VA Honors Roland Ransom with VA Volunteer of the Year Award
It seems like whenever we hear of the Department of Veterans Affairs, we hear bad news whether it be a latest scandal, long wait times or inefficient care. However, there are still thousands of dedicated employees and volunteers at the VA who make it their life’s work to care for our veterans and when a good news story comes along, it should not be ignored.
Roland Ransom: VA Volunteer of the Year
Over the past six years, Marine Corps veteran, Roland Ransom, has logged over 500 hours of volunteer service at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. This year, Ransom’s tireless service to his fellow veterans earned him the award of National VA Volunteer of the Year.
“I don’t do it for the awards or the honors or anything,” Ransom said. “One, I love to do it, and second, I get my family involved with it. And third, it always feels rewarding to be able to help somebody — in a personal way, not rewarded with a medal or trophy.”
In addition to his service work at the VA, Ransom was also heavily involved with veterans causes such as Honor Flight and the Fisher House.
Sadly, Ransom passed away on December 20, 2018 at the age of 71 shortly after receiving his award. But his legacy of service to his country and his fellow veterans will live on.