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CHPA member Alexander J. Horony received the prestigious CHPA Robert N. Tredway Award for 2017 by unanimous vote of the award committee.  Alex is a long-time resident of Tennessee and a former member of the CHPA Board of Directors. Following his retirement from the US Army, Alex worked with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, as a Disabled Veteran Outreach Specialist and Local Veterans Employment Representative from October 1998 until March 2012. He also served as a Volunteer with ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) as the Military Outreach Director for the state of Tennessee. Following his retirement from the State of Tennessee he was called by Governor Bill Haslam, to consider an appointment to become a member of the newly formed “Governor’s Council on Service Members, Veterans, and their Families”.

In his acceptance of the Robert N. Tredway Award Alex wrote:

“It is with much regret that I am not able to attend the reunion in Texas this year, because of a family emergency.  Edna and I wish we could have shared in the Association’s gathering of friends and members. 

Mr. Tredway’s life during and after the military was dedicated to serving his country and her military citizenry along with family members.  This same dedication of continued service to our country was instilled in me by my father who is my hero and a true Veteran in my eyes.  He served 26 years in the military during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  He enlisted on horseback and retired flying helicopters, a true “cavalry soldier”.

The ethic “Soldiers First” that Col. Tredway and my father lived by is a noble way of life for anyone to follow, I am, therefore, truly honored to be the 2017 recipient of the “Robert N. Tredway Award” from CHPA.  It will hold a special place in the memories of service to my fellow military comrades and their families.

Thank you,
Alex Horony”