Over 40 years of selfless dedication to our
country . . . beginning with steadfast support of Vietnam War
prisoners and injured warriors; personal sacrifice during two
Presidential campaigns to force attention to problems facing
America; and, continued personal and financial support of wounded
and damaged Gulf War, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom veterans .
. . Ross Perot can be truly called a Great American Patriot.
Ross Perot never took the easy way out . . .
always caring enough to put his personal fortune and reputation on
the line time after time . . . all for his strong love and pride of
Starting with his
first business, EDS, in 1965 and his current namesake Perot Systems
Corporation, Perot has created thousands of jobs. His personal
investment group seeks to invest in innovative business ventures
with benefits to our quality of life. His many
charitable efforts produce lasting effects on individuals lives, such as .
. . early childhood intervention projects and support
for educational reform.
His willingness to tackle individual problems
without regard for popularity, prestige, or recognition of any kind
. . . and his steadfast devotion to what is good for this country
and its military warriors is a testament to his worth to the USA.
This great man uses his personal energy,
financial resources, good name and intellectual skill for the good
of all Americans . . . every day he lives.
Above information provided by the nominator who knows
And in the words of military
veteran, Stacey N. Binning...
"In 2005, I volunteered at Operation Homecoming USA in Branson,
Missouri. This was the first national welcome home event for Vietnam
veterans. A year or so earlier (do not know exactly when), a couple
of Vietnam vets came up with the idea, and approached Ross Perot for
help. He, being the good guy he is, got plenty of people and
companies involved, and was primarily responsible for this
wonderful, week-long, long overdue tribute to our Vietnam veterans.
I had the chance to go to the VIP section of
the awards ceremony held that night, at which three great patriots
were honored. I was able to shake Perot's hand and thank him for
what he had done, mentioning that I had come from Texarkana to help
I forgot that Perot was
originally from Texarkana. We talked about the town, and also his
company EDS (for which my dad worked for a long time) . . . We
talked as if we were longtime friends.
I just know Perot is one of the most
deserving Great American Patriots around!"