Paul L. Mimms Honored by BVAJune 6, 2014
MCB News Wire
MCB member Paul L. Mimms is the recipient of the 2014 Melvin J. Mass Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the 69th National Convention of the Blinded Veterans Association in Sparks, Nevada.
MELVIN J. MAAS AWARD
The Major General Melvin J. Maas Achievement Award is presented annually to the veteran with service-connected blindness who has proven himself/herself outstanding in his/her field of employment and in his/her adjustment to daily living. The veteran nominated must have legal blindness rated as service-connected by the Department of Veterans Affairs or by the service in which the veteran served.
Major General Melvin J. Maas was a Marine General who was an early president of the Blinded Veterans Association.
From the beginning, presentation of the award has contributed to the enhancement of a positive image of blind people and to the elimination of the concept of helplessness.
Paul L. Mimms
Treasurer, Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) Board of Directors
Secretary, Missouri Regional Group, BVA
Service Officer, American Legion #626