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Parker Picked As Veterans Group's President


August 31, 2017

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Joe Parker

Pisgah Forest resident Joe J. Parker has been selected by the 8,000-member Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) to serve as the organization's 41st national president.

The Transylvania County native and U.S. Navy veteran was elected by delegates representing more than 40 of the organization's regional groups nationwide. He will serve two consecutive one-year terms if re-elected next year.

The voting took place at the closing business session of BVA's 72nd National Convention in Jacksonville, Fla. He was sworn in at the gathering's final event, the annual Awards Banquet, later that evening....

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