we are recognizing him, here, today. We all believe it is important, and appropriate, that he be recognized at Commissioner’s Court for all county veterans he has helped.”
Dry retired his post as Commander of VFW Post 4006 last year, but still maintains his role in the community.
And his name will be honored through the rest of time.
“Subsequent awards shall be named the ‘Carl D. Dry Veteran Community Service Award,'” said Storey.
Commissioners approved, and supported the resolution.
Storey says, in the future, a board will be former for the requirements, and the choosing, of the yearly winner of the award.