Stockton student veterans honor Davis with April Kauffman award

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April Kauffman April Kauffman The Richard Stockton College Student Veterans Organization has named Herb Davis as the recipient of its April Kauffman Veterans Advocacy Award.

Davis, a passionate Atlantic County veterans’  advocate and a member of the college’s Veterans Advisory Board, has been a role model and mentor for the student veterans enrolled at Richard Stockton College, according to SVO.

The award was announced at the Colonel Kenneth R. Stow Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, held May 2 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club on the Bay Course in Galloway.

Davis joins the award’s first-year recipients, Donna Clementoni and Lee Darby, who have pledged to perpetuate the memory of April Kauffman, a passionate advocate for veterans and the military who was murdered in her Linwood home on May 10, 2012.

When Kaufman wasn’t lobbying legislators, she was calling on community members and military leaders to insure that veterans received the benefits they were promised. The April Kauffman Veterans Advocacy Award is given to someone who embodied her warrior spirit.

A candlelight vigil in Kauffman’s honor will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10 on Woodstock Drive and the bike path in Linwood, behind Mainland Regional High School.

Everyone is asked to bring a donation in her  memory of a new toy or gift card to benefit one of her favorite charities, the Atlantic County Toys for Kids Program.

To learn more search for the Richard Stockton College Student Veterans Organization and Justice for April on Facebook.

Herb Davis, recipient of the April Kauffman Award. Herb Davis, recipient of the April Kauffman Award.  

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