Actor Vince Vaughn to receive Army Meritorious Public Service Medal

Actor and producer Vince Vaughn will be awarded the United States Army Meritorious Public Service Medal in recognition of his contribution to telling Soldiers’ stories with “honesty and integrity” in the movie Hacksaw Ridge. Mr. Vaughn is also cited for his “significant and lasting contributions to the morale of United States service members.”

The presentation will take place at the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (GLAC AUSA) annual Army Ball on 8 June at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, California. Major General David Bassett will present the medal to Mr. Vaughn on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. MG Bassett currently serves as the Army Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications — Tactical (PEO C3T).

The Army Meritorious Public Service Medal is one of the highest awards that the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian. The Army is recognizing Mr. Vaughn for his significant dedication to supporting not just Soldiers but to all military and first responders through his many USO tours and support for Veterans.

The 2019 Army Birthday Ball celebrates the 244th anniversary of the Army. This year the Army Ball will also pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord — D-Day.

The GLAC AUSA Army Ball is one of Southern California’s largest public events to recognize and honor local Soldiers for their service. More than 400 Soldiers and their guests attend the ball each year.

The ball is open to the public.

This article was released by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (GLAC AUSA).