Saturday, October 6, 2012
A group dedicated to helping veterans who have been wounded in combat is receiving the 2012 Dole Leadership Prize from the University of Kansas.
The Wounded Warrior Project is receiving the honor and the $25,000 prize from the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence. Previous recipients include President George H.W. Bush, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and former U.S. Senators Howard Baker and George McGovern.
Dole, a former Republican U.S. senator from Kansas, was himself a wounded veteran, suffering his injuries while serving in the Army during World War II.
Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute, says the Wounded Warrior Project shares Dole's lifelong devotion to helping the nation's veterans.