The George ‘Buck’ Gillispie
This Annual Congressional Award for Meritorious Service is presented to Senators and Representatives who, in the opinion of the BAVF, have made significant contributions toward furthering the Foundation’s efforts on behalf of sensory disabled American veterans.
It is named in “Buck’s” honor, in recognition of the more than 40 years of tireless effort he devoted to the sensory disabled.
A pioneer in the field of blind rehabilitation, his accomplishments are too numerous to mention. One indication of the esteem in which he is held among blinded veterans is the bronze plaque which now stands at DVA’s Rehabilitation Center in West Haven, CT, where he once served as chief, officially renaming the Center in his honor.