Thomas J. Bundy has been a member of Lloyd Williams Post 41 for six years. Even though he has been a member for a relatively short time, he has been active in the Post’s programs and activities since day one.
- He has served as Vice-Commander for the past three years.
- Five years ago, Tom started the annual Veterans Food Drive to support the FISH and Blue Ridge Area Food Banks. This is a month-long drive that has collected over a thousand pounds of food each year.
- Two years ago, Tom used his business experiences to negotiate a new lease for the Legion Building with the Dollar General Corporation. This resulted in additional revenue for the Post’s activities and programs. He also solicited bids for our property and liability insurance that saved the Post over $1,000 a year in premiums.
- This past year, Tom organized a group of Legionnaires to visit our members who are residents of nursing homes or homebound. This insures that these veterans are visited by a member of the Post at least twice a month.
- Tom and his wife, Jo, also volunteer each year to Christmas shop for a Grafton School student sponsored by the Post.
- Tom is always one of the first to volunteer whenever the Post needs help with an activity.
Tom served in the United States Army during the Korean War Era. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant first class. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Penn State University. In civilian life, he was employed by US Steel and IBM at various locations. In 1986, he started a commercial real estate firm in the Washington, DC area which he still owns and operates. He and his wife, Jo, moved to Clarke County in 2002. They have six children and twelve grand children.
In addition to the Legion and work, Tom is also involved with community activities and organizations. He is a member of VFW Post 6790 and the Clarke County Honor Guard.
In recognition of his dedicated and conscientious service to Lloyd Williams Post 41 of The American Legion, Thomas J. Bundy has been selected as the 2011 Legionnaire of the Year. His fellow Legionnaires salute his service and dedication to his Post and the mission of The American Legion.