On October 26, 2016, Volunteers of America Massachusetts hosted the 2016 Veterans Leadership Dinner and honored Edwin Meléndez, Veteran In-Reach Peer Specialist at MHSA, with the Captain Thomas J. Hudner Award. The award honors a veteran or active military service member who has made significant contributions to serve their fellow veterans and their community. The award is named after Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, who received the Medal of Honor in 1950 for his actions trying to save the life of his wing man, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, during the Korean War. Thank you to Volunteers of America Massachusetts for honoring Edwin with this special recognition.
Edwin Meléndez and his wife, Jill Meléndez, at the 2016 Veterans Leadership Dinner.