A Marine Corps veteran with Beaufort ties has been named Disabled American Veterans' top recruiter for 2014.
Ronald L. Voegeli, a South Carolina native and life member of the Beaufort chapter of Disabled American Veterans, recruited 129 part- and full-life members over the past year.
"Ron Voegeli is able to connect with so many veterans in large part because of the free services he offers in helping connect them with the benefits they've earned as a result of their military service," said Tony Baskerville, national membership director for the nonprofit. "DAV is a growing organization because people like Ron are on the front lines in communities nationwide providing a clear benefit and message to their fellow veterans."
Voegeli is a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division from 1969-1971.
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Founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, Disabled American Veterans is a nonprofit with 1.2 million members.